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. 🙂

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 “where 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. 🙂 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! 🙂

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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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Yarrow

I’ve always been attracted to this plant. The first thing I ever learnt about it I read in a book about native (to the UK that is) wild flowers. It also landed me in what could have been to others a mess and what turned out to be an embarrassment to my school, but look at all the monkeys I give about embarrassing my school!! (In sensible words that just means I don’t care.) We were on a medieval day trip and one of their actors was telling us about the wall he was building in the castle. One of the teachers made a remark about the large tankard he was drinking from being ale of some sort and the awesome actor guy said it was actually yarrow tea, to keep him healthy and strong. To this I couldn’t help saying something along the lines of “I hope you didn’t pick that yourself, for picking yarrow will make you feminine and beautiful”, and something else about magic or witchcraft I can’t remember. For the rest of the day I was dubbed ‘the witch’. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, my history teacher was worried about how a year 7 came across such a thing. Haha The very same history teacher told me I wasn’t allowed to cast tarot in school. :/ Reasonable, actually. School is not a very appropriate place for tarot. It was my friends who were the most peeved because they ended up not being able to get tarot readings!! XD

Traditional Uses

Yarrow was said to have grown from the rust from Achilles spear when he was healing the wound of a fellow warrior. (and just thinking about that sent my mind off in a whir about Brad Pitt… ) It was once known as ‘nose bleed’, for its ability to stop bleeding. It has been used in salves and ointments for millenia to treat wounds. It also contains salicylic acid, one of the most traditional headache cures.

Uses Today

I would like to say a lot of science will back this up but I can’t find vast amounts of research into the herb. Yarrow is effective for flu and fevers; make a tea with yarrow, peppermint and elderflower for the best mix of effects. Yarrow is still considered effective for both internal and external bleeding. It is also said to help with menstrual problems, as is nettle so if one doesn’t work try the other. Yarrow is also a bitter tonic, which means it aids digestion and appetite.

I don’t know much about gardening it because it’s not a popular plant in gardens in my area so I’ve only been growing it since last year. I noticed some uprooted by someone skidding through a hedge. What are the chances? So I rescued it and put it in my garden… being a wild plant I’m not entirely sure if that’s legal (…?). Anyway, I thought it had died last year and forgot about it. So when I saw these little feathery leaves growing up I thought they might be another weed that I’d left in. Out of curiosity I left them alone, to see what they’d grow into. It was only on Sunday when I was writing the blog about Yellow Dock that I remembered what I’d planted! Lucky I didn’t uproot them!

Despite having hardly ever used it, this is one of my favourite herbs. I just feel very much drawn to it.

Yarrow Info

The tiny white flowers grow in little bunches on the end of tall green stalks. It has feathery leaves and grows in meadows and sometimes in verges and hedges. It’s native to humid countries and spreads easily by root. Pick and dry aerial parts (leaves, stalks, flowers) in the summer, but all of the plant can be used for remedies.

A touch of Witchcraft

This is an air element plant. It’s also attributed to the Goddess Venus, which is most likely why picking it is said to make you beautiful. (I’ll try find the original poem which is meant to be said as you pick it… there was something about lips as sweet as strawberries and full round hips…) It is also attributed to Mars, probably because of its great uses on the battlefield. (When both these deities come together, typically this means great passion!) Used with other herbs, its said to boost all love magic and divining with it will tell you if your love is true, or your true love’s name. Yarrow stalks were once used in I-ching instead of coins. Throw into a fire to add to pyromancy or any divination ritual with a bonfire. Add some to your dream pillow for prophetic dreams.

IF USING THIS HERB FROM THE WILD, MAKE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE PICKING. IF IN DOUBT, REFRAIN!

Rowan

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Runes

Hey I thought I better write about another form of divination! Runes isn’t something I use very often myself as I find it a bit complicated but if you can read them properly they are lots of fun! 🙂
The word Rune itself mean’s secret knowlege and wisdom and originated from germanic tribes is AD, and were also widely used by vikings and was believed to be used by the viking god Odin. The runes themeselves are actually writtain in the old Nordic Language and many of them link to the diffrent viking gods. These runes are called the Elder Futhark.

There are 24 runes in total and are used much like tarot in the way of asking them a question or looking towards the future. While having the question in your mind hold each rune in turn if one feels hot or you get the feeling it’s the right one look at it and it will be your answer.