Introduction to the Divination by Tea-Leaves

Practice and Method of Reading The Cup

General Theories in Reading The Cup

Divination by Tea-Leaves as an Amusement and as a More Serious Study

Some hints For Diviners. Remarkable Instances of Prophecy By The Tea-Leaves

Writing in the Tea-Leaves. Some Frequent Symbols

The "NELROS" Cup. Two Example Readings Of Its Signs

A Dictionary of Symbols

Some Combinations Of Symbols and Their Meaning

Some Example Cups With Their Interpretations




Divination by Tea Leaves

Welcome! On this site, you will find information on tea leaf reading to predict the future, which was used since the 17th century.

When tea was first brought from the orient in the 17th century, tea drinking quickly became a popular pastime, and from this emerged the art of tasseomancy, or tasseography, a type of divination by tea leaves. Tea leaf reading is one of the most commonly accessible forms of divination as it requires no special tools or training—just an awareness of one’s own intuition which can be achieved through the act of enjoying the tea itself.

Tasseomancy is largely dependent on psychic intuition. Tea is poured into a cup without the use of a strainer. The one seeking psychic help, the inquirer, consumes all of the tea in the cup. If any moisture remains it is shaken out onto a napkin. The leaves remain in the bottom of the cup which the diviner observes to see what patterns are formed. A letter, heart shape, or a ring might be observed. There are some standard symbolisms which are observed when interpreting the patterns: snake (enmity or falsehood), spade (good fortune through industry), mountain (journey or hindrance), house (change, success).

Another method is to leave a little moisture in the cup. This allows the leaves or dregs to be swished around. The cup is the upturned into the saucer. The reader picks up the cup and begins examining the formation of the dregs. As in the above described method, the dregs can form patterns such as letters, numbers, geometric designs, straight or wavy lines or shapes which resemble animals, birds or objects. Again, various symbols have particular meanings: straight lines indicate careful planning and peace of mind, while a cup shape indicates love and harmony. Time frames are also indicated by estimating the proximity of the leaves to the rim. Dregs closer to the rim and handle represent the immediate future, while those at the cup's bottom indicate the far future. Some diviners say they can only predict twenty-four hours into the future.

The images you see in the leaves can be many and quite varied. They can consist of letters, numbers, designs, straight or wavy lines or any number of shapes resembling animals or objects. This is where your intuition—heightened by your relaxed state—comes into play. To accurately interpret the leaves, you must allow your intuition to follow its first impressions of the image, as the conscious mind will often step in to second guess the intuition. Although it’s not always easy to allow your intuition free reign, with practice you can access and maintain the level of intuition necessary for a successful reading.

We hope that the information provided on this site will give you better insights to divination by tea leaves. Enjoy.




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