How do you read your tea leaves? The cup is divided into three parts. The rim designates the present; the side, events not far distant; and the bottom the distant future. The nearer the symbols appear to the handle the nearer to fulfillment will be the events foretold.
What does it mean to read the tea leaves? To predict the future by interpreting signs. An allusion to tasseography, a type of divination involving tea leaves.
What do you call a person who reads tea leaves? augur. clairvoyant.
Do gypsies read tea leaves? Traveling gypsies, as the Roma people were then known, had long taken up the practice of tea-leaf readings, often calling door-to-door to offer their services. By the mid-1800s, the Roma had become part of the social scene, welcomed into both parlors and tea rooms to give readings for a fee.