Knowing what to avoid at a psychic reading can help you to experience a more thorough and authentic experience, and also keep you protected from potential fraudulent scams. The most important thing to keep in mind when considering going in for a psychic reading is that each psychic or psychic medium connects to his Source slightly differently and will provide you a different reading experience. This means that you cannot use previous reading experiences to qualify the authenticity of a reading from a new psychic. Rather, you must prepare yourself mentally and emotionally and go into each reading ready to be open to the experience, but knowing what to avoid for the most satisfying results.
Avoid Giving Yourself Absolutes
Before attending your psychic reading you may be tempted to come up with a list of specifics that you will use as your means of verifying the authenticity of the reading. This could be something like a phrase that a loved one used to say to you or a favorite song that you sing to yourself every day. While you may feel that any “real” psychic or psychic medium would be able to tell you these things, giving yourself these limitations can keep you from gleaning real value from the reading.
A psychic reading is not a matter of clear, concise statements that can just be reiterated from the psychic to you. Rather, readings are usually more of a collection of impressions and concepts that need to be interpreted. Requiring the reader to come up with a very specific piece of information can make you miss important messages that could hold tremendous meaning for you if you just let yourself experience them.
Avoid Answering Too Thoroughly
A true psychic medium does not want to be led through a reading. While he will likely ask you questions, these questions are meant to clarify impressions the psychic is getting, not to get you to tell him more about you. For the most part, you should answer questions with a “yes” or “no”. Don’t elaborate on your answer, or explain why you are answering that way. Avoid the temptation to correct the psychic or validate the information.
When answering, however, don’t be too strict about your interpretation. Understand that there is margin for error and that you need to have some level of flexibility in order to find the meaning of your reading. For example, if you had a college roommate named “Christina” and the reader asks you if the name “Tina” means anything to you, you should answer, “yes”.
Avoid Offering Information
Many people who fall victim to psychic scams do so because they offer large amounts of specific information about themselves without realizing it. Fraudulent psychics tend to be very creative people who can latch on to even a small amount of offered information and intuit a variety of other details about you from that information. When you are interacting with your psychic medium, don’t provide any more information that you are asked for, and try to remain neutral as much as possible. For example, if your reader asks if you recognize a specific name, don’t verify that you do and tell the reader who that person is and the relationship you have to her. Likewise, if you don’t recognize the name, don’t say that you don’t, but offer a similar name and explain who that person is.
Avoid Falling Victim to Scams
Psychic mediums should be concerned with helping you, not with finding a constant flow of income from you. While you should never expect free readings, you also shouldn’t feel compelled to pay large additional fees for further “services”. A common scam is to offer very low priced, or even free, readings and then say that the client is afflicted with a dark entity that will require a high priced service to remove.