What do some psychics and politicians have in common? They’re both excellent bullsh*t artists!
Smoke and mirrors
Promises of imminent events in your life, predictions prepared especially for you, insights of urgency, special transits going on in your chart and other various high pressure tactics used by some psychics and astrologers should be disregarded and considered nothing more than gibberish designed to reel you and your money in to their parlor of tricks.
Even if these ‘experts’ are highlighted on major sites such as MSN, Yahoo, Huffington Post or others, the only expertise going on is quackery. These sites don’t check for authenticity or credibility.
Here’s an example of such tactics:
If you don’t answer me in the next few hours, this incredible opportunity you have to experience true happiness is going to be given to someone else. That’s the decision I’ve been forced to come to, despite my sincere desire to do whatever I can to help you.
Now it’s looking like Sylvia will be the one to benefit from this special operation even though I had specifically intended it and reserved it for you. And it really is a special privilege – one that it’s still not too late for you to accept.
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That’s right, I could tell that you were reading my email at this very moment. I was meditating when suddenly I felt a very strong psychic call coming from you. In my view that constitutes definite proof that there’s a very strong mediumnic connection linking us together…
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What I can also say is that my entire being and all of the gifts I possess as a medium are telling me that I can help you find happiness and success. Between you and me, what other possible explanation could there be for the call I just received from your spirit a minute ago? Across the distance that separates us, I could hear your thoughts… I had visions of the happiness that lies ahead for you and that I need to tell you about as soon as possible. Success awaits you! All you have to do is answer me by clicking on the link.
Your friend …
A friend of mine recently contacted me with this question:
“I had a complimentary reading done & they said I am fast approaching a “once in a lifetime” transit period! Can u tell me if this is correct or advertising hype to get me to send $?”
Before actually looking at her natal chart, I replied, telling her that it was a scam. About a week later, she wrote me again with this message:
“Boy were u ever right! When I didn’t send $ to astrology people they sold my address to psychics & all manner of that type (all of whom have vital news for me) haha. You’d think I’d know better having worked in direct mail?! Anyway thanks for the heads- up & have a Merry CHRISTmas!”
This one is included for a little levity; it’s from Funny Jokes and Pictures on FB:
A male frog goes to a psychic. The psychic tells him, “You are going to meet a beautiful young girl who will want to know everything about you.”
The frog becomes excited, “This is great! Will I meet her at a party?”
“No,” says the psychic, “in her biology class.”
Happy people don’t consult psychics, astrologers or tarot readers
The worst time to seek guidance from a psychic/astrologer/tarot reader is when we’re desperate, lonely, discouraged or emotional, and yet, it’s the time we’re most likely to seek advice, and our discernment skills don’t pick up on the luring tactics being used against us.
This legion of psychics/astrologers/readers are nothing more than predators preying on the emotionally vulnerable, confused or searching souls looking for answers to questions that strike a chord in all of us: who are we and what is our place in the universe?
If someone has to answer this question for you, you will only live out their opinion, not your own authentic self which you tuned into through practices such as prayer, meditation and contemplation.
This is not to suggest that genuine healers, diviners, psychics and astrologers shouldn’t charge for their services. All legitimate professionals who provide a valid service and/or product deserve compensation.
But, professionals advertise; charlatans lure and bait.
The art of seduction
Some psychics and astrologers will draw us in slowly, luring us with self-help and self-actualization language that stirs the desire to awaken to our highest self and live the life we were meant to live.
We read paragraph after meaningful paragraph, becoming hooked and engaged with each effusive and carefully scripted word until we reach the punch line: $$.
The New Year is an especially auspicious time for these high pressure ploys. We’re all looking to make positive changes and we’re more susceptible to these tactics.
A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing
If you provide your birth data to one of these ‘charlatans,’ they will be able to come up with enough verifiable information about you to convince you that they are the real deal and that the vital information they have about you is true.
As an astrologer, without knowing anything about a person except their birth date, I can describe enough personality patterns accurately to make my knowledge of the person seem divined.
For example, it’s no trick to tell a Leo that they struggle with pride issues; nearly all Geminis deal with restless, nervous energy; most Cancerians will resonate to the feedback that they are very moody and hypersensitive; and there are few Virgos walking around that aren’t highly critical people.
These nuggets of true information are cleverly positioned and dressed up with a lot of fluff and magician’s smoke and mirrors so that it keeps the person engaged and mesmerized.
How to tell the difference between a fraud and the real deal
A sincere person doesn’t need to employ high pressure tactics to get your business. A sincere person doesn’t need to use seductive ploys that suggest impending circumstances that they insist you must be warned about. A genuine diviner would never attempt to hook you with reports of vital information that might change your life.
Several years ago, a woman contacted me for a natal chart. As we talked, I learned that she was going through the empty nest process of her last child leaving home. Her highly emotional state was getting the best of her and she was convincing herself that ‘something was wrong.’
My advice to her was that there was no need for her to get her chart done; what she was going through was just life.
Common sense, which can easily elude us when we’re emotional, desperate, discouraged or lonely, is the best guide. A general rule of thumb is: when in doubt, don’t.
The best way to avoid these frauds is to cultivate good inner listening skills through meditation, prayer and contemplation. And, have a few good friends to talk things over with in those hours of need.
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