“The psychic didn’t answer the question!” Oh, how I wish I had a dollar for everytime I’ve heard that! You wrote in, you saw that your question had been picked by one of the psychic readers, you eagerly await your reply, and when you open it, you’re disappointed. You feel like the psychic didn’t answer the question, and you quickly write a rebuttal, saying as much. However, did you ever really look at this, and ask yourself why it happened?
You Asked too Many Questions
You may think that you only asked one question, but if your query to the readers was, “Is 2018 going to be my year and am I going to get my life back on track and will I find love and happiness and will I get a better job and does my grandma who died in 2002 have anything she wants to say to me?” then you might not get your question answered. In fact, many of the readers will simply overlook this because you’re being greedy.
If you were lucky enough to get chosen, and the psychic tells you that the cards indicate there’s the possibility of a job promotion, don’t write back that the psychic didn’t answer the question because there’s no message from your dead granny. If that was the most important thing on your mind then that was the only thing you should have asked. It’s your responsibility, not the psychic’s, to prioritize what you want to know.
You Weren’t Happy with Your Answer
So, you asked if your fiance was having an affair with his secretary, and the psychic wrote back that you shouldn’t marry this guy because you don’t trust him. You might think that the psychic didn’t answer the question. However, if that’s what the psychic saw in the cards, then that’s your reading. It may not have been the answer you expected but a good reader isn’t going to make up an answer if it’s not in the cards.
Often when this happens, what you got was good sound advice on how to proceed in the relationship—advice you’re probably not going to take because it isn’t what you want to hear, no matter how truthful it might be. Don’t be so fast to blame the reader for that. You knew there was an issue before you even asked the question, otherwise you wouldn’t have been asking it. Be a bit open minded, and you’ll see that you got a pretty good answer after all.
You Wanted More Information
Maybe you wrote in because you’re interested in someone, and wanted to know how he felt about you. The psychic wrote back that the cards revealed he didn’t feel ready for a relationship, that he’s content with the way that his life is going. So you write to the psychic again, wanting to know how he feels about you. The reader replies that this is how he feels, he doesn’t feel ready for a relationship. That means with anyone, not just with you. You still want more information; how does he feel about you?
By this time the reader is probably getting a bit exasperated. You’ve had your answer, and it’s not the reader’s issue it wasn’t what you wanted to hear. Pestering, and asking the same question over and over again, isn’t going to change things. If you want more information, change the record. Ask instead about why he’s not ready for a relationship, then play fair and pay the reader to look more closely at that.
You’re Trying to Get Something for Nothing
Fortunately this doesn’t happen very often. Imagine you’ve gone out to eat, and you’re halfway through your meal and you ask the waitress if you might have a bit more gravy. Then a few minutes later could you have more corn muffins. A couple minutes later will she put a hot top on your coffee. Next you ask if there’s more jam—oh, and a bit of extra butter, too. Before long you’ve had a whole extra meal delivered to you, bit by bit, at no extra charge.
There are some people who try to do the same with psychic readings. They get the question answered, but then they ask for a bit more, and the psychic—being a nice person as most readers are—gives you a short answer in response. So you ask her to clarify something in that answer, which leads to another, and another, and another… When she finally suggests that you might want to pay for an in-depth look at the situation, you announce the psychic didn’t answer the question. Not cool—and a good way to alienate yourself from getting future readings.
Remember that Psychic Bitch doesn’t ask you to pay for your initial readings. The readers are here to help you to get the most out of your life, and they will share with you what their oracles say you need to hear. It may not be what you want to hear, but that doesn’t mean the psychic didn’t answer the question. It means that what you asked and what the universe told you were out of sync; so where does the problem lie?
When this happens, the clash usually occurs because you are too attached to the situation to see the answer, even when it’s presented to you. That’s not your reader’s fault. Yes, there are times when a reader completely misses the mark; we misunderstand the questions and go off on an unrelated thread, but once again, a lot of that can be prevented if you proofread your question before you submit it, and ensure that you’re phrasing it clearly so that the reader knows exactly what you want.
At the end of the day we’re all wonderfully unique, and while you might think someone is a great reader, someone else might think that person stinks. The best way to ensure that you get your questions answered is to support your favorite reader by paying for their time and services. It’s all a question of priorities.
About Sarah Bellum
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