What's Up with the Bad ReadingWritten by Sam Stevens
A lot of times when I am reading people on site I notice people talking about having a "bad reading." By that they usually mean that psychic pulled a so-called "bad" cards, such as Devil, The Tower of Ten of Swords, in answer to their question. First of all, you need to realize that there is no such thing as a "bad" reading. Usually "bad" means that reader pulled cards that don't agree with your idea of what desired answer to your question should be. Many of "bad" cards are cards that indicate change. Most people fear or resist change as we all have a basic fear of unknown. There are a few cards in Tarot that I know put fear of God into trembling clients. These are Tower, The Devil card, Ace of Swords, Ten of Swords and Nine of Swords. Of them all, possibly worst one, in terms of sheer bad luck is Ten of Swords, which can indicate cruelty from another person. The Ten of Swords usually indicates that a strange twist of fate as well as wresting of control of your life into another's hands. The Nine of Swords, on other hand, indicates an emotional anguish that may be perpetrated by questioner. In other words you may be doing it to yourself by holding on to a drama or an emotional drama from past. In some ways that card is actually lucky as it shows that you hold key to your own psychological prison and have power to let yourself out. When I see Nine of Swords in a reading, I know there is still hope for individual to regain control over his or her life. It usual indicates that person is willingly relinquishing or giving control to someone else. This is much different than Ten of Swords indicates that questioner is truly more helpless, may be suffering a genuine loss or is victim of genuine cruelty. Saturn, planet of discipline and limitations, rules Ace of Swords. Although this card can represent a loss, it is also a card that bodes swift, just and righteous conclusion of a matter. There is not usually great suffering along with Ace of Swords although changes it can bring can be a bit of a shock to nervous system of questioner. This card also has a positive twist to in sense that it can mean that you have paid a huge debt to your Bank of Karma. Ultimately, Ace of Swords represents a change. For better or worse, this change is usually right one for you. The Devil card does not always bode gloom and doom. Sometimes it means fun and games. It represents most playful part of human nature. It represents all Seven of Deadly Sins. If you don't like food, sex and material things, then you might definitely see devil card as being bad. In a love reading it can mean that a relationship will finally be consummated or beginning of an affair. It can also be seen as a good card in a business reading as it can mean signing of a contract. It can also represent a manipulative move that is about to be made that is actually to one's advantage. As it is a card that represents civilization and man's triumph over nature (often interpreted by many as God's intentions), it bodes well for creativity, innovation and invention.
How Psychic Are You?Written by Sam Stevens
To find out how psychic you are, try answering following questions. • Have you been attracted to occult ever since you were a child? • Do you often complete other people's sentences for them? • Do you always buy perfect birthday gift or Christmas present even though they haven't told you what they wanted? • Have you ever thought about something that you wanted and then miraculously had it pop into your life next day? This could be something very simple such as desire for a certain kind of Chinese food or a pair of shoes. • When you think about people do you shortly receive a phone call from them afterwards? • Do you "talk" inside your head to a deceased relative, such an aunt or grandfather who you feel is like a guardian angel watching over you. • Do you feel nausea and other symptoms of physical distress when you are near a cemetery or other places where people are deceased? • Have you ever had a dream and had it come true? • Have you ever sensed when someone has died? • Can you tell history of an object just by picking up? • Do you cry a lot at a sad movie? • Do you seem to attract walking wounded (troubled people such as alcoholics or addicts), more so than most people in life? • Have you ever won lottery by guessing a couple of numbers dead on? • Have you ever been in bed and felt as if your soul was leaving your body and that you were looking down at yourself from ceiling? • Have you ever had epilepsy, brain damage or manic depression? • Were any of your ancestors psychics? Assign yourself 1 point for each question to which you replied yes. If your score is seven points or less than you are not unusually psychic. You were born with natural radar possessed by most humans. If your score is between eight and twelve points than you are definitely an intuitive and have an ability that can be cultivated into something more. Others are probably drawn to you because of your empathy. If you scored between thirteen and sixteen points then you are unusually talented and should explore a career as a professional healer, medium or a psychic. An explanation of results: • Most psychics develop an interest in occult very early in life, often even before age of twelve. • Completing other people's sentences for them is a form of highly tuned intuition. Couples do this because they are very connected to each other. • Being dead on by giving someone exactly what they want for Christmas is another example of intuition or you "tuning" into another person's thoughts. • Having your little wishes come true at just mere thought of them is a rudimentary form of manifestation. An ability to manifest dreams into matter or manifest coincidences is a sign that you are not only in tune with your psychic abilities but also with your higher self.