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Tasseography Workshop: Reading Coffee Grounds & Tea Leaves 

Did you know you can read your fortune just by interpreting the patterns in tea leaves or coffee grounds in a cup? This divination method is called Tasseography (also known as tasseomancy or tassology).

Traditionally, coffee readers use Turkish coffee or any method of coffee brewing, which leaves the grounds sitting at the bottom of the cup. Most of the coffee in the cup is consumed, but the sediments are left to settle. The coffee grinds are given time to settle and dry against the cup before a reading begins.   

On the other hand, after a cup of tea has been poured, without using a tea strainer, the tea is consumed or poured away. The cup should then be shaken well and any remaining liquid drained off in the saucer. The diviner now looks at the pattern of tea leaves in the cup and allows the imagination to play around (with) the shapes suggested by them. They might look like a letter, a heart shape, or a ring. These shapes are then interpreted intuitively or by means of a fairly standard system of symbolism.

In these courses, you will learn:

  • To interpret symbols (dots, circles, triangles, squares, animals, objects, numbers, letters) formed.

  • Tap into your ‘feelings’ when analysing symbols.

  • Be introduced to symbolism studies (for example: numbers may indicate days, weeks, months or years. Letters can represent clues to a name or place. Circles may indicate the end of a cycle, such as a completed project, or a group of people etc)

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