So, in the hocus-pocus spirit of the season, we figured it was high time to cull some of the city’s best astrologers, crystal shops, psychics, aura readers, and the like. Ready to dive into the magical wonders the Bay has to offer? Trust that these 8 tried-and-tested picks are truly (and literally) out of this world.
Best Aura Reading: Eaude Yosh
We’ve considered ourselves fans of master perfumer Yosh for quite some time now. And her intuitive aura readings aim to leave you walking away feeling and smelling great (as she matches up a stellar scent to your energy). But, her one-on-one, color-coded aura charts are what really have us buzzing. The 45- or 60-minute readings are not just introspective, but entertaining, too. As Yosh speaks about every layer of your chakra — spewing out descriptions of interesting images and kaleidoscopic colors — you get to doodle your own chart as you see fit. Yosh is extremely inviting and doesn’t hesitate to answer any questions you may have, from what each chakra means to how what she sees relates to you. So, no need to feel intimidated walking into the sitch, as Yosh is a joy to spend time with. Plus, you step away with a pretty picture, a scent that’s incredibly personalized, and a deeper understanding of yourself.
Price: $60 for 45 minutes, $80 for 60 minutes
Eaude Yosh, Pacific Heights by appointment only; 415-626-5385.
Best Astrology Reading: Joyce Van Horn
If you need some spiritual guidance, you can never go wrong with looking toward the stars — especially when astrologer Joyce Van Horn is involved. Her fairly new brand of the zodiac “evolutionary astrology” focuses on your chart’s south and north nodes that normally go overlooked from other readers. And when it comes to your chart’s holy trinity — the sun, moon, and rising signs — Van Horn explains in great detail what each has to do with shaping your planetary personality. We sat down for a Natal Birth Chart reading with the 30-year practicing stargazer, and her spot-on analysis gave us major goosebumps. We especially love that Van Horn creates the chart before you walk into the session and gives a total rundown of your individual cosmic character. And if you’re especially spiritually inclined, this evolutionary astrologer can provide a detailed account of a former past life and how it relates to the present day. If you mention that you’re a reader of R29 S.F., Van Horn will cut you a killer deal: Her Natal Birth Chart reading that normally goes for $185 a pop, will be slashed down to $125! A deal like this only comes once in a blue moon, so book your sit-down with Van Horn, and get a reading that is truly celestial.
Joyce Van Horn, Japantown by appointment only; 415-518-5818.
Best Psychic Reading: Jessica Lanyadoo
If you aren’t quite convinced of third-eye senses yet, you will be after a reading with Jessica Lanyadoo. This Mission-dwelling clairvoyant is a bona fide triple threat with skills as an astrologer, psychic, and spiritual medium. Her sessions encompass a reading of your planetary chart, your individual energy, and an uncanny analysis of your personal relationships — possibly with loved ones that have passed on. Intrigued? Then, you’ll have to get in line. Lanyadoo has a six-month waiting period for every new client. But once you do get lucky enough to land a reading, you’ll walk away with a clear vision on how to improve your life and relationships that no everyday Joe could possibly dish out.
Price: $255 individual, $325 couples; by appointment only.
Jessica Lanyadoo, 625 Valencia Street (at 18th Street); 415-336-8354.
Eaude Yosh Photographed by Maria del Rio
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