of the woods
Join Date: 18 Mar 2002
i've decided to take up tasseomancy. thought it might help me hone my psychic and intuitive skills. here is some info, if anyone else would like to try it.
prepare tea with loose leaves (or tear the tea bag) and pour into a light colored cup without straining.
the person who's cup is being read, should drink the tea and leave the leaves on the bottom with a little bit of liquid. when finished s/he swirls the cup (clockwise) three times then turns the cup upside down on the saucer, tapping the cup three times. (the numbers and techniques vary, but this seems to be the most used method)
then the reader picks up the cup and begins to read.
the leaves closest to the rim and handle represent the nearest future. the furthur down the cup, the further off the future.
now you look for lines, shapes, letters and pictures.
if shapes and lines are clear, this points to easier going, if unclear they may experience obstacles.
just a few basic shapes;
single straight line; careful planning, peace of mind
two parallel lines; rewarding journey in store
heart or circle; love
circle with a cross on it; enforced confinement
cross; trouble on the way
cup; success, fulfillment
triangle; unexpected event
snake; emnity or falsehood
look for images and pictures, but most of all use your intuition!
does anyone else here read tea leaves? please share!
(i can include more 'images', but there are a lot of them, so if anyone is interested let me know. )
|24-10-2002||Ask a Professional Tarot Reader Top #1|
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Seeker of Light
Join Date: 23 Jul 2002
Location: New Zealand
thanks for those basic shapes - I would be interested in more of them. At my spiritual development group we did reading of the tea leaves for fun one night and some of the group were very good at it. We used a book for interpretation guidelines but found using our intuition gave a better reading.
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|24-10-2002||Ask a Professional Tarot Reader Top #2|
Join Date: 25 Apr 2002
Location: North Carolina, USA
A few days ago I decided I wanted to take this up also! I will probably try it out in the next few days. Yes, thanx for the basic useful info!!!!
Anymore info you have I would love to see!!!
|25-10-2002||Ask a Professional Tarot Reader Top #3|
Join Date: 08 Jun 2002
i have been interested in this for quite some time as well!
a few years ago i was involved in a Christmas dinner Dickens' style...a lot of actors dressed up in costume and parade around singing, while guests eat a fancy dinner and are entertained.
my friend and i were the rebels; we didn't sing. we dressed up as gypsys, and she sat on all the guys' laps and ate their food while i read tea leaves (actually i just dropped a teabag in the cup and made something up)
but i've always been interested in this line of divination, just haven't ever tried it (though i have read from coca leaves)
if you do decide to post more interpretations, yay! if not, thanks for those posted! this is great!
|25-10-2002||Ask a Professional Tarot Reader Top #4|
of the woods
Join Date: 18 Mar 2002
i think it's most important to use your own intuition and interpretations when using any form of divination. but just for fun here is a list of traditional 'tea leaf' meanings;
acorn=good health, financial success
arrow=bad news in a letter, bad news in love
axe=possible danger or difficulty
banana=a business trip
bird=good luck, good news
boat=visit from a friend
book/open=the answer to a questions
book/closed=a question needing investigation
bull=arguing with friends
candle=help from friends, a light for the future
cat=treachery deciept, a false friend
child=a new idea
clock=recovery from illness
coin=payment of debt, prosperity
crab=an enemy nearby
cross=trouble on the way
dagger=danger from foes
daisy=a new love
diamond=an expensive gift
dove=good luck, coming peace
drum=gossip, a change
egg/whole=fertility, increase, career success
eye=excersise caution, foresight
face=new friends, a change in friendships
feather=requires more effort
finger/lowered=a need for direction
fish=news from abroad
flowers=love, honor, esteem
foot=a walk away from the past
fork=diversion from a goal
forked line=a coming decision
glove=luck and honor
grapes=good times with friends, happiness
guitar=romance on the horizon
gun=danger, strife, catastrophe, arguments with family
hammer=triumph over adversity, hard work
hand=friendship, a friend's assistance
hat=a new work situation, upcoming raise, upcoming honor
iceberg=lack of inner self
kettle=a friendly home, sign of peace in the home
key=unveiling of mystery
|27-10-2002||Ask a Professional Tarot Reader Top #5|
of the woods
Join Date: 18 Mar 2002
ladder=advancement, movement, success in business
leaf=a new life, good luck
man=a visitor, male or female
mask=a secret that must be kept
mountain=journey or hindrance
mouse=theft of heart, object or idea, financial insecurity
mushroom= expect delays, a future disturbance
musical instruments=good company
necklace/broken=danger ahead in love
needle=respect from others
oar=temporary problems, success after a period of trials
owl=scandal, bad health, a sign of good or bad luck ahead
ox=arguments with associates
pumpkin=a warm relationship
question mark=uncertainty, change, questionable morals
rat=danger, lost possession, a dishonest person
saw=trouble with a stranger
scales=justice, success at law
scissors=angry words, family misunderstanding
scythe=good harvest or death warning
scorpion=an enemies plot
shoe=a career change, increased energy and prosperity
snake=an enemy nearby, falsehood, temptations
spade=good fortune through industry
spider=good luck, money, reward for work
star=good luck, hope
table=a pleasant get together
vase=a friend in need of help, a secret admirer
volcano=impending emotional eruption
wagon=hard times ahead
wheel=business advancement through great effort
window=help from a friend
witch= a strange occurence
yoke=need for change
|27-10-2002||Ask a Professional Tarot Reader Top #6|
Join Date: 14 Aug 2001
My Great Grandma was famous in her small Irish village for reading tea leaves. When she came to America, she continued to amaze people with this skill. She used to read tea leaves for my dad. He brags about her to this day. I am going to try it too. I think she did it in the "toothpick impressions" manner, however. That's how she did all of her divinations, and apparently, she could read just about anything. Dad says she called this ability her "signs".
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" Hunter S. Thompson
|29-10-2002||Ask a Professional Tarot Reader Top #8|
Join Date: 12 Mar 2003
Location: Land of Snow and Ice (O Canada)
Teacups with Astrological Symbols Around the Rim
I've seen some tea-leaf reading teacups with astrological symbols around the rim of the teapcup. Does anyone know how astrology is tied in with the art of tea-leaf reading?
Last edited by Rusty Neon; 22-07-2003 at 16:02.
|22-07-2003||Ask a Professional Tarot Reader Top #9|
Join Date: 26 Apr 2002
Location: I childproofed my house but they still get in.
I read part of a book on tea leaf reading once, the upper to lower was used, but the book said the 'start' was also where the handle of the cup was, and as you go away from the handle clockwise, that indicated a timeline also.
Not sure if that's important or not, but it might give a starting point for each section of present, near future, far future.
You can give a cat a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Or you can teach a cat to fish, and he'll sit in his boat pouting all day because nobody gave him another fish.
|23-07-2003||Ask a Professional Tarot Reader Top #10|