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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Faces.—Several of these denote an invitation to a party or wedding; ugly faces mean disturbances or bad news; pretty faces, pleasure and love; two faces upon one head, looking diverse ways, indicate that you may hear yourself accused of deception and falseness, or that these things may be practised upon you; a bearded face, health and strength, but an indolent nature, which is a source of vexation to those around you.

Falcon.—This bird warns you to be on your guard, for you have an enemy.

Fan.—Love of admiration, frivolity, pleasure with the opposite sex.

Fate.—This is indicated by a straight thin line of tea leaves which ascends towards the consultant; what may be expected of fate must be judged by the line itself and other signs in the cup.

Feathers.—Large feathers signify achievement and prosperity; to authors, literary success; small feathers denote something of which you are afraid, but which you will meet with courage.

Feet.—You will be called upon to take a decisive step in some matter which may lead up to an eventful change in your life.

Fence.—This means that there is but a step between you and success.

Fender.—You will constantly come in contact with someone to whom you feel a strong antipathy.

Ferns.—Dignity, peace, and steadfast love are the meanings of this symbol.

Ferret.—Jealousy and enmity are likely to cause you distress.

Ferry-Boat.—This symbol implies that difficulties will be smoothed away for you by the aid of good and useful friends.

Field Marshal's Hat.—To a soldier, or those who are associated with them, this is a sign of coming promotion, triumph, and of the attainment to honour.

Figs.—These indicate joy and abundance of the good things of this world; to those in business it is an omen of success and prosperity.

Figurehead of a Ship.—A good omen for your future Welfare; this symbol predicts that you will be enabled to steer your course through smooth waters.

Figures.—See Numbers, Human Figures, Running Figures.

Finger.—This usually indicates a special need for attention to be paid to adjoining symbols.

Fire-Engine.—An evidence of a serious fire of which you will hear or from which you will suffer; this must be judged by other indications in the cup.

Fire-Escape.—An urgent warning to take all precautions against fire.

Fireplace.—Your chief interests in life will probably lie in your home; small duties, simple pleasures, and a circle of friends.

Fish.—News from abroad; with other signs of movement, emigration; a starfish is a sign of good luck.

Flag.—Danger, rebellion, and war are the meanings of this symbol.

Flower-Border.—That for which you have long hoped and waited is about to come to pass.

Flowers.—Many pleasant meanings may be given to this symbol, good fortune, happiness, love, marriage, and a large circle of admiring friends, being among them. See also Basket of Flowers, Foxgloves, Lily, Forget-me-not.

Fly.—This signifies small vexations and annoyances which will ruffle you considerably. See also Bluebottle Fly, Dragon Fly.

Font.—News of a birth or an invitation to a christening party.

Foot.—This indicates a journey; a swollen foot, injury, or news of an accident to the foot.

Football.—Love of outdoor games, or a keen interest in the welfare of those who take part in them, is shown by this symbol.

Forge.—This implies a need for refinement and of reconstructing your ideas on many subjects.

Forget-me-not.—This flower speaks of the attainment of a cherished hope, also that you will probably find your truest happiness in love and marriage.

Fork.—This warns you against those who constantly flatter you; it would be well for you to be on your guard or you may one day awake to the fact that all this flattery was used as a tool to harm you.

Fountain.—A most favourable omen foretelling happiness, success in love and marriage, prosperity in business, and good fortune in all you undertake; this symbol also points to an unexpected legacy.

Fox.—This denotes that you may have an unsuspected enemy, possibly disloyal dependents; sometimes it means theft and trickery.

Foxgloves.—These show ambition and attainment; if broken or bending, defeated plans and hopes.

Frog.—A change of residence; with other signs, new work or profession; with bad symbols around, unpleasant sights and stories.

Fruit.—A happy sign of forthcoming prosperity and general advancement.




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