Does psychic reading work

Does psychic reading work DEFAULT

Here at FiveThirtyEight, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to predict stuff. The science of prediction is pretty hard to get right consistently. But in keeping with the philosophy of exploring other schools of predictive thought, I decided to go to one of the classic sources of predictions — a tarot card reader — to find out what she had to say about the future, and how those predictions would stack up against rigorous statistical analysis.

First, let me come clean: Getting your tarot cards read is really, really fun. My reader, who goes by Angela Lucy,1 has been practicing for more than 20 years. Her place of business is a kitchen table in an apartment near Union Square in Manhattan. I paid via PayPal half an hour before my reading; Lucy operates by appointment only. According to her business card, the readings are “for entertainment purposes only” — a state law, designed to target unscrupulous mediums, requires this caveat — and they imbue the therapeutic aspects of talking about stuff that’s bothering you with the mystical trappings of supernatural forces.

I had four readings done: about dating, my job, my friends and a more general one. I got two kinds of testable statements from them: inferences about who I am — my past and present — and forecasts about my future.2 Let’s look at what’s allegedly in store for me, and what the stats have to say about those predictions.3


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Dating

You want someone who’s confident and stable. You’ve been taking some chances but they haven’t worked out. Even though you’re looking, you’re not going to succeed this summer. People around you think you’re sad and think you need someone. Your friends all think you’re lonely.

So there’s a whole lot to unpack. My situation seems pretty grim. According to the tarot card draw, I’ve recently failed at a relationship,4 I’ll continue to fail for the foreseeable future,5 and my friends know it and think I’m miserable.6 And while it’s not exactly a reach to suppose I’m looking for someone who’s stable — who knows, maybe I’m not past that phase where I seek out an emotionally parasitic arrangement that leaves everyone involved bitter and damaged indefinitely — seeking out a confident person is a pretty good bet.

According to a paper published in the Universal Journal of Psychology, the most desired characteristic of a romantic partner among both men and women is “loyalty,” which is a pretty reasonable stand-in for stability in a relationship. Going further back, a paper from the Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality found that honesty and trustworthiness — qualities that underpin “stability” — were the attributes college students most sought in their romantic partners. And while “confidence” wasn’t looked at explicitly, we can see a few features of confidence among the most desirable attributes, such as being “friendly and sociable,” being “expressive and open” and having an “exciting personality.”

What about the tarot reader’s inferences of my recent and future dating failure? In February, Mike Develin of the Facebook data team analyzed the rates of relationship formation in major American cities. Among the top 50 population centers in the U.S., New York (the metro where I live) ranked third — behind Detroit and Los Angeles — in the percentage of people who were single. New York also had the third-worst relationship formation rate, behind only San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

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A New York psychic can probably get a lot of wins by guessing that a single person who sits down at the table has had some dating trouble, since the city is full of single people and boasts an abysmal relationship formation rate. On the other hand, tarot card readers in Memphis or Milwaukee can probably be a little bit more bullish on the relationship front, since there’s a substantially higher rate of new relationships in those cities. A reader in Salt Lake City or Colorado Springs could almost certainly tell her subject some good news.

I was also curious about how confident Lucy could be in her prediction that I would fail on the dating front for the foreseeable future. She said that I’d have a lot of work with no reward at least until the end of the summer, but I may have luck around Christmastime. I had my reading on Aug. 4, and summer’s done Sept. So she was basically saying I wouldn’t be in a relationship in the next 50 days, but maybe I’d find someone between day and day What are the odds I’d prove her wrong?

I emailed Christian Rudder, one of the founders of the online dating site OKCupid, who said it takes the typical person days from joining the site to leaving because he or she finds someone.7 (There’s an important caveat here: Rudder cited the median time between a person’s join date and his or her most recent quit date, which matters because 14 percent of the time people leave and come back.) This number overestimates the time it takes to find someone, but it’s enough to validate Lucy’s forecast: I probably won’t find someone in the next 50 days, and I might not until after Christmas, either.

Finally, let’s dive into the whole friends thinking I’m miserable thing. That prediction kicked off a whole set of worries, mostly because nobody wants to think that his friends think he’s miserable.

So I decided to ask them. I sent out a quick survey to my friends, asking how strongly they agreed with various statements about my emotional and occupational states — sad, angry, successful, happy, lonely — and 15 responded. They mostly disagreed that I was sad, mostly agreed that I was happy, and were surprisingly split on whether I was lonely.8

The moral of the story is that everyone should send a survey to their friends because they will probably feel pretty good afterwards.


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Work

You’re not completely comfortable at work. You’re new there. And you’re already wondering if you want to leave.

Wow, this is awkward.

We can find a lot of data about workers’ satisfaction, how much time people in different age brackets have spent on the job, and the percentage of millennials who are ready to leave their current gigs.

So how do we figure out how many reporters like me are “completely comfortable” with their work? A paper from Tom W. Smith of the University of Chicago found percent of editors and reporters were “very satisfied” with their jobs, which means the rest were not. This puts Lucy’s estimation that I’m not completely comfortable at about The paper looked at job categories, and ranked them in terms of job satisfaction. Here are the top and bottom five:

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Some percent of reporters and editors considered themselves “very happy” overall. This puts my profession essentially in the middle of the pack when compared to the rest of the workforce — somewhere between the 50th and 60th percentile according to the study. So all things considered, reporters have it pretty good.

I am new here, and Lucy’s prediction is a sensible one given my age. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has lots of data on job tenure. A report from January showed that almost half of to year-olds had been in their jobs for 12 months or less (I’m 23). The median tenure was years in my cohort.

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As for “already wondering if you want to leave,” that goes beyond my personal gig writing words and speaks more to my generation. This prediction makes sense because I am a shiftless millennial who, in the eyes of most older generations, wouldn’t understand loyalty to my employer even if it matched my k. Gallup’s State of the American Workplace study found that more than one in four millennials said they would leave their jobs in the next 12 months if the job market improved, a larger share than of any other generation, according to the report.


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Friends

Your friends are going to start getting married, and that’s an obstacle for friendship.

According to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green University, the median age for women getting married was in ; it was for men. For men and women with a college degree — the vast majority of my friends — the median age of first marriage was for women and for men. This means that I’ve still got some time before half of my friends that will get married are actually married. Many of my colleagues — some of whom are in their 30s — are probably past the point where most of their friends who will get married are hitched.

For what it’s worth, as part of that survey I sent to my friends, I also asked if they had any intentions of getting hitched in the next two years. Like a dark cloud of marital bliss forming on the horizon, of my 15 friends, one said very likely, two said somewhat likely, one said neither likely nor unlikely, six said somewhat unlikely, four said very unlikely and one said impossible. So that’s 20 percent of respondents giving it better than even odds. Crap.

Oddly, there isn’t a ton of data out there about the effect that marriage has on a person’s relationships with his friends. But anecdotally, I imagine it isn’t great.

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Person of interest

You will meet a woman with brown or red hair.

Lucy predicted that I’d meet a person before the end of the year who would have some sort of impact on both my personal and professional life, a woman with brown or red hair. Lucy speculated that she may likewise work in media.

