They are the small horizontal lines that appear immediately under the Finger of Mercury. They vary in number from one to four.
These lines are misinterpreted by all palmists. All writers on Hand Reading call these lines “The Lines of Marriage; and pretend that each line presents one case of marriage. This is totally wrong as could be easily checked by the reader of any hand.
These lines are found in every had whether married or single. Two and even three lines are seen in hands of bachelors and spinsters.
The right expression of these lines is that they denote by their number when compared in both the right and left hands, whether the amount of affection interchanged between the individual and other people are in excess or otherwise; for instance, if the number of these lines in the right hand is more than in the left, they denote that the subject gives from his affections more than he takes and reverse holds good.
As the nearest people to the individual are his relatives and other family members, it will be natural for the Lines of Affection to show whether or not there is mutual or lost love between both parties.
In case of marriage these lines with other lines from the Mount of Venus tell whether the marriage is happy or not. In happy marriage a single straight line will start from the Mount of Venus and run direct to the lines of Affection where it ends after passing through the Quadrangle. This is confirmed by a small cross on the Mount of Jupiter.
On the other hand, if the marriage is by no means a happy one, the straight line mentioned above will be replaced by an island.
Family troubles and complicated home affairs which directly affect the emotions are represented by the auxiliary lines or islands running from the various mounts towards the Lines of Affection.
Dr. Shanker Adawal
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