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Psychic business is booming as recession deepens

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Psychic Derek Calibre, in his apartment-studio on Manhattan's Upper West Side on March 12, describes how he intreprets the images on his tarot cards. He says that business has more than doubled in recent months. (Photo by Jill Colvin/CNS)

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Psychic Derek Calibre, in his apartment-studio on Manhattan's Upper West Side on March 12, says that his business has more than doubled during the recession and clients are much more concerned about their jobs than they used to be. (Photo by Jill Colvin/CNS)

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Psychic Linda "Destiny" Orhun, in New York City on March 13, predicts the economy will improve but urges patience. (Photo by Jill Colvin/CNS)

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As the economy crumbles and consumer confidence falls to record lows, psychics across the nation say business has never been better. And while love and romance used to be at the forefront of fortune seekers’ minds, these days, it’s all about the money.


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