Psychic readings should be full of empowering and clarifying moments. But like anything else, it’s possible to get a bad psychic reading.
If you walk out of a reading feeling more ho-hum than ready to take on the world, don’t worry. Here are four tried and true steps for dealing with a bad psychic reading.
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What to Do if You Get a Bad Psychic Reading
I’ll never forget the worst psychic reading I ever had (you’ll find all the juicy details here if you want to read up on it).
I had waited for months to talk to a famous psychic. Once we got on the phone, it was clear she either wasn’t paying attention to me or didn’t know what she was doing.
The defining moment was when she answered the all-important question about my life path with a vague, “Yes, dear, you’re very intuitive.” As you can imagine, that wasn’t really news to me. And it definitely didn’t answer my question!
I know from experience the extreme emotions that happens after a bad psychic reading. So if you’re in that place, please take a nice, deep breath. Everything is going to be a-okay and you’re going to get through this… with more wisdom to boot!
5 Things to Do After a Bad Psychic Reading
1. Release blame
The first thing I wanted to do when I hung up with my psychic was to assign blame. On one hand, I felt I must have asked all the wrong questions. But I also wanted to leave a review revealing the psychic reader as a fraud.
I felt super emotional and questioned everything… like if I approached the call with negative energy.
But, the first step to getting over a bad psychic reading is to release blame.
You didn’t do anything wrong. And more than likely, the psychic reader didn’t intentionally give you a bad reading. Sometimes, things just happen.
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Pull out your trusty journal and take some time to reflect on your reading. But, try to do so without judgment (see above step).
Think about where in the conversation you knew it was a bad psychic reading, and what feelings you had at that moment.
Then, detail out what an AMAZING psychic reading would look like to you. Note all the differences and make a list of what you should look for in your next psychic. (If you need help getting started with journaling, read this.)
Pro tip: Journaling is also an important step after a good intuitive reading. Here are the 6 things I recommend you ask yourself after a psychic or tarot reading.
3. Look for a reason… but not too hard
As you are journaling, you may have an aha moment that gives insight into why your psychic reading was bad.
For example, after I reflected on my experience, I realized that I had placed the psychic reader on a pedestal.
During the time I had waited to talk to her I built up the expectation that she was going to fix my life.
But no matter how good she was, she couldn’t do that! Now, when I go into readings, I keep realistic expectations about what the psychic or tarot reader can do for me.
Yet, if nothing is jumping out at you, don’t look too long and hard. That can lead to the blame game which won’t help anything. :)
4. Be honest about your feelings
Part of the reason why I love the psychics at AskNow is because of their amazing customer service policy. It says: If for any reason you feel your first psychic is not a good match, end your reading and we’ll credit your account up to 5 minutes so you can find someone better suited for you.
You do NOT have to pretend to enjoy or like your psychic reading if you don’t. Psychic readings should feel comfortable and easy. So, if you get any other sorts of feelings than good ones, be honest with yourself and the psychic about them.
5. Get another reading
Like my grandma would say, sometimes you just gotta get back on that horse!
Once you’ve analyzed what happened, journaled about it, and come to terms… schedule another psychic reading if it feels good in your heart.
You likely didn’t get your questions answered, and you deserve an empowering reading!
Don’t let this one experience keep you from discovering all the things an intuitive reading can offer!
For more info on how to get a great psychic reading, check out these tips.
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