| Fortune Telling (24) Tea (26) Symbol (905) |
Learn how to read tea leaves.
|Introduction To The Art Of Divination From Tea-leaves|
It seems highly probable that at no previous period of the world's
history have there been so many persons as there are at the present...
|Ritual And Method Of Using The Tea-cup|
The best kind of tea to use if tea-cup reading is to be followed is
undoubtedly China tea, the original tea imported into this country...
|General Principles To Be Observed In Reading The Cup|
The interior of the tea-cup when it is ready to be consulted will
exhibit the leaves scattered apparently in a fortuitous and accident...
|An Alphabetical List Of Symbols With Their Significations|
A question that will very naturally occur to persons of an enquiring
turn of mind in regard to the figures and symbols seen in the tea...
|Symbols And Significations|
ABBEY, future ease and freedom from worry.
ACORN, improvement in health, continued health, strength, and good
|A Collection Of Specimen Cups, With Interpretations|
The succeeding ten figures are copied from actual tea-cups that have
been at different times subjected to the proper ritual by various...
|Interpretations And Illustrations|
This is a fortunate horoscope. If cup has been turned by a man it shows
that he will gain success, honour, and wealth in the profe...
There is nothing very significant in this tea-cup. The wavy lines denote
a troublesome journey leading to some small amount of luc...
This shows, by means of the crescent moon on the side, prosperity and
fortune as the result of a journey denoted by the lines. The n...
The consultant is about to journey eastward to some large building or
institution, shown by the figure at the end of the straight ...
A letter is approaching the consultant containing a considerable sum of
money, as it is surrounded by dots. The future, shown by t...
A letter containing good news, shown by bird flying and the triangle,
may be expected immediately. If from a lover it shows that he ...
The two horse-shoes indicate a lucky journey to some large residence
in a north-easterly direction, the tree surmounting which den...
This tea-cup appears to give warning by the flag in conjunction with
a rifle and the letter 'V' that some friend of the consultant...
If the consultant be single this cup will, by means of the hare on the
side, tell him that he will speedily be married. The figure...
This is typical of the cup being too often consulted by some people. It
is almost void of meaning, the only symbols indicating a s...
ACORN.--Falling from the oak tree on anyone, is a sign of good fortune
to the person it strikes.
BAT.--To see one in day time means...
| Introduction To The Divination By Tea-leaves|
At no time in the history of the world has there been such earnest
searching for light and knowledge in all matters relating to Psyc...
| Practice And Method|
A wide, shallow cup is the best kind to use for tea-leaf
divination--white if possible. A narrow cup adds to the seer's
| General Theories In Reading The Cup|
At first sight the interior of the cup will show the leaves scattered
about apparently haphazard and with no arrangement; just a jum...
| Remarkable Instances Of Prophecy By The Tea-leaves|
"For a man's mind is sometimes wont to tell him more
than seven watchmen that sit above in a high tower."
To those of an inqu...
| Writing In The Tea-leaves|
Another source through which messages are received by the tea-leaves
will be found in the writing which will be seen from time t...
| The Nelros Cup|
"If thou wouldst learn thy future with thy tea,
This magic cup will show it thee."
Some readers may find an additional int...
| The Origin Of Tea|
Darma, third son of Koyuwo, King of India, a religions high
priest from Siaka (the author of that Eastern paganism about a
By FRANCIS SALTUS SALTUS
From what enchanted Eden came thy leaves
That hide such subtle spirits o...
| Little Cups Of Chinese And Japanese Tea|
Although the legend credits the pious East Indian with the
discovery of tea, there is no evidence extant that India is really
| On Tea|
The following short poem by Edmund Waller is believed
to be the first one written in praise of the cup that
| Some English Tea History|
Tea was brought into Europe by the DUTCH EAST INDIA COMPANY,
in 1610. It was at least forty, and perhaps forty-seven,
years later tha...
| O Tea!|
In the drama of the past
Thou art featured in the cast;
And thou hast playe...
| Tea Terms|
Ori-mono-ch? . . . Folded Tea
Giy-?ku-ro-ch? . . . Dew Drop Tea
Usu-ch? . . . Lig...
Bohea . . . Happy Establishment
So called after two ranges of hills, Fu-Kien or Fo-Kien
Congou . . ...
| Tea Leaves|
BY JOHN ERNEST MCCANN
According to Henry Thomas Buckle, the author of The History
of Civilization in England, who was the master of...
| Wit Wisdom And Humor Of Tea|
Tea tempers the spirits and harmonizes the mind, dispels
lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents
Matrons who toss the cup, and see
The grounds of Fate in grounds of tea.
| Tea-drinking In Other Lands|
While tea-drinking outside of Japan and China is not attended
with any high-days and holidays, still there are countries
where it is ...
| The Tea-table|
Tho' all unknown to Greek and Roman song,
The paler hyson and the dark souchong,
Tho' black nor green t...
| Ladies Literature And Tea|
In spite of the fact that coffee is just as important a beverage as
tea, tea has been sipped more in literature.
Tea is certainly a...
| On Our English Poetry And This Poem Upon Tea|
See Spanish Curderon in Strength outdone:
And see the Prize of Wit from Tasso won:
See Corneil's Skill ...
| To The Author On His Poem Upon Tea|
Let Rustick Satyr, now no more Abuse,
In rude Unskilful Strains, thy Tuneful Muse;
No more let Envy las...
| The Introduction|
Fame Sound thy Trump, all Ranks of Mortals Call,
To share a Prize that will enrich 'em All.
You that wi...
| The Tea-table|
Hail, Queen of Plants, Pride of Elysian Bow'rs!
How shall we speak thy complicated Pow'rs?
| Dr Johnson's Affinity|
DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON drew his own portrait thus:
A hardened and shameless tea-drinker, who for twenty years
| Earliest Mention Of Tea|
According to a magazinist, the first mention of tea by an
Englishman is to be found in a letter from Mr. Wickham, an
agent of the Eas...
| Australian Tea|
In the interior of Australia all the men drink tea. They drink it
all day long, and in quantities and at a strength that would seem
| Five-o'clock Tea|
There is a fallacy among certain tea-fanciers that the origin of
five-o'clock tea was due to hygienic demand. These students of
| Tea In Ladies' Novels|
What would women novelists do without tea in their books?
The novelists of the rougher sex write of over the coffee and
cigars; or, a...
| Sydney Smith|
One evening when Sidney Smith was drinking tea with Mrs. Austin
the servant entered the crowded room with a boiling tea-kettle
| Dr Johnson Again|
The good doctor evidently lived up to his reputation as a
tea-drinker at all times and places. Cumberland, the dramatist,
in his memo...
| A Cup Of Tea|
From St. Nicholas, December, 1899.
Now Grietje from her window sees the leafless poplars lean
Against a windy sunset...
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
|Ace Of Hearts|
Shows affection and happiness in the home.
|Ace Of Spades|
A large town or building.
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
If flying towards consultant, hasty news or an unexpected
journey; if stationary it gives warning that you will have but little
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 om...
To workers this is a sign that if they proceed with caution
they will become prosperous.
This is a bad sign of personal danger and distress possibly
caused by those nearest to you; it also shows much mental disturbance
These denote festivities and social enjoyment, good and
If with a figure near, sorrow and distress are foreshown.
A pleasing symbol of good and loyal friends, constancy in love,
and the realisation of your wishes; an emblem of safety to a sailor.
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.
This is a symbol of good fortune in love, radiance, happiness,
A token of love and joy which are swiftly approaching
An accident is predicted by this symbol.
Your strength and energy will bring you much success in new
plans or enterprises.
This animal points to the fact that you have a secret enemy; it
denotes malicious and dangerous persons whose tongues are to be feared;
A pleasant sign of happiness, cheerful conditions, good health,
These predict a happy event in the apple season.
Near consultant brings a new friend; at a distance new work or
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
Things which you desire are developing in the wished-for
direction; the arch is a sign of hope; your ambition may be gratified in
This symbol assures you of security and of finding refuge in times
of distress and turmoil.
If curved, it signifies love, protection, care and strength;
stretched out, that a new influence will come into your life which will
A suit of armour foretells that you will be called upon to face
difficulties and dangers and that you will come through them with
Unpleasant news or a disagreeable letter from the direction in
which it comes.
This signifies sadness, disappointment and delay; sometimes
a secret trouble is indicated by this symbol.
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
This flower stands for dignity, expectancy, and calm; its
fuller meanings must be judged by other symbols around it.
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
These flowers indicate a smooth though possibly a somewhat
monotonous life; they also show a settled state of mind and sound
This signifies a lack of initiative and consequent
failure in arriving at any great achievement.
This shows mastery and power to overcome difficulties; sometimes
A naked baby near consultant is a sign of sadness and
disappointment caused by those who are nearest and dearest; to some it
is a sign ...
Pieces of bacon signify good luck and profitable business.
For a maid, or a bachelor, this symbol predicts a single life,
but one of freedom, health and success; for the married, it implies
This symbol gives warning of coming sorrow or much agitation
This is a forecast of unsuccessful plans.
