Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Writing in the Tea Leaves Meaning

Writing in the Tea Leaves Meaning
Another source through which messages are received by the tea-leaves will be found in the writing which will be seen from time to time. Moreover, it has the great advantage of being clear and easy to decipher, so that there may be no doubt of what is intended to be understood by it. The tea-leaves can never be accused of being illegible. Occasionally it is very minute writing, and would probably be passed over by those who read their cups in a superficial manner. To those who study them carefully the future is revealed.

No one would reasonably expect to find a speech from the Prime Minister or an invitation to a tea-party written for them in the tea-leaves. But words they certainly will find.

A short time ago I saw in my cup, in perfect copperplate writing, the word "wait." I was annoyed by it, for what is more annoying than having to wait? Sometimes it may happen that the tea-leaves—as with their relatives, the tumbler and automatic writing—become a little shaky in their spelling. But this is not a serious defect, and the trifling errors do not prevent the word from being translatable. It is a recognized fact that writing seen through a medium, whether it be tea-leaves, or a dream, is of importance, and should always be regarded with attention and with an endeavor to understand its message.

I should like to point out that certain figures and symbols are of so frequent occurrence that it may be well to emphasize their general significance by referring to them here, in addition to their meaning being given in the dictionary.

Among those which threaten misfortune, or sorrow, are the following: Crosses, snakes, spades, pistols, guns, toads, cats.

Joy and success are indicated by such symbols as a crescent moon, clover leaves, flowers, trees, anchors, fruit, circles, stars.

Having learned the symbols and the combined symbols by heart, it will require only a little practice to interpret their meanings without hesitation. For those who find difficulty in committing the dictionary to memory, an essential for proficient reading of the cup, I would suggest that they write down any meaning which may seem specially hard to remember, roughly drawing its symbol beside it. In this way the difficulty will soon be overcome. Enjoy!

Some Combinations of Tea Leaves Symbols and their Meaning

Some Combinations of Tea Leaves Symbols and their Meaning
Ace of Diamonds, A Circle.—An engagement.

Ace of Diamonds, A Bush.—A pleasant invitation.

Ace of Clubs, An Obelisk.—The offer of a good promotion.

Ace of Hearts, A Train, A Query.—Indecision about a removal.

Ace of Hearts, An Urn, A Bed.—Illness in the home.

Ace of Spades, Bricks.—An advantageous offer from a large town.

Arm, A Myrtle Tree, Bird on a Perch.—New plans which bring about a meeting with someone who will become all the world to you.

Arum Lily, Bells, A Church.—A wedding.

Arum Lily, A Bat, A Bed, A Widow's Bonnet.—Death of a widow.

Bacon, Pagoda.—You will make your fortune abroad.

Banana, A Peacock, Ace of Hearts, Trees.—A happy marriage to someone of wealth and property in the country.

Bed, An Engine, Laburnum Tree.—A happy visit to the country in the spring.

Besom, Ugly Faces.—You will make many enemies by mischief-making.

Bonnet, A Bouquet.—Marriage late in life.

Bride, A Crescent Moon, A Swallow.—A journey which leads to a romantic love affair.

Bride, Penknife, An Owl.—Jealousy terminates an unhappy engagement.

Cab, A Square, A Cap.—A gloomy outlook brought about by one of the opposite sex.

Camel (Laden), A Small "T," A Coffin.—An unexpected fortune through the death of someone abroad whose name begins with "T."

Chain (Entangled), Onion.—You will be placed in an embarrassing position by the discovery of a secret.

Chinese Lantern, A Pair of Stilts.—Pride brings about a fall.

Clover, Plums, A Bridge.—A new and excellent opportunity will come your way necessitating a journey.

Daffodils, The Sun.—A joyful occurrence in the spring.

Doves, A Book, A Beehive.—You will advance rapidly and become a well-known writer.

Duck, A Vegetable Marrow.—Rash investments.

Eagle (Flying), A Steamer, A Tent, A Large "E."—A position of honour in Egypt.

Ear, A Beehive, A Trumpet.—Fame as a public speaker.

Fate Line, A Sword in Its Sheath, The Sign of Mars, A Chain.—A happy fate awaits you, and marriage to a soldier who will rise to the top of the tree in his profession.

