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.
In realms of hope where dreams take flight,
We seek the seers, the bearers of light,
Guiding stars in the night's vast sea,
Those who unveil what's yet to be.
In shadows cast by the hands of time,
They share the future, in words that rhyme,
With eyes that see what others may not,
They weave the tales of what we've forgot.
Their wisdom, a beacon, a radiant glow,
Through life's dark currents, they help us to row,
Towards shores of promise, where troubles fade,
In their visions, a path to which we're swayed.
They're the architects of a brighter day,
Makers of destiny, guiding our way,
With heart and soul, they kindle the fire,
Igniting the dreams and our deepest desire.
In their words, we find solace and hope,
As they show us the way to truly cope,
With life's many challenges, twists, and turns,
Through their insights, our spirit yearns.
These gifted souls, who connect the dots,
Bridge the gaps, mend the tattered thoughts,
They make life better, with visions so clear,
A future to cherish, a world without fear.
So let us embrace their mystical art,
For in their wisdom, we find a fresh start,
A bond that transcends both space and time,
A brighter future, in each verse and rhyme.
With the seers and sages, we're forever tied,
To a world of magic where dreams coincide,
Together we journey, hand in hand,
Creating a future that's truly grand.
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