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"Astoundingly accurate."
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Frequently Asked Questions

“For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible”
Stuart Chase

Who is considered a genuine, accurate & legitimate psychic and what is considered a great psychic reading?

Artist Elena Ray. Mixed medium art collage with panels of leaves and a circle. Connected to All. All are One. www.psychicsophie.com

A legitimate and genuine psychic is one who provides accurate psychic insight or information along with solid practical advice, which aids you in making the best choices for yourself.

Genuinely honest, good psychics can and do capture a lot of information in all areas of your life: love / relationships, work or career, family and other people, creativity, business, finances, events, or situations.

A great psychic reading should uplift self-esteem, emphasize talents and abilities, encourage self-examination, provide clarity, understanding, or alternate forms of thought, pinpoint problem areas, issues, or patterns, and assist in finding concrete solutions.

Psychics often indicate that they are 2nd, 3rd, or 4th generation psychics. What does this mean?

In my opinion, it means absolutely nothing. It sounds more like a marketing tool or a way in which to imply possession of a greater or stronger lineage of psychic ability. As far as I’m concerned, this is bull. Psychic ability is energy and God/the Universe gave it to all of us in abundant supply. It isn’t the DNA of a particular nose or shape of mouth.

How accurate are you with psychic / Tarot card readings? Are you ever wrong?

As the saying goes, the proof is in the pudding. I have repeat clients, client referrals, and client testimonials that by all accounts would clearly indicate my level of accuracy as a psychic / Tarot card reader. Accuracy is a relative term though, and depends upon your perceptions, expectations, the way you process the information provided, and the actions you take.

When I do a reading, much also depends upon timing, and timing is relative too. Clients have repeatedly said, it either all made sense in the moment, or parts in the moment and some other parts unfolded over time; such as minutes after their reading, some within the week, some 2-months later, and some up to 6-months or more―and all of these separate events / situations were revealed in the one / same reading!

At times, legitimate psychics can misinterpret information they intuit or glean from Tarot cards, but our clients can also misinterpret what they hear too. Speaking for myself, I am very honest, act with integrity, and my goal is always to provide the best, most accurate psychic reading possible, as I feel the intuitive / psychic information received is meant to impart profound spiritual guidance. Keeping detailed notes and/or a recording will allow a basis for your own assessment.

By virtue of my particular psychic reading process, and that I don’t ask questions, at the very beginning of your reading, you and I will both know if this is an instance that I am not connecting. This happens on rare occasion, and yes, under this circumstance, we will stop the reading immediately and I will provide a full refund.

Artist Elena Ray. Leaf collage with ancient yogic deities mural. Essential nature. www.psychicsophie.com

Do I need a question(s) in mind before I get a Tarot card or psychic reading?

I don’t require any questions in which to focus upon or any information from you. In all likelihood, whatever is concerning you will show up in your reading.

Many Tarot card readers or psychics can’t read for someone unless they have your question(s) in mind first. Although this may be a legitimate need for some genuine intuitives or psychics, to me, it raises a potential red flag.

Over the years, I have seen many psychics / Tarot card readers. At first sitting, most would ask what questions I had in mind, and I would say, “I am completely open, tell me what you see or feel.” This often flustered them to the point where they could not read me at all.

It was a very rare occasion to run across someone who was truly able to connect to my energy and/or those around me and offer information that was accurate or helpful without my providing clues. A psychic reading is energy based. In my opinion, either a psychic or Tarot reader can read one’s energy in that moment or they can’t. Why would they need direction?

There are times when a legitimate or genuine psychic is connecting, but the information presented isn’t in the client’s consciousness as yet. However, in an instance such as this, it should still be a smaller piece of the whole reading pie. Most should resonate, and the client should not need to give overt pointers in the process.

That is not to say that a client should not interact with their psychic or ask questions. Rather, in my opinion, a client should limit interaction: provide little or no information, indicate by yes or no if something resonates or not, or if needed, ask for further clarity about the information presented.

Artist Elena Ray. Woman with angel wings and nest. Over soul. www.psychicsophie.com

What length of time do I need for a psychic reading?

Most of my clients prefer a minimum of 30 minutes for their reading, and I agree this is optimum. It allows enough time to cover the most important issues and to ask some additional questions without feeling hurried or rushed. A 45 or 60 minute reading is not usually necessary unless issues are many or complicated.

How often should I get a psychic or Tarot reading?

There is no prescription for how often. Ultimately, one needs to trust their intuition or feelings about this. When asked, I advise my clients to get a psychic reading if they feel confused or lost, big life changes are occurring, relationships are difficult, they need some clarity or direction due to several issues going on, they have difficult decisions to make, or they feel in need of spiritual guidance. Ideally, one should not create dependence, rather, allow time for reflection or understanding and seek assistance when needed.

