8 Reasons Why Psychics Are Sometimes Inaccurate


8 Reasons Why Psychics Are Sometimes Inaccurate

As I read through what I’ve written, I hope it doesn’t discourage you from getting a reading. A psychic reading can be life changing when it goes well. Most people don’t realize how hard a seer has to work to overcome obstacles to their accuracy. Here are eight reasons why a psychic’s accuracy may be off.

1) The psychic may misinterpret information they receive. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that psychics are fallible. An image they see could have 100 different meanings. A psychic needs to give you what they get. If a psychic sees a blue car in your cards, they should say, “I see a blue car.” The psychic might say ” I see you are going to buy a blue car.” If that blue car represents the car you’re driving now, the psychic would be wrong. They interpreted information instead of describing it.

2) The psychic isn’t grounded that day. Like everybody else, psychics have bad days. When a psychic has an off day, it’s usually because of their ultra sensitivity. It might be they’ve done too many readings that day or have been working in an altered state for too long without a break. Maybe they’re empathic and are still carrying a past client’s “emotional stuff.” It could be as easy for them to ground as going outside for some fresh air or eating a meal. If a psychic feels too scattered that day, they should call you to reschedule your reading.

3) The psychic is too close to whom they’re reading. When a psychic reads for someone they have to be neutral and detached. When they like you or love you, they want for you what you want for yourself. It’s doubly hard to tell you if they sense things aren’t going to work out as you hoped. Sometimes, familiarity with the readee is a factor and sometimes it’s not. Psychics have regular clients too where it doesn’t seem to be a factor.

4) The psychic s picking up sentiment. Psychics can get it wrong if they’re picking up on the emotions connected to an event, instead of the event. A psychic must always remain neutral and detached. Predicting the outcome of an election is tricky because a pyschic might be sensing the collective sentiment about that candidate, not the actual outcome. When a psychic reads on the stock market the same dynamic applies. They may be detecting the sentiment of the market analysts, not on how a stock will perform.

5) The psychic got the outcome right, but the issue hasn’t played out yet. You might be only 2/3rds of the way through a particular situation. Psychics skip over the consecutive steps and go right to the conclusion. They may not have picked up on a significant event that happens in the middle before the conclusion. It may seem as if everything turned out other than predicted but you haven’t reached the outcome yet.


6) A psychic’s bias. All psychics are humans with opinions and beliefs. Sometimes, a psychic has an unconcious prejudice. Common biases are religious, political and/or cultural. A psychic who is a former Catholic might have a bias about marriage or abortion. If the seer leans towards socialism, they might have a bias against a client who believes in capitalism. If you’re American, you might have a cultural bias about someone from another country. A psychic can get it wrong if they’re unaware they’re reading through the filter of personal bias. A psychic needs to read to the best of their ability without bias or recuse themselves from reading.

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7) The future changes. It’s hard for a psychic to be accurate about the future when everyone has free will. Free will means you are free to change your mind at any time which thus changes your future. When other people make different decisions, it can change their future and your future. The future is not set in stone- it’s dynamic. It’s not easy to predict. The reason people seek out psychics about their probable future is so that, if it’s necessary, they can make alternate decisions to change their outcomes.

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8) You don’t want the psychic’s information to be right. One time I had a party of giggly women come to my house for readings. The first woman, who had organized the party, went first. Her husband had a successful startup, and  he was in the process of opening up another business. I kept sensing that his first business was going to go under and he should stay focused on only that for the next five years. She was so angry and upset with my reading that she cancelled all the other women’s readings on the spot. Six months later the housing and stock markets crashed. Natural disasters and major economic events are big game changers.

I hope this is helpful in understanding why sometimes a psychic’s information isn’t accurate.Your psychic should be at least 70% accurate, or you need a new seer. Ask a trustworthy friend if they know of a good psychic if you’re looking for one. If you have any questions or comments – please go to the top of the blog and click on Leave a Comment.     

Have a great week! MaryLee

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  1. Trish says

    Please forgive me if I come across as argumentative but I feel that the reasons you give, give the psychics a get out of jail free card. Its almost as if to say that they can predict anything from the possible to the impossible and if works out, they can take credit and say “yes i predicted that” and if it doesn’t work out, they can turn around and use one of the many excuses you’ve used above. How can we expect people to take this profession seriously if we bat away and make excuses for our misses and only take credit our hits? There are so many examples online of psychics getting things VERY wrong…consistently, and when they are challenged on this they make a feeble excuse. This does not look good for our profession. Especially when we know that not all psychics have the same abilities. Some are bad, some good. The excuses above assumes that they are all good and they only get things wrong because of extenuating circumstances. Even the medical profession which is scientifically regulated has ways of objectively assessing performance and has insight into the fact that doctors get stuff wrong and they should be held accountable for these errors. I feel we need to hold ourselves to a similar standard if we are to gain any credibility.