I’m almost certain that this will happen. Here’s how I know: We can get a ballpark estimate of the probability that I’ll meet such a person knowing only a few things. First, how many people I’ll become friends with between now and the end of the year, and second, the probability that I meet someone in New York who has brown or red hair and is also a woman. We can get a pretty solid estimate for the first number by looking over my Facebook activity feed. While it’s hardly perfect, it’s a decent stand-in for the rate at which I meet new people. I had added 17 new friends from the beginning of to the date of my reading, which breaks down to about new friends per month. Assuming I kept up the same social clip, I could expect to add 12 new people by the end of

So what are the odds that one of those people is a brown- or red-haired woman? New York City is 53 percent women, 47 percent men. For hair color, we need to make a few guesstimates because the statistics are so rough — if we use a liberal definition of “brown or red hair” to include “anything that is not blonde hair,” using the data from this somewhat specious page we’d see that 78 percent of the Northeast U.S. population falls into that category. So non-blonde females comprise a guesstimated 41 percent of the New York City population.9

So the probability that at least one of the 12 people I’d meet over the next five months is a member of that population is a whopping percent.10 In fact, even if our assumptions about hair color were dramatically off, I’d still be pretty much guaranteed to meet someone who fit this bill. Even if only percent of the New York City population were composed of women with brown or red hair, I’d still meet at least one person matching the prediction 90 percent of the time.


So what?

You don’t go to a tarot card reading to accurately predict your whole future; you go to talk about what’s bugging you. The bonus is that sometimes the reader is right. Moving forward, there’s a chance that some of Lucy’s predictions that stuck with me will register, in retrospect, as hits. This is probably going to be the result of confirmation bias, because I’m human and everybody is susceptible to confirmation bias.

All told, Lucy made some pretty reliable predictions here. Part of it is, probably, that I’m a guy with some pretty basic questions on my mind — she said that almost everyone who walks in for a reading asks about love and work — and another part is probably the interpretation of predictions that are, generally speaking, pretty vague.

So which were Lucy’s most bold predictions, and which were her safest?

On its face, meeting a woman with brown or red hair seemed like a bit of a stretch, but when we looked at how many people out there fit this description and how fast I’m meeting them, it’s a nearly certain bet. Other safe predictions were the looking for confidence and stability in a partner, being unsuccessful at dating in New York, and being relatively new at my current job. And, of course, on a long enough timespan she’ll be right about those weddings.

Other ones were more like propositions. Predicting dissatisfaction at work was close to even odds, as was predicting that my friends think I’m lonely. A lot of them do! But on the other hand, a lot of them also pushed back on the idea that I was sad.

The boldest one was thinking that I want to leave my job. Only one in four millennials are eyeing an exit, so that was a bit of a risk. And while the prediction that I won’t find someone to date during the summer was prescient, the idea that I’ll find someone around December may very well not be. It takes a while, we found, to get something going once you start looking. That’s a pretty comforting finding to come out of all of this.

I could even see the effect of confirmation bias in the couple of days after I met Lucy. For instance, when I thought back on the reading, I remembered that Lucy had mentioned I would travel soon. I registered that prediction subconsciously as a hit because I’d planned a trip for the end of September. On the other hand, she also predicted that I would go boating or fishing soon, which does not really stand out on a list of activities I could conceivably do living in Jersey City.

But the main thing with this whole experience is that everyone is basically acting in good faith. “I want my readings to be helpful,” Lucy said. She has a swath of repeat customers: “They do followups, apparently I’ve been accurate. They don’t think I’m just whistling ‘Dixie.’” Whether it’s the angels or just probability, the reading certainly felt helpful. And it’s also worth noting that the vast majority of the reading didn’t comprise concrete predictions, more just advice and thoughts and ideas on how to approach problems, albeit infused with a splash of the metaphysical.

And most of all, the reading never claimed to be immutable. One thing that makes people a little reluctant to get a reading, Lucy said, is that it involves giving up control. But the big advantage comes from what people do afterward. In other words, maybe the success of the enterprise is based on reminding people of events that could probabilistically transpire. Maybe rather than confirmation bias being an argument against the whole process, it’s the thing that makes it work. Lucy told me that things are probably going to suck for a bit for me. If she’s right, I’m prepared for it, and if she’s wrong, then who cares? Even though predicting exactly what’s going to happen is hard, we can broadly predict a lot of things about people and the future with a little bit of reading.

Sours: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/tarot-card-prediction-statistics/

Online Psychics: Best Psychic Reading Sites In

Getting a professional psychic reading might be the optimal way to discover yourself, find a purpose in life or overcome a difficulty. It is simply about guidance going in the right direction when in doubt. However, this industry can be a bit tricky, and browsing online psychics will give you lots of different options &#; which one is the best then? How do you know you can leave yourself in good hands when making a decision?

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The good news is that while you might be skeptical about this industry, you can get precise and genuine psychic predictions over the Internet as well. You can find phone psychics or chat psychics, meaning you do not necessarily need to visit them in person. A bit of research is mandatory before making a final decision. A little education is just as handy, especially if this is the first time you go to a psychic or at least to an online one.

It is worth noting that while you can find individual psychic websites, you will also find specialized portals gathering more psychics together. Basically, psychics have to register in order to be able to provide their services. They will be screened upfront, so they need to prove their skills and experience. They are then categorized by multiple criteria, meaning you can find someone with the right specialization in no time. Here are some of the best-rated portals in this industry.

Top 5 Psychic Reading Websites

  • Mysticsense &#; A Lot Of Trusted Psychics
  • Keen &#; Great For Newbies
  • Kasamba &#; Top Tarot Card Reading Psychics
  • AskNow &#; Best Phone Reading Psychics
  • Oranum &#; Good Choice For Video Calls

Mysticsense &#; Modern Website And A Lot Of Trusted Psychics

MysticSense has a modern website and stands out in the crowd. You can tell it is up to date with the latest trends in this field, meaning it is also a good choice for psychics &#; both psychics and clients know they will find the newest innovations in there.

When looking for psychic readings online, browsing does not require an account. Once you find someone you want to go on with, you will need to register. The process is quick and easy, but get ready to be asked for more details &#; such as your location, timezone and so on.

Why is this relevant? Simple. You will get in touch with online psychics from all over the world. They might be up and available when you are sleeping. MysticSense gives you their working hours and availability in your timezone, so it makes the conversion &#; no more math and hassle.

As you log on, feel free to search. At this point, every website out there has some filters. You can search by location, price, ratings or perhaps specializations. MysticSense goes a bit further and also allows you to search for more criteria at the same time.

For instance, you might be interested in finding your love, but also in discovering your life path. You may want a psychic who provides direct readings, without taking you slowly. Then, you want someone who relies on tarot cards, rather than crystals or other tools. You can have all these things in the same search.

Types of readings

MysticSense is not the stuffiest website out there. Too many subcategories will be confusing, as your issue could fall in more of them. It is somewhere in the middle &#; simply put, you only have what you are after.

Each category has very specific subcategories. For example, assuming you are after love, you can find specializations based on cheating hearts, affairs, grief counseling, toxic relationships, LGBT relationships and so on. Each category out there has a bunch of subcategories for better results.

Contacts and communication

Most online psychics will provide chat and phone readings. There is no such thing as the best psychic reading environment &#; you simply have to choose what you feel comfortable with. MysticSense goes a bit further.

To some people, a face-to-face connection is a must. They want to see the psychic face to face, so a chat psychic reading or a phone psychic reading will not work. Luckily, many psychics on MysticSense also allow video calls, so you are in great luck.

Pricing and value for money

MysticSense is slightly cheaper than other psychic portals out there. Of course, some of the best psychics out there will still charge a lot, but most of them will ask for affordable rates. There are also no hidden schemes or pricing packages &#; you get what you pay for, simple as that.

