(originally posted in March or April of 2018; updated yet again in August 2019)
A whole new genre has popped up on YouTube: tarot readers and psychics who concentrate on discerning what is happening in the Trump/Russia investigation and related matters. Since we are left guessing as to what is going to happen with our country and our lives, I find a certain strange comfort in these readers.
Overall I’ve found their results to be about as accurate as those of various legitimate political pundits, (usually meaning not Fox News, et al, who can never be right with their predictions because they can’t even admit present reality). In most cases, I suppose that means a guess with cards is probably as good as a guess without; most of them have the occasional brilliant insight that comes true within 48 hours of the reading while the rest of the reading is yet unproven. Once in a while they’re just plain wrong.*
Please note that this list is by no means all-inclusive. Some readers mentioned here never show up in my YouTube recommendations anymore; this could be because YouTube has been cracking down on videos with political content, or maybe one or two of them just burned out (also, YouTube is well-known for burying channels after promoting them for a while). But new readers are still jumping onboard over a year after I initially wrote this article, and there are no doubt many I haven’t discovered yet who have been there all along.
I’ve also deliberately excluded pro-Trump readers/astrologers/seers. I exclude these people for the simple reason that they are always wrong unless they stumble on some actual facts by accident; this is because they are not starting from a place of authentic truth based in reality. I also tend to avoid those who veer too far off into la-la-land (“la-la-land” being reptile people, aliens, Edgar Cayce, Nostradamus, conspiracy theories, etc.). Lots of psychics and readers occasionally venture into that territory. “Occasional” is fine; it’s when they wallow in it that they lose me.
Here is a list of some I’ve been watching, in no particular order:
(1) Tarot: Politics. Please note my opinion of this person has changed. I will be leaving the following comments up, but I don’t watch her anymore.
I don’t know if she started this genre, but she’s been around a long time. She underwent a huge change from being sort of over-wrought and long-winded to doing shorter readings in a more subdued key. She did fall into the trap of getting overly optimistic about and adoring of Mueller. (People, he isn’t Superman; he can only do what he can do. This investigation has gone international, and he is only one part of it. Granted, he may be the one who brings Trump down, but…)
Even in her more subdued state, she is still given to brief episodes of play-acting (fake tears, singing, imitating voices, etc.), incomplete sentences, playing with her hair, repeating herself over and over and over, and mispronounced words and names. It can get annoying, but there’s always fast-forward.
She seems to be right most of the time…except when she tries to put a time frame on things. In fact that seems to be a problem for all of these readers, and for political pundits as well. This leads to the cause of this new tarot genre: massive uncertainty. No one knows what the hell is going on or when it will stop.
(2) Ganga Tarot. She’s very forward with her opinions and enjoyable to watch. She’s an older lady and one gets the impression she’s been here before, even though none of us have; one good thing about age is that eventually you see that “there is nothing new under the sun” and I think she’s using that particular fact to her advantage. Not all of her videos are political tarot readings; she often plays music as well.
(3) Dweller Between the Waters. I like her, partially since she just lives the “magic” life and somewhat rejects the New Age crap that a few other political readers have bought into. She also throws an occasional F-bomb, which is entertaining.
She does tend to be very dark and very correct most of the time. I feel that perhaps she isn’t clear on some fine details (she was really not up to speed on what happened with Al Franken, and instead of getting informed about it, she got nasty and defensive), but mostly she’s pretty knowledgeable about the numerous players in this whole dizzy affair.
Once in a while she’ll belabor a point until you’re ready to scream, but there’s always fast-forward for that. Truth be known, it seems like the vast majority of YouTube tarot readers do that, hammering on the same points over and over in slightly different terms, often going on for several minutes.
P.S. Lately she seems to be concentrating on making liquidy mouth noises, eating and drinking while speaking on her videos, and she even did an ASMR reading. Seems someone has told her her readings are ASMR-y. Mouth noises make me want to hit someone, so I haven’t been able to watch her as much. It’s a shame.
(4) Truth Warrior Tarot. Was impressive at first but then started going into long chirpy rambles about “crystal children” and just about every other bit of unhelpful New Age crap that has been invented. She’s also into “indigo children.” I view both with a wary eye — pretty soon we’ll have people arguing about whether they’re “crystal” or “indigo” very much in the same way as people are now arguing about which supposed “generation” they are, even though those “generations” have no real boundaries and are, in reality, nothing but marketing tools that have the side effect of increased ageism among the young and old. Great. Just what we need: more division.
