We all know there is an element of risk involved when going for a Psychic Reading. Sometimes that's part of the excitement. And while Readings are deemed for "entertainment purposes only" there are times when we really need guidance, answers, confirmations and direction. So who do you turn to? And how can you be sure your Psychic's information is accurate? What should you watch out for to avoid getting scammed?
Always beware someone who does not look you in the eye. Though there are exceptions, pay attention.
What is your gut feeling about the Reader when you meet them? Trust your feelings.
How does the energy of the space you will be getting the reading in feel? You can feel a Reader's energy in their work space. It should feel good.
Is their outfit trying to convince you of how psychic they are? That's not to say eccentric dressers are not psychic.
If your Spidey-sense is telling you that you should leave without having the reading, listen. Your Highest Self knows something's not right or maybe the timing's not right for you to have a reading.
Does the Reader open with any type of intention, prayer or protection? While all Readers may not do this, it can help your level of comfort during the reading and ensure the sacredness of the information being received.
Does what the Reader is saying resonate with you or does it feel foreign? Many times in my readings, information that is coming through is not anything the Sitter wasn't already thinking, they just needed a conformation from Spirit. That's not to say surprising things don't come up in the midst of a reading.....they do! Spirit has an interesting way of working and I always hope the client is open to what ever place the reading takes us because that's where the healing, shifting or clarity will come from.
When a reading gets going for me, there are usually conformations the client receives towards the beginning so they can feel at ease, stop worrying about whether or not the reading is real and focus on the other information that is coming through.
How do you feel when you leave the reading? Do you feel fearful or do you feel shifted and uplifted with a new found clarity? And that doesn't mean because a Psychic told you that you are going to win the lottery. When you can say yes to the later, you have found a good Reader.
During the reading beware Readers who fish for information and never really say much in the way of giving you confirmations. They may break up the reading with bits of accurate information in between trying to set you up for the idea that you "need" additional costly services.
Does the Reader issue warnings or predict tragic events or the death of yourself or people around you? Beware... that's not to say that this type of information can't come through in a reading. Warnings can be brought through from Loved Ones, but usually with measures that you can take to avoid the issue such as "Check the brake lines on the car or there's going to be an accident." However, when I sit with a client we open with a prayer and state the intention that all information must be for the highest and best of the Sitter. That type of tragic information is rarely for the highest and best especially since there is often nothing we can do about it.
I remember meeting someone who told me her husband was at a party as a teenager and someone read his palm and told him he was going to die at age 62. The man lived his whole life in fear, for knowing the time of his death haunted him through out his life, and still did, even though he had recently turned 63. His wife was very concerned for him as he was going in for surgery soon. So the reading even affected others in his life who knew of this ominous prediction. In my mind this is just irresponsible reading. While the Reader has the obligation to be truthful, there are ethics involved in not creating fear within people. On the other hand, there is also a need to be honest and forthright when the information may not be what the Sitter wants to hear, such as a betrayal or the ending of a relationship. Sometimes the information is hard to deliver. I also advise to not ask questions you don't really want the answer to. In this case, the man didn't ask, the Reader wasn't accurate and the man and his family lived most of his life believing he would die at a fairly young age.
Resent scams I have heard of from clients include fear based tactics that bait you into multiple readings, clearing sessions or large purchases. Beware anyone who tells you that you have a lot of negative energy around you, a negative entity attached to you or the mark of the Devil. They may try to convince you that the only way to clear this negative energy is by pricey, extensive means. You may be pressured into a purchase of specially blessed medals or candles you will need to burn for healing or clearing, costing hundreds up to thousands of dollars. The Reader may in fact be psychically accurate but not necessarily honest and ethical. These types of Readers will often tell you not to tell anyone. Alarm bells should be going off at this point.
That being said, there are many reputable Readers with integrity offering their services. Look for someone who is referred by some one you know and trust. Look for someone with a good reputation. Read their testimonials. Ask Spirit to be Guided to the right Reader for you and watch for the Signs. Most honest Readers will not charge you if they have an off reading and can't connect for you or if you are really unhappy with the reading. Don't be afraid to ask questions about how the reading will go, the Reader's style, tools or what to expect. If something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Listen to your instincts. You are more psychic than you know.