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D Symbols

DAFFODILS, A long-desired hope is about to come to pass, or a delightful holiday spent in the company of those most congenial to you.

DAGGER, favors from friends.

DAHLIAS, A sign of some important event which you may expect to take place in the autumn; it also denotes thrift and increase of fortune.

DAISIES, These imply that you have an attractive, child-like nature, finding happiness in simple pleasures; a circle of daisies means that you attract someone to you of the same nature as yourself who will become all the world to you.

DAMSONS, These denote complication of your affairs.

DANCE, See Ballet Dance.

DANCER, A pleasant omen of coming pleasure and gratification, good news, happiness in love and friendship; it also means that you will receive an unexpected invitation; several figures dancing in happy abandonment foretell that your hopes and desires will be fulfilled, and that many changes will occur, all tending to your success and future happiness.

DANCING DOLL, See Child with Dancing Doll.

DANDELION, Unexpected news of the marriage of an old friend whom you had always supposed would never marry.

DATES, A pleasure which is unlikely to come up to your expectations is the meaning of this symbol.

DEER, quarrels, disputes; failure in trade.

DEER, An unfortunate indication that your ventures in new directions of work or business will end in failure; if running, a fruitless endeavor to undo your past mistakes; a dead deer, that you will be the innocent cause of distress to someone you love.

DESK, You will receive a letter which will upset you, or you will lose the friendship of someone with whom you have corresponded regularly for many years.

DEVIL, This symbol gives warning that reformation is needed, or you may find yourself so tightly in the grip of bad influence that it will be well-nigh impossible to extricate yourself.

DIADEM, This ensign of royalty shows that your ambition is realized beyond your expectations; wonderful good fortune and influential friends assure you of an unusually successful career.

DIAMONDS, See Ace of Diamonds.

DISH, Anxiety in household matters; a broken dish is a foretaste of a greater loss.

DIVER, A great and unexpected piece of news which will lead to a fortunate discovery; to the lover, it reveals deception.

DIVING BELL, This sign predicts that you may one day find yourself in danger on the sea or river.

DOG, a favorable sign; faithful friends, if at top of cup; in middle of cup, they are untrustworthy; at the bottom means secret enemies.

DOG, This symbol has many meanings which must be read in accordance with the other symbols; in a general way this sign indicates adverse conditions, the thwarting of life’s chances, unfortunate love affairs, family misfortune and money troubles; a large dog sometimes signifies protection and good friends; a small dog, vexation and impatience.

DOLL, A festivity at which you will endeavor to conceal your feelings of boredom under somewhat foolish hilarity. See also Child with Dancing Doll, Rag Doll.

]DOLPHIN, A cheerful and optimistic character, pleasure on the sea or river.

DONKEY, a legacy long awaited.

DOVE, a lucky symbol; progress in prosperity and affection.

DOVECOT, Peace in the home.

DOVES, These birds give a personal message of happiness and an assurance of faithfulness in love, peaceful circumstances, high ideals, and progress; to those who are at enmity this symbol proclaims reconciliation; to the sick or anxious, comfort and hope; to a business man, a fortunate omen of success.

DRAGON, great and sudden changes.

DRAGON, Great and sudden changes about which there is an element of danger.

DRAGON FLY, Tidings of unexpected occurrences, unlooked-for events, new and advantageous opportunities, sometimes new clothes or furniture.

DRUM, A hazardous enterprise or expedition is the meaning of this symbol.

DRUMMER, To a man, this foreshows popularity and a successful public career; to a woman, social success, a large following of friends and admirers, and power of gaining her own ends.

DUCK, increase of wealth by trade.

DUCK, A sign of a taste for speculation; if more than one duck, success in work and enterprise, profitable undertakings.

DUMB BELL, A chance meeting which will lead to the making of a new friend.

DUSTPAN AND BRUSH, You will be certain to hear of domestic tribulation amongst your friends or relatives; if this symbol appears in your cup with other signs of vexation, it would indicate personal domestic annoyance.

DWARF, This portends calamity, accident, or disgrace.