divination tea

Magickal Uses for Kisses

A kiss is a very powerful thing, even in fairytales and lore of the past the power of kisses are told of (true love’s kiss, siren/mermaid kiss, first kiss, etc). a kiss can be a powerful tool for any witch. Here are a few suggestions for using kisses and the power they hold.

  • Use a kiss to charge objects: crystals, tarot cards, charms, amulets, etc etc. Use it to send your emotions and energy into the object. Love is a good emotion, but any positive energies you wish to charge the object with can be transferred this way. Adding your love to something can really give it a boost as well! Especially if it is for another to use. (Note: do not kiss toxic stones please! Be safe and smart)
  • Spell Sealing: Use a kiss to magically seal spells such as jar and bottle spells or use it to strengthen a (cooled!) wax seal. Imagine placing the kiss its like placing an invisible seal upon it, stamping in energy to lock th spell inside. 
  • For Air and Wind spells: For all of my fellow witches who use air and wind spells, blowing a kiss after a chant or spell to summon a wind in the direction you wish it to blow is a good way to guide the wind but also show it positive reinforcement. Use it to show your gratitude for the wind’s cooperation. It is best for gentler wind spells.
  • Glamour and Beauty spells: Kiss the mirror after a beauty or glamour spell. Thank the mirror for its aid and seal any negativity into it. It also a wonderful way to reflect love back at yourself!
  • Love Spells: Kisses are great for powering up love spells! Kiss a candle before lighting it (careful if you are using essential oils be sure not to kiss where they are), kiss the written name of the one you desire, kiss a charm or amulet to help bring love into your life, and finally blow a kiss when finishing the the spell to close it.
  • Kitchen Magic: blow a kiss to finish a dish (don’t be too close though, don’t want to spread germs) to put a final charge of love into it before serving it to others. Good for with tea and coffee spells too!
  • Public Magic: Want to remain discrete while casting a spell in public? Blow a kiss! Its much subtler than pointing or hand motions, especially if it is a positive spell you are casting on another or a friend but it is also good for curses, either way its a wonderful way to send your intentions. Whisper the words or chant needed for the spell (if any) under your breath, imagine them them gathering in an orb of energy at your lips as you do so. Then do a subtle kiss motion on your lips (no hands and no ‘fish lips’, you are trying to be subtle). Then release the energy and words towards the target with a gentle blow of breath, sending the ball of energy in that direction.
  • Mourning/Remembrance Rituals: Ending such a ritual with a blown kiss to close it can help release your feelings in a positive manner and close the ritual with love and sincerity. 
  • Thanking tools: As someone who uses tarot cards and many other divination tools, I like to place gentle kisses to the sides of the decks after using them to help bond with them. To show them my gratitude for assisting me in not only readings but also in my spell work. I also before days where I know i will be doing a lot of divination work, I will kiss them to help charge them up (as said above). It is an excellent way to bond with your tools!
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It’s been raining and storming all day, which meant treating myself to flowers, dabbling with my cards, enjoying loads of tea, burning incense, having an ocean of candles and listening to celtic and norse music. I’m about to slap on a facial mask and meditate. Some days all you can do is relax and practice selfcare. Nourish your soul.

Hope you all had a wonderful day! 🌿

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Tasseomancy: The Reading of Tea Leaves

a divination or fortune-telling method that interprets patterns in tea leaves, coffee grounds, or wine sediments.

The terms derive from the French word tasse (cup), which in turn derives from the cognate Arabic word tassa, and the Greek suffixes -graph (writing), -logy (study of), and -mancy (divination).

Divination attempts to gain insight into the natural world through intuitive interpretation of synchronistic events.

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ASTRAL PROJECTION/ ASTRAL LOVE TEA ~
-Mugwort
-Valerian
-Rose petals
-Cinnamon
-Vanilla
-Chamomile

After combing all ingredients in a mortar and pestle and getting to know the intents of each ingredient’s aroma, brew as a tea in boiled water for 4-5 minutes.
Meditate on the taste and smell on the tea as you drink it, feel the energies of mugwort and valerian pulling a lovely rose blanket over you from the astral plane!

