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Dial 1-800-99-Tarot look familiar From Kenny Kingston and his group of psychics to Dionne Warwicks psychic friends we have all seen or heard of the infamous psychic hotlines Palm readers to Psychic Advisors to Tarot readers they are taking the country by storm At this point in time the majority of the urban population have either consulted a psychic advisor or know of someone who has The question is why Why has this section of astrology reached this level of popularity in the United States To answer the question many aspects and sections of astrology and fortune telling must be examined Fortune Telling is the practice of predicting the future through psychic means such as the interpretation of signs andor communication with supernatural forces Many people use astrology as a method of fortune telling Other methods include palmistry the practice of interpreting the lines in hands cartomancy the prediction of the future using special cards such as Tarot cards and necromancy in which people predict the future through communication with the spirits of the deceased Some methods of fortune telling involve clairvoyance the ability to perceive events or objects beyond the range of the senses Although fortune telling has little support in science it remains popular in many countries including the United States People have practiced various forms of fortune telling for thousands of years It became a widespread practice in many ancient societies particularly among rulers who often sought advice from fortune tellers In ancient China for example emperors had court astrologers and special diviners who predicted the future using a set of sticks called the I Ching which are used in a way similar to Tarot cards Tarot is the name given to the oldest playing cards still in common use both for card games and as the basis of a branch of the fortune telling art The tarot was brought from the east to Italy in the 14th
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