Psychic Readings

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Psychic Readings
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Sun, 04-03-2011 - 12:03am

I recently came across an ad from a person online who claimed she was a psychic and would do readings for free, so I thought what the heck and got my free reading. Of course, now she says that she'll do more in-depth readings for a fee, of course. She didn't tell me any specifics about my life. but she did claim that I had a lot of bad luck in my life and that nothing positive had ever happened to me. Now, I have had bad times, but who hasn't? I mean, I've lost loved ones, I had an abusive first marriage, a suicide attempt, murder attempt by my ex, one of my houses burned down, etc. Some people have had it a lot worse, some a lot better than I have. That's just life. But nothing positive? I'm married to my soul mate, live in an area that I've wanted to live since I was a child, own my own home, have a wonderful best friend, have two college degrees, etc. I'm not exactly wallowing in misery, KWIM? I have certain issues/problems that I'm trying to overcome right now, but no one's life is perfect.

Something else bothers me about this so-called psychic reading. Apparently, there are evil influences in my life, someone is casting negative spells against me, etc., which, of course, the psychic can remove through a secret ritual, for a fee. It makes me wonder if all psychics are like this? You're always hearing about psychics conning people out of lots of money, because of evil influences that only the psychic can remove. I do believe that people are psychic, but people like this one woman give the true psychics a bad name.

Has anyone here ever had a psychic reading where you were really, truly helped and didn't end up paying a lot of money only to end up being conned in the end?

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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 1:31pm

The only time I paid in hard cash was for a Tarot reading many years ago. My DD & I met her at a local Renaissance Faire. She wasn't full of the fake kind of "hype" type behaviors and there was something that seemed genuine. We didn't get a reading that day, but went to see her a few days later. It was an interesting reading, and without my telling her very much about myself, the reading was pretty close and reflected accurately. What I remember her stressing is that the cards are only a "snap shot" of that moment in time, and that as I lived my present, that would affect my future. Indications are good to see and pay attention to, but the future is fluid and we create the eddies and flows and where it takes us, in other words, with the minute actions and little decisions we make.

That was long before the Internet and long before we had computers in our homes. Shrug. I believe that there *are* true psychics with such gifts out there, but you know what? I wouldn't ever pay hard earned cash on the Internet for a "reading." Or for other Magickal work for "protection" or some such. Sounds like the "freebie" was just a come on, to try to manipulate you psychologically into spending real $$$. Sounds like a scam, to be honest. :| I want to see and observe the person, see what kind of energy I am getting. Body language, etc. It is 'way too easy to scam people online, IMO. I don't pay for readings even locally. I don't have extra $$$ for that sort of thing, and actually, I prefer to do my own Tarot readings with decks I have at home, or a reading by one of the members of the small Wiccan Circle I belong to, that we often do when we get together for Sabbat rituals. I thing touch and physical presence are important and because I know there are too many scammers out there, not only on the Net or on the phone, but even in person, and I don't have that kind of money to throw around, I have no interest in trying to seek out an true gifted psychic. How to do that, anyway, you know? :smileysurprised: I feel I have a close enough relationship with my Lady and Lord, my other guides. It's up to me to work on meditating and opening myself to hear the messages/guidance. I don't need to pay some stranger to supposedly do it.


Blessings,

Gypsy

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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 8:25pm

I have mixed feelings about this subject.

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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 8:55am

If its not 'sitting right' with you, then definitely she is not the real thing. Unfortunately like others have said, I think there are people out there, who are psychic, but too many others are just in it for the money.

And I think this happens not just with psychics but other professions as well. I know I almost got scammed once by a chiropractor. I had hurt my back and decided I would try a chiropractor since my regular doctor was only offering pain relief but not a long term solution. Well the first guy I went to, immediately said I had torn a disc or some sort, was going to need surgery and visits to him at least 2x a week, indefinitely. Well the word surgery scared me so I sought out a second opinion. This man was wonderful, told me to see him 2x a week In the beginning and he would do adjustments. Well after 3 weeks I was feeling great again and he Told me I didnt need to come anymore unless I wanted to just for a maintainence adjustments.l I ended up going once a month for years because I wanted to not because he wanted my money.

I think its just really important that we trust our instincts in all matters. We really do know best when it comes to ourselves.

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Registered: 09-20-2007
Tue, 04-05-2011 - 3:00pm

A few weeks ago I was watching a TV show about con artists and one of the people they profiled was a Tarot reader in Florida who claimed she was a Gypsy and who ended up conning people out of their money. Some people lost their entire life savings to her. She made similar claims that this online psychic told me: that these people had evil spells on them and that she was the only one who could remove them. Yes, there are gullible people whom others will willingly take advantage of and often do. I guess what bothers me most about this is that there are people who will willingly continue to give both Gypsies and psychics bad reps by perpetuating the stereotypes that they are con artists, thieves, frauds, etc. It's almost as if they feel that since most people in general don't trust them that they are going prove the people right and bilk them out of their money.

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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 6:52pm
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Sun, 04-24-2011 - 6:11pm

Psychics are a lot of people who go bozo, ha ha.

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 10:37am
I think that there are some genuine psychic readers out there. The psychic reader if he is really professional provides you with some guidance and advice about what to expect in the future. There are various type of psychic readings that you can choose from. I personally like to have an online psychic reading. By consulting a reader online, he is not able to judge by your appearance or body language. For more info: http://www.kooma.co.uk/.
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Tue, 02-28-2012 - 10:43pm

I have also run into this type of thing and it is very frustrating. I have found someone that I use all the time now and they are a team. They are amazing! I pay for my readings and I would pay above and beyond for what they do. They obtain direct contact to the spirit world through what they call the psychic circle. They can answer your questions, give you messages, and also speak with people that have passed if you want. It is a one of a kind experience for sure! Check them out on Twitter, Facebook, Free Index, YouTube, and Skype. All under the name MUNUMMEDIUM. Let them know you saw this post and they will be sure to give you more info about themselves and help you out. Good luck, you wont regret it!