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Changes In The Line Of Head

Another extremely interesting point in studying the Line of Head is to

take notice of certain changes in its position, or lines either dropping

or rising from it, which will also be found to give very remarkable

information. For example: if a sloping Line of Head at any point in its

track seems to curve or slightly bend upwards, it

indicates that about that period of the person's life some unusual strain

will be forced upon him. If this curved line is clearly marked and not

interfered with by things that look like blotches in it, the person,

although of a completely opposite turn of mind to the practical, will yet

rise superior to the occasion, and for the time being will develop a

practical or business-like way of looking at things which may even be the

very reverse of the nature.

If, however, instead of the curve or bend a fine line is seen leaving the

Head Line in an upward direction, that period will leave

a definite mark on the subject's entire character for the remainder of

his life. In some cases these fine lines will, after a few years, appear

to develop more strongly, and may even become a kind of second Head Line.

This would denote that the person continues to cultivate the practical

side of his nature that was at that period called into existence.

If one were examining a straight Line of Head and noticed a curve

downward or a fine line growing downwards from it, the

natural interpretation of such a mark would be that at that date in the

person's career he had become less practical, or for the time being

developed the more imaginative qualities of the mentality. In this latter

case, curiously enough, it often denotes that the person had at that

period of his life become more wealthy or prosperous, and so he was able

to develop the artistic side of his nature. It is logical to assume that

he could only have done this if the strain in the practical battle had

been lessened about that time, but this must only be presumed if, at

about the same date, the Sun Line) were seen clearly marked or

suddenly appearing on the hand, then the student can be positive in

assuming that at that date greater ease and comfort came into the

subject's life and he consequently turned to the more imaginative side of



If the Line of Head itself should curve upward, especially at the end

towards the fourth finger or Mount of Mercury, 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.

If the Line of Head apparently partly leaves its natural place, which

will be seen by an examination of the left hand, and completely rises as

it were to the Line of Heart, the person will develop an

enormous fixity of purpose for some one desire. He will apparently and

deliberately control the affectionate side of his nature by his will

power, and will stick at nothing to obtain the realisation of whatever

his desire may be. If this mark is found on a square thick-set material

looking hand, it is a foregone conclusion that the subject has set his

determination on some material object, such as wealth, and he will stop

at nothing, even crime, in carrying out his aim. If this mark is found on

a long hand the object of the ambition is certain to be connected with

intellectual power over people and absolute determination to accomplish

whatever the purpose of the career may be.

This mark must not be confounded with one clear line running across the

hand from side to side, because in this case the Line of Head

has not risen out of its position, but simply denotes tremendous

intensity of character, for good or evil as the case may be; such a

person would exhibit great power of concentration, and if he concentrated

his mentality on any purpose he would unite with it his heart nature.

But if he had set his heart or affections on any person, he would unite

with that desire the whole force of his mental nature. In this case it is

as if these two sides of the mentality, the sentimental and the mental,

were linked or in some way united together. Such persons I have always

found possess greater intensity of purpose than any other, but I have

never found it a very happy mark to possess.


In the first place, this peculiar type of person appears to be so rare in

life that he seems to have no companions and for that reason has always

the feeling of being intensely lonely and isolated from others. He is

usually also in every way super-sensitive and easily wounded in his

feelings. I have seldom found these people successful, unless when acting

alone, but if linked with others by partnership in business, etc., they

seem to feel their personality cramped, and the partnership as a rule

seldom results happily. In considering this, the student must carefully

observe whether this one line across the hand lies across the centre

where the Head Line would naturally be, or whether it lies higher up

towards the base of the fingers where the Heart Line is generally found.

If the former case, one may be sure that it is a question of head and

mentality and very little heart; but if the latter, it is a question of

more intensity of feeling emotion and affection than of mental intensity.

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