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In-Person or Distance Psychic Reading?

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  • By Cindy Simpson
  • Published: 08/13/20 11:25 PM EDT
  • Updated: 11/09/20 6:16 PM EST

In-person Reading or Distance Psychic Reading?

Divination and fortune-telling have been a part of humans’ culture since ancient times. People have been consulting psychics and mediums to receive readings and guidance for centuries. Although astrology was the most widespread divinatory practice of early civilizations, it is still extremely popular today. Additionally, a wide array of psychic techniques has emerged and evolved since then. Gifted people use various methods and tools to derive accurate readings and guide individuals through the hardest periods of life.

Besides, technological advancements and the development of internet services in the 21st century influenced the popularization of distance psychic readings through telephone calls, emails, websites, and mobile apps. Despite the convenience of online services, traditional psychic reading séances are still favored today.

And the main question arises: which is better, an in-person or distance psychic reading?

To answer the question, we will need to consider several factors, including but not limited to price, accuracy, and convenience of the reading services. This article will help you make the best decision between face-to-face and distance psychic readings.


What Is It Like to Visit a Psychic and Receive an In-Person Reading?

Even though lots of industries have fully transferred their services from face-to-face to online communication, the psychic industry still provides reading sessions in a traditional way (along with online services). There are lots of skillful and accomplished local psychics that you can visit in any region, country, city, or village of the world.

To get an insight into some of the pros and cons of in-person psychic readings, read on!

  • Time and Prices of Face-to-Face Psychic Readings

The main issue with face-to-face psychic readings is associated with time and prices. Time includes not only the minutes/hours you need to reach a specific psychic’s office and get back home but also the duration of the reading session. Depending on the address, you might have to either walk, travel by your car, take a bus/train, or order a taxi. While traveling on foot is the cheapest option, you might not be able to reach the destination if the psychic lives further away from your home. In such cases, you will need to spend extra cash to visit a particular psychic. Consequently, you end up spending some valuable time and money for simply reaching the psychic’s office.

After arriving at the psychic’s, you might have to wait for the advisor in the hall. And here come additional minutes you have dedicated to receiving psychic guidance. Next, you enter the room and consult a psychic. Face-to-face sessions typically last for a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of several hours. It is hardly possible to have a several-minute in-person conversation with a psychic. Therefore, you pay for 30 minutes and the price is typically higher compared to online services.

If you do not find the session useful, you might not even be able to terminate it and pay for the minutes you spend there. You will, most probably, be required to pay for the entire session, even though you asked to end the session, let’s say after 10 minutes.

In conclusion, in-person psychic readings require too much time and can be relatively expensive compared to online services.

  • Accuracy of Face-to-Face Psychic Readings

Next, we should consider the accuracy of in-person readings, the most important factor affecting your experience with psychics and mediums. Who cares about spending time and money if the readings are inaccurate and misleading, right? If you consulted a fake psychic and received erroneous feedback, you might end up making major decisions that can even ruin your life.

What makes face-to-face psychic séances so desirable is that the readings are actually much more accurate compared to online sessions. The reason for this is that psychics can feel your energy and connect with your soul by physically being close to you. By simply seeing or touching you, a psychic can form a strong connection leading to reliable readings.

Often times, psychics create a relaxing and comfy environment so that the customers are less anxious and feel less pressure during the session. Obviously, your state of mind, emotions, and feelings have a significant influence on the results of the reading. Therefore, a face-to-face conversation with a psychic might be much more accurate compared to the one received through a website or mobile app.

On the other hand, in-person communication allows psychics to observe visual clues (e.g., body language, appearance, reactions, etc.) and consider them for deriving the readings. In such cases, the readings and predictions are based on various mentalist techniques, including cold reading and hot reading. Even if you hear some things that relate to your life, the psychic could have simply made some assumptions based on how you look and how you act.

In the case of online psychic readings, an advisor is not able to carefully observe your appearance or behavioral traits. Therefore, if you feel like the readings are accurate, it means that you are talking to a genuine psychic.

  • Availability of Psychics

Last but not least, professional psychics might not be able to provide readings when your schedule is open, especially when we are talking about popular psychics. They are almost always fully booked. Therefore, you might end up waiting for days and even weeks to arrange the meeting with the desired psychic. Since our lives are so dynamic, you might need psychic’s help now but not two weeks later.

This is what makes online sessions much more beneficial. You can receive psychic guidance whenever you need it the most.

  • Convenience of Face-to-Face Psychic Readings

Finally, we should talk a little bit more about the convenience face-to-face psychic sessions are. To do so, we will need to consider what we have already discussed above and also add some important nuances.

