Psychics are recession-proof

Business is booming for astrologers, palmists numerologists and intuitive seers

The global financial meltdown may scare the bejesus out of economists, but it’s producing a bull market for those who read other sort of signs—astrologers, palmists numerologists and something called “intuitive seers.” “There’s uncertainty right now and people are looking for certainty,” says Julie Cusmariu, an intuitive consultant and life coach in Montreal. Why you would go to a psychic for certainty is anyone’s guess. But Cusmariu and others interviewed for this story report that business is up 20 to 30 per cent. “When things are bad, people panic and I have more clients,” shrugs numerologist Pauline Edward, sounding not a little like a vulture fund manager.

Montreal Gazette

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