The simplest divisions of the hands are the eight areas on the palm called “Mounts”.
Learning about the mounts of the hand is a way to understand a whole lot about a person in a short period of time.
The Mounts of the Hand and Their Meaning
According to the world- famous palmist Cheiro, the Mounts of the Hand vary in accordance with the character and characteristics of various races and their different temperaments.
In almost all the Southern and more emotional races, says Cheiro, these Mounts are more noticeable than those belonging to Northern countries. He observed that all people with the Mounts apparent or prominent are more swayed by their feelings and emotions than those people who have flat palms and undeveloped Mounts.
The names given to the Mounts of the Hand are those also given to the seven principal planets that affect the destiny of our earth: the Sun, Moon, Venus, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
These names were given to the Mounts by the Greeks, and were associated by them with the qualities attributed to these seven planets, such as:
Characteristics of the Mounts
The Mounts of the hands may be elevated, flat, or depressed. Elevated mounts show a physical, direct approach to the aspect represented by that mount. Depressed mounts denote a mental, or indirect approach to that aspect. Flat mounts show no real influence in the subject’s life. There are eight mounds in all. Their characteristics follow:
- The Mount of Jupiter
Ambition, Ego, Drive for Power, Achievement, Leadership, Domination.
- The Mount of Saturn
Serious, Intellectual, Somber, Melancholy, Reserved.
- The Mount of Apollo (aka Sun)
Brilliance, Creativity, Artistic, Beauty, Emotional Fulfillment, Fruitfulness, Success.
- The Mount of Mercury
Communications, Spirituality, Commerce, Science.
- The Mount of Venus
Passion, Lust, Desire, Sensuality, Love.
- The Mount of Mars Positive
Physical Courage, Martial Spirit, Aggression, Vitality.
- The Mount of Mars Negative
Mental Courage, Inner Strength, Resistance, Changeability.
- The Mount of Luna
Imagination, Reproduction, Fear, Sexuality, Romance.
The Mount of Jupiter is elevated dark red.
Mount of Jupiter = Ambition, Ego, Leadership, Power.
Elevated = Outward action and projection of influence.
Dark Red = Anger, Temper.
Now simply transpose…
The (Mount of Jupiter) is (elevated) (dark red).
The (Ego/Ambition) is (acting on) (anger).
So we know that a large red Mount of Jupiter means that the actions taken to further the ambitions are based on anger and temper.
The Mount of Saturn is depressed black.
Mount of Saturn = Serious, Moody, Intellectual.
Depressed = Mental, Indirect.
Black = Proud, Haughty, Unforgiving, Vengeful.
Again we simply transpose…
The (Mount of Saturn) is (Depressed) (Black).
The (Intellect) is (thinking about) (Pride/Revenge).
So we know that a depressed black Mount of Saturn means that the person’s thoughts have turned to pride and revenge.
Now apply this technique to each of the mounts on your hands, first answering the questions:
1) Which mount is it?
2) Is the mount elevated, flat, or depressed?
3) What color is the mount?
But don’t trust your interpretation of your own hand. Back in ’73, a clairvoyant palmist told me you cannot accurately read your own hand because your aura gets in the way. She’s the same palmist who told me, if I could break out of my shell, I’d find a love that would knock my socks off. She was right, and I tell his story in my memoir Angel Hero, Murder in Hawai’i, A True Story.
Which brings me to a warning about e-readings. Check out the palmist’s background before dishing out your hard-earned dough for such a service, and study up so you know at least a little about palmistry first. When I researched the topic yesterday, I saw very few palmists who even listed what they charged.
Tomorrow: F is for the Fingers