This section is from the book "The Practice Of Palmistry For Professional Purposes", by C. de Saint-Germain. Also available from Amazon: The Practice of Palmistry for Professional Purposes.
(In this section they are supposed to be in their regular normal position.)
The principles ruling the existence, absence or undue prominence of the Mounts are the following:
Normal and in position - The quality at its best.
Absent - The quality absent also.
Abnormally prominent - The quality in excess, hence the defect or vice corresponding logically to that quality.
These readings, and those referring to the Displacement of the Mounts, only concern Smooth Mounts without any independent Lines or Signs. A long chapter is devoted to the meaning of each Mount, when marked by this or that line or sign, For the present, let it suffice to lay down this rule:
"A Mount is considered present and active, athough it be not marked by any rising, if it is marked by lines and signs."
The readings below are supposed to be made from a "good" or. at least "fairly good" hand. In a hand otherwise "bad" the reader will Have to radically modify the readings, in accordance with logic and common sense.
The Mount of Jupiter.
High religious ideal.
Absence of veneration.
No respect for others.
Pride in everyday life.
Absence of self respect
Pride in great enterprises.
The Mount of Saturn.
Cares nothing for the supernatural.
Saddest view of art, etc.
Realist in art matters
Loveofsolitude, not misanthropy though.
Hatred of mankind,
Love of agriculture and other safe, but active, occupations.
Aggressive hatred of others
Works hard but cares little for others' society.
The Mount of the Sun.
The exquisite dreamers
Genius confining to insanity.
Art has no place in their dreams.
Idealistic artists, writers. etc
Talent overrating itself.
Clever, but not truly-gifted.
Artistsof high stamp, but practical.
Cupidity stifles real talent
No love for or intellectual enjoyment.
"Artists fond of excitement and noise who picture them on canvas or in books.
Braggards, without any talent; always on the go, doing wretched work with a great noise.
Hatred for art and all mind-culture.
The Mount of Mercury.
The master's intuitive science.
Dreamers of new religions.
Fine thoughts ill combined.
Inventors of practicable things
Eloquence handicapped by some physical or moral defect.
The great inventors.
Nti scientific gifts nor business ability
The great discoverers.
Adventurers who stop at no crime.
Active to no useful par-pose.
The Upper Mount of Mara.
The courage of the martyr
The violence of the religious persecutor.
A coward in his creed
The courage of the patriot.
The violence of wounded vanity.
A coward in facing the public
The courage of the soldier
The violence of the disappointed schemer.
A coward In everyday life.
The courage of the explorer.
The violence of the ruffian
A coward in the field of battle.
The Mount of the Moon.
Imagination at its best.
The gifted artist.
Imitation in art matters:
Healthv love of poetry etc..
Absence of common sense.
Love of nature
Often violent insanity
Action never brightened by one thought of "what could be."
The Mount of Venus.
Above even the idea of love,
Material love of a. poetical character.
Artist wedded to his art.
Honest family love.
Indifferent to the charms of the other sen
A lover or husband who wants in his mate x comrade in his incessant agitation,
Finds the other sex an incumbrance in bis active existence..
A Mormon or a Turk; will have a wife or sweetheart in every
State in the Union.
The Lower Mount of Mars.
Unhealthy chasing of the flesh
Much afraid of physical or moral pain.
Ignores what pain or fear means.