The shape of any letter at the bottom of a teacup indicates the first letter of the name of a person that has influence either over the situation or the petitioner. I would add that this is probably a person the petitioner already knows as the letter is completely meaningless in any context if it is not recognizable to him/her.
With numbers, which in my research over the last few weeks come up a lot more frequently than I would have thought, the meanings are more specific.
1 ~ ambition, a leadership role, excitement about a project/undertaking
2 ~ partnership, love interest or friendship
3 ~ written communication including writing for a living or musical talent
4 ~ hard work or the settlement of an argument or disagreement
5 ~ possible public speaking; a significant change
6 ~ harmony; a happy home and/or personal partnership
7 ~ decision made on intuition or a spiritual awakening
8 ~ good business decisions; possible promotion to an executive position
9 ~ volunteering or other altruistic venture; a flash of insight
Note that numbers are read separately; in other words a 5 and a 4 together are not 54 but simply two single numbers next to each other. If they are touching, their meanings strongly influence one another. Depending on the petitioner and their question, I might interpret that combination as a significant change in the petitioner’s life brought about by hard work or a court settlement.
Next week, we’ll look into geometric shapes (which will include that circle you may have thought would have been read as a “zero”). Vendredi heureux ~
Header: Telling Fortunes by Harry Roseland c 1900