“Can a fortune teller really predict my future?” “Should I trust a fortune teller?” That’s the kind of questions people ask me when they find out about my great interest in mysticism and the occult. I would often tell them about my interesting experience visiting a fortune teller as a teenager.

It was a warm summer afternoon. My friends and I were looking for some excitement in the last days of our vacation before starting high school. So we decided to go to the local fair and have fun. He was wearing a tank top and shorts, and he was barefoot, my favorite outfit to this day. We came upon a tent with a sign out front that read “Have a world famous fortune teller tell you your fortune”. I thought it was interesting. I didn’t believe in any of it, but being an adventurous and rebellious teenager, I wanted to go in and find out what it was like to visit a fortune teller. I was even thinking of teasing the fortune teller by asking him some weird questions.

My friends were more interested in trying their luck in winning some stuffed animals in the arcade game. So, I went into the store alone. The fortuneteller was a middle-aged woman dressed as a gypsy, in a colorful dress and headscarf, and all kinds of strange jewelry. She looked quite funny, and I couldn’t help but laugh. I quickly covered my mouth and pretended to cough.

The fortune teller greeted me: “Welcome, young lady. Take a seat, I’ll get in touch with you right away.” So I sat down and put my feet up on another chair. “Hey, get your dirty feet off my meat!” the fortune teller shouted. I jumped a little and said, “Oops, sorry, Mom.” Looking at his stern face, I tried hard not to laugh again.

He pulled out his chair and sat down at the table across from me. Before even asking me questions, the fortune teller summed up my emotional state at the time. She said that she just broke up with my boyfriend, whom she considered the love of my life, and she felt a deep sadness inside me. He was stunned. How did he know? Before I had a chance to recover, she told me that she was not going back to him. He was completely devastated, as he expected her to say otherwise.

I was laughing a minute ago, and now I found myself crying in front of the fortune teller. To make matters worse, I didn’t have a tissue and neither did she. So, I had to wipe my tears and runny nose on my shirt. How embarrassing! I felt like the fortune teller turned the table for me. He was planning to make fun of her, but it turned out that I was the one who felt humiliated.

However, the fortune teller showed some compassion. He tried to comfort me and told me that the universe had something better in store for me. He said that he should let my old boyfriend go because he would soon meet my true soul mate. This handsome man and I would get married and have kids, drive a big truck, and live happily by the sea. However, I didn’t really believe him, as I thought he was just saying those things to make me feel better.

When I met my friends outside, I told them what a great experience it had been. “This gypsy fortune teller looked into a giant crystal ball and told me that he would meet my prince charming and we would live happily ever after.” We all had a good laugh and continued our fun at the fairgrounds.

The events that took place after my visit with the fortune teller were quite amazing, if not bizarre. A few months later I heard that my old boyfriend went back to her previous girlfriend and married her. Shortly after, I met another guy. He was a few years older than me and he was absolutely gorgeous. We had a very passionate relationship. However, there were some things about him that my parents didn’t like and disapproved of our relationship.

However, the fortune teller’s words kept ringing in my ears. Although at first I didn’t believe him, deep down I kept hoping that he was right and that this boy was the love of my life. So I decided to leave my parents and run away with him. We lived together in his beat-up old pickup truck that he parked near the beach. It was a lot of fun at first, and I was having the time of my life.

One day I found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend freaked out when I told him. Since he was still a minor, he could not have an abortion without my parents’ consent and he said that he was not ready to have a child. Being scared and confused, he took the easy way out and left me. So much for being a soul mate. So I decided to have the baby and my parents were kind enough to let me move back in with them, even though my dad actually let me have it.

So, did the fortune teller’s predictions come true? Yes, in a twisted way. Would she go see another fortune teller to tell me my future? Probably not. I believe that we shape our own lives with our thoughts and actions. Today, my daughter and I are living our lives to the fullest and we believe that good things are always waiting for us. We don’t need a fortune teller to read our future as we know all is well.

Yes, there are legit fortune tellers and psychics who can predict your future based on the vibrations they can pick up, and I cannot discredit them. Some people find comfort in hearing about their good fortune, and that in itself will raise your vibration to a higher level. However, as I said, I personally believe that we have the ultimate control over our own lives.

Therefore, the decision to see or not to see and trust a fortune teller is completely yours. If you decide to check one out, you should first do your homework so you don’t fall victim to scammers who are just after your money.


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