As promised in the article, “What is Tasseography,” here is a brief list of symbols that may be encountered when reading tea leaves. Some could be delightful as the symbol of an apple or disappointing as seeing the symbol of an axe during your reading. Below you will find an interesting collection of symbols:
Acorn: Success and gain; if it is seen on the bottom of the cup, it refers to good health.
Aircraft: Refers to a journey; if the aircraft appears broken, it refers to an accident that may occur
Anchor: When it appears on the top, it refers to stability; when on the bottom, it deals with cloudiness
Baby: Small insecurities
Ball: Varied fortunes
Bell: Unexpected news; if it is on top, it means the news will be good
Birds: Good news
Boat: Refers to a visit from a friend
Book: Open books mean good news, closed books means you will have to research something further.
Chain: Engagement or a wedding
Candle: Help from others
Cigar: A new friend
Clock: Refers to better health
Coin: Money may be in the future
Clouds: Trouble; if it appears in a series of dots, it refers to the possibility of numerous problems
Cross: Suffering or sacrifice
Comb: Refers to an enemy
Dagger: Danger from yourself or others; it is also a sign that you might need to beware
Dish: Refers to trouble that you may be experiencing at home
Dog: A good friend; if you see it on the bottom of the cup, it refers to a friend that may need your help
Door: An odd event may occur
Duck: Refers to money that may appear in the future
Egg: Good omen; creation; a fresh start
Elephant: Wisdom, strength and luck
Envelope: Good news
Eye: Refers to creation
Face: A change may come, usually means that it is some sort of setback.
Feather: Suggests a lack of concentration
Fence: Refers to limitations, minor setbacks, as well as things that are not permanent within your life
Fire: When it is seen on the top, it refers to achievement. If it appears on the bottom, it suggests danger.
Fish: Good fortune
Fly: Refers to an annoyance within your domestic life
Fork: False flattery
Forked Line: A decision must be made in the near future.
Gate: Opportunity, as well as success in the future
Glow: Suggest a challenge in the future
Goat: Suggests that you should be on the lookout for enemies
Gun: Suggest anger, as well as sex
Hammer: Suggests that hard work on your part may be needed
Hand: If the hand is open, it refers to friendship, but if it is closed, an argument may arise
Harp: Love, as well as harmony
Hat: Improvement. This symbol especially refers to a new job or career.
Heart: Refers to pleasure, love, as well as trust