No two psychics are alike in terms of the abilities and services they offer. Many are priced competitively, as well. Simply browsing your local area for psychics or scheduling a reading with the first one you find online is not the best way to go. If you are serious about getting a psychic reading and potentially building a relationship with the psychic you choose – it’s important to do your homework ahead of time.
Ask Friends and Family for a Referral
If you know anyone who has used a psychic before, ask them who they worked with, and what their experience was like. Even if you’re not sure if someone has used a psychic before, it’s always worth asking. If you cannot get a referral from someone you know, turn to the Internet. There are plenty of directories and reviews you can use to guide you in the right direction.
What Types of Readings are Available?
When choosing a psychic, one of the most important things to know is the type of readings that are available. Most psychics offer: face-to-face readings, phone readings, and online readings. Online readings are typically available as either live chat with or without a webcam, and in the form of email readings.
If you’re a little bashful and don’t really want to meet someone face-to-face, phone readings or online readings are a great alternative. Online readings are also a good option for folks who have busy schedules that make booking a physical appointment difficult.
Beyond the types of readings themselves, also consider what tools are used. Some psychics use tarot, while others rely on astrology. There are countless tools available – psychics can use ordinary everyday objects like a deck of playing cards to conduct your reading. Why? Because it’s not the objects themselves that matter; it’s the connection through universal energy that matters.
As you research potential psychics be weary of any that make promises or guarantees. Real psychic abilities cannot make promises. If you see any guarantees, this could be a sign of a scam.
If the psychic you’re interested in has a website, spend time reading it. Find out more information about the psychic, including what his or her specialities are. Since all psychics have different strengths, it is best to make sure the one you meet with has strengths you’re looking for.
For instance, if you’re looking to connect with your spirit guides for guidance about a particular issue – you’ll want a psychic medium, who is usually able to communicate with loved ones who’ve passed on. However, if you’re looking for love advice specifically, you would be better suited using a love psychic.
If while browsing online you cannot find this information about a particular psychic, don’t be afraid to make a phone call or send an email that asks for more information. If you book an appointment with a psychic you are not compatible with, the overall experience will likely suffer compared to meeting with a psychic with which you are highly compatible.
Psychic readings are available at a wide range of prices. Some charge by the minute. Some book 30 minute blocks at a time for a flat rate. While some psychics may charge as much as $1200 for an hour, others offer readings for as little as $65 an hour. This is not a case where you get what you pay for – more expensive psychics do not always translate to better. Price is not an indication of quality in this case. Price needs to be a consideration, of course, but more so than price, look at the experience and compatibility.
If you’re running on a tight budget, look for one with a lower per minute rate, and choose a single question to focus on. Tell the psychic up front you need to limit the length of the call – and get right to the point. If you find the experience enjoyable, you can schedule future longer readings when your budget allows.
In the end, you are the only one who knows which psychic is right for you. Sometimes, even with all the research and preparation you put into the meeting, you will find the psychic you chose is not necessarily the one for you. Don’t be discouraged. You may need to meet with more than one to determine which psychic is the best for you (see my reviews here). Meeting with several can help you get an idea of what you really need.