The Mounts are raised areas within your palm which, like astrology, are linked with the qualities associated with the planets.
The brain transmits messages through the nervous system, which are picked up by the millions of nerve endings within the palms.
blood is required to feed the nerve cells which are most frequently
receiving signals from the brain. The sensitive nerve endings and the
extra blood supply to these nerve cells require extra protection. The
body responds by forming raised pads of skin over the top of the
sensitive areas. These raised pads of skin are called the Mounts.
your palm as a living landscape, with a valley in the centre surrounded
on all sides by hills. The Hills (mounts) are rich in
from the plentiful supply of rain. Now imagine rivers, (lines)
originating from the hills, making their way down into the valley
bringing with them nourishment from the fertile soil in the hills.
living landscape is your palm. The mounts in your palm are the hills,
rich in nutrients caused by the brain messages reaching the delicate
nerve endings and the extra blood supply that is produced as a result.
The lines in your palm are the rivers, rich in the nutrients from the
mounts, etching their way down from the mounts, carrying the qualities
of each mount into different areas of the palm.
If you cup your hand slightly and look down through your wrist into your palm, you will be able to see the
mounts as slightly raised areas, looking very like hills rising up
around your palm. Sometimes mounts are flat. receiving few signals from
the brain. These mounts do not require extra oxygen from the blood and
the mounts do not need this extra padding . In some hands there is
the mount being neither flat nor overdeveloped. This reveals that the
qualities of the mount are being displayed by the person at a normal
level. When the mount is very raised it reveals that a large amount of
energy is being sent via the brain to that particular area and as a
result, the body has had to form a vast amount of padding for extra
protection. This overdeveloped mount may be coloured quite red because
of the extra blood supply.
expressed Venus is associated with love, passion, appreciation of
beauty, attraction, emotion, harmony, music, peace, flirtation,
serenity, grace, kindness, sensuality, tranquillity, family, femininity
in both sexes, the lumbar region, throat and kidneys, partnerships, the
arts, social life, adornment, clothes and fashion, friendships, social
arts, refinement. Negatively expressed Venus can also be lazy,
unreliable, indecisive, in love with love, weak, gushing and
Normal Development: Sympathetic,
loving, warm, graceful, passionate, beautiful, attractive, generous,
joy of life, a seeker of new experiences, appreciation of music, good
health and immunity.
No Development: lack
of sympathy, cold, lack of physical passion, selfish, mean, ungenerous,
no desire to see out new physical experience, lack of force, less
immunity and resistance to ill health.
Over Development: Great
physical passion, large sexual appetite and high libido, can become
aggressive and brutal if skin is coarse and red, particularly when
combined with over developed active Mars mount, robust health, good
is associated with receptivity, premonition, good memory, imagination,
maternal instinct, protection, sensitivity, spirit, reflection, dreams,
images, illusion, emotions, impulses, feelings, intuition, moods,
passivity, fertility, birth, motherhood, digestive system, stomach and
breasts, body fluids, personal habits, the home, family, rhythm, and
vacillation. Positively expressed Luna is imaginative, maternal,
protective, sensitive, passive, patient, sympathetic, receptive, shrewd
in business matters, with a good memory, and tenacious. Negatively
expressed Luna can be touchy, fussy, unreliable, have faulty
reasoning, moody, changeable, restless, unreliable, gullible, narrow
minded and reluctant to forgive.
Normal Development: Instinctive, intuitive, creative, imaginative, fanciful, fantasy, dreams, potential, gut feelings, perception
No Development: Lack of intuition, lack of creativity, dull, reasoning overpowers instinct and intuition, lack of perception, unimaginative.
Over development: Strong
attraction to the sea, ability to visualise, strong instinct and
intuition, restless, fanciful, vacillating, extremely creative, can be
cold and selfish, strong protective instinct, instinctive of nature's
expressed Jupiter is associated with breadth of vision, knowledge and
advanced studies, the liver and lungs, the pituitary gland,
universities, further education, foreign countries, languages,
integrity, a sense of justice, temperance, ambition, enterprise,
initiative, aspirations, hope, wishes, priesthood, confidence,
prophecy, joy, pleasure, charity, mercy, vanity, and can be
optimistic, generous, jovial, fond of gambling, expansive,
knowledgeable, philosophical, speculative, religious, loyal, kind
natured, and compassionate. Negatively expressed Jupiter can be
blindly optimistic, extremist, wasteful, trusting to luck, non
detailed, self indulgent, a gambler, extravagant, lawless, tactless and
Normal Development: Confident,
proud, ambitious, self worth, idealistic, devotion, integrity, honour,
leadership qualities, religious, spiritual, optimistic, benevolent,
expansive, good self esteem.
No Development: Poor
self esteem, lack of confidence, preference to be led rather than lead,
lack of assertion, awkward in others company, difficult to get to know.
