How it works 27 The Principal Themes

So far we have looked at how the psychic tries to set up the reading in a way which is likely to promote its success. The next stage is to actually start the reading itself.

Psychic readings consist of themes (what the psychic talks about) and elements (what she actually says). We will look the elements in the next section. Themes provide the underlying shape and structure for a reading, and ensure that it is relevant to the subject's life. Cold readers rely on four chief themes:

Love, romance and relationships

Money and material comforts

Career and progression

Health and well-being

There are also three minor themes. These are generally not as important as the main four, but they can prove very fruitful. They are:

The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.

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