Free trial

MysticSense has its free trial as well. You will get five free minutes, which you can split over more psychics. In other words, you have enough to try out a few different psychics and determine whether or not you two vibe.

Kasamba &#; Vetted Advisors And A Free Trial

Kasamba is a psychic network allowing independent psychics to provide their exclusive services. Psychics are thoroughly researched upfront, so you will get a professional psychic reading from someone with experience.

Previous clients can leave reviews based on their experience, so you can obviously see the top-rated advisors, the amounts of reviews they have, and their ratings. You can easily ignore the ones with a poor rating.

The search function is comprehensive and will let you search for love psychic predictions, medium readings, tarot readings and so on. There are a bunch of specializations to choose from, as well as various subcategories.

Once you find someone for your psychic readings online, click to chat and you will be asked to login or register. The registration is straightforward and barely takes a few minutes. If the psychic is in another meeting or offline, you can always request a callback or a notification once they are available again.

Types of readings

The classic psychic reading is probably the most popular choice out there. It could be anything &#; from tarot to crystal readings. Tarot readings are more popular than others and most psychics rely on the classic 78 card deck.

Dream analyses are also in demand lately. Find out more about the repetitive clues inside your dreams. Furthermore, psychic predictions based on astrology are not to be ignored either. Your date of birth, name and planet alignment will give the psychic some more information about you.

Last, but not least, most people will be intrigued about their love life. You can get love psychic readings online without too much hassle &#; more specializations too, such as LGBT, affairs, children and so on. More and more people are after career forecasts too &#; again, more subcategories there.

Free trial

Whether you are after phone psychics or chat psychics, you are less likely to find the perfect advisor from the first try. This is why you need to browse the market, keep searching, look at reviews and find someone specialized in what you need help with.

Kasamba allows three free minutes. These minutes apply to each psychic. Chat for a few minutes and if you do not vibe, move on to another psychic &#; again, chat for a few minutes before making a final decision. This is a serious plus over other websites, who provide a few free minutes overall.

Contacts and communication

Some people are simply not comfortable dealing with phone psychics. You are not the only one in this position. There is nothing to worry about &#; Kasamba also provides access to chat psychics. Most psychics can handle both types of communication, but they can also discuss your needs over email.

Website and application

The Kasamba website is intuitive and fairly simple to use &#; no experience needed whatsoever. The portal has also released its own application, which is free to download and use on both Android and iOS devices. It has the exact same features as the website, with a plus &#; push notifications.

Asknow &#; Good Rates And Great Customer Support

AskNow is quite straightforward. You get on, search for a psychic and introduce a few criteria. Go through specializations, psychic ratings and reviews until you find someone suitable for you. Once you decide on one, click to chat and you will be asked to log on or to register.

The registration is quick and simple. Once in, you can get in touch with your psychic online if they are available. They might be busy with someone else or perhaps offline. There are a few other options if they are not available.

First, you can request a call back. This option is great if you know you are going to be available for the next few hours. Second, you can also book an appointment. Booking an appointment will give you more options. However, you should know that top-rated psychics are booked well in advance.

Communication and contacts

You can get a phone psychic reading or a chat psychic reading over AskNow. The portal does not provide access to video calls. Simply choose the option you are more comfortable with and make sure your psychic is available &#; they can feel and connect to your aura even if you do not meet face-to-face.

Free trial and special offers

AskNow provides access to five free minutes. They apply overall and not to each psychic individually. You can use a few minutes with a psychic, then another minute with someone else and so on. Assuming you do your research upfront, you should find someone who vibes with your aura in no time.

AskNow also provides some introductory offers. Just like on any other psychic portal out there, each psychic will charge differently. It depends on the rating, experience and specialization. Real psychics and famous psychics will obviously charge more than cheap psychics.

This introductory offer gives you a specific amount of minutes for a fixed price. You can buy 20, 30 or 40 minutes for the same price per minute. It is relatively low and can give you a good start when trying to find a good psychic.

Types of psychics

There are three types of real psychics on AskNow and each category falls in a different price range. These price ranges are set though. Master psychics are the most expensive ones &#; lots of reviews and very high ratings.

Elite advisors are somewhere in the middle. Top-rated psychics make the biggest category. They are cheaper and just as good. While it may make sense to go for an expensive psychic, top-rated advisors will provide a cheap psychic reading at high-quality standards as well.

Types of readings

There are nine big categories on AskNow and each of them has some subcategories to help you find the right psychic. The main categories include love and relationship, careers and goals, spiritual guides, astrology readings, dream analyses, money and finance, tarot readers, numerology and past lives.

What To Choose &#; Psychics Near Me Or Online Websites?

You probably think about it all the time &#; should I visit a psychic near me instead? The truth is such portals are not new at all, but their popularity skyrocketed during the pandemic, as most psychics could not provide their services in a safe manner.

However, there are people out there who rely on online cheap psychics for ages already. You can get spiritual readings or perhaps a psychic medium &#; how about someone who can interpret your dreams too?

While a local psychic might be a good idea, a psychic online will give you more options. There is more variety. There are lots of experts from all over the world. You will not have to settle for whatever the local market has in store for you &#; you can find someone with the specialization you require.

Going online allows you to search into smaller details, rather than go for whatever you have in your area. A psychic near me is great if they can match your needs in the smallest details. But other than that, the online market is a better choice for famous psychics or cheap psychics.

How To Choose The Best Psychic Website

Finding the best psychics is like finding any other service or product. You want real psychics with a good reputation, knowledge and experience. The best psychic reading for some people may not be the best for everyone else, so you need to consider your personal needs first.

Special offers

The biggest websites in this industry provide access to all kinds of special offers and free trials. They can save you some money and give you some ideas about what to expect from the respective website. When most websites have some sort of offers, going for one without such things is highly contraindicated.

Most commonly, these special offers involve giving you free minutes. Grab them straight away because they will give you money. Unlike most expectations, their role is not necessarily to save you money. Instead, use them to find the right psychic for your needs.

You must find someone who you can vibe with. Find someone who you are comfortable with. Your psychic should be able to connect to your aura and interact with you in an efficient manner. Use a minute or two with someone, then so on with someone else until you find the right advisor.

Contacts and communication

The best psychic reading depends on more aspects and the method of communication is one of them. While completely irrelevant and untrue, some people believe that seeing a psychic face to face is the only way to vibe. If you are among them, opt for a website that also provides video calling features.

Other than that, you will most likely have to get a phone psychic reading or a chat psychic reading. Most websites allow phoning the psychic you choose and having a conversation over the phone. If you are uncomfortable, simply use the live chat feature.

While not very common, some psychic websites allow email communication as well. It is practical because there is no pressure on you. You have enough time to plan your next question and so on. However, tracking your time with a psychic is more difficult then.

Satisfaction guarantee

A satisfaction guarantee is handy at times for more reasons. Some websites offer it, but it comes with all kinds of terms and conditions. The general idea is fairly simple to understand &#; the website can accept or deny your claim based on evidence.

Here comes the good news though. Most websites will give you some special offers and many of them are based on free minutes. You do get to know your psychic upfront through their profile, while having a quick chat will help you determine if you two can vibe.

Types Of Psychics Explained

Whether you have had a bad experience in the past or this is the first time you see a psychic, a little education on the most common types of psychics will help you make a more informed decision. Getting to a psychic online begins with becoming familiar with the most common types of advisors out there.

Fortune tellers

The fortune-teller is probably the most popular type of psychic out there. You will find fortune tellers everywhere &#; in real life, in your area, as well as over the Internet. This is a common specialization that will give you some hints about your future.

