Myths And Facts About Fortune Tellers

Fortune Telling - Myths & Facts
Gaze into the crystal ball, what’s the biggest myth of them all?

The art of fortune telling is mysterious and intriguing. Because it’s not widely understood, there end up being a lot of misconceptions around the art.

One of the biggest myths about fortune tellers is they all use crystal balls. While some do, fortune tellers can use any kind of tool, or none at all.

Let’s take a look at some of the things people commonly misunderstand about fortune tellers.

Myth: All Fortune Tellers Use Crystal Balls

The most popular depiction of a fortune teller is a woman gazing into a crystal ball. While we certainly use this image as a visual shorthand, fortune tellers are not limited to using a crystal ball.

Some fortune tellers like to gaze into a crystal ball, but it’s far from the only method of divination. Some psychics don’t like them because they can be heavy. A clear crystal ball can also start a fire if left uncovered in direct sunlight.

Fact: Fortune Tellers Use All Kinds Of Tools (Or None!)

Fortune tellers use their psychic powers to tell the future. How they do this is up to the individual psychic. If you’re not sure whether you want to go to a fortune teller or a tarot reader, no worries! You can find a psychic who does both.

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of methods fortune tellers use to divine the future:

Fortune tellers can use any tool, and some use none at all.

Myth: G*psies are Fortune Tellers

Fortune teller is not synonymous with “g*psy.” We have censored that word because it’s a term that has historically been used to persecute the Romani people. Many Roma people consider it to be a racial slur.

While many people in spiritual circles are unaware of its history and use it to describe a sort of bohemian nomadic lifestyle, we at encourage people to walk their spiritual path with cultural sensitivity.

The Romani people are an ethic group that originates from the Northern region of the Indian subcontinent. They are known for their nomadic lifestyles. They are a dispersed people, they are mainly found in Europe but also live in parts of Asia and the Americas.

Not all Romani people are fortune tellers. Fortune tellers also come in all ethnicities.

Fact: Romani People Have Rich Culture of Fortune Telling

While not every Roma person is a fortune teller, divination is deeply embedded in Roma culture. In fact, one of the reasons Roma people were persecuted by the church was this tradition of fortune telling.

In Romani culture, the art of divination is passed from mother to daughter. The method tends to vary by region. Western European Romas did more palmistry. In Eastern Europe Romani psychics would throw coffee beans to see patterns.

Many Romani women living today are psychics, but not all.

Myth: The Future Cannot Be Changed

This is a myth that makes a lot of people afraid to go to fortune tellers. They’re afraid the future can’t be changed. This is not true! 

The future is complex. Humans have free will, which absolutely affects the future. Let’s take a closer look at the ways fortune tellers do their divination.

Fact: Many Aspects Of the Future Are Affected By Your Free Will

The future has two aspects to it: fate and destiny. Fate is something that can’t be changed. Fate would be a fortune teller saying “it’s going to rain tomorrow.” As much as you may want to change that, the weather will be what it will be.

Destiny is your current trajectory. Destiny is looking forward to seeing where your path leads. So while it may be fated to rain tomorrow, it’s not necessarily your destiny to get wet. You can grab an umbrella, or maybe decide to stay inside.

If you don’t like the path you're on, a fortune teller can give you advice on how to change it. Remember, you have the power to decide your destiny. Choose your path wisely.

And Them’s The Fortune Telling Facts

Fortune tellers are amazing psychic advisors, but there are a lot of things people misunderstand about them. We hope this blog post helped clarify things about fortune tellers.

You don’t want your misconceptions to lead you to miss out on a great psychic. Fortune tellers can give great advice on love, careers, and anything else you’d want to ask a psychic.

When Hogwartz failed to send an owl to Casey at age 11, she decided to take her magical education into her own hands. Her main passion is tarot, but she has also studied astrology, numerology, and dream interpretation. She currently works as an online tarot reader and astrologer. By channeling the power of the cards, Casey can illuminate the past, provide perspectives on the present, and divine paths for the future. Casey Luft-Runner is also a featured author for the Icebreakrs blog, a dating coach, and an aerial silk dance teacher. Casey Luft-Runner is a proud “jack of all trades".

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