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25SACK, This predicts an unlooked for event which will turn out to be most
fortunate.SADDLE, The successful solving of a troublesome matter is the meaning of this sign.

SAILOR, You may expect news from overseas of an interesting nature.

SALMON JUMPING IN A POOL, This is a fortunate sign of propitious news which will mean a great deal to you.

SANDWICH MAN, After a time of irksome tasks and pecuniary worry, you will be rewarded by a time of ease and wealth.

SAUCEPAN, This is an indication that many troubles will befall you, and your courage will be tested in meeting them.

SAUSAGES, These show complaints or affliction.SAW, trouble brought about by strangers.

SAW, Interference which will bring a good deal of trouble upon you, is signified by a saw.

SCAFFOLD, This signifies that you will enter into a rash speculation.

SCALES, a lawsuit.

SCALES, This symbol stands for legal proceedings.

SCARECROW, This warns you to avoid interfering in the private affairs of others, or you may find that you will receive the cold shoulder from them.

SCEPTER, a sign of honor from royalty.

SCEPTER, This is a fortunate sign of distinction and honor.

SCIMITAR, You will hear of murders, horrible treachery, and riots.

SCISSORS, quarrels; illness; separation of lovers.

SCISSORS, An unlucky sign of friction between friends; disputing and disagreeableness with married couples; quarrels between lovers; trouble in business.

SCOOP, See Coal Scoop.

SCREW, With a little ingenuity and perseverance, you will arrive at that for which you aim.

SCREW SPANNER, Troublesome affairs and vexations are before you.

SCUTTLE, See Coal Scuttle.

SCYTHE, This sign foreshows grief and pain.

SEAGULL, A sign of storms; if flying, news from abroad.

SEAKALE, A satisfactory conclusion to a vexed question is the meaning of this symbol.

SEAL, An indication that a considerable amount of patience will be necessary before your hopes are realized, but eventually you will gain success and wealth.

SEALING WAX, Theoretically you are wise, but you seldom bring your wisdom to bear on practical matters.

SEE SAW, Unless you endeavor to become more decisive and reliable, you will lose any good opportunities which may come your way.

SEAWEED, This denotes a joy in the past of which only the memory remains.

SERPENT, spiteful enemies; bad luck; illness.

SHAMROCK, A sign of good luck.

SHARK, danger of death.

SHARK, An ominous sign of death.

SHAVING BRUSH, This sign suggests that you are apt to turn molehills into mountains.

SHEEP, success, prosperity.

SHEEP, To landowners or those engaged in any agricultural pursuits, sheep are an omen of success and prosperous dealing; to others, this sign implies that they will receive assistance from unexpected quarters.

SHELL, Good luck from an unexpected source; with other signs, a visit to the seaside.

SHEPHERD, The appearance of this symbol warns you against taking unnecessary risks in all matters.

SHIP, a successful journey.

SHIP, News from distant lands; a successful journey; a voyage.

SHIRT, This sign is considered an omen of good fortune.

SHOES, These indicate speedy new arrangements which are likely to turn out extremely well.

SHRIMPING NET, Pleasures and amusements, unconventionality, and good spirits.

SHUTTERS, This sign proclaims the fact that there is need for secrecy, and that there may be things in your life of which you trust nothing will be known.

SICKLE, A sign that you will experience sorrow and pain through the callous behavior of someone you love.

SIGNPORT, This symbol must be read in conjunction with surrounding symbols; it usually emphasizes the importance of other signs; a broken signpost indicates, that you take a wrong turning in your life and afterward have much cause to regret it.

SKELETON, This implies a feeling of disgust at some information which is told to you and which you are asked not to reveal.

SKIPPING ROPE, Pleasure with children and popularity with them.

SLEIGH, A spell of cold weather; an interesting event or piece of news to be expected in the winter.

SLUG, Petty annoyances; bad weather.

SNAIL, This is a sign of infidelity; several snails, that mischief is going on around you of which you are unaware.

SNAKES are a sign of bad omen. Great caution is needed to ward off misfortune.

SNAKE, This is an unpleasant sign of treachery, disloyalty, and hidden danger, sometimes caused by those whom you least suspect; if its head is raised, injury by the malice of a man is predicted; it is also an indication of misfortune and illness.

SNIPE, This bird signifies the discovery of a useful fact; if flying, hasty news of a great friend.

SNOWDROPS, These are a symbol of youth and innocence; this sign may point to some event affecting you and yours which will probably take place about February; if seen in a cross it would foreshow the death of an infant or young child.

SOAP, Cakes or blocks of soap predict temporary trouble in business.

SOAP BUBBLES, See Child Blowing Soap Bubbles.

SOFA, This foreshows indisposition or a small illness, sometimes disturbed nights or emergencies.

SOLDIER, This signifies that you may count upon the loyalty and affection of your friends; sometimes it indicates that you may expect speedy news of a soldier.

