|Apex: The meeting point of the lines within the skin
Apollo Finger: The third finger of the hand.
Arch Pattern: One of the skin patterns, resembling
a humpback bridge.
Bar: A short influence ,ark, which can appear
across lines or as horizontal marks denoting a
Bracelets: See Rascettes
Chain: A series of small islands that give a
chaining effect to a line.
Chirognomy: The study of the basic shape of the
Chiromancy: The study of the lines of the hand, a
Composite Pattern: One of the skin patterns, which
can be made up of a variation of an arch, loop, or
Conic Hand: Traditional term, still widely used,
for a round hand.
Creative Curve: A clearly developed curve on the
percussion (outer) side of the hand.
Croix Mystique: A clearly defined cross beneath the
niddle finger between the head and heart lines.
Cross: An influence mark that may appear anywhere
on a hand.
Dermatoglyphics: The study of the skin pattern in
the fingers and palm.
Digital Mounts: The fleshy prominences under each
of the four fingers.
Empty Hand: A palm with a few visible lines.
Family Ring: A line, usually chained, that links the
second and third phalange of the thumb.
Fate Line: The line that starts at the wrist and
goes directly to the base of the middle finger.
Full Hand: A palm with a vast complexity of
Girdle of Venus: A small semicircular line or series
of broken lines running from anywhere on the mount of
Jupiter to the mounts of Apollo and/or Mercury.
Grille: Small, vertical and horizontal influence
lines that form a grille pattern on the surface of the
Head Line: The line that begins near the line of
life on the radial side of the hand and sweeps out
into the palmar surface.
Health Line: Another name for the Mercury line.
Heart Line: The line that begins under the first
finger and curves gently all the way to the
Hepatica: An ancient name for the Mercury line.
Index Finger: The first or the Jupiter finger.
Influence Marks: Small lines or patterns that can be
seen anywhere on a hand.
Island: A small mark on a line that suggest
Jupiter Finger: The first or the index finger.
Life Line: This can start almost anywhere on the
radial side of the hand, curving around the mount of
Venus toward the wrist.
Life-Saving Cross: A cross touching the life and
fate lines about 1 1/2 - 2 inches (4-6cm) from the
Loop Pattern: One of the skin patterns - there are
two types of loops: ulnar and radial.
Mars Line: A line running parallel to the life line.
Medical Stigmata: A small series of four or five
short vertical lines slightly to the inner side of the
mount of Mercury.
Medius Finger: The Saturn or second finger.
Mercury Line: The line that usually runs from inside
the life line directly to the mount of Mercury.
Milieu Line: A variation of the fate line.
Moons: The small white half-moon shapes of the base
of the fingernails.
Mounts: Fleshy prominences on the palm. There are
two types: digital and palmar mounts.
Percussion: The outer edge of the hand.
Phalange: The section between the finger joints.
Radial: The thumb or active side of the hand.
Rascettes: A group of lines running across the
inside of the wrist just below the palm; also known as
Ridges: Part of the skin pattern; also horizontal or
vertical marks on the nails denoting stress and
Saturn Finger: The second or the middle finger.
Simian Line: A fused head and heart line.
Square: A formation of lines that may appear on the
palm or fingers.
Star: A starlike formation of lines that may appear
on the palm or fingers.
Sydney Line: A head line that completely crosses the
Tented Arch: One of the skin patterns that resembles
a tall loop.
Triangle: A formation of lines that may appear on
hands or fingers.
Ulna: The outer edge of the hand; also called the
percussion or instinctive side.
Via Lasciva: A small horizontal or semicircular line
linking the base of the Luna and Venus mounts.
Whorl: One of the skin patterns, a series of
Zone of Mars: The area of the center of the palm
between the digital mounts and the tops of the Luna
and Venus mounts.