It's the start of the New Year 2010 and with this comes new gadgetry, movies, music, and sales from previous goods. However, in as much as people are excited to go try the next big thing, or at least spend for drop priced sales there is another craze that most of us try to delve into: fortune telling.
It is either done either before the year ends or as a new year enters or has entered. Fortune telling is said to be associated to divination, a religious practice often characterized by gaining answers through certain rituals. It calls for spirits either coming from cosmic belief, nature or from nature itself. Fortune telling is predicting what will happen in the future through mystical means.
People have often considered what will happen to them in a new year that consultations from experts in predicting one's luck and providing advices for a harmonious living is at the upscale. Throughout the years many means on checking out a person's fortune was formulated. There are those who use tools like the very popular crystal balls and tarot card, while there are some who seem to get their edge through an ability called clairvoyance which is usually acquired through opening a person's third eye. This way has also been believed to be effective means of people finder for those who have not heard of their relatives in years.
Some of the most famous ways of predicting the future (and getting advices on how to prevent bad lucks) are the following:
Astrology is a way of reading fortune through celestial bodies (stars or planets). Their placing in the sky somehow shows what will happen to a person depending on his birth sign or his date of birth (which usually shows the positions of the bodies at that time not to mention how they relate to the present celestial movements). This is where Zodiacs and Horoscopes come into view.
Numerology is determining a person's future through the number that represents him. This is usually done by adding up the numbers which represent each letter of a person's name. For each total, there is also a representation of his attributes plus his harmony with the year's number.
Cartomancy is fortune telling through cards. It can either be regular playing cards where each leaves correspond to a certain meaning, or tarot cards which each symbols has a certain meaning plus a pull for other cards.
Palmistry is another way of foretelling whatever is coming for a person. It is done through reading the lines and the mounds of the hands.
Feng Shui comes from the Chinese belief with regards to respecting both heaven and earth. The balance of the elements are usually read, which can bring good karma and overthrow the bad. Businesses usually use this belief thinking that it is because of this that most Chinese are great in raising their companies or works to the top of the scale.
There are many more ways known to man that brings about certain ways to predict the future. During early years this is usually done by seers to see if a kingdom should go to conquer a certain land or whether they will win the war. At present this is has become a tool to attract good fortune both in career, business and love life---a certain soul mate people finder tool so to speak. There are times that this practice may seem silly yet due to unexplained reason there are events which bring us to believe that they are real. Whatever the reason is there is no harm in trying as long as it is done with an expert and is well informed. It is best to take on this certain predicting method as a head start to avoid what is a reasonable cause of harm and to continue on those that may constitute to good fortune. Remember that there is still a higher power that knows all things and helps us through anything (plus that fact that He is only a prayer away). We and He the almighty holds our destiny.
Simone Holly is a freelance writer, with experiences working as a marketing executive in a leading authority on the web when it comes to conducting background check and especially searching the criminal records, with the largest database consisting of over 26 billion government records is provided.