This post was most recently updated on March 26th, 2014
It’s vacation time! Many people are traveling to new places. For entertainment, a lot of them look for a psychic reading. I’m sure you are familiar with those beach psychics. Have you tried one out?
I dug up an old video I did just to give you some simple things to “watch out” for whether you are a “believer”, skeptic, or just want to have some fun. Beware the con game! I am a practicing psychic myself, so I’ve seen a lot in this business. I’ve met many psychics who have a con game going on that, rather than helping you, can really be quite destructive. Yes, these psychics may actually be clairvoyant. That doesn’t necessarily mean, though, that they won’t use it in a negative way to squeeze you for some cash. Here are just a couple of the most common “red flag” lines that should warn you to stay clear: * “You have a black aura” Yikes. This will probably lead to a “cleansing process” designed to rid you of the “black aura” for mega bucks. Now you may say “phooey, I don’t believe in that”, but it just may stick in your subconscious mind. You may trip over your shoe laces and chalk it up to the dreaded “black aura”. Beware the “black aura” pitch. * “Readings, Five Dollars” What the heck does that mean? Hook and bait my friends. You will spend five minutes with this person, he or she may hit on some things that wow you. After that, it costs more to find out the next thing, then more and more and more. Trust me, you’re going be in the hole for a lot more than five bucks.
So, if you are the curious, the believer or the skeptic, when going for a psychic reading remember this.
First and foremost, ask how much it cost and how much time you will receive for that amount. I myself went to a psychic a few months ago and asked the same question. The answer: “$75 and it will take as long as it takes”. I knew this was a danger sign, but had a particular reason to go ahead with it anyway. Well, as I suspected, I got rushed out after 10 minutes. But not before she tried to talk me into paying even more to get “the full story”. I was out the door. Also, if you feel like a psychic is using a scare tactic like warning you that you should purchase something from them to make something negative go away… it’s a con job. You don’t need to pay for that. If they pressure or threaten you in any way, don’t be frightened. If they insist you owe more money for their services, just leave. What are they going to do? Call the cops? Good! You can report them for improper or even illegal business practices. The best way to get a reputable and professional psychic reading is by referral. Talk to others who have had good experiences with readings they’ve had. It’s the best place to start. Maybe request a short session to see if you are comfortable with a particular psychic before moving on to a full reading. At the very least, be wary of the warning signs of poor professional practice, and if you feel victimized in any way, just never engage that person for another consultation. So, what do you think? Have you had any good or bad experiences? Want to share them here? Or maybe you just don’t believe in it. That’s fine too. I would really like to know. -Donna