This tea is perfect for drinking before spells or rituals that require a lot of your spiritual energy, or for you to be on a certain ‘level’. It is also a useful tool for divination rituals!
**I also didn’t put measurements for the ingredients as I go quite heavy on the mugwort and valerian!! All spells are personal so u can tinker with quantities based on desired outcome

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Iona

Revelatory Tea - Edible Spellcraft

Revelation comes from the Latin word revelare and means to lay bare. It is a drawing back of the curtain and opening the mind to truths about what it means to be human in the world. As humans, we often seek revelations about how we should be in the world. Whether we are seeking meaning and structure in our lives or just what we should do in the next few hours, we seek patterns that reveal truths. This revelatory tea, made from hibiscus and cinnamon, can elevate your thoughts and help you see your way more clearly.

You Will Need

  1. Hibiscus (dried)
  2. Cinnamon (a crushed nib off a cinnamon stick)
  3. Tea cup and saucer
  4. Pen and paper

Preparation
If it is part of your practice, cast a circle. As you sit with your ingredients before you, centre yourself. Ground yourself in the present moment by focusing on your breath, the sensations of your body, and your connection to the earth.  

Casting
Begin by placing a pinch of hibiscus and a smidge of cinnamon in the bottom of a tea cup. Next, set a kettle to boil. When the water has reached a low boil pour the water over the hibiscus and cinnamon and allow it to steep for no less than ten minutes and no more than fifteen.

While waiting for the hibiscus tea to steep, write your question, concern, or dilemma down. You may wish to make notes underneath your question of any key facts, people, or dates that will impact your choices. Then consider the different angles and approaches you could take; what are the potential consequences and what could you gain? Contemplate your question and propose multiple solutions. You may find your mind wanders during this process and that is okay; when you notice your attention has shifted gently draw it back.

After the tea has steeped, hold the cup before you and recite the following three times with intent:

Consider my situation
Give to me a revelation

Drink the tea, allowing your thoughts to settle like the leaves in the cup. Leave a very small amount of liquid in the cup. Then take the cup by the handle in your left hand and give it three swift circles. Be sure to move it in a deocil (sunwise, clockwise) direction. You will see the leaves shift and cling to the cup. Next, invert the cup over the saucer and allow the remaining tea water to run out. Then set the cup before you and look at leaves, opening your mind and imagination to what you see. Look for patterns and images. Perhaps, you see a bell, a bird, a letter, or a number. Record on your paper the images you see and write down what they might represent and how it applies to your situation.

After you have considered these things, set the paper aside and allow the revelation to steep in you like the herb steeped in the water. When the time is right your mind will settle on a way forward and you will be able to proceed.

Example

Potential Images

  • Bell: warning, anticipated news
  • Wand: creative action
  • Bird: forward movement (when flying) or luck (when roosting)
  • Heart: listen to your emotions and relationships
  • Moon: seek wisdom, draw on your strength
  • Serpent: deception, flattery
  • Triangle: change

Notes
Hibiscus: associated with Venus and the feminine; boosts clairvoyance and psychic energy
Cinnamon: associated with Sol, fire, and the masculine; adds sanctification and protection
Reading Tea Leaves: practised in many cultures throughout the world, the symbols can be subjective and should be interpreted through your intuition.

Tea/Coffee Readings

How To

You need to find a cup with a wide brim that’s light in colour, find a wide saucer. Pour in lose tea leaves/coffee (you can buy loose tea leaves or rip open a tea bag) into you cup and add boiling water (Do Not add milk) Drink your tea/coffee while thinking about your question, if you dont like tea/coffee take a few sips. When you are finished drinking take the cup in your dominant hand and place your non-dominant handover the top of your cup. Turn the cup tree times in a clockwise direction. Pour any remaining water down the sink. Place the cup upside down on the saucer or a napkin and turn it clockwise three times, turn the cup over look for the leaves that have taken shapes. When you have finished your reading it is customary to turn your cup over, place your index finger on the base of your cup and make a wish

