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H Symbols

HAMMER, Troublesome little tasks which you are reluctant to undertake.

HAMMOCK, A mournful ending of something to which you had looked forward with delight.

HAM WITH FRILL, This denotes a nice invitation, hospitality, pleasure with your friends; also enjoyment followed by dismay; a ham without a frill means increasing fortune and success.

HAND, to be read in conjunction with neighboring symbols and according to what it points.

HAND, A sign of good fellowship, loyalty, and affection; it may also indicate a parting, a meeting or a bargain concluded; other signs around it must be noticed in order to read its special meaning. See also Clenched Hand.

HANDBELL, You would much like to startle the world by a wonderful discovery or amazing theory by which your name would be known for all time but you will need every possible good symbol to appear in the cup to give you any assurance of your ambition being gratified.

HANDCUFFS, Disgrace, imprisonment, misfortune, and dishonesty; this sign must be read in connection with others around it.

HANDGLASS, An illusion quickly dispelled is the meaning of this symbol.

HANDSCREEN, Even small demands sometimes necessitate great effort on the part of those to whom the demand is made.

HARE, a sign of a long journey, or the return of an absent friend. Also of a speedy and fortunate marriage to those who are single.

HARE, The return of an absent friend after a long absence; if it is running, a journey is indicated; a dead hare foreshows money acquired through industry.

HAREBELL, Peace, a placid existence, and faithfulness in love are the meanings of this lovely little flower; with other signs you may expect news of a birth.

HARP, marriage, success in love.

HARP, This is a sign of melancholy and predicts the possibility of a nervous breakdown.

HARRISS LILLY, These graceful flowers predict peace, joy, hope, and a wedding.

HARROW, This shows that much of your time will be given endeavoring to make the lives of those around you smooth and happy, whilst you cheerfully spend your days in a somewhat monotonous manner.

HARVEST, A shock of corn is a somewhat sad emblem showing that you have sown that of which the reaping will be tears; it is also a warning of illness, especially to the aged.

HASTENER FOR ROASTING MEAT, You are reminded that you should endeavor to move with the times, and not cling so tenaciously to ideas and habits which are now obsolete.

HAT, success in life.

HAT, A symbol of luck, presents, success in new work or enterprise; sometimes it foreshows the arrival of a visitor.

HAWK, an enemy.

HAWK, This is an unfortunate symbol, as it denotes circumstances in which people and things seem to be working against you, placing you in awkward and embarrassing predicaments.

HAYRICK, This indicates a desire for mastery and preeminence; it also shows that a doubt will arise as to how best to proceed, but you will find the right way out and will come to a wise decision.

HEAD, A large head gives warning of family trouble or of serious illness; a very small head, waning ability or power; several heads, mental distress or derangement.

HEARSE, A sign of bereavement or of sad news of those who are bereaved.

HEART, pleasures to come; if surrounded by dots, through money; if accompanied by a ring, through marriage.

HEARTS, See Ace of Hearts.

HEATHER, A most fortunate sign of gratified wishes and of coming good luck; to lovers it is an assurance of much happiness.

HEAVENLY BODIES, SUN, MOON AND STARS, signifies happiness and success.

HEDGE, This shows that through energy and perseverance you will surmount obstacles and carry all before you.

HEDGEHOG, You will be immensely surprised by hearing that someone whom you had always thought of as a confirmed bachelor is about to be married.

HEMLOCK, The shadows of your past life have an inconvenient habit of appearing at the most awkward moments. HEN, increase of riches or an addition to the family.

HENS, Comfort and domestic felicity; a hen roosting shows domestic annoyance and money worries.

HIGHLANDER, This is a sign of sound business capacity and a plodding contriver in transactions. HIVE, See Beehive.

HOCKEY STICK, A keenness for games and success in the playing of them. HOE, This means that you will often have more to do than you can well accomplish; each day things will occur needing your attention and increasing your work, but in spite of it, you will have good health and cheerfulness.

HOLLY, This indicates that something of importance may be expected to occur in the winter; unless gloomy signs appear in the cup, it may be assumed that the event will be a happy one.

HOLLYHOCK, You will have a friend, or lover, who will never disappoint you.

HONEYCOMB, Prosperous undertakings, honor and renown, and much which is delightful are foreshown by this symbol.

HOOP, You will find immense satisfaction in doing things that require energy even if they are of little importance.

HORNS, You have a powerful enemy, or at least someone who has feelings of animosity towards you, which may prove to be unpleasant in their result.

HORSE, desires fulfilled through a prosperous journey.

HORSE, Comforts, loyal friends, and pleasure; galloping horses mean that events are hurrying towards you over which you have no control, bringing many changes into your life. See also Carriage and Horses.

HORSE COLLAR, To those who own horses, or do business with them, this sign is a pleasant indication of success in some transaction; to others, it would imply toil and a strenuous effort to keep things going.

HORSEMAN, See Mounted Horseman.

HORSE-SHOE, a lucky journey or success in marriage and choosing a partner.

HORSESHOE, An unexpected piece of good fortune, the achievement of your wish, and good luck in all you undertake; a double horseshoe hastens the arrival of your desires; a horseshoe reversed means an upset of plans causing much disappointment and vexation; a broken one denotes a dilemma, trials, or discomforts.

HOT WATER BOTTLE, You will always find compensation in all trials and discomforts.

HOT WATER CAN, Indisposition, irritability, annoyances.

HOUR-GLASS, imminent peril.

HOURGLASS, A warning against delay in arrangements or thought-of plans; with other signs, the hourglass is a grave warning of peril through illness or accident.

HOUSE, success in business.

HOUSE, A successful transaction, a visit, a new home.

HUMAN FIGURES must be judged according to what they appear to be doing. They are generally good and denote love and marriage.

HUMAN FIGURINES, These must be judged with regard to what they appear to be doing.

HYACINTH, This flower predicts love, joy, and gratified ambition.