Will it get better? Should I stay? Will I get a raise? Should I change industry?
Those are some of the latest questions more and more people are asking psychic readers.
As the economic scene remains gloomy, many psychic readers in New York City said their business is experiencing a boost.
“I would say it doubled,” said Serena Stanley, 50, who owns a psychic shop in midtown Manhattan for more than 30 years.
Psychic readers have also noticed a different kind of clients knocking at their doors.
“I’ve been getting a lot of business people,” said Serena Stanley, 50, who has been in the business for 30 years.
She is experiencing a new trend, Stanley said. Clients are asking more questions about taking risks, transferring from one domain to another and pursuing new ventures.
“A lot of people are following their desire,” Stanley said. “They are taking the risk.”
More business people have been also seeking psychic reader Linda Orhun’s, 43, advice. Most are asking the same questions related to business. The new clients at Destiny are people who do not have a job security.
“My clients are people in their 30s and 40s,” Orhun said. “They have been running companies and now have nothing.”
The new business flow and the economic downturn are two reasons why Orhun is offering a discount for her clients. She used to charge $150 for an hour reading, the price is now $125.
“I dropped my prices some year and a half ago,” said Orhun. “But, I won’t go lower.”
Although the volume is up, Orhun complained about the slow party business. Less people are paying to have a psychic reader at bridal showers and birthday parties, she said.
Yet, Orhun remains optimistic.
“December is usually a very busy time,” Orhun said. “Everyone wants to know their reading for next year.”