The Line of Head

The Line of Head or the Line of Mentality is the most important sign that can be found in the hand. A Line of Head is like the needle in the compass, without a true knowledge of which it is impossible to grasp the "direction of the subject." More mistakes are caused by a lack of grasp of this point than by anything else.

Another important point of consideration in relation to the islands in the Line of Head, is to note their position on the line itself, or under what finger they make their appearance.

If the Line of Head itself should curve upward, especially at the end towards the fourth finger or Mount of Mercury (4-4, Plate V.), it denotes almost without exception that the longer the person lives the more his desire for money and his determination to possess it will become stronger every year.

There are seven distinct types of hands, bearing in their own way more or less relationship to the Seven Races of Humanity.

These seven types of hands are as follows:

i.    The Elementary or Lowest type Hand
ii.    The Square, also called the Useful or Practical Hand
iii.    The Spatulate or Active Hand
iv.    The Philosophic Hand
v.    The Conic or Artistic Hand
vi.    The Psychic or Idealistic Hand
vii.    The Mixed Hand

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