The tradition of coffee grounds reading is hundreds of years old. While some people watch it as a funny leisure activity, others attach as much importance as to a tarot reading, the interpretation of dreams or a horoscope.
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The regular way is to prepare mocha or Turkish coffee. The emptied cup still contains the sediments of the unfiltered hot beverage. It is turned upside down. The patterns and shapes thus created are now interpreted in conformity with esoteric knowledge. Future becomes visible! In this online version, the symbols are predefined. They are explained in accordance to common meanings and spiritual thoughts.
A look at the conventional interpretations of the appearing shapes shows that there are some parallels to other methods of fortune-telling and cartomancy.
A fish is preferably associated with material success and the fulfillment of financial goals. The sun is the source of wisdom, knowledge and energy. The moon stands for the subconscious and the world of dreams.
In former times, coffee was some kind of vanguard beverage. The austerity made this import good correspondingly precious and expensive. Among the upper classes of towns like Paris, the consumption of this progressive drink was regarded as a speciality.
To learn more about their future, mainly the ladies of high social status consulted persons being well-versed in coffee cup reading. But this method of fortune-telling did not spread in the Occident, only.
Before this exotic beverage had become one of the most well-liked drinks in the European towns, it was discovered in the Middle East - particularly in Egypt - where the first coffee houses sprung up in the middle of the past millennium. From there, the beverage reached Turkey and the Balkan. Even in Venice, in those days the cultural center of the Occident, the drink had been very popular. The port of Venice has always been the target for all types of imported goods. Furthermore, the inhabitants of Venice have always had an open mind concerning esoteric questions. Venice is considered as being the birthplace of today's Tarot and card reading. And therefore it is surely obvious, that not only the Balkan region, but also Venice is a central source of the coffee cup reading.
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