Here’s EXACTLY How to Get the Best Psychic Reading

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Have you ever considered getting a psychic reading done? Maybe wondered if it would be accurate or not. Thought about where you would potentially go to get one?

Well, you’ve come to the right place.

We’re breaking down the benefits of getting an online psychic reading so you know exactly what to expect, which questions you should ask, and even which questions are best to avoid asking.

You’ll learn about why it’s important to know what type of reading each psychic offers and whether it’s a Tarot reading or an in-depth astrology reading (which can include synastry or compatibility). We’re here to help you get the most out of your reading so that you are able to get insights on topics such as love, career, and even spiritual healing advice.

Answering Your FAQ’s About Psychic Readings


How Do I Know If My Readings Are Accurate?

The easiest and most common way to determine the accuracy of a psychic or astrology reading is when events from the reading manifest in daily life.

Of course, life doesn’t always map out the way an astrology reading dictates, and this is when you need to pay attention to other signs, symbols, messages, and, most importantly, feelings when you receive a reading.

What is your first instinct from your reading? Are you getting a warm feeling anywhere in your body? Maybe you even got a little upset from the reading. All of these feelings are messages from your soul that some important information was passed on to you.

Remember that no matter what your reading says, you always have the free will to alter your course and destiny. So, even if you hear something you don’t like, you can always make immediate changes that will, of course, affect the accuracy of your reading.

Where Do Astrologers, Psychics, & Tarot Readers “Get” Their Information?

This is perhaps one of the most confusing things for people who consult with astrologers and psychics.

Where does this knowing come from? Astrologers use the mapping of the stars and planets to see how they impact us.

Psychics and mediums work in different ways, and each of them receives information differently. Many of these fields overlap as well, so you may consult with a psychic astrologer, a medium clairvoyant, or a clairvoyant astrologer and receive information from a wide variety of sources.

Even psychics don’t always know why they are getting the information they do. The only thing you need to worry about is if they are communicating it effectively.

Why Do I Need to Give More Information? Shouldn’t You Already Know All of This?

Psychics and astrologers are not all-knowing, believe it or not! If they were given all of the information about every person on the planet at the same time, they would be mentally overloaded.

Just a few words from you are all of the information they might need to gain the most accuracy from your reading. So, if you are being asked for more information, it’s because they have some of the answers and just need a little bit more direction from you to get there completely.

Is It Better To Get A Reading In Person or Online?

While it is nice to connect with someone in person, depending on where you live, you might not have direct access to someone that comes highly recommended. Given the current global situation, an online reading could be more appealing to you right now as well.

Online readings give you access to reviews of a reader while also allowing you to search for people with specific gifts, and you can always find someone available when you really need to talk.

The internet allows you to have access to some of the best readers in the world with just a click.

5 Tips For Getting a Successful Psychic, Astrology, or Tarot Reading


1. Try to Release Your Expectations

You’re approaching the reader because he or she is experienced in their skills, and you want to know more about your life. Try not to have any preconceived ideas about how the reading will go.

If you are certain that Johnny is the guy for you, and the reader just doesn’t see it in your chart, consider that possibility. Perhaps Johnny is the best person that you’ve met so far, and there are other more wonderful people yet to enter your life.

If you want them to confirm what you want to happen is going to happen, you do not quite understand what they can offer you. Never block the flow of abundance.

2. Take Part in the Discussion

Your fear of being taken advantage of can often keep you from taking part in the discussion. You may sit back waiting for your psychic reader to impress you instead of helping them see where you really need some guidance.

The more cooperative and forthcoming you can be with things like the date, time, and place of birth for all parties concerned, important dates from the past (like wedding dates or when you put your house on the market), or dates in the future (such as wedding dates or court appearances), then the more insight and guidance your psychic can share with you.

3. Ask Open-Ended Questions

Most readers will appreciate this. Rather than asking something that is a straight “yes” or “no” answer, word your questions focusing on “how.”

“Will my finances improve?” limits your reader as to what they can tell you.

“How can I work towards improving my financial situation?” gives your psychic reader much more scope to look at planetary indicators or markers in the Tarot or other oracles.

4. Don’t Look for Instant Gratification

If you’re looking for your reader to tell you that your problems are going to all go away or the winning lottery numbers, you’ll be disappointed.

They will, however, give you direction to modify your attitude, behaviors, and lifestyle that can actually improve and remove problems if you’re patient and willing to receive that type of information.

5. Know Your Reader’s Specialties

Different readers have different skills. Just like you wouldn’t go to a dentist for a haircut, there’s really no point in visiting a Tarot card reader to have your birth chart interpreted.

While many astrologers read the Tarot, and many Tarot readers know their way around astrology, the two are very different disciplines.

If you have a specific method of divination in mind, then choose a reader who specializes in that method. This way, you can be sure you are getting the very best of that reader’s skills and services.

What to Ask Your Psychic About



Asking about when or how you’re going to die is not at all the point of a reading.

