Soothsayer Kasandra M noticed she had a knack for clairvoyance—or maybe we should say extreme intuition—when she was very young. As she puts it, "I always just knew when things were going to happen." Of course, you'd be forgiven for not believing without experiencing your own reading, the perfect chance for which happens at a benefit for Girls on the Run, an organization that promotes physical activity and confidence for young women, at Iconik Coffee Roasters this Saturday, Oct. 29 (7:30 pm, $40-$50. 1600 Lena St., 428-0996). Trust us, it's worth it.
When did you know you were psychic?
I don't like to say psychic, because I think there's a weird stigma attached and people freak out when they hear that. I call myself an "intuitive;" it's being really in tune with your inner voice and higher self. I was young. I was always the girl who knew how many jelly beans were in the jar in elementary school or when certain people were going to pass away.
What does a typical reading consist of?
I don't work with regular tarot cards, I use fortune cards. They're symbols on 36 cards and certain combinations mean certain things. I do a general nine-card spread, which is past, present and future, and there's really nothing dark or scary about it, but I do make people cry occasionally. For the most part they're happy tears. It's kind of like I'm having a conversation and information is being downloaded into my head at the same time, if that makes sense.
Do you deal with a lot of skeptics?
Oh, skeptics are my favorite. But I've never had a complaint and for the most part they get this feeling of relief or release. I think I'm very relatable; I can put myself in your shoes and get on your level and usually something in my reading resonates with them. People are conditioned to feel fear, but there's nothing here to be afraid of.