What does a dog mean in tea leaf reading? A dog symbolizes good friends if near the top of the cup, unfaithful friends if near the middle and secret enemies if at the bottom.
What do letters mean in tea leaves? This fixed point designates “letters to” the consultant or “journeys away from”, “visitors to be expected”, distance “to and from”, etc. The cup is divided into three parts. The rim designates the present; the side, events not far distant; and the bottom the distant future.
Where does tea leaf reading come from? Tea leaf reading, also known as tasseography, is said to have origins in Asia, the Middle East, and Ancient Greece, with Middle Eastern cultures typically using coffee. However, modern tea leaf reading began in the 17th century, when tea was introduced from China to Europe.
What does a seahorse mean in tea leaves? According to Wright and Marrama, seahorses can be interpreted as lucky and a source of protection, which I took as a welcome sign.