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What is Tasseography?

Tasseography (also known as tasseomancy) is the art of identifying symbols and interpreting messages found in the shapes and configurations of tea leaves. Though the practice is simple, the results are often profound, and curious minds have been enchanted by tasseography for centuries. Tasseography is not nearly as popular as tarot reading or crystal magick is today, however, and so it's also less understood.

But never fear, cosmic warrior, it's easy to get started with tasseography, which is a powerful, creative, and accessible way of exercising your intuition. In fact, since it's much less structured than reading tarot cards and less expensive than building a fancy crystal collection, it's a great option for anyone who's interested in cultivating a unique divination practice with what they already have at home. Read on for what every beginner should know about tasseography, including inspiration for spicing up your next witchy tea party.

Like all divination practices, tea leaf reading is based on the concept of directing energy. When we focus our magickal intention on the tea, the leaves become energetic conduits that are capable of mirroring our experiences — including those which have yet to occur. When prompted with a question, the leaves reveal hidden blockages, offer advice, and even forecast the future. These mystical messages are embedded within the wet leaves' shape, density, color, and placement. An old text on tasseography, Reading Tea Leaves — written by "A Highland Seer" in 1881 — offers a comprehensive list of standard tea leaf symbols and their meanings, along with sample configurations and interpretations. Many tea readers still consider this seminal text a fundamental resource. Continue reading from Allure

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Link to Reading the Leaves: an intuitive guide to the ancient art and modern magic of tea leaf divination by Sandra Mariah Wright & Leanne the catalog
Link to Herbal Tea Magic for the Modern Witch by Elsie Wild in Freading
Link to Everyday Herbal Teamaking: A Pocket Guide for Health, Fun, and Self-Care by Glenna A.McLean in Freading
Link to Wicca Herbal Magic by Lisa Chamberlain in Freading
Link to A Dark History of Tea by Seren Charrington Hollins in Freading
The Beginner's Guide to Divination: learn the secrets of astrology, numerology, tarot, and palm reading and predict your future by Adams Media in the catalog
Link to The Book of Luck by Whitman Publishing Co. in the catalog

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