SOLOMON’S SEAL, This plant is a symbol of understanding, devotion, and coming joy.

SOUP LADLE, It will be through the assistance of others that you will arrive at

SOUP TUREEN, To the mature, this symbol points to a return of good fortune; to the young, a small illness and loss of appetite.

SPADE, This means toil, care, unrest, disappointment, and failure. See Ace of Spades.

SPANNER, See Screw Spanner.

SPHINX, This denotes that your hopes will be set on things far beyond your reach and that as nothing but the very best in life has any attraction for you, it is improbable that you will ever attain to complete happiness.

SPIDER, a sign of money coming to the consultant.

SPIDER, You may expect to receive an inheritance; with other signs, that you will be triumphant in disputed will or money settlement; several spiders foretell profitable transactions, sometimes a heritage of much wealth.

SPUR, This symbol foretells that as the result of endurance and honest labor you will attain to honor.

SQUARES, comfort and peace.

SQUARE, This formed of dotted lines indicates perplexity and dismay and endeavor to extricate yourself from an embarrassing situation.

SQUIRREL, This is a sign of contentment and cheerfulness; although you may never be rich you will be loved by those around you and, on the whole, will lead a happy life.

STAR, a lucky sign; if surrounded by dots foretells great wealth and honors.

STAR, A lucky sign; if surrounded by dots, wealth and honor are foretold.

STEAMER, A voyage, news from overseas, interesting events, according to other signs.

STEEPLE, bad luck.

STEEPLE, This denotes misfortune, bad luck; if it is crooked or bending it foreshows a coming disaster or crushing blow to your hope.

STEPS, Unaccustomed work which will fall to your lot as a result of the illness of someone with whom you work or associate.

STILE, With a small amount of perception you will arrive at a right conclusion.

STILTS, These show a desire to appear different in the eyes of your friends from that which you really are, and you will often fail in an effort to keep up this subterfuge.

STOCKS, These sweet scented flowers foreshow an unexpected happiness with someone whom you have not seen for a long while.

STOCKINGS, A present received or given is the meaning of this symbol.

STONES, Little worries and vexations.

STOOL, A large stool is a symbol of honor; a small one signifies that your success in life will be meager.

STORK, In summer, this bird tells you to beware of robbery or fraud; in winter, prepare for bad weather and a great misfortune; a stork flying predicts that whilst you hesitate in coming to a decision, a profitable chance is lost, the news of which will speedily reach you.

STOVE, This symbol calls attention to the fact that trials and tribulations await you.

STRAIGHT LINE, a journey, very pleasant.

STRAIGHT LINES are an indication of peace, happiness, and long life.

STRAW, A bundle of straw foretells gain through industry.

STRAWBERRIES, Pleasure and the gratification of your wishes are shown by this fruit.

STRAW HAT, Modesty and simple pleasures.

STREET LAMP, This is a sign of a foolish desire to draw attention to yourself.

STUD, See Collar Stud.

STUFFED BIRDS, A discovery that something upon which you had set your heart proves unsatisfying.

SUBMARINES, Swiftly arriving news or events; sometimes the disclosure of a secret which will be of much personal value to you.

SUN, This promises happiness, health, success in love, prosperity, and the beneficial discovery of secrets.

SUN BONNET, A sign of originality, personal charm and attraction, sometimes coquetry.

SUNDIAL, You are warned to take heed as to the way in which you spend your time.

SUNFLOWER, This flower proclaims learning and a satisfactory conclusion in matters which are most interesting to you; it also implies that you may reasonably expect a scheme to work out greatly to your advantage.

SUSPENDERS, These show precaution.

SUSPENSION BRIDGE, A venture in which much is at stake but after a time of anxiety you arrive at final triumph.

SWALLOW, a journey with a pleasant ending.

SWALLOW, A journey with a happy result; if flying, joyful tidings from someone you love; if several swallows are flying, they indicate a journey to a warm climate under very pleasant conditions.

SWAN, good luck and a happy marriage.

SWAN, This bird is significant of tribulation, troublesome conditions in the home, and sometimes of separation from those whom you love.

SWEEP, The performing of an urgent disagreeable business will shortly fall to your lot.

SWEET WILLIAM, This flower signifies that happiness in the past has tinged your future with sadness.

SWIMMING, A brave endeavor to overcome your fear of an undertaking which must be faced.

SWING BOAT, By an act of folly, you forfeit the good opinion of someone with whom you most desire to be on terms of friendship.

SWORD, dispute, quarrels between lovers; a broken sword, victory of an enemy.

SWORD, This is a sign of danger, sudden illness, or even death; it also betokens slander and dangerous gossip; to lovers it is a bad omen of quarrels; a sword in its sheath shows honor and glory for someone dear to you; a broken sword predicts the triumph of an enemy.