Uncover hidden tea leaf meanings

An iris is a plant which is native to North America and Eurasia.

Its roots stay alive even when the top part of the plant seems dead; during winter, it withers and die, but in Spring, it springs up and blossoms again. As a symbol, it represents hope in the middle of adversity. If you happen to see an iris plant in your teacup, it will mean that,

Detailed meaning of the Iris tea leaf symbol

Top of teacup: if you find an Iris at the top of your teacup, it means that the struggle is real, but you are managing quite well. You are downtrodden with life's worries and cares to the extent that, you feel like giving up, but the inner spirit in you is so strong that it never says die! With so many problems and other life issues surrounding you, it seems you still can hold your head high and manage them.

Middle of cup: if you see an iris in the middle of the teacup, it means that you are on the border of giving up due to the several serious problems that you are facing in your life. You have to maintain your toughness in order to be able to make it. The losers are the ones who give up easily and you are not one of them. Nothing good comes easily, you have to work hard in order to achieve your goal.

Bottom of teacup: An iris at the bottom of your teacup means that you have given up fighting for what is rightfully yours in life due to problems that you faced in the past. You are drowning in sorrow and anguish due to the fact that, you have a weak inner self. You need to rise up, pick up the broken pieces and try to work out what is great in your life because there is still some hope in the middle of the hopelessness that you are encountering. Even if the outside world is viewing you as written off, your inner self can still fight back.

Scattered in the cup: scattered iris in the tea cup are an indication that you are one person who, when problems present themselves to you. Do you feel sometimes it is the end of the world? Are you getting stressed? But at times, you manage to fight back and recover from the fall. At times you have a spirit of resilient, and at times you are hopeless. Try to stabilize yourself in order to have a strong foundation which cannot be brought down amidst diversity.


It is important to be strong even when you are faced with tough problems in life; whatever the problems. There is definitely solutions, as long as you look hard for them.

By Florance Saul
Apr 1, 2013