What to Expect from a Psychic Reading

All kinds of people choose to have psychic readings for a wide range of reasons. Some people are curious about the experience, some do it for fun with their friends, and others are seeking out some insight or guidance in their lives. If you have decided to have a psychic reading for the first time, you may be wondering what it is going to be like, what you can expect to happen, and what kind of things you will be asked by the person doing the reading for you.

Psychic readings can be done either in person or online, and while it is a slightly different experience, the format of a reading is generally going to be similar in both cases. With social distancing still a major part of our lives, it is going to be most convenient to go for an online reading at the moment. If you are looking for an online psychic, you can check out this link for a review of the online psychic reading service Psychic.com, which you may find helpful:https://www.top10.com/psychic-reading/reviews/psychicscom. Now, let’s take a look at what you can expect from your first appointment with a psychic:

Types of Psychic Reading

There are lots of different things that fall under the banner of psychic readings, as different psychic practitioners use different approaches. However, the most common one sought out tends to involve tarot, whether used on its own or in combination with other forms of divination. You can learn more about the basics of tarot here: https://www.vogue.com/article/tarot-101-beginner-guide-how-to-small-spells.

Since this is the most common type of reading people tend to go for, we will be focusing on psychic readings based around tarot cards, however, what you can expect from other psychic readings will be fairly similar even if you are consulting with a psychic who uses something different, like runes or angel cards.

Some psychics incorporate astrology into their consultations and so you may be asked to provide your date, time, and place of birth for the reading, or if they use numerology, your full name, and date of birth. Many psychics just focus on the tarot, however, so if you don’t want to give out that information, look for a session that uses a tarot reading.

Generally, psychic readings are done on a one-on-one basis, though some psychics will be willing to see friends together if it’s something you’d like to do with someone else.

What Type of Questions Will I Be Asked?

Some people are reluctant to tell a psychic anything at all because they worry that what they say will be used to ‘cold read’ and that a fake psychic could use the information they give to falsify a reading that sounds good but doesn’t really mean anything. However, the ‘cold reading’ thing applies more to people who claim to be mediums rather than people who give tarot readings, who are more concerned with providing insight into the current situation in your life and indications of where things will go than incorrectly guessing things about you or your past.

You don’t have to reveal any more than you want to, but you will need to give the psychic an indication of the areas you want to focus on (for instance, your love life, your career, your family) so that the reading can be designed around the things you are most interested in at this time. They may ask for an area of focus, or for specific questions you have on your mind, so think about this before you start your session. If you don’t have anything specific in mind and just want a general reading about your current and future circumstances, then it is fine to say that, too.

You can be as general or specific as you want, so you could say ‘what can you tell me about my love life in the future?’ or ‘I’ve had an argument with my sister Mary, and I want to know how to resolve it’.

The Reading

Once the psychic knows what you want out of the session, they will begin the reading. They will choose a spread suited to the questions you have, and then will either ask you to select the cards or will select them for you – either way is legitimate, this is just a matter of preference for the psychic.

They will then talk you through the things in the cards and how they interpret them. This will normally be a two-way conversation, so if you want to ask further questions or delve deeper into something that comes up, that is perfectly fine. It is also completely normal to take notes during a reading, as it can sometimes be hard to remember everything that came up, particularly if the session ends up being quite intense.

Psychic readings are generally a relaxed and pleasant experience where the psychic will give you and your questions their full attention. There is nothing to be nervous about, so enjoy your first reading!

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