Ian Parkin is the author of this post.
There are all sorts of terms for those people who tell the future, and many types of divination tools may be used. This is a good thing because almost everyone today is curious to hear news about what their tomorrows may hold in store for them. Because of this curiosity, over time, a host of methods have become popular for divining information about the future such as crystal ball gazing, palmistry, and the reading of tarot cards, tea leaves, bones, runes and more.
Divination is anything but an exact art or science. One who predicts what happen in the future is most commonly known as a fortune teller. This is actually a mislabel, because fortune telling isn’t really predicting the future, it is more about the future based possibilities of a person's life, love, finances, etc. The outcome for all these parts of life is related to decisions that a person makes now.
In the Philippines, someone who makes predictions about the future is known by the word ‘manghuhula’ which literally translates to ‘someone who guesses’ from the root word: hulà, meaning “to guess”. Essentially, this means that fortune tellers are supposedly just guessing. Amazingly, their guesses hit the mark often enough that divination is now a thriving industry.
Despite its many forms, one prediction experience that appears to be most trusted is astrology. There are different forms of astrological knowledge, but the two most popularly known variants are Chinese Astrology (one of the most ancient divination techniques created centuries ago) and Western Astrology (created by Babylonian astronomers).
Chinese Astrological signs change on an annual basis, based on the cycles of the moon. Hence, their year starts with the first full moon of the year. The Chinese zodiac is based on 12 animals. Your animal is based on the year of your birth. The twelve animal signs are: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and boar.
The western zodiac is the one that many people are familiar with. Here things change by the month. Depending on your birth date you could fall under the sign of Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, or Capricorn.
People who use astronomy employ a lot of math and research before they give their predictions of the future. The result depends on the position of the stars and the alignments of the planets plus the date and time of your birth for them to feel that they can map out events in the future with a more or less accurate forecast.
Can palmistry predict future events?
A palm reader (also known as a palmist) predicts the future from reading the lines, marks, and patterns on the palms of your hands.
Can a crystal gazer predict the future?
Seeing the future by scrying into something shiny such as a lead glass, or clear quartz, sphere or even a dark mirror or water surface is a clairvoyant ability. The prognosticator will usually go into a light trance state where the visionary experiences can happen.
Do psychics tell the future?
Psychics are more than fortune tellers. Not only can we pick up on what may be likely to happen in some future event, we also act as counselors or advisers to our clients. Good psychic readers provide more than advice; we also provide comfort, an attentive ear, and spiritual guidance. Your favorite psychic might become an important part of your life and at times transform from simply being a person who tells the future to a good friend and confidante.
Oracle and tarot cards can sometimes be called upon as tools for a fortune teller to offer evidence on areas such as your past and current situation and then provide guidance with a vision of the future.
Nowadays you can contact someone who tells the future anywhere in the world! You are able to find a seer in the little cafe at the corner and every new age bookstore you know near you. Or online through websites and blogs, and they can be found through Facebook groups, Instagram accounts, and even YouTube channels without too much trouble.
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