A symbol which indicates that much is attempted but little
achieved; there is a passing enthusiasm for various experiments and new
These promise gratification and the occurrence of those things
which are most pleasing to you; also a prediction of much happiness and
This is a symbol of a prosperous life for a man and of a
wealthy marriage for a woman.
This signifies the approach of a new interest coming into your
life, which will lead you to be most particular as to your personal
Festivity, possibly a picnic; several barrels, prosperity.
Melancholy and a distaste for present circumstances.
This symbol stands for small ailments and minor worries; a
broken basin, domestic annoyance.
Domestic duties and family cares; if full, a present given or
|Basket Of Flowers|
Happiness and contentment, fulfilled desires.
This musical instrument implies that your energy is apt to
exceed your wit.
See CRICKET BAT.
This indicates grief or dismay.
An ill omen showing sickness and trouble in the home; with other
signs, a prediction of death.
A sign to be feared; it shows danger of operation, wounds, and
These show quarrels and disputes with relations.
A journey north, sometimes prolonged travel. See also POLAR BEAR.
A visit, illness; or death, according to other symbols.
A round of beef foretells coming financial worries.
This is a symbol of eloquence, mental capacity, and much
energy in forming new schemes and carrying them through; also of
These foretell success through your own ability, many friends and
enjoyment of life to the full. See also BUMBLE BEE.
This signifies unrest, domestic tribulation, or disagreements;
several beetles, that there is a risk of slander and abuse by those whom
This symbol indicates that someone will try to do you a bad
turn, but it will fail in its object and rather turn out as a benefit.
Amazing news according to other signs in the cup; several bells
indicate a wedding. See also CANTERBURY BELLS, DIVING BELL, HANDBELL.
This flower is a sign of hope, love, happiness, and
the leading of an upright and honourable life.
These show an endeavour to make the best of a bad business.
This gives a caution to avoid meddling in other people's affairs
or you may find yourself regarded as an unpleasant busybody.
A symbol of death; if near consultant, a personal sorrow,
otherwise of a less personal nature.
Pleasure followed by regret.
|Bird Feeding Young|
After a time of patient waiting, your desires will
|Bird Of Paradise|
Difficulties and trials are vanishing and a future of
comfort and pleasure awaits you.
|Bird On A Perch|
If near consultant, news resulting in pleasant plans;
if at some distance, there is a doubt of the news being sent.
These are significant of happiness and joyful tidings; a single
bird flying means speedy news, telegrams; birds in a row on a branch or
|Birds In Cage|
This implies that a variety of causes prevents you from
obtaining your dearest wish; should the cage door be open, obstacles
This signifies a happy discovery, leading to a fortunate
enterprise brought about to a great extent by your own patience and
These seen in various shapes and sizes foretell the
occurrence of pleasant events.
A sign of benevolence, authority, and progress; in cope and
mitre, preferment and honour.
These indicate that an event bringing you much satisfaction
and pleasure may be expected to take place in the spring.
Unpleasantness and jealousy will be aroused by your
This animal shows much energy and push though not always in the
right direction to bring you unqualified success; it is also a sign of
Success in a new enterprise; seen with clouds, troubles and
disappointment. See also FERRYBOAT.
This foretells a personal disaster or news of an explosion and
loss of life.
These are an indication of misfortune surmounted with courage.
This implies that youth will be past before you have the best
happiness of your life. See also WIDOW'S BONNET.
An open book shows a desire for information and a mind ever on
the alert to understand new theories and facts; a closed book is a sign
This is a pleasing symbol of coming success through study and
This sign means news from Australia, or that some unexpected
development will lead to your having a great interest in that country;
A bootblack is a sign of failure in your work.
These show fortunate business, a good income, and the
gratification of your tastes and pleasures; boots of a curious shape
foretell an ...
A lucky surprise.
See FLOWER BORDER.
A sign of happy days; several bottles indicate extravagant
tastes; small bottles, illness.
This is a most fortunate symbol of coming happiness, love,
fulfilled hope, and marriage.
A sign of reunion after absence or estrangement.
|Bow And Arrow|
This denotes that there is unpleasant talk of your
personal affairs which may do you harm.
Happiness in love is proclaimed by this symbol.
An open box foreshows a troubled love affair; a closed box, that
you will find something which you had lost.
This symbol must be read in accordance with other signs in the
A discovery made too late.
A large branch is a sign of much independence and of success in
carrying out an undertaking; the larger it is the greater your success;
A loaf of bread is a sign of the commonplace and of monotony;
several loaves give warning against waste and extravagance, for a
A task which you have in hand will be successfully
These signify new plans and enterprises which will lead to
This sign indicates a wedding, coming joy, or a rival in your
affections, according to other symbols around it.
An advantageous opportunity; a fortunate journey. See also
This points to the fact that you greatly object to interference
or authority, and that you will always be "top dog" with your friends.
This indicates that you are likely to make a discovery greatly
to your advantage, and may in time turn it to good account in the
This signifies that there is need for you to be careful in the
choice of your friends, and to avoid rushing into an intimacy which you
See CHILD BLOWING SOAP BUBBLES.
These foretell that some important arrangement of much
personal advantage will fall through in an unforeseen manner, causing
A most unexpected and unusual happening, possibly causing
agitation and uncertainty as to the best way to proceed.
This shows a desire for admiration and notice from all whom you
meet; it also implies that it is high time to arouse yourself and become...
A sign of removal.
An ill omen of misfortune, attacks of pain, or of slander by some
enemy; if it gallops with tail up, personal danger or illness of someo...
This shows a cheerful disposition, making the best of
everyone and everything, easily gratified tastes and pleasures; many
friends and ...
These signify social amusements and duties, also that you usually
take a cheery view of things even in troublesome circumstances.
This is a symbol of hope; you have a good friend in all weathers.
Invitations and social enjoyments.
This signifies good fortune and success, the comforts of life,
and a desire for the best of everything.
Passing pleasure, power of attraction, many admirers, and
flirtations; to the lover it speaks of inconstancy.
An exchange between friends, successfully organised plans,
and a propitious meeting.
If of various size and shape they mean that there will be many
suggestions as to arrangements and new plans without anything definite
A sign of gloom, sadness and parting.
This symbol points out that in spite of thrift and diligence,
you will never be very rich.
An unexpected and fortunate discovery, giving you much
pleasure and satisfaction, possibly wealth and unthought-of prosperity.
An empty cage shows that you expect to find all manner of amiable
qualities in others which are entirely lacking in yourself. See also
New friends, social success, invitations, and hospitality. See
also WEDDING CAKE.
This signifies a need for gentleness and kindness to those with
whom you associate.
A responsibility satisfactorily carried out; sometimes
frustrated plans and endless delays; a camel laden means wealth from an
This proclaims the fact that you are too fond of gathering new
or clever ideas from others, with a view to passing them off as your own
These flowers indicate that your hope is centred on one
desire, and assure you of the certainty of obtaining your wish.
This is significant of trials, worries, or illness.
An uncomfortable incident or episode which will
put you out considerably.
You have need to look at things from a wider point of
view; to make the best of yourself you must cultivate perception.
This denotes military and naval display and good fortune; with
pleasant symbols around or near, such as a crown or star, promotion for
This implies that a new friendship will eventually lead to a
happy love affair.
This brings success through the help and interest of those who
are socially or mentally your superiors.
These graceful flowers indicate that your happiness
is to a great extent dependent upon others; if the figure of a woman
This warns you to be cautious in your dealings with those of the
opposite sex; it also points to the fact that those things which you
To those associated with the sea, this symbol gives warning of
storms; to others, it predicts association with sailors or yachtsmen.
A pleasure which will depend entirely upon yourself is the
meaning of this symbol.
This signifies an independent nature, desiring to live a
roaming life free of restrictions; should a horse be harnessed to the
See ACE OF CLUBS, ACE OF DIAMONDS, ACE OF HEARTS, ACE OF SPADES.
These sweet-scented flowers bring happiness, faithfulness,
love, and good friends.
|Carpenter At Work|
Necessary arrangement of your affairs is the meaning
of this symbol.
CARRIAGE AND HORSES.-This foretells that your affairs will prosp...
An omen of illness or accident.
A symbol of fluctuation in fortune and of a tedious waiting for
any settled improvement in financial affairs.
Handsome carving is a sign of satisfaction and development.
You may expect fortune to smile upon you; a crumbling castle
denotes disappointment and ill success in love and marriage.
This is an uncomfortable sign of trickery, meanness, and quarrels
among relations, money matters probably being the disturbing cause; a
You are likely to be criticized unkindly by those who are
envious of you, although you have no suspicion that these people are
Prosperity, contentment, and happiness with those whom you
love is the meaning of this symbol.
New opportunities which need careful consideration.
This signifies that even your best friends cannot describe
you as constant or reliable.
Unless you rouse yourself and use a little more push, you are
likely to remain in obscurity all your life.
A vigorous body and active mind which will preserve the
energies of youth to a good old age.
