1. Be certain that the reader's ego doesn't get in the way. For example, "I'm a
reader for the celebrities," "I'm booked solid at all psychic fairs," or "I can tell ALL past, present and future."
2. Beware of psychic predictions of disaster.
Yes, it might happen, but it might not! The psychic reader is predicting a trend, not an unchangeable event. Your free will enters in at all times and you can change what you don't like according to
3. Don't allow the reader to make you feel dependent on him or her. For example, "You must consult me first before you make a decision." "Don't make a
move without talking to me".
4. Be sure that money is not the main issue. Naturally, the reader is worthy of
payment; however exorbitant fees are uncalled for and ridiculously low fees are usually attributed to a fortune teller. There are some exceptions to this rule, for
instance, the psychic reader who has been around for years and started out with a low fee and never raised it. Low fees or contributions (unless a non-profit
organization or a minister) usually indicates a lack of confidence in his or her psychic abilities since they can't put a price on their services (this does not apply
to psychic fairs where psychic readings are brief and are not in-depth).
5. Beware of gossips. A true psychic would never reveal the name of other clients, not even famous ones.
6. The true psychic will not make decisions for you. For example, "Sell your home," "Quit your job," or "Get a divorce."
Watch out for psychic readers who "put down" other readers. For example, "I don't usually talk about other psychics, but...." This is usually an
indication that the reader is not at all confident in his or her abilities as a true psychic. You will always be drawn to the psychic you need!
Watch out for psychic readers who "put down" forms of divination other than the methods that they employ. Many methods are available and are
equally valid and each reader has his or her own special gifts, talent or skill.
9. A true psychic would never try to convert you to his/her beliefs. Also,
keep in mind that those beliefs should not interfere in any way with the accuracy or validity of the psychic reading. If this is the case, you probably have a fortune teller on your hands.
Be wary of the reader who tries to convince you of your fate. Nothing is irrevocable! For example they may say, "It's in the cards. You can't change it,"
"This is your destiny and you can't do anything about it," or "Your chart doesn't lie."
11. Don't expect the psychic reader to be "right" on everything.
Nobody's perfect! Remember that what you consider to be invalid information at the present time could turn out to be quite accurate in the future. Also, keep in mind that the
reader predicts "possibilities and probabilities" not certainties (because free will always comes into play).
12. Be cautious of psychic readers who pump you for information.
Occasional questions are okay in order to clarify an issue, and of course, friendly conversation helps to put you both at ease. But a fortune teller can work wonders
with bits of information that you have unwittingly provided.
13. A fortune teller will tell you what he or she thinks you want to hear just to please you.
A true psychic will not.
14. A fortune teller will lay heavy predictions and bad news on you...lots of "gloom and doom." For example, "I can sense death all around you." A true
psychic knows that there is plenty of good to be found in a psychic reading. After all, you consult a psychic reader in the first place because you want to gain some
insight and develop a better understanding of where your life is headed.
15. Don't be afraid of the psychic reader who advertises in the newspaper,
magazine, Internet, or signs in front of his/her home. How they choose to make themselves known to the public is entirely their decision. It's the content of the
reading and the overall general feeling that you get from the reader that you should be concerned with.
16. A true psychic will not try to impress you with conversation full of
"New Age" jargon. Some of the terminology may be foreign to you, but all in all, you should be able to understand what you're being told. If you don't understand,
ask the reader to explain. If he or she can't explain, then you've probably come across a fortune teller.
17. A true psychic will tell you that he or she has done much research,
study, observation and practice in order to develop psychic skills. A fortune teller may say that one day "things just started to come to me." Everyone has
psychic abilities; however, developing psychic ability takes time in regards to developing abilities into skills. A