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What is the meaning of lines from the second phalange of thumb to the Life line?

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These lines are said to be Marriage lines by some writers, and the time of marriage is shown by the date the Life line is reached; but from experience and observation they appear more properly to point to a direct influence by persuasion over the life by some relative, and if crooked the influence is an evil one.

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What do several lines running round the thumb at the second joint indicate?

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These lines show that money will come to the subject through the influence of other persons.

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What is the meaning of a star on the thumb?

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On the second phalange in a female hand it promises great riches; when on the mount of Venus a different meaning is assigned to it. On the first phalange in a female hand it shows good fortune, but on a man's hand it is said to indicate the reverse.

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What is the meaning of a cross on the side of the thumb near the nail?

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This shows unchastity, but when there are two crosses close together it indicates a love of ease and luxury.

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What are cross lines on the thumb a sign of?

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These indicate riches or inheritances, when seen at the side of the first phalange near the nail.

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What is the meaning of lines going up the thumb?

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When there are several lines going the entire length of the thumb it shows constancy and devotion both in love and friend­ship; if the lines come from the mount of Venus into the second phalange it shows a person much loved.

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Does a good thumb affect the influence of bad signs in a hand?

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It frequently modifies the evil effects of other signs because of the great influence which the will has upon our actions and our surroundings.

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Does the third phalange of the thumb and the mount of Venus mean the same?

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Some writers hold them identical, but others assert the contrary, which seems the most reasonable course; for characteristics are seen in persons possessing a long third phalange of the thumb which are contrary to those possessed by a person with the mount of Venus largely developed.

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In what shaped hands does a large Venus have a bad signification?

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When the hand is soft, the fingers rounded or pointed, when Mars is cross-barred and the Via Lascivia is present.

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What is the meaning of a grille on the mount of Venus?

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It is an indication of a sensual nature and also a sign of depravity unless the will is strong and the line of Fortune clearly developed, when it is a means of inspiring the subject to deeds of manliness and heroism.

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