Fortune Teller Cards
The use of playing cards for fortune telling was first recorded in England during the middle of the seventeenth century. It was already practiced elsewhere, including France. Nostradamus, a 16th-century French prophet, was known for predicting future events. The English Renaissance saw the peak of fortune-telling in Britain. During this time, learned men devised elaborate schemes to encapsulate their knowledge. One of these societies was the Mercurii of London. The use of playing cards for fortune telling is thought to be related to the practice of astrology.
The Fortune Teller card appears on many different decks, some with an illustrated fortune on the back, while others may contain a more simple fortune. Some fortunes have a symbolic meaning, such as the talisman of the zodiac, while others are based on historical events. The fortunes shown on the deck below are taken from “Every Lady’s Own Fortune-Teller”, a 1793 publication.
Although the origins of fortune-teller cards are not known, the practice has evolved over time. Since ancient times, fortune-telling cards have fascinated many people. Carreras Ltd published a variety of cards in different sizes in 1926. These cards were printed through chromolithography at B. Dondorf in Germany. These cards were then included in packs containing “Black Cat” cigarettes.
Fortune telling cards have become popular worldwide, and they are now widely available in the United States. They are made to fit any fortune-telling machine. Many include an astrological chart at the back. On the back, you’ll find the twelve zodiac signs, flower, and birthstone. These cards are often sold in packages of 500, and come with 37 different fortunes to choose from.
You can use a fortune teller card to connect with the spirit realm. It can help you find lost loved ones. Through their assistance, a medium can contact those who have passed on, and help you talk to them. A fortune teller card can also help you make important decisions in life. The card can tell you about your future and reveal important information about the past.