The past year has been especially hard on Americans. We’ve seen our housing market collapse into ruins of foreclosures, unemployment rates skyrocket, and business after business shutter their doors. That said, it seems that one market—the metaphysical—continues to do quite well.

It seems that while some people who regularly visit psychics and astrologers have cut back on their visits as their budgets become tighter, these metaphysical businesses are seeing a surge in new customers, those that are looking for advice in these uncertain times.

Lisa Barretta, author of The Street Smart Psychic’s Guide to Getting a Good Reading, recently wrote an article on getting psychic consultations during this economic downturn. Looking to continue visiting your favorite astrologer, even though the clasps on your wallet have been closing a little tighter recently? Want to begin consulting an astrologer on what the stars have in store for your financial future? Here are some quick tips that Lisa provides in her article:

1. Be prepared.
Lisa suggests grounding your energy beforehand, and taking notes of what transpires in your session. The latter will allow you to reference the information from your session and prevent you from asking redundant questions.

2. Be patient.
Things happen when they are meant to happen; fret not if they don’t happen as quickly as you would like them to. Remember, you are dealing with a divine time frame, not your own.

3. Be prudent.
Consider setting up one long session as opposed to several shorter ones. This may actually save you money in the long run, and you may get more out of your session since you won’t need to waste time re-establishing information at the beginning of each new session.

Lisa has some other great tips in her article, “Getting Psychic Readings During an Economic Downturn.” What are some of your favorite tips and tricks for saving money while consulting the stars?

Written by Anna
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