Tea leaf Symbols Dictionary
Abbey -Freedom from worry.
Ace of Clubs -A letter.
Ace of Diamonds -A present.
Ace of Hearts -Happiness.
Ace of Spades -A large building.
Acorn -Success At top of cup - Financial success. Middle of cup - Good health. Near bottom of cup - Improvement in health or finances.
Aircraft -Sudden journey, not without risk. Possible disappointment. If broken indicates an accident.
Alligator -Treachery, an accident.
Anchor -Top of cup - success in business and romance. Middle of cup - prosperous voyage. Near bottom of cup - social success. Obscured - anticipate difficulties.
Angel -Good news.
Ant -Success through perseverance.
Anvil -Conscientious effort.
Apple -Business achievement.
Arc -Ill health, accidents.
Arch -Journey abroad, a wedding.
Arrow -Bad news.
Axes -Difficulties and troubles that will be overcome.
Baby -A series of small worries.
Bag -A trap ahead. If open - you can escape; if closed - you will be trapped.
Ball -A person connected with sport, or variable fortunes in your life.
Balloon -Short-term troubles.
Barrel -A party.
Basin -Trouble at home. If broken - serious trouble.
Basket -If empty - money worries. If full - a present. If near the handle of cup - a baby. If near the top of cup - possessions. If full of flowers - social success. Surrounded by dots - unexpected money coming your way.
Bat -False friends, a journey ending in disappointment.
Bayonet -A minor accident, a spiteful remark.
Bear -Facing handle of cup - irrational decisions cause difficulties. Facing away from handle of cup - a journey.
Bee -Social success, good news. Near handle of cup - friends gathering. Swarm of bees - success with an audience.
Beetle -Scandal, a difficult undertaking.
Bell -Unexpected news. Near top of cup - promotion. Near bottom of cup - sad news. Two bells - joy. Several bells - a wedding.
Bellows -Plans will meet with setbacks.
Bird -Good news.
Birdcage -Obstacles, quarrels.
Bird's nest -Domestic harmony, love.
Bishop -Good luck coming. -
Boat -Visit from a friend, a safe refuge.
Book Open - expect legal actions, future success. Closed - delays, difficult studies.
Boomerang -Treachery, envy.
Boot -Achievement, protection from pain. Pointing away from handle of cup - dismissal. Broken - failure.
Bottle- One bottle - pleasure. Several bottles - illness.
Bouquet -Love and happiness.
Bow - (Bow and Arrow) Scandal, gossip.
Box- Open - romantic troubles solved. Closed - the lost will be found.
Bracelet -Impending marriage.
Branch -With leaves - a birth. Without leaves - a disappointment.
Bread -Avoid waste.
Bridge- An opportunity for success.
Broom- small worries disappear, a false friend.
Buckle -Disappointments ahead.
Bugle- Hard work necessary.
Building- A move.
Bull- Quarrels, enmity.
Buoy- Keep hoping.
Bush- New friends, fresh opportunities.
Butterfly -Frivolity, fickleness. Surrounded by dots - frittering away money.
Cab -A disappointment.
Cabbage -Jealousy causes complications at work.
Cage- A proposal.
Camel -Useful news.
Candle- Help form others, pursuit of knowledge.
Cannon- News of a soldier or a government employee.
Cap- Trouble ahead - be careful.
Car- Good fortune.
Cart- Success in business.
Castle- Financial gain through marriage, a strong character rising to prominence.
Cat- A quarrel, treachery, a false friend.
Chain- An engagement or wedding.
Chair- An unexpected guest. Surrounded by dots - financial improvements.
Cherries- A happy love affair.
Chessmen- Difficulties ahead.
Chimney- Hidden risks.
Church- Ceremony, unexpected money.
Cigar- New friends.
Circle- Success, a wedding. With a dot - a baby. With small lines nearby - efforts hampered.
Claw- A hidden enemy.
Clock- Avoid delay, think of the future, a recovery from illness.
Clouds- Trouble ahead. Surrounded by dots - money trouble ahead.
Coat- A parting, an end of a friendship.
Cockatoo- Trouble among friends.
Coffeepot- Slight illness.
Coffin- Bad news.
Coin- Repayment of debts.
Collar- Dependence on others for success and happiness.
Column- Promotion, success, arrogance.
Comb- Deceit, a false friend.
Comet- An unexpected visitor.
Compass- Travel, a change of job.
Corkscrew- Curiosity causing trouble.
Crab- An enemy.
Crescent -A journey.