Update: I started watching her again after taking a long break; she’s cut down quite a bit on the happy/chirpy crap. However, I now notice that she only shuffles the top 2/3rds of her deck, which frankly bothers me. If she’s going to do that, she’s better off not shuffling on camera (further update, July 2019: she’s gotten a bit better about shuffling the entire deck very recently); (further update, August 2019: she’s gone back to only shuffling the top 2/3rds of her deck again, and she’s now drawing so many reversals — in any reading, it seems a majority of cards are reversed — that one questions if she should just stop and rearrange her deck).
All that aside, she does have a pretty good accuracy ratio.
(5) SouLight Hypnotherapy. Very down-to-earth and no-frills. Long readings; uses a megaton of cards. Doesn’t shy away from very, very negative, even explosive interpretations.
(6) Readings by the Empress. Short and to the point. Very soothing and reassuring, quite unlike SouLight. I’d recommend watching one of her readings after watching any of SouLight’s; they’re as soothing as chocolate milk and a cookie after getting a bad report card.
(7) Lena Rodriguez. She’s very popular. She is also amazingly knowledgeable about Trump/Russia for someone not living in the U.S. (then again, it’s said that the investigation was started by an incident in which a drunken Trump campaign operative boasted about something to an Australian official). But she lost me when she went all Bernie — I believe he’s part of the problem — and ageist (see Truth Warrior diatribe above). She’s not bad, but only if you can put up with that crap. Unfortunately I can’t.
(8) Psychic Violetta. A psychic who often uses tarot cards to clarify her visions. She’s a Polish woman who often does videos with her son holding her hand while he asks her questions about Trump/Russia. Has a unique perspective, having grown up in a then-communist country. Often hauntingly correct, way in advance of actual events. Violetta herself is very pleasant. 7/19 update: after disappearing for 3 weeks, Violetta just announced that her son is now off doing other things and she will probably not be doing many videos in the future as a result. FURTHER UPDATE, a few days later, 7/19: Violetta is back trying to do videos on her own, but others in the psychic community are offering their support and hopefully she’ll be doing collaborations with them in the future. She had evidently gotten very used to working with her son and seemed extremely uncomfortable working alone.
(9) Linda G the Comanche Psychic. A psychic who sometimes uses tarot cards to clarify what “those on the other side” are telling her. She has a tremendous accuracy ratio, and she has a fun personality. Seems very respected within the growing Trump-Russia psychic/tarot community, and for good reason — as I just said, she’s usually right.
(10) Kirsten Langston. Tarot reader, astrologer, psychic. Very hyper, animated and flits from subject to subject in a nanosecond, which can be annoying. However she seems to be accurate much of the time. Her videos are very, very lengthy (or at least, she’s so fidgety and loud and fast-talking, cramming so many subjects into such a limited time frame, that they seem that way). She seems very respected within that growing community I mentioned above. Also, as I said above, she’s a good substitute for Tarot:Politics if you ever get tired of Rosie’s BS. 9/4/18 update on Langston: she no longer seems to be doing political readings on YouTube, as far as I can tell. She seems to have moved all her political readings to Patreon, as some readers are starting to do. 7/19 Update: she will now post parts of some political readings to YouTube several weeks after she originally posted them on Patreon or elsewhere.
(11) Black & Orange. (Added 9/4/18) Tarot reader. Seems to be a recent addition to the festivities (within the past 2 months). She is very watchable and easy to listen to; taking a lighthearted approach even if she gets volubly creeped out now and then. Often she’s hilarious. And her cat loves to help her.
(12) Revealing Light Tarot. (Added 9/10/18) Another very recent addition (within the past few weeks?). Seems to be from outside the U.S. Very analytical, and approaches her readings from a cerebral level, avoiding hyperbole and wild predictions.
(13) Trudy Lee Amirhosseini; may have been shortened to just “Trudy Lee.” (Added 9/11/18) Yet another very recent addition (within the past 3 months). Good, brief readings. A concise, no-BS reader.
