Psychologically: Alum promises the Vereitelung of ingenious plans. Tasting of alum announces pangs of conscience on the basis of bad intentions towards an innocent person. If a woman dreams of large amounts of alum, her marriage will be marked by disappointments and missing affection. Popular: (European ones).: drink: themselves generate and do something what offends against the custom, weggießen: know how to help themselves, see: Misfortune in the enterprise.