An engagement or wedding; an entangled chain means a dilemma
which will tax your ingenuity to the utmost; a long, thick chain
A small chair shows an arrival; a large one, deliberation over a
new plan. See also CARRYING CHAIR, ROCKING CHAIR.
This signifies that a variety of people will be
instrumental in your career; it is also an indication that you are
somewhat inclined to...
This is a symbol of good fortune and delight; to the
sick, a good omen of recovery.
A large cheese denotes that you will benefit by the generosity
of prosperous friends.
A love affair, happiness, and health, are the meanings of
These announce the fact that you will be troubled by matters
which are difficult to adjust to your satisfaction, and you must expect
An event of interest and importance may be expected in
These show determination in carrying out a scheme which you
think will benefit you.
This shows new interests and pleasures; if roosting, domestic
tribulation; if flying, troublesome matters.
This is a sign that you will soon be making fresh plans or
forming new projects; a child running means bad news or threatened
|Child Blowing Soap Bubbles|
Occasions of sadness and joy in quick
|Child With Dancing-doll|
The gratification of a wish through an
entirely unexpected means.
|Child With Tambourine|
Pleasure, lightheartedness, coming good news.
Unless you are cautious you will take a false step; a chimney
with smoke to be seen means that you are content, and find pleasure in
There is someone who appears eager to serve you but in
reality is far from being trustworthy.
False security, the evidence of which will soon be
brought to your notice.
A symbol of losses, dismay, and trouble.
This sign indicates that you may expect some special
happiness at the Christmas season.
These beautiful flowers assure you of a long desired
hope in connection with someone dear to you which will be realised in
Courage, honour, and tranquillity; a legacy.
This is a happy omen for good and successful results in all
you undertake; you will be fortunate and will always take a turn in the
A wealthy friend or lover who will absorb all your thoughts; a
broken cigar signifies a disagreeable incident or a quarrel.
Money, presents, an engagement, faithful friends.
|Clapper For Scaring Birds|
This sign proclaims that you are offended at
small faults or failings in others, and are always eager to bring them
into notice, but ar...
A pleasure which will be gratified in an unlooked-for
This symbol foretells scandal or evil influence.
Reconciliation in a long-standing feud.
A sign that you desire to hurry over the present and arrive at a
time to which you are looking forward.
These denote disappointment, failure of plans, and dismay.
A very lucky sign of coming good fortune.
This symbol proclaims the desire for appreciation and the wish
to appear at your best on all occasions.
Your folly is apparent to everyone.
See GOLF CLUBS, ACE OF CLUBS.
If with horses, you may look forward to a time of ease and
luxury; if without horses, it warns you against an act of folly or a
Prosperity and good fellowship
This signifies domestic difficulties or vexation at the
turn things have taken.
You will adapt yourself to unaccustomed circumstances
requiring much energy.
Sadness caused through a parting; if the coat is ragged,
distressing news; without sleeves, failure in a new undertaking.
This predicts a life of arduous and ill-paid work, poor
health, and a struggle to make both ends meet.
A warning of grave danger to you or yours.
A sign of forthcoming good news, of conquest and triumph.
This bird indicates disturbance in the home and some vexation
This predicts a bad harvest season; flying, the arrival of
sudden news of a somewhat disagreeable nature.
Travel or interesting discoveries.
Dependence on creature comforts; slight indisposition.
A bad omen of coming bereavement; a coffin with a sword beside
it shows death of a soldier; with a flag, that of a sailor; with
Perseverance in the face of obstacles will bring you a great
A reminder of some tiresome or disagreeable little duty
which you would fain forget.
These flowers foretell the renewal of a former friendship
which is brought about by means of an unthought-of meeting.
You will find out that your confidence in someone was misplaced
and this discovery will cause you much distress.
Favourable weather; unusual and interesting events; to lovers it
is an unfavourable omen of separation and blighted hope.
This sign implies that you may expect to travel and to spend
your life in interesting activities.
This symbol proclaims dilatory habits and feeble wit.
See MUSIC CONDUCTOR.
This flower shows feelings of sadness; love and hope which
have lasted but a short time now leave only memories to which you cling.
This sign shows the power of adapting yourself to your company,
and of proving yourself useful in awkward situations.
This denotes that you will be vexed by inquisitive people
who trouble you with questions.
This bird is a symbol of agility, swift decisions, and the
attainment of your ambition through the power of rapid thought and work.
This is a pleasant omen of wealth and success.
This symbol predicts great happiness and unqualified
See MEAT COVER.
A calm, contented state of mind, peaceful and prosperous days.
A sign of joy; to the married it foretells a birth.
Strife, family disagreements, an enemy.
A birth; a broken cradle, sorrow or anxiety about a child.
Heavy burdens and anxiety are indicated by this symbol.
These are often to be seen and must to some extent be read in
connection with other signs in the cup; large crests indicate news of,
A love of sport and a keen desire for fair play in all
This predicts that unless you retrench in your expenditure,
you will have but a pittance to spend upon your dress.
These flowers are an emblem of joy, and of radiant happiness
A cheerful and patient disposition, always making the
best of things, is the meaning of this symbol.
You must expect to meet with hindrances and obstacles in the way
of your desires; sorrow and misfortune are also indicated by this
A sign of authority, power and honour, and an assurance
of comfort and help in times of difficulty or doubt.
Advancement and honour; the attainment of your highest ambition.
This is an unpleasant sign of forthcoming illness or accident
which causes lameness for the time being.
A new plan successfully carried out.
A large cup tells of a splendid opportunity coming your way which
will insure your future success; a small cup means that a little anxie...
Disappointment in money affairs.
This symbol proclaims that someone is hiding a matter from you
which it would be to your advantage to learn; with other signs in the
A signal of illness, possibly chicken pox or measles.
This tree indicates that you bravely face a difficulty, and
finally overcome it by your own endeavours.
A long-desired hope is about to come to pass, or a
delightful holiday spent in the company of those most congenial to you.
If near and pointing towards consultant, it would be a bad sign
of danger from wounds or an operation; if more distant, it shows a much
A sign of some important event which you may expect to take
place in the autumn; it also denotes thrift and increase of fortune.
These imply that you have an attractive, child-like nature,
finding happiness in simple pleasures; a circle of daisies means that
These denote complication of your affairs.
See BALLET DANCE.
A pleasant omen of coming pleasure and gratification, good
news, happiness in love and friendship; it also means that you will
See CHILD WITH DANCING DOLL.
Unexpected news of the marriage of an old friend whom you
had always supposed would never marry.
A pleasure which is unlikely to come up to your expectations is
the meaning of this symbol.
An unfortunate indication that your ventures in new directions of
work or business will end in failure; if running, a fruitless endeavou...
You will receive a letter which will upset you, or you will lose
the friendship of someone with whom you have corresponded regularly for...
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
This ensign of royalty shows that your ambition is realised
beyond your expectations; wonderful good fortune and influential friends
See ACE OF DIAMONDS.
Anxiety in household matters; a broken dish is a foretaste of a
A great and unexpected piece of news which will lead to a
fortunate discovery; to the lover, it reveals deception.
This sign predicts that you may one day find yourself in
danger on the sea or river.
This symbol has many meanings which must be read in accordance
with the other symbols; in a general way this sign indicates adverse
A festivity at which you will endeavour to conceal your feelings
of boredom under somewhat foolish hilarity. See also CHILD WITH DANCING...
A cheerful and optimistic character, pleasure on the sea or
Peace in the home.
These birds give a personal message of happiness and an
assurance of faithfulness in love, peaceful circumstances, high ideals,
Great and sudden changes about which there is an element of
Tidings of unexpected occurrences, unlooked-for events, new
and advantageous opportunities, sometimes new clothes or furniture.
A hazardous enterprise or expedition is the meaning of this
To a man, this foreshows popularity and a successful public
career; to a woman, social success, a large following of friends and
A sign of a taste for speculation; if more than one duck, success
in work and enterprise, profitable undertakings.
A chance meeting which will lead to the making of a new
|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 si...
This portends calamity, accident, or disgrace.
This predicts that you may expect most beneficial changes, the
realisation of a long-cherished hope, and possibly an inheritance of
An eagle on its nest foretells association with those in
places of authority and honour; it also denotes a life of wealth and
A large ear shows that you will be shocked by hearing of some
scandal or abuse; a normal ear means that you will receive some
To a man this symbol proclaims the displeasure of one of the
opposite sex; to a woman, the humiliation of unrequited affection.
A sign of uncomfortable discoveries in the home, troubles with
domestics, deceit and prying.
A sign of marriage to widows and maids; to the married, increase
of worldly goods; this symbol must be read in connection with other
This is an unpleasant symbol meaning malicious tongues and
treacherous friends, also gossip over money matters.
A sign of an escape from a threatened disaster.
New plans and ideas, or a birth.
A sign of power, travel, promotion, happiness and stability
in love and friendship.
This symbol should put you on your guard or you may be the victim
of an unpleasant practical joke.
A good omen of prosperity and coming happiness.
