||Rebirth, resurrection, protection, judgment, wisdom, mercy,
||Eternal life, peace, truth.
||Victory in death, being rejoined with partner in heaven.
||Domestic virtues, education, faith, abundance in the Promised
||Eternal life, winged soul, spirituality.
||The Divine word or one's accomplishments.
|Broken or Draped column
||Early death, grief.
||Life or resurrection.
||Faith and eternity.
|Chain With Three Links
||Trinity, faith, Odd Fellows.
||Glory of life after death.
|Crown upon Skull
||Triumph of death.
|Cup or Chalice
||Resurrection, salvation, bearer of souls across water to heaven.
||Entrance to heaven.
||Love, purity, resurrection, the Holy Spirit.
|Drapery or Pall
||Mourning or mortality.
||Courage, faith, generosity, contemplation, military.
|Eye of Ra/Horus
||Sun/Moon, Life/Death, protection against evil.
|Finger Pointing Downward
||Calling the earth to witness.
|Finger Pointing Upward
||Pathway to heaven, heavenly reward.
||Faith, life, spiritual nourishment.
|Fleur de lys
||Perfection, light, life, royalty.
||Life's frailty, immortality.
||Worldly pleasure, sin.
||Victory over death.
||Inevitability of Death.
||Farewell, hope of meeting in eternity.
|Heart, Pierced by Sword
||Virgin Mary, Christ, repentance.
||Love, devotion, sorrow, joy, mortality.
||Military service, strength, protection.
||Protection against evil.
||Swift passage of time, temperance.
||Eternity (Christian symbol: "In His Service" or
"In this sign conquer") Commonly used in Celtic crosses.
||Rebirth, the Virgin Mary.
||Fidelity, attachment, undying affection, eternal life.
||Innocence (specially on a child's grave), Resurrection.
||Purity, sometimes chastity.
|Lily of the Valley
||Rebirth, Virgin Mary.
||Courage, bravery, strength.
||Purity, resurrection, perfect beauty, spiritual revelation.
|Masonic Compass and Set Square
||Freemasons, uprightness, judgment.
||Symbol of death and reminder of mortality.
||Death, rebirth, victory, sorrow of the crucifixion.
|Mother and Child
||Undying love, peace.
||Truth, purity, innocence.
||Strength of faith and virtue, endurance.
||Rebirth, connection between earth and heaven.
||Peace, forgiveness, humanity.
||Afterlife, the soul entering heaven.
||Wisdom, solitude, a warning of impending death.
||Resurrection, eternal life, enlightenment, spiritual attainment.
||Union, fulfillment of the promise of resurrection.
||Nourishment of the soul.
|Rod or Staff
||Comfort to the bereaved.
||Awakening, resurrection, courage, vigilance.
||Victory, pride, triumphant love, purity.
||Birth, baptism, resurrection, life everlasting, pilgrimage of
||Death, cutting life short, the final harvest.
||Irish descent, Holy Trinity.
|Sheaf of Wheat
||Old age, fruitful life.
||Death, life's brevity.
|Skull & Crossed Bones
||Transitory nature of earthly life, penitence, mortality.
||Innocence (usually on child's grave).
||Vanity, futility of seeking earthly glory.
||Everlasting life in heaven. (Also called oroboros)
|Star of David
|Steps, 3 Tiered
||Faith, Hope and Charity.
|Sun Disc, Winged
||Spirituality, everlasting life.
||Renewed life, resurrection.
||Motherhood, spirit of children, consolation.
||Life cut short.
||Relinquishment of power, victory.
||Life lost in battle.
|Tablets of the Decalogue
||Containing the text from Exodus and Deuteronomy given to Moses
on Mount Sinai as a symbol of the Old Covenant.
||Four Hebrew letters Y, H, W, H spelling the true name of God,
reminder of God's omnipresence.
||Scottish descent, earthly sorrow, defiance.
||Immortality, purification, truth, wisdom.
||Life, knowledge, the fall of man through sin, human fruition or
||Brevity of life, number of broken branches can indicate deceased
family members buried at that site.
|Tree Trunk, Leaning
||Short interrupted life, mourning.
|Triqueta (3 interlocking circles or triangles)
||Eternity, Trinity, popular motif on Celtic crosses.
||Announcement of the resurrection or the soul's entrance into
||Immortality, penitence, death of the body and its return to dust
in the final resting-place.
||Mourning, grief, lamentation, sorrow.
||Body of Christ.
||Cycle of life, enlightenment, spiritual power.
||Effigy of the deceased soul, the soul in flight.
||Fleetness of life, mortality.
||Flight of the soul from mortal man.
|Wreath, of Roses
||Heavenly joy and bliss.
|Wreath on Skull
||Victory of death over life.
|Yin Yang Circle
||Harmony, balance, birth and death
||Love ~~ Of slight build, lots of
charm, appeal and attraction, pleasant aura, flirtatious, adventurous,
sensitive, always in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender
partner, very generous, scientific talents, lives for today, a carefree
philosopher with imagination.
