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#41 Jevne

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:40 AM

Reading leaves is not my cup of tea :P .  However, a male Witch that I know once mentioned that he had painted the bottom of a tea cup to create a sort of template for the reading.  Reading through the OP's comments, I am not sure why lines or sections would be necessary, as the process is fairly straight forward, but for all I know, it could be commonplace in other traditions.  Seems a strange practice, but to each their own. :)


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#42 Nikki

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:36 AM

Hmmmm... a template on the inside of the cup....

 

That would make sense if the position of the leaves on the cup itself ( in addition to the shape of the leaves )  adds more meaning to the read...

 

Cups that might be of interest to some:

 

http://www.etsy.com/...ucer?ref=market

 

http://www.etsy.com/...moon?ref=market

 

http://www.etsy.com/...une-telling-tea


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:21 PM

I've seen tea readings and when I looked in all I would see is a clump of grounds.  Same with coffee grounds, a clump of grounds in the bottom of the cup.

 

But it did always raise one question I never could really answer, Why did it seem like women were always the more proficient at this form of divination.  I know tea was always a woman's drink in many places and in cultured society so it seemed logical women in the past would have more exposure to this form of divination.  Yet even today when I hear about it it seems women are still the major practitioners of this form.  Any thoughts?


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:30 PM

I don't know.  I suck at it.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:34 PM

I was very weak at tasseography. I'm ...not as weak not. Drawing the clumps and forming shapes from that helps a lot to find symbols, as well as sectioning off the cup. I still suck big old fuzzy balls at reading tea/coffee though. Coffee is a little better, the less chunky, the easier the read I find. I'd rather stick to tarot for big questions. I'd rather know the ten of swords is influencing something than having a big old "bear/dog/maybe it's a kite?" in my future....


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:13 AM

Am not sure but if I think about it; women could do this unnoticed if need be; no tools need to be acquired; there's no need to possess any pre-existing knowledge or even to be literate. Just my thoughts X
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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:23 PM

I at one time was gifted with reading my coffe cup , never really tried tea , yes I said gifted for now it seems it has faded , as has other things .  I did find some of the scenes most interesting , from windows on a building to a phallas with a name above it ( months and years before they transpiered , but none the less they came to pass ). Mostly i just looked at the scene with a littl imagination and quickly it became apparent , they were mostly a symbolisim of a sorts , same with most forms of divining everyone has thier own interpretations. I did find it facinating , a real good witch :twisted_witch:  taught me her ways of going through the motions, always worked.

 

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 01:20 AM

I at one time was gifted with reading my coffe cup , never really tried tea , yes I said gifted for now it seems it has faded , as has other things .  I did find some of the scenes most interesting , from windows on a building to a phallas with a name above it ( months and years before they transpiered , but none the less they came to pass ). Mostly i just looked at the scene with a littl imagination and quickly it became apparent , they were mostly a symbolisim of a sorts , same with most forms of divining everyone has thier own interpretations. I did find it facinating , a real good witch :twisted_witch:  taught me her ways of going through the motions, always worked.

 

Nabu

 

p.s. I should check in more often .........

 

 

‚ÄčIf it is a gift, it is dormant only to be re-awakened.  Regarding your months and years before transparency or outcome .. some call that a long term working.  Since this Witch taught you her ways.. no more for you to be fascinated.. time for you to embrace.. don't ya think ?  Do it.   And yeah check in more often when ya can..Nabu. :P

 

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 02:38 PM

Thanks for the positive guidance there CelticGypsy , yeah deep down I know that it is still there , only waiting for me rekindle it .Alas finding old style brewed coffee these days is rather scarce . I do tend towards my penchant of Tarot for divination , but am not averse to other forms.

 

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