This section is from the book "The Practice Of Palmistry For Professional Purposes", by C. de Saint-Germain. Also available from Amazon: The Practice of Palmistry for Professional Purposes.
Two or three vertical lines - Ingratitude. More frequently (and logically), Inconstancy.
I have never verified these readings to my full satisfaction.
For this and the next observations see also the Chapter on Lints of Influence on, or from the Mount of Venuss. etc.
Strong deep, horizontal lines from the root of the second phalanx of the thumb to the Line of Life - Qvet-powering influence of the opposite sex upon a portion of the subject's life. If any of these lines are islanded - The love affair in question will have been of a guilty nature.
A quantity of lines much crossed - A passionate disposition. If the Mount is flat and hard - The sign of the heartless debauchee already worn out.
This is really what is called a grille on the Mount of Venus, a small grille being rarely met with there.
A spot - Some serious disease connected with a love affair. A black spat - A venereal disease.
Capillary cross lines - Wounds on the body.
A St. Andrew's cross, quite large -
An only love. With a similar small cross on the Mount of Jupiter - A happy love affair, with the "one" woman or the "one"man on earth.
A star - Death of a relative or close friend.
A star very near the scrond phalanx of the thumb - A marriage or liaison that will be the subject's whole life.
I have never verified this very ancient reading.
Girl Mother Abandoned with Her Child - Two lines clearly traced on the Mount of Venus, close to the second phalanx of the thumb and cat by two distinct crosses.
"Seen in the hands of several poor girls who had been seduced and then abandoned with their of spring.
Three stars close to the line and together - The subject. wilt-be much loved by a person of the other sex, but it wilt all end in disaster Traditional)..
I never saw this sign and I should hesitate very much before giving it this meaning. It i; more likely to mean three deaths in the subject's family.
A star at the base - Misfortune due to a person of the opposite sex.
A star at the base with a sloping Line of Head - Diseased imagination.
A circle (very rare) - Chronic ill health.
A square at the lower part of the Mount quite close to the Line of Life but not touching it - Imprisonment or cloistered life.
I must state here, emphatically, that I never saw this sign in the hands of people about to be imprisoned or about entering convent life. But. on the contrary, I have noticed it very frequent!y in the hands of people who had led a recluse's life, either by inclination or by order of court. For me it (this square) is determined by the fact of the subject being confined within very narrow quarters for a long time.
A triangle - Calculation (in a bad hand - venality) in love affairs; often found in the hands of husband or wife or both in what is known as French marriages.
A grille in a bad hand - Lascivious-ness and unhealthy curiosity. The larger the grille the worse the lascivious tendency.
As stated above the Grille on the Mount of Venus generally covers the whole Mount.
The Mount grilled all over, with a well marked Line of Intuition - Disposition to dream prophetic dreams or to conceive correct presentments.
This reading is historical, not personal to the author. A much rayed Mount of the Moon would certainly have this meaning.
An island crosswise - An advantageous opportunity of marriage has been missed.
Never verified by me.
The Sign of Jupiter - Love for people who flatter one's vanity.
The Sign of Saturn - A melancholy, morbid - often unnatural kind of love.
The Sign of the Sun - Idealistic, platonic love.
The Sign of Mercury - Mercenary love.
The Sign of Mars - Brutal disposition in all love affairs; the animal instincts overpowering the higher Feelings.
The Sign of the Moon - An erotic imagination. A thoroughly bad sign.
The Sign of Venus - Increased qualities otherwise shown by the Mount.
Once more I call your attention to the principle laid down at the end of my readings of the Mount of Jupiter.