I was at lunch the other day with a friend, Mona. She was complaining about how much her astrologer was charging for sessions now.
“I don’t get it,” she said. “How can one psychic in some storefront do readings for $10 while my astrologer charges $150 for an hour? And what about how much others charge per minute? I saw a guy on a site the other day that was $28 per minute. How does that work?”
Mona’s confusion is understandable and typical. One of the first things new clients want to know is how much they are going to pay for a reading and why some advisors charge more than others.
Pricing—as in any profession—is completely up to the practitioner and the market. But typically, those who are just starting out will charge less than those with significant experience. Most psychics I know are always honing skills, developing new approaches, and getting training on new techniques—it’s like continuing education, in a way. The more someone has invested time and money in their practice, the more they will charge—and rightly so. Their increased skill will provide added benefit for their clients, although, truthfully, it can be challenging to put a price tag on psychic insights.
What is an Average Price?
Advisors on Keen do have a wide range of per minute fees. A typical reading on Keen costs about $15 to $20, with average per minute prices being about $3.50. Of course, you can have a longer session or choose an advisor who has a higher rate. It’s up to you to look at the rates of the advisors you are interested in. I recommend deciding in advance how much you want to spend and then setting a timer to keep track. The time will pass quickly!
For psychics and practitioners who meet with clients one-on-one, the price is usually per session, with average sessions lasting about an hour. Fees for reputable, experienced, and professional psychics (or astrologers, tarot readers, etc.) are usually about $100- $150 for an hour. I don’t see much less than that these days, although I certainly see higher prices as well. One colleague I know charges $1000 for a reading of your Akashic Record—and she’s fully booked.
Many psychics work as life coaches or spiritual advisors and so don’t even offer stand-alone sessions. This is becoming more common, and packages of service are becoming the norm. Packages will include sessions spread out over several months. In this way, the practitioner can make a difference in the client’s life and attract committed clients who really want real, substantial change in their lives.
Services like Keen are great for those who want a more casual interaction or less of a financial commitment. You can get a quality reading that is available when and how you want it and, thanks to the flexibility of readings done online or over the phone, you can decide exactly how long you want your session to run.
How Do I Know I’ll Get My Money’s Worth?
What price can you place upon insight? Clarity? Healing? This is what makes services like psychic readings challenging to rate. Like art or any other activity that is about the experience, it is hard to quantify what value is. One person may feel utterly satisfied to walk away with one new piece of information while another will need an hours’ worth of insight to “chew on” afterwards. This is where picking the right modality is important. For example, if you like tons of data you can work with once the session is over, try an astrology reading.
As for the $10 per session reading that you will see from time to time, you may find that you get what you pay for. Or it may be a turning point in your life. It’s hard to tell. I’ve had some amazing readings from people at fairs or Saturday markets who charged much less than average. But usually I’d heard good things about them first, so take the time to read reviews and testimonials, and definitely take the time to leave reviews, too.
A good psychic reading is invaluable and well worth the money you invest. I recommend you choose the right type of psychic for your situation, set realistic expectations, and do your market research. Find a modality and practitioner that appeal to you in order to set yourself for a positive, healing experience that will be worth every penny.
A session with an advisor on Keen can cost as little as $15—treat yourself to a reading today!