Meanings 
You can twist and turn the cup for new angles to find symbols in your cup, the closer the symbol is to the rim of the cup the sooner it will happen. the further down the longer it will take, tea reading can only predict up to a year. symbols at the bottom of your cup will take almost a whole year to take effect. Common Shapes

Abbey Freedom from worry
Ace of Clubs A letter
Ace of Diamonds A present
Ace of Hearts Happiness
Ace of Spades A large Building
Acorn Financial Success
Aircraft Sudden Journey
Alligator An accident
Anchor Success in business and romance
Angel Good news
Ankle Instability 
Ant success through perseverance
Anvil conscientious effort
Apple Business achievement
Arc Ill health, accidents
Arrow Bad News
Axe Difficulties and troubles that will be overcome
Bat False Friends
Bath Disappointment
Bayonet A minor accident
Beans Poverty
Bear A Journey 
Bed Inertia
Bee Good news
Beehive Prosperity 
Beetle Scandal
Bell Unexpected news
Bellows Setbacks
Bird Good news
Birdcage Obstacles, quarrels
Bird’s Nest Domestic harmony 
Bishop Good luck coming
Boat Visit from a friend
Book Open Expect legal actions, future success
Boomerang Envy
Boot Achievement
Bottle Pleasure
Bouquet Love and happiness
Bow Scandal, gossip
Box Romantic troubles solved
Bracelet Marriage
Branch With Leaves A birth
Bread Avoid waste
Broom Small worries disappear
Buckle Disappointments ahead
Building A move
Bull Quarrels
Bush New Friends
Butterfly Frivolity 
Baby Pregnancy, something new
Ball Completion 
Butterfly Transition 
Cab Disappointment
Cabbage Jealousy 
Cage A Proposal
Camel Useful news
Candle Help from others
Cannon news from a solider 
Cap Trouble ahead- be Careful 
Car Good fortune 
Cart Success in business 
Castle Financial gain through marriage 
Cat A quarrel
Cattle Prosperity 
Chain An engagement or wedding
Chair An unexpected guest 
Cherries A happy love affair
Chessmen Difficulties ahead
Chimney Hidden risks
Church Ceremony Unexpected money
Cigar New friends
Circle Success, a wedding
Claw A hidden enemy 
Clock Avoid delay, think of the future 
Clouds Trouble ahead
Clover Prosperity 
Coat A parting, an end of a friendship 
Coffin Bad news
Coin Repayment of debts
Collar Dependence on others for success and happiness
Column Promotion
Comb Deceit
Comet An unexpected visitor 
Compass Travel, a change of job
Corkscrew Curiosity causing trouble
Crab An enemy 
Crescent A journey
Cross Trouble, ill health 
Crown Honour, success
Cup Reward for effort
Curtain A secret 
Cymbal Insincere love
China engagement 
Chair A guest 
Clock Better Health 
Daffodil Great Happiness
Dagger Danger ahead, enemies 
Daisy Happiness in love 
Dancer Disappointment
Deer A dispute or quarrel
Desk Letter containing good news
Devil Evil influences 
Dish Quarrel at home 
Dog good friends 
Donkey be patient 
Door Strange occurrence
Dot money
Dove Good fortune 
Dragon Unforeseen changes, trouble 
Drum Scandal, gossip, a new job, argument
Duck money coming in
Dustpan Strange news about a friend 
Eagle a change for the better
Ear unexpected news
Earrings misunderstanding
Easel artistic success
Egg Prosperity 
Eggcup Danger is passing 
Elephant Wisdom, strength 
Engine news is on its way fast 
Envelope good news 
Eye overcoming difficulties, take care
Face setback
Fairy joy and enchantment 
Fan Flirtation 
Feather Instability 
Feet An important decision
Fence limitation
Fern Disloyalty 
Fir Artistic success
Fire achievement
Fireplace Matters related to your home 
Fish Good fortune in all things, health, wealth and happiness
Fist An argument 
Flag Danger ahead
Flower Wish coming true
Fly Domestic irritations
Font A birth
Fork A false friend, flattery 
Forked line Decision to be made
Fountain Future success and happiness
Fox A deceitful friend 
Frog Success through a change of home or job
Fruit Prosperity
Gallows Social Failure 
Garden roller Difficulties ahead
Garland Success, great honour
Gate Opportunity, future happiness
Geese invitations, unexpected visitors
Giraffe Think before you speak
Glass Integrity 
Glove A challenge
Goat enemies
Gondola Romance, travel
Gramophone Pleasure
Grapes Happiness
Grasshopper News from a friend 
Greyhound Good fortune 
Guitar Happiness in love 
Gun Trouble, quarrels
Hammer Overcoming obstacles
Hand Friendship
Handcuffs Trouble ahead
Hare News of a friend
Harp Harmony in love
Hat A new occupation 
Hawk Sudden Danger, jealousy 
Head New opportunities 
Heart Love and marriage, a trustworthy friend
Heather Good fortune 
Hen Domestic Bliss
Hill Obstacles, setback
Hoe Hard work leading to success