A fortune teller will read different signs and give you some information about what is about to happen &#; in the long run, or perhaps in the next week. The level of experience will dictate how specific the respective fortune teller can be.

There are more external markers used in the process. For example, some fortune tellers rely on the classic tarot deck with 78 cards. Some others rely on astrology and will read signs based on your date of birth, not to mention other options like your palm or perhaps a crystal ball.

Pretty much every culture out there has some sort of a tradition of fortune tellers &#; different traditions and specifications though. A fortune teller is quite good at reading people and can give you a cheap psychic reading about your future based on signs.

Clairvoyants

Clairvoyants go in more directions. There is one big difference between clairvoyants and fortune tellers. While fortune tellers rely on various tools to advise you accordingly, clairvoyants rely on their own senses, skills and experience in order to help.

They do not use any astrology signs or tarot cards. Instead, they connect to your aura and sense details about you and your future based on what they hear and see. The word means seeing clearly &#; seeing things beyond the extrasensory perception.

From a different point of view, fortune telling is a skill. Some people can actually learn it. On the other hand, not everyone can become a clairvoyant. It implies using senses that you may not even be aware of. Most people have such senses, but only a few can actually use them in a natural manner.

Psychics

General psychics go in more directions. Some of them rely on various tools, while others use their own senses. They do not only tell you the future. They can provide more type of guidance or help you based on what you truly need.

A cheap psychic reading is more focused on the present. A psychic will read you and figure out why things are like this. They are mostly focused on why, rather than what. They can advise you on how to change things in order to get as much as possible from them.

With these thoughts in mind, psychics are often referred to as counselors, rather than fortune tellers or clairvoyants. They can give you some hints about the future, but more importantly, they will help you find out why the future is like this.

Types Of Psychic Readings Explained

Different psychics have different specializations. The best psychics for some people will not be the best for everyone else. There are multiple specializations, but a few particular readings are more popular than others and stand out.

Tarot readings

A tarot reader will not necessarily give you the future, but some potential clues about it. They rely on a deck of cards &#; the classic deck counts 78 cards. The psychic will draw one card after another and interpret it based on your unique situation.

Psychics relying on tarot readings will come up with potential outcomes for the subject. They rely on their intuition as well and they draw cards that are relevant to you. Such a finding will give you the information you need to make more informed decisions.

Palmistry

Palm reading relates to the study of the palm. It covers more aspects related to the palm, but most importantly, it is focused on lines. The shape is also relevant in the process, as well as the color and the length of your fingers. Palmistry was originally used in India and China.

Palmistry has more purposes. Most importantly, it will help the psychic determine your character, but also your future. It will provide some details about your life too &#; your career, love life and overall health. It depends on the psychic’s specialization.

Different palm readers rely on different options. For example, 80% of them read all these details in the right palm. The others stick to the left palm. It depends on more factors, but more importantly, it is related to the psychic’s skills and capabilities.

Crystal balls

Many psychics rely on crystal balls to help in the process. Clairvoyants in particular choose this type of tool. They tap into visions that cross the crystal ball. This is an art &#; things that you may not be able to see. This art is sometimes referred to as scrying as well.

Numerology

Numerology is an ancient technique used initially in Egypt and Babylon. Numbers can, indeed, provide details about a person. Numerologists strongly believe that everything in life relates to numbers at some point.

For example, many famous psychics believe that your date of birth and your birth name will affect your journey in life. There are different ways to calculate things and most of them relate to your name &#; a few basic calculations too.

Astrology

Astrologists predict different things from the future, but they can also assess your life based on your date of birth, place of birth and birth name. Planets change their alignment all the time, so this is what astrologists are focused on &#; what the alignment was like when you were born.

While these are the main types of readings out there, you can also categorize them based on what you need &#; love, career and so on. Other than that, you can also reach a psychic medium to connect to someone you lost or get some spiritual readings for closure.

Why Go To A Psychic For Guidance

There are more reasons wherefore you may need to reach to a psychic medium or find a psychic near me. Different people go to psychics for different reasons &#; make sure you know precisely what you are after before connecting.

Confidence

This is one of the main reasons to reach out to a psychic. People often overlook the gut feeling, focusing on something that may seem more rational. A psychic will give you the confidence or validity of your uncertainties. It will also give you great strength to boost your confidence.

Reassurance

Making a tough decision is hard because the implications can escalate pretty quickly. A psychic will analyze potential outcomes based on different potential decisions, so it will give you some good hints to reassure you about the decision.

Aura cleaning

Some psychics are specialized in energy work. If you feel like everything around you is negative and you are covered in bad luck, cleaning your aura or healing your chakra energy might help. Some psychics will make some recommendations when it comes to the right crystals for energy cleaning too.

Making contact with loved ones

People struggle to find closure when they lose someone they love, be it a friend or a family member. Everyone has spirit guides though, but this connection is not always developed. Psychics will help you establish this connection and help you connect with spirit guides or people you have lost.

Validation

A psychic will figure out your direction based on nothing but their intuition. This type of service will give you a decent confirmation. You will know that everything is synchronized and will boost your experience based on your thoughts and decisions.

Preparation

Unexpected situations arise when least expected. If you have some clues about what might happen (do not expect something too precise though), you will have enough time to get ready. Prepare for whatever comes your way and you will handle situations in a more efficient manner.

All in all, there are more reasons to find a psychic near me and they vary &#; from dealing with blockages or grievances to receiving emotional balance, finding guidance and direction or discovering unimagined possibilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still unsure about the right psychic for your needs? Still feeling a bit confused?

How should I get ready before talking to a psychic?

You should be alone in a quiet environment. Interactions and distractions will interfere with your aura, making it more difficult for the psychic to read it. Go to a place where you could meditate, focus and chill down before getting in touch with your psychic.

Should I guide the session?

You should have some ideas about what you want to ask or what you need help with, but this is pretty much it. Let your psychic guide the session. Even if the psychic changes the direction, it is because of what they see and sense about you.

How high should my expectations be?

Keep your expectations realistic and do not expect your psychic to tell you that you may have a car accident tomorrow at PM. Do not go with a specific agenda in mind. Focus on one thing and go along generally. Things will reveal later on and will start making sense.

Conclusion

As a short final conclusion, spiritual readings go in multiple directions and target people from more points of view. Your personal necessities dictate the final outcome of your session, but on the same note, a little education on what to expect will work wonders. Such a session can and will guide you accordingly, but there are some unwritten rules you need to follow. As for choosing the best psychic, opt for someone who can vibe with your aura.&#;

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Tarot cards don't predict the future. But reading them might help you figure yours out.

In high school, my best friend and I would spend hours ensconced in her bedroom reading each other’s tarot cards. She had an intuitive talent for the deck of increasingly battered cards, but I did my best to return the favor using the slim booklet that came with it. Her bedroom walls were decorated with quotes and art prints and postcards — the things creative, book-loving teens collected like magpies — and the room glowed like warm, pink amniotic fluid against the night. We shuffled like Vegas card sharks, cutting the cards and spreading them before us so we could choose without knowing what was on them beforehand.

The slap of the well-worn cards on the bedspread felt satisfying as we laid them out one by one in a card layout called the Celtic Cross, in which each card represents different aspects of the person whose cards are being read and their life. Although different readers use different layouts or techniques, every tarot is a narrative of which you are the hero (and the card in the middle), and the surrounding cards represent issues or people affecting you and the story of your life.

