The succeeding ten figures are copied from actual tea-cups that have
been at different times subjected to the proper ritual by various
consultants and duly interpreted by seers. They are selected out of
a larger number as being representative of many different classes of
horoscope, and they should afford students practical instruction in what
symbols to look for, and how to discern them clearly as they turn the
cup about and about in their hands.
By reference to the interpretations provided upon the pages facing the
illustrations he will be able to ascertain the principles upon which to
form a judgment of the cup generally; and this, once he has mastered the
method, he will be able to supplement, by consulting the alphabetical
list of symbols and their significations in the previous chapter, and
in this way will speedily attain proficiency in reading any tea-cup
presented for his consideration.