Cross -Sacrifice, trouble, ill health. Within a square - trouble averted. Two crosses - long life. Three crosses - great achievement.
Crown -Honor, success, a wish coming true, a legacy.
Crutches -Help from a friend.
Cup- Reward for effort.
Curtain- A secret.
Cymbal -Insincere love.
Daffodil- Great happiness.
Dagger- Impetuousness, danger ahead, enemies.
Daisy- Happiness in love.
Deer -A dispute or quarrel.
Desk- Letter containing good news.
Devil- Evil influences.
Dish- Quarrel at home.
Dog- Good friends. If running - good news, happy meetings. At bottom of cup - friend in trouble.
Donkey- Be patient and optimistic.
Door- Strange occurrence.
Dot- This symbolizes the importance of the nearest symbol. Several dots - money.
Dove- Good fortune.
Dragon- Unforeseen changes, trouble.
Drum- Scandal, gossip, a new job, arguments.
Duck- Money coming in.
Dustpan- Strange news about a friend.
Eagle- A change for the better.
Ear -Unexpected news.
Easel- Artistic success.
Egg- Prosperity, success - the more eggs the better.
Eggcup- Danger is passing.
Elephant- Wisdom, strength, lasting success, a trustworthy friend.
Engine- News on its way fast.
Envelope- Good news.
Eye- Overcoming difficulties, take care.
Face- One face - a change, setback. Several faces - a party.
Fairy- Joy and enchantment.
Fan- Flirtation, indiscretion.
Feather- Instability, inconsistency, lack of concentration.
Feet- An important decision.
Fence- Limitation to activities, minor setbacks, future success.
Fender- Beware of a person you dislike.
Fern- Disloyalty, an unfaithful lover.
Finger- Emphasizes the symbol to which it points.
Fir- Artistic success. The higher the tree, the better.
Fire- Achievement, avoid hasty over-reactions.
Fireplace- Matters related to your home.
Fish- Good fortune in all things, health, wealth and happiness.
Fist- An argument.
Flag -Danger ahead.
Flower- Wish coming true.
Fly- Domestic irritations. The more flies, the more petty problems.
Font- A birth.
Fork- A false friend, flattery.
Forked- Line Decisions to be made.
Fountain- Future success and happiness.
Fox- A deceitful friend.
Frog- Success through a change of home or job, avoid self-importance.
Gallows- Social failure, enemies confounded.
Garden roller -Difficulties ahead.
Garland -Success, great honor.
Gate -Opportunity, future happiness.
Geese- Invitations, unexpected visitors.
Giraffe- Think before you speak.
Glove- A challenge.
Goat -Enemies threaten, news about a sailor.
Gondola- Romance, travel.
Grasshopper- News of a much travelled friend.
Greyhound- Good fortune.
Guitar- Happiness in love.
Gun- Trouble, quarrels.
Hammer- Overcoming obstacles, ruthlessness, work that is uncongenial.
Handcuffs- Trouble ahead.
Hare- Timidity, news of a friend.
Harp- Harmony in love.
Hat -A new occupation, a change. Bent and broken - failure likely. In bottom of cup - a rival. At side of cup - diplomacy.
Hawk -Sudden danger, jealousy.
Hayrick- Think before you act.
Head- New opportunities.
Heart- Love and marriage, a trustworthy friend.
Heather- Good fortune.
Hen- Domestic bliss.
Hill- Obstacles, setbacks.
Hoe- Hard work leading to success.
Holly- An importance occurrence in the winter.
Horse- Galloping - good news from a lover. Head only - romance.
Horseshoe- Good luck.
Hourglass- A decision that must be made.
Initials- Usually those of people known to you. If next to a triangle, the initials of strangers.
Inkpot- A letter.
Insect -Minor problems soon overcome.
Ivy leaf- Reliable friend.
Jester- Party or social gathering. Alternatively - avoid frivolity, be serious.
Jewelry- A present.
Jug- Gaining in importance, good health.
Kangaroo- Domestic harmony.
Kettle- Minor illness. Near handle of cup - domestic bliss. Near or at bottom of cup - domestic strife.
Key- New opportunities, doors opening. Crossed keys - success. Two keys near bottom of cup - robbery.
Keyhole- Beware of idle curiosity.
King- A powerful ally.
Kite- Wishes coming true, do not take chances, scandal.
Knife- Broken relationships. Near handle of cup - divorce. On bottom of cup - lawsuits. Crossed knives - arguments.
