Just as you wouldn't run up to a stranger in the street and take their advice on what to do with a huge life decision, you want to have the same level of caution when choosing a psychic.
You’re the one who has to live with the decisions you make, while that psychic is someone you’ll know for 15 to 30 minutes. There are many reputable psychics who help people make life-changing decisions. How can you tell if you’re getting a reading from someone who is the real deal or not?
Certainly do your research and get a referral from someone you trust who had a positive experience. A real psychic reading should:
1. Inspire the truth-seeker. Getting a reading is never about predicting gloom and doom. (Unless you are doing something to hurt your own spiritual growth and your guides are trying to warn you that this isn't the smartest thing to do ...). Your teachers in spirit want for you what you want for yourself. Their goal is to help you do whatever it takes to get there. The information should inspire you to do what you need to get what you want as long as it does not involve manipulating others.
2. Provide healing. The information coming through in the reading should be healing to you because it validates something you already know but might need confirmation on, or it makes you feel better on every cell of your being that truth is coming through and you are not just having hope that what the psychic says is true.
3. Give comfort and clarity. The psychic may or may not be able to give you the actual name of the person you're inquiring about, however there should be a sense for you that the information coming through is valid and helpful in providing clarity and peace of mind.