Fortune tellers have existed for millennia. Humans have always desired to know what the future prepare for them. Who doesn’t want a glance – even if only for a few seconds – at the cosmic plan to see whether our destiny lies in riches or ruin? Therefore, fortune tellers have developed many kinds of divination methods to help people reach their dream. Let’s take a look at some of the methods to see how the fortune teller works and discover some secrets of fortune telling.
1. Divination by laughter and cats
Some of the methods for foreseeing the future are simply bizarre. For instance, geomancy involves carefully listening to hysterical laughter (or even animal noises) to look for hints about the future. Fortune tellers who practice felidomancy claim to divine the future by observing cats. Everybody knows that the presence of a black cat predicts bad luck, but do you know that sneezing is a cat’s way of forecasting rain?
Animal lovers will not be enthusiastic about this, but there was one popular method of fortune telling employed in ancient times called haruspication. It required someone to cut a recently butchered animal and place its intestines onto the ground to see whether the bloody entrails formed any symbol. That symbol could be interpreted as a portent of things to come.
2. Numerology, phrenology, and palmistry
Many believe that a person’s name (and even how many letters are in a name) give important hints to what their future may hold. One form of divination related to the skull could precisely predict not only an individual’s personality but indeed their future. The science of phrenology was not a weird belief; it was wildly popular among well-educated Americans and Europeans in the 1800s.
There are numerous kinds of fortune telling methods. Many of them are still practiced today, including studying numerology, consulting tarot cards, reading tea leaves, and analyzing the lines on a person’s palm.
3. Dream interpretation
For millennia, dreams have been considered as a fortune telling tool. There is a thriving source of books, DVDs and fortune tellers that claim to foresee your future by interpreting your dreams. For instance, dreaming about an attic means you will reopen an important friendship; dreaming about walnuts indicates losses and financial ruin in business. (If you frequently dream about eating walnuts in an attic with a close friend while you lose money, you might want to seek therapy.)