and Astrology Part One
Astrology Part Three
This is the
second in a series of articles that covers the planets as they are known
to palm readers, with an eye on those of you who are familiar with astrology.
Remember that the palmist’s view of the planetary references is closer
to older forms of astrology than to modern ideas.
Apollo Finger and the Sun
who are mildly interested in astrology know their Sun sign, and palmistry
has a Sun sign, too. Hand reading uses the old name for the god of the
Sun, which is Apollo. The Apollo finger is the third or ring finger on
each hand, and this links extraordinarily well with astrology. It represents
arts and music, leisure and pleasure, the home, gambling, affection and
creativity. If we look back to older forms of astrology and mythology,
Apollo was often shown playing a lyre, and he is the god of music. Apollo
is also associated with having fun, and that idea still persists in astrology.
Apollo finger is longer than the Jupiter (index) finger, the person is
creative and possibly also artistic; when this finger is almost as long
as the Saturn (middle) finger, he is a good actor and possibly also a
good singer. The person is musical when the fingertip is wide, while a
fingertip that has a thick pad underneath shows excellence at craft work,
sewing, pottery, gardening, cooking and similar “crafty” things. The downside
is that a long Apollo person can lack practicality and may find it hard
to hang on to money. If the Apollo finger is considerably longer than
the Jupiter finger, the subject may have a low sense of self-esteem, and
he may lean on others for support. Think in terms of the Sun in Pisces;
such people are extremely creative, but they can be put-upon.
One of the
older Sun-Apollo connections that is ignored by Western astrologers (although
not by Asian ones) is that of being clever and successful in business.
Astrologers comment on creativity in connection with the Sun, forgetting
that starting and running a business is also an act of creation. A long,
substantial Apollo finger will help the person to create a business or
to create a wonderful home and family, as well as to be artistic, musical
and creative in other ways. Problems can arise if the Apollo finger is
long but the Jupiter finger is short, because the person may lack leadership
qualities and confidence.
Apollo finger is much the same length as the Jupiter (index) finger. This
person has self-esteem but without selfishness, and can love others but
not to the point of self-sacrifice. He is creative enough, but also worldly,
wise and ambitious enough. In short, he is balanced.
A very short
Apollo finger may lack a sense of humor and won’t be terribly interested
in family life. To be sure, he rarely gambles or loses money. He isn’t
influenced by the opinions of others. He may end up wealthy, but he may
also have relationship difficulties.
on the hand immediately below this finger is called the mount of Apollo.
The lines, marks and skin ridge patterns here show whether the subject
will be happy in old age—indeed, they are a good indication that a person
will actually reach old age! They show a great deal of information
about a person’s home, his sense of humor (or lack of it), his sense of
style, love of family, love of animals and love life in general. All in
all, this is much like the Sun sign in astrology.
and the Little Finger
finger is the Mercury finger, and surprise, surprise, this refers to communication,
but in this case also sexual communication! If the tip of this finger
reaches the last joint on the Apollo finger, the subject will have good
powers of communication. If this finger pulls away from the Apollo finger,
the person is very independent, and he keeps to himself at work. He is
slow to enter love relationships and he is cautious about sex. If the
finger is stunted, he may avoid sex altogether. Sometimes these fingers
hook, bend or curl, which indicates a stubborn character.
So far, we’ve
seen some striking similarities between astrology and palmistry, but neither
the Mercury finger nor the mount of Mercury below it refer to short journeys,
siblings, the neighborhood, magic, thievery or much else that astrologers
associate with the planet Mercury. However, the area below the Mercury,
finger has marks on it that show compassion and specific healing ability,
and that is very much associated with Mercury, through its connection
with the sign of Virgo. Other marks in the vicinity show mechanical ability,
a love of learning and much about relating to others which ties up
very neatly with Mercury in astrology.
Mount of Venus
of Venus is the large area of the palm that borders the thumb and is fenced
in by the life line. This area shows the passion a person has for life
and the amount of energy that he puts into it. This may relate to sexual
passion, but also a passion for a job, a hobby or for life itself. Astrologers
sometimes forget the “passion quotient” inherent in Venus in a chart,
but its position and condition show exactly what and how a person loves.
We tend to concentrate on the personal finance aspects of Venus, forgetting
that it really reflects what is of value to us.
when the mount of Venus is wide, there is plenty of passion for everything
in life, whether this is love and sex or the ability to put one’s heart
into a project. If Venus is narrow and weak, the person may set out full
of enthusiasm, but fall by the wayside when the going gets rough. A high
and wide mount of Venus suggests an accumulation of material goodies and
money in the bank. This person may be a stylish dresser, and also
a great cook or gardener. A low Venus suggests losses or a non-materialist
attitude and a lack of interest in beauty, art, cooking, gardening or
connections between astrology and palmistry, be sure to read part three
of this series!