(Last Updated on : 25/01/2014)
Mounts in palmistry hold special significance as they are the origin of different lines. Mounts are the extra raised pads of flesh in the palm. A hand is the constant receiver of signals from the brain. There are regions in a palm where extra transmissions of signals, bringing extra blood supply are padded with extra flesh for protection. These areas are called mounts in Palmistry. Each mount in the palm is symbolic to a particular planet in astrology, and represents the same qualities in a person. It is said in palmistry that the particular features of the different planets are revealed in the consequent mounts. The planet, which is said to be more prominent, is also considered as more important in the palm.
The different mounts in palmistry are as follows -
Mount of Venus
: Mount of Venus bestows one with love, physical appearance, inclination for arts and beauty, sense of aesthetics, luxuries in life, love for good food and wine, sensualities, romance, compassion, etc. A well balanced raised mount with pink tinge indicates well-balanced aspects in all these fields. On the other hand, an underdeveloped mount reflects the person lacking in all the senses of Venus.
Moreover, an overdeveloped Venus depicts the person's overindulgence in several activities.
Mount of Moon
: The mount of moon shows a person's emotional side and thinking patterns, imagination, creativity, sensitivity, intuitions, maternal instincts, harmony in relationships, etc. A well-balanced mount of Lunar gives all round success in life, be it in business or personal. A balanced and creative life lays the foundation for a subject's harmonious and accomplished life. An underdeveloped mount of Moon shows the person to be unimaginative, non-intuitive, or emotionally cold. An overdeveloped mount of Moon shows the person to be too creative and imaginative, extremely maternal and intuitive, with strong attraction towards water bodies. The person can also be cold and vacillating (depends upon other indicators).
Mount of Jupiter
: Mount of Jupiter in a palm depicts fortune, confidence, a sense of authority, piousness and inclination towards religion, education, knowledge, optimism, ambition, integrity, compassion, expansion and justice. A well-developed mount of Jupiter confirms the person to be well educated, of high esteem and character, honorable and ambitious with healthy self-confidence and optimistic attitude towards life. On the other hand, an underdeveloped mount shows the person lacking in all these qualities. The person is less confident, pessimistic and has lesser prospects in life. Further, an overdeveloped mount shows extremes in ambition or ego, up to the point of being vain.
Mount of Saturn
: The mount of Saturn embodies all the astrological qualities of the planet. It showcases the tendencies of discipline and hard work in a person, which are: resolution, hard work, practicality, wisdom, and longevity, a sense of responsibility, gloom, stamina, patience, reliability, caution, solitude and repression. All these qualities are attached with this mount. It is usually desirable that this mount does not have its independent existence.
The mount is better when merged with the other two side mounts. Studying the middle finger does the evaluation of the qualities of mount. If the middle finger is just a nail longer than index or ring finger, it shows balanced Saturn qualities. In case of saturnine people, the mount is actually raised in the centre (that is having an independent existence). In that case, the attributes of the planet are quite prominent in the person. If other palm features are indicative of an overall positive persona, then the person is responsible, wise and stubborn, though subjected to over caution, solitude and gloom. In case the negative traits are indicated, the person is ambitious, cold and downright ruthless. If the Saturn qualities are absent, that is the middle finger is shorter than required, then the person is totally lighthearted.
Mount of Sun or Apollo
: Sun is the creator of the self. It endows physical self, energy, vitality, creativity, generosity and compassion in a person's life. Sun is the symbol of success, power, and fame. Spine, fatherhood and children, 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 all these are embodiment of the qualities of Sun. The mount of Sun or Apollo in a person's palm shows the extent to which these very characteristics are developed. A healthy looking, well-developed mount depicts a person enriched with all these attributes in a well-balanced ways. An underdeveloped mount shows the person lacking in all these qualities. On the other hand, an overdeveloped mount characterises a person who is too arrogant, extravagant and vain. They consider themselves to be the sole centre of existence and are self-centered and manipulative to the extreme.
Mount of Mercury
: Mercury embodies intellect, communication skills, nervous system, travels, wit, shrewdness, versatility, reasoning, understanding, interest, education, grasping, mind etc. In hands dominated by negative aspects, it shows fickleness, superficiality, nervous disposition with a hyper tendency to criticise, and lack of emotions in a person. Normally developed mount of mercury is indicative of talent in communication and thinking, with good amount of interests and business sense. A not so developed mount depicts a person who is unable to grasp things quickly, and is at loss with communication. An overdeveloped mount represents a person with great deal of positive energy, astute business acumen, and extremely restless creative energy channelised into communication.
Mount of Mars
: Mount of Mars is divided in two regions in the palm. The upper mars, also known as the active mars, depict vitality, courage, aggression, straightforwardness, leadership qualities, dynamism and drive. The negative qualities manifested by it are brutality, coarseness, foolhardy and immaturity. A well-developed upper mount of mars represents the well-balanced qualities of the planet. An underdeveloped mount depicts the person to be totally lacking in courage, vitality, drive and virility. An overdeveloped mount of Mars shows the person to be very courageous who thrives on adventures and excitement. If the other aspects of palm are not positive, then these very qualities may turn in brutal force and unnecessary aggression. Lower Mars, or Passive mars, depicts inner strength, stamina and courage. A well-developed Lower Mars shows that the person has the caliber to go through the trying situations in life with aplomb.
In the science of palmistry, the study of all these mounts depicts the nature and capabilities of a person.