Artist Elena Ray. Mixed medium collage with ancient Chinese anatomy illustration, Chinese calligraphy reading wind, earth, and fire, and Ginkgo leaf. www.psychicsophie.com

Do you provide recorded Tarot card / psychic readings or can I record my psychic reading with you?

I often provide a lot of information, and recorded readings will help you to remember exact details.

As a convenience to you, voice recorded readings are provided for Skype and phone psychic readings only. If you’d like a recorded copy of your psychic reading, please check the appropriate box when making your appointment request. Files are saved as MP3 and a link will be provided. If you’d like to save the recording, you must download it to your computer within 5 days after your reading, otherwise, the link access will be removed.

Please understand; I am not responsible for any glitches or non-recordings that may occur. Keeping precise notes as a backup is well advised.

You may record your reading in accordance with Terms, Conditions, and Disclaimer

Artist Elena Ray. A cedar wood pathway. Connect to your Higher Self. Soul direction. www.psychicsophie.com

How good or great is a psychic reading over the phone or Skype? Shouldn’t the person be present?

Intuition or psychic ability is energy, and everything in the Universe is composed of energy, including us. That we are all separate from each other or anything else in the Universe is an illusion. We are all connected and there is no time, space, or distance between us. For this reason, a good psychic reading by Skype or phone is no different to a good in-person or face-to-face psychic reading.

Can Tarot readers / psychics provide time, timing, or time frames?

One Universal law is cause and effect, and as Einstein proved, time is relative. Your choice(s) in the past and present (cause) are what will create your future (effect). The people, events, or situations around you are also creating their own cause and effect. Both combined take the Hands of God to orchestrate, and often, God decides to throw in a miracle and/or a surprise or two as well.

Therefore, we must be patient and have faith in the process of our lives. Everything has a purpose, a time and place, and it will all fall into place when everything is in Universal order and not a moment before.

Divinations with Tarot cards can indicate timing and a psychic may intuit a time frame, at least within our understanding of time, but neither Tarot cards nor the Universe cares about time or even recognizes it―if you must, use timing as a possible guidepost, and never a rule.

Artist Elena Ray. Woman bowing to horse. Horse whisperer. Inner peace. www.psychicsophie.com

I have received many Tarot readings or psychic predictions, such as; I would meet someone new, get that job, or move. It seems that many of these psychic predictions don’t come true. Why is that?

There are several reasons why a psychic reading may or may not seem to ring true, and it may lay with the psychic, the client, or both. The psychic may have had little or no true psychic ability, and simply told you what you wanted to hear. Conversely, the psychic may have had true psychic ability and doing their best; provided solid, accurate information and the client not wanting to hear whatever it was, simply dismissed it. There are also instances when legitimate psychics misinterpret information received, or clients misinterpret what they hear.

Additionally, there is a huge difference between a “new” relationship, job, etc., and a “good” one. A legitimate and honest psychic / spiritual counselor wants the latter for you as much as you want this for yourself. As such, they will do their best to pinpoint what or where this might be and provide guidance, which can help you attain it for yourself. They will equally point out those issues or obstacles that may be hindering progress, and provide similar helpful guidance.

Your Higher Spiritual Self has a goal; and that goal is always to serve you in the highest possible way. It wants you to have exactly what is meant for you, and it is always present showing the way. However, you are also a co-creator in the unfolding of your life, and life is in constant motion of preparation and process.

Again, a good psychic reads energy, which works in conjunction with your Spiritual Guides, Spirit Guides, or Higher Self, not against it/them, and the energy expressed is often “potential.” What this means is thinking in terms of what is “hovering” and just waiting to land. When this may or may not land, is essentially up to you.

Metaphorically speaking, if (you) the landing field is clear, ready, balanced, and prepared, you will likely experience a solid landing, which arrives on time. If, however, the landing field is littered with pot holes (old scars that need healing), weeds that need removing (false or outworn beliefs negatively affecting self-esteem), or the field is a slippery slope (looking for a quick fix, not long-term gain), the landing is likely delayed until inner work is done and repairs are made. This same principle applies to any other individuals who may be involved in the unfolding, in which case, it may take some time, and so be patient.

If there is any inner work required, you are the only one who can do it. No one else has a magic wand, magic pill, or any other ability whatsoever to change, alter, hasten up or slow down your process, but you. You have all of the power and no one else, despite any pseudo-psychic claims made to the contrary.

Artist Elena Ray. Chinese Bonsai tree. Quiet meditation. www.psychicsophie.com

Can I change psychic predictions concerning my future or destiny?

