In American culture we are conditioned to think that the cheaper is better! Whether it is shopping at a thrift store, couponing, or skimping on the expensive contractor for someone more affordable, we are always watching our wallet. While there’s nothing wrong with a bit of frugality, taking someone up on a free psychic reading is generally not the best idea.
Why is that? Truth be told, there are a lot of fake and dishonest psychics out there. The metaphysical world is ripe with scammers who are hoping that looking into a crystal ball will make you hand over your cash. Those that have spent years honing their skills and truly care about their clients generally expect to be paid accordingly – and that’s actually a good thing for you!
Why Don’t Real Psychics Offer Free Readings?
When people ask me this question, my first response tends to be something along the lines of, “Well, would you go to work for free?” Their reaction typically is “Of course not!”, and for good reason! When we work hard and apply ourselves to our jobs, we expect our efforts to be valued. The same is true for psychics.
Here are some of the reasons why you typically won’t find a real psychic doing free readings:
They value their time
Just because their job may seem unusual, doesn’t mean that it does not provide great value. There is a lot that goes unseen during a psychic reading, and an enormous amount of energy is put into each session by a real psychic reader. Time is valuable, and real psychic services are worth paying for.
They have bills to pay too!
They may not go to a corporate job from 9 to 5, but psychics still have to pay the bills on time! Although some real psychics may only do readings as a hobby, for others it is a full-time career that they are immensely passionate about and use to support them and their families.
They are not trying to trick you
Fake psychics tend to offer up “freebie” readings in an attempt to hook you into paying for more readings down the road. Real psychics don’t play games like that. While they welcome repeat clients, they will never use tricks in order to keep you coming back for more.
They respect the psychic art
Real psychic readers are deeply connected to their gifts and abilities. They have spent years developing the skills of their craft and have an immense amount of compassion and respect for their clients. A reading from a skilled psychic has the power to change your life, and that is something that has a great deal of value!
How do I get Free Psychic Readings Anyway?
While most real psychics don’t make free readings a habit, there are a few exceptions that can be found. Here are some ways that you can get a legitimate psychic reading at a free or reduced cost:
Build a friendship
True psychics are sensitive, compassionate people and tend to be loyal friends. If you are lucky enough to be friends with a psychic, at some point it’s likely they will give you a reading out of the kindness of their hearts. However, it’s important to remember that building a friendship with a psychic is different than taking advantage of a friendship with a psychic.
Pay for readings in bulk
If you know that you will be going through a lot of life changes or you feel that long-term psychic support would be helpful in your life, talk to your psychic about bulk readings. Most reputable psychics will be willing to work with you to provide a reduced rate for multiple readings purchased in advance.
The metaphysical world is big on unity and supporting others in the community – and bartering fits in perfectly with that mentality. Do you make homemade products? Can you provide services that may be useful to your psychic? Don’t be afraid to approach them about bartering services or goods – it can be a win-win situation for everyone involved!
Can a Free Psychic Reading Really Ruin your Life?
While I feel that may be a bit dramatic, the short answer is possibly – but only if you let it. Most free psychic readings are offered by fake psychics, and that type of reading can cause damage to your life..
Here are some things to watch out for when getting a free psychic reading from a fake psychic:
You get scammed
Unfortunately, every industry has scam artists, and the psychic world is no exception. While there can be a lot of repercussions to having a reading with a dishonest person, you can protect yourself by not sharing personal information and doing some research on the psychic beforehand.
Unethical or frightening messages
The mark of a true psychic is that they will never use their divine messages to judge or scare you. Although it is perfectly understandable to be unnerved by this type of false reading, know that you are always perfectly safe and supported in the eyes of the universe.
You make a poor decision based on the reading
No psychic is 100% accurate, but a real psychic emphasizes your own free will. No true psychic will push you into following their advice or make an important decision for you. Stay away from free readings by psychics that don’t respect your boundaries.
Psychic readings from a skilled reader can be a wonderful, uplifting, and life-changing experience. However, that experience generally doesn’t come free. When working with a skilled psychic, don’t be afraid to ask about working out a deal! Although, you should always keep in mind that what they are doing is valuable work for both you and our world.