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The Line of Fate
The Line of Fate or, the Line of Destiny, is the centre line running from the direction of the wrist or towards the base of the second linger.  In the examination of this line, the type of hand on which his found must he considered.

It is not so strongly marked on the elementary, square or spatulate as it is on the philosophic, conic or psychic. For this reason, if it is found at all on the first-named hands, or if even slightly marked on them, it will have just as much importance as a strong Line of Fate on the later mentioned types.

Strange to say, the possessors of the philosophic, conic or psychic hands, which as a rule bear the Fate Line more distinctly marked than the others, are in themselves more fatalistic than those who have the elementary, square or spatulate. Being more spiritual, more thoughtful, more visionary, they are naturally believers in destiny.

Properly speaking, the Line of Fate is more closely related to one's worldly affairs, success or failure, people who influence one's career, the difficulties or barriers to be met with in one's aim* and so forth.

There are many points from which the Line of Fate may commence.

From the wrist, and going straight up to the base of the Mount of Saturn (A, Fig. 1), it promises strong individuality of the self-centered class. Provided the other indications are good, it denotes a successful destiny, and the accomplishment of one's purpose, whatever that may be. On account of the space between this line and that of Life it shows that the subject has not been tied down or fettered by unfortunate conditions, but has been free to choose his or her career.
When lying very close to the Life Line, or as it were tied down by it (B, Fig. 1), home surroundings and ties of relationship have stood in the way, and the subject has been much sacrificed in the early life to the wishes of others. This condition is very often seen on the hand of a daughter who has given up her own ambitions for the sake of remaining with or helping a parent.

Rising inside the Line of Life on Venus (C, Fig. 1), the cramping of the early years has been still more marked, and unless the Fate Line looks exceptionally strong in the later years as it ascends beyond the Line of Head, the subject will always be held back with relations or by ties of affection in one form or another.

It is a curious thing, but well worth noting, that if any of these Fate Lines tied down by the Line of Life or rising from Venus are found on a hand with a Heart Line sloping downwards from its commencement, the subject will be most unfortunate in all matters  concerned with the affection.

Men or women with such Fate Lines as a general rule get tangled up in their love affairs with other persons who are married, or at least not free to marry.

The Line of Fate may also rise from any part of the Mount of Luna (D, Fig. 1). In such a case the person has had no family ties in early years to hold him back. He has been free from home influences. As a rule such people have restless, wandering lines, and generally travel a great deal all through their careers. Their fate will be considerably influenced by the caprice or whims of others. On a hand with the rest of the lines favorable, this class of Fate Line can be very fortunate, especially in the case of public favorites.

At the other end of the Line of Fate the terminations are equally important.

The Line running straight Into the Mount of Saturn (E, Fig. 38) is not nearly so powerful or lucky in its meaning aa if the same line had bent over towards Jupiter (F. Fig. 38). In the latter case the man or woman would attain to some position of authority over others, or his or her destiny would be so successful that he would reach the highest possible positions ir. whatever his profession or career might be.

The Line of Fate turning towards or sending a branch from it to the Mount of Sun (G, Fig. 38), is a promise of unusual success, glory or fame, especially in public life in one form or another.

If at any point in the Line of Fate it throws a branch to towards the Mount of Jupiter, it denotes that at that period the person's fate, he or she will make some extra effort towards ambition (A, Fig. 2). If the offshoot should be towards the Mount of the Sun, increase of riches, distinct success, fame or publicity may be expected (B, Fig. 2).

If the Line of Fate should go right up into the finger of Saturn, it is not favourable, for this signifies that everything will go too far. If a man who had this mark were a leader of men, the day would come when they would get beyond his control and run against him.

If the Line of Fate stops abruptly at the Line of Heart it foretells that the destiny will be ruined by the affections. If stopped by the Line of Head, some mental action will injure the destiny, or it will be thwarted by the person's own stupidity.

When the Line of Fate appears with an island or islands it its commencement, it denotes trouble or misfortune early in the destiny (C, Fig. 2).
Short lines like bars that are seen crossing the Fate (D, Fig. 2) are usually the opposition of some person to one's destiny at that particular period.
These opposition lines from the Mount of Mars under the Line of Life or the Mount of Venus usually signify men, when found on a man's hand, or women, when found on a women's hand, who will Endeavour to do some injury to the subject at the particular date on which these lines appear to cross the Line of Fate.

If the Line of Fate does not rise until about the middle of the palm, from what is termed the Plain of Mars, it denotes a hard difficult life in the early part of the existence. If from there on the line looks clear and straight, the difficulties will be overcome by the person's own strength of individuality and determination.
When the line of Fate rises from the Line of Head, and from that is well marked, success will come from about middle life from the individual's own application or mental effort.

When rising from the Line of Heart, success will come very late in life, and generally in some way by or through the affections.

If the Line of Fate rises with one branch on Venus, the other on the Mount of Luna, the subject's destiny will be swayed between Romance and Imagination on the one side and Passion and Sensuality on the other (A, Fig. 3).

When there is a complete break in the Line of Fate, it is a sure sign of loss and misfortune, but if one line begins before the other leaves on, it promises a complete change of career at that date. If from then the second line appears strong and clear, the change will be for the person's advantage, and will probably be in accordance with his or her own desires (B, Fig. 3).
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Fig. 1
A distinct cross at the end of the fate line on Saturn is one of the most unfortunate signs to be found. Such personís career will be dogged by ill-luck of every kind and will end badly.

If with such a mark the Line of Head should show murderous tendencies as explained in the chapter dealing with Headlines, then the cross on Saturn would foreshadow death by violence, such as by the hand of the executioner.

A double Fate Line is often an excellent sign, especially if one branch goes to Jupiter and the other to the Mount of the Son (A, Fig. 4). As a rule it shows that the person will run two different careers side by side, but on a woman's hand it usually denotes what is called a 'double life', especially if one of these
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Fate lines comes from the Mount of Venus. On a man's hand this sign is very rarely found, but if found it gives the same meaning.

Long or short fine lines rising by the side of the Fate Line, joining it or running by the side of it, show the influence of some person or persons of the opposite sex on one's destiny (B, Fig. 4). If the Fate Line appears to improve after the influence line comes into it, the person represented by the influence line will be favorable. If on the contrary the Fate Line has an island in it, or looks slighter when the influence line joins it, the person will bring one harm or loss (C, Fig. 4).
If the influence line has itself an 'island' in it, the person drawn into one's fate will have had misfortune or disgrace in his or her own career.

When the Line of Fate divides into branches or a series of lines about the centre of the hand, it indicates that the career will branch out into many different phases. Some of these parallel activities will be more successful than others, as will be seen if each branch is studied as a separate line.

Persons whose hands show no Line of Fate whatever can still be successful provided the Head Line is well marked. Their careers will, however, be more or less monotonous and uneventful.

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