Regardless of psychic predictions regarding one’s destiny or future, in my opinion, and as controversial as this may sound, the answer is maybe yes and maybe no. Yes, it involves your free will choice, and in that sense, the answer is yes. However, this choice may also require a heightened personal awareness or consciousness and be in alignment with God / the Universal Source, otherwise, the answer may be no.

I began deep study of Tarot cards in 1993. Five years into my Tarot studies, I started to believe that we didn’t have free will. As a result, I had many a friendly argument with others, because at the time, nary a person believed this could be possible and thought I was out of my mind.

Fast forward to 2008, when the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, in collaboration with the Charité University Hospital and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Berlin did a study indicating that our unconscious mind makes decisions up to 7 seconds before our conscious mind becomes aware. What does this mean? We have long believed that we, our conscious mind, is in control and making decisions, which is essentially enacting our “free will”, but as this study indicated, this may not be the case at all.

For those of us who believe in God / a Universal Guiding Force, in part, this may answer those questions as to why we don’t get what we want exactly when we want it, or we find ourselves walking a completely different path to the one that we consciously chose. In other words, unless and until we are in alignment with this Guiding Force, our so-called free will is limited to only those choices that will eventually bring us there or be in this alignment.

This may also explain why we might make decisions that are of a repetitive nature, in that we repeat those uncomfortable or unpleasant patterns of experience, until we do the required inner work, which brings understanding or transcendence, and therefore eventually breaks these unhealthy patterns.

Artist Elena Ray. Sea snail photo based illustration. Golden Mean. Golden Ratio. www.psychicsophie.com

Psychic or healing abilities are God given gifts. Are all psychics spiritual or more spiritually advanced than other people are?

God created all of us and we are all loved equally. Everything is a gift from God. One being or gift is no greater or lesser than the next, because all are equal in their greatness.

Additionally, spirituality is as spirituality does. In other words, walk the talk. Not long ago, I wandered into a local mechanics shop. Stocked on the table and in the bookshelf was Christian literature and a Bible; giving the impression of a shop operated by people with Christian values and integrity. This couldn’t have been further from the truth.

Not all psychics are spiritual psychics, have an understanding of metaphysical / Universal / spiritual laws, believe in God, or practice with honesty and integrity, any more than the aforementioned mechanic, a doctor, lawyer, or CPA. Some may be aloof and cantankerous with mad skills, others friendly and hilarious with marginal skills. Human beings are human beings, complete with a light and a dark side. When seeking anyone’s services, always use good, sound judgment; not based on appearances, such as religious materials, a nice office, or friendliness. If you’d like to know more about my spiritual beliefs, click here: About Sophie

How can you tell the difference between an honest / genuine, legitimate psychic and one who isn't?

To become aware and educate yourself, I highly recommend that you read my article: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

Have you provided psychic / Tarot card readings for people who are skeptics and/or don't believe in psychics or Tarot cards? If so, what happens?

Yes I have, and many times. Usually, I meet these people at events or parties and because I was hired for the event, they hold the mistaken belief that I must be the so-called “entertainment / psychic”.

Since the party host pays for my psychic / Tarot card readings, skeptics will try it as a lark. Usually these encounters go very well; however, I remember one such man, whose initial behavior was quite belligerent and insulting at his approach. Almost taunting me, he made it very clear that he thought what I do is a joke and his sitting before me was for his amusement.

When I told him that he was cheating on his wife and stealing from his business partner, his chin nearly dropped to the floor, as he looked nervously to the next table where his wife sat, fearful that she had overheard.

There were other things said to him as well, and I feel quite certain that his attitude has since changed.

Artist Caras Ionut. Soul 2 Soul connection. www.psychicsophie.com

What kind of psychic are you?

If you decide to choose me as your psychic Tarot reader / spiritual counselor, it’s probably because you have read my website and can clearly understand what I am about. If you come back to me again, it’s probably because I was ethical, honest, legitimate, and accurate, I cared about you, I enabled you to make better choices for yourself, I was spiritually illuminating / uplifting, you felt clarity or understanding, you really liked me, or I provided you with some wind so you could fly…

Legitimate psychics can and do capture a lot of information in all areas of your life; concerning people, love / relationships, events, situations, work / career, and finances, but we can’t manipulate your life. We are not magicians, so we cannot change your life or make those things you wish for to appear, or get rid of those things you wish would disappear.

We can; however, see trends and help point you in a direction that feels right and better to you, or highlight those directions that might not be. We can identify emotions and attachments, provide enlightenment, guidance, or spiritual counseling, and always, always, we can pray with you and for you, but, regardless of what we say, you hold all the power to disregard, change, perceive, take action or not, transcend, or make your dreams come true. Please read my Testimonials for more info.

