Grand Rabbi of Kosov, Hagon Rabbi Shrage Favish Hager Shlita, said this Friday-night that going to [Jewish] fortunetellers [even those who are accurate] is not in the spirit of Torah.
(Paraphrasing not exact quote:)
“Going to fortunetellers [face and palm readers] will make you have less faith in your one power of prayer, even when they tell you accurate information”…..
“We know of the Tzadikim who knew a lot [through their “Ruach Hakodesh”] and did not reveal with clarity to those who came to them anything about their private future. They would simply give a blessing or give advice, but not fortunetelling all out. Because they saw it as going against the teaching of “Amunah and Bitachon…..
“Shaul Hamelach, because he went to ask the prophet if he is going to win the war was punished to get killed by sword, he should have relied on G-D and not try to get predictions of even a true prophet”…..
During the “Divrey Torah” the Rabbi explained that “in the times the Jews gave “Trumah”, the Kohanim – who were known for their great spirituality got all the “Trumah” donations. It was very tempting for non popular Kohanim to become fortunetellers using bones of the dead known as “Ove-VeYedonie” methods to get attention to themselves and get Trumah Donations. That’s why the Torah says “Lunefesh Lo Yetamu”/ they should not touch dead bodies. We should not use those methods – only prayer, Amunah-and-Bitachon is to be used for Parnoseh and other needs”….