Are you thinking about consulting a psychic to get an answer to a problem or to find out if you’re going to find true love? You’re not alone. The psychic industry rakes in about $2 billion per year, which means an awful lot of people are paying for psychic services.
If you’re willing to spend serious money on a psychic, however, you want to make sure you get your money’s worth. Unfortunately, the profession isn’t a regulated one. Anyone can claim to be a psychic, so you have to do your research to avoid getting scammed.
Here are some tips to help you find the right psychic reader that you feel comfortable with and who can provide real insight into your future.
Decide What Kind of Psychic Service You Need
What kind of psychic service do you need? Some are mediums who focus on helping others communicate with dead loved ones, while others provide insight into a person’s present and future.
Psychics also use a variety of tools to help make predictions. Some may specialize in tarot card and tea leaf readings while others use crystals and other materials to see what’s materializing in a person’s life. You can learn more about these specific services by consulting a psychic directory.
They deliver predictions in varying ways. Some psychics conduct in-person readings at their home or yours and may also offer online or phone readings.
The prices for these specific services will vary. The longer or more involved the reading, the more expensive it will tend to be. In-person readings are usually the costliest, and the price for phone readings depends upon the length.
It’s up to you to decide how long you want the reading to be and how you want it delivered. You can always vet potential psychics by booking the cheapest or shortest reading with a few and seeing which ones you feel the most comfortable with. Booking a short phone reading with more than one psychic will help you get a feel for their personality and if you’re comfortable speaking with them.
If some of the predictions come to pass, you can then book a longer session with the psychic who was the most accurate.
Ask Around For Recommendations
When it comes to finding an accurate psychic, your first step should be to ask everyone you know if they’ve used one and if they would recommend them. Check with friends, family members, coworkers, and any acquaintances. Put the call out on Facebook that you’re seeking the services of a psychic and would appreciate hearing about any recommendations.
Another person will be able to tell you if their predictions came to pass and what they liked or didn’t like about the psychic and their reading.
While this isn’t a guarantee that the psychic will be able to give you an accurate prediction, you’ll at least gain insight into their personality and how much detail they’re able to provide.
One important tip: if you find a psychic that sounds promising and they’re heavily booked, that it as a good sign. It probably means they’re great at what they do and their current clients have recommended them to others. Although this means you may have to wait longer to claim a spot, you may be happier in the long run than making an appointment with a psychic who has more than enough free time.
Check Online Reviews
If you don’t know anyone who has consulted a psychic or was happy with their choice, your next step is to check out online reviews. You can do a search for a psychic online and see if they have any testimonials or reviews from satisfied customers.
If they’re not a business entity that is listed on Yelp, check to see if they have a branded Facebook page. If so, look for recommendations from other Facebook users.
Keep in mind that if a psychic has a few negative reviews out of many positive ones, that it isn’t necessarily a sign you shouldn’t use them. However, if their reviews are overwhelmingly negative they’re probably not very reputable and you should keep looking.
How to Spot a Scammer
As mentioned, the psychic community is wrought with people with no real clairvoyant gift trying to make easy money. The following signs are tip-offs that the psychic you have in mind or are using is not legitimate:
They Advertise in Their Window
These people are clearly not in demand, or they wouldn’t have time to take anyone who happens to be walking by. Most reputable psychics don’t have to advertise, anyway; they rely on word-of-mouth.
They Claim There’s a Spell on You
There’s no such thing as being able to put a spell on another person, and anyone claiming this (and worse; they promise they can lift it if you give them more money) is just feeding your baloney.
They Let You Lead the Reading
If a psychic starts asking a lot of questions, they’re most likely pumping you for information that they can use to craft some predictions. They should ask you what areas of your life you need insight in, but they should always take the lead by conducting the reading.
Find a Reputable Psychic Reader
It may take some time to find the right psychic reader, but it’s worth doing the research above and watching out for any warning signs to find a person you’re happy with. Consulting a psychic can help ease worries you have about a particular situation and provide insight into your life and where it’s heading.
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