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- Ranked “#1 Psychic in New York, NY” here and elsewhere!
- Reader for over 20 years, sharing her insights & wicked sense of humor at hundreds of corporate events, private parties, fundraisers & more
- Tarot cards, palm readings & handwriting analysis, also numerology, tea leaves & more, with a goal of providing useful insight, not just fluff
- Always Mobbed - people you'd never expect to be interested practically come out of the woodwork!
- Comfortable reading for all ages: adults & professionals (she swam in corporate waters for 15 years) with hectic lives; young people (mixing in good life advice - hope it sticks!) & children (with a sense of wonder!)
Choose The Best For Your Event!
Vera was truly so great to have at my grandmother's birthday party. She did not make us feel rushed due to any time limits/constraints and gave each person very detailed tarot and palm readings. She spent personal time with each and every person, and really established a connection with each one of us!! You will NOT be disappointed!
I had a game of thrones themed baby shower. I hired La Divinata to symbolize the Red Witch from the show. She was great with my guests and even wore red for the event. Her presence definitely added to my theme and event. Thank you, Vera. You were a great addition to my baby shower.
We hired Vera for a Halloween party we held at our house for about 75 guests. She did palm readings and tarot card readings. All of the guests who had a reading were pleasantly surprised, even the skeptics. Vera was a great addition to our party, she even stayed an hour later than planned due to demand. Thank you Vera!
Divinata was awesome. Had a great time doing my palm reading and tarot card reading with her.
Teenagers and parents alike loved their readings by Divinata!
We enjoyed having Divinata at our daughter’s first birthday. The face and arm painting was great for young kids, and the palm reading and tarot was great for the teens and adults. Everyone loved it.
Divinata was very thorough and I’m glad I booked her. I was not sure how much people would be interested, but it gave the party a unique touch. Definitely recommend!
We’ve invited Vera for a major corporate event and everything was great. Very entertaining and fun, would definitely recommend : )
We hired Vera for a 7 year old's birthday party who demanded to have a "fortune teller" and she did not disappoint! A huge hit with the kids and and all of the parents got readings too! Would definitely hire her again!
Vera was amazing from the moment we matched up on Gig Salad. Her thoroughness and professionalism was very appreciated and the way she added to the feel of my event couldn't have been any better. Her readings were amazing and very on point, wow'ing my guests who sat with her for a bit. I would recommend her to anyone!
I thought this was a fun addition to the event.
My reading was very generic, but fun!
A wonderful entertainer! She was wonderful with all of our guest and made the night memorable.
Divinata did a wonderful job with our guests, and wowed our teenagers and adults with her readings. The kids especially were excited, and she gave them wonderful and encouraging advice. I highly recommend her!!!
Had Vera for our daughter's surprise birthday. She was great. All the girls loved her and I would hire her again in a minute.
she was great! she did a very large group and was on target! I would for sure book her again!😆
Divinata interacted very well with our guests. She shared her talents professionally and was a great addition to our event.
I hired Divinata for a Halloween Costume Party. She seemed to be very knowledgeable and had a very authentic feel to her readings. She was hired for both Palm and Tarot. My guest seemed to enjoy the experience very much. Every time I looked at the Fortune Teller Shed their was a line to get in to see her which I was very pleased to see. I would have given 5 stars had all my expectations been fully met. I wanted a lot of décor in the shed to reflect Psychic to really give off a "great ambiance" when people entered. When I walked in I was a little underwhelmed from what I thought our discussions would have reflected. Had I known it wasn't going to I would have done a lot more myself. I think because there wasn't much time to set up before the first reading since she was coming off the back end of another party booked after mine. All in all she definitely added to the party being a huge success with a lot of help from a phenomenal DJ. Would definitely recommend giving her a try.
Response from Divinata:
I greatly enjoyed Jo Anne's party & appreciate her comments. Our discussion was very positive & the guests a pleasure to read- everything I heard back was enthusiastic. To clarify, she & I discussed my bringing a lot of extra decor compared to what's customary, including fabric to hang on the walls of the shed. We had planned on her sending me pictures of the space beforehand, but that didn't happen. I didn't have the chance to hang the fabric but did fully set up my own table with brocade tablecloth & fabric-draped chairs, & my usual complement of decorative items (as seen in my profile pictures) with more on the bookshelf including a huge crystal ball & dozen battery-powered candles. I used my flashlight to do the readings since there was no power (or heat, & it was a cold night!). That set-up took over a half-hour & breakdown longer. I tried to go the extra mile for Jo Anne & wish I had a clearer idea of what I was walking into. Still, it was a great evening & fun was had by all!
