Telling Fortunes By Tea Leaves


This cup shows that a variety of events may be
expected, with a fair proportion of pleasure and success to be anticipated from

The finger beyond the handle pointing to the ark
indicates that in all trials the consultant will find a refuge. The hanging lamp
is also a guarantee of coming success, and prosperous undertakings, in some new
plan which is under consideration.

The clouds, the symbol of the goat beyond which
is facing into the open gateway, signify that an advantageous opportunity, to
which a certain amount of risk is attached, awaits the consultant; the prominent
figurehead upon the stone pillar gives assurance that all will turn out well,
and that there is no need for hesitation in embarking upon this new opportunity;
that it will necessitate a removal is shown by the buildings beyond. The quill
pen and dots point to the fact that some legal business will be transacted over
money affairs.

The dove-cot in the centre, with the form of a
widow with dots around, signifies that a benefit to the home may be expected in
the future, through a widow. The clergyman in conjunction, holding a paper,
shows that the benefit will probably come about through a reconciliation. The
bank of clouds behind the ferry boat shows that some trouble, to be expected in
the future, will be lightened by the help of good friends. Whilst the bird
stationary upon the piece of wood, at some distance from the consultant, and in
conjunction with the letter "L," means uncertainty as to some desired
information, which should come from someone whose name begins with "L."

Telling Fortunes By Tea Leaves
by Cicely Kent 1922