YouTuber Rachel Oates does a great job explaining the main tricks used by so-called psychics: cold readings (where they pick up on hints you’re unwittingly giving them to make “predictions”) and hot readings (where they straight-up repeat information you’ve given them).
If anyone claims to have psychic powers, these are the things you need to look out for. Rachel shows a clip I’ve never seen of a psychic telling someone that Marilyn Monroe’s “energy” is nearby, pleasing the hell out of the client whose home they’re in. But when the camera pans out, you can literally see a Marilyn Monroe painting behind her.
It’s one thing to do it as entertainment. But many psychics using these tricks are conning desperate people out of their money. It’s despicable.