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Hi, and welcome back. I am sharing with you today the letter Y of our tea leaf reading symbol dictionary. I hope you had fun during this series and learned a lot about tea and tea leaf reading. As I mentioned yesterday, I am working on a book about the subject, and will share with you more information about that soon.
But not before sharing with you a picture of one of my adorable rescue dogs, Athena. She was posing for me this morning, which in her case is rare. She is usually rather camera shy. Not today:
Let me share with you today’s letter:
Yacht or large boat: a symbol of wealth and financial freedom
Yew Tree: Someone is leaving you an unexpected help or fortune. A better position is offered to you.
Wishing you a fiercely independent day
As we are getting closer to the end of the series of our April Blogging Challenge “Tea Leaf Reading Symbol Dictionary”, the question of what will be our posting schedule like is on the mind of many who participated. Will you continue to write every day? Or will you take the lessons you have learned from this blogging challenge, and implement them throughout your blogging year?
Here are Avalon Media, I am beginning to formulate a plan for the next few months, one that I had already had in place, but had to be replaced, due to the many occurrences of the last few weeks and month – my Mother’s death being one of them. The tieing up all of the matters associated with such loss, while not being in the same country, heck the same continent has its challenges and takes a toll on our entire family.
So, now it is time to take a moment and ask: What next?
Here is a rough outline of the plans for this blog, books, and courses coming up over the next few months and weeks. While some of the content is the same as I had spoken about earlier, the timeline has completely changed.
This is as far as I can plan right now. Once everything has settled within our family (which will also include our move to California – which I will share with you here), there will be more to announce, but that is it for now.
What are your plans for the upcoming months for your blog/business?
Now lets, get back to our Tea Leaf Reading Symbols for today:
Wagon: things are about to get better
Wall: There is something blocking your way. Depending on the thickness of the wall, deepens on how much resistance you can expect
Wasp: Not a good sign. Someone’s gossip or words will cut you deeply.
Wedding Cake: A quite literal sign that indicates a quick engagement and a favorable marriage
Wheel: If it is intact, it is a sign of good fortune, if it is broken, then you can expect financial trouble
Windmill: You are hopeful about your situation and endeavor. That is to be encouraged. Good for you
Window: is it open? You are receiving good news and conversation. Is it closed? You are disconnected from others, and you may experience some embarrassment of some kind
Witch on a broom: someone you know disapproves of you getting a reading, or of anything related to magick, divination or new age spirituality. They will be persuaded by good results. ( I spell Magick with ck in order to distinguish the Craft of Creating Change from the Slight of Hand which would be spelled with a g)
Women: Watch the other symbols with it closely. They add negativity to an overall disappointing reading.
I am glad you took the time to spend with me today. I am looking forward to hearing from you – blessings!
Hi there, thanks for being back.
When practicing Tasseomancy or Tea Leaf Reading, you should experiment with the variety of teas you use that work best for you and the one you read for. Keep in mind that some teas create a stimulating experience, while others are calming. I suggest, as a practitioner, and someone who has read for quite a few people, that you should gage the person you are reading for before you choose your tea. Is the person agitated, give them a calming tea, do they look defeated, give them some energy. Always have a variety of teas available. Over the last few weeks, we have spoken extensively about the different types of teas, so feel free to visit those posts again, and compile a list of teas that work the best for you.
Here are today’s tea leaf reading symbols:
Van: Whatever you have been trying out, will work in your favor
Vase: A symbol of overall good health
Vegetables: After the current trouble ends, more pleasant times are on their way
Violin: A positive sign – if you are a musician it speaks of success in your niche.
Vulture: You have received a warning. Be wary, and be cautious in the proceeding. Also, can mean a more overall negative situation in your country or location
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We have been talking about reading tea leaves for almost a month now.
But how does one read coffee?
Reading coffee grounds is the same concept than reading tea leaves. You drink the coffee and read the grounds left on the
bottom of the cup. Reading coffee cream is different. while you can now use any colorful or decorated cup, with a handle,
and are no longer in need of a saucer, I prefer to use two specific tools – a special cup, I dedicate only for the purpose
of reading coffee cream, and a teaspoon that is only used for the purpose of placing the “Wolke”, the cream cloud into the center of the cup.
The process is rather simple. Gently place the heavy cream into the center of the cup that is filled with black coffee and DO NOT STIR! Allow the cloud take shape in front of your eyes, and notices where it travels, does it travel closer to the handle (representing you and now), or does it travel farther away from the handle (representing others, and another time). If the cloud travels in a clockwise direction, your reading concerns your future, counter-clockwise it represents the past.
