Tales of the City
By Peggy Scott/ GSD Columnist
When it comes to pet behavior, some like to think outside of the (litter) box. How can you find out what your furry, feathered or finned friend is thinking when, figuratively speaking, the cat’s always got their tongue? That’s where the healers at Golden Rose Psychic Services in Hillcrest think they can help. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 23, the group’s San Diego Pet Psychic and Alternative Healing Faire brings together a smorgasbord of spiritual interaction for pets and their people. And whether the concern is a moody Maltese or an aggressive Abyssinian, chances are it’s a situation Dr. Lauren Cielo, DD, and her staff have encountered before.
“There are three most common questions folks ask us,” explains Dr. Cielo, co-owner and co-creator of Golden Rose Psychic Services: “Behavior: Why a pet is doing or not doing something. Past history: many older pets who are adopted are rescues. Pets that have passed: folks want to connect with their pets who have passed over.”
Aimee Johnson, who, with Dr. Cielo, co-owns and co-directs Golden Rose, is the resident pet psychic and animal communicator. Among Johnson’s successes, Dr. Cielo said, is the case of a very angry bird.
“She (Johnson) had a client with a large parrot named Rascal… . The client then rescued an old tom cat named Barney,” Dr. Cielo said. “Rascal hated Barney from the get-go and would screech without end when Barney was in view, upsetting the entire household. After months without improvement, the woman sought help from Aimee.
“After communicating with Rascal, Aimee realized most of the competition was really from a past life where both animals were cats belonging to the same owner. Aimee assured Rascal that the owner loved them both equally and that the screeching needed to stop. The client also asked for a bit of help getting Rascal used to Barney in this lifetime, so Aimee recommended placing a small, stuffed toy cat in Rascal’s cage. Aimee told the owner to buy several of these toys but the toys needed to look as much like a real cat as possible. (She was told to) then rub the toy cat on Barney’s back and put the toys in Rascal’s cage. At first, Rascal torn up the small fake cats that were placed in her cage. Soon however, she started snuggling and cuddling with the toys. As Rascal accepted the toys that smelled like Barney her hostility towards Barney was healed, too.”
Psychic and tarot readings can be performed with a photo of a pet, or as a live reading, which requires an appointment. The pet fair will also include “alternative healing” services, such as Reiki hands-on healing (by appointment) and flower remedy healings and recommendations by Elizabeth Allen, an animal environmentalist. The cost is $50 for a 30-minute service, or $85 for two services. One hour of a single service also is $85.
Dr. Cielo is aware that some remain skeptical of practices such as those offered by Golden Rose. “Most people honor our work or they just don’t come seeking help from us,” she said.
For a Reiki healing, contact Reiki Master Teacher Marion O’Connor at email@example.com. To book a Flower Remedy session, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To bring a pet into the office for a psychic or Tarot card reading, e-mail email@example.com for an appointment.