The mounts on the hand are the fleshy lumps of muscle, skin and fat which reflect your personality. Many fortune tellers who are trying to learn palmistry often attempt to jump past learning the mounts. However, you will find later that you need to know the mounts because they come into use later when you study markings and the lines. Therefore, if you’re learning Palmistry it is desirable if you learn the Mount meanings first.
When reading your palm, you are going to read how prominent your mounts are compared to each other. Doing this, will give you your basic personality traits. Once you know this, you can reveal how you will react to events in your future or your past.
For example, if you have an overly developed Moon Mount you are highly intuitive. A palmist will be able to say that you have seen many major life events coming and were able to mentally prepare from them (and the ones which caught you by surprise REALLY caught you by surprise!) These events will appear on your palm lines as breaks, crosses etc.
The Mounts appear typically directly below the fingers. However, on some people the mounts appear to be 'merged' between the fingers. (If your mounts are merged, check out the 'Palmistry Merged Mounts Between the Fingers' post.)
Before we jump into weakness and prominent mounts, lets first look at the general location and meaning of each mount:
Mounts on the Upper Third of the Hand
Mount of Jupiter: The Mount of Jupiter appears below your index finger (pink on image) and is concerned with your level of drive and energy levels. Mainly, the Mount of Jupiter represents your ambition, priorities, drive and ability to lead others. Sometimes, this Mount reflects your loyalty to others and general confidence.
Mount of Saturn: The Mount of Saturn can be found below the middle finger (blue on image) and reflects your passion levels, ability to analyse a situation and reveals sense of responsibility. How able you are to restrain yourself can also be found here.
Mount of The Sun: The Mount of the Sun (sometimes called Apollo) can be found under the ring finger (purple on image). Here, you can find your level of creativity and read how well you make decisions. Traditionally, The Sun Mount is associated with fame, ability to socialise and can reveal how skilled you are at influencing others.
Mount of Mercury: The Mount of Mercury is just under the pinkie (Mercury) finger (green on image). The Mercury Mount is mainly associated with communication, but can also reflect you speed levels and how tech savy you are. In modern times, how you act on social media will also appear in the Mercury Mount.
Mounts on the Middle Third of the Hand
All of the mounts on the middle third of the hand are named after Mars. In general, they all reflect traits associated with the planet and god Mars.
Inner Mount of Mars: The Inner Mount of Mars can be found in the area between your thumb and index finger (red on image). Inner Mars is all about how you assert yourself physically; your level of physical ability and physical aggression can be found here. Sometimes, this are also reveals your level headedness (or lack of!)
Outer Mount of Mars: The Outer Mount of Mars (orange on image) is similar to the Inner Mount in that it can reflect aggression but this mount looks at moral aggression. The Outer Mount of Marsshows how brave you and your willingness to do the right thing. Your sense of right and wrong and the likelihood you will express this is reflected in the Outer Mount of Mars.
Plain of Mars: The Plain of Mars is the area in the middle of the hand (yellow on image). This area symbolises how balanced you are and how much confidence you have in yourself.
Mounts on the Lower Third of the Hand
Mount of Venus: The Mount of Venus can be found below the thumb area in the lower third of the hand (black on image). As the name suggests, it rules your love life and reveals how you give and receive affection. The Mount of Venus will also tell you how much influence your family has on you, how much you need their approval and your willingness to follow cultural traditions.
Mount of Moon: The Mount of the Moon is the area on the lower third of the hand, directly opposite the Mount of Venus (white on image). The Mount of the Moon reflects your ability to use you imagination, the strength of your intuition and level of sensitivity. Other than anything spiritual, The Mount of Moon can also reflect your sense of individuality and reveals how independent they are.
I should say that these areas are not strictly divided: these are just the general areas of the mounts. You can even get mounts which merge into each other which are known as ‘Merged Mounts’.
If you’re struggling to remember the order of the mounts say “Victorious Jugglers Still Show Madness”: Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Sun and Mercury. After that remember that the Inner Mount of Mars is tucked next to the thumb and the outer is on the outside of the hand. The Moon always stands alone, away from the fingers as the Moon stands away from Earth.
Now you know the location of the mounts, you can start reading them! As mentioned earlier, the first step to reading mounts is to establish whether they’re weak or prominent.
Mount weakness and prominence reflects how you express the feelings related to that mount. An over-developed mount shows the extremes of the emotions associated with that mount while an under-developed mount means that you are lacking in the qualities of that mount. Obviously, a ‘normal’ mount is desirable and means that you are well balanced in this area.
There are two methods for discerning if a mount is weak or prominent: you can read physical flesh or use your intuition.
Mount Method One: Reading the Flesh
The first, most common method of reading palm mounts is to read how chubby the mounts are compared to each other: this is the ‘traditional’ method of mount reading.
The main benefit of reading how fleshy a mount is, is that you can easily read yourself. It is kind of hard to lie to yourself when you have one mount flat as hell and another sticking out like a sore thumb! However, this method becomes difficult when you get used to reading you own hand and use it as the backdrop for reading other hands.
You have to judge each hand individually. Some people will have chubby hands and some hands will be skinny. You are looking for thickness in relation to the other mounts on your hand in general, not how your hand looks to other people’s. I personally find this method difficult because I have fat hands so always fall into the trap of reading other people’s as looking weak! Therefore, for other people I rely on my intuition.
Mount Method Two: Intuition
When you rely on your intuition you are reading what jumps out at you and what doesn’t. There will be times when you are particularly drawn to a mount. If this is the case, then you can treat mounts you are drawn to has having lots of energy and read it as if it is prominent.
By contrast, if you have no interest in a mount and easily breeze past it, this can mean that your intuition feels as though the mount is lacking. Therefore, you can read this mount the same way as you would read a mount which is flat or non-existent.
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