The symbols are the same as for tea leaf reading, and should be read as such. For those of you who are vegan or can not
use dairy in their diet, you can substitute full-fat coconut cream for the heavy cream. (this is not the time to think
about your diet).
Now it is time for our symbols.
An Ugly Face: Unpleasant news
Umbrella: Depends on if it is open or closed: An open umbrella speaks literally about bad weather while a close umbrella speaks about a situation – this situation is not pleasant, but can be avoided if you pay attention beginning right now.
Unicorn: You might find yourself in the middle of unwanted drama
Urn: Check your health – unless there is a symbol indicating another person, then check their health
Interesting, isn’t it?
To brew the coffee for coffee cream readings, I prefer to use the over the cup cone dripping method. It is individual
and gives me time to clear my mind of distractions before reading the cream.
My favorite cone is the Oishii Pour Over Coffee Dripper. I love the fact that it does not allow any grounds to come through, despite the fact that it does not need an extra paper filter. So it is good for the reduction of garbage and makes a smooth cup of coffee. It is easy to clean – just rinse and wipe – and is small enough to store out of the way. Very stable, it sits comfortably upon a regular size mug as well as a wide mouthed, smaller cup. Great for the fresh cup of coffee in the morning, or to take with you in an office, that does not have a coffee machine (there is supposed be to such a thing, I have heard – the horror).
(Disclaimer: I received the above-mentioned Oishii Pour Over Coffee Dripper for free in return for an unbiased, and honest review)
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Happy Belated Earth Day!
Keeping ourselves healthy, and taking care of the planet can be achieved by being very selective about what we eat. I have written before about the reasons why raw vegan dishes are a great option for everyone, even if you are not going fully raw, or even fully vegan. During my search for recipes, I have come across quite a few wonderful blogs, 6 of which I want to share with you today. Enjoy!
Julie’s Raw Ambition – A beautiful blog, filled with recipes and some tips, like her recent post on gardening. Well written, and very informative.
Raw Loulou – There are a lot of recipes to explore – and I mean a lot, from breakfast to snacks, you name it, you can find it here.
The Rawtarian – looking for more than just recipes, but a community who is willing to teach you how to explore this way of eating? Then the Rawtarian is right for you. There are beautifully photographed recipes of course, but there is so much more, so I would suggest that you make some time to dive into this great and large site.
Awesome To Be Rawesome – confused by some of the ingredients that are asked for in vegan and or raw cooking? Check out Awesome To Be Rawesome for tips on how to use these ingredients to their fullest, and also join a community of people who are interested in the same. A great place to find advice and also wonderful recipes.
Raw On 10 – food and wellness – this beautiful site showcases how food can heal you, and that on a budget. What is not to love!
Sweetly Raw – the site for raw vegan desserts. If you have a sweet-tooth, like I do, you really should check out this beautiful site. Imagine eating decadent sweets, that are actually good for you? Oh, yeah!
Feeling overwhelmed by all of the tools and gadgets you might need to make raw foods? Actually, you only need two to make most of the recipes you see on the above blogs. I highly recommend getting a high-speed blender (such as the Vitamix), and a good table top spiralizer.
While handheld spiralizers are fine for small jobs, I suggest getting a table top spiralizer. My favorite one is the Briefton 5 Blade spiralizer, which makes everything from curly fries (when not eating raw), to zucchini pasta (for those raw days). My favorite feature is how easy is is to clean – the entire thing is dishwasher safe, which is wonderful. It is quite big, once assembles ( the machine needs some assembling before your first use, but it is easy to put together – if I can do it, you can), but not big enough to be a nuisance. I would not want to be without it. But, as a parent I should warn you – this is not a kids toy – the blades are very sharp. Kids should be used to handling machines with sharp parts before using this spiralizer, and should be supervised.
(Disclosure: I have received the Briefton 5 Blade spiralizer for free in return for an honest and unbiased review).
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Only a few more posts left until the end of the April Blogging Challenge. For those of you who also took on this tasks, what was the hardest thing so far to stick with your theme, and posting every day? Will you do it again, next year? I am hoping to participate again, then again it is hard to plan ahead that far with certainty.
Let’s get back to our Tea Leaf Reading Symbol Dictionary:
Sack: an unexpected event will turn out most fortunate
Saddle: The trouble you had will resolve itself in your favor
Saucepan: you will need all the courage you can get to overcome the test ahead
Scales: Legal proceedings are on the horizon
Seagulls: these birds are a sign of an incoming storm.
Shell: You may not expect any fortune from the direction it is coming from, but be grateful in any case.
Shoes: Things are about to change for the better
Want to know more about symbolism? You can find books about the symbolism here.