Palmistry from India

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PALMSTIC DICTIONARY ---- Uncloned World.

Basic Summaries From Comte C. De Saint Germain ---- This is from the end of the authorative book The Study of Palmistry, which I picked up in Mumbai at one of the city's many book shops and markets, in 2005:

As the author wrote in the preface of his book: "Remember that Palmistry is a language and that it has to be learned, like any other language, by gradually assimilating, first the elements -- the letters -- and then the syllables, the words, the sentences, the paragraphs, the pages, the volumes. FAST WORK, in this case, IS NO WORK AT ALL, indeed, it has destroyed the ambitions of more would-be palmists than any other mistake made by them..."

So work your way through this work slowly and not too fast, to learnt the full basics, of the ancient science of Indian Palmistry:

Absence of One of the Five Main Lines ---- Always means a fatality, especially if repeated in both hands. In the general meaning of the missing Line one must look for the interpretation of the coming illness or unfortunate event.

Accident Destroying Agility ---- A lentil-like black spot low down on the percussion of the Mount of Mercury.

Accidents from Quadrupeds or Vehicles ---- A Line of Influence from the Mount of Venus or Line of Life to the Mount of Saturn.

Accidents, Liability To ---- A cross on the Mount of Saturn; crosses (or worse) stars in the Plain of Mars.

Accident, Very Serious ---- A cross on the Line of Head under the Mount of Saturn or the Sun.

Activity at Its Best ---- Hand proper shorter than fingers; with square tips. Elastic hand. Fine mounts of Mercury and Mars. Strong first Phalanx of the Thumb. Long Line of the Head.

Activity, Exaggerate, Without Much Results ---- Hand proper longer than fingers, with spatulate tips. Much rayed hand. Exaggerated Mounts of Mars. Line of Head crossing the Hand like a bar. Exaggerated first Phalanx of the Thumb.

Actors, Painstaking ---- Hand proper shorter than fingers, with moderately conical tips. Fine Mount of the Sun. Good Fourth Finger and Mount of Mercury. A long Line of Head clearly forked at termination.

Ambition, Lack Of ---- Soft hands. Short fingers. Abnormally short First Phalanx of the Thumb, and first finger below normal. Insignificant Mounts, in general, except those which indicate the subject's Type. Poor, feeble lines, especially Lines of Head, Fate and the Sun. Total lack of Mounts of Mars, and a low Plain of Mars, especially the Triangle.

Ambition, Successful ---- Well proportioned Hand and Thumb. Line of Life starting into the Mount of Jupiter or throwing branches into it. Same start of the Line of Head. A fine line running from tip to base along the first finger. Well shaped and long Lines of Fate and the Sun; Good Line of Liver. Mounts of the Sun, Mercury and Mars excellent. Sometimes the Line of Fate ends up on the Mount of Jupiter.

Amorous Nature, Very ---- Hand thick and medium hard. Pronounced Mount of Venus much rayed. Girdle of Venus quite distinct. Often high Mount of the Moon, with drooping Line of Head. Line of Heart beginning branchless under the Mount of Saturn.

Ambition, Boundless ---- Exaggerated Mount of Jupiter. First finger abnormally long in proportion to other fingers. An upward line or branch from either the Line of Life or the Line of Head. A Line of Head seperate from the Line of Life and crossing the whole hand like a bar. Often absent is the Line of Heart. Exaggerated Mount of the Sun. A Line from the Upper Mount of Mars to the Mount of the Sun.

Anaemia ---- A slate of the blood in which there is a poverty of reel corpsucles; hence, general debility of the system; a very pale palm; short and pale nails. The lower part of the Mount of the Moon exaggerated or much lined.

Analytical View of Things/Aptitude for Details ---- Large hands. Long, knotty fingers. Strong Thumb Knot and Second Phalanx of the Thumb. Second Phalanges of all fingers rather above normal size.

Aneurism (Dilation of an Artery) ---- Exaggerated or much lined Mount of the Sun. Line of Heart broken under the Mount of Sun.

