Bleigiessen (Lead Pouring) Predictions for the New Year

Bleigiessen which literally translates to “lead pouring” is a New Year’s Eve or Silvester tradition in Germany.  Families and friends will gather around, melt a small piece of lead on a spoon over a candle and then drop the molten lead into a bowl of cool water.  The lead hardens almost immediately and the shape it takes tells you what the new year holds in store.  A few of us at Alpine Village are going to give this a try tonight and I will post the video, but until then, here is a list of some of the shapes your lead might take and what those shapes mean for your future.  It is listed in the original German and also translated into English.

Adler – Du willst hoch hinaus
Anker – Sicherheit hat Vorrang
Angel – Warten bis Glück kommt
Ball – Auf die Linie achten
Baum – Treue in der Liebe
Ballon – Befreie Dich aus Deinem Joch
Decke – Du wirst Jünger
Drillinge – Familiennachwuchs kommt
Dom – Gute Tage in Sicht
Elefant – Jemand will auf Dir herum trampeln
Eule – Du brauchst einie Brille
Fisch – Ein Urlaub würde Dir jetzt guttun
Fahne – Du stehst zu Deinen Entscheidungen
Gans – Glück ist zerbrechlich
Gebiß – Gehe rechtzeitig zum Zahnarzt
Gugelhupf – Vorsicht bei süßen Sachen
Gürtel – Eine Freundschaft wird inniger
Hacke – Jemand will Dich beleidigen
Herz – Glück und Gesundheit
Katze – Du willst verwöhnt werden
Kiste – Umsiedeln
Kübel – Die Garderobe soll erneuert werden
Laterne – Eine Erleuchtung haben
Leiter – Lottogewinn in Aussicht
Löffel – Nimm keine falsche Medizin
Messer – Ehrlichkeit währt am Längsten
Muschel – Träume erfüllen sich
Nest – Dein Freudeskreis wird größer
Nadel – Bist Du geimpft?
Ofen – Deine Heizkosten sinken
Ohr – Man soll nicht zu neugierig sein
Pilz – Glück in der Liebe
Pfeil – Du findest den richtigen Weg
Rad – Kauf ein Glückslos
Rakete – Du wirst Deine Sorgen los
Ruine – Richte Deine Wohnung neu ein
Rübe – Mehr Vitamine essen
Schaf – Du wirst ausgenutzt
Teller – Hüte Dich vor Sonnenbrand
Uhr – Kalender auswechseln
Vogel – Mehr Bewegung machen
Waage – Treib kein falsches Spiel
Zigarre – Du solltest genußvoller essen
Zeppelin – Du erlebst stürmische Zeite
Eagle – You want to fly, you are ambitious
Anchor – Safety has priority
Angel – Wait until luck comes
Ball – Mind the line
Tree – Loyalty in love
Balloon – Free yourself from your yoke (controll)
Blanket, Robe – You will get younger
Triplets – The next generation is coming
Dome – Good days are in view
Elephant – Someone is going to walk all over you
Owl – You need glasses
Fish – A vacation would do you good
Flag – You stand by your decisions
Goose – Happiness is fragile
Horse bit – Get to the dentist in a timely manner
Bundt cake – Be careful with sweets
Belt – A friendship will become more intimate
Hoe – Someone wants to insult you
Heart – Luck and health
Cat – You will be spoiled
Box – to move and resettle
Bucket – Your wardrobe will be renewed
Lantern – You’ll have an enlightenment
Head –   Winning the lottery is in view
Spoon – Take no wrong medicine
Knife – Honesty is the best policy in the long run
Shell – Dreams come true
Nest – Your circle of friends will grow
Needle – Have you been vaccinated?
Oven – Your heating costs are going to drop
Ear – One should not be too curius
Mushroom – Lucky in love
Arrow – You will find the right way
Wheel – Buy a lottery ticket
Rocket – You will release your worries
Ruins – Redesign your apartment, buy new furniture
Turnip – Take more vitamins
Sheep – You’ll be taken advantage of
Plate – Protect yourself from Sunburn
Clock – Change the calendar
Bird – Move more
Scales – Do not double-cross
Cigar – You should enjoy eating
Zepplin – You will surive stormy times
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