    • says

      Trish – I’m sorry but I have to disagree with you. Respectfully, psychics aren’t magical creatures with infinite wisdom. I love my work and this profession. I know a lot of excellent readers who sometimes get it wrong. I’ve also met a lot of psychics who overestimated their abilities. Realistically, even the best psychics are inaccurate sometimes. In fact, at the IRVA conference, which is where some of the best academic and scientific psychics meet annually, they openly state that the average accuracy percentage for a psychic is 65% – 70%. With purpose of my blog, is to educate the general public about why a psychic might get it wrong. At the same time, I feel psychics provide a valuable service and every psychic should work hard to be as accurate as they can be. But -at the end of the day -psychics are fallible. I’m not making excuses. I want people to understand if they walk away from a psychic and the psychic got it wrong – here are some possibilities why rather than write off the profession. I’m trying to ensure that people are grounded about our profession. Especially, the vunerable who get taking advantage of by psychics. As you can see… I have very strong feelings about this subject.

      • j says

        My ex-girlfriend went to a psychic and was told that i had another child that she knew nothing about, that i wasnt really in the relationship that i was in my head about the whole relationship that i was hiding money and a home with this other supposed relationship. I’m a man of God in a unique walk with the Lord. this women was at my divorce i covered a tatto with my ex-wives name she was also their that day and i did for her and her kids like no other man did. yes i did wrong in the relationship because i thought i wasnt done with my ex-wife but i broke that off completely and made the right decisions and made that past off mine non evident again. she saw the change in me but always kept on getting bad readings about the libra yes im a libra and they always kept on telling her i was doing this and that which i wasn’t and she ended up being told that she can stay in the relationship that shell never be happy and for her to love her self make the right changes and go and be happy but that yes i love her and so on…. this reader messed her mind up so bad she kicked me out the house now does some of her own readings and still i think about her and want her in my life im broken hearted how do i go about this what can be done. thank you!!!!

        • says

          J – I don’t use this area on my blog to respond to personal questions. This forum is meant for educational purposes and to share ideas. I only take questions that can help everyone who reads the blog.. If you do a Google search for “free psychic reading”, you will find a psychic that may be in training or who offers free readings as a service. I am sure you will find someone who will work with you on your questions. Take care,. MaryLee

    • G says

      I also have to disagree with you too Trish. Unfortunately us humans have a nasty habit of wanting absolute right or wrong answers for everything and life is just not like that. There is no evidence anywhere that anyone knows everything regardless of their psychic gifts. There are a million ways to interpret one single word or a phrase, it’s not necessarily that any one interpretation is wrong or right, it’s that it’s a different interpretation. You can choose to accept it or not.

      • says

        Thanks G. I find that even amongst psychics – if we all look at the same tarot cards – we can all get different information. It’s who we are as unique beings. Thanks for your comments! Warmly, MaryLee

  2. Jo Tye says

    How about when you get one that misses every single thing? Didn’t get anything right? first off had no clue we were married Said we had no kids–we have 3. Said we have no grandkids–have 3. Kept asking where do we work, do we travel, basically from what she asked I could give a “reading” never had one be so wrong about everything. Only thing she got right was my husband has “physical problems”. Wow, wonder if the can and way he was walking had anything to do with that.

    • says

      Some of the best psychics in the world say they can’t read one out of ten people. It sounds like you were one of those unlucky ones. It’s always best to stop the reading after 5 – 10 minutes if you’re not connecting and ask for a refund. It’s hard to sit through a reading like that. and I can assure the psychic was also in agony. There is a phenonenon called, “psi missing”. That is when a psychic is 100% wrong. Something was going on there. That she was wrong higher than chance means it wasn’t just a guessing game. Hopefully, you didn’t pay for that reading. Best wishes! Don’t stop getting readings because of one bad experience. Warmly, MaryLee

  3. says

    How about when you get one that misses every single thing? Didn’t get anything right? first off had no clue we were married Said we had no kids–we have 3. Said we have no grandkids–have 3. Kept asking where do we work, do we travel, basically from what she asked I could give a “reading” never had one be so wrong about everything. Only thing she got right was my husband has “physical problems”. Wow, wonder if the can and way he was walking had anything to do with that.


    • says

      The good news is if a psychic gets everything wrong with everybody, they won’t l be able to make a living doing this work. It’s a tough profession because the psychics that are really good and who are in the profession for the right reasons get marginalized by the psychics who are scammers. You’re always safer getting a referral for a reputable psychic from someone you know or a metaphysical shop. Good luck Rosa. Warmly, MaryLee

  4. says

    Thank you for this. I am on hiatus right now for feeling horrid about no longer being able to read right now. I know it is because my mother was diagnosed with dementia, and has moved in with myself and my husband. I tried so hard to power through it. I feel like an utter failure…but then I am the oldest child, only girl, and a Capricorn…so if I weren’t taking on more responsibility and demanding perfection from myself, and beat the crap out of myself on a daily basis I would feel guilty for taking the easy way out *badump chhhh*
    Thank you for putting it out there for me to find.

    • says

      Zoe – know we (psychics and mediums) all have these periods where we question our abilities and whether the work we do matters. It’s probably a good thing that we have time outs occasionally for reflection considering we’re in service to others and need to keep the bar high. My advice is to take care of YOU. Stay away as long as you need to. Come back when you feel replenished. It’s important work you do! Warmly, MaryLee

    • says

      Zoe – thanks for your comments. We all need to take breaks when life throws us a challenge. Try to catch yourself anytime you are beating yourself up and change your words to TLC. You deserve to be loved. Having a parent with dementia is one of the hardest things to go through. Hang in there. Come back when you feel like you’ve been able to fill the well. Warmly, Marylee

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