Tea Leaf Readings ~ Tasseography ~ Tasseography

Though tea leaf reading is not that popular in the United States - it is practiced in European countries.

Superstitutions linked to tea leaf reading: I do not connect this method of divination with any specific rituals.

  • The person whose leaves are being read should drink the tea - not necessary!

  • The teapot should be of a specific color of style - also not true.

  • Swirling the tea grinds 3 times in the cup - you do this as your soul guides. It is equivalant to using cards and saying - cut them 3 times. Your answers will come - not matter what ritual you use. I have been doing this too long and know this to be true.

    To look at tea leaves and interpret them by their shapes is like taking a Rorschach Inkblot Test. It is science not metascience.

    When I look at the patterns in the cup - they move for me - they dance - take shape - 'speak' to me.

    Anyone can look at patterns and give them meaning on the third dimension level. The trick is to see beyond third dimension - and psych on the formations that are created.

    Inez, the Teaf Leaf Reader

    I used to work with a psychic named Inez who used tea leaves to help her focus on the messages in her readings.

    She would prepare a pot of tea at the start of the day. She used real tea grinds (some people use coffee grinds).

    When the tea cooled she kept it in a covered tupperware container for that day.

    When she read with a client she would hand them a white styrofoam cup and a teaspoon.

    They held the cup in one hand and with the other hand would take some grinds and place them in the cup along with a tiny drop of tea.

    Then they would swoosh the tea round and round - sending the grinds to all sides of the cup - then turn the cup upside down as Inez would say, "Tap the cup!"

    The grinds would swirl in a clock wise motion several time as the client smiled. After they turned the cup over - the fluid now removed - there would begrinds stuck to the sides of the cup - usually from top to bottom.

    The interior of the cup would be covered with tea grinds in various symbols and designs.

    Then Inez would read - psych - on the patterns the grinds made along the sides of the interior of the cup.

    Letters could easily be seen 'J's' - 'T's' - other.

    Images of animals, etc.

    In truth she was psyching the information but the images gave her some focus.

    The closer the patterns were to the bottom of the cup - the longer distance in time until the event would occur.

    I tried this with some of my classes and it went over very well.

    ACORN - at the top means success and gain: At the bottom means good health.
    AIRCRAFT - journey; if broken means danger of accident; can also mean a rise in position
    ANCHOR - at top rest, stability, constancy; at bottom means clouded, inconstancy
    APPLE - achievement
    AXE - difficulties; if at top overcoming of difficulties
    BABY - small worries
    BAG - a trap; if open, escape
    BALL - variable fortunes
    BELL - unexpected news; good if near top
    BIRDS - good news
    BOAT - visit from a friend, protection
    BOOK - if open it's good news; if closed you need to investigate something
    BUSH - new friend or opportunities
    BUTTERFLY - fickleness
    CABBAGE - jealousy; with dots means at work
    CANDLE - help from others
    CAP - trouble
    CAT - deceit, a false friend
    CHAIN - engagement, a wedding
    CHAIR - a guest
    CIGAR - a new friend
    CIRCLE - success, completion; with dots means a baby
    CLOCK - better health
    CLOUDS - trouble; with dots means many problems
    COIN - money coming
    COMB - an enemy
    CROSS - suffering, sacrifice
    CUP - reward
    DAGGER - danger from self or others; beware
    DISH - trouble at home
    DOG - good friend; if at bottom friend needs help
    DOOR - odd event
    DUCK - money coming
    EGG - good omen
    ELEPHANT - wisdom and strength
    ENVELOPE - good news
    EYE - caution
    FACE a change, may be a setback
    FAN - flirtation
    FEATHER - lack of concentration
    FENCE - limitations, minor setbacks, not permanent
    FINGER - emphasizes whatever sigh it points at
    FIRE - at top achievement; at bottom danger of haste
    FISH - good fortune
    FLAG - danger
    FLY - domestic annoyance
    FORK - false flattery
    FORKED LINE - decision
    FRUIT - prosperity
    GATE - opportunity, future success
    GLASS - integrity
    GLOW - a challenge
    GOAT - be careful of enemies
    GRAPES - happiness
    GUN - anger
    HAMMER - hard work needed
    HAND - if open means friendship; if closed means an argument
    HARP - love, hamony
    HAT - improvement, especially in a new job
    HAWK - jealousy
    HEART - pleasure, love, trust
    HORSE - if galloping means good news; if just the head means a lover
    HORSESHOE - good luck
    HOURGLASS - need to decide something
    HOUSE - security
    ICEBERG - danger
    INSECT - problems are minor and you will easily overcome
    JEWELS - gifts
    KANGAROO - harmony at home
    KETTLE - any illness is minor
    KITE - wishes coming true
    KNIFE - broken friendship
    LADDER - promotion, a rise in life
    LAMP - at the top means a feast; at the side means secrets revealed; at the bottom
    means postponement
    LEAF - new life
    LETTER - news
    LINES - if straight means progress; if wavy means uncertain path
    LION - influentain friends
    LOCK - obstacles
    LOOP - avoid impulsive actions
    MAN - near handle means a vistor
    MASK - excitement; insecurity
    MOUNTAIN - great goals but with many difficulties
    MOUSE - theft
    MUSHROOM - at top means journey or moving to the country; near bottom means
          rapid growth; if reversed means frustration
    NAIL - injustice, unfairness
    NACKLACE - complete, admirers; if broken means danger of losing a lover
    NEEDLE - recognition, admiration
    OAK - health, long life
    OCTOPUS - danger
    OSTRICH - travel
    OWL - gossip, scandal
    PALM TREE - success, honor
    PARASOL - new lover
    PARROT - a journey, but also can mean people talking
    PIG - greed
    PISTOL - danger
    PURSE - at top means profit; at bottom means lose
    QUESTION MARK - need for caution
    RABBIT - need for bravery
    RAKE - watch details
    RAVEN - bad news
    RING - at top means marriage or the offer of marrige; at bottom means long
    engagement; if broken means engagement broken off
    ROSE - popularity
    SAW - interference
    SCALE - legal issues; if balanced means just result; if unbalanced means unjust
    SCISSORS - quarrals, possibly separation
    SHEEP - good fortune
    SHELL - good news
    SHELTER - danger of loss or ill health
    SHIP - worthwhile journey
    SHOE - change for the better
    SNAKE - an enemy, but also wisdom
    SPIDER - reward for work
    SPOON - generosity
    STAR - health and happiness, hope
    SUN - happiness, success, power
    SWORD - arguments
    TABLE - social gatherings
    TENT - travel
    THIMBLE - changes at home
    TORTOISE - criticism, usually benefical
    TOWER - disappointment
    TREE - improvements
    TRIANGLE - something unexpected
    UMBRELLA - annoyances
    URN - wealth and happiness
    VASE - a friend needs help
    VIOLIN - egotism
    VOLCANO - harmful emotions
    WAGON - a wedding
    WASP - romantic problems
    WATERFALL - prosperity
    WHEEL - if complete means good fortune; if broken means disappointment
    WINGS - messages
    WOLF - jealousy
    YOKE - domination
    ZEBRA - adventure, especially overseas
    Remember when interpretating the images - listen to thoughts in your mind as to clues to true definitions for the person you are reading. You can also use a Dream Interpretation Book t o get further clarification of images.