Lack of caution will not be one of your failings.
Journeys, trouble on the railway, strikes, accident, and hasty
news are the meanings of this symbol.
See FIRE ESCAPE.
See CANDLE EXTINGUISHER.
This signifies penetration and the solving of difficulties; it
also shows depth of character and love.
You will make a beneficial discovery through surprising
Several of these denote an invitation to a party or wedding;
ugly faces mean disturbances or bad news; pretty faces, pleasure and
This bird warns you to be on your guard, for you have an enemy.
Love of admiration, frivolity, pleasure with the opposite sex.
This is indicated by a straight thin line of tea leaves which
ascends towards the consultant; what may be expected of fate must be
Large feathers signify achievement and prosperity; to
authors, literary success; small feathers denote something of which you
You will be called upon to take a decisive step in some matter
which may lead up to an eventful change in your life.
This means that there is but a step between you and success.
You will constantly come in contact with someone to whom you
feel a strong antipathy.
Dignity, peace, and steadfast love are the meanings of this
Jealousy and enmity are likely to cause you distress.
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
These indicate joy and abundance of the good things of this
world; to those in business it is an omen of success and prosperity.
|Figurehead Of A Ship|
A good omen for your future Welfare; this symbol
predicts that you will be enabled to steer your course through smooth
See NUMBERS, HUMAN FIGURES, RUNNING FIGURES.
This usually indicates a special need for attention to be paid
to adjoining symbols.
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
An urgent warning to take all precautions against fire.
Your chief interests in life will probably lie in your home;
small duties, simple pleasures, and a circle of friends.
News from abroad; with other signs of movement, emigration; a
starfish is a sign of good luck.
Danger, rebellion, and war are the meanings of this symbol.
That for which you have long hoped and waited is about
to come to pass.
Many pleasant meanings may be given to this symbol, good
fortune, happiness, love, marriage, and a large circle of admiring
This signifies small vexations and annoyances which will ruffle
you considerably. See also BLUEBOTTLE FLY, DRAGON FLY.
News of a birth or an invitation to a christening party.
This indicates a journey; a swollen foot, injury, or news of an
accident to the foot.
Love of outdoor games, or a keen interest in the welfare of
those who take part in them, is shown by this symbol.
This implies a need for refinement and of reconstructing your
ideas on many subjects.
This flower speaks of the attainment of a cherished
hope, also that you will probably find your truest happiness in love and
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 fa...
A most favourable omen foretelling happiness, success in love
and marriage, prosperity in business, and good fortune in all you
This denotes that you may have an unsuspected enemy, possibly
disloyal dependents; sometimes it means theft and trickery.
These show ambition and attainment; if broken or bending,
defeated plans and hopes.
A change of residence; with other signs, new work or profession;
with bad symbols around, unpleasant sights and stories.
A happy sign of forthcoming prosperity and general advancement.
Your chief interests will be in outdoor work and amusements;
intellectual pursuits will not attract you; to clergy, or to those
An omen of great distress and tragedy.
An indication that things around you are liable to
become somewhat unmanageable, and that you will need tact and strength
to avoid bein...
A sign of happiness, love and honour.
A contempt for feminine weakness is the meaning of this sign.
An excellent opportunity awaits you, perhaps the chance of a
lifetime; massive high gates denote restriction, misery, or
These indicate the arrival of unexpected and rather troublesome
A memory which is interwoven with sorrow and joy.
This flower shows a strong will and determined character,
contentment, and happiness; it also denotes two opposite natures who
have a g...
There is, or will be, a serious obstacle in your path.
You will be unpleasantly reminded of a disagreeable fact.
You are apt to cause mischief through blundering and the
making of incorrect statements.
These flowers indicate courage in the face of difficulty;
hope and tenderness.
These show that you will entertain your friends on a lavish
scale, and delight in hospitality, but will occasionally be confronted
You will always endeavour to make the best of the
circumstances in which you find yourself but will seldom possess the
most desirable t...
A new enterprise which has an element of risk about it; a goat is
an unfortunate sign to sailors or to those connected with them.
These indicate a life so full of work that there is but
little leisure for recreation.
A visit to Italy, or a romance are the meanings of this sign.
This symbol warns you to expect little else than the
"trivial round and common task" for the present.
A venture needing much discussion and arrangement; plans are
made only to be upset again, and unless you proceed with caution, you
This usually portends vexation at being drawn into a
somewhat disorderly and noisy pleasure.
These signify pleasure, abundance, fulfilment, and a life free
These insects give warning of a poor harvest season; for
an old person the risk of chill leading to severe illness.
This symbol must be read in accordance with its position, also
with reference to other signs in the cup; as a general rule, with gloomy
This sign stands for energy and untiring activity which will
bring you unqualified success; it also denotes that you may expect
The aftermath of an indiscretion.
This symbol displays strong power of attraction for the
opposite sex, also pleasant adventures ending in a happy love affair.
A very disquieting symbol, grave danger of a sudden calamity; with
other bad signs, a violent death.
Troublesome little tasks which you are reluctant to undertake.
A mournful ending of something to which you had looked forward
|Ham With Frill|
This denotes a nice invitation, hospitality, pleasure
with your friends; also enjoyment followed by dismay; a ham without a
A sign of good fellowship, loyalty, and affection; it may also
indicate a parting, a meeting or a bargain concluded; other signs around
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 ...
Disgrace, imprisonment, misfortune, and dishonesty; this
sign must be read in connection with others around it.
An illusion quickly dispelled is the meaning of this symbol.
Even small demands sometimes necessitate great effort on
the part of those to whom the demand is made.
The return of an absent friend after a long absence; if it is
running, a journey is indicated; a dead hare foreshows money acquired
Peace, a placid existence, and faithfulness in love are the
meanings of this lovely little flower; with other signs you may expect
This is a sign of melancholy and predicts the possibility of a
These graceful flowers predict peace, joy, hope, and a
This shows that much of your time will be given endeavouring to
make the lives of those around you smooth and happy, whilst you
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
|Hastener For Roasting Meat|
You are reminded that you should endeavour
to move with the times, and not cling so tenaciously to ideas and habits
which are now obsol...
A symbol of luck, presents, success in new work or enterprise;
sometimes it foreshows the arrival of a visitor.
This is an unfortunate symbol, as it denotes circumstances in
which people and things seem to be working against you, placing you in
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
A large head gives warning of family trouble or of serious
illness; a very small head, waning ability or power; several heads,
A sign of bereavement or of sad news of those who are bereaved.
A sign of coming happiness through the affections bringing joy
into your life, or satisfaction through money, according to other signs
See ACE OF HEARTS.
A most fortunate sign of gratified wishes and of coming good
luck; to lovers it is an assurance of much happiness.
This shows that through energy and perseverance you will
surmount obstacles and carry all before you.
You will be immensely surprised by hearing that someone whom
you had always thought of as a confirmed bachelor is about to be
The shadows of your past life have an inconvenient habit of
appearing at the most awkward moments.
Comfort and domestic felicity; a hen roosting shows domestic
annoyance and money worries.
This is a sign of sound business capacity and a plodding
contriver in transactions.
A keenness for games and success in the playing of them.
This means that you will often have more to do than you can well
accomplish; each day things will occur needing your attention and
This indicates that something of importance may be expected to
occur in the winter; unless gloomy signs appear in the cup, it may be
You will have a friend, or lover, who will never disappoint
Prosperous undertakings, honour and renown, and much which
is delightful are foreshown by this symbol.
You will find immense satisfaction in doing things that require
energy even if they are of little importance.
You have a powerful enemy, or at least someone who has feelings
of animosity towards you, which may prove to be unpleasant in their
Comforts, loyal friends, and pleasure; galloping horses mean
that events are hurrying towards you over which you have no control,
To those who own horses, or do business with them, this
sign is a pleasant indication of success in some transaction; to others
See MOUNTED HORSEMAN.
An unexpected piece of good fortune, the achievement of your
wish, and good luck in all you undertake; a double horseshoe hastens the
You will always find compensation in all trials and
Indisposition, irritability, annoyances.
A warning against delay in arrangements or thought-of plans;
with other signs, the hourglass is a grave warning of peril through
A successful transaction, a visit, a new home.
These must be judged with regard to what they appear to
This flower predicts love, joy, and gratified ambition.
|Ibex On Rock|
After a time of strenuous effort and struggle, you will
achieve triumph and a position of security and peace.
This symbol predicts news from India; the nature of the
information, whether personal, public, pleasant, or the reverse, must be
These frequently occur, and usually point to names of people
from whom you may expect to hear shortly; or they may indicate places.
These flowers bring a message of hope and pleasure.
Small vexations or troubles which will quickly pass, is the
meaning of this symbol.
This foretells increased wealth and a well-merited reward for
Patience, understanding, steadfastness, and loyal friends are
indicated by this sign.
Sagacity, dependable friends, and knowledge acquired by
Pots of jam caution you against extravagance and waste.
This foreshows a time of pleasure and a time of pain.
