I got a psychic reading so you don't have to

CHALK Psychic

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I had never been to a psychic before — I had no idea what to expect. I’ve been nervous about applying for internships and my next steps after college, so I thought maybe a psychic reading could give me some clarity. 

I sat down for a 30-minute psychic reading session with Kaycey Hadl, who runs The Elemental, a holistic health shop located at 600 Lawrence Ave. Hadl is a "psychic medium" who received yoga, reiki and hypnosis training. She says she's clairvoyant, telepathic and empathetic, so she feels deeply and reads other people’s energies along with energies stored in objects like rocks and trees.

“I guess my greatest gift is just being sensitive,” Hadl says. “I used to think of it as being a curse because I can feel what everyone else feels very deeply, but when you learn to manage it, it becomes a wonderful gift in itself.”

Clients usually come to a psychic reading prepared with a question to guide the session. I’m in the process of applying for internships, I tell her, and heading into my final year of college. I’m a little unsure of my next steps.

I sat in a darkened room. The smell of sage lingered, which Hadl had used to cleanse the room after the previous session. She wrote my name on a scratch pad, closed her eyes and began the session. Hadl tapped into my energy and tackled my uncertainty. What she said about my career after college surprised me at first — I’d be working with children, which is not something I’m planning on right now — but it is something I could see myself doing in the future. She told me I’m in a transitional time in my life, which is true: I’m about to enter my last year of college, and I just got out of a relationship, so I’m finding myself. She told me I’d come into myself in five or six years, switching careers along the way.

Hadl gave me more advice during the session. She told me I’m not grounded, but being outside is a good way to fix that. Nature comforts me, which Hadl picked up on. I love running, going on walks, being outside and feeling connected to nature, so this is helpful information for me moving forward.

I felt slightly more in tune with myself after the session, like I’m heading in the right direction. Hadl suggested ways to center myself, such as yoga, breathing exercises and connecting with nature. 

I recommend going to a psychic at least once just to see what it’s like. I was curious to hear what Hadl had to say about my future. I connected with some things, and I didn’t with others. Maybe try it once to see if it’s for you — it could be helpful and might give you some clarity if you have a big life event or decision coming up.

Hadl also offers hypnosis, crystal reading and energy restorative sessions that can be booked on The Elemental’s website.


Person 1: Oh my God! I feel like I know you somehow…

Person 2: Yeah, we went to high school together. 

Person 1: Oh! *walks off*

Guy 1: Is the black market even real? Has anyone ever been on it?

Guy 2: I tried once but I couldn’t figure out how to get on.

Guy 1: I stayed up until 2 am watching Disney plus

Guy 2: I told my girlfriend I fell asleep but I was actually watching the Mandalorian.

Girl 1: How long have you guys been dating?

Girl 2: Since the summer, well actually for like two years but it’s a long story.

Girl 1: Who are you looking for?

Girl 2: This guy, wait I found him. Fanny pack boy. He flipped off my professor after a test and ran out of the classroom.

Girl 1: How did you choose KU? 

Girl 2: Honestly, I flipped a coin. 

Boy 1: Did I tell you? I think I had a threesome this weekend.

Boy 2: Woah, hold up. You think?

Boy 1: I was born a Phi Delt.

Boy 2: Please don’t ever say that again.

Girl 1: How do you get your boobs to look like that?

Girl 2: I don’t ever wear a bra? I don’t know. 

Girl 1: I just really want a guy to bend me over you know?

Girl 2: How do you know? You’re a virgin!

Guy: Sometimes I wish I could just be a dog and sleep all day. 

Girl: You wake up at like three every day. 

Guy: I know.

Girl: So…

Guy: So does that make me a dog or something?

Girl 1: I wish I was a little bit taller.

Girl 2: I wish I was balder.

Girl 1: I wish I had a...wait, wait, wait balder?

Guy 1: Let’s slap dicks

Guy 2: You ever pee and it feels like throwing up?

Woman 1: *holding baby* He would have been safer at the Hawk

Woman 2: Oh absolutely.

Girl 1: I would never date that guy.

Girl 2: Well, it depends how much money he has.

Girl 1: I’m going to the doctor to see if I have bronchitis before I hook up with him again.

Girl 2: Yeah that’s smart so you don’t give it to anyone else. 

Girl 1: No I mean I want to make sure I infect him.

Guy 1: I'm cutting some of my unnecessary costs, starting with Juuling.

Guy 2: Ight man, good luck.

Guy 1: Actually I might just start chewing

Guy 1: How was work?

Guy 2: My manager was chastising me for not dressing up in a Halloween costume, she doesn’t understand I’m strictly here to get paid.

Guy 1: I am so tired of this week, man

Guy 2: Dude it’s Monday

Guy 1: I know

Person#1: I want to be on the first ship to mars

Person#2: Not me, I doubt they have Wi-Fi

Perons#1: Yeah but at least they’re evolving up there. We’re all just devolving.

Girl 1: Um, I don’t eat pig.

Girl 2: You eat bacon all the time, bitch.

Guy 1: You better get going. 

Guy 2: Yeah, see ya. I’m off to get some Adderall.

Girl 1: Are you home right now?

Girl 2: Yeah, why?

Girl 1: I bought a cat

Girl 1: I just don't understand what fishing is for.

Girl 2: I don't know. Food, maybe?

Guy: I’m just gonna have to like carry an entire box of spiders up the hill tomorrow.

Girl: What?

Guy: Yeah, just like a hundred spiders in a box.

Guy 1: Sometimes ya just gotta give yourself a haircut.

Guy 2: Dude, you shaved half your head. That’s not a haircut, that’s a mess.

Girl 1: Can you eat fruit raw?

Girl 2: How else are you supposed to eat it?

Girl: That class is killing us. ​But they say rest is for the dead.

Guy: Well, at least we'll be rested.

Girl: She's not in class this semester

Guy: Maybe she's dead

Girl: Or studying abroad