The Art of Reading Tea Leaves for Future Predictions

People want to know what their future is going to be like. There are several things in life that if read correctly can help a person gain insight into the future. Tea leaves can help a person find the correct course in life. When reading tea leaves it is important to know the different signs and what they mean.

While many people think of tea as just a beverage there is a long history behind tea. Tea has been used in revolutions and was fought over. Now people just enjoy drinking tea. Tea leaves in some cultures are said to be a divination tool. This will allow a person to learn about their past, their present, and even the future.

Tasseography is the art of looking at the symbols found within the tea and interpreting the messages that the leaves are trying to give. This can be done by looking at the shapes of the leaves and the way they are arranged in the cut. This practice has been used for centuries in many ancient cultures. While it may not be as popular as tarot reading some feel that is because people do not understand the power of the leaves or how to read them properly.

It is easy to learn how to read tea leaves. It is less complicated then reading tarot cards and it is less expensive than relying on crystals to tell the future. This is a great way for a person to learn about the world around them and more about themselves without investing a lot of money.

Where Tasseography Began

The name tasseography is said to come from the French and Arabic words taste or tass. This translates to a small cup. The word grapy is Green and it means writing.  Reading tea leaves have been around for centuries. At one time this was read-only by Gypsies and would read the fortunes. People in medieval Europe, the Middle East, and even China would use tea leaves as part of their fortune-telling and would look for help to learn about the future. Many cultures around the world still read tea leaves today. They are reading the leaves to get a better understanding of the past and to learn what the future has in store for them.

How Tasseogaphy Works

Tea leaf reading works with direct energy and intention. The leaves can take a person’s energy and allow them to know what is going to happen. The leaves will offer advice and allow a person to learn a little about their future.  A person will ask a question and the leaves will show what is in store for that person. The messages are found in the shape of the leaves, the color, the density, and the way they are placed. To read the tea leaves they need to be wet.

Prepare for a Tea Leaf Reading

To begin the tea leaf reading a person must brew a cup of tea. The teacup that will be used should be a light color so that a person will be able to see the leaves clearly. Loose tea leaves should be brewed in hot water. Using a teabag will not produce the same results. The leaves of the tea are cut and the forms that they make will not be able to be identified. Loose black tea leaves work the best, but it is okay to use different blends.

To begin the reading the leaves a put into the cup and hot water is poured over them. Allow the water to cool. While waiting for the water a person should begin to think about why they are doing the reading and allow their energy to be pass along the tea leaves.

The person that is looking for answers in the leaves is going to be referred to as the querent. A person needs to form a very clear question. The more specific the question is the more specific the answer will be. if a person asks a general question, they will get a very general answer. Once the tea cooled down a person should sip on the tea while they are concentrating on their question. When there is about one tablespoon of tea remaining in the cup the ritual can begin. A person will hold the cup in their left hand, and they will swirl the liquid around three times. They will go from left to right.

Still using the left hand, the cup should be placed on the saucer, but it should be placed upside down. The cup needs to be left in this position for one minute. When the minute is up the cup will be rotated three times. Place the cup back into the upright position and the handle of the cup should be pointing should. Currently investigate the cup. The leaves should have formed different shapes and they are ready to answer questions.

Reading the Tea Leaves

Tea leaves can be arranged in over 150 symbols and they will each mean something different. There are usually five main types of symbols that the leaves can be arranged in. They include mythical beings, animal shapes, letters, objects, and number.

Major Symbols and Their Meaning

There are some symbols that a person should be aware of when they are looking at the tea leaves. The symbols have different meanings and can prepare a person for both good and bad things that may have to happen in their life.


This is a symbol that represents good fortune. The fortune can be in work-life or it can be in love life. If the anchor is blurry or it appears to be clouded a person should prepare for bad luck in love or at work and should be extra careful about what they do.


This symbol means that a person will come into unexpected riches. In some parts of the world, it will mean that they will find gold. A person can enjoy the thought that they will soon come into money that they were not planning on.


This means that a person has the knowledge and they are going to need to use these skills soon. This can mean something good is going to happen at work or if they are still in school thigs will work out.


Birds can be a good thing to see in a teacup. The bids can mean that a person is going to have good luck. It can also mean that they may be traveling. Birds can be a sign that someone has some news to share as well.


Clouds can mean that good or bad things are going to happen. If a person sees clouds in their cup this can be a sign that they are going to face some difficult times. If there are dots that are found around the clouds this can be a sign that they are going to come into monetary wealth.


While many people have positive feelings associated with the cross this is not something, they want to see in their tea leaves. The shape of the cross means that a person will be facing some dark days. It can also mean that they are in danger.


The goat is a shape in the leaves that are a person should watch out for. A goat means that they are going to have an encounter with an enemy.


This is a warning sign to a person, and they should be on alert if they see an hourglass in the tea. This means that danger is going to be upcoming


Lines have many different meanings and can be positive or negative. A line can mean that a person is going to be going on a journey. Their life is going to take a specific path or course. If the lines are crooked this means that they are going to be facing some tough times ahead. If the lines are straight, they are going to enter a period of peace and happiness.


The snake means that something around them is false. They should watch the people around them for ill intentions. Their friends may also end up turning on them.


This means that they are going to get into an argument with something close to in. in most cases, they are going to be getting into a fight with a lover. This can prepare a person so they can think about what they want in that relationship.

The Teacup

The handle of the teacup is very important. The handle will be used to transfer energy from the physical being (person) to the different realms. The handle needs to be pointing to the south because it will pick up on the current environment. The leaves near the handle of the cup will tell a person about their surroundings. The leaves across from the handle that is located on the north side of the cut will look at the outside influences.  The leaves around the rim of the cup will show the present, the leaves on the sides will look at the future, and the leaves located at the bottom of the cup will looking into the distant future. They can be used to help determine the time of an event, the connection, or the intensity based on the question that is being asked.


The tea leaves, as well as their location and shape, will tell the story. The shapes that are made from the leaves can be big or small. The bigger they are the more important the message they are trying to tell. For example, if a person sees a large figure of a bat, they are going to go on a long journey. If they see a small figure of the bat there is something that they may need to go to the next town for.

If a person sees letters this is often going to represent the name of a person. The letter can represent the first of their last name. if the letter is next to an animal the person may have something important to tell.

When reading the tea leaves it is recommended to look at the larger shapes first and then look at the smaller ones in the cup. If there is a lot of shape in the cup an important part of life is coming up.  Some of the shapes in the cup will be spread out while others may be in a concentrated area. This is something to pay attention to. A person should keep a journal of their readings. They should take notes as they read the tea leaves. The more details that a person has the better they will be. They should also make notes if anything from their reading happened and the effects that it had on their life.

How Often Should Tea Leaves be Read?

A person does not have to read their leaves every day. They can look in their tea once a week to get an idea of what is going to happen. A person should wait to do a second reading until the events from the first reading a done. A person should ask one question a time when they are reading their leaves.  If a person does not like the answer that they get, reading the leaves again is not going to change it. A person will not get a better answer if they do the ritual with the same question again. Not everything in life is going to turn out the way that they want it to be.

Tea leaves can do more than just be used to make a warm and soothing beverage. Tea leaves will be able to help a person learn more about themselves and their future. The tea leaves can be used to help a person interoperate what is in store for them and they can get the answers they are looking for within the leaves of the tea.

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