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ABBEY, future ease and freedom from worry.

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.

ACORN, improvement in health, continued health, strength, and good fortune.

ACORN, This is 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 acorns.

AIRCRAFT, unsuccessful projects.

AIRCRAFT, If flying 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.

ALBATROSS, If 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.

ALDERMAN, To workers this is a sign that if they proceed with caution they will become prosperous.

ALLIGATOR, This 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.

ALMONDS, These denote festivities and social enjoyment, good and generous friends.

ALTAR, If with a figure near, sorrow and distress are foreshown.

ANCHOR, a lucky sign; success in business and constancy in love; if cloudy, the reverse must be read.

ANCHOR, A pleasing symbol of good and loyal friends, constancy in love, and the realization of your wishes; an emblem of safety to a sailor.

ANEMONE, These 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.

ANGEL, good news, especially good fortune in love.

ANGEL, This is a symbol of good fortune in love, radiance, happiness, and peace.

ANGEL (Flying).—A token of love and joy which are swiftly approaching you.

ANTLERS, An accident is predicted by this symbol.

ANVIL, Your strength and energy will bring you much success in new plans or enterprises.

APES, secret enemies.

APE, This animal 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.

APPLES, long life; gain by commerce.

APPLES, A pleasant sign of happiness, cheerful conditions, good health, and fortune.

APPLE-TREE, change for the better.

APPLE TREES, These predict a happy event in the apple season.

APRON, Near consultant brings a new friend; at a distance new work or acquaintances.

ARAB, This symbol 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 companion.

ARCH, a journey abroad.

ARCH, Things which 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.

ARK, This symbol assures you of security and of finding refuge in times of distress and turmoil.

ARM, If curved, 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.

AMOUR, A suit of amour foretells that you will be called upon to face difficulties and dangers and that you will come through them with courage. See Knight in Amour.

ARROW, a disagreeable letter from the direction in which it comes.

ARROW, Unpleasant news or a disagreeable letter from the direction in which it comes.

ARTICHOKE, This signifies sadness, disappointment and delay; sometimes a secret trouble is indicated by this symbol.

ARTIST, To see 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.

ARUM LILY, This flower stands for dignity, expectancy, and calm; its fuller meanings must be judged by other symbols around it.

ASS, misfortune overcome by patience; or a legacy.

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.

ASTERS, These flowers 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.

AUTOMATIC MACHINE, This signifies a lack of initiative and consequent failure in arriving at any great achievement.

AXE, difficulties overcome. AXE, This shows mastery and power to overcome difficulties; sometimes separation.