Boston’s Best Fortune Tellers

October 28, 2013 6:00 AM

(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Whether a person is looking to have his or her mind read, palm read, cards analyzed or fortune told, there is a fortune teller in town that can handle the trick. Many of the area’s palmists and other fortune tellers only work by traveling to you or doing parties, but many others have their own studios in town, so fortune fans always know where to get their supernatural intelligence. Which are the best studios depends on the professionalism of the atmosphere and the level of entertainment as much as the quality of the fortune. Remember, fortunes told are always up to interpretation.

Porter Square Psychic Studio
Spiritual Readings By Crystal
1923 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 492-0069

Crystal, the resident psychic at Porter Square Psychic Studio, is a one-stop fortune teller. She does palmistry, tarot cards, crystal readings, photo readings, Chakra balancing, astrology and more. All of her services come with a separate fee, so pick one or a few when it is time to visit. She says she is guided in telling her clients’ fortunes by personal spiritual guides, clairvoyance, intuition and clairsentience. Readings focus on everything from business to family relationships.

Astrology Boutique
Psychic Readings By Hannah
1 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 910-6587

The Brattle Square Astrology Boutique features a variety of reading types from resident psychic Hannah. She focuses on things like her own feelings of psychic intuition and religion to help her clients with life problems and guidance. With a strong influence from relaxation techniques, Hannah deals with things like love, work, romance and what she considers evil habits. She also offers her services to people who are suffering from depression, though people should remember to seek professional medical help when a danger to themselves or others.

The Original Tremont Tearoom
101 Tremont St., Suite 615
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 338-8100

The Original Tremont Tearoom has purportedly been operating in the city since 1936. Here, clients can get mediums, tea leaf readings, tarot card readings and several other services. For those who do not have the time or may be a little nervous to go in for such a personal service in person, there are astrological charts and even readings available online. All appointments can be paid for using Paypal, which is an unusual convenience among the local choices.

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Boston Intuitive
26 Prospect St.
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 242-4682

MaryLee Trettenero is the woman to see at Boston Intuitive. Her persona is that of a professional counselor, which gives her comforting traits for individuals seeking life guidance from an intuitive. Her services are less folksy and more modern than most seen in any part of the country. Even her payment schedule is more like a counselor in that she charges by the hour rather than by the service. Readings clients get here will be more guidance focused and do not rely on reading objects like crystals, cards or even palms.

La Señora Petra
518 Saratoga St., Suite 2
East Boston, MA 02128
(617) 567-6638

With Spanish being so widely spoken in the United States, including Massachusetts, service providers that speak Spanish, such as Lady Petra, are a hot commodity. Spanish-speaking clients can go to this clairvoyant for what she calls spiritual guidance. She does have a lot of experience, with more than 20 years of it in Boston alone. She is available in person, on the phone, over Skype and via email.

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Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at