A bad attack of toothache is indicated by this weapon.
You may expect an increase of wealth, possibly good presents
Successful dealing and good money enterprise; luck in racing
This figure implies that you are likely to witness, or
partake in, an event of national importance.
|Judge In Robes|
Legal affairs, personal or otherwise according to other
indications in the cup; this sign is often seen during a famous trial or
This shows good health and money making.
Change which will be greatly to your advantage.
You will receive an unlooked-for and interesting piece of
news; sometimes it indicates that you have a rival.
This is a sign of illness; unless a human figure appears beside
it, the illness is probably for the consultant; it is an omen of coming
Circumstances will improve, things will become easy, and your path
will be made smooth; you may hope for success in whatever you have on...
This gives warning of a need for caution, for someone of whom
you feel no suspicion is untrustworthy.
This beautiful bird signifies the return of someone for
whom you have been longing; if flying, news of a surprising nature will
|King On His Throne|
Security and peace; it may also mean that you gain
a high position through influential friends.
Vanishing pleasures and benefits, or scandal, are the meanings of
A new enterprise or project; care should be taken to
think it over well; do nothing rashly and seek reliable advice.
This is an unpleasant sign of quarrels, broken friendship, and
|Knight In Armour|
This sign predicts good fortune, success in love, and
loyalty to your friends.
These signify danger of wounds, attacks of pain, and dismay.
A sign of delight and the fulfilment of a cherished
hope, probably occurring in the spring.
This signifies advancement, influential friends, and the
attainment of good fortune.
An indication that you will be amazed by the success of a
doubtful undertaking. See also PRANCING LAMB.
This sign provides an assurance of good success in business. See
also STREET LAMP.
This shows that fear and doubt will mar your happiness and
progress. See also CHINESE LANTERN.
This tree points to power, ability and health.
Prosperous results of your diligence, new friends, and
This implies that you are anxious to come to the root of some
matter of which at present you have only an inkling; with good signs
This foretells a successful race with fortune.
|Leg Of Mutton|
Depression and pecuniary worries is the meaning of this
This animal foreshows triumph over adverse circumstances or an
evil report; two leopards, fortune and misfortune following each other
These are shown by oblong or square tea-leaves, initials near
give the name of the writer; with dots around they will contain money.
This shows sleeplessness, possibly from the receiving of some
A good sign of security and of light on your path whenever
it is most needed; if crooked or broken, disaster at sea.
Forked lightning seen in a zig-zag up the side of the cup
shows bad weather conditions; if near the figure of a man or woman, it
This is an emblem of radiant happiness; joys shared with
another, with whom there is perfect oneness of purpose and love.
A fortunate omen of realisation, love, and
marriage. See also ARUM LILY, BELLADONNA LILY, MADONNA LILY, HARRISSI
LILY, WATER LILY.
These denote that you endeavour to wrest from others some
valuable secret which they possess, but without success; limpets are a
|Lines Of Dots|
These indicate journeys and their probable length and
direction; to be read in connection with other signs of movement; wavy
One of the most fortunate symbols indicating high hopes and
excellent prospects, association with distinguished persons, honour, and
This suggests treachery and the probability of a plot being
laid against you by false and deceitful friends.
A pleasant event, or a good present, is shown by this symbol.
|Lock And Key|
You are warned against the loss of something which you
This implies a desire to know the truth, even if it be
unpleasant to you.
|Lord Mayor's Coach|
You will receive a good offer from an unexpected
This is a sign of a secret sadness of which those around you know
nothing; to musicians, a good omen of success.
To the married a bad omen of estrangement, possibly divorce; to
others it denotes treachery or episodes of a painful nature.
This proclaims the sad fact that you must endeavour to make
sixpence do the work of a shilling.
Promotion, a position of authority and achievement.
See AUTOMATIC MACHINE.
This flower means perfection and peace, and the assurance
of love and truth.
You will be drawn by an irresistible attraction towards someone
for whom you will eventually feel more dislike than affection.
You are given to such exaggeration that it amounts to
This tree brings calm and peaceful conditions after a time of
"One for sorrow, two for mirth, three for a wedding, four for a
birth"; this ancient saying well explains the meaning of seeing magpies
See ARTIST'S MAHL STICK.
You will arrive at a wise conclusion in a difficult matter. See
also CROQUET MALLET.
You will emerge from one source of vexation or trouble
only to fall into another.
You may expect a visitor.
|Man Carrying A Burden|
An unhappy marriage or an unfortunate love
|Man Carrying Mace|
This points to personal promotion or the advancement
of someone dear to you.
|Man Speaking From A Platform|
Public news or developments which will
specially interest or concern you.
See VEGETABLE MARROW.
This sign will often be seen, and indicates a courageous,
energetic nature, fond of exploits and freedom, and shows a capacity for
For a lover, this predicts that unpleasant facts will come to
light, of which at present there is no suspicion, leading to an abrupt
|Mass Of Leaves|
Arrivals and departures about which there are little
This symbol must be read in connection with the surrounding
This dog warns you of an unexpected emergency in which there
is danger of your being overpowered by the arguments of those who are
This shows that you find but little satisfaction in your
amusements and gaiety; for whilst you appear to enter into them in a
This signifies the receiving of a joyous message.
A sign of financial worry.
An unpleasant emergency or discovery.
You will be rewarded for past industry by future prosperity.
An unpleasant sign of illness.
This tree predicts a condition of transient happiness.
You will be disturbed by some news from a man who has
much influence in your life.
This means gratification and good news, and the deriving of much
pleasure from the appreciation of those whose good opinion is of value
This planet is constantly seen in the tea-leaves and is a
symbol of ceaseless activity of striving to attain great things; it also
To those associated with the sea, this is a warning of
shipwreck or other peril.
The attainment of a wish or small pleasure.
These indicate danger of poverty through fraud or theft.
These show an agricultural enterprise that will be to your
A good emblem of future comfort and increased happiness.
A new venture about which you will feel somewhat dubious
but which with care will be carried out successfully.
This is a hopeful sign of coming peace after a time of
discontent amongst miners, or a coal strike.
Prophetic dreams; a love of truth.
This signifies that a cherished hope is unlikely to be
fulfilled, or at any rate it will only be after many months have passed,
A prediction of honour and promotion for a clergyman.
Religious controversy and disturbances.
This is an unpleasant indication that ugly rumours and scandal
will be spread about you or yours; sometimes public notoriety; with
Difficult circumstances and a hard struggle are the
meanings of this sign.
|Monkey Puzzle Tree|
A task lies before you which you will find hard,
but for which you will afterwards be rewarded by meeting with great
These will often be found in the tea-leaves and will
indicate someone of much importance in your life, whose initials are
shown by the ...
Someone in whose career you are much interested will rise to
A crescent moon denotes good news, fortune, and romance; for a
man it predicts public recognition and honour.
A sign of gloom, illness, emergencies.
Short journeys by road or rail, visits from friends; with
other signs, some increase of fortune may be expected.
This gives promise of the realisation of a great ambition and
of the influence of powerful friends; many mountains indicate
A sign of good friends, luck, and advantageous
This invariably indicates that there is need for a trap to be
set; it also gives warning that domestic worries are to be expected.
This implies caprice and ostentation.
This symbol predicts a merry meeting.
This predicts that you will take a small risk and achieve a
great success; to lovers, it foreshows a quarrel and possibly a broken
A good sign to a musician; to others it suggests that
enthusiasm and good spirits will carry them through life very happily.
Fruitless discussion or indisposition are the meanings of
this sign. See also LEG OF MUTTON.
This speaks of affection and peace; a declaration of love,
and a happy marriage.
Toothache and painful dentistry are foreshown by this sign.
To see the name of a person or place, signifies events occurring
in connection with such person or place; if good symbols appear,
This flower shows sentiment and coming joy; also that some
new idea will unfold itself to you in the spring and will prove to be of
|Native With "tom-tom"|
This foreshows news of disturbance in India or
news of a personal nature which will cause anxiety.
A good present or money; a broken necklace shows that you
will break a bond which you have grown to feel is unendurable.
These denote mischief and deceit; sometimes disappointment in
This planetary symbol indicates a condition of chaos.
See BIRD'S NEST, EAGLE'S NEST.
Toil or anxiety followed by amazing achievement and good fortune.
These show a mind determined to gain success whatever the
cost in drudgery.
A large nose denotes dissipation; a crooked one shows a wayward
and untrustworthy character; a long, thin nose implies that you change
Your attention will be called to some fact which it will
be to your advantage to learn.
These are frequently found in the tea-leaves, and must be read
in conjunction with surrounding symbols. If the consultant has a lucky
This is a sign that you will probably remain unmarried through
your own choice; to the married it implies unjust suspicion.
A nurse in uniform usually foretells illness for yourself or for
someone dear to you.
This portends that you will strive to solve a difficult
problem, the result of which is of much importance to you.
Gratified ambition and wealth are indicated by nuts.
