A DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS
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Abbey.—A sign of increasing wealth and comfort; you will gain
much success in your life.
Ace of Clubs.—This
signifies good news through the post.
Ace of Diamonds.—You
will be gratified by a good present or sum of money.
Ace of Hearts.—Shows
affection and happiness in the home.
Ace of Spades.—A
large town or building.
a symbol of health, strength and gain through industry, a sowing
of which you will see the reaping, a short journey from which there
may be great results; good fortune and ease are predicted by several
towards consultant, hasty news or an unexpected journey; if stationary
it gives warning that you will have but little success in your life
unless you come out of the rut into which you have fallen.
seen with the sign of a ship or water it portends distress for those
at sea; to sailors or to those associated with them it is an omen
of sadness, meaning sorrow and sometimes death.
this is a sign that if they proceed with caution they will become
is a bad sign of personal danger and distress possibly caused by
those nearest to you; it also shows much mental disturbance and
worry; if very near consultant a catastrophe is imminent.
denote festivities and social enjoyment, good and generous friends.
a figure near, sorrow and distress are foreshown.
symbol of good and loyal friends, constancy in love, and the realisation
of your wishes; an emblem of safety to a sailor.
flowers often indicate an event to be expected in the early autumn;
the nature of it must be judged by other signs in the cup.
a symbol of good fortune in love, radiance, happiness, and peace.
token of love and joy which are swiftly approaching you.
is predicted by this symbol.
and energy will bring you much success in new plans or enterprises.
points to the fact that you have a secret enemy; it denotes malicious
and dangerous persons whose tongues are to be feared; it is also
a sign of despondency, care, anxiety, and fraud.
sign of happiness, cheerful conditions, good health, and fortune.
predict a happy event in the apple season.
brings a new friend; at a distance new work or acquaintances.
points to a need for caution in choosing your friends, or you may
find yourself in the power of someone who will prove to be an undesirable
you desire are developing in the wished-for direction; the arch
is a sign of hope; your ambition may be gratified in a most unexpected
manner. See also Triumphal Arch.
assures you of security and of finding refuge in times of distress
it signifies love, protection, care and strength; stretched out,
that a new influence will come into your life which will prove to
be an endless source of joy and love.
of armour foretells that you will be called upon to face difficulties
and dangers and that you will come through them with courage. See
Knight in Armour.
news or a disagreeable letter from the direction in which it comes.
signifies sadness, disappointment and delay; sometimes a secret
trouble is indicated by this symbol.
an artist at work, indicates association with those who study art;
also a happy nature finding much joy and beauty in life.
Artist's Mahl Stick.—This
implies an artistic temperament, a dislike of daily duties or irksome
tasks, and a fretting under any routine; a lack of attention to
detail is also a usual characteristic of this symbol.
flower stands for dignity, expectancy, and calm; its fuller meanings
must be judged by other symbols around it.
Ass.—If its head
is towards consultant, a piece of good news or an event which has
long been waited for is near; if its tail, then further patience
is necessary, for there will be delay; if it gallops, it gives warning
that if people allow themselves to become too boring their friends
may reasonably, be expected to avoid them.
indicate a smooth though possibly a somewhat monotonous life; they
also show a settled state of mind and sound judgment; if seen in
the form of a wreath a death is predicted.
signifies a lack of initiative and consequent failure in arriving
at any great achievement.
mastery and power to overcome difficulties; sometimes separation.