Friday 17 April 2015

                          Put the Kettle On and Learn to read Tea-Leaves in 10 minutes!

Wouldn't it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn't have tea? Noel Coward

I smile, of course,
And go on drinking tea,
'Yet with these April sunsets, that somehow recall
My buried life, and Paris in the Spring,
I feel immeasurably at peace, and find the world
To be wonderful and youthful, after all.
  T.S Eliot

It's good to use a wide cup with no pattern on it and a saucer, whilst it is best to brew in the good old fashioned way don't worry if you do not have any proper leaf tea or brew with a pot, as you can empty the contents of a tea bag into the cup when you morning drink is down to it's last third.

Now observe this simple ritual. The person to be read takes 3 sips leaving about a teaspoon in the cup. He or she then turns the cup in circular motion left to right from the heart and back again. 7 times, clockwise. The cup is then flipped over the saucer and left a few seconds. This is a good time to reflect and ask questions. The connection with the subconscious is made and the symbols that present themselves should be thus easier to read.

Once the saucer has collected all the liquid the cup can be lifted and turned. The bottom of the cup represents your future, and the rim of the cup the present. So this provides us with a neat time frame for prediction. Don't forget images near the handle itself as these represent the thoughts, events and house of who you are reading for.

The fun bit, the reading. You will need to enter what I call the “In-Between” zone. Similar to scrying but a bit more earthy and grounded in this case. This is where your mind is receptive to images seen but processes them without judgement or preconception. If you see what looks like a Bear then name it so, if you see a Bat in the near future name it so, and read if it is flying towards or away from the cups handle. The symbols you see will already trigger responses in your mind e.g. Snake (watch out for someone) or Ship (a journey). But the joy in this is that there are no
“fixed”meanings; unless you wish to compile your own, so a bit of fairground fun can be had after breakfast or even watching TV.

With a little practise you can become a competent reader in very little time. If you get a taste for tea and fortune-telling, I would recommend that you use good dream dictionary to get you started, as you will notice that many symbols and images in the leaf pattens recur and may have an important message for you.

Happy Reading. Tierney x

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for that. It did exactly what it says on the proverbial packet. I am now quite excited about my next cup of tea and delving into my psychic mirror; refreshing for all layers of the tripartite. I seem to drink more coffee these days. I have a leaky cafetiere and so often find grounds in the bottom of my cup. I wonder if the same can be done with them despite coffee not having such a tradition or elevated place in the poetry of our culture. No, I should drink more tea- it is rich in antioxidants whereas coffee is not. Time for a spring detox and hopefully enough sleep to do without the black crack! I have just bought some tea called 'Harmonious' with rose and lavender but nothing beats a cup of Yorkshire, over which to share a morning chuckle.