Holly An important occurrence in the winter 
Horn Abundance 
Horse Galloping Good news from a lover
Horseshoe Good Luck
Hourglass A decision that must be made 
House Security 
Iceberg Danger
initials Usually those of people you known to you 
ink pot A letter
insect Minor problems soon overcome
Ivy leaf Reliable friend
Jester Party or social Gathering
jewelry A present
jug Gaining in importance, good health
Kangaroo Domestic Harmony 
Kettle Minor Illness
Key New opportunities
Keyhole Beware of idle curiosity 
King A powerful ally
Kite Wishes coming true 
Knife Broken relationship 
Ladder Promotion
Lamp Money
Leaf Prosperity, good fortune
Leopard News of a journey 
Letter News
Lighthouse Trouble threatening
Lines straight and clear Progress, journey 
Lines wavy Uncertainty, disappointment 
Line slanting Business failure
Lion Influential friends
Lock Obstacles in your path
Loop Impulsive actions could bring trouble 
Man A visitor 
Map Travel and change 
Mask Deception 
Medal A reward
Mermaid Temptation 
Monkey A flattering mischief-maker
Monster Terror 
Monument Lasting happiness
Moon Full A love affair 
Mountain Obstacles, high ambition 
Mouse Theft
Mushroom Growth, setback
Music Good fortune
Nail Malice
Necklace complete Admirers
Necklace broken The end of a relationship 
Needle Admiration 
Net A Trap
Numbers Indicate a timescale, the number of days before an event occurs
Nun Quarantine
Nurse Illness
Nutcrackers Difficulty is passing
Oak Good fortune
Oar A small worry, help in difficulties
Octopus danger
Opera Glasses A quarrel, loss of a friend
Ostrich Travel
Owl Gossip 
Oyster Courtship, acquired riches
Padlock open A surprise
Padlock Closed A warning
Palm Tree Success, honour, happiness in love
Parachute Escape from danger
Parasol A new lover
Parcel A surprise
Parrot A scandal, a journey
Peacock Riches
Pear Comfort
Pentagon Intellectual Balance
Pepper A troublesome secret
Pig Material success
Pigeon sitting An improvement in trade
Pigeon Flying Important news
Pillar Supportive friends
Pipe Thoughts, solution to a problem, keep an open mind
Pistol Danger
Pitchfork Quarrels
Policeman Secret enemy 
Pump Generosity
Purse Profit
Pyramid Success
Question Mark Hesitancy, caution 
Rabbit Timidity, be brave
Railway Long journey
Rainbow Happiness, prosperity
Rake Be organised
Rat Treachery 
Raven Bad News
Razor Quarrels, partings
Reptiles Treacherous friend
Rider Hasty news
Ring Completion
Rocks Difficulties
Rose Popularity 
Saucepan Anxieties
Saw Interfering outsider
Scales A lawsuit
Scepter Power, authority 
Scissors Domestic arguments, separation
Scythe Danger
Shamrock Good Luck, wish coming true
Sheep Good fortune
Shell Good news
Ship Successful journey 
Shoe A change for the better
Sickle Disappointment in love
Signpost Draws attention to the symbol to which it points to
Skeleton Loss of money, ill health
Snake Hatred, an enemy 
Spade Hard work leads to success
Spider Determined and persistent. money coming
Spoon Generosity 
Square A symbol of protection, comfort, peace
Squirrel Prosperity, after a hard time
Star Good health
Steeple Slight delay, bad luck
Steps An improvement in life
Sun Happiness, success, power
Swallow Decisiveness, unexpected journeys
Swan Smooth progress, contented life
Sword Disappointment, quarrels
Table Social gathering
Teapot Committee meeting 
Telephone Forgetfulness causes trouble
Telescope Adventure
Tent Travel
Thimble Domestic changes
Toad Beware of flattery 
Torch A turn fir the better 
Tortoise Criticism
Tower Opportunity, disappointment 
Tree Changes for the better 
Triangle Something unexpected 
Trunk A long journey, fateful decisions 
Umbrella Annoyances 
Unicorn A secret wedding 
Urn Wealth, happiness
Vase A friend in need
Vegetables unhappiness followed by contentment 
Violin Egotism 
Volcano Emotions out of control
Vulture Loss, theft, an enemy in authority 
Wagon A wedding
Walking Stick a visitor 
Wasp trouble in love 
Waterfall prosperity 
Weather Vane a difficulty, indecisiveness
Whale business success
Wheel  good fortune
Wheelbarrow  a meeting with an old friend 
Windmill  business success
Window open good luck through a friend 
Window closed disappointment through a friend 
Wings messages
Wishbone a wish granted 
Wolf Jealousy, selfishness
Woman Pleasure
Worms Scandal
Wreath Happiness ahead
Yacht Pleasure
Yoke Being dominated 
Zebra Overseas adventure
Triangles Good Karma 
Squares Use caution
Circles great success 
Letters Usually refer to friends, family, and people you know
Numbers indicates time, months and years