Rather than asking this, leave the question more open-ended, maybe phrasing it as “What can you tell me about my death?” That way, the reader can look into your birth chart or other oracles and share things that could influence it with you.


Try not to ask if you will marry someone specific, if they are cheating, or if they like you. Instead, ask if this person’s energy feels like it is healthy for you or how you can redirect your own energy to improve love in your life.


You can present a few career paths that you feel called to and see how a reader feels you may best fit in them. You can also ask them what impressions they get about how you can succeed or use your natural skills to enhance your career.

Once a reader knows what excites and motivates you, they can look for that in your chart or in oracles and help you find the best way to manifest it.


You’re welcome to ask about money—but try to make it open-ended questions and be open-minded about your reading. It may not be in your future to win mega-millions in the lottery, but you may have a multi-million dollar idea for an invention or write the next blockbuster novel.

Money can manifest itself in many ways in the chart, as can luck. Remember, the planets influence you, but they don’t control you. Nothing can take away your birthright to free will.


Your psychic reader or astrologer is not a substitute for medical advice, and if you have any real health concerns, you should discuss them with your healthcare provider.

Rather than asking your reader for a diagnosis or a prediction of whether you or a loved one is going to come through a particular illness or incident, focus instead on asking your reader the best way to cope with things.


Conception and childbirth pretty much fall under the same guidelines as health readings. It is impossible to predict this accurately because you are in control of where you sow your oats!

But there are aspects of the birth chart that can give you a clue.

Avoid asking your psychic reader to guarantee you how many boys and girls you’re going to have and when you are going to have them. That kind of thing is not revealed in a chart with certainty, and the best that any good reader will do is to tell you what is possible, not what is a certainty.

Ask instead what the potential is for children. This stands to open up a much better dialogue for both of you.

Legal Matters

There are areas of the birth chart and specific Tarot cards that do pertain to the justice system, incarceration, and other areas of the law. However, just as your reader is not a substitute for medical or financial advice, he or she should not be your go-to for legal matters, either.

What you can ask your reader, though, is to see what the energies around a situation are.

What NOT to Ask Your Psychic About


Questions that Start With “Will I?”

A better way of phrasing this would be to ask, “What are my chances of doing this,” or “Does this look like a good idea according to my chart.”

That way, your reader can explain the strengths and the weaknesses of the situation to you. Then, you can determine whether it is worth investing your time and energy into it or not.

What Are the Lottery Numbers?

Astrologers, psychics, and Tarot readers simply don’t “do” lottery numbers.

A better way of phrasing this is to ask about fortunate periods that are approaching or if any financial gain is indicated in your chart.

There are aspects of the 5th house that can indicate good luck, there are aspects of the 2nd house that can point to increased income, and there are planetary transits that can mean some periods may be more fortunate than others.

Can You Cast a Spell to Make My Ex Return?

A good astrologer, psychic, or medium will not have a spell to get your ex back. It is simply unethical.

Readers work with planets and birth charts, and that is something completely different than working with spells. Ask your astrologer instead what he or she sees ahead of you for love.

Tell Me Something I Don’t Already Know About Myself

While you may want to test your astrologer, this is not the way to go about it. An astrologer is there to interpret the planetary energies for you so that you can move forward toward your highest happiness and your greatest success.

A better way to phrase this would be to ask your reader to help you understand what happened to you in your past so that you can come to terms with it, get closure, and let it rest.

So, Should You Get a Psychic Reading?

Many people who get readings a few times per year or once a month use them to grow as the cycles of the year change. The one thing you need to ask yourself is not should you get a reading, but have you prepared yourself to get a reading?

After going over the best questions to ask and what not to ask, do you feel ready to see where you can change and how to shift your life? If you feel open to that, then you should absolutely get a reading!

If you’re unsure if you are ready just yet, feel free to browse the abundance of resources we have on our website to guide you. Learning more about your birth chart, specialties such as clairvoyance, love compatibility, and more should guide you in the direction you want to go in for your own psychic reading.

No matter where you end up getting your online reading, be sure to read as many reviews as you can so that you know you’re meeting with someone with whom other people have had positive experiences.

Related article: How to Uncover Your Perfect Soulmate With a Synastry Chart Reading

About The Author

Shannon Yrizarry

Shannon Yrizarry has taught metaphysical subjects since 2013 including the deeply esoteric lineage of kundalini yoga. She has worked as a healer, clairvoyant and card reader and been featured as a dream interpreter on Viceland’s Nuts + Bolts show as well as for Mercedes Benz and Refinery29. She has read Tarot for The Zoe Report, done readings for stars and aims to bring the empowering wisdom of astrology mainstream.With a bold voice, she wants to uplift consciousness to help us evolve to a healthier more spiritual society. Her classes can be found online at www.HOI.TV/authors/shannon and you can follow her daily inspirations on Instagram @shannonyrizarry. She also teaches kundalini yoga in Portland, Oregon. What gets her out of bed is helping people align with their soul purpose.Shannon is the author of two books published by Llewellyn Worldwide, Psychic Yoga and Modern Guide to Meditation Beads.
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