A DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS
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Faces.—Several of these denote an invitation to a party or
wedding; ugly faces mean disturbances or bad news; pretty faces,
pleasure and love; two faces upon one head, looking diverse ways,
indicate that you may hear yourself accused of deception and falseness,
or that these things may be practised upon you; a bearded face,
health and strength, but an indolent nature, which is a source of
vexation to those around you.
warns you to be on your guard, for you have an enemy.
Fan.—Love of admiration,
frivolity, pleasure with the opposite sex.
indicated by a straight thin line of tea leaves which ascends towards
the consultant; what may be expected of fate must be judged by the
line itself and other signs in the cup.
feathers signify achievement and prosperity; to authors, literary
success; small feathers denote something of which you are afraid,
but which you will meet with courage.
be called upon to take a decisive step in some matter which may
lead up to an eventful change in your life.
that there is but a step between you and success.
constantly come in contact with someone to whom you feel a strong
peace, and steadfast love are the meanings of this symbol.
and enmity are likely to cause you distress.
symbol implies that difficulties will be smoothed away for you by
the aid of good and useful friends.
Field Marshal's Hat.—To
a soldier, or those who are associated with them, this is a sign
of coming promotion, triumph, and of the attainment to honour.
joy and abundance of the good things of this world; to those in
business it is an omen of success and prosperity.
Figurehead of a Ship.—A
good omen for your future Welfare; this symbol predicts that you
will be enabled to steer your course through smooth waters.
Human Figures, Running
indicates a special need for attention to be paid to adjoining symbols.
evidence of a serious fire of which you will hear or from which
you will suffer; this must be judged by other indications in the
urgent warning to take all precautions against fire.
chief interests in life will probably lie in your home; small duties,
simple pleasures, and a circle of friends.
abroad; with other signs of movement, emigration; a starfish is
a sign of good luck.
rebellion, and war are the meanings of this symbol.
for which you have long hoped and waited is about to come to pass.
pleasant meanings may be given to this symbol, good fortune, happiness,
love, marriage, and a large circle of admiring friends, being among
them. See also Basket of Flowers, Foxgloves, Lily, Forget-me-not.
small vexations and annoyances which will ruffle you considerably.
See also Bluebottle Fly, Dragon Fly.
a birth or an invitation to a christening party.
a journey; a swollen foot, injury, or news of an accident to the
of outdoor games, or a keen interest in the welfare of those who
take part in them, is shown by this symbol.
a need for refinement and of reconstructing your ideas on many subjects.
flower speaks of the attainment of a cherished hope, also that you
will probably find your truest happiness in love and marriage.
you against those who constantly flatter you; it would be well for
you to be on your guard or you may one day awake to the fact that
all this flattery was used as a tool to harm you.
favourable omen foretelling happiness, success in love and marriage,
prosperity in business, and good fortune in all you undertake; this
symbol also points to an unexpected legacy.
that you may have an unsuspected enemy, possibly disloyal dependents;
sometimes it means theft and trickery.
show ambition and attainment; if broken or bending, defeated plans
of residence; with other signs, new work or profession; with bad
symbols around, unpleasant sights and stories.
sign of forthcoming prosperity and general advancement.