This is the art of divination through reading
tea leaves. Tasseoraphy dates back thousands of years in China.
For best results use an excellent grade of
tea, with minimal tea dust. Be sure to use a non-decorated white
For each cup to be read:
1.5 tsp. of loose tea in a tea pot. Add
boiling water, and let stand 3 minutes.
Fill cup. Get the person to drink the entire
cup until there is just barely enough liquid to cover the leaves.
If you are right handed pickup the cup(by the
handle) with your left hand. And vice-versa. Gentlymove the cup in a
clock-wise circular motion, 7 contiuous times. then place back on
Stare into the bottom of the cup. Concentrate
on the images of the wet tea leaves until you can pick out the symbolic
shapes. Always look out for numbers, initials, and astrological
symbols. These will quite often play an important role in the
What The Symbols Mean
Airplane: Travel is in the near future for
you; however, it would be wise to cancel your travel plans should the
pattern be broken, for this indicates a serious accident.
Anchor: A safe journey or successful new
project or career move is portended.
Angel: You will soon receive some very good
Ants: There will be many difficulties to
overcome before you reach your goal.
Arrow: You will receive an upsetting letter
or telegram. Money will be involved if dots or dashes appear near the
Beware of impending danger
An omen of good luck.
You will be the recipient of a pleasant surprise. If dots or dashes are
also present, a legacy of money is indicated.
This symbol indicates that your life may soon become complicated by an
enemy or a higher authority. If dots and dashes are nearby, it almost
always means that money matters are involved.
A symbol of misfortune. If squares are near or touching, there is a
good chance that the misfortune can be averted.
This symbolizes a desire to "put to rest" problems. It can also mean
that you are working too hard and are in need of some rest and
There will be a wedding in the near future for someone who is close to
you. Look for significant numbers, initials, and/or astrological signs.
A symbol of good luck, money, or a journey that lies ahead of you. If
its wings are spread, it indicates travel by air. If leaves are close
by or touching, it means you will be traveling with friends.
This symbolizes that you possess a strong or irresistible impulse to
An indication that there will be an illness in the very near future. Be
sure to watch your health and take extra special care in all that you
Blissful matrimony is portended. If a number is nearby, it could signify
the number of children you will have or the years the marriage will
You will form a good friendship with a person you have either met
recently or will encounter in the near future.
An obstacle will be overcome.
there are new prospects ahead for you.
It is best to avoid an argument. The symbol of the bull may also
represent a person born under the astrological sign of Taurus.
A symbol of happiness, love, and beauty.
Be prepared to expierience sudden changes in your surroundings. A
possible move in the near future is foretold.
You will come into an inheritance.
A good friend or aquaintance will prove to be untrustworthy. Be mindful
in whom you confide.
A favorable symbol that always foretells success, whether inlove,
career, or health matters. If dots and dashes are close by or touching
the circle, however, the success could be short-lived.
Beware of trouble brewing.
Happiness and good fortune are coming your way.
Be prepared to receive some disturbing news. The coffin is an ominous
symbol, often indicating the death of a relative or friend.
Moon: For a man - think twice before taking action. It is important
that you avoid rushing into hasty decisions. For a woman - a female
This is a sign that misfortune will come into your life. A sacrifice of
some sort may be necessary, but in the end it will prove to be
beneficial. If the cross appears inside a square, the misfortune can be
A powerfuul or influential friend will help you to achieve success,
especially at your place of work. The symbol of the crown also
signifies highest honors and praise.
You will form a long-lasing friendship with someone you have either met
recently or will encounter in the near future.
You will be faced with a dangerous situation. The symbol of the dagger
also indicates a loss of somekind.
This symbol indicates that a friend is in need of your help. If clouds
are nearby or touching, beware of unsuspected enemies.
Be prepared for something out of the ordinary to take place.
A new project or career move lies ahead.
Be prepared for a surprise in the near future. Be especially careful in
all business matters.
This is an indication of a secret admirer. Be careful not to get
involved in a secret love affair or you will be faced with unhappiness
in the end.
Your future will be filled with happiness and good health. If a pair of
fish appear, it may represent a person born under the astrological sign
You will be forced into an unpleasant situation in which you will have
to defend yourself. Be prepared to fight for what you believe is right.
This is a very good symbol, indicating love and happiness, and fondest
wishes fulfilled. For a single, divorced, or widowed person, the
possibility of a new relationship is indicated.
