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fortune-teller

a person who makes predictions about the future as by looking into a crystal ball, reading palms, etc.
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The COMPLEAT FORTUNE-TELLER was an old thick volume, which lay on a table at her elbow, so worn by pocketing that the margins had reached the edge of the type.
Shamans and fortune-tellers are not considered religious practitioners, but are categorized as service practitioners.
It was recently revealed that Rihanna is reportedly seeking help from fortune-tellers and psychics because she is afraid her fame will fade.
Whether predicting political upheaval on television or advertising exorcisms in Al-Waseet, Lebanese fortune-tellers blend religion, mysticism and psychology into a soothing spiritual balm for a country plagued by uncertainty.
As the New Year draws closer, the predictions of the fortune-tellers abound.
The demand for fortune tellers was illustrated - yet again - after it emerged that clairvoyants, soothsayers, fortune-tellers and astrologers with special powers have reported revenues worth hundreds of thousands of levs at the National Revenue agency.
It reported that Hamas police forced 142 fortune-tellers to sign written statements averring that they would stop trying to predict the future and sell trinkets that are supposed to offer personal protection, which apparently did not work to keep them free from Hamas police.
However, fortune-tellers predictions do not always come true.
If you recall JP Morgan was one of those brilliant financial fortune-tellers that didn't know there was going to be an economic meltdown until people were kicked out of their offices with cardboard boxes.
Rising economic and social pressures may be leading increasing numbers of Iranians to turn to fortune-tellers, seeking signs of hope for the future.
You see, it seems that via the powers of a new EU Directive, all players of tarot cards, fortune-tellers, mediums, seance sitters, psychic healers, astrologers, clairvoyants and three card tricksters must adorn their hoardings, adverts and websites with large disclaimers attesting to the "unproven nature" of what they do.
The activities of mediums and fortune-tellers are to be subjected to regulation by the Office of Fair Trading.