The Tasseography

Reading the tea leaves and the coffee cup is known as the Tasseography, although this practice rooted in the ancient Chinese art of reading the tea leaves, it also practiced by the clergies. Later this art moved to the Middle East, where the milled coffee took the place of tea leaves, but the Greeks and Turks those who have presented the coffee cup reading to India.

How to read the cup?
It is by turning the cup on the saucer then returning it to its normal position. The remains and images that shaped by the rest of the coffee interpreted by the reader of the cup and describe its meanings. Also some conditions must be fulfilled before reading the cup such as to drink the coffee from a cup, not from a glass because the lines in the cup become short and easy to read unlike the glass or the transparent glass cup and the reading should be in clockwise direction.

The Meanings of  Signs
The rest of the coffee may forms figures such as letters, numbers, geometrical designs , straight lines , wavy lines or shapes which resemble animals or birds. Where the non-dry upside down cup for a long period indicates a future grief for the person who drank it, according to claims, the trees indicate to life and success , the shape of heart indicates to love, and if the shape of ring appeared on the cup wall , this indicates to sooner marriage, and if a flag or a banner appeared , it will be good news of great triumph and achieved win, and death indicates long life for the person who drank the cup, and if a clock appeared , it indicates to much livelihood and welfare, while numbers indicate to money.

1 - Forms : lines and curves
Straight lines indicate to accurate design and peace of mind, while the shape of the cup indicates to love and harmony. The lines may refer to a journey or a road to be taken by humans as if the line was straight with no curves , it indicates that it is the right way, and vice versa if the line curved and exceeded its way, that means that there are coming problems to the person who drank it. And when there are points precede the line, it means that this person is about walking in this road, while if it just a point , it means that the road is close maybe after an hour or a day or a week or a month or a year.

2 - Animals
A camel indicates that the person who drank the cup is expecting a lot of goodness (money), because the camel is a symbol goodness convoys, and also the image of whale indicates to a lot of goodness and good fortune, and the image of pigeons indicates to good news because pigeons are messengers, while the repulsive graphics such as wood board indicates to the death to a relative of the person who drank the cup and other graphics that indicate to the grief and distress. The snake means a mortal enemy that lurks the person who drank the cup.

Famous Cup Readers Below are some famous female cup readers in the Middle East:

1 - Nawal Ghandhi
She is 46 years old, of a Syrian descent, became famous for this art in India, as she reads the cups of eminent personalities such as "Sonia Ghandhi" who leads the Congress Party, and her daughter "Priyanka", and the former Indian prime minister "Atal Behari Vajpayee", and a lot of famous Indian businessmen and filmmakers. Ghandhi claims that she inherited reading the cup of coffee from her grandmother and her mother who were experienced in this art. Amazingly, despite her claim about her ability to read the cups of the others, she has no idea what her cup says. After her divorce in 1991 and for taking care of her children , she left India to the UAE to become a teacher and then a policewoman. Having lived outside India for 15 years, finally she took reading the cup as a career, knowing that her parents emigrated from Syria to India in 1936.

Nawal Gandhi says that the coffee cup reading is difficult and depends on the senses and the sixth sense. It is basically a psychological reading made by using a cup of coffee, which in most cases be « milled Arabic or Turkish or Greek coffee, which is very tasty».

2 – Mrs. Fathia
She is famous for "Om Mohammed" and lives in the high-class district "Al-Mohandseen" Giza, Egypt, she is famous for her ability to read the upside down cup and interpreting its lines and symbols, where she says :"My career is not new to the community but it may have taken a particular significance in these days because the increase of people's concerns and their fondness to know what lurking them and awaiting them, and perhaps their concern at the failure in solving their problems". She denied her knowledge of the unseen, and confirmed that her reading for the cup does not disappoint, but it is all , as she said ,"She reads the signs and the drawings of the cup by which she concludes what the coming days hide to the person who drank the cup".

The Psychological Explanation
The mental health expert Dr. Hamdi Yassin says that the spread of the fortune-teller profession, especially the cup female reader and the palmist and shells reading were known by humans from ancient time and it has a historical meaning, and it is believed that humans tend to know a part of the unknown by nature, especially in matters that the laboratories and the scientific theories failed in finding an interpretation of it, which known as the conduct of uncertainty, which is a part of human life and is not limited to a particular class of people, where there are scientists up to the great scientific degrees but they be haunted with those ideas from time to time because it is an ancient inheritance and still fixed in our human behaviors, clearly appears in the illiterates and nomads, while it appears less in academics.

The Power  of Inspiration
Dr. "Hamdi Yassin" explains that who practice the fables just like the cup reader, the palmist and shells readers and so on , have a special abilities in inspiration and manipulating with the people feelings beside the psychological preparedness for some people to hear those fables and believe in it because we recognize that there is a metaphysical thought and our tangible life which we live is not the entire life, where there is a Metaphysical world lives with us which is known in the psychological science with the metaphysics science, and which refers to everything that conflicts with the concepts of the human mind.

Cup Reader as a Song

The cup female reader inspired the famous Syrian poet Nizar Qabani (1923-1998) to write a poem that holds same name "The Cup Reader" which later sang by famous Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez (1929-1977).  Lyrics tells about a man loved a woman but he lost her so he seek help of a woman who can read  his coffee cup in his attempt to know where is she , but unfortunately signs tells that there is no future of this love and she will be lost forever!
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  1. Your cup is horrific world,
    And your life books and wars.
    You will fall in love so many times, so many times,
    And you will die so many times, so many times.
    You will fall in love with all the women in this world,
    And you will return back as a defeated king.

  2. Hay una mujer en su vida, hijo mío,
    Sus ojos son tan hermosos,
    ¡Gloria a Dios,
    Su boca se dibuja como un pétalo,
    Y sus risas
    Rosas y melodías,
    Y el gitano loco del pelo
    Viajando por todo el mundo

  3. あなたが努める彼女どこでも、私の息子、

  4. Siete stati che perseguono soltanto una traccia di fumo.
    Troverete che, poiché la vostra amata,
    Non ha terra, né casa, e senza indirizzo.
    Quanto è difficile, figlio mio,
    Per amare una donna
    Chi non ha né terra, né casa

  5. هذه الكلمات تسافر في ابجديات الشوق الذي يسكن داخلي فلها وقع خاص في نفسي......تتحدث عن رحلة بحث مستمره ومجهوله لاتنتهي . يرمز لها نزار قباني بالمرأه ولحنها الموجي وغناها بأداءرائع المطرب عبدالحليم حافظ بمشاعر تتجسد برحلة العناء الذي عايشها انذاك....حيث انني ترجمت بعضا من كلماتها لعدة لغات ليتسنى للقارىء معرفة ماتشير اليه

  6. Lana Mohammed:

    My mother can read the coffee marks.she said one night when she was pregnant she saw a woman in her dream and this woman gave her a cup and she can read the coffee marks since then.

  7. can someone help me find a coffee reader in bahrain . kindly email : [email protected] or post here.
    thank u

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