Why is there such a huge disparity between what each psychic or Tarot reader charges for psychic services?

Artist Nune Hovhannisyan. Horoscope astrology. www.psychicsophie.com

The best, most accurate psychic reading is not necessarily received via the most famous, top, or well-known psychic.

While this adage usually holds true, you get what you pay for: there is no substantive difference between a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes that cost $3,000.00 and a well-made pair of Italian shoes that cost $300.00. In this case, there is no difference in quality; rather, what someone is willing to pay and what motivates them to pay it. The key point here is quality.

One can also purchase something inexpensive at lesser quality, and find they need to replace this item repeatedly and at a far greater cost than it might have been to buy quality in the first place. Psychic readings are no different. Inaccurate or unhelpful readings can add up.

Without judgment, we all have our reasons, which motivate our decisions, and we all have the right to decide whatever we feel is best for us. Click here for a complete list of my Services and Rates.

Are you a pet psychic / animal psychic?

At one time, I provided Tarot readings at a wonderful coffee shop called Aroma in Studio City, CA. Since it has an animal-friendly outdoor café, many dogs were always around. Although I don't call myself an animal or pet psychic, on numerous occasions, I read the energy / thoughts / images that these doggies sent. When the images came, I informed the “anipal” / guardian of what I saw.

Sometimes it would be a description of the kitchen or area where the dog ate, what his or her bowl looked like, what type of food they received - and if they liked or disliked it. I would also pick up their general / overall feelings, and if they were or felt ill, or images of how or where they are walked. I can tell you this, some clearly indicated that they don't like it when their chain is jerked against their neck or they are thrust from one side to another during a walk!

As with people, I do energy / Reiki healing with our “anipals” too.

Do you have an 800 or 900 telephone line?

No, I don’t. Payment for my services is processed through PayPal, not a phone line, and this way you maintain full control. You choose the amount of time for your reading and you are charged for that amount of time, period. This way, everyone knows what to expect and there are no surprises. If you choose a psychic phone or Skype reading, I will make the contact, so no need to worry about long-distance charges either.

Can a psychic reunite me with a loved one?

As much as one might want this for his or her self, they must accept that no one can control or alter the path that another may wish, need, or feel compelled to take. If anyone claims the ability to do this, run, don’t just walk away.

Is everyone psychic or intuitive?

Artist Elena Ray. Ancient sun and anatomy. www.psychicsophie.com

YES. We are all psychic or intuitive. Some of us are far more right-brained, therefore, more open or sensitive to psychic energy and those who have this acute psychic sensitivity, have learned not to second-guess or doubt this energy. Those who don’t view themselves as psychic are usually far more left-brained, and therefore, have a tendency to question, doubt, or chalk up a psychic experience as being just a coincidence. Still others prefer to say that they just had a “gut-feeling”, without explaining how their guts were able to think or feel! (joking).

How can I increase my own psychic abilities or ability to intuit?

If you would like to develop or strengthen your psychic abilities, the very best way is through the practice of meditation. Another great way is using Tarot cards.

What can I do to make him or her love me?

Artist Elena Ray. Two wind-dried sunflowers. Awakening Spiritual Guidance. www.psychicsophie.com

We cannot make someone love us, and regardless of his or her capability or incapability, it has no bearing whatsoever on our own lovability. Always know who you are and that you are a loving being: deserving to receive love and to give love in return. The most important relationship you will ever have is with yourself.

In my opinion, true love is unconditional. Anyone who tries to manipulate another does not truly love them. When we love another, we want what they feel is best for them, no matter what that might be; agreeable to us or not, and no matter if it means that we must let them go in the process. You might need to strengthen your sense of self, in order to attract a mutually loving relationship with another.

Do I need to be psychic to learn to read Tarot cards?

Everyone is psychic or intuitive, and anyone who wants to, can learn to read Tarot cards. In fact, learning and using Tarot cards can awaken or deepen your own psychic abilities.

What exactly is a psychic or Tarot card reading?

Intuition or psychic ability emanates via the unconscious mind, collective unconscious, and/or the Universal / God Mind in the form of energy. Genuine psychics or Tarot card readers connect to this energy in a myriad ways: clairvoyance, clairaudience, empathy, or Tarot cards are but a few.

Effectively, it’s a way in which our Higher Self communicates to us; offering assistance, solutions, or understanding, which is often communicated via symbolism or synchronicity (meaningful coincidence). The unconscious symbolism of our dreams metaphorically represents aspects of our lives. A psychic or Tarot card reading can operate similarly. Both transmit this energy in the form of symbolic information, which may require some deciphering to understand.

