and Astrology Part One
and Astrology Part Two
concludes the series on the links between palmistry and astrology. The
palmist’s view of the planets leans toward older ideas about the planets
rather than the newer themes and associations common in modern astrology.
Mount of the Moon
of the Moon is a large area that is located on the lower end of the side
of the hand that is away from the thumb area. The Moon (or Luna) is associated
with the imagination and with travel, and it reflects the restless and
emotional side of one’s nature. This links almost exactly with astrology,
because although novice astrologers concentrate so much on the emotional
concerns of the Moon, they forget that travel and a restless search for
adventure were once strongly associated with the Moon.
If this area
is large, and especially if it extends down almost into the wrist, the
person will be a great traveler and may prefer to live close by water.
Lines that appear on this area of the hand refer to travel, creativity,
imagination and sometimes also luck. Some marks here talk about intuition,
psychic ability and healing energies. A person with a strong Luna is quite
emotional. This individual may love poetry or the words in popular songs,
and will be extremely intuitive, possibly even psychic. The emotions are
strong, and unless something feels right, this subject will feel
uncomfortable. This almost exactly links to the Moon in astrology. There
may be other links too, because the Moon and Luna can show that a person’s
job deals with the public or produces things that the public likes.
Mount of Neptune, or Pluto?
It has become
fashionable among some palmists in recent years to call the area at the
bottom of the hand where it meets the wrist the mount of Neptune, but
I think it makes far more sense to call this area Pluto!
This links the mounts of Venus and Luna, and it is said to be the link
between the conscious mind (Venus) and the unconscious mind (Luna). A
high mount shows intuitive or psychic ability; a dip in this area shows
a lack of these traits.
is also a rich area for those who wish to study pregnancy and the reproductive
organs. This part of the hand has much to say about the early days of
a person’s life and the psychological influence this has had on him or
her. Early sexual experiences and early attempts at relationships tend
to show up here. Pluto in astrology shows exactly the same effects as
this mount, in addition to the ideas of sharing resources with others
or tapping into the resources of others. This idea of union between people
or organizations exactly fits the union between the materialistic mount
of Venus and the imaginative, creative, instinctive mount of Luna.
a great swathe of the hand that reaches from the point where the thumb
opens away from the hand, across the central area and out to the percussion
edge that is all associated with Mars. Technically speaking, the thumb
side is called lower Mars, the central area is called the plain of Mars
and the percussion side is called upper Mars.
A high and
fat Mars area on the thumb side of the hand indicates a person who likes
the sporting or military life, or such organizations such as the Scouts
or similar quasi-military or religious groups. This individual may enjoy
heading up a large business or other organization. This is very similar
to a strong Mars effect on a birth chart.
features are found on the upper Mars mount, which includes the edge (percussion)
of the hand. If this area is thick, the person will be hard to shock.
The person may also be belligerent and quick to get into a fight. When
the percussion is weak and thin, the person is easily shocked and upset
and unlikely to put up a fight. When the percussion curves widely outward,
there could be great creativity or a confrontational nature–or both. Mars
in astrology shows how much fight a person has and where he or she will
direct energy. A person with Mars in an earth
sign will finish all that he or she starts. Similarly, strong upper and
lower Mars mounts on a square, earthy hand show
that the subject will rarely give up once set on a particular course of
To my mind,
and to the minds of most palmists, the thumb is taken as a separate entity
and not assigned to any of the planets. Some palmists try to associate
the thumb with Venus, due to the fact that the large mount on the hand
that leads to the thumb is the mount of Venus. However, this really doesn’t
make any sense because there is absolutely nothing Venusian about the
thumb. The thumb is also attached to the area that is called lower Mars,
and that has far more connection with those things with which the thumb
is associated. For example, the thumb shows the way a person thinks and
acts and approaches life in general—whether the individual has will power
or goes about things in a logical manner or not. About the only Venus
connection that I can find is that a person who has a thumb that turns
back at the tip can be an impulsive shopper.
seem to figure anywhere on a hand, but I have come to the conclusion that
the knuckles on the backs of the hand and the finger joints should be
looked at for Uranian tendencies. If these are prominent, wide and what
palmists call “knotted,” they show an academic mind and a person who likes
to think things through and act only when he or she has come to his or
her own conclusions. These subjects can be stubborn and determined to
live life in their own preferred way. They will only listen to logic,
and even then, they may not be convinced. This kind of hand also shows
a somewhat unusual outlook on life. Teaching ability is often shown by
such hands, and such a person reads widely and has a number of unusual
interests. Despite the stubborn nature of this personality, the subject
is kind-hearted and sociable. Naturally, it is only Uranus that would
have no actual mount assigned to it—but then we all know that Uranus likes
to be different!