Psychic Review: 7 Problems With Maria Medium
I tested The Medium Maria's free three-card tarot using three different identities, and got identical readings about the "head-to-toe shivers" Maria (if that's even her real name) got when she saw my name, and how, although my natal chart was "so negative," in four or five weeks Destiny would bring fabulous luck and money.
Claims Made By Maria Medium
- Maria Medium promises luck for three or four weeks in the future. Many "psychic" websites, such as "Padre" and "Valentina," are owned by the same company as "Maria," and promise luck three or four weeks in the future. These computerized readings, with random "lucky numbers" tossed in, are worthless. Four weeks went by with no fabulous luck and money for me.
I tried the printable free "Luck-Force Talisman" Maria emailed and, as instructed, wrote my name and birth date in red ink on the back of the printed page, said the magic words, and carried it at all times. After four weeks, nothing major had changed for me.
My friends, on the other hand, suffered a job loss, the death of a parent (at age 93), serious medical problems, and discovering that a newly-published book was full of typos. At that point, I threw the Luck-Force Talisman away.
- She's "another kind of medium." The Medium Maria is more disappointing than most online fortunetellers. While she calls herself a "medium," she can't channel spirits from beyond. She says she's "another type of medium." There is no other type of medium.
Although she mentioned my "astral chart," I didn't receive a chart or learn what made it bad. Her biography says she supplements her clairvoyance with numerology and tarot, but she never mentions astrology, which is the only divination form that works from an "astral chart."
- Maria makes unprovable claims about her gift. Pictured as a sultry brunette, Maria first appeared online in 2011. Her site claims that her psychic great-grandmother read for royalty, and declares that six months ago a client won five thousand dollars in the lottery, and just two weeks ago won another million. There's no evidence that these assertions are true.
- Maria Medium sends hundreds of emails. An online tarot reading should never cost $79! When I was testing this site, I created three alternate identities. For each of my three identities, I chose a free three-card tarot reading, but the site demanded my name, email address, and birth date—information that real tarot-card readers never need or ask for. If you confirm the email, get the reading/sales pitch, and ignore it, Maria's urgent emails will follow. And all three readings were identical.
Maria consistently sends emails that are out of line with a traditional tarot reading. Some of what "she" wrote:
—"We must speak privately."
—"You're risking your future, Sylvia."
—"Wow, extremely intense flashes have confirmed what I already knew about you."
—"Several million dollars are waiting for you! It is certain, I 'saw' it!"
—"My prodigious Secret, the Golden Lion, will interact on your behalf during the next Boreal Septentride on the Milky Way of Money."
Note: Astrology has no "boreal septentride" or "Milky Way of Money."
- She makes false claims about "rarity." The electronic tarot used for Maria's free reading uses Major Arcana cards only— the cards with names, such as The Sun, or The Hermit—and all are dealt upright. That's only 22 cards out of a deck of 78, and no real Tarot reader deals all the cards upright. Whatever cards you get in her free reading, she will exclaim how moved she was by the combination, "so rare I can't recall ever having seen it before!"
- Computerized readings can't synthesize card spreads. A short and mildly accurate explanation of each card was provided; however, computerized readings can't synthesize card spreads so as to deliver coherent, specific messages.
- Her tarot readings require more tarot readings. The lengthy, identical canned results said, although I am a born loser, I was destined by Heaven for love and wealth. So I needed a seven-card reading to reveal the "vibrations that are paralyzing" me, for $79. That's way too high a price for Tarot. Your local face-to-face Tarot reader will give you, in person, a 10-card reading, far more customized, for about $25. Ask around and you will find a Tarot reader. Maria also offered another free Talisman. No, thank you!
The Accuracy of Tarot Should Not Be a Matter of Cost
The accuracy of tarot should not be a matter of cost. Maria Medium's complete online "psychic reading" costs $129. If that and the malevolent Talisman aren't enough to scare you away, see "her" (if she really is an actual woman) "Online Occult Shop," selling e-books about the powers of candles, auras, dreams, and perfumes. Her "bestseller" about candles sells for $49.99. That's an outrageous price for any book, but especially an e-book.
Problems With Online Tarot Readings
- A true psychic must be in the presence of your energy.
- There's no substitute for human connection.
- A computer cannot account for an individual's aura, or the presence of an individual's body chakras, etc.
- A simulated card pull cannot match how a real person would pull a card from the deck.
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