I had my palm read at The Korean Folk Village, a while back, but the analysis was general. If I eat right and exercise, I’ll have health and longevity. If I find a suitable man, we can make a happy family. If I work hard, I’ll come into money and career success. Chung and I laughed. His fortune was similar.
But fortune telling in Korea is more popular than you’d think
When society becomes unstable, it’s easier to believe that events are preordained. In Kangnam, South of Seoul, there are dozens of tents lined up with fortune tellers who provide the service for a mere 3,000W (3USD).
I read in the Korea Times that, over New Years, more than 100,000 Koreans seek their fortunes online, as a form of entertainment. But when it comes to Horoscopes, Koreans believe your blood type defines your personality, not your astrological sign.
Here’s a Blood Type Personality Chart:
Best Traits: Conservative, introverted, reserved, patient and punctual. Perfectionists. Worst Traits: Obsessive, stubborn, self conscious and uptight.
Best Traits: Creative, passionate, animal loving, optimistic, flexible and individualistic. Worst Traits: Forgetful, irresponsible, and self-centered.
Best Traits: Cool, controlled, rational, introverted and empathic. Worst Traits: Aloof, critical, indecisive and unforgiving.
Best Traits: Ambitious, athletic, robust and self-confident. Natural leaders. Worst Traits: Arrogant, vain, insensitive and ruthless.
Does your blood type suit your personality? Let's hear it!