Maria I love the language of my aunts voice There are no translations for the way she remembers having coffee with her mother The fortunes let her travel to past adventures To read turkish coffee grounds, you reflect on both the light and the shadow the positive and the negative the joy and the sorrow and the places in between and the space between her and I is the taste that lingers on the tip of my tongue Enjoying the bitter as well as the sweet Turkish Coffee Reading I light a candle for your wish a man wearing a hat comes with offerings with a mermaid standing behind him trying to gain your trust tells you what you like to hear eagle on your left shoulder for protection in the midst of an uneasy love commitment evil eye - squash it with your finger shadows of old lovers Turkish Coffee Reading II feeling heavy in the heart but there is light in the corner light of a spirit there is a road that leads to the path see to the end of it the path is grassy and soft no challenges evil eye - squash it with your finger Turkish Coffee Reading III dark cup - worrying too much again spirits watching over you boat - someone coming with news a friend at side waiting for orders to give advice paths - open and bright don’t tell everyone about your plans some may not be happy / supportive keep the heart safe Turkish Coffee Reading IV a horse - power in achieving goals the horse will take you where you need to go moving forward with the past in your heart a sun - wisdom and cleanse of the mind and body ready for a new start leaves falling - shedding to find out who you are, you must eliminate who you are not don’t get into arguments with people who own cats heart is lighter now a wish - light a candle be careful with driving vehicles
Note: Making Turkish Coffee and reading the grounds is a tradition my aunt passed onto me. Her mother passed it onto her from her mother, and her mother’s mother and so on. She taught me the language of the grounds and my intuition. For a moment, it connects me to her memories of home and mends me with mine.