To see lamps filled with oil, denotes the demonstration of business activity, from which you will receive gratifying results. Empty lamps, represent depression and despondency.
To see lighted lamps burning with a clear flame, indicates merited rise in fortune and domestic bliss.
If they give out a dull, misty radiance, you will have jealousy and envy, coupled with suspicion, to combat, in which you will be much pleased to find the right person to attack.
To drop a lighted lamp, your plans and hopes will abruptly turn into failure.
If it explodes, former friends will unite with enemies in damaging your interests. Broken lamps, indicate the death of relatives or friends.
To light a lamp, denotes that you will soon make a change in your affairs, which will lead to profit.
To carry a lamp, portends that you will be independent and self-sustaining, preferring your own convictions above others.
If the light fails, you will meet with unfortunate conclusions, and perhaps the death of friends or relatives.
If you are much affrighted, and throw a bewildering light from your window, enemies will ensnare you with professions of friendship and interest in your achievements.
To ignite your apparel from a lamp, you will sustain humiliation from sources from which you expected encouragement and sympathy, and your business will not be fraught with much good.
of intelligence and the spirit
. It appears in this sense in the Greek
myth of Psyche, in the legend of Diogenes and in the hermit
(the ninth enigma) of the Tarot
pack. The lamps of the ancients were shaped according to their function
or funereal—and to suit
of the god
to whom they were dedicated. There were lamps with twelve wicks, symbolizing the Wheel
of the Zodiac
. And there were perpetually burning lamps such as that kept alight by the vestal virgins, or that of the temple
noted by St. Augustine.