and wife's illness.
Fig. 9: We see that in the centre of the thumb, in the first phalange, the serpent line has proceeded horizontally. F points to the tail portion. AB indicates the open mouth of the serpent. This causes loss of wife to the native. The lines D and E are pretty long. These are intercepted by line C. This enemy line ? has nearly reached the nucleus of the conch. This denotes that the native is destined to have more than 2 wives and that the first wife meets with an accidental death.
In Figure 8 : The whirl is dented indicating the absence of issues. In figure 9, the whirl is a little benefic and hence the native will have issues. But, since we see In Figure 8, 1, 2 and 3 branching lines in the middle of the thumb (in the first phalange) and in figure 9, the line issuing from ? has branched off into 3 delicate lines on the earth part, both the natives will be profoundly interested in dramas and gambling and both will suffer from losses ; both will be victims of nervous debility and gastric complaints.
Fig. 31. T) ie lines on the Thumb 1-2. Wheat or rice line. (Pushpa or phala rekha)
3. Madhura rekha
4. Mandara rekha
5. Mana rekha
6. Rathi rekha : (The same line is assumed to be Rathi for males and Pathi rekha for females i.e., line of union or attachment)
7. Malika rekha
8. Vajra rekha (Diamond)
9. Kesara rekha
10. Ripu rekha (Mars line) i.e. line of enmity Line of wheat or rice :
The line 1 to 2 is the wheatline. With the possession of this rekha, individuals will not be lacking in food, even when it is dented, they will be happy. When this line is in the form of a grain of wheat and is bright, the person will lead a happy life effortlessly.
If it is in the form of a flower, the person will encounter difficulties in boyhood, while in youth and old age, he will be very well off and quite happy.
If the flower consists of 3 petals, he will have a wind-fall.
If it is dented in the beginning, and is supported by two subsidiary lines in the middle and is again much dented in the end, it denotes that the native will suffer hardships in boyhood, obstacles to education, and live in a distant place : while in his middle age he will gain riches without strain; but in the end he will lose all his fortune due to enemies and the life will be chaostic.
When it is blunt (in the form of a bow) like a single rope, peace and happiness to the native will be a vain fancy. He will have to toil excessively. Income will be poor.
If in such a hand, Kesara, Malika and Rati rekha are dented, it means that the natives are born in this world for the liquidation of their sins in the previous birth.
Fig. 31 : 9. Kesara Rekha.
This line describes the rise of the native's rising fortune, fame and the wealth of the family. When this line is not found in the fore part of the thumb, it portends poverty and hard life for the native. If this line is very thick he will earn with a little effort and enjoy moderate happiness ; if the line is broken up, the native will stick to no definite job and he will be driven to earn by contending against tiring obstacles with great difficulty; when this line is more delicate than a hair, the native will rise to wealth and eminence, but he will have to suffer from diseases and inimical activity ; in case the line appears clear-cut from about the wheat line to the bottom of the malika line, it may be judged that the native belongs to a wealthy family and will be a great lover of art.
When the Kesara rekha proceeds in a serpentine fashion (crookedly), the native will have nervous weakness; if the line is rich set or more than 16 lines it indicates that the native is a member of an affluent family, and will possess authority, command the comforts of vehicles, attendants, services, gain fame and riches. In his horoscope, either Venus or Saturn will be in an exalted position.
When this line is not noticeable in the first part of the thumb, but appears well marked in the second half it means that the native is born poor, undergoes hardships and during the second half of his life, he will join a profession involving no strain and thereafter enjoy wealth and happiness.
The native will reap good results even when the thread like rekha is red or rosy or even black in colour.
7. Malika Rekha.
When this is horn-shaped or broken, the native will squander away the family wealth and loses the reputation of the family. But, when this line is thin and long as a thread and rosy in colour, the person will be very rich and completely happy with his wife and sons.
In case, in the thumb, Kesara rekhas are not visible and the Malika rekha is very fine, the native will have a long life and be happy. If there is a black dot on this line, the native will be defrauded of his share of paternal property by his cousins.
When this line is exceedingly thick compared with the remaining other lines (and is very coarse) or possesses the scissors-shaped lines, the person will have no chances of marriage. The bad luck of the discontinuance of the family line cannot be escaped. If in this manner the benefic line (Phala rekha) is dented or forked with a broad shape, the native will suffer intensely in all aspects.
When the Malika and Phala rekhas are cut, even though the native might marry, life will be characteristically lacking tranquillity. If the benefic line is split by the enemy line, bitter enemies will cause great damage to the property, cash and reputation of the native. When either the Malika or Phala rekha is dented in the first half or the second half of the line, then, during the period of the dent or split, the native will suffer from great hindrances to prosperity and intense sorrow.
Even if the wheat line is absent and the two lines referred to above are fine, the native is bound to lead a happy life.