Price Range: $100/hr. and up
Gig Length: 60 - 540 minutes
Languages: English, French, Russian, Serbian
Insurance: $2,000,000 - Available upon request. Commercial General Liability - Occur
What to Expect
Vera has been a reader/advisor at hundreds of corporate events, private parties, fundraisers, & more. She is also ranked elsewhere as #1 "Psychic in New York, NY" with consistent five-star ratings.
Striking, articulate, and compassionate, she brings every bit of her life experience, in addition to the cues from her tools of divination, to helping the person for whom she is reading. Her demeanor, professional background, and familiarity with diverse cultures make her well-suited for black-tie events, and her social conscience particularly effective at fundraisers.
She generally offers guests the choice between tarot and palm readings - the difference being that tarot is ideal for focusing on an area or question that a person may have and seeing what's going on, while with a palm reading she gives a general overview of a person's life and characteristics, over its whole course (i.e., "Test the Psychic" time!). Her goal always is to provide insight that's useful, not just fluff - with a healthy dose of New York "street smarts"!
A long-time student and advocate of graphology, Vera has been offering handwriting analysis for over 15 years. Rooted in psychology, handwriting directly reflects the person holding the pen – personality, emotions, strengths, interests, health, past, present, and future. Whether a person has developed an artistic style or just races to get their thoughts down on paper, they are conveying a lot more than the words on the page. In these "readings", Vera takes guests on a fun and surprising journey of self-exploration - even inspiring them to start picking up for themselves the “hidden messages” people give in daily life!
Vera is comfortable reading for all ages - for adults and professionals (she swam in corporate waters for over fifteen years), her readings tend to focus on issues that come with a hectic life: balance in life, new endeavors, personal fulfillment, and family questions, among others. For younger children, she infuses the (quick!) reading with a sense of wonder, never anything scary.
Young people usually end up choosing a palm reading because they're eager to learn about themselves, and it's something that's physically imprinted on them. Vera is very careful to give good life advice as part of a reading (e.g., always challenge yourself, choose a career that you love or believe in strongly, be in LIKE before you're in love with a partner, etc.) - hopefully it'll stick!
Most often, once word spreads that she's at the party, Vera ends up mobbed - people that you'd never expect to be interested in a reading practically come out of the woodwork! Her top speed is 10 readings per hour (5-6 minutes per reading), a fast but reasonably satisfying pace - though the luxury of a longer reading makes it that much richer (and provides the chance to offer guests a taste of both kinds of readings, which she loves to offer). For busy events, she can go into "flash reading mode", basically giving a positive / negative indication in a tarot reading along with a prominent theme, or the two or three most salient characteristics in a person's palm. It's absolutely fine if a client wishes to have a private, semi-private (it helps to have someone else there to dissect the reading later on!), or totally out-in-the-open reading.
To help create the feeling of a "special moment", she usually comes garbed with an exotic flair - including gypsy, Renaissance, mystical, and something akin to - colorfully, creatively - corporate. She always brings an array of atmospheric tools and decorations for the table, and is keenly aware of making a complete and memorable impression on the guests.
For a large event, Vera can pull in other readers (friends as well as excellent professionals) to be able to give more guests the opportunity to have readings, or the luxury of somewhat longer readings. Similarly, they offer diverse specializations in addition to palm and tarot readings.
In tune with her artistic interests, Vera is happy to offer mehndi (henna designs) in addition to psychic readings - they actually go together beautifully, creating a special, nurturing evening that's very suitable for celebrating a life event, with the mehndi design a memento of the experience. She has done many Middle Eastern - and Arabian Nights - themed parties (lots of fun!), and has particularly enjoyed offering this combination at smaller gatherings among close friends, and those for young people such as Sweet Sixteens.
