Port psychic provides insight, entertainment by reading auras and chakras
The Halloween season is a busy time for Judy Rich, a spiritual reader and psychic in Port Washington.
Sheâs invited to numerous Halloween parties, restaurants and establishments, where she reads palms and tarot cards, gives psychic readings and discusses peopleâs auras and chakras.
âHalloween is kind of fun,â Rich said. âIâll play the part and dress up as a gypsy fortune teller, but Iâm not a fortune teller. I donât tell you what will happen. I can only tell people what I see.â
At parties, people mostly want their palms read, she said.
âPalm reading is personality traits, your lifeline. Itâs all about yourself because itâs your hand,â Rich said.
âA lot of people want their palms read because itâs not threatening and you get to know things about yourself. I donât like to give bad news. I donât predict death. Thatâs between them and God or whatever they believe in.â
Rich said she can tell if a person someone is dating is good or bad for them by looking at a picture of the individual.
âI get an aura from the picture and can tell you what I see â that he (or she) may be dishonest and possibly cheat on you or is kind and loves you,â she said. âItâs up to the people what they do with the information. We have control over our own feelings.â
At parties and elsewhere, she encounters plenty of skeptics. She doesnât mind unless they get obnoxious.
âIâm used to it,â she said. âItâs OK if they donât believe in it, but Iâve had people send me nasty things in the mail.Sometimes I convince people and they come back.â
Rich does psychic readings by looking into peopleâs eyes, not into a crystal ball. She picks up on names and things, including health issues.
âA lot of times I pick up on things, but I donât know if itâs from now or in the future,â she said.
âI told a woman I was picking up the name Mark, but she said she didnât know anybody with that name. She moved to Chicago. When she came back to Port for a visit, she stopped in to tell me she met a man named Mark and moved in with him.â
Similarly, when she senses a baby while doing a reading, a woman may or may not be pregnant at the time, but usually becomes pregnant, Rich said.
âThey often come back later to show me their babies,â she said.
Her psychic gifts, she said, were inherited from her mother and grandmother.
âMy sisters are also psychic, but they donât do anything with it,â she said. âI used to go to fairs with my mother and grandmother, and they had a shop in Indiana.
âI wanted to do more with it and got very interested in the energies around us and the more spiritual side of it.â
Rich canât remember when she first recognized her gift. Itâs just a part of her, she said.
âItâs more an intuition, knowing when the phone is going to ring, sensing something good or bad will happen,â she said.
Rich went to school to learn more about auras and chakras, the seven energy points in peopleâs bodies.
âAuras and chakras tell you a lot about yourself and your energy,â she said. âMost of the people here in Port are not so much into the psychic aspect. They want to get spiritually balanced and have more energy.â
Her warnings are not always heeded.
She recently advised a friend to wait 10 minutes before leaving for work, sensing something bad would happen.
He ignored the advice and got into an accident a few blocks from his house.
âI didnât know he would get into an accident, but I knew it would be best to wait,â Rich said.
âThey say everybody has a sixth sense. Everybody can pick up on peopleâs vibes. When you meet someone, you get good or bad feeling about them. Thatâs their positive or negative energy. Children, babies and animals are very intuitive about people.â
While most people sense the vibes, Rich said, she sees the colors of an aura that surrounds a person.
âEnergy forms colors around you and those colors tell a lot about you and are good colors for you to wear,â she said.
When peopleâs energies are too negative, she helps them become more balanced through the use of meditation, candles, incense and crystals.
âSo many people walk around who are negative,â she said. âBad things happen, but you have to deal with them and let them go, allow yourself to be positive again. Iâm a big believer in positive thinking and mind over matter.â
Although Rich said she can pick up energy from people who have passed on, she said other psychics have greater gifts for communicating with the dead.
She said she has helped people who believe their homes or businesses are haunted and convinced the spirits to move on.
Rich moved her business from Grand Avenue to 317 N. Franklin St.
Image Information: TAROT CARDS, crystals and candles are tools for Port Washington psychic Judy Rich. Photo by Sam Arendt