Frog, A Fish, A Ship, A Large "C".—Emigration to Canada.

Goat, A Running Figure, A Lamb.—There need be no doubt as to the successful outcome of your venture.

Grasshoppers, A Sleigh, A Wreath of Asters.—Death of an elderly friend or relative in the winter.

Key, A Flaming Torch.—Some discovery or the development of a patent leads to your becoming famous.

King on His Throne, An Eagle in a Cage, A Mace.— An important public ceremony in which you take a part.

Ladder, Ring, A Man and a Woman.—Marriage will be the means of advancement and good fortune.

Ladder, A Palette.—Attainment to a position of honour as an artist.

Ladder, The Symbol of Mars.—A most fortunate career as a soldier.

Lion, A Lute.—Rising to the top of the tree, as a musician, is assured by these symbols.

Lion, A Man Speaking from a Platform.—Great success in a public career and the attaining to an influential position.

Lion, A Man Beside a Pestle and Mortar.—Excellent prospects and fame as a doctor.

Lizard, A Peaked Cap.—An expected visitor is not to be trusted.

Mace, A Mallet.—Through wisdom and clear judgment you will rise to a position of authority.

Man Carrying a Burden, A Pair of Scissors, A Mushroom.—Quarrels in an unhappy love affair ending in a broken engagement.

Magnet, A Meat Cover.—An unpleasant discovery leads to the abrupt ending of an infatuation.

Nail, A Pair of Pincers.—A visit to the dentist and the removal of a tooth.

Notice-Board, A Leek, An Open Padlock.—In a surprising manner you will get the information for which you are seeking.

Onions, An Otter.—Those in whom you trusted have betrayed your confidence and divulged a secret.

Owl, A Pail.—Loss of income will necessitate your undertaking distasteful work.

Pagoda, A Palm Tree, Water.—A voyage to a warm climate under very happy conditions.

Pestle and Mortar, A Walking Stick.—Illness and the arrival of the doctor.

Pulpit, Opera Glasses.—Those who weary others by undue curiosity will always remain in ignorance.

Query, A Letter, Initial "B," A Grave Stone.—You will be consulted as to the erecting of a headstone on the grave of a relative or friend.

Quill Pen, Lilies of the Valley, An Organ.—Great happiness through marriage.

Rabbit, An Arrow, A Large Letter "L," A Dagger.—News of severe illness and a probable operation for a child who lives in London.

Rhinoceros, An Overcoat, A Steamer, A Large Letter "I.".—The undertaking of a somewhat hazardous enterprise necessitates a voyage to India; through this much will happen which will eventually lead to your becoming famous.

Rocket, A Pear, A Snowdrop.—News of a birth of which you may expect to hear in February.

Rocking Chair, A Pedestrian, A Mushroom.— Deliberation over important matters brings you to the conclusion that a great venture, which may mean enormous gain, is worth a small risk, and success will await you.

Sailor, A Flying Swallow, A Trident, A Ring.—Happy news of good promotion for a sailor and a proposal of marriage.

Scaffold, Leg of Mutton.—Gambling or speculation will bring you to poverty unless you pay heed to this warning.

Shark, A Pistol, A Flying Seagull.—News from abroad of a tragic death.

Snake, A Ram, A Woman, A Widow's Bonnet.—Overwhelming evidence against some widow who is a dangerous enemy.

Sofa, A Sleigh.—A cold in the head or a chill.

Sword, A Ring, A Man, A Woman, A Toad.—Separation of lovers brought about by slander and malicious talk.

Table, A Quill Pen, A Cat, A Ring with Dots Around.—Legal business over money matters which leads to family quarrels.

Throne, An Ostrich Running, A Flying Seagull, A Flag.—Serious news from abroad of disturbances and rebellion.

Tram Lines, A Building with Dots Around It, A Purse.—You will take a roadway journey to a bank and are warned to beware of pickpockets.

Urn, Hospital Nurse, A Man, A Large Heart.—Serious illness affecting the heart is predicted for a man.

Vegetable Marrow, A Steamer, Native with "Tom-Tom," A Broken Pillar.—Distressing news of misfortune for someone dear to you in India.

