Friday, 13 June 2008

Tea break guide to Tasseology

Tasseology is the the ancient art of tea leaf reading...

How to read the leaves:

After a cup of tea has been poured, without using a tea strainer, the tea is drunk or poured away. The cup should then be shaken well and any remaining liquid drained off in the saucer. The diviner now looks at the pattern of tea leaves in the cup and allows the imagination to play around the shapes suggested by them.

Some common shapes and their meanings:

Aeroplane
Aeroplanes signify going up in the world, either in prosperity, promotion or status. The reader may receive an inheritance or have ideas that can be used for future benefit.

Anchor
Anchors signify a happy ending to a journey.

Arch
You will meet someone will become important to you in some way.

Bell
This signifies good news, sometimes a wedding.

Bird
A messenger of good fortune.

Book
Take advice from an expert regarding a matter that concerns you.

Bottle
An active social life is indicated.

Butterfly
Can signify emotional instability - a lover who is 'flighty'.

Car
You will be going on a journey on land.

Cat
Someone around you is not to be trusted.

Chain
Take more care in work matters.

Clock
An important meeting is about to take place.

Crescent Moon
An improvement in finances.

Cross
Unpleasant news is likely to be received. Notice if there are any other symbols nearby - if it is next to another one then the interpretation of good news may be reversed - or it could apply to the actual symbol.

Crown
Promotion at work or a much desired appointment will take place.

Dart
A happy love affair.

Dice
Beware of impulsiveness - don't take any unnecessary risks.

Dog
Signifies news from a friend.

Door
You will be offered new opportunities.

Envelope
A letter or email containing good news is on the way.

Fish
Good news from overseas is on the way.

Flag
There will be good reason to celebrate.

Foot
A happy outcome but it will be delayed.

Gate
A change in circumstances.

Hammer
More effort in life is needed, can signify lack of motivation.

Harp
A fortunate symbol - worldly prosperity and emotional happiness for the enquirer.

Hat
A minor misfortune is on the way.

Hatchet (Saw)
Signifies a warning to be extremely careful where money and emotional matters are concerned.

Heart
Signifies love and excitement - possibly a new romance.

House
Signifies a new house or improvements to the home.

Key
An explanation or solution to a mystery that has been bothering the enquirer.

Knife
Quarrels are likely.

Ladder
Signifies an improvement in the enquirers situation.

Mountain(s)
Problems lie ahead that may seem difficult to surmount.

Ring
Emotional good fortune - a wedding or an engagement.

Road - two lines of leaves parallel to each other.
If straight - things are going to go well. If crooked there will be problems ahead.

Rocks
Small problems ahead.

Roof
A change in home life is indicated - possibly a house move.

Scales
A warning to take a more balanced view of things.

Square
You will receive a gift.

Ship
Good luck will be experienced as a result of a journey.

Tractor
You will work hard to achieve success.

Trees
Everything is going to flourish.

Triangle
A union between two people.

Happy reading!!