Have you always been curious about receiving a psychic reading, but aren’t sure what looks legitimate?
Without the right places to look, it’s all too easy for first time psychic seekers to pay for a bogus reading.
In this guide, I’m going to show you how to find a real psychic or medium and which places you should NOT look.
Table of Contents
- 1 5 Recommended Places To Find A Psychic
- 2 3 Places Not to Look For Psychics
- 3 Conclusion
5 Recommended Places To Find A Psychic
1. Online Psychic Networks
There are dozens of sites to search for accurate psychics. You can browse the lists of psychics available to contact and look at their credentials and the areas they specialize in. Whether you need a clairvoyant or a tarot card reader you can find a psychic through these trustworthy online networks.
These sites encourage clients to leave feedback, so you can see what other people have said about their readings to help you make your decision. There are often options for how you can contact your chosen psychic. Most sites provide phone calls with their psychics, but some even offer text and email options if you prefer to not pick up the phone.
The downside to these sites is that there are many people to sort through. Once you choose a psychic you’re interested in, you have to be able to work to their schedule. They may only come online for a few hours at a time, so you have to be prepared to wait for your turn. But if you are in no rush to get a reading, online psychic networks are a great option.
2. Word of Mouth
Word of mouth is one of the most reliable ways to find a psychic you can trust. Based on other people’s experiences, you can judge whether the advisor in question is good for you.
Start by asking your friends or family and seeing whether or not they have visited a medium. If nothing turns up, electronic word of mouth will be really helpful. Check forums and ask online users who they recommend. Then make a list of several options and try contacting each to get a feel for their energy, and whether their hours will match with your schedule.
Even taking to social media can be a great way to start off a search. Ask Facebook friends if they have any recommendations and you’re likely to get instant answers.
No matter who recommends a psychic to you, always check their user reviews. This is the best way to get a consensus of what clients think of that psychic’s readings. Reviewers will warn against scams and any bad experiences they had.
3. Psychic Fairs
A psychic fair is a bit like a convention for psychics. Held in either big convention centers or small shopfronts, you can walk past the booths of many different diviners.
You won’t just encounter psychics. You can get astrological readings, horoscopes, tarot readings and much more. All of these will range in price depending on time and service.
The huge advantage of going to a psychic fair is the ability to shop around. There is no need to commit to the first individual you see. You can wander the booths, observe how they interact with others, and ask questions. If you do decide to get a reading and enjoy it, you can take their business card and contact them for another session.
Sometimes fair attendees wrongly believe that psychic readings will be free. However, every professionals will charge for their time. Much like if you went to see them in private, they will charge for you reading. Some services can be very pricey.
Another thing to remember is that the psychic will not withhold any information just because they are at a convention. They will be just as honest with you as if they were offering a private reading. So if you aren’t prepared to potentially hear bad news, then it’s best to grab a business card and contact them privately when you’re ready.
Have a look on social media to see if there are any fairs coming to your local area. If nothing else, an online fair is a great way to start gathering local contacts.
4. Visit Your Local Pagan Shop and Ask for Recommendations
When it comes to all things spiritual, pagans can give you excellent advice. If you have a pagan shop in your local area, then it’s a good idea to pop in and talk to them.
They will know your local area and be able to recommend people that are nearby. They will also be able to tell you which psychics to avoid. You’re getting recommendations through word of mouth, but it’s coming from an authority figure in the field.
You want to minimize the risk of getting scammed as much as possible. After all, this is an industry populate by dishonest practitioners. The people in your local pagan store will be more than happy to help you whittle down a list of genuine professionals.
5. Search Yelp for Local Psychics
Yes, you can search Yelp for mediums! You can go really general with you search or narrow your field to locate psychic types of readings. Yelp gives you immediate access to customer tips, reviews, and ratings on local psychics. This app isn’t afraid to show you both the good and the bad of a business. You’ll receive honest first-hand accounts from previous customers.
A huge benefit of using Yelp to search is the filter feature. If you are on a budget, you can limit your search to a specific price range. Or if you can’t travel far, you can filter by mileage distance to your home. This way, it’s easy to find a psychic that’s both close to home and affordable.
3 Places Not to Look For Psychics
Craigslist is notorious for scams, and psychic readings are one of many. Some people will overcharge, while other services will be sub-par. Craigslist services are completely unpredictable. For your own safety and peace of mind, it’s best to avoid place like Craigslist when trying to find a psychic reader.
2. Facebook Marketplace
Facebook now has a market place. Although it might provide a safe opportunity to get rid of old clothing or toys, there is no guarantee a psychic service will be reputable. Without user reviews, it will be difficult to determine quality unless the reader can direct you to their website with more information.
There is no harm in using Facebook to ask for recommendations, but be wary of accepting friend requests or booking a service through the marketplace. It’s safer to book through a reputable networking site, where you can check credentials.
3. Unsolicited Emails
It’s pretty obvious when an email user is trying to scam you. Thankfully these emails usually are directed to the Spam folder. Don’t be surprised however if you receive a dazzling, too-good-to-be-true reading offer in your inbox. These emails might look legitimate, but without much information you’ll involve yourself in a scam if you call.
Choose to block the email and delete it immediately as oppose to inquire more about their services. When it comes to psychics, it’s not worth the risk to contact an unfamiliar source lacking in reviews. There are so many resources that are happy to connect you with trusted psychics through online networks, so using any of these platforms to find a reading really isn’t necessary.
Finding the right psychic can take some time. Don’t lose patience when you don’t find one right away. Deciding to consult a medium is the first step to finding peace and answers. We hope this guide has helped you understand the things you need to look for when looking for a psychic. We wish you the best on your journey!
Alissa Monroe is a self-proclaimed “psychic junkie” with over 10 years of experience in the world of psychics, tarot, and spirituality. Her goal is to help people find happiness through spiritual enlightenment and self-discovery. You can read more about me here.