Violet, A Water Lily, A Robin, A Crescent Moon, A Ring.—A romantic love affair which ends in a happy marriage taking place in the early spring.

Wading Boot, The Sign of Neptune, Several Penguins, A Mast.—News of a disaster in the North Sea.

Widow's Bonnet, A Pig, A Dotted Circle, The Figures "100."—A small legacy of a hundred pounds may be expected from a widow.

Woodpecker, Trees, A Rose, A Man.—A prospective visit to the country in the summer, when you will meet with someone who will become very dear to you.

Yew Tree, An Open Padlock, A Wallflower, A Pineapple.—A new plan of life is made necessary as the result of an unexpected inheritance of much wealth.



Now the "seer" receives the cup from the "sitter" and proceeds to tell "his" or "her" fortune, unless of course one is to tell one's own fortune. The "seer" should concentrate upon the cup and upon the "consultant". The "seer" will observe that the tealeaves are scattered over the cup in apparent confusion but it will be noted after concentration that they form lines, circles, dots, small groups and figures.

Note carefully the shapes and figures assumed by the leaves. Turn the cup and view from different angles until the symbols become clear. Be patient and search carefully for symbols and not their position. The more you search the clearer they become. Note the resemblance to various objects, and their relation to each other. Sometimes bad omens will be offset by good ones; good ones may be strengthened or weakened by others, good or evil, and so on.

"The tea leaves meaning reveals good fortune (1,4,5) for you. I see a lover (3) and much success. I see the letter "L"- perhaps his name begins with "L" but you have not met him yet because he seems to be in the future - not far distant perhaps but not in the present. I see success is about to crown some venture you have undertaken or are about to undertake. But there seems to be difficulties closing in upon (2) you in the near future".

"Fear not in this tea cup good fortune more than outweighs the bad. I see a marriage, possibly you own (4) or a friend's. It seems certain that this good fortune that is coming will be most unexpected".

Such objects as cats, trees, flowers, letters, numbers, etc., will be discerned by the exercise of the "seer's" observation and imagination. Possibly these may be unconsciously strengthened by a keen intuition. Each symbol possesses some significance. They may be large or small and their size may determine their relative importance. For instance: if the likeness of a "Septre" should be observed it would mean that the "sitter" should expect some honor bestowed upon him or her. If the symbol were small, the honor received would be small and if the symbol were large, the honor might be great.

Then again: a few tea leaves may form a group that might in turn form a letter such as "M". If this letter "M" should be close to a symbol resembling a "serpent" which is bad luck, it might mean that the "sitter" should guard against an enemy whose name begins with "M". If on the other hand the letter "M" should appear near a symbol of a bird flying towards the handle of the cup (the "residence") it might mean that the sitter would receive a letter from, or news of, a person whose name begins with "M". If on the other hand the letter "M" should appear near a symbol of a bird flying towards the handle of the cup (the "residence") it might mean that the sitter would receive a letter from, or news of, a person whose name begins with "M". Again: If the bird were flying away from the "residence", the sitter would be sending a letter to the person "M".

The small tealeaves frequently form lines. A line means a journey, a long line a long journey, etc. The direction of the journey may be determined by the direction of the line. If a line should approach and reach the handle and the sitter should be away from home it would mean that he or she would return. If the line should end before it reaches the handle it would mean that the "sitter" would move to another residence. A wavy or broken line means delayed journeys and straight-line quick journeys. If a number such as "6" should be observed it would mean a journey of six days or six weeks; or possibly a journey to be taken in six weeks, etc., etc.

Dots surrounding a symbol indicate money in some form depending on the symbol. Should a leaf cling to the edge or rim of the cup some event foretold by the symbols in the cup is imminent. Someone may be thinking of the "sitter" at the very moment. Look for a letter to find a clue to the identity of this person.

Observe the complete picture as a whole as well as individual symbols for often-bad omens may outweigh good omens or vice versa. One large distinct good omen may outweigh several smaller hazy bad omens. Good and bad should be balanced against each other in determining the forecast.

If mysteries should be revealed to you, question them if you will, but cherish and keep the Gypsy's secret.
Tea Leaves Meaning