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That Time I Went To A Psychic

About 5 years ago I had my first experience with a psychic medium. If she was any good she’d be called a psychic large. Am I right? A winery near me had a psychic medium doing tarot card readings every weekend. For $25 you’d get a glass of wine and your reading. Below are my cards. Truth be told, if she really is psychic she’d know that the flower print table cloth is a terrible background for people who want to take pictures of their cards.

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I’ll tell you my mind set approaching this. I believe that psychic phenomena does exist, however, I am skeptical of those who claim to have psychic abilities. I take a “prove it to me” approach. I went into the reading determined not to give the psychic any information that would lead her into general statements that I would then interpret through my point of view and believe she was psychic.

As soon as my psychic, Maren, dealt the cards I shouted “Blackjack!” which she didn’t even laugh at.  Interestingly, just now as I typed “dealt” I accidentally added an “h” on the end of it, making it dealth which is only a letter away from death.

Yes, I did get the death card. I didn’t panic because first of all, I’m Phil, and secondly, in writing a good novel your main character can be faced with three types of death: physical, romantic, or occupational. Think about novels you’ve read and you’ll see one or more of those themes in all of them. For me the psychic surmised that the death card was related to a work situation. She was right. I hadn’t lost my job, but had recently found out I wouldn’t be getting a highly coveted promotion. That’s one in favor of the psychic.

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To start the reading, I was asked to choose an identity card. She explained the traits of each and asked me to choose the one that I felt reflected my personality the best. I wanted to choose the Knight of Swords but was told that I was too old to be a Knight, so I had to be a King. Obviously she wasn’t taking mental age into account. Of the Kings I chose the King of Wands. Maren laid this down and flipped over a card that completely covered my identity card. Her eyes got big and she looked up at me. The card was the High Priestess card. “Are you psychic?” she said. “You’re either psychic or very intuitive.”

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I didn’t admit if I was psychic and allowed her to continue. She had laid out the cards in the Celtic Cross formation. I was pleasantly surprised that she was spot on accurate on a bunch of things and happily the final card of my reading was the Three of Cups card seen below, which indicates a happy ending that apparently has nothing to do with a massage.

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As far as the last card being the celebration of some accomplishment, you’d think if her goal was to make her customers happy she would give that card to everyone.

I went with my wife and two friends who also had readings and none received similar interpretations in their readings. In our discussion after we discovered that everyone’s readings were different and everyone felt she was surprisingly accurate, even the two of us that went in as skeptics.  My verdict: I think Maren really did have some psychic abilities.

At the end she handed me her business card which said “Maren’s Messages. ” I was disappointed it didn’t say Maren’s Massages.” A massage and a psychic reading in one? How awesome would that be?

I know this isn’t as funny as most Phil Factors, but here’s my idea:  If I’m psychic or intuitive, in addition to the fact that I have a Master’s in Psychology, I imagine that I’d be pretty good at this process.  What if, as a party entertainer I did humor infused psychic Tarot card readings? “What? The Death card! Ummm….no I don’t take credit. You’ll have to pay cash. Right now.”  Or maybe, if someone gets The Three of Wands “Oh sorry. Your co-workers like you….the way Ukrainians like Putin.”  I’m pretty sure if I studied the cards and put some thought into it I could come up with a bunch of smart ass lines. What do you think? Should I go into the psychic party entertainment business? Also, would anyone be interested in me interviewing a psychic (besides me) for a Phil Factor post?

As always, if you enjoy #ThePhilFactor I’d love it if you’d share it by the Facebook or Twitter buttons below. Also psychic readings are now available on The Phil Factor for $25. Have a great Thursday, and stay tuned for my psychic predictions for the Oscars on Saturday! ~Phil 

Welcome to The Future! My Psychic Predictions for 2022

Yes, I know you think that I’m just some goofy blogger who writes quirky things now and then. One of the quirky things I write every year at this time is my psychic predictions for the following year. Why do I do that? It’s simple. I’m psychic. I can see the future. Some of my predictions are as serious as a heart attack and others are only for entertainment. You can decide which is which.

Last year, contrary to many well-known psychics, I predicted that life on Earth would not end. I also accurately predicted the death of Prince Phillip. Lastly, I predicted that the Tiger King, Joe Exotic, would despite his jail sentence, return to television and he did. If you google “The Phil Factor psychic predictions” you can find all the previous years predictions going back more than a decade. Anywho, enough about me,  let’s get on to my predictions! You’ll want to hear the first one!

 1. Covid is almost done: If Chuck Norris can beat Covid, why can’t we? Here’s my prediction: By July 1st of 2022, Covid will still exist, but it won’t be a crisis anymore. Countries will start to open up borders. Far fewer people will be hospitalized. Airlines however will continue to enforce mask wearing on flights through the end of 2022.

2. The Royal Family, Avril Lavigne, and Phil: The royals are always interesting. Let me assuage your worst fears. Queen Elizabeth will not pass away this year but she will have a health issue in the second half of the year that is concerning. I also see some rough waters for Harry and Meghan. Their marital bliss will take a dive when rumors arise about Harry’s newfound “friendship” with Avril Lavigne who, contrary to conspiracy theories, is not dead and is not being impersonated by a look-alike imposter.

Oddly, many have said the same about me to explain my limited involvement in the blogging world from 2018-2021. That is actually true. Well, I’m not dating Avril Lavigneyet, but I am the imposter and it took me three years of intensive study of The Phil Factor to plausibly approximate his writing style. Fortunately, I am also psychic. I met Phil at one of our psychic meetings. I knew he would be there. But I didn’t kill him.

3. It is NOT the end of the world: Many psychics, including Nostradamus, have predicted the end of the world in 2022.  I suppose that one year they will be right, but 2022 is not that year. You heard it from me first. Go ahead and buy discount gifts and Christmas decorations for Christmas 2022! Make plans for 2022, it will be here all year.

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4. The Metaverse is Coming To Get You! The term “metaverse” was first coined in the 1992 novel Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. At the time, the idea of living, working and playing in a virtual world seemed to be science fiction. We won’t be living in a virtual world by the end of the year, but more of us will be transitioning parts of our life into metaverse related activities. If you think nonfungible tokens are weird, wrap your head around using bitcoin or ethereum to buy virtual real estate in the virtual metaverse! That will be a thing. I’ve got my eye on a little virtual beachfront property that’s only a click away! Don’t worry though, admission to The Phil Factor will remain free in the metaverse. But the rights to my blog posts will be sold as non-fungible tokens. Contact me in the comments.

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5. Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson: Are they both crazy? Will they break up? Is this even real? No, it’s not. Kim and Pete are both crazy, but that’s a separate issue. They’re not really dating. They’re putting one over on everyone to set up a new movie starring both of them. And of course, we all know that Kim has always had eyes for me as you can clearly see by reading this Phil Factor from 2014. The implications of this picture are obvious:

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That’s it folks. My psychic predictions for 2022. Some serious and some fanciful. Consider yourself warned. Have a great weekend and happy holidays! ~Phil