Laura name meaning

Laura

Spanish Meaning:

The name Laura is a Spanish baby name. In Spanish the meaning of the name Laura is: Crowned with laurels.

American Meaning:

The name Laura is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Laura is: Crowned with laurels.

Swedish Meaning:

The name Laura is a Swedish baby name. In Swedish the meaning of the name Laura is: Laurel tree or sweet bay tree (symbols of honour and victory). The sonnets of 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch were addressed a lady named Laura, whose identity is still a mystery. Famous Bearer: Fashion designer Laura Ashley.

English Meaning:

The name Laura is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Laura is: Laurel.

Latin Meaning:

The name Laura is a Latin baby name. In Latin the meaning of the name Laura is: The laurel tree or sweet bay tree symbolic of honor and victory. Old name with many variants.

SoulUrge Number: 5

People with this name have a deep inner desire for travel and adventure, and want to set their own pace in life without being governed by tradition.

Expression Number: 8

People with this name are competent, practical, and often obtain great power and wealth. They tend to be successful in business and commercial affairs, and are able to achieve great material dreams. Because they often focus so strongly on business and achievement, they may neglect their private lives and relationships.

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It Came from a Tool Site

Tools are a powerful symbol of creativity – the first expression of human cognition, tools represent mankind’s ability to progress, to better ourselves, to make the world a better place.

They have a special significance to human society — tools are one of the primary means by which we distinguish ourselves from other animals. Tools are the father of all other antiques. Master paintings, the great statues, the finest pottery, the most decorative furniture, the most colorful tapestries — all of these would have been nothing more than someone’s fleeting idea without the tools needed to create them. Every manmade object depended on the use of tools for its existence, and mankind’s greatest intelligence is reserved for the creation of ever newer and better tools to solve the production problems of the day.

Closely examine a tool, and you will likely discover the essence of its function distilled into the simplest possible form. Yet often, these fascinating objects are themselves highly decorative and possess graphic and colorful forms. On the pages of this web site, you’ll be able to view many of America’s most beautiful, rare, and collectible patented antique tools. I invite you to peruse these pages and see for yourself the artistic and inventive spirit imbued within these symbols of creativity.

Catalogue of American Patented Antique Tools

More Chinese Zodiac Dragon Stuff… Cause I Like it!

Water-Dragon: 1892, 1952 (This is Eric’s sign).

Is intelligent, passionate, creative, artistic and highly talented.

Is more gentle, less impulsive and extravagant than his other cousins.

Usually lack direction and inquisitive but is kind and passionate.

Wood-Dragon: 1904, 1964 (This is my sign).

Is colourful, artistic, intelligent and creative.

Systematic, logical and diplomatic.

Can be extravagant and critical of the ideas of others as he feels that he knows better.

Is flamboyant and egoistic.

The above were from Geomancy.net

Here is what another site says about Dragons.
http://www.holymtn.com/astrology/dragon.htm

Force and power are the symbols attributed to the Dragon. There is a decidedly exotic air about Dragon people, especially among the women, who fairly exude sexuality. Indeed, whether male or female, Dragons are libidinous and score quite a hit with the opposite sex.
To the Chinese, the Dragon is born in the most desirable year, blessed by the gods and goddesses in heaven. Possessing magical powers, the versatile Dragon is capable of soaring to the highest heavenly heights or diving to the depths of the sea. On one hand shrewd, healthy and full of vitality, the Dragon also possesses a mystical side, intuitive, artistic and strangely lucky. However, Dragons can plunge pretty low, becoming irritable, stubborn and impetuous. The Dragon’s mystical allure may become a bit too other worldly, making him or her difficult to get close to. A Dragon’s unsatisfactory love life may lead to a string of loves and marriages. Believing themselves invincible, Dragons must beware of excesses, for with their uncommon strength, they can harm themselves, or “scorch their wings.”
Flexible and accommodating, they fit in with whatever is going on around them — but for only as long as it suits them. This is because they are self-determined types and don’t take kindly to being dominated by others. Although seemingly affable and agreeable, they can be as ferocious and dangerous as the mythical beast on whom the sign is based. Temperamentally, Dragons are somewhat hot-headed and quick-tempered; when angered they will give as good as they get. Dragons can also be hypercritical if things are not quite right or not up to their expectations. Dragons are idealists and perfectionists; they demand a lot and they give a lot. Enthusiastic to the point of impetuousity, Dragons have big mouths. Their words overrun their thoughts, and their hearts run away with their heads. This often causes social blunders. Another difficulty for the Dragon is that life experiences are very intense. There are no casual friendships for Dragon; every interaction is a continuation of heavy pastlife karma that must be resolved now, as if ten lifetimes were being lived out in the current incarnation. Intellectually, they are clever, bright, sharp people, yet on occasion they will throw all logic to the wind and follow their hunches. Fortunately for them, they are strong on intuition and invariably all works out well. In a confrontation, Dragons have a tendency to misjudge the situation, and are not too adept at extricating themselves from difficulties. Interestingly, no matter what surprises Fate may have in store, whatever difficulties or hardships these people may encounter along the road, Dragons will always ultimately land on their feet. They will be a success wherever they go, regardless of their chosen careers.
Dragons may devote themselves to a great cause or work, and if so, they will see it through to the end. This talent work two ways, as they can be equally devoted to a bad cause and equally successful in it. Dragons can’t help but win!
This is undoubtedly due to the fact that of all the Chinese signs, those born under the influence of the Dragon are considered the luckiest of all and good fortune simply follows them wherever they go. They have strong karma to lead and succeed. If a Dragon takes action to realize dreams, there is no limit to the heights that can be achieved. Not only that, they also have the Midas touch. It is said that the Year of the Dragon is good for business and all money-making schemes. Consequently, those born in this year have an inherent knack for attracting money and they generally enjoy financial prosperity. The Chinese say that the Dragon leaves wealth and prosperity in his path. Hence, the Dragon leads the street processions during Chinese New Year. The Dragon brings the Four Benedictions of the East — wealth, virtue, harmony, and long life.

The Stimulating Dragon
Romance for the Dragon is never simple, with one crazy state of mind following another, creating a series of highs and lows in his love life. There are two types of Dragon lovers: those who fall in love and commit themselves to a serious relationship when they are fairly young, and those who tend to be loners and perhaps never marry at all. In general, the former enjoy a stable and satisfactory married life while the latter flit from one love affair to another, never really giving any of them a chance to develop. Since Dragons are not prone to marrying young, many committed bachelors and spinsters are born under the influence of this sign; truthfully, the Dragon may be happier alone. In any partnership Dragon folk will first and foremost seek an intellectual rapport, because these people get as much of a charge from mental stimulation as they do from having sex. Of course they bring to any relationship their own inimitable touch of magic and that Dragon element of good fortune. But the male Dragon is perhaps happier in love than his female counterpart, for this, being a strongly masculine sign, often produces dominant women who tend to take over the relationship and rather blindly tread all over the sensitivities of their partners.
The Monkey, Snake and Rat are dream partners for the Dragon; however, it is worth remembering that the only sign that can fool the Dragon is the Monkey. The Boar and Ox cannot deal with his excesses. The Dragon should avoid the down-to-earth Dog, who is his opposite.
May is the month of the Dragon. The time of the Dragon is from 7:00 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.; their direction of orientation is east-southeast. The Dragon’s color is aquamarine.

I didn’t know about the May thing. That is neat! I’ve always liked May. Not as much as December though.