Lamp- Near handle of cup - money. Near rim of cup - celebration. On side of cup - personal loss. On bottom of cup - Postponed social event. Two lamps - two marriages.
Leaf- Prosperity, good fortune.
Leopard- News of a journey.
Letter- News. Near dots - news about money.
Lighthouse -Trouble threatening, but averted. Success through a friend.
Lines -Straight and clear - progress, journeys. Wavy - uncertainty, disappointment. Slanting - business failure.
Lion- Influential friends.
Lock- Obstacles in your path.
Loop -Impulsive actions could bring trouble.
Man- Near handle of cup - a visitor. Clear and distinct - dark-haired visitor. Not well-defined - fair-haired visitor. With arm outstretched - bearing gifts.
Map -Travel and change. The country it indicates could show a visit to that place, or represent someone from there.
Medal- A reward.
Mermaid- Temptation, an offer that is not what it seems.
Monkey- A flattering mischief-maker.
Monument- Lasting happiness.
Moon- Full - a love affair. First quarter - new projects. last quarter - fortune declining. Obscured - depression. Surrounded by dots - marriage for money.
Mountain- Obstacle, high ambition.
Mushroom- Growth, setbacks. Near handle of cup - a home in the country.
Music- Good fortune.
Nail- Malice, injustice, sharp pain.
Necklace- Complete - admirers. Broken - the end of a relationship.
Net- Traps for the unwary.
Numbers- Indicate a timescale, the number of days before an event occurs.
Nutcrackers- Difficulty is passing.
Oak -Good fortune.
Oar- A small worry, help in difficulties.
Opera glasses- A quarrel, loss of a friend.
Owl -Gossip, scandal, failure. At bottom of cup - financial failure. Near handle of cup - domestic failure.
Oyster -Courtship, acquired riches.
Padlock -Open - a surprise. Closed - a warning.
Palm -tree Success, honor, happiness in love.
Parachute -Escape from danger.
Parasol- A new lover.
Parcel -A surprise.
Parrot- A scandal, a journey.
Peacock- With tail spread - riches, land. Surrounded by dots - a life of luxury. Next to a ring - a rich marriage.
Pear- Comfort, financial ease.
Pentagon -Intellectual balance.
Pepperpot- A troublesome secret.
Pig -Material success brings emotional problems.
Pigeon -Sitting - an improvement in trade. Flying - important news.
Pillar- Supportive friends.
Pipe -Thoughts, solution to a problem, keep an open mind.
Policeman- Secret enemy.
Pot -Service to society.
Profile -New friend.
Purse -Profit. At bottom of cup - loss.
Pyramid -Solid success.
Question mark -Hesitancy, caution.
Rabbit -Timidity, be brave.
Railway- Long journey.
Rainbow- Happiness, prosperity.
Rake- Be organized.
Raven- Bad news.
Razor- Quarrels, partings.
Reptiles -Treacherous friend.
Rider -Hasty news.
Ring- Completion. Near top of cup - marriage. Near middle of cup - proposal. Near bottom of cup - long engagement. Complete ring - happy marriage. Broken ring or ring next to cross - broken engagement. Two rings - plans working out
Saw -Interfering outsider.
Scales -A lawsuit. Balanced scales - justice. Unbalanced scales - injustice.
Scepter- Power, authority.
Scissors- Domestic arguments, separation.
Shamrock- Good luck, wish coming true.
Sheep- Good fortune.
Shell -Good news.
Ship- Successful journey.
Shoe -A change for the better.
Sickle- Disappointment in love.
Signpost- Draws attention to the symbol to which it points.
Skeleton- Loss of money, ill health.
Snake -hatred, an enemy.
Spade- Hard work leads to success, or avoid taking side of cups.
Spider- Determined and persistent, secretive, money coming.
Square- A symbol of protection, comfort, peace.
Squirrel- Prosperity after a hard time.
Star -Good health, happiness. Five-pointed star - good fortune. Eight-pointed star - accidents, reverses. Seven stars together - grief.
Steeple -Slight delay, bad luck.
Steps- An improvement in life.
Sun- Happiness, success, power.
Swallow- Decisiveness, unexpected journeys.
Swan- Smooth progress, contented life.
Sword- Disappointment, quarrels.
Table- Social gathering. Surrounded by dots - financial conference.
Teapot- Committee meeting.
Telephone- Forgetfulness causes trouble.
Thimble- Domestic changes.
Toad -Beware of flattery.
Torch- A turn for the better.
Tower- Opportunity, disappointment.
Tree -Changes for the better, ambitions fulfilled. Surrounded by dots - your fortune lies in the country.