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Any given tarot deck consists of the 78 cards, sorted into what’s called the minor arcana and the major arcana. The minor arcana looks sort of like a deck of playing cards — it has four suits, as well as kings, queens and jacks — though there are 56 cards in tarot and just 52 in a standard deck, while the major arcana are the 22 cards we normally associate with the tarot in pop culture — Death, the Devil, etc.

Even beyond that, each card is packed with information — some systems rely on numerology (i.e. where the card falls in the deck), astrology, and the Kabbalah to give deeper or slightly different levels of meaning — and each deck is even slightly different. The Rider-Waite deck, though, is the one with which many tarot newbies begin, not only because it’s the most common and easiest to find but because illustrator Pamela Colman Smith’s images are so colorful and clear and packed with symbols to indicate what the card itself means.

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There’s no one deck or way to read, though, which is why I leave it to the experts. No matter how many books on tarot and decks of cards I amass like dust bunnies, I don’t fluently speak the language of tarot and its more obscure meanings; it’s the equivalent of trying to read Proust in the original French when you stopped taking the language in third grade. I can pull one or two, three cards at most for a past/present/future spread, but, beyond that, I’m not ever really sure what I’m looking at.

At its most basic, tarot tells stories about the cycles of our lives. Shuffling the deck, picking out cards and laying them out in order reveals what different trials and tribulations we might face during any given journey. However, the cards in the major arcana don't necessarily represent us in a given reading; they might represent someone else in our lives, or symbolize more general issues. Tarot is a complex language, and every reading is different; similarly, every reader and the methodology they use to interpret the way the cards interact is different.

The people I have seen over the years to do my readings have all come from different backgrounds, have different styles of reading cards and use their own unique flourishes to work with clients, such as incorporating astrology and/or mediumship, or from a trauma-informed therapeutic background. (They all have told me more or less the same thing, though: Leave the manic pixie dream boys alone, and finish your damn book.) For the most part, they don’t do “fortune-telling” per se; it’s more about the deeper psychological symbols of the tarot and how we can apply them to everyday life.

A lot of the time, though, tarot simply brings up more open-ended questions instead of offering answers.

In , for instance, I interviewed the famous Chilean-French surrealist director Alejandro Jodorowsky about his movie “Endless Poetry.” In addition to his work as a beloved cult filmmaker, Jodo is also an extraordinary tarot reader and expert; he spent years reconstructing the Tarot de Marseille with Philippe Camoin, whose family had been printing the deck for centuries.

Years before, I’d attended a glamorously bizarre Halloween screening of his cult classic, “The Holy Mountain,” at the Museum of Modern Art, where my friends and I rubbernecked at Yoko Ono, Courtney Love, Martha Stewart and Willem Dafoe. During the audience question period, a nervous member asked Jodorowsky to give her a reading. In turn, he asked her to pick a few numbers between one and She didn’t understand what the point was, but I realized that whatever numbers she chose would correlate to cards in the major arcana, and he would be able to give her a verbal reading on the fly. He did, and it left her stunned.

I was thus determined asked him to pick a card for me after my interview — something I could concentrate on or learn from. He’d reportedly been doing free tarot readings at a French café for years; as recently as , a Facebook user posted that he still appeared on Wednesdays, as did a TripAdvisor reviewer.

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He pulled a deck from his breast pocket — apparently, he carries the major arcana from the Marseille deck with him everywhere — and picked out The Lovers card. Everyone usually gets excited when The Lovers shows up in a reading, since we all assume that it means good things for our love life; but it doesn’t necessarily indicate romantic love at all. It can mean partnership, balance or even a choice. Every deck has its own nuances, and every reader has their own interpretations.

In most decks, the Lovers shows two people (usually a man and a woman) in a garden with an angel hovering in the sky above them, maybe in the Garden of Eden. The Marseille shows three people, and a grumpy-looking cherub aiming an arrow at them from above. Jodo pointed to the sun at the top of the card, from which said cherub was emerging.

“The sun,” he said, in his elegant, heavily accented English. “The sun loves everyone.” I’m still not entirely sure what he meant, but I’m positive if I ever figure it out, it will solve everything.

Jenni Miller

Jenni Miller is a freelance writer who covers movies, TV, sex, love, death, video games and assorted weirdness for a variety of publications online and in print.

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Psychic reading

Psychic reader booth at a fair.

A psychic reading is a specific attempt to discern information through the use of heightened perceptive abilities; or natural extensions of the basic human senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and instinct. These natural extensions are claimed to be clairvoyance (vision), clairsentience (feeling), claircognisance (factual knowing) and clairaudience (hearing) and the resulting statements made during such an attempt.[1] The term is commonly associated with paranormal-based consultation given for a fee in such settings as over the phone, in a home, or at psychic fairs.[2] Though psychic readings are controversial and a focus of skeptical inquiry,[3][4] a popular interest in them persists.[5] Extensive experimentation to replicate psychic results in laboratory conditions have failed to find any precognitive phenomena in humans.[6] Psychic reading is pseudoscience.[7] A cold reading technique allows psychics to produce seemingly specific information about an individual from social cues and broad statements.[8]

Types[edit]

There are many types of psychic readings practiced. Although psychic readings might not incorporate the use of any tools, a professional psychic may have one or more specialized areas of expertise. Some of the more common readings include Tarot reading, email psychic reading, palm reading, psychometry, aura readings, or astrological readings.

Astrology[edit]

Main article: Astrology

Astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial objects as a means for divining information about human affairs and terrestrial events.[9][10][11] The position of the stars, planets, sun and moon when one is born are believed to have affect one's personality, shape how relationships work in one's life and predict future events such as one's economic success.

Aura reading[edit]

Aura readings involve the observation and interpretation of auras.[12] The aura is purported to be a field of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding a person.[13] Psychics have offered aura readings for many years.[citation needed] They claim to have a unique ability to see or sense individual's auras, however no evidence has ever been provided to substantiate this claim.[citation needed]

Cartomancy or playing card reading[edit]

Main article: Cartomancy

Cartomancy is fortune-telling or divination using a deck of cards.[14] See also Tarot reading below.

Cleromancy[edit]

Main article: Cleromancy

Cleromantic readings usually involve casting small objects and reading them by their position, orientation, and mutual proximity. There are numerous variants used throughout the world.[citation needed]

Distant readings[edit]

A distant reading, "traveling clairvoyance", or "remote perception" can be conducted without the reader ever meeting the client.[15] This includes letters, telephone, text messaging, email, chat, and webcam readings.

Correspondence readings are usually done via letters, later emails and filling in special forms on psychic websites.[16]

Telephone readings are live readings where both psychic and client hear each other by connecting via premium rate telephone line. In the last years, with restrictions on premium rate numbers, more common are pre-paid callbacks, in which case client leaves his/her credit card details over the phone to an operator, after which gets a call on a specified phone number. Telephone readings became most popular with the growth of live advice TV shows as main means of advertising, and is commonly used by companies rather than individual psychics, due to high setup costs.[citation needed]

SMS and chat readings is a quick question-and-answer format of reading allowing exchange of basic information between psychic and client.

Webcams and online video communication may also be used for this type of reading.[citation needed]

Lithomancy and crystallomancy[edit]

Main articles: Lithomancy and Crystallomancy

Lithomancy readings usually involve especially suitable gems or stones that are immersed in water, or tossed as a set and read by mutual proximity.[17] Its origins are unknown, and there are numerous different methodologies used by various cultures throughout the world. A recently more common variant is crystallomancy also known as crystal gazing.[18] Using quartz as a crystal ball[19] it is stereotypically depicted as gypsy fortune telling.

