People often search for an absolutely free online psychic reading because, let's face it, seeing a legitimate intuitive can be expensive. But, is this a good idea? Is that 'free' reading really free after all?
There is one super popular website that offers an absolutely free online psychic reading for the first three minutes for newbies to their site. Actually, many of the popular psychic hotlines have introductory offers like this.
Sounds generally awesome, doesn't it? It might be, as long as you keep these caveats in mind:
Many of the sites I looked at work this way. One site said that when your free minutes are almost up, you will hear a chime - at that point you can pay for more time if you wish.
So let's take a look at what the absolutely free online psychic reading could potentially cost:
If the psychic charges $6.99 after the first 3 minutes and
it takes you 30 minutes to get your answer – which it most likely will - that
absolutely free online psychic reading would cost $188.73 (30 minutes – 3 free
minutes = 27 minutes).
In the real world, you wouldn't visit a new hairdresser and ask them to cut a small portion of your hair to see if you'll like it, would you? No, you would probably get referrals from friends and find a salon that has a good reputation.
Referrals can be a great route to finding a wonderful intuitive reader or medium, too. And many reputable psychics will refund your money within the first few minutes of your session if you feel uncomfortable, or if the psychic feels that they cannot read you.
It may sound like I'm bashing psychic hotlines - I'm not. There are definitely some fantastic and legitimate readers that work for psychic hotlines. I know some of them personally. The problem is that it can be hard to weed out the real intuitive readers from the non-legitimate ones. Often, all you can see is a small photo of the psychic posted next to their name (fake names like Angel Moon are common), and a brief and vague bio.
And some spiritual communities do minimal screening of the readers they hire. I heard a story about one man who worked for a popular psychic hotline. He would tell his phone clients that he needed a few moments to shuffle his tarot deck and "tune" into the cards. But that's not what he was doing at all. Instead, he was making himself a sandwich while leaving clients hanging on the phone so that he would make more money!
It's sad that people do this. They really do ruin it for the ethical readers who are gifted and want to help people.
If you are interested in trying a free online psychic reading, I recommend you check out Oranum (affiliate). It's the only online spiritual community I know of that allows you to try out various readers absolutely free so that you can find someone you connect with.
My favorite thing about Oranum is that you are in a live video chat with the psychic you are working with. This way, you get to see who you are working with and KNOW that they are focusing on you and not on sandwich making. They also have a refund policy which you can read more about on their site.
If you've decided that you'd like to try an absolutely free online psychic reading from a hotline, keep these tips in mind:
If psychic hotlines aren't for you, but you'd like a reading, you might like to check out this article about how to find a great reader.