Reading Into My Psychic Reading

August 13, 2015
Have you ever gone to get your tarot cards read by a self-professed psychic? My friend and I were in Salem, Massachusetts; we thought we would do it "just for fun." The only thing is that my reading turned into something that stressed (and is still continuing to stress) me out when I think about it sometimes. Then, the other half of the time I will just laugh at this and dismiss it as not true at all. 

The psychic started off by introducing herself and asking my age. Then I pulled a bunch of Tarot cards from the deck, and she told me some information about myself that was accurate.

"You're really good with balancing money." My mom always says that one of my sisters blows all her money, the other one is frugal, and I am the perfect balance. I would agree with that...you know, except for when I pay $40 for a 20 minute psychic reading. Wow, good one, psychic! One point for you. 

"Are you in a relationship?" When I told her no, she did not let it go and kept pushing because I had pulled the death card which she said meant death of a relationship. I told her that my last relationship of five and a half years did not have an official end date, but that we hadn't seen each other in over a year and hadn't texted since February. I also mentioned to her that I was going to China, and she said the card meant that once I go to China it will be like this relationship is truly over because it will be like me taking the next step that I need to take to move on with my life.

"You have a lot of guilt over your last relationship, but it's not your fault." That is also true, but I think anyone who talks to me for more than two seconds on this topic could pick up on that. Even when I know someone is not right for me, I just hope that they will be the one to break up with me. Major character flaw alert... Break ups aren't easy, but I really struggle with dumping people because I feel way too anxious and terrible for "breaking someone else's heart," even though the alternative is us being together with at least one of us being unhappy, which is probably far worse. I tend to stay in relationships longer than I should. 

The psychic asked me about my astrological sign and also which sign my ex was. When I told her I was an Aries and he was a Leo, I started by saying that I knew Aries/Leo were supposed to be good matches based on every astrology site/book I've ever looked at. She told me that it can be a good match if the Aries talks the Leo up and gives the other person lots of compliments and reassurance, but when the Aries does not do that, it won't be a good relationship. She then said that Leos like to stay at home, but Aries like to go out and have adventures so that is another difference that can cause problems. What she said did describe my last relationship, but of course she knows I'm adventurous because I told her I was going to China! 

"You try too hard to please others, but you need to think about what you want and do it. Don't let other people decide for you." This is kind of an ambiguous comment, but I took it to mean that I tried working "a traditional job" in my home country, and was hoping to "settle down." This is what others wanted for me, and I decided to try it out, but wasn't very successful. (Don't you love how I mold these statements into something that fits my situation?)

"The very first Tarot card you drew was the World, which means that China will be very good for you and that there will be many opportunities. This card means that someone is ready to move on and start something new, so it's telling that this is the first one you picked." Really, I couldn't think of a card that would better represent where I am in my life right now.

So far so good, right? Well, here's the part that I didn't like so much...

"I don't see any kids in your future. Sorry."  I guess I must have seem startled because she said, "Well, let me double check by looking at your palm." After looking at my palm, she said, "I just don't see it. Sorry again." Yes, I'm not stupid, and I know that I'm 34 and single so there is a chance that this will be true, but I guess I just didn't expect to hear this in the shop. You know like in the sense that if a so-called psychic "sees" that you will get hit by a car, then she will leave that out as to not upset you? I expected the same courtesy. Of course this prompted me to Google things like "palmistry" and "children lines" and upon examining my own palm for awhile, about the only thing I wanted to do with my palm was to hit myself in the forehead with it for even Googling that in the first place.  

I don't even know for sure if kids will be right for me, but I want to be open to the possibility. I felt kind of like Carrie in Sex and the City when she realizes that Aleksandr Petrovsky might not be the one because being with him would mean the decision to never have kids would be made for her.  I don't just want to be told no, never. Hmmm...clearly, I should just run out and have a baby to prove my psychic wrong. 

As if that wasn't bad enough, then she said, "You won't ever get married or have a husband." At that point I must have looked distraught, because I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to find someone that I loved enough to be my husband one day. After all, isn't love what practically all humans basically strive to find in their lifetime? She did add, "At age 37 you will find a life partner. He might not live with you, though." Is it just me or does that sound like a gay BFF? ;) Not very encouraging! 

Okay, I don't totally believe in this stuff.  Again, I just thought it was going to be light-hearted and amusing...not full of information I did not want to hear because at my age I already sometimes worry about those things. Even though it wouldn't be the end of the world if I was single/childless forever, there's beauty in the unknown!

The friend who I was with told me not to freak out and that it was a bunch of malarkey, but she did admit that if she was told that she would never get married or have kids that she would also be concerned. I really do not think that the psychics in the shop we visited go around telling people that they will have no marriage/kids on a regular basis because otherwise they'd probably have bad reviews on Trip Advisor, and this shop has hundreds of five star reviews.

Obviously what I want to do now is go to the Savannah psychic my friend knows about and go for a reading so that hopefully she can contradict what the other psychic has told me! HA! This is very tempting, but in another sense, I know that I'm being completely ridiculous.

At the end of the day, do I KNOW what she said is true? No, of course not. Did she say some things that were upsetting?  Yes, but should I waste my time worrying about these "predictions" or should I be living my life #theadventurousway (had to promote our wonderful Instagram hashtag!) and making my own fate? I think I'll take the latter.

Have you ever gone to a psychic and not liked what you were told? 
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