Mystic cross, the
The Mystic cross also called the psychic's cross is a mark on the hand that is supposed to indicate that one is either psychic or a potential mystic.
It is used principally by those who do palmistry and according to one palmist
"is there to remind you that you got an extra dose of this intuitive/psychic/mystical/alchemical gift in order to go deeply into your purpose and service in the world? "
In effect your destiny is deeply spiritual.
The theory is that it shows strongest and clearest not only when the abilities are strong, but also when they are not being used to their fullest advantage.
Using a description provided by Cheiro in his book Palmistry for All, what is called "La Croix Mystique" is found in the quadrangle of the hand between the Lines of Heart and Head. It is number 7 in the diagram below. The line 8 also has mystic significance and is known as The Ring of Soloman.
"LA CROIX MYSTIQUE", THE RING OF SOLOMON
What is called "La Croix Mystique" is more usually found in the centre of this part of the hand, but it may be also found nearer the one side of the quadrangle or the other.
This mark denotes a natural gift or talent for mysticism and occultism of all kinds.
When placed nearer Jupiter (1), it denotes the employment of these studies more to gratify the subject's own pride or ambition than the following out of such things for their own sake.
When it is in the centre of the quadrangle (2), across the Line of Fate, or immediately under the Mount of Saturn, such studies become more of a religion or are followed for their own worth and the influence and truth of occultism will play a leading rôle in the whole career. Most likely the possessor of this mark will follow it as a profession, or will crystallise his researches into the form of books.
When this mark lies lower down in the quadrangle, nearer to the Mount of the Moon, the subject will study some form of occultism more from a superstitious standpoint than any other. None the less, he will be likely to succeed in doing so, and influence other people through his studies, and with this latter form he will be more likely to write beautiful mystic poetry with the prophetic note running through it very strongly.
The Ring of Solomon is also one of these strange marks of mysticism and occultism, but in this latter case, owing probably to the qualities signified by the Mount of Jupiter, its possessor will aim at having the power of a master or an adept in such subjects (8 above ).
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