The reading of tea leaves is an ancient and complex art which has been handed down through the generations. Although it is quite easy to understand the basics of how a reading is given, it takes a special talent to be able to interpret the meanings of what you can see and the deeper tea leaf meanings.
There are three different ways of giving tea leaf meanings. The first way is just by looking at the images that can be seen in the leaves by the reader. As they are not only trained and experienced in the reading of the leaves they also have a talent which means that they have an instinctive feeling for the leaves and are able to see deep patterns which may not be obvious to ourselves. The second way of giving a reading is to use the above system combined with the use of the zodiac. The cup and saucer are split into the 12 signs of the zodiac and the way that the leaves lie in the sections and also the image that they create are combined to give a reading. A third way again involves using the lie of the leaves as in the first description but this time combined with playing card imagery seen in the leaves.
In all three of the above systems the part of the cup signifies different aspects of your life. The area around the handle is concerned with your life as an individual and facts that immediately involve yourself. Leaves on the area away from the handle are to do with others around you such as your family and friends and other people that you are associated with. Leaves that are held towards the top of the cup are thought to signify good aspects of your life and are lucky and fortuitous. All that is good and light hearted is indicated by the leaves which stick at the top by the rim. As you would expect upon learning that information, the leaves that stick in the bottom of the cup are much darker, heavier and not fortuitous at all. They signify the arrival of challenges or troubles.
It is not easy for the untrained and inexperienced eye to see and understand the images that can appear in a tea cup. These can include animals and or fish, everyday items, people or parts of people, in fact almost everything and all these images have a different tea leaf meaning. It is a simple concept but requires a lot of understanding. It is easy to think that you can see a pattern that looks like something, but knowing what the significance of it is, is an ancient and mystical art.
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