Psychic Jesse ext. 9027 is a master Tarot card reader and past-life regressionist. Her compassionate heart and genuinely caring spirit make her a very popular psychic—and as an out lesbian, Jesse ext. 9027 has some important insights on reading for the gay community. We caught up with her for an excellent interview covering many issues facing the gay community—and the world.
First off, how does she identify?
“I’m a lesbian; I’ve been out and outrageous since I was sixteen. I think that being a psychic was more frightening for the people who knew me than the fact that I was gay. But growing up in the South as a gay person was dangerous. And I had a couple of friends who were killed specifically because they were gay. I don’t think any cause is as close to my heart as trying to get equality for our community. In a world where we’ve got unbelievably cruelty, where the earth itself is transforming to try and get rid of us, and human compassion is literally dying on the vine, to spend so much energy hating one group of people just because they love someone who looks like them instead of someone who doesn’t has got to be the most profane thing I can imagine.”
What’s it like reading for gay callers?
“As a psychic, the first thing I do is make sure that I use gender neutral terms. I’m not going to assume everyone’s straight. The handful of gay people I do have on a regular basis do say they appreciate that. Psychically, for me anyway, there really is a difference in the energy if the person is gay and out or in the closet. The energy literally feels so different. It’ll be a beautiful day when everyone feels strong enough and safe enough to be out.”
What topics do gay callers usually ask about?
“If a person is in the closet, there’s always an element of restriction. Some of the things I would urge them to do they can’t, because they stay in closet—so they can’t confront someone who’s harassing them. They can’t leave a relationship if they’re married to someone. Suddenly their life becomes very enclosed. One of the things I try to tell people who are in the closet is, if you’re having to hobble yourself so much to keep the love of this person, then maybe you need to rethink what love is. If someone’s going to turn away from you because you have spoken your truth, then that person never loved you to start with, that person loved the illusion of you.”
Do you feel gay people face judgment in the psychic and spiritual community? Is it the same, less, more?
“I’ve only run into a couple people who were psychic and homophobic. They were not good psychics! There’s a very distinct link between being nonjudgmental and being psychic. it’s impossible to be a really good psychic and judge anyone. This is the most important thing about being a psychic—we’re not here to just tell the future, we’re also here to provide comfort and solace to where that person is at that moment in their life. If someone ends a reading with me and they don’t feel better than they did when I first picked up the phone, I have done them a great disservice.”
Does she feel that gay people can inherently be deeply spiritual?
“Absolutely, and this is not just because I’m a lesbian. The truth is that many Native American tribes looked at gay people as being ‘two-spirits,’ and they were holy, because they could actually transcend the body they were in and be attracted to somebody who looked like them. I believe that when you’re really transcending the cultural norms that you’ve been raised in, it makes you a very powerful spirit. I hope a day comes when people aren’t afraid to speak any truth, and I think that’s coming. 2011 is a year of big transformation. Nothing incredible is going to happen on December 21, 2012. There is, however, an incredible amount of change that’s happening in 2011. From beginning to end, this entire year is about transformation. The Earth itself is transforming, which is why we’re seeing all these disasters. People are going to be feeling the need to stop living lies—more now than ever. That includes straight people who are in dreadful relationships, gay and lesbians who need to come out, transgendered people who need to speak their truth. It’s all happening in 2011. The more you fight it, the more you’ll regret it.”