A DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS
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Hammer.—Troublesome little tasks which you are reluctant to
ending of something to which you had looked forward with delight.
Ham with Frill.—This
denotes a nice invitation, hospitality, pleasure with your friends;
also enjoyment followed by dismay; a ham without a frill means increasing
fortune and success.
Hand.—A sign of
good fellowship, loyalty, and affection; it may also indicate a
parting, a meeting or a bargain concluded; other signs around it
must be noticed in order to read its special meaning. See also Clenched
would much like to startle the world by a wonderful discovery or
amazing theory by which your name would be known for all time but
you will need every possible good symbol to appear in the cup to
give you any assurance of your ambition being gratified.
imprisonment, misfortune, and dishonesty; this sign must be read
in connection with others around it.
illusion quickly dispelled is the meaning of this symbol.
small demands sometimes necessitate great effort on the part of
those to whom the demand is made.
of an absent friend after a long absence; if it is running, a journey
is indicated; a dead hare foreshows money acquired through industry.
a placid existence, and faithfulness in love are the meanings of
this lovely little flower; with other signs you may expect news
of a birth.
a sign of melancholy and predicts the possibility of a nervous breakdown.
graceful flowers predict peace, joy, hope, and a wedding.
that much of your time will be given endeavouring to make the lives
of those around you smooth and happy, whilst you cheerfully spend
your days in a somewhat monotonous manner.
of corn is a somewhat sad emblem showing that you have sown that
of which the reaping will be tears; it is also a warning of illness,
especially to the aged.
Hastener for Roasting
Meat.—You are reminded that you should endeavour to move with
the times, and not cling so tenaciously to ideas and habits which
are now obsolete.
of luck, presents, success in new work or enterprise; sometimes
it foreshows the arrival of a visitor.
an unfortunate symbol, as it denotes circumstances in which people
and things seem to be working against you, placing you in awkward
and embarrassing predicaments.
indicates a desire for mastery and preeminence; it also shows that
a doubt will arise as to how best to proceed, but you will find
the right way out and will come to a wise decision.
head gives warning of family trouble or of serious illness; a very
small head, waning ability or power; several heads, mental distress
of bereavement or of sad news of those who are bereaved.
of coming happiness through the affections bringing joy into your
life, or satisfaction through money, according to other signs near.
fortunate sign of gratified wishes and of coming good luck; to lovers
it is an assurance of much happiness.
that through energy and perseverance you will surmount obstacles
and carry all before you.
will be immensely surprised by hearing that someone whom you had
always thought of as a confirmed bachelor is about to be married.
of your past life have an inconvenient habit of appearing at the
most awkward moments.
and domestic felicity; a hen roosting shows domestic annoyance and
is a sign of sound business capacity and a plodding contriver in
keenness for games and success in the playing of them.
that you will often have more to do than you can well accomplish;
each day things will occur needing your attention and increasing
your work, but in spite of it you will have good health and cheerfulness.
that something of importance may be expected to occur in the winter;
unless gloomy signs appear in the cup, it may be assumed that the
event will be a happy one.
will have a friend, or lover, who will never disappoint you.
undertakings, honour and renown, and much which is delightful are
foreshown by this symbol.
find immense satisfaction in doing things that require energy even
if they are of little importance.
a powerful enemy, or at least someone who has feelings of animosity
towards you, which may prove to be unpleasant in their result.
loyal friends, and pleasure; galloping horses mean that events are
hurrying towards you over which you have no control, bringing many
changes into your life. See also Carriage
those who own horses, or do business with them, this sign is a pleasant
indication of success in some transaction; to others it would imply
toil and a strenuous effort to keep things going.
unexpected piece of good fortune, the achievement of your wish,
and good luck in all you undertake; a double horseshoe hastens the
arrival of your desires; a horseshoe reversed means an upset of
plans causing much disappointment and vexation; a broken one denotes
a dilemma, trials, or discomforts.
will always find compensation in all trials and discomforts.
against delay in arrangements or thought-of plans; with other signs,
the hourglass is a grave warning of peril through illness or accident.
transaction, a visit, a new home.
must be judged with regard to what they appear to be doing.
flower predicts love, joy, and gratified ambition.