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Best Practices to Avoid Common Mistakes Psychics Make

In the beginning of my career, I had no way of knowing how to avoid common psychic mistakes beginner psychics invariably make. I had an excellent teacher named Dr. Alice Bowers. However, Alice would not be standing over my shoulder when I did my very first professional psychic readings.

My First Professional Readings

I clearly remember the day I did my first professional readings. Alice and her partner were giving a psychic fair at their psychic center in downtown Phoenix. I had set up my table, but then, was nowhere to be found.

Alice finally located me in the back room with the supplies. I was too scared to go out on the floor. After some words of encouragement from Alice, I slithered out to my table. As it happened, a friend of mine who had come down to the fair, immediately sat down at my table from me. I felt I was saved — at least for the moment.

After giving my friend a reading, someone else took her chair right away. It seemed I was off and running. As it turned out, I had one client after another for the entire day. At the end of the day, I counted my reading slips. It’d done it! And, I’d helped many people and made money at the same time.

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It Didn’t End There

For the next thirty years, I did professional psychic and eventually Mediumship readings alongside my corporate career. Some sessions were done at night and some I squeezed into my weekend. Along the way, I accumulated vital tips and learned from some disastrous mistakes.

Now I’m passing these valuable insights on to you.  In a way, I feel like I am passing the torch.

I’m retired now from doing readings and am entirely focused on teaching. By my calculation, I’ve done psychic readings and Mediumship sittings for more than 3,000 clients!

The world is much different than when I started out in the early 1980’s. And, there is much more positive exposure available to the psychics starting out today.

A lot of this positive exposure has occurred because of the inception of the Internet. Before the Internet, I personally had to rely on print advertising which was quite costly.

Now there is social media and YouTube for getting a psychic reading business started.

Before you get too far into your psychic career, you might like to know about some essential lessons I learned right out the gate.

Here Are Four Common Mistakes Some Novice Psychic Make:

  1. Not enough practice time going in. This shows in your readings.
  2. Relying too heavily on book meanings and not your own intuitive insights
  3. Not having a clear and concise method for conducting your  readings.
  4. Having the tendency to tell clients what they want to hear even if it’s wrong information.

Let’s address these important points about common psychic mistakes in order:

Confidence and accuracy come from practice, practice, and more practice. Although I began doing readings for friends with a Tarot book in one hand and moving cards around with the other, I realized this made some folks uncomfortable. So, I stopped giving readings for a while and intensely studied the meanings of the cards.

I resumed giving readings without the security blanket of my Tarot instruction book.

Over time, I began to realize that the cards spoke to me in an intuitive language of their own. This revelation was the beginning of trusting and relying on my intuitive insights without having to memorize exact meanings from a book.

You can do the same. Learning card meanings from books, or cheat sheets, are a good starting point. However, the best and most accurate readings come from within us if we listen to our inner psychic senses.

Have a Clear Idea of How to Do a Reading

It’s essential to have a clear idea of how to conduct a reading. Additionally, let your client know how you work and what to expect in the reading.

Do you use Tarot or Oracle cards? Or, do you begin reading by doing some psychometry, astrology, or numerology? Do you connect with a client’s energy give a reading without the use of divination tools? Whichever way you prefer to do readings, let your client know what to expect.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, don’t get into the trap of telling your client what they want to hear. This will always come back at you later like a boomeranged nightmare.

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by Carol Nicholson, Ph.D., and Certified Psychic-Medium

Hi! I’m Carol Nicholson and I hope you enjoyed this post! I’m dedicated to providing helpful, valuable, and fascinating blogs on a wide range of spiritual and psychic arts topics. Don’t forget to subscribe so you won’t miss out on my most recent posts and announcements of new courses!

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