INTERPRETING THE GROUNDS leftover in a cup of espresso or hot chocolate after consuming the liquid is most commonly known as TASSEOGRAPHY*
Coffee reading has been a means of inner exploration since ancient times and in numerous cultures
The reading of coffee grounds leftover in a cup of espresso after the liquid is consumed is known most commonly as tasseography.
Tasseography---TASSE (cup) graphy (writing), is also known as Tasseology (study of) and Tasseomancy (divination). My personal preference is 'tasseology' which probably has to do with my 30+ years as an educator.
So, 'tasseology' is a method in which patterns in tea leaves, coffee grounds, wine or other beverages in which leftover sediment reveals visual information that can be 'read' and interpreted. In more modern practice, beverages such as hot chocolate can be used.
The sediment remaining in the cup and on the saucer after the liquid has been consumed (I will clarify how it ends up in the saucer :-) forms patterns ripe with symbolic meaning that create a ‘canvas’ of images just waiting to be read and interpreted. Often there are numbers, shapes, letters, even words. There can be recognizable images including people, animals and identifiable objects. I have seen short sequences of musical notes that when played became a melody. I personally most often see recognizable animals and birds, sea creatures and mystical beings and it is those images that my current paintings are based on.
It’s extremely helpful when you do see a recognizable animal or bird, or something that reminds you of one, to check out its meaning. An excellent resource that I’ve been drawn to since well before I began doing coffee readings is https://www.whats-your-sign.com/.
The weaving together of the images appearing in your cup can provide surprising information, clarification and insight. Often, the message(s) are crystal clear yet even when they are not immediately, they most definitely provide relevant food for thought and encourage opening yourself up to various meanings behind the symbolism. It will always weave together and become relevant for you!.
There are different ways in which coffee can be read and interpreted. My personal process is a combination of personal gut instinct and means utilized by various cultures over time. Regardless of whether you have a specific question or are just feeling you need either guidance or confirmation of something you are already doing or thinking about doing, a coffee reading can assist you in often amazing ways. You will just KNOW what the symbols in your cup mean when they are presented to you although you might need a little time to piece it all together, which I can help you with. It’s not unlike that ‘aha’ moment most of us have experienced at various times when things seem to just fall into place with little effort on our part. You can get a reading over the phone after following the instructions I will send you. It’s best to drink the coffee and ‘prepare’ your cup shortly before your reading. You’ll be amazed by what can be derived from looking at the symbolism in your own cup of espresso or chocolate!
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