How much does a psychic cost?

Average cost in 20149: $45 See National


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The average cost for a tarot card reader is $45. You are likely to spend between $25 and $75 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated May 1st, 2017

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Tarot card readings and other psychic services can be used for spiritual or psychological nourishment as well as for amusement or party entertainment. The cost depends on numerous factors that are not particularly standard across the industry. Individual psychics price services according to their personal preference. You can spend very little or hundreds of dollars for a reading. Pricing is not necessarily an indication of quality, however. It’s ultimately most important to find a psychic with whom you are comfortable, and let the pricing discussion continue from there. Do your research, get reviews and references, and strongly consider your own budget before spending money on a tarot card reading.

Flat or custom rate

Most tarot readers offer a standard price list for their services. Some offer customized services, with pricing set at their discretion.


The length of the session is often the basis of a flat price. Here are some examples:

  • Perceptual Readings by Lauren K. in Houston charges $19.99 for a 20-minute tarot and crystal oracle reading and $29.99 for a 30-minute session.

  • Echoes of Spirit in Ladera Ranch, California, charges $35 for a 30-minute tarot card and psychic reading and $60 for a 60-minute session.

  • Patti Negri of Los Angeles charges $100 for 30 minutes, $150 for 45 minutes and $200 for 60 minutes.

  • Card Readings by Susan in San Antonio, Texas, charges $50 for one hour.


Prices for tarot card readings vary widely depending on geographic location. If the reader needs to travel to you or is staffing an event and offering multiple readings for guests prices will be higher. Many tarot card readers offer online services, and most generally charge you by the minute.

Experience and reputation

More experienced and celebrity psychics usually, but not always, charge more for their services.

Other services

Beyond standard tarot card readings, many psychics offer other services. For example, Echoes of Spirit offers Reiki sessions, priced at $35 for 30 minutes and $70 for one hour. Patti Negri offers house clearings for $250; her prices for seances vary depending on location and the number of people in attendance.

Cost-saving strategies

Some psychics negotiate pricing with customers. To save money on transportation and parking—and perhaps even the services themselves—ask if a psychic provides readings over the phone or the internet. Many in the industry advise that higher prices do not always translate to superior service. Check references and reviews before you book.

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Recent reviews

Card Readings by Susan

I went for a reading Oct. 16. I have gone to a few around town. I needed clariety on a few things going on in my life. I didnt go into depth of what was going on. I wanted to see what she really new or felt or saw in her vision. When she started going into detail about certain things i knew she was for real. I felt she understood what was happening she seemed to care. I went over my time some but i got the answers to what i need to do and work on she didnt rush me and explained things. I would recommend her in a heart beat price is reasonable and she knows several deck of cards. U got a reading from all and usually its just one deck. So if u having a gathering or need answers she is the gal to go too.

Echoes Of Spirit

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Elaine. She was patient and understanding. One thing that made her unique from other readings I've had is her honesty in regards to why she can't give some specific dates on when things occur and why sometimes definite answers can't be given - it is to due with the energy that is present. I appreciate not only her explaining this, but how she did it and why. If I had known this before, I would not have been so frustrated with other readings I've had in the past with others. I highly recommend working with Elaine.

Ava Insights

There are no words to explain what a great reading I had with Ava tonight! She is accurate, pleasant, and very intuitive. She hit everything on the head with minimal information about me. I instantly connected with Ava and I feel like I have known her my whole life. Her spirit is pure and her insights are enlightening. I feel so much better with the clarity she has granted me and I feel like my path in life has been illuminated! She is totally fabulous and I wish her the best in all aspects of her life. If you want someone who is truly talented providing outstanding, clear and concise readings, then Ava is your best bet. The value of her readings outweigh the price by can't get a better deal for a tarot reading anywhere! Ava is THE BEST and I will be seeking her guidance from this day forth! Love & Light :)