Auspicious and inauspicious dreams.
Some of them are auspicious and some inauspicious.
Know again that Amrita is highly auspicious, and that Poison is highly inauspicious.
Never did a man return to his native land under more auspicious conditions who had gone thence under conditions so inauspicious.
That certain names are auspicious and others inauspicious is a belief that belongs everywhere to mankind in the primitive stage of thought.
It is also believed that certain days are auspicious for performing certain acts, while others are inauspicious for the performance of the same acts.
Even for anointing the body, auspicious and inauspicious days are prescribed.
They also believe as firmly as the Chinese do in auspicious and inauspicious days, spells, magic, and a species of astrology.
Sundays, which are auspicious for weddings, are inauspicious for crimes.
We should think such a proceeding very foolish now, but in the words auspicious and inauspicious we are literally saying that the auspices have been favorable or unfavorable.
Superstition has always been active in drawing nice distinctions between the auspicious and the inauspicious, and it is curious to observe how the auspicious qualities of some plants have been extolled.
And those heavenly bodies in the sky including the sun that may be inauspicious and hostile towards him soon become auspicious and favorable towards him in consequence of these acts of his, while those stars that are auspicious and favorable become more auspicious and more favorable in consequence of such conduct of his.
The knowledge of the springs and motives of human actions, and of their consequent effects, whether auspicious or inauspicious, and which operate more or less powerfully on the destinies of the human race, is, by this channel, conveyed to our minds with a distinctness, perspicuity, and force which cannot, by any possibility, be gained in any other way.
The Druids kindled after their manner two immense fires, with great incantations, close to each other, whilst between those fires the cattle were driven, and if they escaped unharmed it was considered as auspicious as it would be inauspicious for man and beast to be therein harmed, and hence the saying, "Placed between the two fires of Baal."