List of Symbols


The following are possible Forms found in Cups and some of the meanings applied to them in the fields of Divination and Fore-Telling


ACORN – at the top means success and gain: At the bottom means good health.

AIRCRAFT – journey; if broken means danger of accident; can also mean a rise in position

ANCHOR – rest, stability, constancy; at bottom means clouded, inconstancy

ANGEL – Good news on the way, someone is watching for your best interests

ANT – you are in industrious person, but there is more work ahead

APPLE – knowledge, achievement

"Apple, Snake and Saffron" out of the Series 'Undrinkable Coffee Rests'

AXE – difficulties; if at top overcoming of difficulties; someone near you may be planning to stab you in the back with lies, deceit

BABY – something new, pregnancy, small worries

BAG – a trap; if open, escape

BALL – completion, variable fortunes

BEAR – trouble ahead

BELL – harmonics, creation, spiritual, unexpected news; good if near the top, good news, wedding to be set

BIRD – there is a journey to be planned soon, will be pleasant and productive

BOAT – lifepath, (note size and speed of boat), and visit from a friend, protection

BOOK – you will find your answer by something written, if open it’s good news; if closed you need to investigate something

BUSH – new friends, opportunities, something growing in life

BUTTERFLY – transition, transformation, Butterfly Effect, fickleness

CABBAGE – jealousy; with dots, at work

CANDLE – sacred light, creational flame, help from others

CAP – trouble, take care

CAT – deceit, a false friend, Cat Headed Beings, keep eye on treacherous friend/relative

CHAIN – DNA, engagement, a wedding, chain link, karma

CHAIR – a guest

CIGAR – new friends

CIRCLE – success, completion; with a dot, a baby

CLOCK – alchemy of time and consciousness, better health

CLOUDS – trouble; with dots, many problems; if flecks scattered, troubles soon over, if solidly grouped, financial woes will soon materialize

COIN – change in financial status, money coming

COMB – an enemy

CROSS – protection, sacrifice, sacrifice

CUP – reward, blood lines

(Dancer) "Bailarina" out of the Series 'Undrinkable Coffee Rests'

DAGGER – warning, danger from self or others, power, beware of recklessness

DISH – trouble at home

DOG – good friend, Sirius, celestial connotation, Egyptian god, Anubis; if at bottom, friend needs help

DOOR – opening (to something new) or closing (old issues and relations), spiritual (portal), odd event

DUCK – money coming

EGG – good omen, creation, new beginnings, sacred geometry

ELEPHANT – wisdom, strength, luck, Ganesh, trunk up indicates overcoming obstacles

ENVELOPE – message coming, positive or negative

EYE – creation – open (awakening) – closed (something not seen)

FACE – a change, may be a setback

"Fat nose, Fat lips" out of the Series 'Undrinkable Coffee Rests'

FAN – hand held (pleats) – rotary (4, time divination, numerology), flirtation

FEATHER – ascension, lack of concentration

FENCE – limitations, minor setbacks, not permanent

FINGER – which finger, pointing in what direction, pointing to god; emphasizes whatever sign it points at

FIRE – sacred flame, at top achievement; at bottom danger of haste

FISH – good fortune

FLAG – denotes nationality, danger

FLOWERS – love or important honor may come to you

FLY – domestic annoyance, minor annoyance may become major problem, if not addressed immediately

FORK – speak with false tongue, false flattery

FORKED LINE – decision

FROG – be ready for dramatic change in life

FRUIT – fruitful, prosperity (depends on the fruit which goes to seeds and planting something new)

GATE – opportunity, future success, ancient civilization, portal, doorway

GLASS – integrity

GLOW – enlightenment, a challenge

GOAT – be careful of enemies

"Mountain Goat" out of 'Undrinkable Coffee Rests'

GRAPES – happiness

GUN – anger, sex, quarrels

HAMMER – hard work needed, getting a point across

HAND – creation, if open means friendship; if closed means an argument

HARP – creational harmonics, love, harmony

HAT – head, consciousness, improvement

HAWK –  jealousy

HEART – chakra, pleasure, love, trust, compassion, someone is there in whom you may confide

"When a Hippopotamus quietly departs..." out of the Series 'Undrinkable Coffee Rests'

HORN – abundance

HORSE – if galloping means good news; if just the head means a lover or nebula

HORSESHOE – good luck, attraction, Earth’s magnetics, Omega or Leo, closure, go ahead with your plans

HOUR GLASS – time running out, need to decide something, synchronicity, illusion, creation, take more time for decision

