See Zest for Life From Your Venus Mount.
The Venus mount is the ball of the thumb. The padded areas on the hand are named after planets, and the ones located under the fingers have the same name as the finger, except the thumb. If a mount appears to be flat, it can indicate that the person does not put much energy into that part of their life.
A large, well-developed mount would suggest the opposite, where much focus directs to the area. However, as a standard rule, if the hand has large mounts all over, the person has high energy levels with enthusiasm for life. If the palm mostly consists of flat mounts, there is less zest for life.
The mount of Venus
The Venus mount is the padded area enclosed by the line of life. It indicates the ability to express emotions and affection. Symbolising beauty, seduction, romance and love. It also shows the well-being of the individual, demonstrating how much blood flow and energy is available; a flexible, well-rounded mount is ideal, showing someone friendly, fit, sociable, outgoing, sympathetic and affectionate.
You can find music ability from a sharp angle of thumb (angle of Rhythm) and a loop of music on the skin ridge pattern on the lower section of the mount. A flat or flabby mount shows a lack of energy; there may also be physical issues causing tiredness.
A high mount of Venus in a woman’s hand does not tend to extravagance as a Mount of the same strength would in a man’s hand. In a man’s hand, a big ball of the thumb, when soft, can give him the qualities a Venusian possesses, like attractiveness, love, sympathy and even generosity.
If it is immense and firm, there is an enormous amount of vitality and potentially high libido. If there is a very full and hard mount of Venus, together with a thumb that has a bulbous tip, and an enlarged inner Mars, indicates a bad temper.
Mount of Moon
This area at the base of the hand, opposite the Mount of Venus is the mount of the Moon. It rules your moods, emotions, romance, travel, and imagination and reflects the female principle (yin) – the mother, the wife, and fertility. It associates with the subconscious, sensitivity and passions.
In astrology, the moon represents your true inner self. It is a symbol of emotions. A strong moon would depict a need for giving and receiving emotional support. When the moon is developed in a man, it still signifies his sensitivity, (although he might not show it). It can symbolise his mother, his wife, or the ideal woman.
- Imagination and creativity.
- The love of travel.
- Empathy, nurturing and sensitivity.
- Intuition and memory.
The Mount of Moon, when well developed, shows a kind, inventive, creative and imaginative personality. They are risk-takers and can achieve success in business due to their originality and inspirational ideas.
The mount of Jupiter beneath the index finger tells how much a person likes to dominate, lead and organise. On a well-marked hand, a large Jupiter mount is an indication of success from a character perspective.
The Jupiter mount shows the self-confidence, pride, ego, religion and the strengths and weaknesses of the character. Jupiter rules your luck, growth and wisdom. They are the most independent of all types in their career. If the Jupiter mount shares the space partially beneath the Saturn finger, there is a hands-on ability to achieve goals.
Someone with strong Jupiter aspects is ambitious and they like to be in charge. They are fearless determined and have an authoritative charisma so often seen in the hands of politicians. Any position which gives them an opportunity to hold a commanding position suits the Jupiterian type. However, that doesn’t mean they are strictly business because often they care deeply and have a warm heart.
Religion is another strong quality of Jupiter as is the love of food. Their fault can be going too far and going to extremes in all things, so a well-formed head line is to their benefit.
Sometimes these mounts are not found directly below, and in the centre of the finger, this is called a displaced mount. When this occurs, the qualities from one mount are shared with another. The fingers, which relate to the mounts, share similar qualities, often a well-developed mount also displays a well-developed finger.
Under the ring finger is the mount of Apollo or Sun. When this mount is large, it indicates a desire to be recognised. Positive aspects of Apollo show a versatile, generous, happy and adaptable person. They love to see the beauty in all things. He could be an artist or surround themselves with art. They enjoy luxury and in the practical world good taste in general. Negative aspects point to gambling or paying too much attention to appearances. If the mount of Apollo is displaced towards the mount of Saturn or between the two fingers, the creative side of the personality is significant; often these people have a loop of seriousness.
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The Saturn finger (middle finger) and mount beneath it represent your boundaries; it is the balancing force of the psyche aiding rational thought. It is also the symbol of the elderly, grandparents and wise men. A large mount here can reveal pessimism or one with many responsibilities. Positive aspects show an organised and dependable person.
If the mount of Mercury is large and is partially under Apollo, the communication element is used creatively, such as a writer. This displacement usually happens when there is high Apollo line that rises all the way to the finger.
The pinkie (Mercury) finger plays a significant role in the overall balance of character; if well-developed, it lessens the struggles to succeed in all areas of life. (See an article about the pinkie meanings here).
The area of Pluto joins the Moon mount and likewise represents the subconscious and imagination. It has a connection to things such as occultism, death, obsessions and sexual energy. It also reveals the nurturing and maternal instincts. In some hands, this area appears to droop below the wrist lines.
The areas of Mars run through the centre of the palm; they show the strength of character, in general. The outer Mars area under the mount of Mercury and above the Moon indicates the amount of moral courage.
The area below the mount of Jupiter and the inside of the thumb is where we find our physical courage and energy. It symbolises action, boldness, and virility. The inner Mars also represents assertiveness, aggression, and violence. A developed mount would belong to an athlete or someone in the military because it shows a higher level of temper and impulsiveness, these people love danger.
Neptune represents inspiration, sentiment, dreams, healing and psychics. However, there is a connection between drug addicts and depression. It shows a highly developed sense of psychology and awareness, but also of perception of ideas, building, and inventions. With a well-developed mount, the individual often has a love of being near water.
Uranus is a mount that is rarely visible, and its position in the palm is controversial. It has sometimes been said to lie in between the head and heart line next to the mount of Jupiter. However, mostly it is found near the area where the fate line and head line meet, or on the edge of the mount of Moon.
MARKINGS ON THE MOUNTS Markings on these mounts affect the area described, often heightening the qualities of the mount, or showing an over-use of a matter. Depending on what the mount represents, some distinct markings can be positive signs.
For complete descriptions including the meanings and development of the mounts, see the book here.
About the life line types on your hand.