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Tasseomancy, or Tea Leaf Reading, is currently conducted all over the world in private establishments and tea rooms. In Canada and the United States, it is primarily practiced in larger cities in "Gypsy tearooms" and in restaurants and other establishments, which furnish back room fortune-telling services.
Tradition has established a generally accepted canon of symbols and their implications, but reading leaves is among the more imaginative and intuitive of the divinatory arts, and discovering the patterns and their deeper meanings in the bottom of a cup is much like seeing shapes revealed in cloud formations.
Occult lore finds a correlation between the bowl shape of the cup and the celestial dome of the Heavens, and between the leaves and the stars; some companies market teacups with the signs of the Zodiac printed in the bowl to facilitate such readings. This is an unnecessary complication, for tasseomancy is really just a homey variation of geomancy, the reading of seemingly random marks and patterns on earth or ink on paper.
Among the most accessible of divinatory systems, tasseomancy requires nothing more than a plain cup, a bit of tea, and a quiet receptive mood.
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Firstly, I offer two types of readings; traditional Teacup Readings or Lenormand Tea Cards.
Tasseomancy, Teacup or Tea Leaf Readings:
these are all the same type of reading. It involves you drinking a cup of loose leaf tea and after I have tossed the wet remnants into the saucer I begin the reading process. Tea leaf reading uses symbolism, energy and intuition. I apply what your energy feels like to the symbols and patterns that show up in the cup. These readings can be very helpful and are also a great way to see if you are on track, or perhaps need to change tact. Tasseomancy is very accurate and insightful, however because the symbols in the cup remains static, it is not as flexible as the cards and sometimes when questions are asked, there is not an answer in the cup. These readings are what you need to focus on for the time being. Readings give info over about a year, give or take and depending on what shows up in the cup. And not to mention, a lot of fun!
Lenormand Tea Cards:
It is much the same, and as accurate as having a Teacup Reading, but with out drinking tea. The cards have a strong connection to the art of Tasseomancy (tea reading) as they were first associated with coffee grind readings. Wha I find fantastic about the cards, is that they allow for more flexibility and for questions to asked and answered. When the teacup and tea is used, it is much more static and there isn’t as much flexibility for questions to be asked. The way that I use them, the cards have 4 layers to them: colours, playing cards, numbers and the symbols. Having these four layers allows for more information to work with, and visually they are very clear to see for the person having the reading. These readings give info over about a year give or take.
I offer readings out of my private Tearoom Wednesday and Friday (and a few weekends per month) afternoons and early evenings with my last appointment being 5:30pm. Private readings are approximately 30ish minutes each per person and includes either a traditional Teacup Reading or Tea Lenormand card reading. OR if you would like to do both, it can take 45 mins to and hour per person.
When you sit down to a reading with me, keep in mind that you are getting a touch point of where you have been, where you are currently and where you could be going in the future. Sometimes a reading will focus mainly on one thing, but I never know until I turn over the cup. The leaf readings traditionally were never meant to give you information very far into the future, they would have been done first thing in the morning to see what your day would hold. So readings with me are not long term readings giving information over several years like other forms of divination, they will generally be able to give you information for the next 6 - 16 months maybe shorter depending on what is going on in your life.
As I am an intuitive tea reader, I am able to give you a lot of information to work with. It is important to look into ones past to see what the future holds as it is all connected. An important thing to keep in mind is that readings are not about what you want to hear, they are what you need to hear. Sometimes the things that come through the reading are hard to hear and will be challenging for you. This is because the information that comes forth, usually is an opportunity for clarity, healing and for re-focusing your energy towards a happier and more progressive time in your life. At other times a reading will be a reaffirmation of your direction and to give you confirmation that you are on the right path.
As well, if there is a message from a loved one who has crossed the veil, I can be a messenger for them. I am not a medium, so am not able to call them forward, however if they come through, then the message can be delivered. I am only a conduit for them to pass on a message should they need to.
How often can you get read? Well, that depends on a few factors but as a general rule of thumb, I tell my clients that its best to wait at least 3 months, but mostly 6 months to a year between readings would be best.
All I ask is, if you are going to come to me and have a reading, is that you have an open mind and to not be afraid of what is to be seen. After all, you are joining me for a lovely cup of tea and conversation, and there is nothing at all scary about that.
At this time, I am not able to do readings via Skype or FaceTime but hope to have that set up to accommodate requests in the future. I do not provide telephone readings. But please, book early as my schedule fills up months in advance.
**All readings are completely confidential. I don’t allow the readings to be filmed or recorded, however you are more than welcome to take notes.