Tasseography or Tasseomancy is the art of reading coffee grounds or tea leaves. I find myself looking into any cup that has residue like chocolate or butter milk.
I had my coffee grounds read by that gipsy woman in Slovenia who also read the Zigeuner Wahrsagekarten deck (I didn’t know it was called that back then) and also by a Greek lady about 20 years ago. Both these woman were very precise in their predictions and they all did materialize.
An older lady I use to visit (to keep her company for a few hours) used to read my tea leaves whenever I went there and explained the symbols to me. I see many of these “tea leaves” meanings found to be quite similar to the Lenormand cards. I find this amusing. I bet you Madame Lenormand read coffee grounds as well- it was popular in Europe.
When you stop and think about it -you can read just about anything that has a form and appears to look like something you can identify- even clouds.
Sometimes when I finish my coffee I let the cup sit for a while (bad habit) before washing it up. Many times I see patterns inside the cup.
A person can surely go mad- if they see signs & symbols everywhere- but they are there, to be read.
Traditionally the handle of the cup is the person being read, provided the cup you are using has a handle. The deeper into the cup you go the further away into the future is the event/or situation. The symbols closer to the handle would represent the now or current time frame. 1/2 way down the sides of the cup would be probably 6 six months or so. Now this will change if you read the cup every day. For example if the coffee grounds/tea leaves look like a ring and is very close to the handle -the person will get married. It doesn’t mean they will get married over and over to different people if you keep seeing the ring. What surrounds the ring will tell you the circumstances around this pending marriage. This is where it gets tricky.
If there is a symbol of a long road from the ring (typically a trip, honeymoon) and the end of the road is blocked or filled in, then the person’s plans to go on this trip related to the wedding, or honeymoon is closed to the person getting the cup read.
The reason I know this to be a fact is because when the Greek lady read my coffee grounds saw a long road inside the cup being blocked. She told me there is a long trip ahead of me but I won’t be able to go. It made no sense to me and I told her that. I had no plans to go on any long distant trip. I did not see travel in my own cards, either.
Well about 6 months or so later there was a long trip. My husband of that time had to fly to Europe to his father’s funeral. I could not go – I was with pregnant with my son.
I think that there are many gifted people out there that are true psychics and could probably read anything & be fairly accurate. However, sometimes information does come in fuzzy- and the frequency is distorted thus the delivery of the information is not accurate. Interpretation is important, experience interpreting symbols is vital- guessing is not appropriate when you don’t know. Just say so- and be honest.
I read somewhere that Lenormand used to walk out of readings when she got stumped and told the person to come back after lunch. Sometimes her readings took 4 hours to complete. She could not produce on demand either, but in those days people would gladly wait because of her reputation. There was a certain “classiness” to those that practised cartomancy (with the exception of the Middle ages of course). I think that some of that respect is slipping away, through media bashing.
The familiar symbols on the Lenormand and other similar decks are found in coffee grounds/ tea leaves readings as well. If you know your cards- you can practice Tasseography with some success, too-