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Author Topic: Saw a Ninja Turtle in my tea leaves (odd results from divination)  (Read 1488 times)

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Last week, I saw a Ninja Turtle in my tea leaves. Needless to say, my how-to book did not list a meaning for this :) It was quite distinct, though: head, shell and an arm.

Has anyone else ever had any unusual images appear in a reading? How do you go about interpreting something like this?

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Re: Saw a Ninja Turtle in my tea leaves (odd results from divination)
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2016, 09:53:34 pm »
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Last week, I saw a Ninja Turtle in my tea leaves. Needless to say, my how-to book did not list a meaning for this :) It was quite distinct, though: head, shell and an arm.

Has anyone else ever had any unusual images appear in a reading? How do you go about interpreting something like this?

 
Well, obviously one has to start figuring out whether it's Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello, or Raphael. ;)

I don't know from tea leaves, personally, but I'd personally approach it in terms of figuring out how I felt about the odd representation, or what its symbols signified to me.  (Which are basically two ways of approaching the same idea, in different modes - one instinctual/symbolic based, one rational/language based.)
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Re: Saw a Ninja Turtle in my tea leaves (odd results from divination)
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 07:51:42 pm »
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Well, obviously one has to start figuring out whether it's Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello, or Raphael. ;)

I don't know from tea leaves, personally, but I'd personally approach it in terms of figuring out how I felt about the odd representation, or what its symbols signified to me.  (Which are basically two ways of approaching the same idea, in different modes - one instinctual/symbolic based, one rational/language based.)


Thus far I've been sticking to ... conventional? Prescribed? meanings as listed in books, partly as a way to reduce the possibility of only seeing what I want to see in readings. I'm still getting my method down; I spent a year just getting used to seeing images in the leaves without trying to assign meanings to them.

Even then, I haven't got any idea what a Ninja Turtle means to me. I was never any big fan, that was more my brother's thing. Only I'm pretty sure it wouldn't signify the same thing a plain old turtle.

Sometimes I wish there was a bilingual semiotic dictionary, with symbols listed by signifier in one half and signified in the other half. That would be so useful.

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Re: Saw a Ninja Turtle in my tea leaves (odd results from divination)
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2016, 11:28:23 pm »
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Even then, I haven't got any idea what a Ninja Turtle means to me. I was never any big fan, that was more my brother's thing. Only I'm pretty sure it wouldn't signify the same thing a plain old turtle.

 
I asked the Celt what he thought, and he said, "My Rohrschach answer is: Time to go get pizza!"  And then he noted that these things depend heavily on the person doing the reading anyway, and wandered off into nattering at divination theory in a not terribly coherent way.
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Re: Saw a Ninja Turtle in my tea leaves (odd results from divination)
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 06:13:09 pm »
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I asked the Celt what he thought, and he said, "My Rohrschach answer is: Time to go get pizza!"  And then he noted that these things depend heavily on the person doing the reading anyway, and wandered off into nattering at divination theory in a not terribly coherent way.


Hmm ... in fact, I did attend a social event involving pizza this week *ponders*

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Re: Saw a Ninja Turtle in my tea leaves (odd results from divination)
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2016, 07:17:31 am »
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Even then, I haven't got any idea what a Ninja Turtle means to me. I was never any big fan, that was more my brother's thing. Only I'm pretty sure it wouldn't signify the same thing a plain old turtle.

My psychology-heavy side wants to ask; and how do you feel about your brother? Maybe the turtle was supposed to represent him for you? I don't have experience with these sorts of things, though. I've only looked at tarot.

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Re: Saw a Ninja Turtle in my tea leaves (odd results from divination)
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2016, 08:35:47 am »
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Re: Saw a Ninja Turtle in my tea leaves (odd results from divination)
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2016, 06:21:26 pm »
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My psychology-heavy side wants to ask; and how do you feel about your brother? Maybe the turtle was supposed to represent him for you? I don't have experience with these sorts of things, though. I've only looked at tarot.


I doubt it - I read over my previous post again and my wording kind of made it sound as if my brother is a big fan of TMNT - he isn't, he was just somewhat more interested in it than I was at the time. It's a tenuous association at best.

I suppose Tarot (as well as runes) is somewhat different because there is a fixed set of symbols, so you're never going to get one that nobody's seen before.

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Re: Saw a Ninja Turtle in my tea leaves (odd results from divination)
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2016, 07:07:31 am »
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I doubt it - I read over my previous post again and my wording kind of made it sound as if my brother is a big fan of TMNT - he isn't, he was just somewhat more interested in it than I was at the time. It's a tenuous association at best.

I suppose Tarot (as well as runes) is somewhat different because there is a fixed set of symbols, so you're never going to get one that nobody's seen before.

 
Apparently there is a new movie coming out soon. Maybe it was informing you of that, though why it would is beyond me.

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Re: Saw a Ninja Turtle in my tea leaves (odd results from divination)
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2016, 07:47:45 am »
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Last week, I saw a Ninja Turtle in my tea leaves. Needless to say, my how-to book did not list a meaning for this :) It was quite distinct, though: head, shell and an arm.

Does the book(s) have a meaning for a plain old turtle? If so, that might be a place to start.

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Has anyone else ever had any unusual images appear in a reading? How do you go about interpreting something like this?

I had a friend who would always get strange symbols in dreams that were not in any dream book (one example I remember was giant vacuum tubes). Dream symbols and their meaning can be very personal, I suspect symbols in tea leaves are just as personal.
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