This is a good omen of wealth, strength, and attainment of
cherished hopes; for a lover, it predicts happiness and prosperity in
Sport; amusements; a broken oar denotes recklessness for which you
will pay dearly; for a lover or husband, this means affliction.
This foreshows honour and wealth.
Work and worry are foretold by this sign.
You may expect that something which you supposed was a secret
will be discovered, possibly through treacherous friends.
You are in danger of losing the confidence of your
friends because of your inquisitive questions.
These give a pleasing assurance of coming good fortune and a
life of ease and wealth.
This must be read in connection with other signs around it;
sometimes it means a wedding, death, or realised ambition; to a
This symbol points to achievement in creative work; if
running, you may look for startling news and rumours of public
You must expect to receive a disagreeable shock through some
unpleasant spite on the part of those of whom you have always thought
You may expect to have changes in your life and become of
A bad omen of illness, misfortune, and poverty; if flying, you
will receive tidings of grief; to lovers this bird is a symbol of bad
An ox in his stall implies hospitality, domestic peace and
These are a sign of enjoyment and expensive tastes, also that
you will appreciate the pleasures of life more in your later years than
An open padlock means a surprise; a closed one, a need for
You will be called upon to undertake a variety of things which
|Pails On Yoke|
In the future you may hope for compensation for past
trials and weariness.
This portends good fortune and favours.
A hopeful sign of success to an artist or to those associated
with one; to others, it suggests a need for deliberation and advice
This is a symbol of honour, fame, and victory; increase of
wealth, love, and marriage.
This is a sign that you will make a pathetic endeavour to
find happiness in a life which is cast in a somewhat dreary lot.
|Pan And His Pipes|
A most cheering symbol which gives an assurance of
happiness, future prosperity, and delight.
This flower is a symbol of understanding, modesty, and
contentment; it is also a pleasant indication of faithful friends and
You may expect to be shocked at the treacherous behaviour of a
friend whom you had always regarded as honourable.
See BIRD OF PARADISE.
These predict well-thought-out and smoothly running
These are shown by thick, square or round leaves.
This is a sign of foreign travel, the making of many friends,
and much mental energy; sometimes it gives a hint that there is an
Small events will bring you satisfaction.
A sign of the acquisition of property; a prosperous and happy
marriage; with other signs, an unfortunate friendship.
The arrival of a male visitor.
Improved social condition and other advantages; this fruit
brings success to a business man and to a woman a rich husband; one pear
An important appointment or urgent business.
This bird is a symbol of loneliness, separation, and yearning
for the unattainable; if it is flying you will receive news from those
See QUILL PEN.
This strange bird indicates interesting news of expeditions
and discoveries in the northern regions.
This is an unfortunate symbol of enmity, disloyalty, and
You will probably be called upon to make a decision of much
importance before another summer is past; broken peonies predict that
This means vexation and unreasonable irritation which you
will endeavour to conceal.
News of a birth.
A sign of decisive measures; a remedy for a grievance or an
Good fortune; new friends; if flying, speedy and propitious
This is a sign that you will make the most of your opportunities
and will gain that for which you have aimed; to musicians, a sign of
This sign proclaims labour troubles and strikes.
This assures you of gain and success in agricultural interests; it
also denotes that you may expect a present of money or a legacy.
These show reconciliation with someone dear to you from whom
you have been estranged; if flying, important and pleasant news is on
A symbol of strength, protection from danger, and of good and
powerful friends; a broken pillar predicts sorrow and despair.
Important or specially interesting correspondence is the
meaning of this sign.
A painful experience; an injury; toothache.
Thrift, order, and a well-regulated household.
A pleasing indication of wealth, rich friends, and good
Happiness followed by an aftermath of regret.
A visit from a dear friend; several pipes foreshow news from a
man who is much in your thoughts. See also MEERSCHAUM PIPE, PAN AND HIS
An ominous warning of disaster; with other bad signs, of a
This shows an endeavour to relieve a rather dull and
monotonous life, by throwing your energy into somewhat unnecessary work.
A sign that you are apt to stir up feud, and make peace and
For the present, you will merely jog along in an ordinary way.
See ACE OF CLUBS, ACE OF DIAMONDS, ACE OF HEARTS, and
ACE OF SPADES.
You must expect to go through toil and frustration before you
finally conquer your difficulties and achieve triumph.
This denotes festivity and cheerfulness.
These foretell a new development of plans.
This sign means a journey to a cold climate.
This tells you to beware of theft and underhand practices;
with other signs, it would indicate trouble probably caused by those
Unexpected gain and future happiness are foretold by this sign.
This flower is significant of a pleasant occurrence in the early
|Porter And Truck|
This indicates a pending journey or the arrival of a
This signifies a formidable obstacle; if broken, that you will
encounter a storm of opposition to your plan.
Important and profitable news.
See COFFEE POT.
You will have need of patience in your daily life, and will
sometimes be troubled by pecuniary difficulties.
This is a symbol of trouble which will have beneficial
results and will lead to contentment and happiness.
These bring pleasures, presents and satisfactory arrangements.
|Prince Of Wales' Plumes|
This is a symbol of pleasant events, stirring
topics and sometimes of personal honour and distinction.
See PLUM PUDDING.
This bird denotes timidity and a desire for solitude; if
flying, news from abroad.
A love of talking and a dislike to listening is the meaning of
Your own efforts will bring about a fortunate result.
You will read, or hear, of a sensational case in
This cautions you against theft, or carelessness that may lead
to losing money.
These foreshow attainment to honour, fame and wealth.
A queen upon her throne indicates security, peace, and honour;
sometimes the attainment to a high position through powerful friends.
This shows doubt, indecision; if this sign were seen with a
letter the doubt would be with regard to some correspondence; if with a
This shows that you may expect, before long, to sign your
maiden name for the last time in a marriage register; with other signs,
This sign indicates a journey to the country on pleasure.
An indication of illness for a child; a dead rabbit means
domestic duties which will bore you, sometimes financial worry; several
This implies a simplicity that sometimes verges on folly.
This symbol may be seen at "danger" or "all clear." Its
meaning must be read in accordance with other signs.
An unpleasant person whom you would do well to avoid is indicated
by this sign.
This implement denotes a persevering nature which should bring
you a liberal measure of success in whatever you undertake; it also
Treachery and other impending troubles, are foreshown by this
This bird is an omen of gloom and despondency, disappointment in
love, separation, failure in work; it is also a symbol of death for the...
Quarrels, also a warning against interference in other people's
affairs; to lovers this sign foretells disagreement and separation.
This flower suggests that you are likely to bring
yourself within the range of unpleasant criticism by your flaunting
This is a bad omen of coming misfortune, treachery, or
This animal denotes a risky proceeding into which you
plunge without hesitation, although your friends and relations will try
This brings good news from overseas of business and financial
Strife and calamity are shown by this sign.
With dots around, a contract or a business transaction; with the
figures of a man and woman, an engagement or wedding is foretold.
A sign of trouble and perplexity, sometimes illness and
A symbol of much good fortune, loyal friends, and happiness in
This foretells joy and gladness at some event about to happen.
This indicates contemplation of a new idea or scheme
about which you are somewhat doubtful.
Happy associations will be renewed; pleasure with
These prepare you for alarms and agitation, but if good signs
appear, you will eventually find a smooth path through your fife.
See GARDEN ROLLER.
This is an indication that you will be capable of
smoothing out your difficulties and will usually find an easy path in
which to tread....
A token of good fortune, joy, and love.
Memories of the past will mar your future.
You may expect an emergency in which you will need to
have all your wits about you; sometimes this signifies urgent messages.
This predicts an unlooked for event which will turn out to be
The successful solving of a troublesome matter is the meaning
of this sign.
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.
After a time of irksome tasks and pecuniary worry, you
will be rewarded by a time of ease and wealth.
This is an indication that many troubles will befall you, and
your courage will be tested in meeting them.
These show complaints or affliction.
Interference which will bring a good deal of trouble upon you, is
signified by a saw.
This signifies that you will enter into a rash speculation.
This symbol stands for legal proceedings.
This warns you to avoid interfering in the private affairs
of others, or you may find that you will receive the cold shoulder from
This is a fortunate sign of distinction and honour.
You will hear of murders, horrible treachery, and riots.
An unlucky sign of friction between friends; disputing and
disagreeableness with married couples; quarrels between lovers; trouble
See COAL SCOOP.
With a little ingenuity and perseverance, you will arrive at
that for which you aim.
Troublesome affairs and vexations are before you.
See COAL SCUTTLE.
This sign foreshows grief and pain.
A sign of storms; if flying, news from abroad.
A satisfactory conclusion to a vexed question is the meaning
of this symbol.
An indication that a considerable amount of patience will be
necessary before your hopes are realised, but eventually you will gain
Theoretically you are wise, but you seldom bring your
wisdom to bear on practical matters.
Unless you endeavour to become more decisive and reliable, you
will lose any good opportunities which may come your way.
This denotes a joy in the past of which only the memory
A sign of good luck.
An ominous sign of death.
