For centuries people across the world have tried various means to divine what the future holds for them……pendulums, spirit boards, tarot cards, crystal gazing, palmistry or even from the pattern left by tea leaves or coffee dregs in the bottom of a cup! Heck, I have tried a few just for the fun of it
But have you ever had your future told by………a bird??
Meet the parrot astrologers of Tamilnadu!
Parrot Astrologers foretell your future with the help of green parakeets (the rose ringed in this instance), called Kili in Tamil, hence the name Kili Jodishyam. The parrot is trained to pick up cards from a deck on cue, and choose that one perfect match, from which the astrologer interprets the clients future and answers specific questions!
One astrologer said in an interview “It is a science. Out of my 10 predictions, at least one will come true in life.” Really?
He added “But people are losing faith in parrot astrology these days” I wonder why!
This post is in response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme – Tradition
Do check out her post on the Latin American tradition of Quinceañera and other intriguing traditions here.