Several factors make in-person psychic readings less convenient. Firstly, the prices of readings are higher than in the case of online sessions. The other thing is that you typically pay upfront for a 30-minute or longer séance. The main disadvantage is that you have to pay the full amount even if you ask to end the session earlier.  Along with that, psychics can easily use cold reading and hot reading techniques during face-to-face séances. There are dozens of psychic scammers out there who will do their best to trick your mind. Finally, you might not be able to consult the selected psychic due to the conflict in scheduling.

Still, you can receive the most accurate readings during face-to-face psychic sessions. It might also be more relaxing to talk to a psychic in a cozy atmosphere. You can easily decide whether you should trust the psychic or not.


What Is It Like to Consult an Online Psychic?

As one of the leading industries in the world, the psychic industry offers online services as well. While some people might prefer visiting a psychic and receiving a face-to-face reading, others favor distance readings for a couple of reasons.

Some of the pros and cons of distance psychic readings are discussed below.

  • Time and Prices of Online Psychic Readings

If you had to spend hours simply visiting and consulting a psychic in person, you could do the same thing just in a few minutes through online psychic platforms and mobile apps. You just choose one of the platforms and go over some of the psychics. Next, you select the one that you feel can guide you through the hard period of your life and schedule a meeting. You either wait in the queue or connect with the psychic immediately.

Another perk of online psychic readings is that you typically get up to 3 free minutes when talking to a new psychic. This allows you to learn more about him/her and pay for the session only if you like their approaches and communication. This not only saves you time but also helps you avoid spending too much money on a single reading session.

Moreover, you pay for every minute you stay in a live chat or video call with a psychic. There is no need for you to talk to a psychic for 30 minutes, as it was in the case of face-to-face readings. You can end the meeting whenever you want and you will not be asked to pay an additional fee.

The only problem is that you might try to talk fast to minimize the final price of the session. This will affect your emotional state and you might even feel pressure. Besides, some dishonest psychics might try to artificially extend the duration of the séance by asking additional questions or talking about irrelevant issues.

  • Accuracy of Online Psychic Readings

The lack of physical connection is the number one thing that influences the accuracy of online psychic readings. Even experienced and skillful psychics might misinterpret the readings because they do not feel the energy due to the distance.

Besides, the absence of a cozy environment and the smell of candles might affect your emotions. Obviously, how you feel during the reading is directly linked with the accuracy of the results.

As we mentioned earlier, psychics might use visual clues to make some assumptions and scam you during in-person séances. In the case of online psychic readings, they cannot actually see what you wear or how you react to different statements. Therefore, if the readings are accurate, it means that the psychic really knew what to say and how to help you.

  • Availability of Online Psychics

Another factor that makes online psychic readings so popular is the availability of the advisors. No matter where you live, you can schedule a session with top psychics and connect with them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even if your chosen psychic is busy, you can wait in a queue and connect with him/her in just a couple of minutes. This not only helps you save some time but also allows you to receive guidance whenever you need it.

  • Convenience of Online Psychic Readings

In conclusion, online psychic readings are extremely convenient and handy on many occasions. The main reason is that you can contact top psychics from across the globe without actually traveling to them. Besides, almost every online platform allows you to check reviews and ratings of their psychics. This will help you find the right advisor and avoid psychic scams. You can also get a refund if you are not satisfied with the readings delivered by the psychic.

Furthermore, some people feel more confident and relaxed when they are not actually meeting with a psychic. The distance might help you overcome the shyness and allow you to enjoy the session. This will definitely influence the accuracy of the results.

The only problem with online psychic readings is the lack of physical contact. Face-to-face communications are sometimes crucial for delivering accurate and reliable readings. But still, professional psychics can provide valuable details about your past, present, and future life even through online platforms.



As we have discussed the pros and cons of both face-to-face and distance psychic readings, now it is time to conclude and make the final decision.

The fact is that there is no specific answer to which is better, in-person or online psychic reading. It all depends on what you value and prefer at a particular moment. The only way to make the right choice is to take into account all the pros and cons of both types of readings. Nobody can ever tell you that it is better to consult a psychic or schedule an online session.

If you are worried about the accuracy of the readings, you have no reason at all. You just need to know how to find an honest and trustworthy advisor. If you are talking to a professional psychic, he/she will provide reliable feedback no matter how you two communicate with each other.

In conclusion, you should make your own choice considering what you need, how much you are willing to pay, and what works the best for you. Just think of which type of session would make you feel more relaxed and comfortable.

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