Whether it is a movie, a book, or a life, it is human nature that is interested in what happens next and what the future holds. Because of this curiosity, a fortune-telling method was developed. There are a number of tools and ways to fortune the future. Forms popularized by gypsies (related to the story) are crystal (ball) gaze, tarot card reading, fortune telling, tea leaves and bones.
Fortune-telling is nothing but precise art and science. Those who have the fortune telling talent are called fortune tellers. This is actually a false label because it is not the fortune that the fortune teller actually sees, but the potential of the person’s future, love, finances, etc. All of these are based on the decisions that people currently make. In Filipino, the fortune teller is called Mungara and is literally converted to “guess”. In essence, this means that the fortune teller is probably guessing. Surprisingly, their guess was hit often enough that fortune-telling became a thriving business.
Despite its many forms, what seems to be the most trusted is astrology. There are different types of astrology, but the most commonly known are Chinese astrology (one of the oldest fortune-telling techniques created centuries ago) and Western astrology (created by Babylonian astronomers) is.
Chinese astrological signs change annually based on the lunar cycle. Therefore, their year begins with the first full moon of that year. The Chinese zodiac is based on 12 animals. Your animal is based on the year of birth. The signs for the 12 animals are: Rat, cow, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, chicken, dog, and boar.
The zodiac that people know better changes from month to month. Depending on the date of birth, there are signs of Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, or Capricorn.
Today, fortune telling nuts (whether fortune tellers or those who want to read the future) seem to be everywhere! From corner cafes to bookstores, interesting sections of newspapers, radio, television, websites and even call centers. The psychic hotline has been in fashion for many years. One notable person on the bandwagon is Dionne Warwick and her spiritual companion.
Fortune tellers who use astronomy use a lot of mathematics and research before making predictions. The results feel that, in addition to the position of the stars and the placement of the planets, they depend on the date and time of birth and the stars can make a somewhat accurate prediction.
Fortune tellers in the 21st century are more than fortune tellers. It also acts as a counselor or advisor to clients. They offer more than advice. They also provide comfort and polite ears at a very affordable price. Your favorite fortune teller becomes part of your life, sometimes turning from a simple fortune teller to a good friend.