When this line curves downwards towards the palm, it foretells the death of the marriage partner. (Plate 2.)
When divided like a fork on the inside of the hand, it indicates separation, but not divorce. (Plate 3.) When the fork-like appearance is shown on the outside, difficulties, delay and separation will occur before marriage.
The Line of Marriage ending in a fork with a line from it joining the Line of Heart and the latter curving downwards, indicates a very unhappy marriage—but due to the exacting nature of the person on whose hand it appears. In this case there may never be separation or divorce, but it threatens of a violent end to the marriage – death by violence is usually the verdict of the jury. (Plate 6.)
The Line of Marriage with a line from it running into the Line of Head indicates that unhappiness and disputes will be caused by the opposition of the mental views of the partners as in the case of the different religions marrying together. (Plate 7.)
If a fine line is seen from time Line of Marriage going upwards into the Line of Success under the third finger, marriage will bring success, wealth and increase of position. (Plate 10.)
When the Line of Marriage terminates in a fork with a line from it forming an “island” on the Line of Success, the marriage will end in scandal, loss of position and disgrace. (Plate 11.)
The Line of Marriage starting with an “island” denotes seduction and trouble caused by it before marriage. If the line continues straight and clear, all will end well. (Plate 12.)
When the Line of Marriage is very short and curves upwards at the end, marriage is not likely to take place at any time. (Plate 13.)
The age when marriage will occur is indicated by the position of this line ; the nearer to the Line of Heart, the earlier will be the marriage. (Plate 14.)
The date is further confirmed and more details often given by “Influence Lines” to the Line of Fate. (Plate 15.)
Marriage or union is also shown by “Influence Lines” joining the Line of Fate. By the changes in the appearance of the latter after the junction of the line the result or effect of the union or marriage may be deduced.
If the Line of Fate appears stronger from the date where the “Influence Line” joins it, the union or marriage will have brought success.
If fainter or broken up in “islands” or pieces, then the union or marriage has brought failure and ill-luck. (Plate 16.)
How many Children?
Children are indicated by fine but decided small lines that rise out of the Line of Marriage ; strong lines denote boys, fine lines, girls. (Plate 17.)
A magnifying glass is useful in looking for these indications, after some practice very great accuracy can be obtained.
It is a strange thing that amongst the many books written on the Study of the Hand, these lines should be to a great extent ignored or barely mentioned.
I consider them not only of the greatest possible interest in determining the future, but also of the greatest importance as a decisive argument in favour of Cheiromancy as regards dates, deaths, troubles and all events relating to marriage.
What is known as the Line of Marriage is the horizontal line or lines, as the case may be, on the Mount under the fourth finger. It may rise on the side of the hand, or be only marked across the face of the Mount.
The long lines only relate to marriage, the short ones deep affection, or of marriage contemplated. On the Line of Fate we can in many cases find the marriage corroborated, and information given as to the change of life, position, etc., brought about by the marriage and consequently the date when such an event takes place. It will be noticed from the preceding Plates that from the position of the line on the Mount under the fourth finger, a very fair idea of age at the time of marriage may be ascertained. To gain a close idea of the date, the best plan s to watch the Line of Fate, either for a change in one’s position, or for a fine line running parallel with it.
Indications of Marriage in Palmistry
An important union or marriage is given by a line rising from the Mount of Luna, and joining the Line of Fate, especially if the Fate Line looks stronger from this point or if a Line of Sun also begins for the first lime. When the Line of Marriage on the Mount of Mercury is distinct but with fine hair lines dropping from it, it denotes trouble brought on by illness on the opposite side. When the end of the line droops or curves down- ward towards the Line of Heart, it tells that the person with whom the subject is connected will die first.
When the line curves upwards, the possessor is not likely to marry at any time. ‘When the line has an island in the centre, or at any portion, it foretells some heavy trouble in the married life—a separation of some kind, but not by law. When the line divides into a drooping fork towards the Line of Heart, it tells of divorce or judicial separation. This is all the more certain if a fine line crosses the hand from the fork in the Line of Marriage. When the line breaks in two and curves down- wards, it foretells the sudden death of the person connected with the subject.
When the Line of Marriage sends an offshoot on the Mount of the Sun, or to the Sun Line, it promises that its possessor will marry someone of distinction or public position. When, on the contrary, the line cuts downwards or breaks the Line of Sun, the person on whose hand it appears will lose position through marriage. When there is a short line running parallel and almost touching the Marriage Line, it tells of some deep affection, after marriage, on the side of the person on whose hand it appears.