(14) Jenn Lynn Tarot. (Added 12/13/18) Nice, concise reader from the U.S. Midwest. 7/19 UPDATE: she now has one of the nicest deliveries and voices in this group. Very moderate in her predictions, so success is more assured, and she seems to have good success.
(15) The Lighthouse. (Added 12/13/18) Her political readings are interspersed with her far-more-numerous readings on other subjects. Very relaxing voice.
(16) David Johnson. (Been watching for a long time but added here 12/13/18). An American living in Australia. Never reads cards; just talks to the “man in the moon.” Can be somewhat sexist at times without realizing it, but that’s not a problem. His video about Pence was explosive, and he doesn’t shy away from saying what he thinks.
(17) Milou H. Polycarpe – Psychic, Medium. (Been watching for a long time; added here 12/13/18). A psychic who does not read cards. I’ve been watching him for a while but can’t remember anything really startling he’s ever said — he is very, very cautious — but he does offer good interpretations of what’s going on.
(18) Tarot Tarot Tarot. (added 1/9/19) Short, concise readings. Asks one question and doesn’t meander all over the place. Caught onto the fact that Trump’s threat to declare a national emergency wouldn’t work. (7/19 update: This was one of the channels that vanished from my YouTube recommendations. I just checked and it seems the channel is no more. It’s a shame.)
(19) Victoria Scerbo Astrology. (Been watching for a while, but added 12/13/18). A good go-to source if you just want to watch one prognosticator. She’s an astrologer and a tarot card reader. She has good audience interaction and makes her ideas clear in a gentle, cautious manner.
(20) Tarot by Janine. An exception to the rule that readers should be totally up-to-date on what they are reading about. I love the way she reads — she sometimes tries to view the cards as someone who has no idea who or what is involved in the Trussia scandal. Very unique; worth a view. 7/19 update: she’s developed a fascination with the authenticity of various photos of Prince Harry’s son. I feel this is going off a bit too much into conspiracy-theory land. My take on it is that although there would seem to be a lot of evidence that we haven’t really seen Archie, this type of situation usually turns out to be pretty ordinary in hindsight. In this case, maybe Archie is dark-skinned and the royal family is hiding him to keep the racists off their backs. That’s a tragedy if it’s true (hiding him, that is); however, considering everything else going on in the world, it just doesn’t seem worth fussing about right now. It’s a symptom, not a cause.
(21) Light Between Stars. This tarot reader has apparently been doing readings about Trussia on YouTube at least 6 months, but I just found her (1/9/19). She’s very intelligent and articulate, and sometimes over-explains her positions, but she’s clear and interesting to watch. No annoying habits, either (no excessive “um,” no histrionics, no liquidy mouth noises, no gum chewing, drinking or eating, etc.). I’ve watched 2 of her videos — one on Mitch McConnell (predicting that he may possibly be deposed as Senate Majority Leader), and the one previous to that (on Trump’s bogus threat to declare a national emergency in order to get his vanity wall built). I’ll keep watching her and maybe add to this later. She’s interesting.
(22) Tarot with Whimsy. Apparently she’s been around a while. Sometimes tries to see both sides of matters, which is slightly irritating to listen to when you actually know the truth about these people. She’s a remote viewer who uses tarot cards. A worthwhile listen.
(23) Tarot’s Apprentice. Just found him (2/19); very straightforward. Relaxing voice. Have yet to find out exactly how accurate he is, but can say he hasn’t made any major mistakes since I’ve been watching him.
(24) House of Lenormand. Fairly new channel (about 3 months) who uses Lenormand rather than regular Tarot cards. Concentrates on getting inside of people’s heads as well as making predictions. As the channel is so new, it’s hard to comment on accuracy. (added 7/7/19)
(25) Seanna Rose. This Canadian channel appears to be about 4 months old, so it’s hard to comment on accuracy. She’s a tarot card reader who has a pleasant delivery. (Added 7/7/19)
(26) Melissa Free Range Psychic. She seems to do lengthy readings and is well-informed (a basic requirement for the readers who appear on this list). This appears to be another new channel, only a few months old. (Added 7/7/19)
(27) Intuitiview. She’s been around for almost a year and I’ve seen the name of the channel pop up on my YouTube recommendations, but I hadn’t watched her before. She’s a psychic. I just started watching her; seems like a compelling channel. (Added 7/10/19)
(28) Soulprint Intuitive. Recently recommended by Jenn Lynn Tarot. Seems like an intelligent reader who draws good conclusions. (added 7/10/19)
(29) Mystic Bella. Another channel recently recommended by Jenn Lynn Tarot; watched for a few minutes tonight. She has a very pleasant voice and some of her insights with the cards are startling. (added 7/10/19)
(30) Lynn Tarot Readings. Older lady who does very editorial readings. Very common-sense use of information (generally). Does need to be more careful of her terminology, as some people watching may get all upset at the words she uses to describe things (for example, there is no “Jewish government”), and try to cause trouble for her channel as a result.
