In discussions with my palmistry students about the importance of knowing your own biases when doing a reading, I've pointed out what I call William Benham's "anti-lunar bias". While Benham's work certainly had a major part in bringing palmistry from a realm reserved for psychics and cons to a more scientific field of inquiry in the late 1800's, he had a clear bias against people with strong Lunar Mounts, seeing them as unreliable, irrational, weak, and moody. There was a clear discomfort and rejection of the parapsychological, which reminds me of a quote by William McDougall:
"Men of science are afraid lest, if they give an inch in this matter, the public will take an ell and more. They are afraid that the least display of interest or acquiescence on their part may promote a great outburst of superstition on the part of the public, a relapse into a belief in witchcraft, necromancy and the black arts generally, with all the moral evils which must accompany the prevalence of such beliefs. For they know that it is only through the faithful work of men of science through recent centurries that these distressing beliefs have been in a large measure banished from a small part of the world."
Now when we look at Einstein's Head Line, we see multiple branches, giving the line two different "fork" endings. One fork ends in the middle of the percussion side of the hand, and the other dips down into the Lunar Mount. Interestingly, forks indicate the literary arts. The upper fork indicates more logical, technical writing, and the Lunar fork indicates writing in a more abstract, inspired, creative realm.
From this, we can deduce that Einstein thought from a very logical AND intuitive space. Due to the connection of his Head Line with the Lunar Mount, we can deduce that his thinking and his intuition were connected, perhaps even say inseparable. Interestingly, he quoted as much:
There is another thing to note, which highlights one of the patterns I see frequently in palmistry, and eludes to the fear of the mysteries among many scientists.
Can you see the deep line that cuts right across Luna towards Venus / the Life Line?
Some palmists say that this is an allergy line, but I’ve noticed that it also occurs when people literally cut off their intuitive self due to fear / insecurities with the mysteries. Note that the Head Line dips low into Luna, but not past this "Fear" line crossing Luna, creating the effect of literally cutting of the thinking from going any deeper, and also leaving a realm of the unknown, untapped.
Was Einstein afraid of the world his mind could not enter? Or was it his fear of the depths that prevented him from marrying science and mysticism at an even deeper level than what he already did in his career?