1The World of Hand Analysis 1
Complete system of analysis; The basics.
2What Does Palmistry Do? 7
The traits of a good palmist; The psychic approach; The "book" approach; The objective of fostering individual potential; Why palmistry works; The relationship between the brain and the hands; Medical research and palmistry.
3So You Want to Be a Palmist? 15
The need of a system; The temperament you should possess.
4Getting Started-The System to Use 19
The need to alleviate dread in the client; The art of asking questions; Case study showing question technique.
5Between the Fingertips 23
Spacing between all the fingers: Wide, narrow and moderate spaces; Spaces between the hands: wide, narrow, hands touching, hands symmetrically aligned; Permanence of traits; Arching of fingers; Counterpart traits; Comparing hands; Spacing between individual fingers: between index and middle finger, between middle and ring finger; between ring and little finger; Summary.
6More Signs from the Back of the Hand 31
Nails; Nail length and width; Nail shape; Nail color; Skin color and texture;
Knuckles: smooth and large.
7Resistance and Flexibility 41
Flexibility between fingers and palm; Flexibility in the fingertips. Comparing fingertips on each hand; Flexibility in the thumb; Stiff thumbs.
8Hands Up in the Air 47
The meanings of each of the fingers; Drooping and straight index fingers; middle fingers; ring fingers; The little finger; All fingers leaning forward or held straight; Fingers leaning to the sides; The lateral curve; The twisted finger.
9Divisions and Quadrants 55
The three zones: heaven, earth, and hell/superego, ego, id; Instinctual; Social; Mental; The quadrants: active-conscious, active-unconscious, conscious-passive, unconscious-passive.
10Shape and Formation of the Palm 61
Square palm; Spatulate; Round; Oblong; Thick hands; Thin hands; Hollow palms.
Square fingertips; Round ("conic"); Spatulate; Determining shape; Tapered fingertips ("psychic").
12Finger Length and Meaning 75
Measuring the length of all the fingers; Short fingers; Long fingers; Thick and thin fingers; The three sections; The Jupiter finger: Bent; Average; Long; Short; Extreme length; The Saturn finger: Average; Long; Short; Apollo finger: Long; Short; Mercury finger: Long; Short; Thumb: Sections; Short thumb; Long; Thick thumb. Thick and thin tips; Thick and thin second sections; Clubbed thumbs; Flat thumbs; Supple and stiff thumbs.
13The Mounts of the Hands 93
Why the mounts are associated with talents and potential; The location of the mounts; Jupiter; A good mount; A flat mount,; An overdeveloped mount; Saturn: Highly developed; Flat; Apollo: Well-developed; Flat; Mercury: Good; Flat; Negative traits associated with the Mercury mount; Difference between mounts in
the active and passive zones; The Venus mount: Well-developed; Flat; Luna: Well-developed; Outward-curving; Bulges in the three sections; Luna and the unconscious; Mars: Developed upper Mars; Contrasting and equally developed mounts; The Plain of Mars; Neptune: Developed; Flat; Pluto: Overall mount
14Marking the Mounts and Lines 111
Marking the mounts: Vertical lines; Slanting lines; Grilles; Crosses; Squares;
Circles and stars; Marking the lines: Bars, crosses, dots, stars, triangles, squares; Depth of line; Chains; Tassels; Forking; Branching.
15The Life Line 119
What the life line shows; Basic vitality; The life line is not the death line; Health; Psychological traits and changes in lifestyle; General characteristics of the line; The wide arc; Narrow arc; The short line; The long line; Broken arc; Detour to Luna; Markings: Islands; Chains; Dots; Judging time on the life line; The 35-year mark; Necessity of dialogue in establishing timing; Bars on the life line; Crosses; St. Andrew's Cross; Breaks; Squares; Branches; Parallel lines; Line ending in a fork.
16The Heart Line 133
Compatibility analysis; Line ending under Jupiter; rising high under Jupiter; ending low; The medium short line; The short line; The Jupiter-middle finger fork; The Jupiter fork; The Saturn fork; Triple-forking; Branching at the beginning; Curving, straight, and wavy lines; Depth; Parallel lines; Chains; Islands; Bars; Crosses; Dots; Breaks; Descending branches; Rising branches; Squares; Summary.
17The Head Line 147
Short head lines; Long head lines; Depth; Wavy, straight, and curved lines; Curve to Luna; Variations in the line's beginning, relative to the life line; "The lawyer's line"; "The writer's fork"; Triple-forking; The branch toward Mercury; Dots; Crosses; Islands; Bars; Squares; Summary.
18The Fate Line 159
What the fate line shows; A low start; Only in the bottom; To the head line; Shifting past the head line; Past the heart line; A high start; No fate line; Starting from Luna; from the center; from the life line; Timing events; Bars; Dots; Chains; Crosses; Squares; Breaks; The double fate line; Accompanying lines; "Influence" lines; Waviness; Changing depth.
19The Apollo and Mercury Lines 169
Apollo: Legacy lines; Starting low; Starting at Luna; Centered under Apollo; Starting after the head line; Two or more Apollo lines; Depth; Islands; Bars; Dots; Chains; Crosses; Breaks; Squares; Mercury: Breaks; Islands; Business
ability; Hunches and occult ability; The "intuition" crescent; Horizontal lines
on Mercury; Perpendicular lines.
20Interpreting the Whole Hand 177
Three studies based on the lines and mounts; One study based on signs from
the backs of the hands; A compatibility case study.
21Introduction to the Dictionary of Traits 181
Readers guide to the dictionary; Key to dictionary terms; How to use the dictionary; Enjoy using the dictionary.
Epilogue: Good Hands and Bad Hands 231
What is a good hand? Traits suggested in a good hand; How to deal with a "bad" hand; Palmistry's gift of support.
Appendix 1: Hand Print Analysis Examples 233
Appendix 2: Note to Readers 243
Appendix 3: A Brief Guide for Further Study 247