Fortune Telling by Observing Animals

If someone can foretell just by looking at animals, then you would think it is craziest form of astrology. This particular theory is known by several names such as zoomancy, alectryomancy and theriomancy. This particular method of fortune telling can actually foretell a person’s future using animals.

We all have heard of animal instincts and usually they are very reliable. This particular art is more than 2400 years old and it was practiced in Italy. The foreteller would use a hen or a rooster and then draw a circle on the ground. Around it 20 letters are written in Etruscan language; and in front of each of the letters is seeing a snake good luck, a grain will be placed. When the hen or the rooster picks the grain, the letter is noted and then it used to predict the future. It is somewhat related to the Ouija board.

The Babylonians used the Ox and splashed water on the head of an ox that is sleeping. The ox’s reactions were noted and the foreteller used to make seventeen possible predictions based on the reaction. In India people use a parrot to draw a set of cards just like tarot cards in front of it. These birds are trained to pick out the cards and then the foreteller begins to deduce the bird’s instincts for you. It is practiced even today.

Africans from Zande would place two leaves on an ant hill and based on what leaf the ant eats predictions are made. There are several other predictions or omens that we hear about animals like a black cat should not cross the oath or a dog should not howl in the night. These animals are known to bring good or bad predictions through their actions.

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