About Rissa

It’s rare to find Rissa without tea. No matter where she is or what she’s doing, she usually has a steamy cup of green tea right beside her.


Rissa lives in Maryland and in addition to tasseography, she is a published author and poetess, and has had several plays produced in the mid-Atlantic area. Find her leading ghost tours or giving talks on the history of witchcraft at her job with Maryland History Tours, or learn more about her work as a food editor at Vegetarian Journal. She’s worked for five publications in her career and studied writing at  New York University/Tisch School of the Arts and photojournalism at Western Kentucky University. 

Her sun sign is Pisces; moon sign is Capricorn; rising sign is Scorpio; and Rissa was born in the year of the Wood Rabbit.