Numerology[edit]

Main article: Numerology

Numerology is defined as the study of the occult meanings of numbers and their influence on human life. It is essentially a reading of an individual based specifically upon numerical values such as their date of birth, letters in their names, etc. Numerology can be used in psychic readings.

Palm reading[edit]

Main article: Palmistry

Palmistry is another popular method of psychic readings, involving characterization and foretelling of one's future through the study of the lines, shapes, wrinkles and curves on the palm. Palmistry does not require psychic ability, as it generally uses cold reading abilities and previous knowledge of the subject.

Psychometry[edit]

Main article: Psychometry (paranormal)

Psychometry is a form of psychic reading in which the reader claims to obtain details about another through physical contact with their possessions.[20] Psychometry readers often ask the subject for their favorite and most meaningful objects, such as wedding rings, glasses, car keys, etc., for the reading. The belief is that objects which are in close proximity to a person for extended periods of time hold some of that person's 'energy'. This method has been used in attempts to locate missing persons.[21]

Rune reading[edit]

Main article: Runic magic

Runes are the letters of a set of related alphabets used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet. There is evidence to suggest that they also had magical or divinatory uses. In modern settings, stones or tablets with runes inscribed on them are cast on a mat or cloth to discern future events or path a problem or issue will take.[22] Runes are also used by some witches and other practitioners of divination.[22]

Tarot reading[edit]

Main article: Divinatory, esoteric and occult tarot

Tarot cards have been greatly popularized, but can be often regarded solely as entertainment. Traditional decks are available in chain bookstores. New decks also frequently appear in New Age bookstores. Though not requiring psychic abilities, Tarot cards can be used as a psychic or cold reading tool and Tarot readings are common at psychic fairs.[5][23]

Challenges[edit]

Skeptics have challenged the veracity of the claims of psychic readings, largely through disclosure of the methods. Psychologist Richard Wiseman's book Paranormality: Why We See What Isn't There noted the tricks of the trade, and Wiseman noted in a podcast appearance that the disclosure generated negative feedback from the psychic community.[24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  8. ^Dutton, Denis (). "The cold reading technique". Experientia. 44 (4): – doi/BF PMID&#; S2CID&#; Retrieved June 30,
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  12. ^Whitworth, Belinda (). New Age Encyclopedia: A Mind Body Spirit Reference Guide (Revised&#;ed.). New Page Books. p.&#; ISBN&#;.
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  14. ^Huson, Paul (). Mystical Origins of the Tarot: From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage. Vermont: Destiny Books. ISBN&#;.
  15. ^Beloff, John () []. Parapsychology: A Concise History (reprint&#;ed.). Palgrave Macmillan. pp.&#;24– ISBN&#;.
  16. ^"Online Psychic Readings". Psychic World. Retrieved January 28,
  17. ^Besterman, Theodore () []. Crystal-Gazing. Cosimo Classics. p.&#;6. ISBN&#;.
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  19. ^Kole, Andre; Holley, Terry; Gomes, Alan W. (). Astrology and Psychic Phenomenon. Zondervan. p.&#; ISBN&#;.
  20. ^Spence, LewisEncyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Part 2, Kessinger Publishing, LLC (February 1, ), p ISBN&#;
  21. ^Kessler, Robert; Schachtman, Tom (). Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI. St. Martin's Paperbacks. p.&#; ISBN&#;.
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I was an astrologer – here's how it really works, and why I had to stop

The man was agitated, with red-rimmed eyes and clammy skin.

“Help me,” he said. “I’m under a curse.”

At first it was just flickering lights, he said. And then a figure, at the edge of his vision. Now something grabbed his fingers or stroked his arm. There was more – and it was happening more frequently.

“I saw a Catholic priest,” said the man. “But he couldn’t help. Can you?”

Yes, yes I could. I knew exactly what he needed to do.

I was a fortune teller. Every Sunday, I climbed the stairs of an old terrace house in Sydney’s historic Rocks district, to sit in the attic and divine the future. I would read Tarot cards or interpret horoscopes.

As a teenager, I’d devoured a book called Positive Magic. An instruction manual for witches, its central idea was that if you wanted something, and you had good intentions, you just told the universe and magic would happen. Although nothing I wanted (fame, money, hot boyfriend) actually arrived, one thing led to another and I taught myself to read Tarot cards. At the time I was a science student, and just considered it a fun game at parties.

That changed after I took my cards to my part-time job and read them for a colleague during the break. She picked the card for pregnancy, which we laughed about, because she wanted her tubes tied.

A week later she said, “Guess what the doctor told me this morning?”

She was pregnant, and I was officially psychic.

Deciding to develop my gift, I enrolled in a psychic class, where I learned to say the first thing that popped into my head. “Your first thoughts are the most psychic ones, before your rational mind interferes,” said the teacher.

I also learned that all things are connected, and everything is a symbol of something else. Suddenly, I saw signs and omens everywhere.

To test my new skills, I volunteered to be a clairvoyant at the spiritualist church. Congregants would place a flower on the table, and the clairvoyants would choose one and “read” it at the microphone. Nervous, the first thing I grabbed was a packet of silver foil. The rose inside had been packed so tightly, its petals were crushed. I didn’t get a single vibe from it, so I just described the symbolism.

“You are feeling battered and bruised,” I said.

Afterwards, a woman approached and said she was a victim of domestic violence, and what should she do?

I was only 19 and had no idea, but my psychic reputation soared. The attention was intoxicating.

Then the universe told me I wasn’t cut out for science, by sending me my second-year results. I dropped out to pursue theatre and also signed up for a one-year course at the Sydney Astrology Centre, a cavernous commercial building in a seedy part of town.

The course began with the meanings of the zodiac, from Aries to Aquarius. Then the luminaries; the sun (what you will become), the moon (what you brought into this life) and planets. After that, how to calculate planetary positions and cast horoscopes.

Although astrologers use Nasa data for their calculations, horoscopes aren’t a true map of the heavens. The Babylonians who invented astrology believed the sun rotated round the Earth; modern astrologers still use Earth-centred charts, as if Copernicus had never existed. That’s only the start of the scientific problems.

The astrological meanings themselves derive from a principle called sympathetic magic, where things that look alike are linked together. Mars looks red, so it rules red things like blood. How do you get blood? You cut, so Mars rules surgery and war.

You forecast by combining meanings with planetary movements. Say Saturn, planet of restrictions, is about to transit the First House of self – your life will contract! You’re going to get more responsibilities than usual. Or maybe you’ll be denied the chance to take on more responsibilities. Or maybe a cold, critical person will come into your life. But anyway, it’s a good time to go on a diet.

Astrology is one big word association game.

I loved it, though I was losing interest in other mystical practices. Partly I didn’t have time, because I was now immersed in theatre while working as a temp typist at St Vincent’s, a Catholic hospital. But as I bounced from one department to another, my views changed. I’d understood organised religion to be something between an embarrassment and an evil. Yet as Aids did its dreadful work – this was the s – I watched nuns offer compassionate care to the dying. Christian volunteers checked on derelict men with vomit down their clothes. I became uncomfortably aware that New Agers do not build hospitals or feed alcoholics – they buy self-actualisation at the cash register.

Finally, I was accepted into a music degree and my days filled with classes, my nights with rehearsals. This caused a cash crisis, because I could only do office work during academic holidays. When I saw the ad for a fortune teller, I pounced.

