Psychics for people and pets
Want to know what's in the tarot cards for you? Or maybe you're more of a numbers person who wants to know how your life adds up?
There are many different psychics out there -- from numerologists to tarot card readers -- who might have the answers you're seeking. Here are five you can check out, including one psychic who just might know what's on your pet's mind.
On a recent morning, psychic Patricia Bono was inside the Shy Fox Farms barn in Locust Valley owned by a Matinecock family, stroking the neck of Bobby, an Irish sport horse. She and the owner, Cat Graham, were talking about Bobby as he lifted his front right hoof and joyfully clomped the ground.
Bono says Bobby was bored and wanted to get out more but feels better since taking Cosequin supplements. "He likes it here. He wants to stay put," says Bono.
Graham was shocked. Tears came to her eyes as she told Bono that a favorite horse of the family's, Magellan, had died over the weekend and they had been talking about moving Bobby to the larger stall.
"Tell him he can stay put," Graham quietly says. "And send Magellan our love. We miss him terribly."
Graham has been using Bono to read her horses for 10 years, explaining that she often uses veterinarians, farriers and trainers to keep the horses well. "But there is a missing piece, and often Pat fills in that missing piece," she says.
Bono, who also reads people, says animals are often easier to read. And she's read plenty, from alligators and snakes to turtles and even gorillas in Borneo for a National Geographic photographer, she says. "Animals don't have a lot of clutter," Bono says. "Many are grateful just to talk."
INFO Prices available upon request, 516-922-7574, patriciabono.com
The Rev. Mark Lyons of Drawing the Circle and Silver Broom Ministries in Sayville says he is a high priest, clairvoyant and spiritual leader who has been reading tarot cards for 30 years.
"I am a clairvoyant intuitive," he says, adding that psychic ability is not a gift but a skill that needs to be honed. "Tarot is a magnificent tool. It's like lifting weights to develop muscles. The tarot develops intuition."
Lyons makes house calls and also does phone readings by the hour.
Cindi Sansone-Braff of East Patchogue is a relationship specialist, and she uses her skills as a psychic, tarot card reader and mystic to help customers find happiness. She often does this by finding answers for clients by speaking to those in their lives who have passed on.
The departed can shed light on a child's failed marriage, for instance, by explaining failures in the parents' marriage, she says. Others come with unresolved conflicts with the parent themselves, she says. "It's healing to hear the person say they are sorry."
INFO $40-$75 readings, 631-475-4266, grantmeahigherlove.com
RUNES AND FORTUNES
Bill Truglio is a witch who uses runes, an ancient Nordic alphabet of mostly images, in his readings.
Runes have been used in divination for roughly 2,000 years, Truglio says. For his readings, he uses chips of wood with the runes burned into them.
"The runes are a lot like tarot cards," he says. "There is a lot of information in the image ...
It is not so much communing with spirits as working with the person's subconscious," he says.
INFO $30 for the first half-hour, and $1 for each additional minute, 631-968-8307, drawingthecircle.com
Carole Ann Durand has got your number. As a numerologist and clairvoyant, she uses charts and numbers to help clients find their destiny and harmony as wellas foreseeing what's in store for them romantically and financially.
Numerology, which uses digits in birth dates and representations of letters in a person's name, is associated with vibrations, she says.
"Most people are not aware of their vibrations," she says, adding that she has been working in numerology for 30 years. In addition to giving private readings, mostly over the phone, she teaches an adult-education class in numerology at East Meadow.
INFO Readings: $50 for a 45- to 50-minute session, 516-997-1219; classes: $45, 7 p.m. Wednesdays starting March 13, East Meadow High School, 101 Carman Ave., 516-228-5211.