Witch Tip // Divination Tip

If you can’t burn incense or candles for divination purposes, make tea instead to drink in the qualities you are looking for (intuition), or use as a facial steam (cleanse).

Some examples:

🍃 Jasmine Green Tea (personal fav)
✨ Clarity & Consciousness

🍃 Lemon Zinger
✨ Focus

🍃 Chamomile
✨ Calming

🍃 Oolong
✨ Wisdom & Insight

🍃 Dandelion
✨ Cleansing & Detox

P.S. You can pass your decks or divination tools through the steam in your cup to cleanse them or imbue them with properties from the tea! Just don’t do it for very long and over expose them to moisture. When you’re done, read your tea cup too ☺️

Books I’ve Gotten For Free or Very Cheap on Amazon Kindle

This is just a list I could come up with through five or ten minute searches per subject. Not all of these are worth the read, but some of them are hidden gems!

For Free:

  • The Modern Guide To Witchcraft; Skye Alexander
  • The Way of the Hedge Witch; Arin Murphy-Hiscock
  • Good Spells for Bad Days; Skye Alexander
  • Bare Bones Cunning Craft; David Mackenzie
  • Craft of the Untamed; Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold
  • Witches, Broomsticks, and Flying Ointments; Abigail Lance
  • The Only Tarot Book You’ll Ever Need; Skye Alexander
  • Naughty Spells/Nice spells; Skye Alexander (Lots of Skye books!)
  • Several Other Skye Alexander Books
  • Candle Magic; Raven Willow 
  • Magick in the Kitchen; Leandra Witchwood
  • Book of Shadows; Ashlyn Hawthorne 
  • The Way of the Green Witch; Arin Murphy-Hiscock
  • A Green Witches Cupboard; Deborah J. Martin
  • West Country Witchcraft;Gillian Macdonald & Jessica Penberth
  • The Green Mother’s Book of Shadows; Gwenyfur Draigtanllwyth
  • Moon Spells; Diane Ahlquist
  • Sisters Grimmoire; Bree Nicgarren and Anna Zollinger
  • The Witches Cupboard; Bree Nicgarren and Anna Zollinger
  • Suburban Witchcraft; W.B. Skowronska

For Cheap:

