At first sight the interior of the cup will show the leaves scattered
about apparently haphazard and with no arrangement; just a jumble of
tea-leaves and nothing more. In reality they have come to their
positions and have taken on the shapes ... Read more of GENERAL THEORIES IN READING THE CUP at Tea Leaf.ca
Effect: He spectator chooses a card from a "clock" made by the magician. Then the clock is put on the bottom of the deck; at this time the magician turns around while the spectator takes the same number of the hour that they picked and put that many cards on the bottom of the deck. Next the magician turns back around, throws the whole deck on the table (one by one) then mixes them up on the table and finds the exact card!!!
First make a clock by putting the queen on top then set the upper left corner of the ace on the lower right corner of the queen. Then the two on the lower left corner of the ace all the way to the six. When there set the upper left corner of the six on the lower right corner of the seven. Do that all the way around and try to make it in the shape of a clock (12 on top(the queen)3 to the right 6 on the bottom 9 to the right) Now tell the spectator to think of their favorite hour of the day and tell them to remember the card that represents that hour. After that pick up the clock by sliding the ace under the two, the two under the three all the way around. Be sure to make sure the clock stays in order (1 to 12). Put the clock on the bottom. next tell them to take the same number of the hour the picked and put that many cards on the bottom from the top. While they do this you should turn around. When they are done take the deck back and begin tossing cards one at a time one from the top and from the bottom. Now here is the tricky part; count how many cards you throw from the bottom and when you throw the 13th one keep your eye on it(that is there card). When you have finished throwing all the cards place your thumb on there card and mix all the cards up. Now say wouldn't it be a good trick if I turn all the cards over and found your card? Well I will do it with out turning them over. Then pretend to concentrate real hard and flip over their card! They will be amazed!