If you’ve never explored the spiritual world because you’re wondering just how real are psychics in the first place, you’re not alone. Psychic ability has been debated for centuries and even some of the world’s greatest psychologists like Freud and Williams James studied it in an effort to provide more clarity, yet there are still some skeptics out there. Whether or not psychics are legit will likely remain a debatable topic, but a more constructive conversation is not about whether or not they are real, but how to recognize when one is an imposter.
The Real Deal
The reality is, millions of people around the world have had success obtaining spiritual guidance from a psychic—and not because of all of that fake hocus pocus you see in movies. True, experienced psychics rely on their intuition and innate abilities to provide you with clarity and direction on a particular matter. Some pros even use divination tools such as astrology, tarot cards, crystals, numerology, and rune stones, though only when at an experienced level. The more seasoned the psychic, the better they are able to utilize such apparatuses. For example, they will be able to increase the number of tarot cards that are dealt in a hand—which is definitely more advantageous for the recipient.
The term “psychic” is also very generic because there are several different types of spiritual advisors, including tarot readers, astrologers, clairvoyants, clairaudients, empaths, mediums, and clairsentients. No matter which one you seek, the ultimate goal is to help you gain clarity so you can see what actions need to be taken on your side to improve upon a situation. Believing that this is true is half the battle because you won’t have a successful reading if you are skeptical or cynical. Even so, there are still some scammers out there, so here’s how you know you’re with a legit pro.
Signs You’re With a Legit Psychic
- It’s clear where they’re getting their information from
It’s important that your advisor is being completely straightforward about what type of psychic methods they rely on. Before booking an online psychic reading, you have the opportunity to read through the bios of all of the available spiritual advisors. If the person is a pro, they will typically have a thorough bio that outlines all of their credentials, to include how they get their information. This could be spirit guides, tarot or angel cards, crystals, clairvoyance or clairaudience, astrology, a pendulum, mediumship, or other techniques, practices, or tools. Oh, and in case you’re wondering whether or not online psychics are real, you bet they are! Here’s how a virtual reading works.
- They’re not demanding extra cash for additional info
Fees for your reading should be cut and dry right up front (that’s just good business practice), but you’ve got an imposter on your hands if they ask for additional money in the midst of a session to cure a curse, help open additional spiritual doors, provide good fortune, get your deceased mom to talk to you, etc.
- Past life theories aren’t exaggerated
While it can be difficult to wrap your head around, most of us have likely been reincarnated, which means we have a past life—or lives. A tarot, spiritual, or love and relationship reading are all good choices if you want to dive deeper into this topic—especially if you want to learn how a past life is influencing your current reality. However, don’t be fooled if a psychic tells you that you were someone super-specific and famous like Queen Elizabeth or James Dean. Perhaps in your dreams, but not your past life.
- They aren’t making any false claims
No psychic can be 100 percent accurate all of the time as their psychic energy—or yours—could be off that day. So, never believe it if an advisor claims that their predictions are spot-on every single time. Also, if they put you up on a pedestal like they’ve “never seen” such numbers, a hand in the tarot deck, etc., a premonition for your future, this is a telltale sign of a phony.
- They aren’t using fear tactics
A true psychic will be honest with you if things aren’t all coming up roses (another sign of a scam artist is someone only telling you what you want to hear), but they won’t use scare tactics to do so. This is typically yet another ploy to get you to spend more money because you’re cursed, being tricked by black magic, are destined to have bad luck the rest of your 40s, etc.