A DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS
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Laburnum Tree.—A sign of delight and the fulfilment of a cherished
hope, probably occurring in the spring.
advancement, influential friends, and the attainment of good fortune.
that you will be amazed by the success of a doubtful undertaking.
See also Prancing Lamb.
provides an assurance of good success in business. See also Street
shows that fear and doubt will mar your happiness and progress.
See also Chinese Lantern.
points to power, ability and health.
results of your diligence, new friends, and satisfaction.
that you are anxious to come to the root of some matter of which
at present you have only an inkling; with good signs around, you
may expect to come to a satisfactory understanding.
a successful race with fortune.
Leg of Mutton.—Depression
and pecuniary worries is the meaning of this sign.
animal foreshows triumph over adverse circumstances or an evil report;two
leopards, fortune and misfortune following each other in quick succession.
are shown by oblong or square tea-leaves, initials near give the
name of the writer; with dots around they will contain money.
shows sleeplessness, possibly from the receiving of some perturbing
good sign of security and of light on your path whenever it is most
needed; if crooked or broken, disaster at sea.
lightning seen in a zig-zag up the side of the cup shows bad weather
conditions; if near the figure of a man or woman, it may possibly
indicate death from lightning or electrical mechanism; if seen at
the bottom of the cup and with a clear space indicating water, it
would mean bad storms abroad causing damage and loss.
an emblem of radiant happiness; joys shared with another, with whom
there is perfect oneness of purpose and love.
fortunate omen of realisation, love, and marriage. See also Arum
Lily, Belladonna Lily,
Madonna Lily, Harrissi
Lily, Water Lily.
denote that you endeavour to wrest from others some valuable secret
which they possess, but without success; limpets are a sign of good
luck to fishermen and promise a big haul of fish.
Lines of Dots.—These
indicate journeys and their probable length and direction; to be
read in connection with other signs of movement; wavy lines mean
tiresome journeys or difficulties likely to be encountered; if the
lines ascend sharply to the brim of the cup, a journey to a hilly
country will be taken.
Lion.—One of the
most fortunate symbols indicating high hopes and excellent prospects,
association with distinguished persons, honour, and fame.
treachery and the probability of a plot being laid against you by
false and deceitful friends.
event, or a good present, is shown by this symbol.
Lock and Key.—You
are warned against the loss of something which you value.
implies a desire to know the truth, even if it be unpleasant to
Lord Mayor's Coach.—You
will receive a good offer from an unexpected quarter.
a sign of a secret sadness of which those around you know nothing;
to musicians, a good omen of success.
Lynx.—To the married
a bad omen of estrangement, possibly divorce; to others it denotes
treachery or episodes of a painful nature.