It's close enough to a fortune telling, a Chinese woman I know gave me a reading one day after a late lunch. It is based on the Chinese pillars that map out your life. It's been studied for thousands of years. She told me of my past through it (and it was REALLY accurate) and then she told me my future. A map may be close enough to fortune telling, after all, palms don't change either. It was cool and made me interested in learning more about these pillars.