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its start it is joined to some other line it is

called Kristina Kacha. The loss of mother and a life of poverty

are indicated.

When it appears to lift up on the left course it is

called Subadhr Dehi. This is regarded good and favourable.

If the line is unbroken and bends upwards in its mid

dle course through the palm and later on appears beautiful

and straight it is called Pansuli. This is the sign of a person

who is drawn to the other sex and is licentious. This line gives

ordinary results.

If the line while running from the start to the middle

course is seen rising upwards and further on bends down to

the end, it is called Virat Bhuti. This is the sign of a rich man,

well honoured and respected in society.

If at the start and termination it is connected with

other lines, it is called Andnti and denotes unfavourable vibra

tion.

If at the start the line is broken it is called Bansu Dharani. The subject would be shortlived.

If it is broken at its termination, it is called Brahante

Mail. It shows that the subject would have a doubting mind

and weakness in mental order.

If it is broken in the middle, it is called Sushilvati.

If it is broken at its start, centre and termination, it

is called Nikrisht, This is an unfavourable sign and shows that

the subject would be poor and lead a troubled life of poverty.

If at its start it is united with a mole it is called

Saropvati.

If at its termination, it has a mole it is called Turangi.

If at its centre it has a mole, it is called Matungi.

If at all the three places it has a mole, it is Sayunji.

It is also named as Sari-bhumi. The lines Nos. 14th

to 18th are very favourable, and if found on the hand of a

person denotes that the subject would be rich, and would

occupy a good and high social position and fill some high post

of responsibility and power in the state. He would be wise.

THE LINE OF DESTINY OB FATE

Cheiro, the celebrated British palmist and seer says in his book. Palmistry For All, "In rny own long experience I could not help but remark the intimate relation between the effect of these great planets of our universe and humanity in general." In another place in the same work he remarks:

"That some of the greatest teachers and philosophers have come to the conclusion that fate exists for all. Our soul is a part of the universal soul which knows all things and through the instrumentality of the brain writes its knowledge of the future in advance upon the hand. Besides there is nothing in

this world of ours which is left to blind chance, and All Knowing and All Seeing Providence through the mysterious laws of destiny shapes our ends."

Saturn in astrology is associated with fate. He is the bringer of evil, the power that precipitates in this life the result of deeds and thoughts of our past life. Besides, our fate is represented by the planets Saturn and Mars, and lines, i.e., the lines of Destiny or Saturn, worry lines coming from the mount of Mars inside the line of Life, indicate how we are to undergo sufferings as a result of deeds in our previous birth. The evolution of the soul is denoted by Moon, and on the hand can be seen the strength arid weakness of the mount of Moon which is the seat of imagination. Unless the strength of Saturn, the outermost ring of limitation in our life, is broken, the soul cannot express to the full its gains from previous lives, and liberation from the cycle of births and death is not possible.

We have seen how the lines of Life, Head and Heart show the strength or otherwise of the physical vitality, intelligence arid emotions that we possess. The line of destiny or Saturn is the line which denotes the road of destiny on which a human being travels. This line is rarely found on elementary hands, the hands of labourers and people whose interests are bound up with the passing hour. Besides, this line is not sometimes seen on the hands of very rich people who never have to worry about their daily life, of those very selfish people of so phlegmatic a nature that they remain absorbed in their own hereditary conditions and environments. Students make 'jrreat mistakes in judging the fortune and destiny of a person by only examining the line of Fate which, if found long and well marked, is supposed to confer great wealth, social position and rank on the possessor. The fact of the matter is that a mere possession of this line does not mean that the subject will "oe wealthy and successful in life; for I have seen people with long line of Fate occupying unenviable and low positions in life, and some of them were found to be extremely poor and unfortunate; but most of them in spite of failure to achieve anything had a feeling of self-satisfaction, and did not appear to worry in the least how they led their life, provided they got their bread and butter all right. In such cases, the hands were invariably found to be unbalanced. The fingers, thumb and mounts were not normally developed, and the subjects were handicapped by intellectual, emotional and physical defects.

"The possessor of a long line of Fate", says Mrs. St. Hill, "is always under the rule of circumstances, heredity and of his own character. His career is before Him. He can make it good or bad. The road is there and along it he goes. This is of course if the line is long in both hands. If it is long in one and broken in the other, there will be struggles against circumstances. To have a long line all crossed and barred is a greater misfortune than to have no line at all, except in the

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THE LINE OF FATE

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