(31) Robert Cosmar. Astrologer, astrology purist. Does not predict the future and continually emphasizes that; however, apparently he believes that whatever is indicated by the planets is set in stone (my question is always, “who set them there and for what reason?”). In spite of that, he seems to have a big heart to go along with the literalist tendency.
(32) Marie My Table. (Added 7/31/19) Very new channel, so I can’t comment on accuracy. Very humble and conversational. Uses an interesting deck of cards that I hadn’t ever seen before.
(33) You Asked Tarot. (Added 8/16/19) Just recommended by Tarot’s Apprentice. Watched a bit of one of her videos; seems very measured and reasonable. Looking forward to seeing more.
Again, it seems like every week there is at least one more of these readers. Drop by YouTube and look in. It’s fun.
I’ve realized recently that for most readers, the accuracy of their readings/visions tends to be directly related to how well they understand what’s currently going on — i.e. how little they buy into media hype and outright propaganda and gaslighting , but instead seek real information. I recently removed two readers from this list; one because she revealed she was a Trump worshiper (I was wondering why she seemed to be wrong most of the time!), and the other because he is apparently getting the information he bases his readings on from Louise Mensch, who is a “divide and conquer” pied piper to the Resistance.
What I know for sure about Mensch, who runs a tiny online empire pitching usually-baseless “news,” is that she is definitely not Resistance and definitely is trying to divide and conquer those who want Trump gone (in her terms, “good” = Louise is God!; “bad” = anyone who questions her fan-fic). It’s a sort of cult, in a way; the Cult of Louise.
Anyway, this reader was saying Trump is already as good as gone from office** (I guess he just hasn’t been told yet), members of his immediate family have turned on him and are cooperating with authorities (there is no evidence of this), and MSNBC and CNN are evil (no mention of Fox News or Sinclair). The last is what tipped me off that this reader is perhaps a follower of Mensch, who tends to feed that sort of baloney into her fans’ brains — you know, “trust me and no one else!”
I now put this reader in the same category as the ones who wallow in aliens, reptile people, and the rest (in other words, garbage in, garbage out), and he’s off this list for good. But at least if you’re on Twitter and Mensch has blocked you– and she has blocked at least 50,000 people on Twitter, mostly because they caught on to what she is doing — you’ll still know what her latest fiction is if you watch this reader (who I won’t identify), and what to be wary of.
However, since I won’t identify the reader, I’ll make these situations easier to recognize: if a reader continually goes WAY out there, far beyond what is conventionally known as “news” and into the land of fantastical conspiracy theory, there’s probably something like Mensch going on in the background. Again: garbage in, garbage out. Also watch out for drama queens, anyone assigning middle-school clique names and “op” names to various groups of people and events, and anyone who insists they are always right (and everyone else is always wrong), and that people/organizations are jealous and out to get them.
On an unrelated note, I’ve seen the “boilerplate” thing happen before (meaning some psychics will issue the same predictions for all their private clients, only changing names and places), and it’s something to look out for if you contact an online psychic. My advice to those seeking personal readings is to Google your psychic first; don’t rely on their personal website and/or videos. Expect to find a lot of anti-psychic naysayers on Google; ignore them and zero in on a sum total of what’s said about the psychic/tarot reader by everyone else. Also, while it’s difficult to do, try to find information about what other psychics/tarot card readers think about them — Linda G. occasionally provides good leads, and Jenn Lynn has started doing that too, as well as Tarot’s Apprentice.
**not just one but several readers are now picking up on the idea that Trump is going to leave office very soon (I’m writing this in summer 2019), so I’ll allow this reader that much. However, he was actually hinting that Trump has already been dethroned, and folks..it just hasn’t happened. Sorry.