HOUSE – security, change, success

ICEBERG – danger, planetary meltdown, ice age, consciousness frozen in Time

INSECT – depends which one, problems are minor and easy to overcome

JEWELS – DNA, Pearls, Diamonds, gifts

"Diamonds in Coffee setting" out of Series 'Undrinkable Coffee Rests'

KANGAROO – harmony at home

KETTLE – any illness is minor

KITE – wishes coming true, flying free

KNIFE – broken friendship, hidden enemy, avoid misunderstandings with those close to you, Mind your health, beware of potential lawsuit

LADDER – promotion, a rise or fall in life, DNA

LAMP – turned on means enlightenment, at the top means a feast; at the side means secrets revealed; at the bottom means postponement

LEAF – new life

LETTER – news

LINES – if straight means progress; if wavy means an uncertain path

LION – Leo, Omega, Closure, influential friends, strength, Zoroaster

"Lion" out of the series 'Undrinkable Coffee Rests'

LOCK – obstacles if closed – new information unfolding if open, lock and key are phallic symbols of creation

LOOP – loops of time and creation, avoid impulsive actions, slinky effect

MAN – near handle, a visitor: clear and distinct, a dark person; vague, a light coloured person

MASK – something hidden, excitement, insecurity

MOON – if full, romance is ahead, a half-moon is time to leave old projects and move on to new ones, a quarter moon warns against making hasty decisions

MOUNTAIN – obstacles or a specific area, great goals, or difficulties

MOUSE – theft

"Jumping Mouse" out of the Series 'Undrinkable Coffee Rests'

MUSHROOM – at top means journey or moving to the country; near bottom means rapid growth; if reversed means frustration

NAIL – injustice, unfairness

NECKLACE – complete, admirers; if broken means danger of losing a lover

NEEDLE – recognition, admiration

OAK – health, long life, tree of life

OCTOPUS – danger, 8, infinity

OSTRICH – travel, not seeking a truth

OWL – gossip, scandal, aliens owl symbology

PALM TREE – success, honor, place were they grow

PARASOL – open (you will glean insightful information), closed (something hidden), raining (water symbology of creation); new lover

PARROT – repeating something, a twin, a journey, people talking and saying nothing

PIG – greed or prosperity

PISTOL – danger

PURSE – at top means profit; at bottom means loss

QUESTION MARK – need for caution

RABBIT – need for bravery, time and illusion

RAKE – watch details, planting seeks, reap what you sow

RAVEN – bad news, death that leads to new beginnings

RING – phone call, coming full circle, near the top means marriage or the offer of marriage; at bottom means long engagement; if broken means engagement broken off

ROSE – Rose bloodline, creation, flower of life, love, may be accompanied by a fragrance in the room, popularity

SAW – interference, tear apart, something viewed

SCALE – legal issues; if balanced means just result; if unbalanced means unjust result

SCISSORS – quarrels, possibly separation

SHEEP – good fortune

"Sheep's Head" out of the Series 'Undrinkable Coffee Rests'

SHELL – good news, nautilus, golden ratio, sea of creation

SHELTER – danger of loss or ill-health

SHIP – worthwhile journey

SHOE – sole/soul, condition of shoe is important, transformation

SNAKE – DNA, wisdom, or if the snake is attacking, an enemy, a small misfortune may only slightly impede your plans for success, you shall overcome the effects

SPIDER – weaving together, reward at work

SPOON – generosity

STAR – health and happiness, hope, heavens, Isis and other goddesses, female energies,

SUN – happiness, success, power

SWORD – arguments

TABLE – social gatherings, outside the box

TENT – travel, cover, hidden truth

THIMBLE – changes at home

TORTOISE – criticism, usually beneficial, slow-moving, Turtle Island (Earth)

TOWER – disappointments

TREE – improvements, of life, creation, book of life, your life path

TRIANGLE – something unexpected, 3 in a relationship, pyramids, 3, third dimension

UMBRELLA – annoyances

URN – wealth and happiness

VASE – a friend needs help

VIOLIN – egotism

VOLCANO – harmful emotions

WAGON – a wedding, wagon wheels (wheels within wheels)

WASP – romantic problems

WATERFALL – prosperity

WHEEL – if complete means good fortune; if broken means disappointment

WINGS – messages

WOMAN – your great desire is for love and happy family life

WOLF – jealousy

YOKE – domination

ZEBRA – adventure, especially overseas, black and white


– List gathered from various sources –


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