  • Pagan Portals-Hedge Witchcraft; Harmonia Saille(2.99)
  • Traditional Witchcraft For Fields and Hedgerows; Melusine Draco (1.99)
  • All Traditional Witchcraft books by M. Draco for 1.99
  • A Deed Without a Name; Lee Morgan (4.61)
  • A Grimoire For Modern Cunningfolk; Peter Paddon (4.99)
  • Pagan Portal- By Wolfsbane and Mandrake Root; Melusine Draco (5.99)
  • What’s Next After Wicca?; Sophia diGregorio (2.99)
  • Traditional Witches’ Formulary and Potion Making Guide; Sophia diGregorio(4.99)
  • Pagan Portals- Kitchen Witchcraft; Rachel Patterson (3.03)
  • The Kitchen Witch Glossary of Cooking Herbs & Spices; Mimi Riser (.99)
  • Simple Tea Lead Divination; Deran Gray (.99)
  • The History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718; Wallace Notestein(.99)
  • Witchcraft Today; Gerald Gardner (1.20)
  • Fairycraft; Morgan Daimler (3.99)
Divination Tips for Beginners

Divination can be hard and draining, it takes up a lot of energy. For those who are still new to it, it can really drain you and result in headaches and frustrations. Here are some tips to help all you beginners out with divination and how draining it can be.

  • Drink plenty of water, being dehydrated is not fun and especially not when you are using so much energy
  • Take a shower or bath before any divination work to help cleanse yourself 
  • Meditate before big divination work to help center and ground yourself
  • Crystals good for divination and psychic work: nuummite, amethyst, amazonite, fluorite, and aqua aura quartz
  • Clear Quartz is a good energy booster and can help you feel less drained after divination
  • Drink some black tea to help ground yourself and give yourself extra energy for divination work
  • If you are starting to feel tired during divination, that is okay, take a break or take a nap. Forcing yourself to keep going will only exhaust you further and make everything more difficult. You deserve breaks
  • It is okay to use notes during divination, don’t worry what others say. Its not ‘unprofessional’, even veterans in divination use notes. Keep a notebook with you full of different meanings of cards or stones or runes, take notes as you go, write down your thoughts and keep it near you every time you practice.
  • Yellow is the color of divination, keep yellow things around you to help. Yellow blanket(s), yellow pillows, yellow candles, yellow pieces of paper; anything you can find. Purple is also another color good to help with psychic abilities and awareness
  • Herbs good for divination and psychic work: cinnamon, lemon, cherry, lettuce, grapes, orange (orange peel), mint, pumpkin, celery, lemon balm, catnip, thyme, rose, seaweed, star anise, mullein, mugwort and rosemary can all help you. Bake with them, eat them, use them in teas or keep them near you in a sachet or jar
  • Stretch and take little walks. Sitting for a long time can be killer and make you sore. Stretch your legs and take little five or ten minute walks during long readings and psychic work. Muscle and joint stiffness is never fun
  • Rather than trying to tackle large readings every day, do small ones. Like a few questions to your pendulum, pull a single card, draw a crystal from a bag, etc. Small daily practices can help you in the long run without exhausting you. 
  • Open a window and let some fresh air in while you work, it will do wonders, especially since air is the element associated with divination work.
  • Keep a small bowl or cup of salt near you, it will absorb the negative energy about you especially if you are feeling frustrated
  • Moon water is great for divination: drink it, make tea with it, spray the room with it, anoint yourself with it, keep it near you, etc
  • Cleanse your space before divination work, again it will keep negativity away from you 
  • Cleanse and charge your divination tools regularly, it really helps in the long run. Put them in the moonlight at night (especially during full moons), keep salt near them, smoke cleanse them if you can, burn white candles, use crystals/gems, etc
  • Its okay if you get confused and don’t know how to interpret something. Take notes on it and with time it may become more clear to you. Don’t force yourself to try to understand
  • Mistakes happen, you won’t always be 100% right on things. No one is, divination is not a certain thing. Things change all the time, its okay. Don’t let it get you down.
  • If you are tired, sick, stressed, or anything else and don’t feel like doing divination work that is fine. Its okay, you don’t have to do it all the time. Especially not if you are feeling unwell and tired. Rest and take care of yourself, you can continue practice another time
  • If you use tools in your work like mirrors, tea cups/mugs, cards, crystals, etc try to bond with them. Creating a bond with your tools can improve your divination quite a bit
  • You don’t have to practice on other people, you can do it for yourself and your own questions. Its an old wive’s tale that you can’t use tarot or divination on yourself, you definitely can
  • Try to get a good nights sleep before and after divination
  • Once you finish, treat yourself. Get something to eat, watch a movie or show you like, curl up with a book, snuggle into a blanket, play with your pets, take a nap; do whatever makes you happy. You did a good job and deserve some time to rest and recharge afterwards

