Do you have any superstitions? Do you believe in horoscopes, fortunes, tarot card readings, or psychics? Why or why not?If you don’t have superstitions, do you have successful routines...

Do you have any superstitions? Do you believe in horoscopes, fortunes, tarot card readings, or psychics? Why or why not?

If you don’t have superstitions, do you have successful routines or patterns? Please explain in as much as detail you can. Thank you very much!

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clairewait eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I think most people who practice a certain faith or religion often have (and are taught) very strong negative views about horoscopes, fortunes, tarot or psychics.  Every religion has its own holy text(s) or scriptures and if these things (the list presented above) are not in alignment with their religious scriptures, they are taught that they are not real.

I don't believe in them though, from a purely non-religious, practical standpoint.  First of all, if you read every single horoscope in the newspaper or a magazine on a given day, any of them could apply to pretty much anyone.  They are written in such a way that they say nothing and everything.  They are vague and universally applicable.  The same is true for psychics... they charge an exorbitant amount of money and all they are (in my opinion) is con-artists.  They have a keen ability to get their customers to supply most of the information themselves that they then feed back to them in the form of a "reading."

 

ako6777 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I tend to be superstitious.  I won't walk under ladders and I would freak if I broke a mirror.  I also believe in the use of Holy medals.  My dog wears a St. Francis medal so she will return to me if she is ever lost.  I also have Holy metals over doorways to keep evil out of my house.  I know they probably don't work, but i feel safer with them present.

I do believe in psychics.  I do not visit with them, but I believe they are possible. 

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
I do believe in this stuff, even though I think it's silly. The way I look at it, it's fun to believe in superstitions and fortune tellers. Sometimes we just can't help ourselves. I think even the most skeptical people want to believe. It's just human nature.