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How to Host Your Own “Be a Psychic” Party



I walked up to the lobby counter of the country club and asked, “I’m here for the party… where is the room?” They smiled and gestured to the room on the right, where music and laughter was coming from. “Follow the fun sounds?” I asked as I smiled and went.

I walked into the party room in awe. I stopped dead at the open doorway. The dining room table was set, long-ways, with table settings out and almost all the guests already present, except for the birthday girl. It was gorgeous, inviting, and fun, with everyone having a good time already, yet still anticipating the person-of-honor’s arrival.

The hostess thought of everything for this themed party, including hiring me to give readings, of course. The pièce de résistance (besides me, naturally) was the gorgeous party favors: different sets of crystals placed in a compartmentalized tray, with paper cutouts signifying each crystal’s meaning, and transparent colored silk baggies for putting crystals in.

“I would have never thought of that, what a wonderful idea!” I gushed to the hostess. In the corner was a beautifully laid out table, ready for me to place my tarot cards on and begin my readings for that afternoon. I sat myself down, smiled to the guests, and gestured for the first person to come take a seat and get a reading.

I walked out of that private party absolutely glowing with every detail thought out, and memories of the wonderful people I read for.

But you don’t need a professional reader to host a party like that of your very own! (Though, ahem, I DO do party readings… and you can get on my schedule here).Continue Reading

How to Recover from Giving a “Bad” Reading


“Don’t bother, she’s not worth it.”

Those words continued to ring in my ears, long after the reading was over. A snide comment, made to the client’s friend, as they sailed out the door. Whether or not she meant for me to hear it, I’ll never know. But I sure did.

It’s not like I was inaccurate, it was more like the client wasn’t enthralled, and I had to remind myself that not every reading is going to be a slam dunk.

It’s something that we have to, as readers, remind ourselves often… Especially when starting out. Readings may be stilted, awkward, sometimes going very fast like a ticker tape, or slow and having to be drawn out, paused, or outright stopped based on how the cards come out or the information is flowing. This is to be expected.

If you are lucky, after a few years of this work, the majority of your clients will be regulars or “your type” of clients, accustomed to your style or way of working, and the ho-hum readings will become more fewer or further between. You will attract more of the better fit clients, and less of the awkward. Less… But not none.Continue Reading

Natural Isn’t Supernatural: Why ESP Isn’t Extrasensory

Natural Isn’t Supernatural: Why ESP Isn’t Extrasensory


When I was little, I wanted superpowers (who didn’t?). I was drawn to TV shows that were science fiction/fantasy, shows like The Tomorrow People (the Nickelodeon import from the UK version) in which the teenagers would teleport and read each other’s minds. Movies like Escape to Witch Mountain with the twin brother and sister that ended up being telekinetic and telepathic aliens. And don’t even get me started on the classic 80s movie Teen Witch, starring Blake Lively’s older sister, Robyn (did you know that?).

But I’ve come to find that those supernatural powers out of sci/fi and fantasy turn out to not be so supernatural at all… That our “sixth sense”, known as being psychic or intuition, is in fact very natural after all. And my childhood self would be delighted to discover some of those superpowers I always wanted as a child I have come to practice and fine-tune as an adult, professionally as a tarot reader and personally.Continue Reading

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