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





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Baby.—A naked baby near consultant is a sign of sadness and disappointment caused by those who are nearest and dearest; to some it is a sign of money worries; a baby in arms means reconciliation.

Bacon.—Pieces of bacon signify good luck and profitable business.

Badger.—For a maid, or a bachelor, this symbol predicts a single life, but one of freedom, health and success; for the married, it implies regret that they did not remain unmarried.

Bagpipes.—This symbol gives warning of coming sorrow or much agitation and disturbance.

Ball.—See Football.

Ballet Dance.—This is a forecast of unsuccessful plans.

Balloon.—A symbol which indicates that much is attempted but little achieved; there is a passing enthusiasm for various experiments and new ideas, but the interest soon flags, and finally vanishes as the balloon in the clouds.

Bananas.—These promise gratification and the occurrence of those things which are most pleasing to you; also a prediction of much happiness and success in love affairs.

Banner.—This is a symbol of a prosperous life for a man and of a wealthy marriage for a woman.

Barber.—This signifies the approach of a new interest coming into your life, which will lead you to be most particular as to your personal appearance.

Barrel.—Festivity, possibly a picnic; several barrels, prosperity.

Barrel Organ.—Melancholy and a distaste for present circumstances.

Basin.—This symbol stands for small ailments and minor worries; a broken basin, domestic annoyance.

Basket.—Domestic duties and family cares; if full, a present given or received.

Basket of Flowers.—Happiness and contentment, fulfilled desires.

Bassoon.—This musical instrument implies that your energy is apt to exceed your wit.

Bat.—See Cricket Bat.

Bath.—This indicates grief or dismay.

Bats.—An ill omen showing sickness and trouble in the home; with other signs, a prediction of death.

Bayonet.—A sign to be feared; it shows danger of operation, wounds, and pain.

Beans.—These show quarrels and disputes with relations.

Bear.—A journey north, sometimes prolonged travel. See also Polar Bear.

Bed.—A visit, illness; or death, according to other symbols.

Beef.—A round of beef foretells coming financial worries.

Beehive.—This is a symbol of eloquence, mental capacity, and much energy in forming new schemes and carrying them through; also of attainment to power and honour.

Bees.—These foretell success through your own ability, many friends and enjoyment of life to the full. See also Bumble Bee.

Beetle.—This signifies unrest, domestic tribulation, or disagreements; several beetles, that there is a risk of slander and abuse by those whom you regard as friends.

Beetroot.—This symbol indicates that someone will try to do you a bad turn, but it will fail in its object and rather turn out as a benefit.

Bell.—Amazing news according to other signs in the cup; several bells indicate a wedding. See also Canterbury Bells, Diving Bell, Handbell.

Belladonna Lily.—This flower is a sign of hope, love, happiness, and the leading of an upright and honourable life.

Bellows.—These show an endeavour to make the best of a bad business.

Besom.—This gives a caution to avoid meddling in other people's affairs or you may find yourself regarded as an unpleasant busybody.

Bier.—A symbol of death; if near consultant, a personal sorrow, otherwise of a less personal nature.
Billiard table.—Pleasure followed by regret.

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