Uncommonly attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for
criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with its fate, can
be egotistical, very reliable and trustworthy, prudent lover, sometimes
brains rule over heart, but takes partnership very seriously.
Has good taste, concerned about its materialistic belongings, good
organization of life and career, economical, good leader, takes no
unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime companion, conscientious
about keeping fit.
||Inspiration ~~ Vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly, unpretentious,
modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the vulgar, loves life in
nature and in calm. Not very passionate, full of imagination, little
ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.
||Confidence ~~ Of rare beauty, knows how to adapt, likes luxury, of good
health, not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident,
determined, impatient, wants to impress others, many talents, industrious,
healthy optimism, waiting for one true love, able to make quick decisions.
Of unusual beauty, does not want to impress, well-developed sense of justice,
vivacious, interested, a born diplomat, but irritated and sensitive in
company often due to a lack of self-confidence, sometimes acts superior,
feels misunderstood, loves only once, has difficulty finding a partner.
||Faithfulness ~~ Strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give,
happy, content, optimistic, desires adequate money and acknowledgment, hates
loneliness, passionate lover who cannot be satisfied, faithful,
quick-tempered, unruly, pedantic and careless.
Pleasant shape, tasteful clothes, modest demands, tends to not forgive
mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful
partner, tends to a know-it-all attitude and making decisions for others,
noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.
Very strong, a bit self-willed, independent, does not allow contradiction o
arguments, loves life, family, children and animals, a bit of a butterfly,
good sense of humor, likes idleness and laziness, practical talent,
Extraordinary taste, dignity, cultivated airs, loves anything beautiful,
moody, stubborn, tends to egoism but care for those close, modest, very
ambitious, talented, industrious, many lovers, many friends, many foes, very
||Extraordinary ~~ Charming, undermining, very understanding, knows how to make
an impression, active fighter for social cause, popular, moody and capricious
lover, honest and tolerant partner, precise sense of judgment.
||Good Taste ~~ Cool beauty; cares for his/her looks and condition; good
taste; tends to egoism; makes life as comfortable as possible; leads
reasonable, disciplined life; looks for kindness, an emotional partner and
acknowledgment; dreams of unusual lovers; is seldom happy with his/her
feelings; mistrusts most people; is never sure of his/her decisions; very
Accepts what life dishes out in a composed way, hates fighting, stress and
labor, tends to laziness and idleness, soft and relenting, makes sacrifices
for friends, many talents but not tenacious enough to make them blossom,
often wailing and complaining, very jealous, loyal.
||Independent ~~ No ordinary person, full of imagination and originality,
shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-respecting, hungers for new
experiences, sometimes nervous, many complexes, good memory, learns easily,
complicated love life wants to impress.
Courageous, strong, unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not love change,
keeps his/her feet on the ground, person of action.
Loves sun, warmth and kind feelings, reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression
and violence, tolerant, cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice,
sensitive, empathic, free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of
Loves agreeable company, very robust, knows how to make life comfortable,
very active, natural, good companion, but seldom friendly, falls easily in
love but passion burns out quickly, gives up easily, will experience many
disappointments until the ideal is found, trustworthy, practical.
||Uncertainty ~~ Looks very decorative, no self-confidence, only courageous
if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often
lonely, great animosity, artistic nature, good organizer, tends to
philosophize, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.
||Sensitivity ~~ Full of charm, cheerful, gifted without egoism, likes to
draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest and even complications, is both
dependent and independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good
company, does not forgive.
Unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egotistical, aggressive,
noble, broad horizons, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition,
no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often
admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, uncompromising.
||Melancholy ~~ Beautiful, but full of melancholy, attractive, very
empathic, loves anything beautiful and tasteful, loves to travel, dreamer,
restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced, but is not easy to live
with, demanding, good intuition, suffers in love but sometimes finds an