Over Development: Vain, domineering, overbearing, extremely ambitious, over confident, pompous, bossy, tyrannical
is associated with the skin, teeth, bones, gall bladder, spleen,
crystallisation and acid formation in the joints, old age,
perseverance, restriction, intolerance, tenacity, resolution, matter,
darkness, discipline, wisdom, responsibility, method, conditioning,
repression, law, logic, institution, solitude, severity, fear, caution,
hesitation, selfishness, building, structure, prison, pessimism,
depression, and sorrow. Positively expressed Saturn can be prudent,
responsible, cautious, serious, practical, solid, constructive,
patient, thrifty, reliable, trustworthy, with good endurance and self
discipline. Negatively expressed Saturn can be fearful, cranky,
irritable, mean, limited, uninspired, dull, selfish, despondent,
narrow minded, severe, aloof, acquisitive, materialistic, dogmatic,
heartless, cruel, and depressive.
It is preferable to see no
development of the actual Saturn mount, but with perhaps the two mounts
on either side slightly displaced towards Saturn. This ensures that
caution and responsibility are exercised in conjunction with the
qualities of the mounts on either side. Occasionally you may find a
central Saturn mount which is rather raised. This implies that caution
is being taken to excess, creating a perhaps gloomy, pessimistic and
despondent nature. An easy way of determining Saturn is to look at the
middle finger itself. If it stands only a nail above the index and ring
fingers, it is of average height, revealing a good sense of
responsibility. If however, the finger is over long, towering well
above the two adjacent fingers it reveals a particularly over cautious,
sombre personality. If it is so short that the two adjacent fingers
challenge its length, then you will know that a sense of responsibility
is lacking, making the person frivolous and uncaring of how actions
today may affect the security of tomorrow. This will be further
confirmed by the complete absence of a fate line.
is associated with the Sun and the heart and spine, fatherhood and
children, creativity, illumination, light, soul, charisma, personal
magnetism, strength, ruler-ship, majesty, authority, gold, dignity,
originality, honour, fame, glory, fortune, extravagance, pride,
arrogance, vanity, fire, and energy. Positively expressed Apollo is
magnetic, charismatic, talented, successful, dignified, faithful,
powerful, proud, creative, generous, big hearted, affectionate, and
magnanimous. Negatively expressed Apollo is arrogant, extravagant,
domineering, overbearing, resistant, pompous, condescending, and
Normal Development: Creative, artistic, sense of appreciation, optimistic, inner self expression projected outwards, happy, talented, charismatic.
No Development: No
particular artistic talent or appreciation, self expression not overly
important, does not reveal a particularly charismatic personality.
Over Development: Vain, ostentatious, pompous, over bearing, flashy.
is associated with the intellect, the brain, the urge to acquire
knowledge, co-ordination of the nervous system, respiratory system,
mental perception, the thyroid, day to day travel, the mind, thought,
reasoning, understanding, knowledge, interest, learning, gossip,
language, communication, wit, eloquence, nerves, medicine, hermetic
knowledge, magic, skill, invention, imitation, tricks, dishonesty,
superficiality, fickleness, subtlety, and when positively expressed can
be expressive, intelligent, clever, shrewd, talkative, perceptive with
good reasoning powers, versatile, attentive to detail, and intuitive.
When negatively expressed Mercury can be slick, nosy, critical,
nervous, inconsistent, hypercritical, inquisitive, lacking a sense of
purpose, argumentative, bitingly sarcastic and cynical.
Normal development: Astute,
quick thinking, nervous energy, mental agility, effective communication
of all kinds, business sense, interested in health and science.
No development: Not particularly astute, inability to communicate as effectively as normal development.
Over Development: Highly astute and quick witted, much nervous energy, ability to communicate on all levels with ease, shrewd business sense.
is associated with the muscular and urogenital systems, gonads,
adrenal glands, red blood corpuscles, kidneys, the masculine influence
in both sexes, aggression, heat, action, weapons, sharp tools, power,
energy, dynamism, drive, thrust, vigour, fortitude, virility, violence,
brutality, rape, murder, aggression, war, and action. Positively
expressed Mars loves challenge and competition, is energetic,
impulsive, courageous, passionate, direct, decisive, freedom loving, a
strong leader, defender of the weak, over sexed. When negatively
expressed Mars can be restless, foolhardy, thoughtless, arrogant, rude,
aggressive, irate, brutal, selfish, quarrelsome, over hasty,
boisterous, cowardly, obscene, stubborn, angry, and overbearing.
Active (Lower) Mars -
Normal Development: Enjoys a challenge, reasonably assertive, aware of power, good sense of drive and force.
No Development: Lack of force, afraid of a challenge, not particularly assertive, lack of courage.
Over Development: Thrives on challenge, very assertive, forceful nature, could be brutal and aggressive if hands are coarse and red.
Passive (Upper) Mars -
Normal Development: Resistant to difficulties, plenty of courage, ability to cope under pressure.
No Development: No courage, fearful, no resistance, strong sense of pain, falls under pressure.
Over Development: Extremely resistant, very courageous, not afraid of pain, will stand up and resist