Monthly Tea Leaf Forecast

Monthly Tea Leaf Forecast for January 2017

Each month, we take a sample from the first batch of our tea of the month club tea, set our intentions, and ask the tea to tell us what we need to know. Tea club members get the full reading, along with lots of other community benefits. Enjoy this summary! This page is updated on/around the 6th of each month.

Only a few objects wished to join me for this month’s reading, which I took as a sign to keep things simple. For each of the four cardinal directions, I placed a small white candle. Between them were a mortar and pestle to symbolize work and creative energy; an amethyst for insight; a bundle of sage from the herb garden for spiritual cleansing; and a quartz cluster for clarity. I smudged the entire area with palo santo for cleansing and rejuvenation — perfect for a new year!

This month’s #MondayWisdoms card seemed very apropos, both with the new year as well as the currently charged political climate.

All possibility exists even
when you’re not feelin’ it.

After enjoying the tea, I turned the cup and discovered the following:

Past: The bottom of the cup was mostly empty (except for the triangle, which we’ll talk more about in a moment). However, the saucer had two large piles of tea leaves left in it.

Present: Going from the bottom and taking up the middle of the cup was a large triangle, which upon closer inspection held a person on their knees in prayer.

Future: There were several large bits of tea around the top of the cup and even clinging to the rim.