Before we go too far, I’ll just go ahead and say it: Online psychic chat services have gotten a slimy rep in the past. Of course, as a psychic medium that reaction makes me sad, but I understand the general hesitation.
The truth is, getting an online psychic chat can have a TON of benefits. And yes, there are reputable places where you can get your psychic fix without ever leaving your cozy chair (or footie PJs!).
So here’s the deal… I’m going to help ditch that slimy rep that pops up around online psychic chat networks. This post will help you navigate the “who should I trust/not trust” waters, and give you the skinny on all things online psychic chats. :)
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What is an Online Psychic Chat?
Technology is amazing and constantly allowing us to connect in new ways!
Psychics can now connect to you via text chat, web chat, phone, or video chat — all without leaving their office. (A psychic chat can refer to any of these methods on your phone, iPad, or laptop.)
Actually, one of my favorite online psychic chat services,
Oranum (I’ll tell you more about them later) allows you to see your psychic LIVE while they give you a reading.
I LOVE this method because it allows you to have an instant connection with an intuitive reader and increases the trust factor. Seriously, it’s like getting a reading in person… but you get to keep your PJs and bunny slippers on!
(P.S. The camera only goes one way — so don’t worry about that messy bun or “giving anything away” with your body language.)
Online Psychic Chat Benefits
There are other benefits to an online psychic chat besides staying in your jammies! In fact, I love online psychic readings for a lot of reasons:
- Personal Connection
Believe it or not, one of the most important factors in having a great psychic reading is feeling a connection with your intuitive reader. A psychic chat can help make a super personal connection. I once had a reading with an Oranum psychic (live stream) who had the same dream catcher hanging on her wall that I have. Bam! Instant connection! Our energy was great during the reading because I felt personally connected. Phone readings are great, but the visual connection is something special.
Another benefit to psychic chats is the awesome selection of psychics available to talk with! If you live in a small town or have never been able to find a psychic you jive with in person, online is the place for you! Psychics from all over the WORLD join sites like
Oranum so you can select the best psychic for the job — no matter where you are.
- Easy to Take Notes and Record
I absolutely love how easy it is to record or take notes during an online psychic chat! I don’t know about you, but I hate cradling the phone on my neck while I scribble things down, and I don’t lug notebooks around everywhere I go. During an online psychic reading, you can easily take notes and even record the screen! Taking notes is one of the best ways to maximize your session so I highly recommend it.
- 24/7 Access
So you’re in your PJs, you’re selecting from the best psychics in the world, and you’re taking notes on your mind blowing reading… do you know what time it is? Well, it doesn’t matter. An online psychic chat allows you to reach out to an intuitive reader anytime. Yep, that means when it’s Christmas day, and your in-laws are driving you CRAZY, you can ask “what lesson is this supposed to be teaching me?!” to a waiting psychic. :)
How to Prepare for an Online Psychic Chat
So you’re going to do it — you’re going to sign up for an online psychic chat! Yay! Here’s how to prep for your first reading…
1. Find Your Psychic
Remember all those psychics from all around the world? Now it’s time to pick one. This is super important, so don’t rush and…
If choosing a psychic feels overwhelming to you, Oranum randomly selects a psychic for you (of course, you don’t have to get a reading with this psychic – you can choose whomever you want – but this random match is a pretty cool feature).
When choosing a psychic reader, take a quick note of how you feel:
- Do you instantly feel a connection?
- Do you want to tell this psychic your life story?
- Or are you feeling less NAY than YAY?
If you’re not feeling the first psychic, go ahead and choose another. Good psychics WANT you to have the best reading possible, and if you don’t feel a connection, that won’t happen.
On the flip side, challenge yourself just a little bit — especially if this is your first reading. A lot of psychics (like me) look like your next door neighbor! They may not be what you’re expecting, so give yourself a moment to adjust and settle in. However if you’re still not feeling it, don’t be shy about hitting that back button.
2. Set Your Intention
What initially made you search for a psychic chat? Maybe you’re hoping to connect with a departed loved one (you can read the signs from heaven here). Or, maybe you’re feeling anxious and stressed about work, or your significant other is weighing heavily on your mind.
No matter what your question is, focus in on it. Decide what it is you want to know about this area in your life. For example, do you want to know if you’re on the right path? Or if you should change course?
3. Be Open-Minded
The last thing you should do before you enter into your psychic chat is to open your mind.
Like it or not, there is a stigma around online readings that a lot of people struggle with. In fact, even I struggled with it at first!
