This is a tough one, you have word of mouth, which is great as you normally know and trust the person that has mentioned the recommendation. But what if you do not have a recommendation? You are then left looking through a plethora of websites (these days so many more readings are done via phone or email rather than face-to-face), reviews and trying to work out if this person or that person is the right one to go with.
This is why I took the Certified Angel card Readers Course by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.
It meant that you know I have been tested by some of the best in the industry and so giving you peace of mind.
There are a few other tips I have for you when choosing a reader:-
Use your intuitionIf you go to a website and it does not "feel" right then move on to the next - this one just is not a match for you, trust what you feel.
Read the reviewsThis is so important, what have others fed back? It is also not about the quantity of reviews, it is about the quality. Also do not judge reviews by the amount of work you think the reader may have had. There are many readings I have done and still continue to do for either higher profile clients or those that wish to remain anonymous.
Get in ContactStill not sure? Contact the reader or sales team. If you are looking at larger companies that have a number of readers on their lists you will more than likely have a sales team you can talk too. If it is a reputable company you should be able to talk to the sales team and give them an overview of what you are looking for. Based on this they should be able to recommend a few readers that will be a fit for you. If you are contacting the reader direct then do expect to either email, leave a message and receive a reply within 24/48 hrs there are a plethora of reasons that readers either choose to work for a company as a contractor or use their own website to attract clients.
The upside to using a larger company is that the waiting time is usually minimal, the upside to finding an independent reader is that if you create a bond and really like their style you will often go back to the same reader time and time again. This can also still happen within a company but once again you may then need to wait until your preferred reader is available.
The first few minutes of your readingLastly if you do not feel a connection to your reader within the first few minutes then just say so and end the reading. If you have a genuine reader they will also say to you I am sorry but I am not feeling the connection. It happens, we cannot always connect. This also does not mean you are not "meant" to have a reading it simply means that reader is not a fit for you. You will then either be credited (usually with larger companies) or refunded your money to leave you free to find another reader.
Tips for getting the most out of your readingAs a little bonus, here are a few tips on how to get the most from your reading:-
Specific QuestionPrior to your reading really think about what it is you are seeking. The reading is always much more successful if you start with a specific question, more often than not you will receive a lot more information but having a starting point really does help the connection between the reader and yourself. To give an example imagine you at one end of the room and your reader is at the other, now imagine a number of narrow pathways leading from you to the reader, if you have a specific question the reader chooses that path and can walk to you easily, without a question the reader needs to work out which path is the one that leads to you in the best and quickest way.
Yes/No and how much information to giveThis is a tricky one but it is much better to reply with Yes/No as to whether the information is resonating with you than to be completely silent throughout the reading for fear of giving anything away. However, you will also need to ensure you refrain from giving away too much, this really is more to protect you and also help you to know that you have had a valued reading as you did not "feed the reader" as we in the industry call it. Here is an example, if I was giving a reading and it included mediumship and lets say I was to say I have a gentleman with me here, very tall looks to be in his mid eighties, glasses, he is wearing a brown tweed suit and I am really feeling as though this is your Dad or a father figure..... It is perfectly acceptable to say Yes, or that is my Dad or even no actually that is my Granddad but he was much more like a father to me... but then leave the information there, try not to go on and say I lived with him until I was 16, or yes we lived in Birmingham etc... as then you are not just confirming the information given you are providing information that may have been confirmed later in the reading.
For information regarding a Tarot or Angel card reading let's say I said something like I have King of Fire, which represents leadership, focus, passion and also self-development, I am sensing that this is showing me that you have really been focused lately on what it is you want career wise. You could say yes, I recently started studying, or yes I have had a career change or No it is not with career. This helps your reader to know if they are interpreting the cards correctly.
Have fun, relax, enjoy...Have fun, relax and enjoy your reading, it should be an enjoyable experience for you and the reader. The more open you can be the more enjoyable the session will be. It can hinder your experience if you are looking for something too specific, for example if you are waiting for confirmation that your "Uncle Mike" has come through and he says something about cherries... when you are looking for something that specific it can really cloud the rest of the reading as you are so focused on getting that person and that message that you are not validating the information that is coming through.
It's not set in stone...To finish I just want to explain that a reading whether Tarot, Angel cards, Psychic intuition etc... is there as a snap shot to say if you continue on this path this is where you could be heading.... It is not set in stone. This is your life, your destiny and you always have the choice to change direction. If you do not like where the reading is taking you then great as you know you need to change something. If you like where the reading is taking you then great, keep doing what you are doing.
I hope you have found this useful and if you have a reading I hope that it brings you peace and clarity. If you would like to book a reading with me then visit my Angel and Tarot Card Reading page
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