What is called the Line of Marriage is that mark or marks, as the case
may be, found on the side of the Mount under the fourth finger.
I will first proceed to give all the details possible about these lines,
and then call my reader’s attention to the other marks on the hand that
qualify these Lines of Marriage, and further add a wealth of information
The Line, or Lines, of Marriage may be found as very short marks almost
on the very side of the hand, or they may appear as quite long lines
rising from the side of the hand into the face of the Mount of Mercury,
or, in some cases, going farther still into the hand itself.
Only the clearly formed lines relate to marriage, the short ones to deep
affection, or marriage contemplated, but never entered into.
When the deep line is found lying close to the line of Heart, the
marriage will take place early in life, but the other marks I am going to
explain later will give more accurate dates as to when the event will
For a happy marriage the lines on the Mount of Mercury should be
straight and clear, without breaks or irregularities of any kind.
MARRIAGE LINES. THE LINE OF MARRIAGE
When the Line of Marriage curves or droops downwards (3, Plate XVII.),
the person on whose hand this appears will outlive the other.
When the line turns upward in the reverse direction, the possessor is not
likely ever to marry.
When the line is clear and distinct, but has a lot of little lines
dropping from it, it foreshadows trouble and anxiety in the marriage, but
brought on by the delicacy and ill-health of the partner
When the line has a curve at the end, and if a cross or line be found
cutting into this curve, the partner will die by
accident or a sudden illness of some kind. But when the Marriage Line
ends in a long, gradual curve into the Heart Line, the death of the
partner will come about by gradual ill-health or illness of a very long
When the line has an “island” at the beginning, then the marriage will be
for a long time delayed, and the two persons will be much separated at
the commencement of their married life.
When the “island” is found about the middle of the Marriage Line, some
great trouble and separation will take place about the middle of the
When the “island” is found towards the end of the line, the marriage will
most probably end in trouble and separation one from the other.
When the Line of Marriage divides into the form of a fork,
the two people will live apart from one another, but when the
fork turns downwards towards the Line of Heart a legal separation may be
When this fork is more accentuated, and turns down more into the hand,
divorce may be expected, and especially so if one end of this fork
stretches across the hand in the direction of the Plain of Mars, or the
Mount of Mars.
In many cases a fine line may be found crossing the entire palm, from the
Marriage Line, and in such a case the greatest animosity and bitterness
will enter into the fight for freedom and divorce. In such an example
there is never any hope of reconciliation.
When the Line of Marriage is full of little islands, or linked like the
loops of a chain, the subject should be warned not to marry at any time,
as such a union would be full of the greatest unhappiness and continual
When the line, which is otherwise well marked, appears about the centre
to break in two, it foreshadows a fatality or break-up in an otherwise
happy married life.
When the Line of Marriage itself, or an offshoot from it, goes into the
hand, and joins or ascends upward with the Line of Sun, it promises that
its possessor will marry some one of great wealth or distinction.
When this above-mentioned line bends downward and cuts the Line of Sun,
it denotes that the person on whose hand it is found will lose his
position by the marriage he will make.
When any line from the top of the Mount of Mercury falls down into the
Marriage Line, it shows that there will be great obstacles to overcome in
whatever marriage the subject enters, but if the Line of Marriage is a
good one, then such obstacles will be overcome.
When there is another line much slighter in appearance lying close to the
upper side of the Marriage Line, it foretells some influence that will
come into the subject’s life after marriage.
All lines that cross the hand from the Mount of Mars,
and rise up towards the Line of Marriage denote the interference of
people with the marriage. These lines give the date of the interference
when they cross the Line of Destiny; they cause quarrels when they come
from Mars; from Venus they also denote annoyances, but not of such a