Fortune tellers are not necessarily psychics. These types of people are those who practice the art of ostensibly predicting what is going to happen in the future — generally of a particular individual — through mystical, spiritual or psychic means. This practice is usually intertwined with divination, the practices of which are being done in the early times.
These fortune tellers are also associated with the gypsies, the women in the early era who tells other people’’s fortunes through astromancy, cartomancy, crystallomancy, cheiromancy and also through tarot cards. Though in the modern world of today, fortune telling already widened its scope. Unlike what fortune tellers do years and centuries back, fortune tellers today focuses on other aspects of the human life such as money, family, romance and career. This move was made to increase the number of people who approaches fortune tellers. Seemingly so, commercial gain has become the sole reason for fortune tellers to do such acts. Quite clearly, focusing on the more popular concern of mankind has established fortune-telling as a lucrative business.
You are misguided if you think that you can only find fortune tellers in carnivals and psychic fairs. In fact, you may also see them in commercial establishments and other public areas — they are even made easily accessible with certain technological advancements. Telephone consultations grew in volume in the early 90s and still continues to grow to this day. Only now, the present-day fortune telling can also be done through the Internet. The only thing that was left unchanged in the modern times is that, most fortune tellers are women.