A trusted friend or business acquaintance will attempt to deceive you in
A drastic change will take place in your life in the very near future.
Be prepared for a possible change in residence or career.
You will find a solution to a problem.
It is best for you to avoid arguments with friends or family members.
For men and women in the military, the symbol of the gun is an
indication of active service.
You hard work will pay off shortly.
An understanding friend or business acquaintance will offer you help.
You future will be filled with romance and joy.
A happy marriage is portended if the symbol of the hat appears at the
bottom of the teacup. If it appears at the side, it means honor and
praise are ahead of you and your family.
A broken friendship or love affair will be restored. The symbol of the
heart can also mean that an existing romance will grow stronger.
This is an obvious symbol of goodluck, especially for gamblers who
frequent the racetrack. Look for significant initials and/or numbers if
you place bets on the horses.
It is wise to take your time before rushing into a decision. There is
possible danger ahead, so think twice about a new plan or intended
New interests or a new opportunity is on the horizon for you. If two
keys are shown, it is a warning that you could be robbed or taken
This is a symbol of advancement. Your ambitions will take you to high
or Leaves: This is a symbol of renewed hope.
Straight lines indicate journeys. Indecision and frustration are
portended if the lines appear wavy.
Although numbers usually indicate time and are reletive to other symbols
in the teacup, then they appear by themselves they take on the following
meanings: (1) The beginning of a new projector the birth a child. (2)
Home renovation or a changeof residence in the near future. The number
2 also indicates a relationship. (3) Then number magick, divinity, and
fate; regarded as a lucky number. (4) You will soon recieve news
regarding financial matters. (5) A settlement of legal matters. (6) A
life filled with harmony and balance. (7) Good luck is coming your
way. (8) You will become more independent. (9) There is romance in the
stars for you. (13) Bad luck is forthcoming.
Beware of dangerous situations ahead. It
would be wise to reconsider a plan or intended project for the moment.
You will be faced with problems arising from
te sickness or death of a loved one. If large dots or dashes are
present, it indicates financial complications.
This is a symbol of good luck, abundace, high
honors, and all ambitions realized.
It is important for you to keep an open mind
at all times. Avoid trouble or getting involved with other peoples
problems or else you may be sorry in the end.
If the symbol of the ring appears on the side
of the teacup, it indicates that a marriage ceremony will take place
shortly. (Look for significant initials, numbers, and/or astrological
symbols.) If the ring appears on the bottom of the teacup, an
engagement or wedding will be postponed.
This is a warning of an impending
obstacle. Someone may be trying to interfere with your business or
A bad symbol,
indicating arguments resulting in separation.
This is a
symbol of secretiveness and suspicion. Beware of jealous rivals and
potentially dangerous situations. The symbol of the scorpion may also
represent a person born under the astrological sign or Scorpio.
indicated in the near future. If the symbol appears on the side of the
teacup near the rim, be prepared for an unexpected journey relating to
your home or business.
symbol, usually indicating a death.
the snake symbolizes enemies and minor misfortune. If it appears next
to or inside of a square, the trouble can be averted.
to you is keeping a secret from you.
This is a
symbol of peace and healing. It indicates a return to health in either
physical or spiritual sense. Your problems will be resolved and you
will experience a feeling of renewal after overcoming a period of great
difficulty. If the star appears in a circle, forming a pentagram, it is
a favorable omen (especially for Witches and Pagans); if the pentagram
appears upside down, however, it means that someone has cursed you or is
using black magick to work against you.
Be prepared to
deal with problems arising both at work and at home. Complications of
some sort may temporarily interfere with your plans or project.
impending disaster and misfortune. If dots and dashes are nearby, the
possibility of financial hardship is indicated. If squares are near or
touching, the misfortune may be averted.
This is a
favorable omen of good health (both physically and spiritually). More
than one tree indicates that a practical wish will soon come true for
It is time to
start a new venture, especially if this symbol appears near the rim of
the teacup. An upside-down triangle is an omen of bad luck.
umbrella signifies that you will be temporarily unable to possess the
things you desire. An open umbrella means you have a friend who will
help you when you are in difficult situations.
This is a
symbol of advancement. If the wheel appears near the rim of the teacup,
you will receive some unexpected money or perhaps a salary increase.
This is an
indication of major business success.
All Tea leaf
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