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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Laburnum Tree.—A sign of delight and the fulfilment of a cherished hope, probably occurring in the spring.

Ladder.—This signifies advancement, influential friends, and the attainment of good fortune.

Lamb.—An indication that you will be amazed by the success of a doubtful undertaking. See also Prancing Lamb.

Lamp.—This sign provides an assurance of good success in business. See also Street Lamp.

Lantern.—This shows that fear and doubt will mar your happiness and progress. See also Chinese Lantern.

Laurel.—This tree points to power, ability and health.

Leaves.—Prosperous results of your diligence, new friends, and satisfaction.

Leek.—This implies that you are anxious to come to the root of some matter of which at present you have only an inkling; with good signs around, you may expect to come to a satisfactory understanding.

Leg.—This foretells a successful race with fortune.

Leg of Mutton.—Depression and pecuniary worries is the meaning of this sign.

Leopard.—This animal foreshows triumph over adverse circumstances or an evil report;two leopards, fortune and misfortune following each other in quick succession.

Letters.—These are shown by oblong or square tea-leaves, initials near give the name of the writer; with dots around they will contain money.

Lettuce.—This shows sleeplessness, possibly from the receiving of some perturbing news.

Lighthouse.—A good sign of security and of light on your path whenever it is most needed; if crooked or broken, disaster at sea.

Lightning.—Forked lightning seen in a zig-zag up the side of the cup shows bad weather conditions; if near the figure of a man or woman, it may possibly indicate death from lightning or electrical mechanism; if seen at the bottom of the cup and with a clear space indicating water, it would mean bad storms abroad causing damage and loss.

Lilac.—This is an emblem of radiant happiness; joys shared with another, with whom there is perfect oneness of purpose and love.

Lily-of-the-Valley.—A fortunate omen of realisation, love, and marriage. See also Arum Lily, Belladonna Lily, Madonna Lily, Harrissi Lily, Water Lily.

Limpets.—These denote that you endeavour to wrest from others some valuable secret which they possess, but without success; limpets are a sign of good luck to fishermen and promise a big haul of fish.

Lines of Dots.—These indicate journeys and their probable length and direction; to be read in connection with other signs of movement; wavy lines mean tiresome journeys or difficulties likely to be encountered; if the lines ascend sharply to the brim of the cup, a journey to a hilly country will be taken.

Lion.—One of the most fortunate symbols indicating high hopes and excellent prospects, association with distinguished persons, honour, and fame.

Lizard.—This suggests treachery and the probability of a plot being laid against you by false and deceitful friends.

Lobster.—A pleasant event, or a good present, is shown by this symbol.

Lock and Key.—You are warned against the loss of something which you value.

Looking-Glass.—This implies a desire to know the truth, even if it be unpleasant to you.

Lord Mayor's Coach.—You will receive a good offer from an unexpected quarter.

Lute.—This is a sign of a secret sadness of which those around you know nothing; to musicians, a good omen of success.

Lynx.—To the married a bad omen of estrangement, possibly divorce; to others it denotes treachery or episodes of a painful nature.




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