In case you haven’t heard, psychics are all the rage here in Hollywood. Regulars include famous folks like Jennifer Aniston, Larry King and Jenny McCarthy as well as some of my friends. My single, writer friend, Leah sees three psychics on a regular basis and my super chic, world traveler buddy Linda, strangely enough, hired a psychic for her ten-year-old daughter’s birthday party!
Truthfully, I have always been a non-believer and I never get this kind of thing. It just seems like most often psychic-goers are people with a lot of spare cash looking for answers, in what seem like the wrong places, when the answer is often staring them right in the face. So suffice to say, I went into this, with a preconceived notion of completely thumbing my nose at it.
Of course, smart girl that I am, I went straight to the best. Fay Koliai is a “psychic to the stars,” but don’t expect her to dish on her A-listers. In fact, W Magazine published a blurb on her, mentioning a few of her high-profile clients, and Fay had a tizzy. So, I’m not going to mention them here, but trust me, she gives readings to everyone from studio heads to studio supporting heart throbs.
Faye conducts her readings in a Beverly Hills high-rise in the strip where all the pricey plastic surgeons do business, so it came as no surprise that a one-hour session runs $200. As I mentioned, I went into this, prepared to dislike Faye and the entire thing.
Surprise, surprise. Faye was warm, personable and not the least bit reluctant or agitated to slowly explain every detail of what, and how, she was reading details about my future (I am a reporter, after all, so the session began with me pelting question, after question, at her). She, clearly, takes her job seriously and believes she was bestowed this God-given talent at birth.
We should point out, that Faye does not read past two years into one’s future, and she avoids mentioning anything bad that will happen, like a death or accident. It's too stressful for the client, not to mention for Faye. She tells you what she sees in the future by having you handle a well-worn deck of cards and then spreading them out on a circular glass table. The process was interesting. But what was really riveting (and, honestly, a bit unsettling), was the fact that Faye did zero in on some things (good and bad) that were happening at that exact moment in my life—things only people very close to me would know. Almost automatically, and much to my surprise, I began asking her advice. What did she think I should do? What were the cards telling her? You simply can't help it. In a strange way, it was relaxing, reassuring and almost comforting to get direction from this earthy woman, who's completely committed to giving people insight into how they might better direct their life.
Now, truth be told, I'll never be a “regular.” I just don’t like to pay that kind of money to rely on other people's guidance—whether they can read into the future or not. But, once or twice a year—it could happen—particularly when I am stumped as to what to do regarding a particular situation. Faye Koliai, 433 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-786-8225.
By Linda Grasso