A DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS
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Padlock.—An open padlock means a surprise; a closed one, a
need for precaution.
be called upon to undertake a variety of things which you dislike.
Pails on Yoke.—In
the future you may hope for compensation for past trials and weariness.
good fortune and favours.
sign of success to an artist or to those associated with one; to
others, it suggests a need for deliberation and advice before embarking
upon a new work or enterprise.
is a symbol of honour, fame, and victory; increase of wealth, love,
is a sign that you will make a pathetic endeavour to find happiness
in a life which is cast in a somewhat dreary lot.
Pan and His Pipes.—A
most cheering symbol which gives an assurance of happiness, future
prosperity, and delight.
is a symbol of understanding, modesty, and contentment; it is also
a pleasant indication of faithful friends and happy days.
expect to be shocked at the treacherous behaviour of a friend whom
you had always regarded as honourable.
Bird of Paradise.
predict well-thought-out and smoothly running plans.
are shown by thick, square or round leaves.
a sign of foreign travel, the making of many friends, and much mental
energy; sometimes it gives a hint that there is an inclination to
gossip and spread scandal.
events will bring you satisfaction.
of the acquisition of property; a prosperous and happy marriage;
with other signs, an unfortunate friendship.
arrival of a male visitor.
social condition and other advantages; this fruit brings success
to a business man and to a woman a rich husband; one pear signifies
a birth or new plans.
important appointment or urgent business.
bird is a symbol of loneliness, separation, and yearning for the
unattainable; if it is flying you will receive news from those who
are far away in isolated parts of the world.
strange bird indicates interesting news of expeditions and discoveries
in the northern regions.
Penknife.—This is an unfortunate symbol of enmity, disloyalty,