TASSEOGRAPHY

The art of tea leaf reading is knowing as Tasseography. It is a popular form of divination that comes from many different cultures. Originally China was the first region where tea was grown commercially, and is also said to be where the form of divination started.

  1. Use a simple loose leaf tea to begin
  2. Pour the tea into a simple white cup to read the tea leaves
  3. While drinking the tea, concentrate on a question or on your future
  4. When only a small amount of tea remains, use your left hand to rotate the cup anticlockwise three times. Carefully flip the cup upside down and allow it to drain.
  5. Start reading! The leaves closes to the rim represent events in the near future, the sides of the cup represent the not-so-distant-future and the bottom represent the distant future.
  6. Make note of the symbols and patterns and look up the meanings.
Inexpensive / Free Witchcraft items

With some usage inspiration 😊

- coloured birthday candles
(colour and candle magic)

- kitchen herbs and spices
(inexpensive, easy to obtain and safe to consume- look up herbal correspondences)

- water
(cleansing, represent water element)

- salt
(cleansing, protection)

- flowers
(can be as simple as a daisy or dandelion, lavender is great too!- look up flower correspondences)

- feathers (please be aware of local laws regarding the ownership of feathers if this applies in your country)
(freedom spells, spiritual spells, releasing feelings or energies, travel, communication, meditation or look up bird correspondences)

- pebbles
(represent earth, stability, foundations, look up colour correspondences, altar decorations)

- sticks
(stability, growth, binding, use as a wand, tie together to make a pentacle, look up tree correspondences)

- shells
(renewal, security, safety, protection, house spells, connecting with water element, use to represent water, altar decorations, look up shell correspondences )

- scraps of ribbon or thread
(binding, ribbon and knot magic, look up colour correspondences)

- string
(binding, knot magic)

- sewing pins
(protection or banishing)

- iron nails
(protection, banishing, strength)

- leaves
(renewal, growth, healing, write a wish on one and let the wind take it, look up tree correspondences)

- thorns
(protection, banishing, hexes)

- grass
(renewal, represent earth element)

- weeds
(hexes, pull out weeds to rid negativity, banishing)

- soil
(represent earth element, nurturing, going back to your roots)

- sand
(represent earth element, sea magic)

- pinecones
(new beginnings, growth)

- conkers
(new beginnings, growth)

- fruit seeds and pips
(growth, ‘planting’ wishes or ideas, working a spell to fruition or look up fruit correspondences)

- recycled jars
(store stuff, use as candle holders, write down negative thoughts and banish to the jar, use as a memory jar)

- seaweed
(Sea magic, cycles especially of life and events- just as seaweed goes through a constant cycle of being active when in water and inactive when out. If you put dry seaweed in water again it will reactivate, rebirth)

- paper and pen
(writing and drawing charms, symbols, sigils and written spells - use different colour ink for colour magic!)

- photo or drawing of an animal
(look up animal and bird correspondences, nice if you don’t want to or can’t use actual animal parts like bones, fur, teeth or can’t get a specific bird feather)

- cheap gemstones from a gift shop
(Look up either gemstone correspondences for specific meanings, or colour correspondences which is a lot easier if you have a limited supply :) )

- gemstone chip bracelets
(you can break the bracelet and use them as individual stones- even better if you happen to find something like a chakra bracelet with more than one type of stone!)

- hair
(use as a tag lock of the person you’re casting the spell on, could even be your own if you want to making a healing poppet for yourself)

- photo of someone
(to direct a spell to that person)

- an item that belongs to the person you’re casting the spell for/on

- key or a ring you already own on a necklace chain or piece of string
(free pendulum!!!)

