Fortune telling by date of birth – this is my 2018

Have you ever thought that your future could be written already? What do you think about palm reading, tarot cards or fortune telling by date of birth? In South Korea there are many places to go to get your fortune told. I was quite curious so I went with Seul Ki and Mary to see how it is.

It was like a normal shop with tables and no peculiar interior. So all the ideas of a fortune teller being like in Harry Potter were washed down the drain.

In the shop there was an older Korean lady ready to tell our future. There were different kinds of styles of fortune telling such as palm reading, tarot cards or getting to know your upcoming year by date of birth.

First I was curious about the palm reading but the lady said it is so broad and not that interesting so I changed to know how my upcoming year will be.

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A famous fortune teller was near KHU so we did not have to take the subway. We just crossed the road and walked a couple shops further.

To be able to tell my future the fortune teller needed to know my date of birth as well as the exact time I was born. This she wrote down in her notebook. Then she took out another notebook in a spiral binder, which was full of Chinese characters. I could see it had been used very often. Then she started counting something that looked a bit like she was doing calculations. After some fortune telling/calculating she could start telling my future, which apparently will be pretty good!

Oh, and if you go to a fortune teller in Seoul it is in Korean so my buddy came and translated for us (so nice!). We all got our fortune told by our date and time of birth and time and Mary also tried the tarot cards.

My upcoming year according to a fortune teller


I will travel a lot during the upcoming year (yay!). I will enjoy going from one place to another.

Work and studying

I will get rich. First I will work with something that has to do with money, such as an accountant or working in finance (I am very curious how I will end up in this job). Then I will stop working at a company and start my own business. As it is my own business it will be more sales oriented. More work will probably happen in June.

Even though I will be good at earning money, I will be bad at studying. But I will be good in languages and maybe learn a new one too. So 2018 will be very busy for me.

Health and friendships

I will feel good, have good self-esteem and self-love. I will not get angry often but when I do it is like a bomb.

However I should take care of my health and think of my liver. I will eat very good food next year. But July and October will be bad months for my health.

I will have many people around me all the time and meet many new friends. I will choose someone out of the crowd that I will get to know better. However, I should be aware of what other people are saying to me and about me behind my back. And I should focus on being kind.


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Post fortune telling snap.

I will find a boyfriend. Best months for this was already this December and continue to January. He will be calm, understanding and down to earth, which is what I need according to the fortune teller as I am very independent and outgoing. He will also be rich, and that is why I choose him.

“Will I be very in love with him”, I asked. The answer was that for this boyfriend I think smart rather than with my heart. As I will meet many new people it will most probably be someone I do not know yet.

So my 2018 will be pretty good according to the fortune teller. I will get rich, get a boyfriend, travel, start my own business and have a lot of friends (many new friends too!). The bad side is that my health will be a problem and that I need to think of other people and what they are saying about me.

What about Mary’s and Seul Ki’s future? They had different things set for them in 2018. For example Seul Ki will be very busy and probably marry someone from another country (but maybe not yet in the upcoming year) and Mary will have a lot of competitors and be busy studying.

Have you been to a fortune teller? Did you have a similar experience or a different one? Share your thoughts as a comment on this post – I am looking forward hearing your experiences as well!

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