This is the continuance of the post In Manibus Fortuna. The post had been updated with the first 20 descriptions from the book Indian Palmestry by J.B. Dale. Part of the Introduction and the next 20 descriptions, are below.
From the writings of Dr. J. Rothman and Geo. Wharton, Esq., I propose now to give, together with some of the choicest of those of the East, the principal matter, and to explain in the ordinary language used by palmisters such points as may require elucidation. Mr. Wharton, a careful student in these subjects, clearly proves that palmistry can only act in accordance with astrology, and that the art of cheiromancy cannot be relied upon beyond the period of from one to two years at most.
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[See for the first 20, here.]
No. 21. Sun place.
Location. A small circle on the line of Life opposite to the mount of the Moon.
Interpretation. The loss of eyesight; two circles, the loss of both [eyes].
No. 22. Envy line.
Location. A line running from the root of the thumb, near the Dragon lines, to the line of Saturn.
Interpretation. Denotes envy.
No. 23. Perilous line.
Location. A small line running from the Life line and passing through the point formed by the cutting of line of Saturn and Liver line.
Interpretation. This indicates perils of all kinds, and disease, and sometimes sudden death or misfortune.
No. 24. Line of Friendship.
Location. A small line starting from the line of Life, about midway, and passing through the Saturn and Liver lines, forming a small triangle, and extending to the mount of the Sun.
Interpretation. This shows honours and favours from great ladies of rank and fortune.
No. 25. Cross of Indigence.
Location. A star on the Liver line or natural mean, near or on mount of the Moon.
Interpretation. Poverty in old age.
No. 26. Path of Mars.
Location. A small line running midway from line of Life to plane of Mars with a small star on or near the end.
Interpretation. Hurts and wounds.
No. 27. Dragon’s Head.
Location. A star on Dragon line or Bracelets.
Interpretation. Tranquillity in life, in old age.
No. 28. Dragon’s Tail.
Location. A line running from second Bracelet into the mount of Venus.
Interpretation. Adversities from kindred or wife.
No. 29. Line of Mars.
Location. A line running parallel with the line of Life on mount of Venus.
Interpretation. This augments and strengthens the things signified by the line of Life; it particularly promises good success in war and a robust constitution.
No. 30. Mars Cross.
Location. Cross or star on the mount of Mars.
Interpretation. Fortunate journeys.
No. 31. Oracle of Jove.
Location. The sign Jupiter under the mount or on the mount of Apollo.
Interpretation. Denotes honours and ecclesiastical dignities.
No. 32. Line of Calamity.
Location. A small line running from line of Life up through second joint of thumb.
Interpretation. This signifies a violent death and danger from married women.
No. 33. Cross bars.
Location. Small lines on the second joint of thumb.
Interpretation. This is an indication of contention and brawling; small hair lines running horizontally to thumb shows riches in second part of life.
No. 34. Girdle of Pollux.
Location. A ring round the thumb.
Interpretation. This is an indication of hanging.
No. 35. First phalanx of forefinger.
Location. Small lines running parallel with joint.
Interpretation. Indication of inheritance. This phalanx hollow or curved upwards indicates avarice; if turned backwards, extravagance.
No. 36. Second phalanx of forefinger.
Location. Small lines in the centre running vertical to joints.
Interpretation. Indicates many children.
No. 37. Third phalanx of forefinger.
Location. Small lines running vertical to joints.
Interpretation. Denotes a jovial disposition. This finger thick at the root denotes a greed) or appetite.
No. 38. Small star or cross.
Location. On third phalanx of forefinger.
Interpretation. Shows an unchaste and lascivious life.
No 39. Small star
Location. On second phalanx of middle finger.
Interpretation. Denotes melancholy; a star near middle of third phalanx denotes unhappiness.
No. 40. A line with star at bottom.
Location. A small line running throughout middle finger, with a star on third phalanx.
Interpretation. Denotes folly and madness.