Tea leaf reading update

^.^ In my last (I think it was my last) post on tea leaf reading I wrote about a reading I did for the question whether I’d get a job. I doubt my ability to read a lot but here we are none the less. Nope, I didn’t get a job last month, just like I said. But, I also persevered and it paid out (just like I said it would) and at the beginning of this month I had two job interviews and I should be working by the end of this month (paperwork needs to go through).

So, there’s a pleasant little update and a bit of reassurance for me on abilities to read the tea leaves. πŸ™‚

Rowan

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A personal post (yet another about tea leaf reading! XD)

Hello there!

Another dreadful tea post! XD I’ve been living tea lately; did two videos for youtube recently on tea leaf reading (saying pretty much the same thing only one was waaaaay better), but this post is going to be different. The posts on tea leaf reading I’ve done before might not have been very helpful or taught anything very useful (they’re just things you could easily learn without my help and actually my method is just one of many). Anyway, I know tea leaf reading posts can kinda be quite boring because there’s nothing very thought provoking in them and most people don’t use tea leaf reading but I thought I’d do a reading just to share on the blog.

The reason I haven’t done this before is I view my readings as quite personal things. I’ve done a reading for someone and decided not to share the full extent of my prediction with them (because I felt that what I was about to say would be unethical and horrible… even more so than lying to them… it did come true but me telling them wouldn’t have stopped a single thing and would only have made an enemy of me in this case… sorry, that’s just one reason why it’s quite personal) and a lot of my readings are quite personal just because I just feel within myself that I should keep them secret. That is also why, on my video, I might have seemed very rude and dismissive towards others, because I didn’t really want to discuss the reading itself.

However, here I feel accepted and safe to share one of my readings. So, this morning I decided to do a reading so that I could show you guys one and I didn’t really expect it to be this good. I sometimes get ones that tell me absolutely nothing.

This reading, however is not typical of readings; it is usual to have a collection of several (from just two to twenty!) very small, simple images in the cup but today I have one simple image and two very complicated ones.

My question was β€œwhere will I find work?” At the same time, because I was doing this for the blog most of what I was thinking about was the blog – so some things might actually be blog related.

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A page in my Book of Shadows

Now the first little symbol I’ll talk about is the hog in there. I looked at it closer and thought it might be a teddy bear, at one point, but my first and strongest instinct was that it was a hog. It might be the Twrch Trwyth, because I’m going to (when I have time) do a little bit about the Mabinogion. Which might mean I’m going to do it within the next few weeks, because that’s about as far as tea leaf predictions extend and it was near the bottom of the cup, but not in it. The bottom of the cup is the future that’s just a little further away. The symbol was also near the handle, which means it was personal. That’s what led me to believe that actually in this case The Twrch Trwyth is a symbol of a small trial or quest, a test of my strength. The symbol’s small and only feels a little significant, so it might be me just overcoming a fear maybe? Maybe learning a life lesson in some way?

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The next interesting and significant symbol was the Koi. It was really quite an elaborate image. πŸ™‚ It’s right in the bottom of the cup, meaning it’s about a month to come. The Koi symbolises perseverance in adversity as well as good luck. So this might mean that though it’s hard to find a job right now I’m going to keep trying very hard (which is obvious because I really really need a job) and it might show some good fortune to come. It doesn’t say anything promising about finding a job soon, so I don’t expect that I will this month but maybe next month! πŸ™‚

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The most elaborate pattern in the cup was that of what might be some form of shaman(..?). It’s furthest away from the handle, meaning it relates to a person either that I am yet to know or that is distant. It is also about the level in the cup that suggests it will be relevant in perhaps around two weeks. I don’t know if it’s clear the in the pictures to you, but to me it looks like this person’s skirt is a stampede of animals. They’re wearing a crown, have a butterfly wing, have a symbol representing a four legged creature above their head and three dots above that (they just felt like significant dots) and I think this person is female. Butterflies are symbols of transformation. This might be a real person I’m yet to meet, maybe someone distant like someone who reads the blog or perhaps a Spirit Guide who might come into my life slowly.

Either way, before I put the painting in my book of shadows I’m going to stick it in the North West corner of my wall. This corner, in Feng Shui, is a good corner for attracting a new mentor, which is really important for me right now. (We’ve been doing quite a bit of Feng Shui lately and that’s another excuse for why we haven’t been blogging XD We’re writing up some posts and might put it up as a big project!)

Thank you for letting me share this with you guys.

