Fortune telling is an ancient art that dates back centuries to the practice of divination. Divination, by nature, usually applies to a religious ritual or prophecy, resulting in the more modern term of “fortune telling,” or ambiguous (but contextualized) ‘reading.’ A reading can come from a number of sources, whether it be astrological, tarot, psychic or anything in between, and due to Seattle’s large, metropolitan nature, there are more than a few establishments that offer such refined services. These five fortune tellers are the best of Seattle and represent the height of practicing psychics and talented readers into a realm not quite our own.

Christopher’s Lamp
Pike Place Market
1501 Pike Place, Suite 330
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 903-8344

Pike Place Market is one of the oldest markets in the United States and is constantly hustling and bustling from dusk until dawn. Whether it be watching fish be thrown or taking in a freshly made baked good, there is always something new and refreshing to take in for the locals as well as the tourists. One place that shouldn’t be missed is Christopher’s Lamp. Christopher’s Lamp focuses on a myriad of things in the ‘divination’ business, however, the main highlight is Darleen. Darleen is known to provide the truth: nothing more, nothing less. Oftentimes, psychics will only provide the pleasantries to earn a dollar but Darleen gives both the bad and the good, so if a quality, truthful psychic is in order, Darleen is the one to see.

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David Zarza
123 2nd Ave. N., Suite 405
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 920-9409

David Zarza has been voted one of the top psychics in Seattle since 2006. He has been featured on TLC’s “Twisted & Listed” and is a celebrated author (“When Spirits Call”). Besides David’s considerable talents in psychic readings and as an acting medium, he is also known for being incredibly personable and approachable. He will often couple his readings with helpful advice and anecdotes, which ground his clientele and rounds out an experience that can oftentimes be difficult and unnerving.

Scarlett Foundry Tarot
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 786-3757

As the name suggests, Scarlett Foundry Tarot primarily deals with tarot card readings. Tarot card readings vary from place to place, but on the whole, the purpose is to tap into a collective or subconscious creative force that will aid in past, present or future situations by providing insight and possible resolutions. Xtina is one of the most gifted readers in the business and has conducted as such for over 15 years. If interested in a tarot card reading, consider stopping by the Scarlett Foundry Tarot or visiting the website.

Seattle Astrology
8406 6th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98117
(425) 243-2101

Steven Shroyer, owner of Seattle Astrology, has been studying astrology since 1982, and currently writes for the popular trade Lunar Esoteric Journal. He began learning the profession when he worked for an astrology bookstore before opening his own establishment in 2009. Rather than focusing on lost loved ones or future intuitions like a psychic or tapping into a unified collection via tarot cards, astrology aims to garner information through the knowledge of one’s past life or lives. Several different types of astrologies are represented and explored at Seattle’s Astrology, so stop on by today to start learning about the past and how it might affect the present and future.

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Mystical Awakenings
123 2nd Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(919) 621-5912

Melissa Peil of Mystical Awakenings is a talented psychic medium in the fact that she is more of a guiding force if anything. Some might be disappointed at first by the seemingly general statements she can give, but in fact, it is all a guise. Her predications are more focused on channeling, redirecting and being aware of one’s own energy. Oftentimes clients of Melissa’s find themselves rethinking large decisions or even how they conduct themselves during everyday tasks, which ultimately puts them on an entirely different life path that is for the better. Nevertheless, Melissa Peil is worth the visit, so check out Mystical Awakenings next time you are in the area.

Anthony Schultz resides within the historic Brownes Addition of Spokane, WA. In his off time, Anthony enjoys copious amounts of reading, pages upon pages of scribbles, which he dubs his writings, and absorbing as much pop culture as humanly possible. His best days end with discussion with his longtime girlfriend, a book in hand, and an obese black and tan Dachshund (by the name of Norman) at his feet. His work can be found at