My credentials impressed the man on the counter (“My name is Ron,” he said. “My spirit guide is Blue Star. He’s on the intergalactic committee”) and I was hired.

We charged A$50 an hour, a significant sum at the time, and I wanted to offer value. No fishing for clues from me – I printed a horoscope or laid the cards and started interpreting immediately, intending to dazzle the customer with my insights.

Half the time, though, I couldn’t get a word in. It turned out what most people want is the chance to unload for an hour.

The range of problems faced by people who can afford $50 for fortune telling turned out to be limited: troubles with romance, troubles at work, trouble mustering the courage for a much-needed change. I heard these stories so often I could often guess what the problem was the moment someone walked in. Heartbroken young men, for example, talk about it to psychics, because it’s less risky than telling their friends. Sometimes I’d mischievously say, “Let her go. She’s not worth it,” as soon as one arrived. Once I heard, “Oh my God, oh my GOD!” as an amazed guy fell backwards down the stairs.

I also learned that intelligence and education do not protect against superstition. Many customers were stockbrokers, advertising executives or politicians, dealing with issues whose outcomes couldn’t be controlled. It’s uncertainty that drives people into woo, not stupidity, so I’m not surprised millennials are into astrology. They grew up with Harry Potter and graduated into a precarious economy, making them the ideal customers.

What broke the spell for me was, oddly, people swearing by my gift. Some repeat customers claimed I’d made very specific predictions, of a kind I never made. It dawned on me that my readings were a co-creation – I would weave a story and, later, the customer’s memory would add new elements. I got to test this theory after a friend raved about a reading she’d had, full of astonishingly accurate predictions. She had a tape of the session, so I asked her to play it.

The clairvoyant had said none of the things my friend claimed. Not a single one. My friend’s imagination had done all the work.

Yet sometimes I could be uncannily accurate – wasn’t that proof I was psychic? One Sunday, I went straight from work to a party, before I’d had time to shuck off my psychic persona. A student there mentioned she wasn’t sure what to specialize in – photography, graphic design or maybe industrial design?

“Do photography,” I said.

She looked at me, wide-eyed. “How did you know?” she said, explaining photography was her real love, but her parents didn’t approve.

I couldn’t say, “because my third eye is open”, so I reflected for a moment. Then it hit me. “You sounded happier when you said ‘photography’,” I said. My psychic teacher was right – the signals we pick up before conscious awareness kicks in can be accurate and valuable.

Well, maybe I wasn’t psychic, but it didn’t matter. It was just entertainment, after all, until the cursed man came in. The one who’d seen the Catholic priest.

“Get to a doctor,” I told him. “Now.”

That very week, I’d typed letters for a neurologist who specialized in brain diseases. Some of those letters had documented strikingly similar symptoms to this man.

“Are you saying I’m crazy?” he said, his hands balled.

“No,” I reassured him. “But Catholic priests know what they’re doing. If he couldn’t help, this isn’t a curse.”

That made the man angrier.

“You’re a fraud!” he shouted, and stormed downstairs to demand his money back.

The encounter shook me, badly. Shortly afterwards, I packed my astrology books and Tarot cards away for good.

I can still make the odd forecast, though. Here’s one: the venture capital pouring into astrology apps will create a fortune telling system that works, because humans are predictable. As people follow the advice, the apps’ predictive powers will increase, creating an ever-tighter electronic leash. But they’ll be hugely popular – because if you sprinkle magic on top, you can sell people anything.

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#3. Mysticsense.com &#; Best Variety of Mediums

Depending on the answers you are looking for, you may pick from various psychic readings at Mysticsense. You may filter by specialization, topic and expertise, and reading style by delving deeper into the multiple categories.

There are a variety of specializations available, including pet mediums, love psychics, and best fortune tellers. So, if you are searching for a competent psychic with a variety of specialties, this is a fantastic place to start.

Filtering by themes such as love and friendships, family, sexuality, dream readings, work-life balance, and so much more is another way to locate the appropriate psychic. Whatever you are going through in life, these psychic readings can assist you in overcoming all of your challenges.

Features

Are you interested in angel cards, tarot, dowsing, reiki, crystals, ruins, or other object-based readings? Search using those specific topics if you are seeking psychic readings that employ various techniques and visuals to give you a fresh perspective on life.

What makes Mysticsense unique from other services is the ability to search for psychics based on their nature and tone. Since we all process information uniquely, it is important to choose a psychic that can give you a reading in a way you can understand. So, with Mysticsense, you can choose a psychic with a sympathetic, expressive, straightforward, contemplative, or wise tone for your reading.

Pros: 

  • Choose psychics from a variety of categories
  • Great spiritual advice blog with constantly updated articles
  • Multiple ways to communicate with psychics
  • First five minutes free
  • Group forum available
  • Social media accounts allow you to remain up to date

Cons:

  • No mobile app available
  • No horoscopes

Why We Recommend

The online readings provided by Mysticsense are definitely worth a try. The primary benefit is the diversity of readings provided by gifted psychics. You can locate exactly what you are searching for, even down to the instruments used throughout readings and the mood of the reading.

Furthermore, Mysticsense gives you the opportunity to connect with psychics by a variety of means, including telephone, chat, and video.

Start your path to the life you have always desired with a Mysticsense reading now.

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#4. AskNow.com &#; Best Site for Tarot Readings

For phone readings on themes like love, career, relationships, and money, Asknow is the most remarkable psychic reading site. Since , AskNow has offered psychic readings online via phone and chat in both English and Spanish. All of the readers in the AskNow network have specialties, such as horoscope readings, numerology readings, tarot card readings, and dream analyses. You may filter the list of the best online psychics by the type of session (online chat or phone call), rate per minute, and category.

The detailed information provided for each psychic reader is one of the aspects we enjoy about AskNow. You may find out how long they have been doing psychic readings, what types of readings they do, and other details regarding their skills and reading style. As a result, it is more likely that you will be able to schedule a reading with the right psychic for your needs.

Features

AskNow provides a fantastic deal for first-time clients — $1 a minute up to 30 minutes plus five free minutes with one of their master psychics. You will not have to utilize all of the minutes at once, because they are valid for a year. If your first psychic medium does not seem to be a suitable fit, you can have up to five minutes applied to your subscription so you can try again. AskNow is the best option for those looking to receive a psychic reading over the phone.

Pros

  • Thorough screening process for all phone psychics
  • Online psychics vetted for authenticity provide accurate psychic readings via phone or chat
  • Love, relationships, career, and financial specializations
  • Mobile app available and accessible from anywhere and at any time

Cons

  • Better for those that prefer a phone conversation

Why We Recommend 

AskNow&#;s network of trained readers has assisted thousands of people seeking spiritual assistance. AskNow has a variety of skilled psychic consultants, ranging from tarot readers to astrologers, with up to 35 years of expertise and at a range of prices. AskNow features a mobile app in addition to their website.

They also provide a daily horoscope, which is free to access. Moreover, the first psychic reading session includes an introduction bundle of five free bonus minutes plus a $1 per minute pricing for new clients. Psychics are widely accessible thanks to numerous methods of communication, including phone and chat.

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#5. Oranum.com &#; Best Psychic Mediums

Oranum provides a unique psychic reading user experience in comparison to the other sites on this list. Its online psychic reading platform focuses on video chat, with all readings conducted via live webcam video. Additionally, each psychic reader gives a live public session for users to observe the readers in action every week.

