How do people who work as psychics actually do it?
August 30, 2011 9:08 PM Subscribe
How do people who do 'psychic readings' actually do it?
posted by JoannaC to Grab Bag (19 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I was at a fair the other day with my boyfriend and we had a tarot reading that was eerily accurate. It was a booth set up at a fair and the only info we had to give her before she put out the cards was our full names. Some of what she said during the reading was specific to us, and spot-on---for instance, he is going through a court case with his ex and she mentioned an 'interference' that would not be resolved for about a year, and she also mentioned signs of a health issue in his past, which was true. She also gave us a timeline for when certain changes would happen e.g. new jobs, moving in together etc. and these were all on par with stuff we have talked about already ourselves (for instance, one of us is presently looking for a new job and she mentioned this specifically). We both came away from it feeling like it eas eerie that she seemed to have such a good read on our life.
Now, obviously, I am going on the assumption that this woman does not have actual magical powers here :) So, with that said, I am curious about just how people who do this sort of thing actually DO it. Is she just somehow picking up on signs that are there but most people can't detect them, the same way some people have a great sense of smell and others do not, or how the dog can sometimes tell if there is going to be a thunderstorm? Or....what?
Although we only did this for carnival fun, I have to admit, some of what she said did definitely give us some food for thought and we do not regret the experience. Just wondering how it all works, exactly.