In April of 2007, there was an attempt by the city of Philadelphia to crack down on shops of the fortune-telling variety. This was because on one hand, the city viewed the idea of palm reading or someone reading your palm as a con, since it's difficult to prove whether someone is genuinely psychic or not. But the crackdown cracked up once a shop owner (Monica Mitchell) legally argued and won that the statute the city was trying to enforce was from the criminal code, not the licensing office.
So, if you want to get your palms read or just want to be entertained by a psychic, you can still do so in Philly. While science may not be able to prove that people have a sixth sense, whether or not you truly believe they can see into the future is up to you.
Queen of Wands Tarot
954 Montgomery Ave.
Narberth, PA 19072
If you have ever been interested in tarot card readings, it might be in your cards to visit the Queen of Wands Tarot. Psychic Jenna works more as a counselor to help you find the right questions to ask. She has been described as personable and warm, works with life coaching and takes a proactive approach with her clients, so this visit is sure to be part entertainment and part therapy. If you can't visit the center, you can always book an appointment over the phone or through Skype.
Manifest Your Destiny
Maxx Angenetta Jones
2276 Kimberton Road
Morgantown, PA 19442
Maxx Angenetta Jones is a spiritualist, ordained minister, life coach and card reader. Her service offers visitors the opportunity to have their cards read and find the path that is best suited for their situation. Jones works with relationship issues and basic problems in life to help the person she's seeing shift his or her thinking or focus if they feel they're not on the right path. Jones charges $60 for a 30-minute reading or $120 for a full hour.
Psychic Readings by Helena
7275 Rupert St.
Philadelphia, PA 19149
Psychic Readings by Helena has been operating for nearly 20 years. Clients have felt that she was able to correctly give information that only they knew, and they felt satisfied with her readings and guidance. Helena works out of her home and can give readings using tarot cards or as a fortune teller. She also offers meditations, as her main focus is to provide spiritual guidance.
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377 Green Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Valerie Morrison has some clout. She has helped many people from the Philadelphia area for over 35 years and has received numerous awards from the city, magazines and even the Army. She has even appeared on the "Psychic Detectives" TV show, as well as "Larry King Live." Morrison's psychic abilities are through readings, not through cards, crystal balls or reading leaves. She works with the energy she senses. You can contact her to make an appointment either for a reading in her office or over the telephone.
Voted the best by Psychic Directory, Sheppard is a professional card reader, medium and Reiki practitioner. Her motto is "If you change your perceptions, you change your life." Sheppard is available by appointment and for parties for $125 an hour with a two-hour minimum.
Christina Dagnelli is a freelance writer in Philadelphia and the author of Little Squares with Colors: A Different way to look at autism. Her work on examiner can be found here Examiner.com.
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