This sign suggests that you are apt to turn molehills
To landowners or those engaged in any agricultural pursuits
sheep are an omen of success and prosperous dealing; to others this sign
Good luck from an unexpected source; with other signs, a visit
to the seaside.
The appearance of this symbol warns you against taking
unnecessary risks in all matters.
News from distant lands; a successful journey; a voyage.
This sign is considered an omen of good fortune.
These indicate speedy new arrangements which are likely to turn
out extremely well.
Pleasures and amusements, unconventionality, and good
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
A sign that you will experience sorrow and pain through the
callous behaviour of someone you love.
This symbol must be read in conjunction with surrounding
symbols; it usually emphasises the importance of other signs; a broken
This implies a feeling of disgust at some information which
is told to you and which you are asked not to reveal.
Pleasure with children and popularity with them.
A spell of cold weather; an interesting event or piece of news
to be expected in the winter.
Petty annoyances; bad weather.
This is a sign of infidelity; several snails, that mischief is
going on around you of which you are unaware.
This is an unpleasant sign of treachery, disloyalty, and hidden
danger, sometimes caused by those whom you least suspect; if its head is...
This bird signifies the discovery of a useful fact; if flying,
hasty news of a great friend.
These are a symbol of youth and innocence; this sign may
point to some event affecting you and yours which will probably take
Cakes or blocks of soap predict temporary trouble in business.
See CHILD BLOWING SOAP BUBBLES.
This foreshows indisposition or a small illness, sometimes
disturbed nights or emergencies.
This signifies that you may count upon the loyalty and
affection of your friends; sometimes it indicates that you may expect
This plant is a symbol of understanding, devotion, and
It will be through the assistance of others that you will
arrive at success.
To the mature, this symbol points to a return of good
fortune; to the young, a small illness and loss of appetite.
This means toil, care, unrest, disappointment, and failure. See
ACE OF SPADES.
See SCREW SPANNER.
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
You may expect to receive an inheritance; with other signs,
that you will be triumphant in disputed will or money settlement;
This symbol foretells that as the result of endurance and honest
labour you will attain to honour.
This formed of dotted lines indicates perplexity and dismay,
and endeavour to extricate yourself from an embarrassing situation.
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
A lucky sign; if surrounded by dots, wealth and honour are
A voyage, news from overseas, interesting events, according to
This denotes misfortune, bad luck; if it is crooked or bending
it foreshows a coming disaster or crushing blow to your hope.
Unaccustomed work which will fall to your lot as a result of the
illness of someone with whom you work or associate.
With a small amount of perception you will arrive at a right
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
These sweet scented flowers foreshow an unexpected happiness
with someone whom you have not seen for a long while.
A present received or given is the meaning of this symbol.
Little worries and vexations.
A large stool is a symbol of honour; a small one signifies that
your success in life will be meagre.
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
This symbol calls attention to the fact that trials and
tribulations await you.
A bundle of straw foretells gain through industry.
Pleasure and the gratification of your wishes are shown
by this fruit.
Modesty and simple pleasures.
This is a sign of a foolish desire to draw attention to
See COLLAR STUD.
A discovery that something upon which you had set your
heart proves unsatisfying.
Swiftly arriving news or events; sometimes the disclosure of
a secret which will be of much personal value to you.
This promises happiness, health, success in love, prosperity, and
the beneficial discovery of secrets.
A sign of originality, personal charm and attraction,
You are warned to take heed as to the way in which you spend
This flower proclaims learning and a satisfactory conclusion
in matters which are most interesting to you; it also implies that you
These show precaution.
A venture in which much is at stake but after a time
of anxiety you arrive at final triumph.
A journey with a happy result; if flying, joyful tidings from
someone you love; if several swallows are flying, they indicate a
This bird is significant of tribulation, troublesome conditions
in the home, and sometimes of separation from those whom you love.
The performing of an urgent disagreeable business will shortly
fall to your lot.
This flower signifies that happiness in the past has
tinged your future with sadness.
A brave endeavour to overcome your fear of an undertaking
which must be faced.
By an act of folly, you forfeit the good opinion of someone
with whom you most desire to be on terms of friendship.
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
This means suggestions and consultation; note the subject from
the surrounding signs.
A symbol of lighthearted gaiety which will follow a time of
gloom or worry. See also CHILD WITH TAMBOURINE.
To the unmarried, this is a sign that they will probably
remain single; to the married, affection and comfort in the small things
|Tea-cup And Saucer|
You may expect to hear something of much interest
and pleasure in your "fortune."
These call attention to the fact that probably a visit to the
dentist is required.
Hasty news by telephone or telegram.
You will transact important business by telephone or
You will be put to considerable inconvenience through
This predicts the probability of trouble with your eyesight.
This shows pleasures and social entertainments.
A symbol of travel.
For a girl, this symbol implies that she will probably never
marry; to the married, it predicts changes in the household.
This is a pleasant sign of strength, endurance, and affection;
it also shows a desire to remove obstacles from the path of those who
An empty throne denotes public misfortune. See also KING ON
A large and powerful thumb foretells an opportunity in which you
prove yourself superior to those who hitherto somewhat despised you.
You will be placed in a perilous position possibly through the
bad behaviour or folly of those who should protect you.
Logs of timber are a sign of well-being and prosperity in your
An agreement about to be satisfactorily concluded.
You may expect deceit and the discovery of disagreeable facts;
this sign should caution you to be on your guard, for malicious talking
You are warned against making rash and unguarded statements,
a bad habit of gossiping and encouraging scandal.
See NATIVE WITH TOM-TOM.
An increase of worldly goods is foreshown by this
This sign must be judged in accordance with other symbols
A pair of firetongs indicates anxiety and disturbance in the
This signifies that unless you amend you will make mischief by
your indiscreet and unkind words.
One large tooth is a symbol of bereavement.
Trees and hedges cut into the forms of birds, animals,
etc., are often to be seen in the tea-leaves; this sign assures you of
the fact ...
This is a hopeful symbol that some unexpected piece of
good fortune will come to you; it also indicates the discovery of an
Acts of violence, disaster, or distressing news are the
meanings of this symbol.
This means that you attempt that of which you have no
This predicts an advantageous opportunity through which you may
rise to a good position in life.
Pleasure with children.
Arrivals, removals, a journey.
A roadway journey on business or pleasure.
This is indicated by two thin, straight lines which run near
together up the side of the cup.
Good health and a pleasing assurance of coming prosperity and
happiness; if surrounded by dots an inheritance of property in the
A fortunate meeting, good luck; sometimes an unexpected
A hopeful sign of honour and promotion to those in the Navy.
This is a fortunate omen of your future honour and high
position; a decorated arch foretells a wedding.
This gardening implement foretells good weather conditions;
seen in the winter, it indicates unusual mildness. See also BRICKLAYER'S
A pair of trousers foretells news of misfortune or sorrow for
|True Lover's Knot|
This is a happy omen of faithfulness in love, and of
This denotes good fortune to a musician; to others,
entertainment, large assemblies of people, public speaking, sometimes
the setting o...
Arrivals and departures.
You have evil to fear, is the meaning of this sign.
A symbol of radiance, health, and constancy in love and
This suggests that you are likely to make a wrong decision in
an important matter.
That you are in danger of committing injurious follies is the
meaning of this sign.
The discovery of secrets and domestic quarrels are indicated by
This implies that the reminiscences which you relate of the
past are of more interest than your topics of the present.
This is a sign that you cleverly evade a disagreeable
incident or unpleasant discussion without offending anyone.
This is significant of wealth and luxury.
This is a symbol of sympathy and the perfection of happiness;
with other signs, news of the birth of twins.
These show domestic quarrels or unpleasant news.
If it is open, bad weather and grumbling are foretold;
closed, a bit of bad luck which may be avoided.
This is an indication of scandal.
A sign of illness.
This brings a message of gloom and sorrow, or also means that
you await the expected news of a death.
This sign denotes an interesting experiment in which you succeed.
A large circle of admiring friends, and much pleasure with
This sign brings you a promise of good health.
This means sad news or monetary losses through bad
crops, either at home or abroad.
These indicate toil, followed by a time of leisure and
This planet which is sometimes seen in the tea-leaves, brings a
message of peace or placidity.
A carpenter's vise signifies that you will need powerful
assistance to extricate you from the mess in which you will find
This is a symbol of high ideals and of the finding of
happiness in its fullest sense; several violets assure you of coming
joy; if in t...
A symbol of coming success to a musician, and of pleasure and
entertainment to others.
This bird is a forewarning of evil and unrest in various
quarters of the globe; it also means a powerful enemy, sometimes death;
if it ...
This is a warning to be cautious in swimming or boating,
or you may meet with an accident; with other signs it denotes a home by
This implies a fortunate outlook and changes for the better.
The arrival of a male visitor.
A thick, high wall denotes many difficulties in your life, and
that much courage will be needed to overcome them.
This sign indicates the serious consideration of a new
This is a sign of comfort in small things and domestic
These insects are significant of distress caused by the sharp
tongues of those around you.
