INSIDER TRAVEL SECRETS
Confessions—and Travel Tips—from a Psychic
What's it like to be on the other side of the crystal ball? Psychic reader Lisa Barretta opens up about what she really thinks about her clients, and shares three pieces of travel advice that everyone should consider before booking a trip.
Whether you believe in psychic readings, tarot cards, and astrological signs or not, you won't want to miss what Lisa Barretta has to say about what the future holds...and about the people who want to know what's in the cards. Even if you don't believe yourself, her travel advice will shed insight into why those around you are nervous—or strangely calm—during emergencies. Plus she lets us know why she thinks you should blame the alignment of the planets or the phase of the moon instead of the airline next time your luggage is lost or your flight is cancelled.
A READING IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THE PEOPLE INVOLVED
Sometimes you get people who are quasi-believers. They're not too sure, and they'll sit there and say, okay, tell me about my day. That's not what this is about. When someone comes to me, I actually am going into their energy field picking up irregularities. Like something seems a little amiss here, something emotional here. I feel dips in their energy, and I go in and start to get my information that way. So when somebody starts playing games like "guess my middle name," that's frustrating because it makes us look like nothing more than a human 8-ball. I've personally been doing this for a long time and I take it seriously. If you're not serious with your client and you don't have the right approach, you can do somebody as much harm as a doctor who is prescribing the wrong medicine. You're filling them with a lot of false information or false hope.
THE SUBJECT THAT 90 PERCENT OF PEOPLE ASK ABOUT
Ninety percent of the questions have to do with relationships, and they already kind of have a sense of what's going to happen. I find a lot of people often are looking for some type of confirmation of yes, you're on the right track. I like to read their energy first, and then I fill in a lot of the blanks with the tarot cards and astrology. I can pull three cards and get all the information I need. I tell them all after the reading, ultimately whatever decision you make is up to you. You always have your free will. I've been telling you what's best for you in your charts and in your cards, how to get from here to there with the least amount of aggravation.
EVERYBODY'S CURIOUS ABOUT SOMETHING
People love this stuff. I'm not kidding you. Chapter three of my book, The Streetsmart Psychic's Guide to Getting a Good Reading, talks about the type of clients that psychics encounter. The delusional damsel, that's a big one, where they're going to ask the same question until they get the answer that they want. You always get the person who I call the psychic reading virgin: it's their first time and they just keep saying "you're not going to tell me about death or an accident, right?" And God forbid you should ever pull the death card. That freaks them out and you have to spend 20 minutes explaining that card just means change. Transformation. I have done politicians and celebrities, and you know what I've found? They have the same problems as the regular people. I've had everything, I've read everything, I've heard of everything. Nothing shocks me anymore.
THE BIGGEST QUESTION... WHEN?
One of the biggest questions I get when I'm doing a reading is when? You tell somebody they're going to meet somebody—and they want to know what day, what hour? They want to know when because they're so stuck on time, and time does not exist in the fourth dimension. But when I have the astrological chart, I can more or less pinpoint a better time frame for them because I've looked at the transits of the planets and what's going on in their personal charts. I see a shift or change for relationships somewhere and give them a better range of timing. Because we're all impatient, myself included.
ALWAYS BE PREPARED FOR THE UNEXPECTED
I've had quite a few strange things happen to me, things that are extremely paranormal that there would not be any scientific explanation for. I recall one time I was giving a woman a reading and all of a sudden I'm getting this urge to tell her that the woman with the sewing machine and all the material on the floor wants her to know that everything's going to be okay. And I'm thinking, that seems like such a strange thing to tell someone. I told her, I am compelled to tell you this, and I don't know where I'm getting it from. It's not in your chart, it's not in the cards, I just have this urge to get it out. And she just started to cry and said, "My grandmother was a seamstress and she died a long time ago. I know exactly what that means."