The Line Of The Sun
The Line of the Sun, which is otherwise called the Line of Success or the
Line of Brilliancy, is one of the most important marks
on the hand to consider.
It has in its symbolism almost the same significance as the Sun itself
has to the Earth.
Without this line the life has no happiness, no sunshine, as it were, and
even the greatest talents lie in darkness and do not produce their fruit.
Amateurs, in looking at hands, often make the greatest mistakes in seeing
what appears to be "a good Line of Fate," and in consequence rush off and
predict great success and fortune, whereas, as I explained in the
preceding chapter, a Fate Line unaccompanied by the Line of Sun may
simply mean a fatalistic life full of sorrow and darkness.
The quality that the Line of Sun denotes is, what is generally called
"luck"; with a well-marked Sun Line even a poor Line of Head promises
more success, and it is the same with the Line of Fate.
People with the Sun Line appear to have more magnetism, more influence
over others. They more easily secure recognition, reward, riches, and
They also have a happier and brighter disposition, and this has
naturally a great deal to do with what is called success.
From whatever date in the hand the Line of Sun appears, things become
brighter, more prosperous and important. The Line of the Sun may rise
from the following positions:
From the Line of Life, the Line of Fate, the Plain of Mars, the Mount of
the Moon, the Line of Head, and from the Line of Heart, or it may only
appear as a small line on its own Mount.
Rising from the Line of Life, it promises success from
whatever the life is that is led, but not from "luck."
From the Line of Fate, it is a sure sign of recognition
for the career adopted, but brought about by the personal effort of the
From the Plain of Mars, and not connected with the other lines, it
foretells success after difficulties.
From the Mount of the Moon, success is more a matter due
to the caprice of others. It is more changeable and uncertain and is by
no means such a sure sign of riches or solid position. It is more the
sign of success as a public favourite, and is often found in the hands of
those who depend on the public for their livelihood, such as actors and
actresses, singers, and certain classes of artists, speakers, clergymen,
etc. For all such professions it is, however, fortunate, and an extremely
lucky sign to have, as it promises in all cases luck, brilliancy, and
recognition in the world.
Rising from the Line of Head, the Sun Line gives success from the mental
efforts and qualities, but not until after the middle of life is past. It
is found on the hands of brain workers, students of some particular
branch of study, writers, scientists, etc.
From the Line of Heart, success will come late in life in some way
depending on, or through, the affections. In such cases it generally
promises a very happy marriage late in life, but it is always a certain
sign of eventual ease, happiness, and worldly comfort.
Marked only on its own Mount, the Line of Sun promises happiness and
success, but so late in life as to make it hardly worth having.
When the third finger--called the finger of the Sun--is much longer than
the first with the Line of Sun well marked, the gambling instincts will
be much in evidence. Nearly all successful gamblers for money have these
When, however, the third finger is equal to the second, the love of
amassing wealth will be the dominant passion of the life.
When the third finger is extremely long and twisted or crooked, the
person will endeavour to obtain money at any cost. This malformation is
much seen in the hands of thieves or criminals who are likely to commit
any crime for the sake of money. Note--if the Line of Head is very high
on the palm, and more especially if it rises upwards at the end,
these evil qualities will be still more accentuated.
When a hand is found to be artistic in its shape, with pointed fingers or
long and narrow, the Line of Sun on such a formation promises rather
success and brilliancy in Art, on the Stage, or in Public Singing, than
in anything else.
The real musician's hand, such as the composer's or player's, is however
rarely a long, thin-shaped hand, because such persons must have a more
scientific nature. This quality is not found with those who possess the
long, slender, very artistic-shaped hand, who depend more on their
emotional temperament than on scientific study for their foundation.
On extremely long, thin hands, those that belong to what is called the
Psychic Type, the Line of Sun has very little meaning except that of
temperament, such persons being too idealistic to care for either wealth,
position, or worldly success. They have as a rule, simply bright, happy,
sunny dispositions if this line is marked on their hands, and they go
through life as in a dream, and their dreams are to them the only things
A curious characteristic, however, and one that has not been noticed by
other writers on this subject, is, that on all hands where the Sun Line
is seen, the nature of such people is much more sensitive to environment
than that of those persons who do not possess this Line. For this reason
the Line has been considered a sign of the artistic nature. But what is
known as the "artistic nature" may show itself only in the love of
beautiful things, harmony of surroundings, and such like; whereas the
people who do not possess any mark of the Sun Line, seldom even notice
their surroundings and would live equally happy in the most squalid
homes. They would not trouble whether their curtains were black, green,
yellow, or some fearful conglomeration of all three.
When many lines are found on the Mount of the Sun, they show also the
artistic nature, but one where the multiplicity of aims and ideas will
prevent any real success.
Two or three Sun Lines, when running parallel and evenly together, are
good and indicate success in two or three different lines of work; but
one good, straight, clear line is the best sign to have.
An "island" on any part of the Line of the Sun destroys the position and
success promised, but only during the period where the island appears.
In nearly all cases it denotes public scandal, and when very
clearly marked a _cause celebre_ or something of that sort.
All opposition lines, viz., those that cross over from the thumb side of
the hand, and especially those from the Mount of Mars or from its
direction, are bad. If these opposition lines pass
through, cut, or interfere with the Line of Sun in any way, they denote
the jealousy or interference of people against one.
Curiously enough, these opposition lines from the Mount of Mars relate to
the interference of members of the same sex as the subject; while, if
they come from the Mount of Venus, they relate to the opposite sex of the
individual on whose hand they appear.
A "star" found on the Line of Sun is one of the luckiest and most
fortunate signs to have.
A "square" is a sign of preservation against the attacks of enemies or
efforts to assail one's position.
A "cross" is an unfortunate sign, and denotes difficulties and annoyance,
but only relating to one's name or position.
On a "hollow hand," the Line of Sun loses all power, and its good
promises are never fulfilled.
The complete absence of the Line of Sun on an otherwise well-marked hand,
indicates that no matter how clever or talented these people may be, the
recognition of the world will be difficult or even impossible to gain. In
other words, their life will remain in darkness; people will not see
their work and the "Sun of Success" will never dawn on their pathway of
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