31.8 : The diamond line.

It is so called because it will be resplendent shining like a diamond. If in the native's horoscope Venus is in exalted or benefic position and he aspects Saturn, then this diamond line (8) will be prominent in the thumb. Sometimes, this line extends from the thumb even to Mount Venus.

When this line is predominant in the hand but the Rati lines are broken up, it indicates that the native will be rich, addicted to drink and, stricken with venereal diseases. But, in case the Kesara rekhas are in plenty, the native will without doubt be a millionaire, enjoy Rajayoga but suffer from diseases.

In case the diamond line is pronounced and the Kesara and Phala rekhas are dented, the native will have a speculative type of fortune and his income and expenditure will not be definite and steady.

Figure 31.10 : Mangala Rekha (Ripu)

This rekha commences from the Venus mount and cuts the Rati, Malika Phala rekha and also the wheat line. The line which is cut by the Mangala line, will be incapable of bestowing its good results on the native. The Ripu (Mangala) line will draw on the native disease, poverty, enmity etc.

Line No 3 : Madhura.

If this is small and appears bright, the person will be liberal and charitable.

Line No. 4 : Mandara.

This line reflects the possibilities of travel.

Line No. 5 : Mana.

This line indicates that the native, if a male, will have illicit relation with keeps and if a female, will have quite a number of male friends.

The Madhura, Mandara and Mana lines are seldom seen.

Hence, it may not be necessary to take them into any serious account.

Line No. 6 : Rati Rekha.

This line is also known as a the Mohini line. The science of palmistry contains an exposition of the marriage line in the mount of Mercury. In accordance therewith, we must foretell on the basis of the length and shape of this marriage line the native's marriage matrimonial happiness or happiness derived from the association of concubines. When this line is associated with two or three subsidiary lines, the native will have the yoga of several wives.

In case in the hand of the person with the above subsidiaiy lines the wheat line is very much broken and is branched, it means that he will lose his wife or he will remarry as the wife dies or she is divorced. (The Rati rekha indicates the happiness from marriage for both men and women).

When the Rati-rekha is blunt, it implies that the wife will be rough and tough ; if it is broken she will be a victim of frequent ill-health and will be disappointed in happiness.

If the line harbours an island, the wife will suffer from disease ; when the line is cut right in the middle, the native will experience happiness in the first half of his life; but in his middle age, it indicates danger to the wife's life or the possibility of even accidental death and if the line appears pretty in the second half, it means that the native will have the chance of another marriage.

In case we notice black dots or scissors-lines on this line, we may be sure that the wife will turn inimical.

But, when this line is very much broken up, the native will have to remain a celibate in life.

Figure 31 : Phala rekha : 1 to 2 Wheat line.

This line is also known as the Paraga line. This line follows the native's Pooiva Karma (i.e. actions in the previous birth.) This line reflects quite candidly the good and bad results of the past birth.

According to the ancient authoritative books, this line suggests a longevity of 100 to 120 years. Many friendly or accessory lines too join this line. Normally, in all thumbs this Phala rekha contains two lines, the man and woman. If the native is a male, the subsidiary line is called the woman line (Stri rekha) and if a female, the subsidiary line is the man line (Purusha rekha). When this line is broken, there will be frequent disturbance to family-harmony and happiness. The presence of black dots on the line, points to the wasting away of all incomes. During the middle age, the male will have to endure the loss of the wife and the female will sustain the loss of the husband. (The conch, wheel part). If the beginning is broken by the flag line and the Phala rekha is dented, it denotes that the native's wife will have illicit association with others. When the closing part of this line is dull it means that the offspring will be wicked and short-lived or that the native will have to suffer in the end from the grief of the loss of his son.

In case this line is split in the beginning and abandoning its swakshetra proceeds elsewhere in a straight line, it signifies that the native will desert the house of his birth in his boyhood alone and endure much hardship.

In a few thumbs, the subsidiary line starts right from the beginning. If it is clear-cut then it means that the native will begin his family life very early; in case, right from the start, the line is indistinct, it indicates that upto the length of indistinctness (upto the age corresponding thereto) the native will not be able to marry. The results should be forecast with reference to the time limits indicated by the line. If the subsidiary lines are more than one in number, the native will have connections with many women.

When friendly lines join the wheat line (the Phala rekha), the period of such harmonious association should be carefully determined, it may be asserted that during that period, the native will become the owner of landed property.

In case the Malika rekha is fine and the Phala rekha is cut up and further if the skin surface of the thumb is very soft like cotton, the native will suffer from nervous weakness (Kusuma disease) and diabetes. When the wheat line (Phala rekha) is of the shape of a fish, it means that the native

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