How do you read tea leaf symbols? The rim designates the present; the side, events not far distant; and the bottom the distant future. The nearer the symbols appear to the handle the nearer to fulfillment will be the events foretold.
What do tea cups represent? For one, the teacup is symbolic in that during the U.S. slavery era, white wives of slave owners would use a gentle strike to their teacup to summon house slaves.
How do tea leaves tell the future? The cup is divided into three sections for prophesying: The rim symbolizes the present, the sides represent the near future, and the bottom of the cup signifies the far future.
What does a butterfly mean in tea leaves? Butterfly: success and pleasure. Candle: enlightenment.