July 3, 2012

Psychic Readings Online 101

The really "cool thing" now is to be considered "psychic". I'm sure you've seen all the dozens of websites and readers willing to give you a mind-blowing bit of information that will potentially change your life (for $1.99 a minute)! That would be wonderful, wouldn't it? Getting advice that would help you with a difficult marriage or discovering what is REALLY holding you back from financial success...

The TRUTH of the matter is that actual psychics are few and far between. I don't know the exact percentage, but my guess would be that only about 4-6 percent of the entire population could be considered "truly clairvoyant". Many, many others are "intuitive" - but that is a different talent we'll delve into later. Most of the "true psychics" probably aren't going to be accessible through Joe Blow's string of thirty-five psychic reading domains where he is trying to make a buck for himself (and chump change for his "hired psychic readers").


One of the first things I learned, in seeking a bit of income for myself that is sorely needed, is that there is a VAST DIFFERENCE between being adept at divination (through Tarot, Runes, etc) and providing "Clairvoyant Readings" for companies such as I've mentioned above. After conducting a "test reading" for one company that will remain nameless, I was told it wasn't "clairvoyant enough" even though I had read the cards accurately and provided great insight for the querent after reading the cards and combining my intuitions with their meanings.

Let me just say, right here, that just being able to read the cards (or Runes or Astrological Charts) is a skill all in its' own right that is achieved through extensive, on-going, study and practice, similar to the lessons a person goes through to be able to build houses or to deliver babies. With divination, the entire process is brought up a few notches to include the magical aspects - the Tarot (for example) opens up a realm of possibilities and insight that isn't readily apparent in our mundane existences.

Many times, a reader will gain added intuition about the issues at hand while reading for a querent. The best way I know to describe "intuition" is this: "a sudden, very strong feeling or awareness about a person or situation that doesn't occur from typical thought processes, observances or by recalling similar experiences". Does this happen to me (and about three million other people)? YES. Do I feel that I am clairvoyant? NO, not really. I know that I cannot "tap into" the psychic realm on a whim. Unfortunately, I can't "turn it on or off" as I please. When it comes, it is just there and I feel a deep, gnawing need to act or react to the information being presented.

So, why am I telling you all of this? Because, after applying to work for a couple of psychic reading companies, it quickly became apparent to me that what they are "selling to the public" is most likely a bunch of "made up shit". Whether they're using the querent's birthdates to quickly google info from a current online horoscope, going by the way questions are fashioned (you can tell a LOT just by the way something is asked), or using some other tricky means of providing a so-called "psychic reading", chances are the best interests of the client are NOT the main focus.

I was given the opportunity to "re-test" for the company I mentioned earlier. Trust me when I say that having some income of my own right now with my failing marriage and second disability claim in the works that I could REALLY use the money. But, you know what? It just doesn't sit well with me. I'd much rather be broke and sleep well with a clear conscience than to tell some woman to "stick it out with her husband because things will get better" - only to end up that her abusive husband kills her three days later, or wonder if someone was completely "on the brink of suicide" and my bullshit story about how "his financial situation was a product of his own poor judgement from last year" sent him over the edge.

In short, I DO read tarot. I DO have strong intuition and a deep, compassionate and wise response for anyone seeking a reading. Among other studies, I've trained under Marcus Katz and other brilliant instructors, combining my natural gifts and compassion for others with their excellent courses of study (an on-going process that won't end til my own life has concluded). Among only about 600 other people on the planet, I've completed his first, very intense Diploma Certification Course utilizing "Around the Tarot in 78 Days".

My greatest passion is - and always has been - helping others. I have experience and study in "self-help" and life-coaching as well as a good bit of TRUE intuition (precognitive, remote viewing, etc) at various times. Over four decades or so, I've seen or experienced many of the toughest obstacles life can present to a person - coming through them alive and thriving - and there isn't much that shocks me, so don't be afraid to ask. Your privacy and security will be strictly enforced.

If YOU would like a REAL reading, please feel free to email me at designing.life.net AT gmail.com. I'm not going to break the bank for you and am very flexible in seeking fair compensation - even if it is simply swapping a service for a service. And, by the way, don't fall victim to the scammers out there.
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Inspired by her Native American roots and Bradbury lineage, Polly Taskey is a writer and grandmother in the northern USA.  She shares her wisdom and pagan interests through Pagan by Design and The Moonlit Grove.

11 Comments:

Aine O'Brien said...

Thank you for writing this. This is EXACTLY how I feel about and describe tarot readings to my clients. I think you are right to strike out on your own and I wish you luck with this. Being ethical is so very important.

More than any other reason, I read tarot because I love it. But it does help out with the expenses in life as I have a part time minimum wage job, so I do need the extra income right now. I charge a very fair fee, although I have considered the donation option but decided against it because I suspect that people who can certainly afford the regular fee may opt for a small donation, which in the end, would make it impossible for me to continue doing the readings. (as usual some always seem to ruin it for others.)

But again, I love doing it and if this could be my only job I would be very happy indeed!!

Again, best of luck!

Polly Bendt said...

Thank you Aine! I could easily start "making stuff up" and get "in" with the handful of companies I am aware of...but it just does not feel good at all.

I do hope that I can earn a bit of income since I put so much passion and time into bringing the very BEST to my readers.

Your comments are greatly appreciated! Bright Blessings

Sunshineshelle said...

Hi Polly :) This is a great post & you are right to to choose to hold your head high above the immoral crap that is pedaled in the 'psychic' cash grab by leeches taking advantage of troubled souls... I haven't posted for a while but will & put a link to your post & hope you get a chance to do real readings for people who would like some clarity or direction in their life path... it is hard for you at the moment but I have a feeling you will start to succeed in your quest to become self sufficient & by calling your own shots you will improve your situation on your own terms not by selling out to those con-men :)
Big Hugs x

Polly Bendt said...

Shelle, thank you so much! Your encouragement means a lot to me. I haven't been able to visit around the web much lately as I'm - well, busy - with difficulties at home and also taking some courses to further my studies. Hugs back atcha! Thank you!!

MagicLoveCrow said...

Hi Polly! I am very proud of you! Thank you for doing this post! In my heart, I know you will do well ;o) Big Hugs and many blessings!

Polly said...

Hi Stacy, Thank you :) Hugs and blessings back atcha!

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