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F Symbols

FACES, Several of these denote an invitation to a party or wedding; ugly faces mean disturbances or bad news; pretty faces, pleasure and love; two faces upon one head, looking diverse ways, indicate that you may hear yourself accused of deception and falseness, or that these things may be practiced upon you; a bearded face, health and strength, but an indolent nature, which is a source of vexation to those around you.FALCON, a persistent enemy.

FALCON, This bird warns you to be on your guard, for you have an enemy.

FAN, Love of admiration, frivolity, pleasure with the opposite sex.

FATE, This is indicated by a straight thin line of tea leaves which ascends towards the consultant; what may be expected of fate must be judged by the line itself and other signs in the cup.

FEATHERS, Large feathers signify achievement and prosperity; to authors, literary success; small feathers denote something of which you are afraid, but which you will meet with courage.

FEET, You will be called upon to take a decisive step in some matter which may lead up to an eventful change in your life.

FENCE, This means that there is but a step between you and success.

FENDER, You will constantly come in contact with someone to whom you feel a strong antipathy.

FERNS, Dignity, peace, and steadfast love are the meanings of this symbol.

FERRET, active enemies.

FERRET, Jealousy and enmity are likely to cause you distress.

FERRY BOAT, This symbol implies that difficulties will be smoothed away for you by the aid of good and useful friends.

FIELD MARSHAL’S HAT, To a soldier, or those who are associated with them, this is a sign of coming promotion, triumph, and of the attainment to honor.

FIGS, These indicate joy and abundance of the good things of this world; to those in business it is an omen of success and prosperity.

FIGURE HEAD OF THE SHIP, A good omen for your future Welfare; this symbol predicts that you will be enabled to steer your course through smooth waters.

FIGURES, See Numbers, Human Figures, Running Figures.

FINGER, This usually indicates a special need for attention to be paid to adjoining symbols.

FIRE ENGINE, An evidence of a serious fire of which you will hear or from which you will suffer; this must be judged by other indications in the cup.

FIRE ESCAPE, An urgent warning to take all precautions against fire.

FIREPLACE, Your chief interests in life will probably lie in your home; small duties, simple pleasures, and a circle of friends.

FISH, good news from abroad; if surrounded by dots, emigration.

FISH, News from abroad; with other signs of movement, emigration; a starfish is a sign of good luck.

FLAG, danger from wounds inflicted by an enemy.

FLAG, Danger, rebellion, and war are the meanings of this symbol.

FLEUR-DE-LYS, same as LILY (q.v.).

FLOWERS, good fortune, success; a happy marriage.

FLOWERS, Many pleasant meanings may be given to this symbol, good fortune, happiness, love, marriage, and a large circle of admiring friends, being among them. See also Basket of Flowers, Foxgloves, Lily, Forget-me-not.

FLOWER BORDER, That for which you have long hoped and waited is about to come to pass.

FLY, This signifies small vexations and annoyances which will ruffle you considerably. See also Bluebottle Fly, Dragon Fly.

FONT, News of a birth or an invitation to a christening party.

FOOT, This indicates a journey; a swollen foot, injury, or news of an accident to the foot.

FOOTBALL, Love of outdoor games, or a keen interest in the welfare of those who take part in them, is shown by this symbol.

FORGE, This implies a need for refinement and of reconstructing your ideas on many subjects.

FORGET ME NOT, This flower speaks of the attainment of a cherished hope, also that you will probably find your truest happiness in love and marriage.

FORK, This warns you against those who constantly flatter you; it would be well for you to be on your guard or you may one day awake to the fact that all this flattery was used as a tool to harm you.

FOUNTAIN, A most favorable omen foretelling happiness, success in love and marriage, prosperity in business, and good fortune in all you undertake; this symbol also points to an unexpected legacy.

FOX, treachery by a trusted friend.

FOX, This denotes that you may have an unsuspected enemy, possibly disloyal dependents; sometimes it means theft and trickery.

FOXGLOVES, These show ambition and attainment; if broken or bending, defeated plans and hopes.

FROG, success in love and commerce.

FROG, A change of residence; with other signs, new work or profession; with bad symbols around, unpleasant sights and stories.

FRUIT, A happy sign of forthcoming prosperity and general advancement.