- below the Mercury mount at the edge of the hand
The upper of the two parallel lines is the heart line, and shows everything to do with love and attractions, moods, and past and future relationships. In it's ideal position, the heart line shows a well-balanced person, warm, sentimental, caring and and often an outgoing personality. The closer the line starts to Jupiter, the more passionate the individual, espesially of the line is deep and well-marked. If the line is the strongest on the hand, this shows the body is ruled by emotion and love, and the goals of these people will often revolve around loving attractions. If the line starts more towards Saturn, the person is likely to be less inclined to show their feelings. Faded or missing heart lines show the person is likely to appear cold and indifferent.
Again, the position of the line and where it starts and ends is an important point, and the heart line can also start in a number of places. Should the line seem high up on the hand, it can show a sociable and happy individual. Should the line run near the head line, the person is likely to be more selfish and often introverted. The more the line drops towards the palm, the more likely the person will be of a physical nature, whereas a line which runs high will show a more emotional nature. A strong sweeping Heart curve usually belongs to a passionate or otherwise emotional person, but a line which curves like this may also show a self-centered side. Little or no curves indicates little surface emotion. A long line may indicate romance, but if the line is straight as well, the individual may need emotional support and companionship to balance their own shortfalls. If the line starts under the center of the Jupiter finger, there is reliability and trustworthyness, but if the line starts on the Mount of Jupiter, this may be a very emotional and often very idealistic character.
Forks on the Heart line are a common feature, both at the start as well as at the end of the line. If a fork can be seem at the start, with one branch starting at the base of the Jupiter finger (known as 'On Jupiter') and the second branch between the Saturn and Jupiter fingers, the person is likely to be happy, well adjusted and a good companion. If the fork is wider, with one branch on Jupiter and the other on Saturn, a more temperamental character may be shown. Should the line clearly start on Saturn, with a branch between Saturn and Jupiter, the person may be more of an idealist and quite intellectual. The Heart line can also show a much smaller fork at the end, on or below the Mercury Mount, which indicates a natural communicator, friendly and an accumplished charmer. A fork with three prongs is also said to be a sign of luck and good fortune in life.
Now look at the other hand to compair the form of both Heart Lines. Should the difference between the two be small, the sitter is likely to have used the heart wisely and is likely to have a happy character. Should the differences be more marked, the sitter may have had a harder time, with more emotional ups and downs. The emotional health of the individual can be judged by studying the Heart line in even finer detail. As with all lines, the deeper the line and more well defined, the signs are good and health and direction are well in balance. If the line fades or disappears, the heart is likely to be tested, possibily through relationship problems, tragedy or by separation. This is especially common if the line appears of chain itself in knots, and obviously if the line breaks altogether. Continuial chaining or a series of small breaks may also show an inconsistency with the emotions, a possibility of poor relashionship judgments or maybe someone who likes to flirt and keep the ties of the heart rather loose. By tradition, such signs only at the start of the line indicates possible hearing problems, especially if the Heart line begins under the Mount of Saturn. If the line ends under the Sun Mount, there may also be possible eye problems. Remember, these are still generalisations and may only represent token attributes reserved for the later years of life. There are various theories to help time these events on the Heart line. In the East, it is traditional to run a piece of string along the line, bend it in half and mark this spot to represent 35 years of age. This rule also applies to all major lines, although it is limited in the fact that not everybody lives for exactly 70 years.