As you become more aware of the symbols around you, pay attention to what these symbols mean. These interpretations are guidelines only – reading them is a subjective matter. Here are some of the most common symbols found in dreams and other forms of divination. A good dream or symbol dictionary is invaluable for interpreting the results.
A NAIL represents unfairness or injustice.
A NECKLACE represents completion. It may foretell of admirers. Beware of the broken necklace – you may be losing your lover.
A NEEDLE symbolizes more than just sewing and weaving. It is a symbol of admiration and recognition of one’s skills; it also symbolizes the eye.
An OAK tree is an omen of good health and long life. Many cultures revere the oak as the tree of life.
An OCTOPUS represents the letter 8, the symbol for infinity. It is an omen of danger.
OSTRICHES are omens of travel, and symbolic of hiding from the truth.
An OWL warns of scandal and gossip. Owls have been revered through history as winged messengers of the gods and spirits.
PALM TREES may symbolize the place where they grow; alternately, they may represent honor and success.
An open PARASOL foretells the useful information you will discover. If it is closed, something remains hidden from you. If you are using a parasol in the rain, it is a symbol of water and creation.
A PARROT is symbolic of a journey, or of twins. It may also indicate people who talk a lot, repeating everything they say, and yet saying nothing.
PIGS symbolize greed.
A PURSE symbolizes profits if it is at the top; it is at the bottom, losses will follow.
A QUESTION MARK is a warning to be cautious.
A RABBIT is an omen warning of the need to be brave. It represents time and illusions, as in Alice in Wonderland.
A RAKE is a warning to watch those details. It symbolizes the phrase, “You reap what you sow”.
A RAVEN is a harbinger of bad news, or of a death that brings about new beginnings.
A RING may be symbolic of eternity or of coming full circle in a journey. If the ring is near the top, marriage is imminent. At the bottom, it symbolizes a broken engagement.
A ROSE is the flower of life, symbolizing love and creation.
A SAW warns of interference that could tear apart that which you prize. It may also indicate something that has been viewed.
A balanced SCALE represents justice; if the scale is unbalanced, and injustice has occurred.
SCISSORS represent an ending. They are an omen of upcoming arguments and a possible separation.
Dreaming of SHEEP indicates good fortune.
A SHOE may indicate transformation. Pay attention to the condition of the shoe – it is important!
A STAR represents female energies, like those of Isis and the other goddesses. It is a symbol of hope, health, and happiness.
The SUN is an omen of success. It indicates both happiness and power.
A SWORD is an omen of arguments to come.