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Missouri Life Magazine: The Astrologist and The Tarot Reader

This content has been clipped from the full article in a beautiful local magazine, Missouri Life, titled: THE MYSTIC ARTS ARE ALIVE AND WELL IN MISSOURI written by Nancy Stiles, published October 1, 2020.

Cindy McKean, owner of Kansas City Astrology and Tarot, says her clients have three things in common: they’re curious, they’re adventurous, and they’re open.

“The reputation of psychics and fortune tellers is that they’re frauds. They’re people who tell you soothing words to get your money. I had to work against that, coming from a place where empirical evidence has to be produced in order for your words to have any meaning,” says Cindy, who worked as a clinical research director at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City before opening her business.

“I’m not in the profession of convincing people that this is a good answer or that it’s accurate,” she says.

“There has to be a lot of humility there, saying, ‘Look, I’m not always right. This is what I see. This is what you could do.’”

Before a tarot or astrology reading, the first thing Cindy asks is, “Are you ready for the truth?”

“Truth is the key to opening up what will really pop out in the charts or the cards, and if it’s a case of medium-ship, what you will hear from the person who has passed,” she says. “A lot of people aren’t ready for the truth, and they come out and say it. So I know, okay, I can tell them, but I’m going to have to deliver it a whole lot more gently.”

Of course, sometimes the cards tell Cindy things that don’t require a psychic connection. If a client is asking if their ex still loves them, and the cards show that the ex is remarried with three kids, Cindy knows that the client probably realizes the answer—their ex has moved on. She likens the process to getting a blood test and having high cholesterol; the doctor doesn’t know for sure what will happen, but can tell you where you’re headed.

Cindy likes to frame her readings around what questions a client has. “The library of one’s life is so vast and wide. You would never walk into a library and tell the librarian, ‘Oh, just get me a book.’ What book? ‘Anything.’ Clearly, there must be something you’re looking for, so I need an area to focus on,” she explains. “If I see divorce coming up and they haven’t asked about divorce, I don’t bring it up. Why add that into someone’s world?

Thoughts have wings that might even speed up the process. Why not just let it be, or maybe even let it pass?”

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