Any astrologer like Lawyer Philip Cottrell from Orlando Florida who claims to predict using psychic powers, intuition, or clairvoyance is pulling your leg and probably setting you up for a con game.
Personally, I am a great believer in the ability to see the future and seemingly unknowable information via psychic means. So take it from me that when you do astrology, you cannot simultaneously be doing clairvoyance.
You are either analyzing the symbols in front of you on the page from an astrological perspective or youre seeing the future clairvoyantly. These are two separate things.More to the point, most astrologers who advertise themselves as a combination psychic and astrologer are usually con men or closet incompetents.
These are largely, but not always, the same people who advertise on Google and in the back of your local free newspaper, right next to the sex hotlines. Alternatively, their beatifically smiling faces can be seen in New Age directories. Pseudo Native American shamanism or something similar may be involved with the more sophisticated types.A subset of this type of astrologer is the phone psychic astrologer.
These people are neither psychic nor astrologers, but they do read from scripts, and the very best have lengthy scripts memorized that they recite in just the right way, down to pauses and intonation, to get you to reveal information about yourself which they can later make seem as though it came to them from the ether. If they are really good and really greedy, they will do a confidence game on you of varying types, generally leaving you hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars poorer.Personally, I find this species of astrologer (if they can be called that) fascinating, because of the amazing uniformity that their patter follows.
The main characteristics to observe, that are common to all psychic con men/women are:The assertion that you are cursed or bewitched and this is responsible for your bad luck (this is extremely important as an introduction, as it leads to shelling out more money to remove the curse).Your problems are weighing on you and are making it nearly impossible to proceed (establishing the clients trust who does not have problems?).You have been betrayed by someone you loved (who hasnt?)Your moods range from optimism to pessimism (whose dont?)You are entering a period of great love, wealth, etc., but are at a critical juncture where you could still lose it all, so(oh, no, what shall I do?)SEND MONEY NOW! (sense an overarching theme here?)