Should You Give Psychic Readings to Family and Friends?

Should I give psychic readings to my family and friends? I’ve been asked this question a LOT, so I figured it was time to write a post about it.

And like lots of things in the spirit realm, there isn’t a straight yes or no answer.

The first thing you should ask yourself is: 

Do I want to give psychic readings to my family and friends?

should you give psychic readings to family and friends

Personally, I don’t give readings to loved ones (except to answer questions from my kids who always want to know my “feelings” and “vibes” about things).

When I’m not reading for clients or teaching psychic development, I like to hang out with my family, binge-watch Netflix, and organize my closets Marie Kondo style!

Plus, it’s super-important to me that I have the time and energy to connect with my own intuitive guidance and Higher Self, too.

But most important…

I know that I’m too close to my loved ones (and biased about my kids’ boyfriends and girlfriends!) to give them clear psychic insight (more about that in a minute).

Of course, if my mom wants to know my intuitive feelings about something, I’ll tell her… but first I’ll ask her, “What’s your gut feeling?”

And if my mom still wants a full psychic or intuitive reading, I’ll refer her to a trusted colleague.

My experience giving psychic readings to friends

I had a friend named Elizabeth that I met at a psychic development class in 2000. Every day, she called me to “tune in” because she had “one quick question.”

At that time, I was an intuitive and mediumship beginner, and thought it was fun.

But after months of this, I started to wonder if my ‘friend’ was using me to get free readings.

So, I started setting boundaries.

And guess what? After doing this a few times, I never heard from her again.

Honestly, it was really sad to think she was using me, but it was a lesson I had to learn.

Should You Give Psychic Readings to Loved Ones?

Here’s the thing:

Most of us are too close to our loved ones to see things 100% objectively. And if you’re new in your psychic awakening, you’re still learning to trust your vibes. Add to that your love and concern for your friends, and it can get complicated.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t help your loved ones, but don’t pressure yourself if you’re not ready.

Instead, you can always encourage your loved ones to trust their own intuition or connect with their Spirit Guides.

On the flip side, if you feel as though you:

  • Can put your personal feelings aside
  • Trust your intuitive gifts
  • Enjoy giving readings to your friends

Then go for it!

The most important thing is that you are comfortable giving psychic readings to the person you are helping.

Does your loved one want intuitive guidance?

Ever wonder what would happen if you got a clairsentient or intuitive feeling about something, but your loved one hadn’t asked for your opinion?

Tricky stuff, right? I mean, should you tell them or not?

Here’s what I recommend:

If you feel that you should share the information, go ahead, but ask their permission FIRST.

The most ethical thing to do is explain that you’ve got a feeling about something, then ask if it’s okay to share your vibes.

In other words, don’t just blurt it out.

Be respectful and get their permission first. If they say no, then keep the info to yourself.

Tip: Don’t worry, as your intuition strengthens, you will learn how to control your abilities and turn them on and off.


Giving psychic readings to family and friends is a personal choice.

  • If you want to read for family and friends, set boundaries so you don’t get worn out.
  • And if you don’t want to give readings to loved ones, that’s okay, too!

Whatever you decide, remember that giving psychic readings should be empowering for your client, and for their highest and best good. Keep that golden rule in mind, and you will do great!

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