Oranum customers may use hundreds of search criteria to narrow down the list of accessible online psychics. Tarot readings, love readings, dream analyses, astrological readings, and even sound therapy are among the services offered. Oranum not only has a wide selection of psychic techniques to choose from, but it also has psychic mediums that speak a variety of languages in addition to English.

Features

Unlike most companies, Oranum does not allow those in the trial period to use the standard three minutes of free time. Instead, they will enable you to converse with the psychic of your choice before you decide to commit. This is a fantastic method to make sure you have a solid connection with a psychic before beginning readings. When new customers sign up, they will also receive a $ credit.

Oranum is the obvious pick for anyone who wants psychic readings through video. Try Oranum if you want to obtain answers from a psychic face-to-face.

Pros:

  • Live webcam psychic readings
  • Variety of specializations
  • Before hiring a psychic, you may ask inquiries in free psychic chat rooms
  • After registering, you will receive $ in free credits

Cons: 

  • Standard free trial not offered

Why We Recommend 

Customer feedback on Oranum is usually favorable, with many consumers recommending individual psychics. In that respect, it is relatively simple to figure out which psychics on Oranum are the best and what you can anticipate from your reading. The Livestream option is also acclaimed since it may reveal information about each psychic&#;s personality and reading style.

The most common criticism I see in Oranum evaluations is that some of the psychics on the site are vague and provide broad readings. This might be because there is no clear statement on the website about how psychics are verified before using the platform. After contacting customer support, we were told the psychics are subjected to background checks. So, to prevent receiving generic readings, the essential thing is to take your time picking a psychic and to study the evaluations posted on the website for each psychic.

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How We Made This Online Psychics List

While the number of online psychic reading platforms and psychic readers has increased, it has become increasingly difficult for consumers to identify and select the most accurate reading. However, this problem may be easily remedied if someone examines a few small things when obtaining an online psychic reading.

When looking for an internet psychic, the first thing to think about is compatibility. People should pick a reader with whom they can readily relate and can share personal issues.

Another thing consumers should remember is to study and evaluate prior customers&#; comments and take advantage of the free introductory minutes provided by most platforms.

In addition, you should be aware of scams during a psychic reading. Some people are simply interested in your money and will not offer you the information you want. If you work with a phony psychic, you will get a false reading. Therefore, you should be wary about where you get your psychic reading, as you might find yourself spending a lot of money if you do not take the time to study your source.

In the current age of technology and the internet, there will be no shortage of information platforms about the best psychic reading sites. So, it is essential to conduct comprehensive research and only visit reputable websites that have genuine evaluations.

To find the best and most accurate psychics available, our researchers scoured the internet, searching for the services that fit these criteria. We have put together this list of the most honest and trustworthy psychics around; so, you do not have to worry about wasting your time or money on a fake reading.

We considered plenty of online articles and actual customer reviews, so you can rest assured that if it made this list, it has been thoroughly vetted and confirmed to be a legitimate operation.

Beginner&#;s Guide to Online Psychic Readings

When picking a psychic website, consumers should examine various things, just like they would when selecting any other service or product. We have included some factors to consider below.

Trial Minutes

You are in luck if you are seeking a complimentary psychic reading online. Several of the most exemplary psychic networks provide free readings for the first three minutes to new members, followed by discounted pricing. If you wish to keep reading after the free trial ends, you can terminate the session without spending any money.

Methods of Contact

Most of our top psychic websites include a variety of online psychic reading options. The best psychics can usually be contacted by chat, video, or phone. If you would instead rather consider your questions or even analyze the psychic&#;s answers before submitting follow-up questions, an email psychic reading directly to your inbox could be ideal for you.

Although chat is a standard mode of communication these days, some say the most remarkable psychic readings are offered via video. A video chat is the nearest thing to a face-to-face meeting that is possible over the internet, and it may help you and your psychic readers connect more deeply.

Although the greatest psychics can give you a good reading whether or not they can see you, the visual cues provided by your facial expressions, body language, and even your environment may assist them in offering you more context and information during your reading.

Years of Professional Experience

Three of our top selections for the most remarkable psychic readings available on the internet have been operating for more than 20 years. Even the newest psychic services have been active for at least ten years. As product critics and reviewers, we expect them to have already figured out what works well for those seeking psychic services in this length of time.

On each platform, you will discover psychics with a wide range of expertise, including those who have been operating for more than 45 years. Of course, bright and competent psychics may not have as much experience, and their insights may be just as important as those who have been practicing as mediums for a decent amount of time.

Customer Feedback

Client evaluations of online psychics may give invaluable information about the type of experience to expect from a specific adviser. Customer reviews enable you to see the psychic through the eyes of others, while the psychic&#;s bio and profile details are essential for seeing how they portray themselves. So, by looking at these things, you will be able to get a feel for what your reading will be like.

Guaranteed Satisfaction

In the end, the majority of the psychic reading websites we examined provide some sort of satisfaction guarantee. These options vary from a five-minute website credit to a complete refund of your session fee. Other services do not provide a guarantee, but they allow you to talk with possible advisors before you pay. So, check the website’s policy before making a decision.

Online VS Offline Psychic Reading Services

Internet-based psychic reading is ideal for individuals who want to get insight from the comfort of their own homes. On the other hand, an in-person reading is for individuals who do not mind being physically there in front of the reader.

Both have advantages and disadvantages. Regardless of this, it is essential to select a genuine, local or online reader. Remember that psychics can use their talents independent of how or when they encounter you — whether it is over the phone, via chat, or in person.

Face-to-face meetings necessitate scheduling, which is likely to be restricted. An online tarot reading, on the other hand, removes this restriction. The seekers and the readers have begun to use the digital platform because it is more pleasant and readily available.

As a seeker, you may be hesitant or afraid to approach an unknown reader seated in front of you. This may make it difficult for you to communicate your issue entirely and accurately. Furthermore, searchers may be wary of technology. Online tarot reading is not going to help you in that scenario.

It comes down to what you are most comfortable with and what you want to get out of your psychic readings.

FAQs

Q. Is it realistic to get genuine advice from a free online psychic reading?

Many individuals feel that sites that offer free internet psychic readings are untrustworthy. This is a complete misconception that people should not accept, because these free readings are entirely genuine and have the largest market share in the internet psychic reading industry.

The key to having a successful psychic reading is to ask the correct questions. Make sure you ask the right questions if you want to try a psychic reading. You must be aware of the types of questions you should be asking to get the most from this once-in-a-lifetime chance. You might not get the best results from a psychic reading if you are excessively specific with your inquiries. Consider forming spiritual links. There is no limit to the number of connections you may make.

Additionally, readers on free psychic reading sites like Kasamba, Keen, and Mysticsense are thoroughly vetted before working for these companies.

Q. What can you expect from an online psychic reading?

Online psychic readings are the most accurate way to obtain honest, trustworthy insight and forecasts regarding a person&#;s future. There are a variety of psychic readers available on different online psychic reading websites that ensure all of a person&#;s inquiries regarding their future are answered in a way that makes the customer satisfied.

In Conclusion: Which Psychic Reading Services Should You Choose?

An online psychic reading may be a fantastic approach to start finding answers to any concerns you have in your life. Engaging with tarot readers or clairvoyants can give helpful information and can be entertaining. Thanks to the internet, getting free psychic guidance has never been easier or more accessible than it is now.

After extensive research on each of the above sites, we highly recommend Kasamba and Keen as some of the best psychic reading services available. If you feel like you are in need of clarification on your future, be sure to give these sites a try.

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