The Art of Getting a Good Psychic Reading
There is an art to getting a good psychic reading.
Whether you're reading for yourself or someone else, you can help make the reading more relevant and valuable by being a little prepared and having a clear question or purpose for the reading.
The tools you or the reader choose will, to some extent define or limit the answers you can expect - the runes and tarot and I-Ching will probably all give the same general answer to the same question, but the amount of information, direction and depth you can obtain from any of these sources will depend not only on the reader's ability with that particular medium, but also the medium itself.
For example, unless you are a student of the I-Ching and able to read into the depths of each of the hexagrams and the lines that comprise them, you may find the medium limited - the information is concise and clear, but not voluminous.
Reading the tarot for the same question, especially a complex issue, can provide a great deal of data in comparison to the I-Ching. Even a novice tarot reader can quickly begin to see times, people and events influencing the situation from a small layout.
Get Familiar with Psychic Tools and Methods
So, the first lesson in getting a good reading is to get familiar with the different tools and understand how they are used. Even if you never intend to read tarot for someone else, if you find others' tarot readings have produced good guidance for you, it may be worth taking some time to learn a little about it so you can relate better to what your reader is telling you.
Take Time to Prepare for your Reading!
Do: Create a "Sacred Space", a quiet place for your reading.
Burn some candles to keep the energy moving, carry some crystals that you can set on the table during the reading, make sure the air is fresh, and there are no distractions, and try to get away from your normal working environment into a place that's neutral. Leave the children with a sitter if you can - their energy is strong and erratic and can easily distract a reader.
Don’t: Expect a serious reading, unless you’re taking it seriously.
If you’ve been taking alcohol or drugs, it can be very difficult for even the best readers to wade through the fog to find the clear answers you’re wanting. If you’ve just eaten a big meal, had a fight with your partner, or you’re not feeling well, these also can impact the quality of the reading - and the tone. So, even if you’re doing the reading “just for fun”, take it a little seriously: calm and clear yourself, even for a few minutes, before you sit down for the reading.
Do: Prepare yourself and have a purpose for the reading
Every psychic cringes when s/he asks a client what they want to know about and the answer is ‘the future’ - the future is a very broad subject, such an answer makes it hard for your reader to define the scope of the reading and focus in on what’s important to you now.
So, for your next reading, prepare a list of questions, then prepare yourself. Before you begin, take a few deep breaths, ground yourself, and try to generate some loving peaceful energy around you. Clear your mind of the cares and worries of the day, then clear your heart and will of your projections and expectations - those “wants and wishes” that are so important to you can bounce back in a reading as fact, when it’s only you wishing so hard.
Have Appropriate Expectations
Don’t: Expect the psychic to have eyes in the back of their head.
The Stump the Psychic game that so many skeptics encourage as a first step in getting a good reading is a waste of your valuable time and money. and will often so put even the best psychics off that they are unable to ‘perform’ at all for you! I definitely encourage folks to be skeptical - especially when someone is offering spells or to remove curses!
It’s truly a waste of time to hide your wedding ring or change your name or withhold information about your circumstances. If you want an honest reading, be honest! If you are clear and direct with the reader about what’s going on in your life and what you need to know right now, you’ll have a much better chance of getting an accurate reading that provides you with some good guidance and direction.
Do: Choose the time carefully.
Avoid doing a reading when you’re down - unless that’s what you want the reading to be focused on. While a reading in the midst of a crisis can be useful in helping you figure out how to deal with it, it’s definitely not the best time for a Life Reading, since anything that shows up at the moment will be influenced by the crisis. Best to wait until the dust has settled before you take a longer-range view of your life.
Don’t: Expect the psychic to make your decisions for you.
We’re sometimes asked for lucky numbers and the most fortunate days for marriages, births, business ventures and so on. Through numerology and astrology, we can give some quite good answers, and some of our clients have won money from numbers we have provided. But if we were able to make such predictions accurately every day, I can assure you, we wouldn’t be working so hard! Psychics can provide good insights and information - guidance - second opinions - but they cannot run your life and the serious professionals certainly don’t want to. Use a reading as an additional source of information, then take your power and use your own instincts and intuition to know how best and when to apply what you learned from the reading.