In a Nutshell
- Online ‘ask a psychic’ forum
- Straightforward pricing, usually $0.50-$3.00 per minute
- Pay for a session only after you're happy with your psychic
- Psychics set their own prices, so costs can vary
- Website is quite dated and not mobile friendly
- Moderate amount of detailed information pre-signup
Psychic Screening Process
BitWine is devoted to providing “trusted advice from real people.” There are more than enough psychic readers available for you to craft a bespoke experience that’s just right for you. BitWine is proud to have “assembled hundreds of the most gifted Medium Psychics, Tarot Readers, Astrologers and Clairvoyants from around the world,” specializing in astrology, tarot cards, and parapsychology, to name just a few.
The company states that at the moment it is at full capacity and “currently only accepting outstanding Psychics with proven track record.” While the site doesn’t provide any details on how these psychics are screened or what the track record requires, it does include an online form for psychic readers wishing to apply. Attempts to register as a psychic were rebuffed with an “at capacity” message. In response to a query about joining the site as a psychic reader, a BitWine representative wrote that applicants need to send “direct links to existing online psychic profiles, a summary of your relevant experience, and any other relevant credential and references,” after which a decision would be made about whether to go forward with the application. In addition, advisors on the site are ranked according to customer review, a sort of screening method of its own.
Types of Psychics & Services
BitWine includes hundreds of advisors with a wide array of specialties, split into 11 main headings: astrology, love guidance, meditations, new age, parapsychology, psychic medium and healing, reiki, spiritual coaching, spiritualism, tarot, and the occult. Many of the specialities overlap at times, and some specialites may not garner their own heading.
When you click on one of the specialities, you’ll be taken to a page where the advisors are listed, starting with the highest-rated specialist. The sheer number of advisors is quite high. For instance under “love guidance” there are 791 pages of 10 readers each for you to scroll through, while on “meditations” there are 128 pages. Many of these readers are tagged with several different specialties so they appear in multiple sections.
It’s worth noting that BitWine does have a website that appears quite dated and isn’t all that easy on the eyes. How important this is to you is a matter of taste.
Pricing & Special Offers
On BitWine, your first introductory conversation with an advisor is free, so you can shop around risk-free until you find an advisor that you feel comfortable with.
At that point, if you want to proceed you will pay the reader according to their rate, which can be by the minute or per session. You are only allowed to pay the advisor by PayPal, which could be a bit limiting. The payment comes at the beginning of the session, after you’ve agreed to have a reading. A payment request message pops up and you are transferred to another page to pay with your PayPal account. After you pay, the advisor will be notified and the session will continue.
The homepage also prominently advertises $10 deals, which are packages offered by different psychics. These include deals such as 17 minutes for $10 with a love and relationship specialist, to $10 for a 15-minute love and career reading. There are hundreds of pages of such deals offered on the site. Some of the high-rated readers also include deals such as 1 hour for about $70 or 38 minutes for $25.
Method of Communication
Once you’ve scrolled around on BitWine and settled on a psychic reader you’re interested in, take a look next to their name and see if they’re marked as available. If so, you click on the “chat” button and reach out. If the advisor isn't online, you can leave a request to be notified when they become available, or leave a message.
The forms of communication for the readings are audio and video calls, and you can easily find readers who do both.
If you’re trying to reach out to customer service on the site itself, there is an online form where you can send queries, and a phone number, but there isn’t a live chat option.
The site also operates a forum where you can ask questions of readers and other users.
Finding a Psychic
Registering as a user on BitWine is quite straightforward and quick. Once you’re registered, it’s very easy to browse the website and find a psychic that sounds right to you. The different specialities are listed prominently on the left side of the homepage and you can easily click on one and see all of the psychics who specialize in that field, listed by customer review score.
If you’re unsure about the process, you can always speak to a psychic before actually paying for a session. This is your way to see if the two of you click, and it's completely risk free.
On BitWine’s website there is a “Help” section where you can find a phone number and email address for customer service. Both phone messages and emails should include your email address, login name, and whether you are a client or advisor. Online you can also find a detailed FAQ sheet. You might want to first take some time to see if it answers your question before contacting customer service.
When it comes to variety and personalized psychic readings, BitWine is a great option. The psychic advisors advertised on the site have transparent pricing which you can see right off the bat, so you don’t have to worry about any surprises when the session is done.
Also, if you’re a bit apprehensive about the whole process (you’re not the only one) then take comfort knowing that you can always reach out and talk to a psychic advisor with a free introductory chat to see if there’s a spark and you’d like to do a full, paid reading.