Since we are not separate from each other and connected to one another, psychic readings or Tarot cards pick up information about you, those around you, and events or situations that affect you and/or those in your environment.

How accurate are TV psychic portrayals and why does it seem that information is often out of context? Like, I see red shoes and the number 26...?

Artist Elena Ray. Alchemical vessel. Pneuma. Soul Spirit. www.psychicsophie.com

Television and other media (written or otherwise) are always geared toward making the biggest impact or eliciting a desired response from an audience. Therefore, well executed editing can create a wholly different context, dependent upon this desired effect. Because of editing or purposeful manipulation, we may never know the full context or truth of what we see or read. In the case of psychics, this is unfortunate, as we may not see those moments of inaccuracy, which would go a long way in dispelling the myth that psychics are somehow omnipotent.

The Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo, receives various messages that may seem out of context or in bits and pieces, but this is how Spirit communicates to her. Perhaps departed loved ones share particular idiosyncrasies so they feel heard by those who knew them well.

Psychics, psychic mediums, and their particular abilities, find expression in a variety of ways and forms. Like all people, each is uniquely different. Rather than try to explain why it may seem out of context, let me provide an example.

Once, I read for a woman, I'll call her Rose, who asked me about her teen step-daughter, Jenny, who had recently passed. Right away, I received the name of a man who, it turns out, was not Jenny's father, but the name of her father's boss, and a clairvoyant image of vintage motorcycles in perfect condition - one of which was light green in color.

Obviously, one has seemingly nothing to do with the other, but Jenny's nurse, who cared for her in the hospital, was married to a man who collected vintage motorcycles, and apparently, was also a friend of the boss.

This did not really answer Rose's initial question in a direct fashion, but it was accurate nonetheless. Who knows the reason for this particular message that Rose received and with additional thought and/or reflection, her answer may become apparent.

On another occasion, I had just finished doing a Tarot reading for a client and she asked me about her sister. Immediately, I had a vision of a woman standing in a fairly large but empty room. I described that she always seemed to be dressed in white clothing, wore her hair in a ponytail, and the jewelry she wore on her hands. I said she wasn't married, but she was engaged. Suddenly, I also blurted out, who is Edward?

After describing this vision, my client said that her sister had been murdered; she was a karate instructor (the large empty room was her karate studio, and the white clothing, her judogi), and she was engaged to marry a man named Eddie, as my client called him. My client asked me if Eddie had killed her sister, and since I heard his name (as Edward), I wondered about the same possibility, but I could not be certain.

Psychics do not control how information comes in or why. We can only do our best to interpret what we see, feel, hear, etc. and accept information as it comes, trying not to judge it in the process.

When I ask a psychic a question about something, I don’t always get a direct yes or no answer, or advice about what I should do. Isn’t that what a psychic is supposed to do?

Artist Elena Ray. Yoga mixed media art collage with leaves and lotus blossoms and the Taj Mahal. Non-attachment. www.psychicsophie.com

A good psychic, Tarot reader, intuitive guide, or coach should not tell anyone what he or she should or should not do. Every soul has a unique path to follow at any given moment in their life. The role of an intuitive guide is to offer new thought, alternatives, or show a possible way or path, not to choose or walk it for you. The only way we learn is through personal experience. Eventually, each must look within their own heart and decide what feels right and what doesn’t.

Additionally, if you receive an answer that seems out of perspective or unrelated to your question, in fact, it could still be the answer! For example, if you were to say, “Will I meet my true love?”, you would expect your psychic to say who, what, where, etc. in their response, but, what if your psychic’s intuition prompts him or her to ask, “Did you start a new job recently?” On the surface, this response is out of perspective, unrelated, and to your frustration, not directly answering your question, but what if the very relationship you seek is found at your new job?

Legitimate and genuine psychics do their best to guide you, but don’t forget, they too are being spiritually guided in the process. Please have understanding, appreciation, and as much as possible, remain open-minded to the information as it is presented.

Artist Elena Ray. Asian mixed medium collage. Bird's nest, leaf, spiral, and tree. Soul Evolution. www.psychicsophie.com

What are some psychic myths?

1 . Psychics or Tarot card Readers are the same as fortunetellers who do fortunetelling or tell futures.

If this was true, then various studies conducted at esteemed universities such as Cornell, Princeton, and Edinburgh, the Stanford Research Institute, or at the Institute of Noetic Sciences were done to ascertain understanding about “fortunetellers” or “fortunetelling”, rather than psychic phenomena or the vast potential of human consciousness. Additionally, the U.S. Government funded research on psychic phenomena, not fortunetelling or fortunetellers to the tune of 20 million dollars.

