A symbol is an image, object or concept used to describe something else. Used in cultures as ancient as the ones
It is often said that a picture speaks a thousand words, and likewise a symbol can bring to mind complex contextual ideas that would take a very long essay to express. For exampl
e, the Christian cross or the Egyptian ankh speak volumes of meaning with only a few simple lines on paper.
When studying your tea leaves keep in mind that the meaning of a symbol is culturally and personally learned -- it is not the actual shape of the symbol but the ideas it evokes in you. A symbol's shape and design can be found in one culture to mean a totally different thing in another culture. Please refer to the symbol chart for examples. Enjoy your mystical journey!