The Mercury mount sits under the base of the little finger. This mount mainly relates to the mind and the ability for communication, whether in personal relationships or business. It shows how well you connect with others as well as the amount of mental capacity and ideas. Positive aspects show quick wit and intelligence.
Negative aspects point to deceitfulness or nervousness, especially if the line of the head is weak or poorly marked. If the mount of Mercury is significant and is partially under Apollo, the communication style is creative, such as a writer. This displacement usually happens when there is high Apollo line that rises to the finger. The pinkie plays a significant role in the overall balance of character; if well-developed, it lessens the struggles to succeed in all areas of life.
The Mercury mount tends to be full when a person is dealing with communications; such as doing business, teaching, healing, writing. Entrepreneurs often have a full Mercury mount. With positive aspects, it depicts someone warm, social, outgoing and optimistic. They like to believe they are honest and usually know how to make money. With negative aspects, the Mercurian (especially on a woman), she is a law unto herself, putting herself before others.
If the mount is overly developed and marked, it shows much passion but can also depict a shrewd, shifty and dishonest character. When flat, there is a lack of interest in business and relationships.
Healthwise, the Mercurian might have issues with the nervous system and indigestion caused by the nervous worry or anxiety. They have vivid dreams, and so many also have insomnia. They are even inclined to have trouble with the nose and eyes. Living in an unhappy home can quickly ruin their health. Nature and peaceful surroundings are their best medicine.
MARKS ON THE MERCURY MOUNT
STAR – Success in business ventures and mental challenges.
CROSS – Dishonesty, cheating.
SQUARE – Protection against mental strain and financial risks.
TRIANGLE – Ability for business, writing and influencing others.
GRID – Overworking, at risk of failing. Shrewdness.
VERTICAL LINES – Healing or communication lines.