- playing cards
(can be used for divination)

- herbal tea bags
(can either steep in water for a potion or open tea bag and use contents dry. Get a multipack with different sorts in it!!)

- imagination and intuition!!
(go with the flow and don’t solely rely on things you’ve heard other people using in their craft or the strict ‘official’ correspondences- apply your own meanings to everyday items- whatever those items represent to you personally, is how you can use it in your craft- everyone’s craft is personal and practicing using your own imagination and intuition helps you develop more as a witch and will eventually lead to you relying less on books and other people. Let your own magic shine through!!)

*** feel free to add to this list if you have anything to add!! ***

See my other post about witchcraft supplies http://cathysbookofshadows.tumblr.com/post/136472322145/witchy-reminder

death-witch-envy  asked:

Hello, lovely! Could you please advise me on some basics about tasseomancy? I don't really know much about it.

Howdy!! For sure, like most rituals it’s “what you make of it”. It’s a cheap, stress free, tasty, rewarding technique even if you don’t happen to get accurate readings at first. I’ve seen a few different methods, but they all have the same basic concept: Make tea, drink tea, read tea.

Here is how I do it, personally:

1. You don’t need a fancy tea-reading teacup with symbols, divisions, or directions. These can be fairly expensive. You will need to find a white-ish cup with a wide mouth. Most coffee cups are too “straight up and down” or cylindrical for my tastes, which will make reading difficult since you don’t just read the bottom of the cup, you read the sides too. 

2. Pick out your flavor tea, as long as it’s loose leaf. (If it comes in a bag, you can just bust the bag open. But keep in mind, you will have more floaty bits at the top since it’s generally more finely ground than typical loose leaf tea.) Some people insist on using certain herbs with magickal properties that correspond with their intent, but in my normal morning ritual I use whatever flavor tea I simply “feel” like drinking. 

Tea Tip: For loose tea, the general rule of thumb is one teaspoon of leaves for each cup of water plus “one for the teapot.” Of course, the outcome will be determined by how strong the tea leaves are and by how much hot water the tea is steeping in. Play around to find out what you like, if you don’t know already!

3. Now, drink our tea with your question in mind. Concentrate on it, mediate on it. Let your question infuse with the flavor of your tea. If you can, use your non-dominant hand to drink with. 

4. When you are about finished with your tea (usually I still have a good sip of tea still on the bottom since I don’t really want to ingest the leaves), use your non-dominant hand and swirl the contents of your teacup three times clockwise while keeping your question in mind. 

Tea tip: You will find your own comfortable ratio of how much of a “sip” you can leave in the cup with a little practice. It depends greatly on your tolerance for swallowing some leaves and also the size/shape of your cup. 

5. Put your cup upside down onto its saucer, plate, or even a napkin if you’re nervous about putting it down too hard. (A friend of mine gets shakey when she drinks caffeine, so she places hers on a napkin. I’m a caffeine addict with a high tolerance so I have no problems placing it back on glass.) Let the remains of the liquid drain. Take three slow and deliberate breaths, with your question still in mind. 

6. Turn the cup over and inspect the shapes that have been left by the tea leaves inside of the cup. You can twist and turn the cup for new angles to find shapes in your cup. Rather than tarot cards or runes that have “assigned” meanings, this is a bit more subjective and invokes some need for extra creativity and imagination. (That’s why it’s suggested to use your non-dominant hand to drink from and swirl, it gets your brain juices flowing.)

Tea tip: Interpreting tea leaves is kind of like a Rorschach Test. While one person might see a cat, someone else might see a dog. While one person might see a bird, another might see a mouse. Neither is “right” or “wrong” because it is a subjective craft. 

7. I generally read my tea from the handle, clockwise. But if you don’t have a handle, I’m sure you could start at the top and work your way clockwise. To me, this is the order of what needs to be paid attention to first. 

Here are some sources for meanings, feel free to add or adjust your own symbolism. In fact, I would encourage it. As with witch runes, it adds a personal touch and makes the craft more intimate. 

http://www.tasseography.com/symbolism/
http://www.alwayspsychic.com/tea-leaf-symbols.html