Triangle- Something unexpected. Point upward - brings success. Point downward - brings failure.
Trident- Success at sea.
Trunk- A long journey, fateful decisions.
Umbrella- Annoyances, a need for shelter. If open - shelter found. If closed - shelter refused.
Unicorn -A secret wedding.
Urn -Wealth, happiness.
Vase- A friend in need.
Vegetables -Unhappiness followed by contentment.
Volcano- Emotions out of control.
Vulture -Loss, theft, an enemy in authority.
Wagon -A wedding.
Walking stick- A visitor.
Wasp- Trouble in love.
Weather -vane A difficulty, indecisiveness.
Whale- Business success.
Wheel- Complete - good fortune, earned success. Broken - disappointment. Near rim of cup - unexpected money.
Wheelbarrow- A meeting with an old friend.
Windmill- Business success through hard work rather than brilliance.
Window -Open - good luck through a friend. Closed - disappointment through a friend
Wishbone- A wish granted.
Wolf- Jealousy, selfishness.
Wreath- Happiness ahead.
Yoke -Being dominated.
Zebra- Adventure overseas, an unsettled life.
Zeppelin- Delays, perseverance necessary.
An extensive list of animals symbols - some of these symbols meanings conflict with whats listed in the other. Go with which one feels right for you.
Alligator - aggression, survival, adaptability
Ant- team player, worker
Armadillo - active, nocturnal, protection
Bat - guardian of the night, cleaner
Bear - power, adaptability
Bear Paw - strength, mobility
Beaver - builder, gather
Bobcat - fierce, loner intensity
Brontosaurus - harmless giant
Buffalo - sacredness, life builder
Buffalo Skull - sacredness, reverence for life
Bull - strength, warning
Butterfly - metamorphosis, carefree, transformer
Camel - weary, enduring
Cat - independence, grace, healing
Cougar - leadership, courage
Cow - patience, stoicism
Coyote - prankster, insight, playful
Crane - solitude, independence
Deer - love, gentleness, kindness
Dog - loyalty, protection
Dolphin - kindness, play, bridge man to ocean
Dove-love, peace, gentleness
Dragon - wisdom, nobility
Dragonfly - flighty, carefree
Eagle - divine spirit, connection to creator
Elephant - long life, self-preservation
Elk - strength, agility, freedom
Fox - cunning, provider, intelligence
Frog - connection with water element
Giraffe - watchfulness, mobility
Goat - stubborn, omnivorous
Goose - faithful, communicative, traveler
Gorilla - brute strength, adaptability
Grizzly Bear - hunter, nature's pharmacist
Hawk - messenger, stopper of time
Hippo - linking water and earth, survival
Hopi Hand - life, creative, healing
Horse - stamina, mobility, strength
Hummingbird - messenger, stopper of time
Kangaroo - feisty, fun loving
Lion - power, strength, respect
Lizard - conservation, agility
Loon - solitude, song, romance
Manatee - peaceable, unassuming
Mastodon - lumbering giant
Monkey - playfulness, agility
Moose - headstrong, unstoppable, longevity
Mouse - timid, secretive, and sneaky
Orca - focus, power
Ostrich - fickle, fast moving
Otter - laughter, curiosity, truth, patience
Owl - wisdom, perseverance
Panda - playful, kindness
Pegasus - carrier of lightning
Pelican - ever watchful, grace
Penguin - playful, loving
Pheasant - confidence, attraction, perseverance
Pig - intelligence, hunger
Polar Bear - fearlessness, power
Quail - sacred spiral, ceremonial, Holy
Rabbit - alertness, resourceful
Raccoon - bandit, shy, determination
Ram - new beginning, teacher, hoarders
Raptor - speedy thief
Raven - trickster, mischievous
Rhino - durability, strength
Road Runner - speed, agility, cleverness
Salmon - instinct, persistence, determination
Scorpion - defense, self-protection
Seahorse - confidence, grace
Shark - hunter, survival
Skunk - wary, conspicuous, and intense
Snake - shrewdness, transformation
Spider - creative, pattern of life
Squirrel - trusting, innocence
Steer Skull - silent testimony
Stegosaurus - the covered lizard
Swan - grace, balance, festive
Thunderbird - caller of rain
Turkey - smart, elusive
Turtle - self - contained creative source
Unicorn - redemption, salvation
Water Buffalo - great strength, hard working
Whale - wisdom, power, cleanser
Wolf Paw - freedom, success, guidance
Zebra - family-oriented