Therefore, one can see how ludicrous it is to make the comparison. Yet, some counties across the US enact ordinances stating exactly that; psychics are fortunetellers, and by the way, so are astrologers! As such, they have created a clever way to relegate what they feel are “undesirable” types, which they glom together as “fortunetellers” to effectively “red-light” districts in towns.

We can’t do anything about those who are woefully ignorant and uneducated or choose to serve other masters over truth. Studies of psychic phenomena are still in infancy, and further study is often avoided due to the very ignorance and stigmatism still perpetuated.

2. If it’s true that Tarot cards or psychics don’t predict my future / tell my future or Tarot card readers aren’t fortune tellers, then why does it seem as though Tarot cards or genuine psychics reveal the past, present, or future during a reading?

Firstly, Albert Einstein said, “…the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." Therefore, our concept of “time” is a construct and doesn’t exist.

Secondly, information in and of itself is essentially inert or displays “potential”; it has no concept of time or space and it has no power until acted upon in some way (cause), to which an effect is created.

Neither psychic abilities nor Tarot cards have a concept of time, and both present information or “potential”. Therefore, any divination or revelation made which is then interpreted by a psychic or Tarot card reader is reflective of this potential, often expressed or understood within our understanding of time: in past, present, or future tense.

It’s not unlike scenes from the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, where guardian Angel and messenger of God, Clarence Odbody, allows George Bailey to “see into his future." In so doing, there was no actual passage of time between that moment and the future, and Clarence’s intent was not to reveal George’s future, rather, to enlighten George of his actions NOW (cause) that was potentially creating that future (effect).

This allowed George to understand the value and meaning of his life at present, and to make different choices. Similarly, in A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge experienced supernatural visitations by “Past, Present, and Yet to Come” Ghosts for essentially the same understanding and personal transformation.

Clearly, there is very distinct difference between what is construed or labeled “fortune telling” versus the actual intent and purpose of Tarot cards or psychic ability, which is to illuminate for understanding. I should think that Clarence, a messenger of God, would think it blasphemous being labeled a fortuneteller by anyone’s standards, especially by miscreants who make and enforce laws.

Artist Elena Ray. Single simple lotus blossom. Buddhism. Auspicious. www.psychicsophie.com

3. Psychics always know about situations concerning their own lives, so they can avoid personally unpleasant events, see outcomes, or choose the winning lottery numbers.

Being psychic or intuitive is not equal to one’s life purpose or those experiences in life that we/our soul consciously or unconsciously chose to have. All events, whether we label them in the moment as good or bad have a purpose, and the objective is geared toward evolution of one’s individual soul as well as our collective souls. We learn from experience, and especially from those experiences that are difficult, challenging, or often painful, and no one is immune, including psychics.

Thinking in terms of “As Above, So Below”, one can begin to understand that the lottery, pursuing money at all costs, or focusing on materialism has no true bearing on the human soul whatsoever, other than to deny it in the process. Therefore, it does not serve the soul to allow intuition or psychic abilities to pursue something that will not serve its objective.

4. Do psychics predict bad events, accidents, or foresee my death or the death of someone I love?

In a typical television or movie scene portraying a Tarot card reading, we see a nervous individual sitting in a darkened room before an Eastern European or Caribbean accented, “Gypsy fortuneteller” wearing a sparkly turban or headband, and sporting long-pointed fingernails. The music swells, the poor person begins to sweat in dreaded anticipation and with a flourish; the so-called “Gypsy” throws down, yep, the Death card. It’s always the Death card. Sigh.

A dramatic movie or television show plays upon our basal anxieties in this way, because we all fear this unknown aspect of our lives: our physical death or the death of someone close to us. Had a far happier looking or sounding card such as The Star, been slapped down instead, it just would not have the same theatrical effect.

In the Tarot, the primary meanings of the Death card are change and transformation. One example of this would be the change that occurs from being a child and transforming into a young adult. We change again from being a young adult and transform into adulthood. These transitions are an unconscious force of Nature and are indicative of the Death card.

We choose to end (let die) bad habits, such as alcoholism or smoking, and we transform our potential for ill health. We learn to love ourselves, and let go of toxic relationships that do not support our new sense of self. These conscious life choices are also indicative of the Death card.

These are just a few examples of what the Death card means. Yet because it doesn’t have the same desired dramatic effect, pray sufficiently on one’s fear, or serve a particular religion’s need for domination and control (via legal or other channels); it is far easier to create terror or promulgate the illusion of what the Tarot really is and promote a “type” who reads Tarot cards.

