practical magic?

Ever since I can remember, I've always had this fascination with psychics or the mystic world where people claim to have this "gift" where they can predict the future.

In high school after watching "The Craft" and "Practical Magic" one too many times on VHS, I also became incredibly interested in Wicca after I had given up all hope on organized religion and thought "this" would be my new thing. Because that's completely normal, right?

Don't act like you didn't watch Teen Witch! Blake Lively's older sister, ya'll!
Yes, my friends were well aware of my new hobby and yes, I still had friends after they found out about this, but my new interest gave all of my guy friends something to make fun of me for awhile. That's for sure.

So, back to when I thought I was Robyn Lively from Teen Witch..... After casting a few spells with my best friend, (yes, I seriously did this and yes, my mom knew and even gave us candles to use), we quickly lost interest and moved on to the next "new" thing that caught my attention in my teen years, which I'm sure was something equally hilarious yet I can't remember what it was.

Remember this board game?

Right around when my Wicca obsession was burning out, I believe I was invited to see a psychic with friends and I can't tell you a single thing she shared with me other than she looked exactly what you pictured she'd look like - older, a little eclectic with longer rounded nails with slightly frizzy reddish hair. Within the last month, a friend had been talking about this psychic she wanted to go to and invited two of us along for the astrology ride last Friday afternoon.

Astro Sandy - that's her name - was someone recommended by a friend's friend who has consistently seen her over the past few years and has predicted all major life events for her.

(Sidenote: After sharing my psychic encounter with friends, a few people shared that they know people who also see a psychic on a regular basis. Psychics are the new therapists - everyone has one and no one talks about it!)

I didn't have any expectations when seeing her other than I just wanted to see what we should say, see and feel during the half hour we spent together surrounded by a few crystals and candles.

Right off the bat, she shared a few things matter of factly like, "Ohhhhh, I see you started a new job," among other things that came to her upon me saying my given name with our hands touching, shuffling tarot cards and dropping rocks onto her astrology chart.

She also shared I'd be taking a European vacation, that a planned trip with a group of people would fall through, I'd attend a wedding, I'm going back to school, that I would meet a guy through work with the first name starting with a "P" somewhere on the east side in the Coventry area and said a few other poignant statements that she couldn't have guessed. There's no way because it was so spot on. They were directly related to me, my past and current events in my life. Strange, right?

After I shared my reading with a few people and listened to the recording again..... was I connecting comments she said to people or situations in my life, was I just finding a connection to what she said?

It's easy to draw conclusions to a general statement like, "You like to splurge on yourself and equally as much on others," but as a friend pointed out, she just could've taken a look at my purse and made an educated guess. Right?

Will I only be interested in guys with the name beginning with the letter "P?" Of course not.

Do I absolutely think my Europe trip will happen? I hope but you never know.

Am I planning on going back to school? Um, no, sorry I'm not. I read, yes, so maybe that's why she saw open books and I'm finally reading the first Hunger Games one now.

But, what if it wasn't an educated guess or broad comment. What if she did predict the next few months of each of our lives? Just what if?

Are you a believer, a non-believer and have you ever seen a psychic?

12 comments:

Kristian said...

I actually like psychics overall. For me, I like good news but nothing overly specific. I just want to be given things to look forward to while being told I'm great and everything is fine...but I don't want the details so that I'm led in any particular direction.

As you said, they're like therapists - it's a feelgood thing. And they're incredibly cheaper!

PomJob said...

Never been to a psychic, probably never will, though I do agree they seem to be the new therapist.

I LOVED Teen Witch as a child. I had no idea the lead was Blake Lively's older sister. Wonder whatever happened to her? Off to Wikipedia...

Liz@thisfullhouse said...

Psychics are the new therapists -- heh, someone should really put that on a t-shirt!

Yes, I've seen a few a psychics. In fact, my favorite aunt lived with one and hers was the most accurate (like in, holy crap that's what she said would happen!)

I was also raised in a very superstitious household.

My parents, grandparents, etc... are from Eastern Europe. Enough said.

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

I went to one YEARS ago - her name was Florence of Elyria. She was so crazy right about some stuff(she knew I was an only child, she predicted an Italian boyfriend in my future, and that my BFF would marry and move to a specific location!) I think there are people who are real and a whole bunch of phonies. I'd love to find Florence again...

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

i can't wait will we have our party with her!!!

Barbara said...

I went to a woman in Cleveland named Pat several times between 2001-2007. She used to be on morning TV sometimes. Had a voice that sounded like cigarettes and whiskey but, boy, did she know her stuff! I still have the notes from the last couple times I went. So many things she told me have come true, including all the good things happening in my personal life. I really should try and see her again the next time I'm in Cleveland!

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Can't lie - saw a psychic once & he was so spot-on that I went home & cried because I was SO FREAKED OUT. And, to be clear, this was FREE visit at a fair thingy at my college...

Barbara said...

So I looked up my psychic Pat Hafer and found out she passed away last February. Very sad. I am now in the market for a new one, I guess....

Mel said...

I watched Teen Witch... I had NO IDEA the Lively clan connection. Hilarious. I wonder if I can find that on Hulu?

LWLH said...

I've never been to one but I would def. be willing to letting them 'read' me :)

Fizzgig said...

oh i loved teen witch!!!

ohhh i love a good psychic! maybe instead of school, you will be taking classes for the new job, that's how id have taken it...you never know!! how fun!

MoninaW said...

Psychic. Therapist. Coffee. All necessities in my life!