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Tips before you do a general psychic reading

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  • By Sarah Abramson
  • Published: 10/03/20 12:38 PM EDT
  • Updated: 10/03/20 12:38 PM EDT

Things to know before doing a general reading

So, you have booked a reading to discover the meaning behind what’s currently happening in your life. In our fast-paced, dynamic and demanding world the most people are motivated for multiple reasons to seek psychic guidance. It could be that you are stuck in a rut, having issues with the in-laws, hoping for a promotion or thinking about getting married.

For these reasons, people sometimes find it confusing to pick one topic or question to ask in their reading instead opting for a general reading. What they will ask the clairvoyant is a vague, open-ended question along the lines of ‘ Just tell me whatever you see’.

When you are struggling to clarify your intention, this could seem like a sensible choice, but here is why it’s not a good idea to ask for a general reading.

Too many options

Imagine your best friend is about to have their birthday and they come to you for support. Your friend really wants help organising an amazing dinner party, but they refuse to tell you how many people are going or what they want to eat. How do you plan for it?

The same logic applies to psychic readings, without proper structure, there are too many possibilities for the guide to choose from likely, resulting in a dissatisfying experience. Your intentions provide direction for the clairvoyant, it acts as the compass which determines if you are on the right path.


Money talks

If you have gone to the trouble of researching a psychic or making an appointment with a trusted guide, then it’s reasonable to assume that there is a question you would like answered. Even if it’s not a something consciously understood, the willingness to spend money on a reading indicates an underlying motivation.

Taking time to understand what is driving you ultimately benefits the outcome, it could be the difference between feeling as though you got your moneys worth and leaving disappointed.


A lot of people feel the call to visit a psychic without being able to explain exactly what the draw is, they just know there is something they need to find. When there are too many things going on in our world, making sense of our emotions can be confusing, so we ask for guidance without pinpointing the objective.

Psychics have many talents, but unfortunately, telepathy isn’t one of them! Asking a clairvoyant to tell you ‘anything that comes up’ significantly reduces the chance of getting to the heart of what’s bothering you and can result in further confusion.

The reason it creates further confusion is neither person is sure what they are looking for so random information arises. Without context, the clairvoyant is unable to give coherent or relevant advice.

How to maximise the benefits of a psychic reading

The first step is to figure out what it is you are looking for. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed or have trouble finding the bigger picture, if this is the case, don’t worry about crystalising your intention into specific questions. The goal instead, is to understand what you would like to achieve in the session to provide to create a framework for investigation.

To do this, we are going to break down three key areas and identify helpful general questions.

  • Home
  • Work
  • Love

Broadly speaking these three themes will cover most topics from finances to divorce. Next chose questions which relate to these themes that can provide you with useful information. For example;

  • What does the universe want me to know about work?
  • Are there messages about my love life?
  • Is there anything important I need to know about my home life?

The questions above are fairly general but add structure. There is plenty of space for transformational knowledge to come through and for you to feel your way towards clarity while reducing the chances of further confusion.

Finding the right person for the job is integral to a successful psychic reading. Before making an appointment, research what type of process is best suited to your needs and who is the right person to facilitate the experience.

When it is too hard to identify a clear intention, be sure to check that the psychic you are seeing offers general readings. Not all facilitators offer guidance without understanding what picture they are trying to draw for the client.

There are misperceptions about psychics that lead people to believe they should be able to sense everything they need to know about you. It is also sometimes thought that they have all the answers and tarot session or astrology reading will resolve all the problems you might be facing.

Psychics, however, are ordinary professionals who want to assist you as much as they can. Their job may involve the supernatural, but without your help, it’s not possible for them to work to the best of their ability. Prior to a reading reflect on what you would like to know, set your intention and if possible, chose a few questions to aid the journey.

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