The lawyer quit her $75,000 job to become a psychic

This legal eagle quit her $75,000 a year job to pursue her passion — talking to animals.

Nikki Vasconez was working full-time as a real estate attorney when she decided to begin researching animal communication in September 2020.

“I’ve started practicing for free on family and friends’ pets and on some strangers’ pets,” said the 33-year-old. “But as soon as I created social media accounts, I started garnering a steady following, and it wasn’t long before requests started pouring in.”

The Philadelphia native quit her job to become a full-time pet psychic just a year after beginning her research.

“I was so unhappy in my previous job, I worked long hours and was just unhappy but was too scared to change,” she told the South West News Service. “Until that came.”

In September 2021, Vasconez launched her pet psychic business on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. It was quickly fully booked for the next four months.

“When I set up my TikTok account I gained 175,000 followers in months and in January 2022 I had to stop taking bookings because I was so inundated,” she said.

Vasconez now makes more as a pet psychic than she does as a lawyer, charging $350 for an hour-long session. It is limited to two readings per day to ensure the best quality readings.

“Business just exploded,” she says. “I couldn’t believe it – I had to create a waiting list that had a total of 4,000 people asking me to speak to their animals.”

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Nikki Vasconez began researching how to talk to animals in September 2020.
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During a typical reading, Vasconez, who directs Nikki Vasconez Animal Communication, sits in a quiet room in her home and studies a photo of the animal. She telepathically asks the animal a series of questions and records them and the animal’s “answers” for the owners to overhear the exchange.

While the psychic prefers not to know many details about the animal to prevent her “human brain” from interfering with the news, she insists on seeing the animal’s eyes in the photo and knows the pet’s name, the gender and names of people who have the pet living with.

“When I communicate with the animals, I sometimes see images flash before my eyes or hear certain phrases,” she said. “I don’t hear her accent or tone of voice, but I can always sense her personality.”

Vasconez also speaks to deceased animals, from which about half of her inquiries come.

“The deceased animals I’ve spoken to are never upset, angry, or hold grudges,” she explained. “In my experience, they’ve always just been happy and free and talking about how parts of their bodies have healed and ailments gone.”

She claims she speaks to dead animals commenting on the lives of people who are still alive.

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Nikki Vasconez charges $350 an hour for a session.
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“It changed my whole perspective on death because it’s a change, a transition, because I’ve never had a single animal that was sad.”

Vasconez works primarily with domestic animals such as dogs and cats, but has also seen a variety of animals including geckos, bearded dragons, horses, cows, pigs, birds, and donkeys.

Their customers include pet owners as well as stable owners and rescue owners. Many of these customers want to communicate with pets and understand their pain or suffering.

Women make up about 98 percent of pet owners who have requested their help.

The psychic recalled discovering that a cat she was talking to had a toothache.

“The owner asked me for help when he couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him,” she said. “Vets had ruled out any dental issues because the X-ray showed no signs of a problem but I kept getting this pain in my own mouth while talking to him so I figured he would tell me he had pain in his lower jaw. ”

“Turns out the x-ray showed he had an abscess and needed a tooth pulled!”

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Nikki Vasconez was formerly a full-time real estate attorney.
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Vasconez said she discovered that animals have opinions just like humans.

She once spoke to a horse named Cruse, who told her that she didn’t like his owner’s boyfriend.

“Cruse told me not to worry because the boyfriend doesn’t like him either! I told the owner and she laughed and said it was all true.”

In addition to her readings, Vasconez offers workshops for people who want to talk to their pets. She was self-taught and believes anyone who wants can develop the skill.

“Anyone can do it, I am 100% convinced of that. I didn’t start doing it, but I learned to do it.”

Despite being hugely successful and garnering a lot of interest, Vasconez revealed that she’s also receiving criticism online from people who are skeptical and believe she’s a scammer.

“I understand it can be confusing because we’re raised to believe that interspecies communication isn’t the norm,” she said.

“The criticism bothered me at first, but I don’t care anymore,” she added. “I couldn’t be happier doing what I love most right now.”

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