The Line Of Heart As Indicating The Affectionate And Emotional Nature
The Line of Heart is that Line which runs across the hand under the
fingers and generally rises under the base of the first, and runs off the
side of the hand under the base of the fourth or little finger).
The Line of Heart relates purely to the affectionate disposition, in
fact, to the mental side of the love nature of the subject. It should be
borne in mind that, by lying as it does on that part of the hand above
the Line of Head, it is consequently on the portion of the hand that
relates to mental characteristics and not to the physical.
The Line of Heart should be deep, clear, and well coloured. It may arise
from the extreme outside of the Mount of Jupiter (2, Plate XVI.), from
the centre of this Mount, from the space between the first and second
fingers, from the face of the Mount of Saturn, or from directly under this Mount.
From the outside of the Mount of Jupiter, it denotes the blind enthusiast
in affection, a man or woman who places his or her ideal of love so high
that neither fault nor failing is seen in the being worshipped. With
these people their pride in the object of their affection is beyond all
reason, and all such extremists as a rule suffer terribly through their
From the centre of the Mount of Jupiter, the Heart Line gives more
moderation, but also great ideality, and is one of the best of the
variations of this Line that we are about to consider.
People with such a Heart Line are firm and reliable in their affections,
they have an unusually high code of honour and morality. They are
ambitious that the person they live with be great, noble, and successful.
They seldom marry beneath their station in life, and they have fewer love
affairs than any other class.
If they once really love, they love for ever. They do not believe in
second marriages, and the divorce courts are seldom troubled with their
The Heart Line rising from between the first and second fingers, gives a
calmer but a very deep nature in all matters of the affections
These people seem to strike the happy medium between the ideality and
pride given by Jupiter, and the more selfish love nature given when the
line rises from Saturn.
They are not very demonstrative when in love, but they are capable of the
very greatest sacrifices for those they care for. They do not expect the
person on whom they bestow their affection to be a god or a goddess.
When the Line of Heart rises on the Mount of Saturn the subject will be
rather selfish in all questions of affection. These
people are not self-sacrificing, like the previous type. They are
inclined to be cynical, reserved, undemonstrative but very insistent in
trying to gain the person they want. They will let nothing stand in their
way, but once they have obtained their object they show little tenderness
They are very unforgiving if they discover any lapses on the part of
their partner, but as they are "a law unto themselves," they close their
eyes to their own shortcomings.
The Line of Heart that rises from under the base of the Mount of Saturn
, exhibits all the foregoing characteristics, but in a
much more intensified form. Such persons live for themselves, and care
little whether those around them are happy or not.
The shorter the Line of Heart is on the Hand, the less the higher
sentiments of the affection make themselves manifest.
When the Line of Heart is found in excess, namely, extremely long--it
denotes a terrible tendency toward jealousy, and this is
alarmingly increased if the Line of Head on the same hand is very sloping
towards the Mount of the Moon. In such a case the
imagination will run away with itself where jealousy is concerned.
When the Line of Heart is found curving downward at the base of the Mount
of Jupiter, it tells of a strange fatality in that
person, of meeting with great disappointment in love, and even with those
they trust in friendship. He seems to lack perception, in knowing whom to
love. His affections are nearly always misplaced or never returned.
These people have, however, as a rule, wonderfully kind, affectionate
dispositions. They have little pride about whom they love and they
generally marry beneath their station in life.
A Line of Heart made up like a chain, or by a crowd of little lines
running into it, denotes flirtations and inconstancy in the love nature,
and seldom has any lasting affection.
A Line of Heart from Saturn in holes or links like a chain, especially
when it is broad, denotes an absolute contempt for the subject's opposite
sex. It is one of the signs of mental degeneration as far as love is
When this Line is pale and broad, without any depth, it denotes a nature
_blase_ and indifferent with no depth of affection.
When very low down on the hand, almost touching the Line of Head, the
heart will always interfere with the affairs of the head.
When it lies very high on the hand and the space is narrowed only by the
Head Line being abnormally high and out of its place, it indicates the
reverse of the above, and that the affairs of the heart are ruled by the
head. Such persons are extremely calculating in all matters of love.
When only one deep, straight line is found across the hand from side to
side, the two lines both Head and Heart appear to blend together. This
denotes an intensely self-concentrated nature. If such a subject loves,
he unites with it all the forces of his mind, and if he put his mind on
any subject, he throws his whole heart and soul into whatever it may be.
These people are also terribly head-strong and self-willed in all they
do. They do not seem to know what fear means in any sense--they are
dangerous lovers and husbands to trifle with, for they will stop at
nothing if their blood is once roused.
They are also dangerous to themselves. They rush blindly into danger, and
they usually meet with terrible accidents and injuries, and very often
suffer a violent death.
When the Line of Heart commences with a fork, one branch on Jupiter and
the other between the first and second fingers, it is an excellent sign
of a well-balanced, happy, affectionate disposition, and a good promise
of great happiness in all matters of affection.
When the Line of Heart is very thin and with no branches, it denotes
coldness and want of heart.
When there is no Line of Heart whatever, it is a sign of a cold-blooded,
unemotional nature. Such people can, however, be brutally sensual and
especially so if the Mount of Venus is high.
A broken Heart Line is a certain sign that some terrible tragedy in the
affections will at some time or other overwhelm the subject.
It may not often be found nowadays, but I have seen it in some few cases,
and these persons never recovered the loss of the loved one or ever had
love in their lives again.
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