But the truth of the matter is that there are a LOT of great psychics that give online and phone readings. So go into your reading with an open mind and an open heart.
Okay, you’ve done your research, you’ve gotten your intention squared away, and you know what kinds of questions you want to ask. Now sit back, and enjoy your psychic chat!
Pro Tip: Because you’re on your computer, notifications of all kinds can pop up during your session. Make sure to minimize distractions before starting your reading. Yes, that means logging out of Facebook. :)
The Best Psychic Chat Services
Plain and simple… getting an online psychic reading requires some due diligence. You wouldn’t (and shouldn’t) walk up to anyone on the street, give them your information, and start spilling about your life, right? It’s the same thing online.
Before I go too far with this, I should let you know that I’m an affiliate for a couple of these services (because they are awesome and I’ve used them myself). That said, I have worked with Oranum since 2014 and have been very pleased with them. I honestly would not list any service that I haven’t sent a close friend to. These guys are all the real deal!
If you’ve been here before, you have probably seen me mention
Oranum. In truth, they’re by far one of my favorite places to get an online psychic chat. I always say that I don’t recommend anything to you that I wouldn’t recommend to my mom — and that’s absolutely the case here.
Oranum connects you to live psychics via one-way video chat. So instead of simply reading a bio and their photo (like on other psychic networks), you get to see the psychics LIVE stream! I love this feature because it means you can have an instant visual connection and KNOW that you have the psychics undivided attention!
BTW, Oranum is designed so that when you click to get a reading, the page to a random psychic will open up. If you’re not feeling their vibe, you can click back and get another psychic. But I always recommend to give everyone a shot before discounting them.
Simply put, after using all of the major services I chose Oranum as the hands-down BEST psychic chat online.
Btw, you can try them for FREE… check it out here.
Even though I love Oranum, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention some of the other big players in online psychic chat world.
AskNow is a long standing online-psychic staple (they’ve been around for 12 years!). This community is known for a hefty screening process of all their psychics, so just like Oranum, your chances of falling into a scam significantly decrease on AskNow.
On the flip side, AskNow isn’t video based… they provide services via online chat or phone. That can take away some of the personalization, but it can also be convenient if you’re not in a place that you want to video chat – or if you’d rather talk on the phone.
Plus, if you do end up on a bum call, they will credit your account up to 5 minutes so you can find a psychic better suited for you! I love that they have this “happiness” guarantee!
I will say AskNow is my go-to for phone readings. And right now, new customers can get a 15-minute reading for just $10!
Like AskNow, Kasamba keeps things short-n-sweet and only offers phone/online chat readings (no live stream of the psychics). They have been around since 1999 (so, longer than jean jackets have been cool!) and don’t mess with anything fancy.
When you’re browsing around, you’ll click on a psychic that you’re interested in, and then it will prompt you to enter payment information (most services are the other way around). This lets you make sure you connect with someone before you pull your credit card out.
It also let’s you make sure someone is available to chat with you right when you need it! Because this network has been around for so long, they have a huge database of psychics.
According to their website, new and returning customers get 3 minutes FREE on this service, so you can try it out before fully committing. I am not an affiliate for Kasamba, but you can check them out here.
What to Do When the Psychic Chat is Over
Yay! You made it! But wait… before you hop back into your daily routine, take a moment to pause and reflect.
In the traditional setting, you would have the drive home to think about your reading. But after an online psychic chat, as soon as you hang up you can jump back into reality (or sign back into Facebook)!
Instead, take a few minutes to:
- Check in with yourself and take notice of how you’re feeling (more peaceful, relaxed, optimistic, etc.)
- Review your notes. Did you gain any clarity?
- You can also journal about breakthroughs you had during the reading. Write down initial thoughts and reactions, or ideas you had during your discussion. They don’t have to be pretty or make a lot of sense right now — just get them out of your head and onto paper!
- Lastly, if you feel a little flighty or ungrounded after your reading (yes, that’s totally normal!) take a moment to ground yourself. You can do this by eating root veggies, using some essential oils, or getting out into nature. If you need help grounding, be sure to check out this post!
Psychic Chat Takeaways
An online psychic reading can be amazing because you have all the convenience of traditional reading, but you can be in your PJ’s drinking a cup of tea!
Just be sure to do your due diligence and get educated about who you’re receiving a reading from. Then, get clear on your intentions before entering into a psychic chat, and take your time when selecting a reader. After chatting with the psychic, you’ll be armed with more clarity and energy to make positive changes in your life!