Your Fortune Tells Baqqalia!
Turkish coffee grinds are sometimes used to tell fortunes. This practice, known as Tasseography, derives from finding symbols or pictures in the coffee leftovers.
This practice of divining the future (called “fal” in Turkish) can be traced back to at least the Seljuk Empire, dating back to the times of Tuğrul and Çağrı Bey in 1028. Beginning in the 15th century, the müneccimbaşı (resident fortune teller), or chief astrologer/astronomer, held a significant position in the Ottoman Palace. These astrologers were tasked with answering questions of future political and strategic importance.
For this practice of fortune telling, you can turn over an empty cup to put leftover coffee grinds onto a saucer. You can read your fortune once the residue cools, by analyzing the symbols of coffee grinds. Each symbol has a different meaning which shows significant details about the future of the person whose fortune is read.
Thanks to Baqqalia, now you can get together with friends and have a fun experience by fortune telling with the famous Turkish coffee!
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