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Although many people prefer a simple white cup for tea leaf reading, there are also traditions concerning the positional placement of the leaves in the cup, and some find it easier to work with marked cups. Beginning in the late 19th century and continuing to the present, English and American potteries have produced specially decorated cup and saucer sets for the use of tea-leaf readers. Many of these designs are patented and come with instructions explaining their mode of use. Some of the most common were those that were given away with purchases of bulk tea.
There are dozens of individual designs of fortune tellers' cups, but the three most common types are zodiac cups, playing card cups, and symbol cups.
Zodiac cups - These sets contain zodiacal and planetary symbols. Typically the interior of the cup contains the planetary symbols, while the saucer has the astrological sign symbols, but there are many variations and exceptions to this common pattern. The placement of these symbols allows the reader to combine astrology with tasseography
Playing card cups - These cups carry within their interiors tiny images of a deck of scattered cards, either 52 cards plus a joker, as in a poker deck, or 32 cards, as in a euchre deck. Some sets also have a few cards imprinted on the saucers, or the saucers may contain brief written card interpretations. The playing cards permit the reader to creatively relate cartomancy to tasseography.
Symbol cups - These sets are decorated with between a dozen and fifty of the most common visual cues that can be found in tea leaves, often numbered for easy reference and supplied with an explanatory booklet. The symbols are generally displayed inside the cups, but there are also sets in which they decorate the outside or appear in the cups and on the saucers.
As the popularity of tea drinking increased, it was noticed that the dregs left in a cup after drinking formed patterns. These resembled everyday images and symbolised 'character' and 'destiny'. Thus the art of Tasseomancy was born.
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|Symbols & Their Interpretation|
|Dog||a good friend|
|Shape/ Symbol & Their Description /Interpretation|
|Baby||Financial problems of a minor nature||Ball||Changes are imminent|
|Bat||Rivalry; unforeseen problems.||Bell||Welcome news.|
|Bird||A good luck omen signifying improved circumstances.||Boat||
A change of plans/ unexpected trip. Successful business negotiations.
If closed, the end of a relationship. If open, proceed with your plans.
|Bottle||Protection from danger.|
|Branch||A birth in the family.||Butterfly||A frivolous occasion.|
|Cabbage||A time of change, usually for the better.||Cactus||Courage and perseverance.|
|Candle||A new friendship.||Cat||Guard against deception and avoid doubtful deals.|
A symbol of love or marriage.
|Circle||Successful conclusion to a project.|
|Clock||A time of reassessment; plan ahead more carefully.||Clover||Good future prospects.|
|Coffin||Failure in business.||Conch Shell||News from abroad brings improvements.|
|Crescent Moon||A friend's advice proves helpful.||Cross||A sacrifice.|
|Cup||A good omen denoting bounty; a new friendship.||Dagger||Warning to beware of false friends.|
|Dog||A trustworthy friend; fidelity.||Drum||An exciting and unexpected invitation.|
|Duck||Financial help from a friend.||Egg||Beneficial change and new projects.|
|Eye||Careful planning will pay dividends.||Fan||Guard against indiscretion.|
|Fish||An omen of good luck.||Hammer||A challenging situation that demands strength.|
|Heart||Reliable friend, or a proposal of marriage.||Kite||Unexpected difficulties.|
|Ladder||A new venture will prove successful.||Lines||
If straight and unbroken : success. If wavy or broken: disruption. If parallel: an important journey.
|Loop||Confusion or entrapment.||Mouse||Neglected opportunities or loss.|