Sybil Leek’s Mount of Venus Spread

365 Tarot Spreads: Revealing the Magic in Each Day - Sasha Graham 2014

Sybil Leek’s Mount of Venus Spread

On This Day

Sybil Leek was born to a well-to-do, influential British family and was taught astrology by her grandmother.

Sybil Leek, English witch, astrologer, psychic, and leader in the formation of modern Wicca and Neopagan witchcraft, was born this day in 1917.

Summation of Spread

Leek remarks, “The Tarot reader gives a performance that has elements of suspense as the client waits to know what the future holds. Personally, I know of no other form of divination which offers this Hitchock-like suspense…With a good reader the ornate figures seem to begin to take on a life of their own, staring with benevolent faces as they lie on the table.”

Sybil Leek explained palmistry’s connection with astrology. Beneath each finger and the thumb are fleshy mounds called mounts, each derived from an astrological connection, given names of the planets, and associated with planetary qualities. This spread’s questions are inspired by the mounts.

Cast Your Cards

Cast your cards in the shape of the human palm:

1. Mount of Venus (base of the thumb): How do I express sensuality?

2. Mount of Jupiter (base of the index finger): How does ambition lead me?

3. Mount of Saturn (base of the middle finger): What is the seat of my destiny?

4. Mount of the Sun (base of the third finger): How does my charisma radiate?

5. Mount of Mercury (base of the little finger): How does intellectuality serve me?

6. Mount of Mars (below the Mount of Mercury): How am I most courageous?

7. Mount of Moon (below Mount of Mars): How do I encourage the flowering of my imagination?