This is usually recognised by a clear space entirely free from
tea-leaves at the bottom of the cup.
This flower proclaims a declaration of love.
This animal shows cunning, and points to the sly behaviour of
someone with whom you associate, and of whom you feel no suspicion.
This is a sign that you feel incapable of making up your
mind definitely on any matter without first consulting each one with
whom you ...
This proclaims a speedy and prosperous marriage.
A prediction of personal danger which may be averted if you are
This is symbolic of the wheel of fortune and foreshows a
prosperous career or an inheritance of wealth; a broken wheel predicts a
This sign foretells a visit to the country or a pleasant
renewal of friendship with those who live in it.
To a woman this sign foretells vexation and trials in her
marriage; for a man, it has much the same meaning, and severe
A small incident leads up to an important future event.
This sign must be read in connection with other
symbols; sometimes it foreshows grief and mourning, or if dots are round
it, that a sum...
A sign that you may hope to succeed in a doubtful enterprise.
An open window shows that you are regarded with favour by many;
a closed one means embarrassment.
Joy and realised ambition.
|Witch On Broom|
You will be reproved by some of your friends who
consider that your interest in psychic matters is dangerous, but later
on you will be ...
With bad signs around it, this would point to a personal
matter ending in a law court; otherwise, it denotes the taking place of
Beware of an avaricious and hard-hearted neighbour or friend.
|Woman Carrying A Burden|
An unhappy marriage or unfortunate love
|Woman Carrying A Child|
This shows distress, sometimes illness of
someone dear to you, or sadness through separation.
|Woman Holding A Mirror|
Clairvoyance and prediction of the future are
signified by this symbol.
With bad signs, several women mean scandal; otherwise, society.
Much happiness with someone dear to you, a forthcoming wedding,
or a fortunate and favourable event.
This bird brings pleasant news from those who live in the
These warn you of coming misfortune, or of treachery, and evil
by secret foes.
This is a symbol of marriage, and of much happiness being in
store for you.
This is a favourable sign of increased wealth or happiness.
You may expect to attain to a prominent position in life, and
to receive a legacy from an aged relative or friend.
Something for which you have long waited is now within sight,
but you are likely to be disappointed, for you will find that it was not
|Ace Of Diamonds, A Circle|
|Ace Of Diamonds, A Bush|
A pleasant invitation.
|Ace Of Clubs, An Obelisk|
The offer of a good promotion.
|Ace Of Hearts, A Train, A Query|
Indecision about a removal.
|Ace Of Hearts, An Urn, A Bed|
Illness in the home.
|Ace Of Spades, Bricks|
An advantageous offer from a large town.
|Arm, A Myrtle Tree, Bird On A Perch|
New plans which bring about a
meeting with someone who will become all the world to you.
|Arum Lily, Bells, A Church|
|Arum Lily, A Bat, A Bed, A Widow's Bonnet|
Death of a widow.
You will make your fortune abroad.
|Banana, A Peacock, Ace Of Hearts, Trees|
A happy marriage to someone of
wealth and property in the country.
|Bed, An Engine, Laburnum Tree|
A happy visit to the country in the
|Besom, Ugly Faces|
You will make many enemies by mischief-making.
|Bonnet, A Bouquet|
Marriage late in life.
|Bride, A Crescent Moon, A Swallow|
A journey which leads to a romantic
|Bride, Penknife, An Owl|
Jealousy terminates an unhappy engagement.
|Cab, A Square, A Cap|
A gloomy outlook brought about by one of the
|Camel (laden), A Small "t," A Coffin|
An unexpected fortune through the
death of someone abroad whose name begins with "T."
|Chain (entangled), Onion|
You will be placed in an embarrassing
position by the discovery of a secret.
|Chinese Lantern, A Pair Of Stilts|
Pride brings about a fall.
|Clover, Plums, A Bridge|
A new and excellent opportunity will come your
way necessitating a journey.
|Daffodils, The Sun|
A joyful occurrence in the spring.
|Doves, A Book, A Beehive|
You will advance rapidly and become a
|Duck, A Vegetable Marrow|
EAGLE (FLYING), A STEAMER, A TENT, A LARGE "E."--A position of honour in
|Ear, A Beehive, A Trumpet|
Fame as a public speaker.
|Fate Line, A Sword In Its Sheath, The Sign Of Mars, A Chain|
fate awaits you, and marriage to a soldier who will rise to the top of
the tree in his profession.
FROG, A FISH, A SHIP, A L...
|Goat, A Running Figure, A Lamb|
There need be no doubt as to the
successful outcome of your venture.
|Grasshoppers, A Sleigh, A Wreath Of Asters|
Death of an elderly friend
or relative in the winter.
|Key, A Flaming Torch|
Some discovery or the development of a patent
leads to your becoming famous.
|King On His Throne, An Eagle In A Cage, A Mace|
An important public
ceremony in which you take a part.
|Ladder, Ring, A Man And A Woman|
Marriage will be the means of
advancement and good fortune.
|Ladder, A Palette|
Attainment to a position of honour as an artist.
|Ladder, The Symbol Of Mars|
A most fortunate career as a soldier.
|Lion, A Lute|
Rising to the top of the tree, as a musician, is assured
by these symbols.
|Lion, A Man Speaking From A Platform|
Great success in a public career
and the attaining to an influential position.
|Lion, A Man Beside A Pestle And Mortar|
Excellent prospects and fame as
|Lizard, A Peaked Cap|
An expected visitor is not to be trusted.
|Mace, A Mallet|
Through wisdom and clear judgment you will rise to a
position of authority.
|Man Carrying A Burden, A Pair Of Scissors, A Mushroom|
Quarrels in an
unhappy love affair ending in a broken engagement.
|Magnet, A Meat Cover|
An unpleasant discovery leads to the abrupt
ending of an infatuation.
|Nail, A Pair Of Pincers|
A visit to the dentist and the removal of a
|Notice-board, A Leek, An Open Padlock|
In a surprising manner you will
get the information for which you are seeking.
|Onions, An Otter|
Those in whom you trusted have betrayed your
confidence and divulged a secret.
|Owl, A Pail|
Loss of income will necessitate your undertaking
|Pagoda, A Palm Tree, Water|
A voyage to a warm climate under very happy
|Pestle And Mortar, A Walking Stick|
Illness and the arrival of the
|Pulpit, Opera Glasses|
Those who weary others by undue curiosity will
always remain in ignorance.
|Query, A Letter, Initial "b," A Grave Stone|
You will be consulted as
to the erecting of a headstone on the grave of a relative or friend.
|Quill Pen, Lilies Of The Valley, An Organ|
Great happiness through
|Rabbit, An Arrow, A Large Letter "l," A Dagger|
News of severe illness
and a probable operation for a child who lives in London.
RHINOCEROS, AN OVERCOAT, A STEAMER, A LARGE LETTER "...
|Rocket, A Pear, A Snowdrop|
News of a birth of which you may expect to
hear in February.
|Rocking Chair, A Pedestrian, A Mushroom|
Deliberation over important
matters brings you to the conclusion that a great venture, which may
mean enormous gain, is worth a small r...
|Sailor, A Flying Swallow, A Trident, A Ring|
Happy news of good
promotion for a sailor and a proposal of marriage.
|Scaffold, Leg Of Mutton|
Gambling or speculation will bring you to
poverty unless you pay heed to this warning.
|Shark, A Pistol, A Flying Seagull|
News from abroad of a tragic death.
|Snake, A Ram, A Woman, A Widow's Bonnet|
Overwhelming evidence against
some widow who is a dangerous enemy.
|Sofa, A Sleigh|
A cold in the head or a chill.
|Sword, A Ring, A Man, A Woman, A Toad|
Separation of lovers brought
about by slander and malicious talk.
|Table, A Quill Pen, A Cat, A Ring With Dots Around|
over money matters which leads to family quarrels.
|Throne, An Ostrich Running, A Flying Seagull, A Flag|
Serious news from
abroad of disturbances and rebellion.
|Tram Lines, A Building With Dots Around It, A Purse|
You will take a
roadway journey to a bank and are warned to beware of pickpockets.
|Urn, Hospital Nurse, A Man, A Large Heart|
Serious illness affecting
the heart is predicted for a man.
VEGETABLE MARROW, A STEAMER, NATIVE WITH "TOM-TOM," A BROKEN
Distressing news of misfortune for someone dear to you in
|Violet, A Water Lily, A Robin, A Crescent Moon, A Ring|
A romantic love
affair which ends in a happy marriage taking place in the early spring.
|Wading Boot, The Sign Of Neptune, Several Penguins, A Mast|
News of a
disaster in the North Sea.
WIDOW'S BONNET, A PIG, A DOTTED CIRCLE, THE FIGURES "100."--A small
legacy of a hundred pounds ...
|Woodpecker, Trees, A Rose, A Man|
A prospective visit to the country in
the summer, when you will meet with someone who will become very dear to
|Yew Tree, An Open Padlock, A Wallflower, A Pineapple|
A new plan of
life is made necessary as the result of an unexpected inheritance of