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The average cost for a tarot card reader is $30. You are likely to spend between $20 and $55 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated August 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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