5. All psychic abilities are the same.

In my opinion, all psychic abilities emanate from the same God/Universal Source, but do not manifest in the same way for all individuals, and each or several of these has its strengths and weaknesses within each individual as well: clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, claircognizance, clairalience, empath or empathic ability, psychometry, psychokinesis or telekinesis, precognition, telepathy, dreams, remote viewing, or other forms of extra sensory perception (ESP).

Can you see or talk to dead loved ones / people who have passed on?

Artist Elena Ray. Visionary Psychic Eye. Female with peacock feather. www.psychicsophie.com

I see people; alive and those who have passed on, but I can’t tell the difference between the two. I also hear, and what I hear does not come directly from an individual who has passed.

Energy is energy and all psychic impressions I receive about a person who is alive or one who has passed, look, sound, or feel the same. There is no difference to me; therefore, I suppose the reason why I can’t differentiate.

What I hear comes through my clairaudient ability, and this will often be a name, theirs or someone else’s, and/or I get some or all of these perceptions via clairvoyance: physical characteristics, items they wear/wore, items which are meaningful to them, locations, etc. I am also clairsentient / empathic, which enables me to feel what they feel.

I never know what I will perceive, as I have no control over what / who does or doesn't come through. I also have no control over the amount, if any, or type of information received. I simply get what I get. The insight provided to my clients is exactly those psychic impressions I receive; and more often than not, these impressions will answer questions or contribute to peace of mind and healing of their spirit-soul. On occasion, the information I receive also requires additional investigation by my clients.

I see sites that advertise psychic love spells. Do you do or provide these love spells?

No, I don’t, and I don’t even know what a psychic love spell is. I assume it means a way in which to draw love or a new relationship into one’s life. My feeling is that everything comes from within and manifests outward. If one has forgiven others for past hurts, has let go of false beliefs or expectations, and believes that they are ready to attract a healthy, loving relationship and is welcoming of one, this energy shift should be love spell and energy intent enough.

Do I need a personal account with PayPal to use your services?

Absolutely NOT! That is the beauty of using PayPal―Freedom of choice!

You DO NOT need an account with PayPal to use your credit cards or most debit cards, and all major credit cards are accepted. Paying the invoice sent to you via PayPal is exactly like using a website cart. Additionally, if you do have a PayPal account, you can pay your invoice using funds you keep on deposit with PayPal, or you can choose to pay for your psychic reading by bank or e-check: in most cases a personal check or withdrawal from a savings account.

As a psychic, can you read everyone?

Artist Elena Ray. Gnosis. Mystical sunflower man and bird in the garden. www.psychicsophie.com

Yes and no. There are times when I am unable to tune into someone's energy, and therefore, I am unable to read for him or her in that moment, but that doesn't mean that I never can or will tune into his or her energy at another time.

There have also been instances when I provided a psychic / Tarot card reading, which did not make any sense to the individual at the time and they got angry; saying that I didn’t know what I was talking about. I issued an immediate refund.

A week or two later, they contacted me again to say that it all made sense to them now; they apologized profusely, paid me, and became ongoing clients.

I can only remain unwavering and true to my own sense of ethics, integrity, and spirituality, and therefore, always present what I see, feel, or hear with as much honesty, accuracy, and objectivity as possible; regardless of how my clients will perceive the information, or what their level of expectation is coming in.

If, at the very start of your reading, you or I feel that I am not connecting, we can stop. You may request an immediate refund or postpone until another suitable day/time. The choice is completely yours to make.

Sometimes we have to accept that the time is not now for a reading. If this happens, do not take it personally or think it means something bad, it doesn't.

I believe in the adage that everything happens for a reason. Always bear in mind that our Soul Spirit / Higher Self / Spirits / God Self or Collective Unconscious mind is the driver of our soul car and has an agenda of its own. It determines the way in which we are best served from a higher consciousness / perspective and what we are to learn; regardless of what our conscious mind thinks it wants or where it chooses to go.

Can I provide photos or an item for you to read?

This type of reading utilizes psychometry, and yes, absolutely.

Is there a difference between psychic ability or intuition?

In my opinion, it’s semantics, because both are essentially the same. For some, intuition may appear less focused or clear, and expressed as a gut-feeling, vague awareness, or instinctual, whereas psychic insight may be more focused, understood, or specific. To me, the only real difference is that “psychic” equates to social stigma, whilst “intuition” is a kindler gentler version for social acceptability.

Are all psychics born with this natural gift?

In case it bears repeating, yes, we are all born with this natural gift.

You say that you are clairaudient and clairvoyant psychic. What do these terms mean?