Love and Light

Rowan

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Tasseomancy Tip

As I’ve shared with you, even though I do it so often I find tea leaf reading very difficult. I wouldn’t say it was entirely due to a lack of imagination but something in my head stops me from being able to turn the shapes into pictures, which is something I used to be able to do very easily. Well, I tried something new over the past week and yesterday my reading struck me so fast it could have knocked me off the sofa!!! It was also a very very beautiful picture but I can’t work out what it meant yet.

Anyway, this is what I’ve been doing that’s made such a huge improvement on my ability… are you ready?…

CLOUDS!!!!

XD something extremely simple can really help. Maybe it’s because I tend to be very affected in positive ways by weather and maybe it’s because I have a connection to the air element that it worked just so quickly! (Maybe it was a fluke reading!) It makes sense that this would help but over a period of weeks, not about four or five days like it did for me! It opens you up to your imagination.

Anyway, here’s how I went about it.

  1. Choose a day with lots of clouds (not clouded over, because all you see then is a great big grey-white sky!)
  2. Pick a few clouds, maybe at random or some that you think look interesting.
  3. Note the kinds of things that immediately come to you.
  4. With clouds you can’t make into a picture, just relax and think of various objects that you use every day that they might look like.
  5. Think of place and countries, maybe some plants from those places.
  6. Think of animals (I usually have something by now because I like to see animals in things)
  7. Think of people with jobs, like a postman or a dancer.
  8. Think of magical creatures.

I’m not saying this will work quickly for everyone but I simply had to share because I know a lot of people who try tea leaf reading who have my problem give up within a week. It’s such a shame. Keep at it! ^.^

Hope that’s helpful to someone, though I do know tasseomancers are rare and those newly learning the trade are rarer! So rare I’ve only ever met one, and that was on the internet!

Rowan

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Start with tasseomancy (tea leaf reading)

Hello, Rowan here, and I thought I’d start the Tearoom by pouring you some tea. Haha, nah I’m gonna run through basically how I do a tea leaf reading (tasseomancy – I love that word πŸ™‚ ).

You will need:

A teapot

Some Free leaf tea (you can pick this up in the supermarket or in a specialist shop, neither is more magical than the other! … only one is more delicious, and I’ll let you work it out XD )

A tea cup and saucer (the tea cup needs a round base so no a mug just won’t do but the saucer can be switched for any small plate)

Right, boil the kettle. Wash the teapot with hot water (or at least swirl some hot water in it so it doesn’t get damaged when the boiling water goes in). Add a teaspoon and a bit of free leaf tea (add another teaspoon per extra tea cup you’re intending to pour if there are more people). Add the boiled water. Leave the tea brewing for a few minutes (two-five, depending on your taste). Pour yourself a cup. It’s fine to add milk or sugar to your tea, it won’t stop it from being useful.

I read, in the book that started me off on tasseomancy, that only the first cup will ever get a reading but only the second cup works for me usually, so when I do a reading for someone I always get myself a cup too. πŸ™‚

Anyway, drink your cup while focussing on what you want to know. Once you’ve only got about a sip or about a table spoon full of tea at the bottom (and presumably a decent amount of tea leaves in your cup and not in your mouth) then you’re ready.

Swirl the cup three times.

I like to say β€œone two three, what will the answer be?” or the same in welsh: β€œun dou tri, dwed yr ateb i mi” (or something suitable to the question asked).

Turn the tea cup up side down on the saucer and wait about twenty-thirty seconds (look, honestly, I didn’t put a stopwatch in the ‘you will need’ list…).

Now, turn your cup over and take a look inside. πŸ™‚ You’ve just started off on your journey into the mystical land of tasseomancy!!! (now I’m abandoning you out there in the proverbial wilderness to learn what’s proverbially edible all on your proverbial lonesome XD)

Right, as you can see I tried to keep it to a bare minimum so that you could make it your own. Anything ritualistic you’re free to add or take away. πŸ™‚ I’m not going to tell you it’ll be instantly easy or incredibly difficult but when I started out it went wrong so many times. I had chewy tea, then no leaves at all, then just no shapes, and mess everywhere from over zealous swirling… It can be tricky to get the balances right and you should always give it a few trial runs. Things that could effect how easy it is to read include your tea pot shape and size, the amount of time and tea you put in, whether you like your tea (you’re not focussing on your question when all you can think about is the bitter bitter taste)… so you see, it’s not a science.

(See! Even if I led you through the wilderness we’d just get lost… or eaten… or poisoned… or :s I’m scared already! XP )

In love and light. BB

Rowan

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