How to Spot a Fake Psychic: 9 Things You Need to Know
There are many authentic and caring psychics who sincerely want to help people heal and find guidance using their abilities. These psychics believe that they are here to serve humanity and to serve Spirit. Then, there are fake psychics who prey upon vulnerable people. These fake psychics exploit others who are experiencing heart break, loss, and trauma.
Here are some tips to differentiate the fake and the real.
Street psychics are generally a bad idea.
I have generally never heard anything positive about psychics with neon signs on street corners, or psychics who approach and surprise people in public spaces. Instead, go to a local metaphysical store that has a good reputation; they may employ psychics they believe in—as they will usually get a reading from them before hiring them.
Say no to psychics that offer curses.
Beware of any fake psychics that claims you have a curse that is making you unlucky or unable to find a partner. Curses are only as strong as your belief in them, so a fake psychic telling you that you are cursed is only burying you deeper in fear.
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Avoid psychics that give you eerie warnings.
Another way a fake psychic will exploit your fear is through warning you of something vague and not telling you what to do about it, or that the only way you could avoid such a situation would be to purchase another one of their services. All they will say is “be careful” with this person, this place, this job, etc. with no guidance.
Psychics that charge for ‘additional services' aren't credible.
In addition to claiming you are cursed, fake psychics will also offer services outside of the session, such as lighting a candle or praying for you for a specific amount of days to heal you. They will usually charge exorbitant amounts of money and convince you that they are your savior.
No psychic should claim their readings are 100% accurate.
Any psychic claiming 100% accuracy is fake. Even the most tested and famous psychics do not claim to be 100% accurate. Real psychics know that messages may get misinterpreted, and that timing and future paths are malleable based on the clients' energy and decisions.
Psychics that practice black magic are a no-go.
There are psychics who practice magic, and who may claim that they can get your ex partner back, or put a hex on your enemy. DO NOT DO THIS. It is not right to tamper with anyone's free will in this way, and it will only come back to hurt you in the end.
Psychics that give you general information may not know anything.
A fake psychic will give you only general information, and they will read your body language or face to gauge your reactions. A real psychic can tune into your energy, and can help validate specific things—a name, a memory, a place, etc.
Fake psychics will make you want to come back for more.
A fake psychic will do anything to make you dependent on their services, and they may say you need to come back often for guidance. A real psychic will usually ask you to come back in 3 months, 6 months, or even a year. A real psychic does not want you to be dependent, they want you to feel empowered.
Psychics aren't all bad; just do your research first.
Finally, before booking a session with a psychic, please do your research. Real psychics, such as the ones you'll find on Keen.com or other credible psychic networks, will often have an email address or phone number where you can ask questions about their process before a reading. Look for trusted testimonials, trust in your own intuition to feel out their energy and authenticity, and understand that the power is always in the present, and a real psychic will remind you of that.
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