Artist Elena Ray. Shadow of a bird. Free from cages. Non-attachment. www.psychicsophie.com

Clairaudience means "clear hearing" or "hearing outside of the range for normal perception." This is how I hear names or how some information comes in an “audible form.” Clairvoyance means "clear sight or visibility" or the ability by an “inner sight” to gain insight/information about people, locations, objects, or events outside of the range for normal perception or senses.

Some people have an aversion to the word “psychic”, psychics in general, or the use of Tarot cards. What are your feelings about this?

I suspect any aversion felt is due to preconceived notions, a particular religious upbringing, lack of education or knowledge, or a myriad other reasons. In other words, most people don’t like what they either know nothing about or don’t understand, and most of this stems from believing what they’ve been told or have seen on television, rather than learned through personal experience, investigation, or education. Judge not, lest ye be judged, and to each their own.

Tarot cards incorporate essential Truth(s) and spiritual teachings within their symbolism, which is contained in all religions; without exclusivity to one, and they do not issue or represent judgments or control of any kind. They describe the human condition, which encompasses all human experiences, and they provide profound spiritual guidance, which is Universal and equal to all human beings.

Feel free to call me a psychic, tarot card reader, spiritual counselor, spiritualist, medium, New Age healer, metaphysical practitioner, an intuitive, energy healer, Soph or Sophie.

What can I expect if I get a psychic reading with you?

The truth as I see it! The reason I chose this particular path or it chose me, is to help empower my clients by providing clarity, direction, and awakening to self-awareness by exploring consciousness and conscious choices, and to assist in achieving the best possible choices for yourself. In turn, this facilitates spiritual enlightenment, healing, happiness, a sense of peace, and a balance of mind, body, spirit, and soul. This is a process and it takes work. My feeling has always been that you will find me, when you are ready for someone like me.

Do you do psychic health readings?

I do prayer, Reiki healing and other energy work for my clients. I do not provide psychic readings specifically regarding health.

What happens if I am late for my appointment or need to change the day or time?

In over 20-years, I have not missed or been late for an appointment. This is a scheduling necessity for me, but I also view this as mutual respect and an honoring of one’s commitments, so I expect the same from my clients.

There are times when we are all late due to events beyond our control, or we need to make scheduling changes. A timely call is expected and appreciated; however, please understand that if I have another client or other events scheduled after your appointment, I cannot give extra time to make up for your lateness. A 24-hour change or cancellation notice is required via email, to which I will acknowledge.

Do you give free Tarot readings or free psychic readings?

Artist Elena Ray. Abstract Asian paper collage of a bowl. Reiki. www.psychicsophie.com

This is sometimes a delicate question, because there are no absolutes. Many people will say that in being a spiritual counselor and healer or possessing a “gift”, one should never charge or be charged for this service.

However, all gifts are gifts from God and there is no church, synagogue, priest, rabbi, minister, or pastor that can exist to provide services, if no income is derived in some fashion, and calling it a donation is simply semantics. They too have rent, office and operating expenses, and all the rest.

Until the world is on a barter system, or I go off the grid and live in the forest, this is how I survive. I have all of same monthly expenses as everyone else, and then some. Asking that my services be free would be equal to a boss/company/client/customer asking one to work for free; something that I’m sure they would feel is not only unacceptable, but impossible as well.

That said; I also feel that there should always be an equal exchange of energy. For me to deny any compensation is also to deny the equal act of giving and receiving by my clients. It’s not unlike giving a car to one’s child, rather than allowing them to work for it themselves. It devalues the exchange. The child will almost never appreciate or value the car as much if handed to him or her, as they will if they had to work and/or pay for it themselves.

Websites that offer free trial, free psychic readings, free Tarot readings, free psychic chats, free psychic phone, free online chat, free love readings, first 3 minutes are free, or “free” anything are highly suspect. If you are calling an 800 or 900 phone line that isn’t free to call, they have your credit card info, they redirect you, or they keep you on the phone for any reason, they are charging you or they will. There is NOTHING free about it.

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Artist Elena Ray. Bird's nest with three eggs. The Trinity. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. www.psychicsophie.com

My many years of interest, study, application and/or teaching of metaphysical subjects, spirituality, and modalities includes: Astrology, Tarot cards, numerology, development of psychic abilities, psychometry, Reiki, natural healing, clairvoyance, telepathy, crystals, clairaudience, spiritual healing energy and prayer, meditation, runes, chakras, clairsentience, auras, paranormal phenomena, parapsychology, metaphysics in general, dream interpretation, quantum theory, New Age religion, Hermetic philosophy, palmistry, and Kabala / Kabbalah.

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