You’ve finished the cup of tea and you’re looking at a clump of tea leaves in the bottom of your cup. What does it all mean? What are they trying to tell you?

Believe it or not, even an experienced tea leaf reader might have some trouble figuring out what the tea leaves are trying to say – at first. An experienced tea leaf reader knows it is important to study the cup from as many angles as possible, turning the cup this way and that, to fully understand the meaning of the leaves.

The reader will look at where on the cup the symbols occur. Generally, a cup represents a month in time (though this is not always the case). Symbols at the bottom of the cup are further away in time than tea leaves found closer to the top of the cup. So, a symbol found at the bottom of the cup indicates that the event will likely not happen for three to four weeks. Something found at the top of the cup will likely happen very soon.

If the tea leaf symbol disappears almost immediately after viewing, it may mean that whatever the symbol was indicating is no longer important – the issue is fading away. Symbols that are larger and clearer indicate that this is an important issue in your life right now. The thicker the symbol, the larger the impact it may have on you.

Two symbols next to each other means that they are linked somehow. The farther apart they are, the less they are related. If they somehow connect to each other, they are closely related to each other.

By now you’re probably wondering what each symbol means! Well, that’s something we’re not going to cover right now. There are tons of symbol directories out there both online and in the library you could use to check out what they mean. If you do that, though, you should keep in mind that every symbol could be interpreted both positively and negatively. That’s why it’s probably best to see an experienced tea leaf reader. They generally have more practice figuring out which symbols are good omens and which are not.