A DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS
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Baby.—A naked baby near consultant is a sign of sadness
and disappointment caused by those who are nearest and dearest;
to some it is a sign of money worries; a baby in arms means reconciliation.
of bacon signify good luck and profitable business.
maid, or a bachelor, this symbol predicts a single life, but one
of freedom, health and success; for the married, it implies regret
that they did not remain unmarried.
symbol gives warning of coming sorrow or much agitation and disturbance.
is a forecast of unsuccessful plans.
which indicates that much is attempted but little achieved; there
is a passing enthusiasm for various experiments and new ideas, but
the interest soon flags, and finally vanishes as the balloon in
promise gratification and the occurrence of those things which are
most pleasing to you; also a prediction of much happiness and success
in love affairs.
a symbol of a prosperous life for a man and of a wealthy marriage
for a woman.
the approach of a new interest coming into your life, which will
lead you to be most particular as to your personal appearance.
possibly a picnic; several barrels, prosperity.
and a distaste for present circumstances.
stands for small ailments and minor worries; a broken basin, domestic
duties and family cares; if full, a present given or received.
Basket of Flowers.—Happiness
and contentment, fulfilled desires.
musical instrument implies that your energy is apt to exceed your
grief or dismay.
Bats.—An ill omen
showing sickness and trouble in the home; with other signs, a prediction
to be feared; it shows danger of operation, wounds, and pain.
quarrels and disputes with relations.
north, sometimes prolonged travel. See also Polar
illness; or death, according to other symbols.
of beef foretells coming financial worries.
is a symbol of eloquence, mental capacity, and much energy in forming
new schemes and carrying them through; also of attainment to power
success through your own ability, many friends and enjoyment of
life to the full. See also Bumble Bee.
unrest, domestic tribulation, or disagreements; several beetles,
that there is a risk of slander and abuse by those whom you regard
symbol indicates that someone will try to do you a bad turn, but
it will fail in its object and rather turn out as a benefit.
news according to other signs in the cup; several bells indicate
a wedding. See also Canterbury Bells, Diving Bell, Handbell.
flower is a sign of hope, love, happiness, and the leading of an
upright and honourable life.
show an endeavour to make the best of a bad business.
a caution to avoid meddling in other people's affairs or you may
find yourself regarded as an unpleasant busybody.
of death; if near consultant, a personal sorrow, otherwise of a
less personal nature.
Billiard table.—Pleasure followed by regret.