Tea Leaf Fortune cards~

I’ve had the Tea Leaf Fortune cards for a long time now, but wasn’t using them as often as I wished because I found them ungainly. I couldn’t find a way to shuffle them satisfactorily! There are alot of cards in this deck, and there needs to be to properly represent tea leaf reading.

Others have used a bag to draw cards from, but that didn’t feel right.

The other day, I was perusing the local Staples store. There are alot of things in an office supply store that can be repurposed 🙂 and I found this plastic container for about $3.00. It’s perfect for these cards!! I’m able to store everything inside it, and I’m able to mix the cards thoroughly, getting my energy on all the cards before picking.

(Click on the pics below to enlarge)

So reconsider these cards….order them, pull them out again! USE them!

Onto a reading I just did for the week ahead:

Clouds -Nest- Lightening-Barrel

– Temporary problems,

–  an emotionally secure loving family is important to you,

–  control your anger or you’ll be sorry,

– you feel something is lacking in your life. It could be love, money or goals.

Yikes!! Well this reading is in my face! lol

Something is going to crop up this week, that I perceive as a problem. It most likely will seem to negatively affect the family/home in some way. I’ve got to watch how I react to this, because it could blow up into something worse than the temporary problem was! and yes, I already feel that a few things are lacking in my life…there is a personal dissatisfaction within me about all three: love, money & goals.

(I am deeply loved, and I know that – but it isn’t always demonstrated in a way that is soul satisfying)…

I’m already feeling a bit frustrated about some things, so I will take this warning to heart – I really don’t want to rock the boat at the moment 🙂

I’ll report back at the end of the week on this one –

UPDATE: This was definitely appropriate for the week I had. There were quite a few times where if I hadn’t kept my words and anger in check, Life would have become very difficult! I don’t always believe in curbing my tongue (!) but I’m glad I did this week – This week turned out much better because I heeded that advice. It was also the week of the Full Moon – which is notoriously bad for relations with my husband. He’s a Cancerian, and a particularly sensitive one on Full Moons. I didn’t remember the Full moon until it was upon us, so the cards saved me some major hassle!

Good Old Lenormand :)

A week ago, I started to have terrible problems with a back molar. A chunk of it had fallen off and the nerve became exposed…painful! I got into the dentist and they thought they could save the tooth . After A LOT of novocaine (it always takes me more than the average person) and a big bill to match, I walked out with a temp crown and a numb mouth.

As the days passed, my mouth and tooth didn’t improve though. My jaw swelled up so much that I couldn’t close my mouth properly, and I couldn’t eat. The pain was excruciating even with the strong pain meds 😦  I was rushed back in, and the dentist said he had never seen swelling like that before (Ha! leave it to me, as always!)

He gave me a prescription for it and we all hoped it would get better.

Now, after more days of waiting…finally the swelling is going down! The antibiotics seem to be saving the day 🙂

I drew these cards the day I went back to the dentist, without giving much thought to them.

Tree combined with Letter can have the meaning of prescriptions, and that wasn’t on my radar when I drew these cards. The final card, key, brings a resolution to a problem.

So these 3 cards were telling me that a prescription would solve the health problem I was having.

It seems to be doing just that! although I’m still not able to eat very much – a forced diet, yuck! lol

I must admit though, I dread going back for the fitting of the permanent crown after all of this…..

Now, if only I could get my graphics to post the way they look before I publish! Gotta love WordPress 😦

Back in the Saddle Again…..(I hope!)






I remember having these cards in a bigger reading a week or so ago. I offhandedly said that a Queen of Hearts friend of mine was ill. I thought she’d be traveling soon. I dismissed it, mainly because I’ve lost touch with many of my old friends and thought I wouldn’t know. And secondly it didn’t seem of much importance! 😦 Why is it that it’s the card spreads you dismiss that come back in your face??

I was totally surprised to find that a dear friend who lives locally, and who I know has had some difficulties, announced she was going to Vancouver for 2 weeks to seek some alternative healing there. She’s at the end of her tether and can’t get any relief.

The Image usually refers to illness, but also can denote difficulties, worries, depression, trouble sleeping. It’s not a nice card to see. All of the above I can relate to this friend.

In the past, my husband and I would give her Reiki every week, and it helped immensely; but now we don’t live as near.

This morning in my cards, I had these cards:



As my friend, Kapherus pointed out, (where have you gone dear teacher?? no forum…:( )

the Image traditionally is the card of disappointment, illness and restriction. The Image refers to any situation that is out of balance. (Interestingly this is literally one of her issues.) It also can denote a visit to the doctor or a health professional.

Now for me, the Image is about getting one’s fondest wish, similar to the 9 Hearts/Cups or showing the thoughts of the Image, positive, happy thoughts… I deducted from this that my friend, the Queen of Hearts, was going to be pleased with some healing modality she experienced while in Vancouver.

It traditionally denotes a young man, who is beloved. He could be the person’s son, or a person of either sex that the person has a close bond with. If it’s not a relative, then it might be referring to a young man that she meets who gives her some kind of treatment.

My intuition tells me she’s going to be satisfied with some healing experience she has over there.

I have 2 weeks to hear the outcome! I will definitely update once I know more.

I am always humbled how the cards show things very precisely whether I “get it” or not! This is why keeping a journal on your card spreads is so helpful in expanding your understanding of what the cards are telling you. You can go back and see with hindsight, what the message was.

It feels so good to write about the cards again!!!!!

Cartomancy is so much a part of who I am, that I felt like there has been a major hole in my life not writing on my blogs this past year or so. I’ve been on an incredible roller coaster ride, but somehow, I will get back to writing.

WordPress has changed in my absence, so bear with me as I learn the ropes all over again 🙂