Since ancient times man has strived to search out the unknown. His pursuit of knowledge
of the future has led to the creation of many different methods of fortune telling
such as astrology
, numerology, I–ching, crystallomancy (reading of a crystal ball), palmistry (cheiromancy), as well as
to mention but a few. Fortune Telling
is defined as the practice of predicting the future, usually of an individual, through mystical or supernatural means.
requires an accurate time, place and date of birth of the concerned person, their name is also of help. From these
details, the horoscope chart prevalent at that exact point in time, at that particular location is cast. Applying the laws of astrology, allows an astrologer
to make predictions
about the future depending on the position of different planets, their characteristics and the transits that will pass.
Tarot card readings
- Advantages of Astrology:
In the right hands astrology can be very accurate, particularly with relation to the timing of events. Also, providing a definitive answers in astrology is usually
possible. That is, you should always be able to get a definite ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to a question and even if the answer cannot be determined, there will be a specific reason as to why this is so. But, in order to make an accurate
prediction, exact birth data is almost essential and the questions asked should be as specific as possible. Astrology
is not only a means of predicting the future, but can also provide effective remedies to adverse situations.
- Shortcomings of Astrology:
Astrology may not always be suitable for ascertaining minute details, particularly if this relates to someone who is concerned with the person who is having their horoscope analysed.
For example, if someone wants to know the finer details of their future spouse or if they relocate what the exact nature of the new location will be, astrology may not always be able to provide such details. Astrology is good at predicting events, but may not be able to describe the details of that event. Finding the details to an event depends on the astrologer‘s ability to analyse the meanings of the positions of the planets in a chart and a
good astrologer will often employ other predictive methods such as numerology or psychic ability as a guide.
- Astrology is suitable for:
Life's more serious matters, for understanding the past (even past lives), present and future. Astrology also provides solutions, as unfavourable planetary alignments and transits can be rectified with remedies like talismans or gemstones. Analysing the compatibility of two people can be also quite accrately done through astrology, of course the exact birth details of both person is necessary for this.
involve the user drawing his or her choice of cards from the pack. The tarot reader
is then required to use their psychic
ability to interpret card meanings and thus divine the future. Even the most accomplished tarot card readers find it difficult to objectively interpret their own cards and therefore rely on others to make readings for them.
Ancient civilizations, have held that all information about the past, present and future is recorded in the very fabric of the Universe. According to Hindu mythology, the 'Akashic Records', which are located in the depths of the Universe, hold this information and this is available for access to anyone with a sufficiently elevated level of consciousness. This may not be as far fetched as it seems. Today, some theoretical quantum physicists suggest that our consciousness maybe made of quantum information that merges with a 'Universal Consciousness' or intelligence, when the body no longer exists.
This YouTube video offers an intriguing explanantion of the scientific reasoning behind this theory.
- Advantages of Tarot Cards:
Tarot cards are a well rounded form of fortune telling, it can provide accurate details for almost any future event. Unlike astrology, the exact time and place of birth of a person for a reading, but their zodiac sign is required.
- Shortcomings of Tarot Cards:
Again, unlike astrology it is not necessary that the answer to a question will appear in a Tarot reading. There will be be details of future events, but jumbled thoughts can throw up jumbled readings. Making a correct reading depends entirely on how well the Tarot reader interprets the layout, in relation to the question, hence experience is very important. Also, predicting the correct timings of events requires sufficient practice.
- Tarot Cards are suitable for: Tarot card are suitable for providing accurate details about all major areas of life, even if these may be somewhat trivial.
are solely reliant on the intuitive powers of the fortune teller. Psychic ability is a power that has to be developed through practice and is categorised as an extra-sensory ability, also known
(Extra Sensory Perception). This also includes clairvoyance and precognition and involves focusing one's consciouness so that knowledge contained in the 'Universal Consciouness' can be accessed. This is why many psychic fortune tellers have to practice meditation to help elevate there levels of spiritual awareness. Discerning a genuine psychic from a fraud is the greatest limitation of this method of fortune telling.
- Advantages of Psychic Readings: You find out exactly what you want to know. Psychic readings are the quintessential form of fortune telling, where the psychic actually sees or perceives the future.
- Shortcomings of Psychic Readings: It is obvious that you are entirely reliant upon the psychics ability and honesty and as only very few people possess this rare gift, finding a reliable psychic is
very difficult. Also, the details of a reading are very much open to interpretation.
- Psychic Readings are suitable for: As a psychic perceives the future, in theory almost anything can be predicted.
- Finding a suitable Psychic: Choose from our list of expert psychics and chat online about your future.
Cartomancy is the ancient method of predicting the future with cards. It is impossible to trace the prehistoric beginnings of cardlore, as divination by the cards is of great antiquity. One theory holds that Europe obtained playing cards from the East, notably India and China after the invention of paper. Indian cards have many distinctive elements, such as being round, being generally hand painted with intricate designs and comprising more than four suits (often as many as twelve).
Ancient Chinese ‘Money Cards’ have four suits:
- Coins (or cash).
- Strings of coins (which may have been misinterpreted as sticks from crude drawings).
- Myriads of strings.
- Tens of myriads. These were represented by ideograms, with numerals of 2–9 in the first three suits and numerals 1–9 in the ‘Tens of Myriads’.
The first cards may have been actual paper currency which were both the tools of gaming and the stakes being played for. The designs on modern Mahjong tiles and dominoes likely evolved from those earliest playing cards. The Chinese word p‘ai is used to describe both paper cards and gaming tiles. Another theory separates the cards of the West entirely from those of the East and holds that Western cards originated in northern Italy early in the 15th century (1420–1440). While in medieval Holland, the Dutch invented a game called ‘Ik ben de meester van het heelal’ which means ‘I am the master of the Universe’. This was followed by the introduction of a similar Italian made a game called ‘Soro il padorone dell Universo’, which means ‘Master of the Universe‘.