Anger, Short-lived ---- Well shaped nails, pink on the outer edge. Mounts of Mars above normal size, but fine Mount of Venus and healthy Line of Heart.

Animals, Love Of ---- Strong Mounts of Venus and the Sun. A fine and long Line of Heart. First Phalanges of Fingers a trifle below normal.

Apoplexy, Danger Of ---- Very red skin. Plain of Mars hollow towards Head. Exaggerated or much lined Mount of Jupiter. A sprig on Mount of Jupiter. A grille and a star on the Mount of the Moon. Line of Liver very uneven and red when it crosses the Line of Heart. Long red scar on the Line of Heart. Two perpendicular lines from the Line of Heart to the Mount of the Moon.

Architecture, Aptitude For ---- Square tipped fingers, inclined to Spatulate. Long square nails. Long second Phalanx of the Thumb. Mounts of Venus and the Sun (for art), of Mercury (for calculation). Good Line of Head.

Arm, Wound on Either ---- Capillary cross lines on the Mount of the Sun.

Art and Money-Making United ---- Square-tipped fingers. Line of the Sun ending on the Mount of Mercury. A straight Line of Head and a Mount of Mercury at least equal to the Mount of the Sun.

Art and Science Blended ---- Fingers inclining to the square type; second knot. The Mount of the Sun thrown towards the Mount of Mercury. A triangle on the Mount of the Sun. Sometimes a Line of the Sun ending between the third and fourth fingers or even on the Mount of Mercury. Often a Line of the Sun triple forked at the termination, throwing a prong towards the Mount of Mercury and one towards the Mount of Saturn.

Art, Extraordinary Success In ---- With the usual characteristics of an exceptionally well endowed artistic nature. (See above.) Line of Fate terminating on the Mount of the Sun and a line (or branch) straight from the Line of the Head to the same Mount. The Line of the Sun starting from the Line of Life.

Art, Failure In ---- Poor Mounts of the Sun and Venus. A Line of the Sun either broken or triplicated, or formed of confused segments. Lack of consistency shown in poor Line of Head and insufficient first Phalanx of Thumb. Mounts of Jupiter and the Sun often exaggerated, indicating envious disposition without real talent.

Art (Painting, Sculpture), Aptitude For ---- Conically tipped fingers (especially the third one) for painting; square-tipped for sculpture. In both cases strong Mounts of Venus and the Sun. If the artist is imaginative and not an imitator, strong Mount of the Moon, with half soft hands and a drooping Line of Head.

Assassination, Danger Of ---- In a good hand: a cross or a star on the upper Mount of Mars, also a large cross in the center of the Triangle, also a star on the third Phalanx of the Second Finger. A line from the Quadrangle under the Mount of Saturn, cutting deep into a Girdle of Venus.

Asthma ---- Poorly traced Line of Liver, with narrow Quadrangle due to Line of Heart curving down to Line of Head. With the same indications, a black spot inside the Quadrangle.

Astronomy, Aptitude For ---- Long and knotted fingers, square and even spatulate tips, with hard bony palms. (Eds. note: My old school friend and now prominent Australian astronomer Heath Jones had exactly these palmistic attributes, as far as I recall.) Mounts of Saturn and Mercury prominent. Line of Head clear and long. Second Phalanxes of Fingers and Thumb above normal.

Audacity ---- Spatulate, smooth fingers. Long first Phalanx of the Thumb; Lines of Life and Head separated at the start. Upper Mount of Mars and Mount of Jupiter prominent. Bulging and wide Plain of Mars. Straight and fine Lines of Head and Heart; no Line of Liver or a very good one.

Avarice ---- Fingers bent forward, square-tipped (especially the third one) and knotted. Thin, hard hand. Narrow Quadrangle. Line of Head crossing the whole hand like a bar. Often no Line of Heart. Thumb inclining towards the hand. Mount of the Sun prominent, but more generally, all mounts, so to speak, "dried up". When the Line of the Heart is present it often terminates on the Mount of Mercury.

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