Vera has a wonderful sheet of designs, from traditional Arabic / Indian, contemporary symbols (astrological, Chinese characters, etc.), Celtic designs, and fun stuff (stylized animals, flowers, etc.) - even tribal and sports designs so there's something for everyone! She makes her own henna mixture using all-natural ingredients, so is sure of exactly what's in it (not necessarily so easy if an artist uses a pre-made commercial mixture). She is happy to also offer the designs in glitter (GORGEOUS!), for those who don't want to commit to the 7-10 period that traditional henna entails.
Let Vera take you and your guests on a fascinating journey at your next event!
CLIENTS & EVENTS
New York Renaissance Faire*
Medieval Festival at Ft. Tryon Park*
Central Park Conservancy*
Environmental Defense Fund
Friends of Valley Forge
FDNY Widows & Orphans Fund*
American Cancer Society
Old Salem Farm*
Hamilton Farm Golf Club
Black Oak Golf Club*
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Seton Hall Law School*
Montclair State University*
Project Safe Graduations & Proms/Post-Proms (35+)
VA Hospital - Northport, NY*
NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital*
Hebrew Home for the Aged*
The Carlyle Hotel
Hard Rock Café – Times Square
Central Park Boathouse
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
St. Moritz Hotel
The Castle (Tarrytown, NY)*
Newark Symphony Hall*
P. C. Knox Estate, Valley Forge
Liberty State Park*
* REPEAT APPEARANCES
Lovely, lovely... would have her back in an instant! Thank you! (Hallowe’en party, 10/27/2018)
Vera was such a joy to work with & helped make my party extra special. Warm, friendly, insightful, & professional. My guests loved their readings & had a fabulous time. (Adult birthday party, 9/18/2018)
Divinata was great! The guests at my event loved her. She was the perfect addition. I highly suggest booking her…. (Corporate function, 2/21/2018)
Highly recommend... she was tremendous, the members loved her! We are already talking about her next engagement… look forward to welcoming her back! (Club event, 12/16/2017)
…a great experience for myself & all our guests…. very informative & a great presence for the occasion. I would highly recommend her!!! (Baby shower, 10/22/2017)
Very professional, arrived early, had a great set up. Guests loved her & there was a line the whole time! Gives special individualized attention to each reading & doesn't make you feel rushed while still getting to a lot of people. Would highly recommend! :) (Private party, 10/13/2017)
We had a wonderful night! Divinata was so warm & friendly… made us all feel very comfortable & relaxed. She provided the exact quality & ambiance that I hoped for. (Bachelorette party, 6/24/2017)
Vera was such a joy to work with! We were looking for something unique… she was the perfect addition. She is so courteous & it was so nice to feel her excitement about our event. We highly recommend her…. (Wedding, 5/28/2017)
…a pleasure to work with… prompt, professional & went above & beyond for my guests. I have already recommended her... & will continue to do so!! (Bridal shower, 4/9/2017)
…a consummate professional …very pleasant & positive. …amazed at her accuracy. …highly recommend Divinata. (Bar Mitzvah, 10/15/2016)
…the highlight of the party! Everyone LOVED her! I only regret that I didn't get to sit with her myself as I kept hearing how great she was…. I hope to book her again this year... to rectify that!! (Wedding reception, 10/31/2014, written 9/2016)
She was really great, very sweet person & did a great job at the party, everyone loved it (Adult birthday party, 6/11/2016)
...great with the kids. ...very professional & accommodating to whatever you need. Her henna tattoo skills are super & the work on the girls was great. Her readings were very accurate & the girls were very interested in hearing what she had to say …very talented …a great addition to any party or event. (Children’s birthday party, 4/23/2016)
BEST PARTY EVER! is what we heard… took a genuine interest in the kids & gave them great individualized attention & positive advice for their futures. …recommend her wholeheartedly! (Children’s birthday party, 11/13/2015)
A TOP-TIER TALENT: Warm, professional & SPOT ON…. made all of the guests feel comfortable & keep[s] going until everyone is satisfied. (Hallowe’en party, 10/30/2015)
…a wonderful experience the performer was very professional, friendly, punctual. She made a very special mark on my event. (Bridal shower, 4/23/2016)
…hired for an office holiday party & was very accommodating, professional & talented! would definitely use again! (Corporate party, 12/18/2015)
Once again, you along with your crew were a hit! Thanks for helping make our night a success. (Annual Hallowe’en school event, 2015)
…a huge hit at my daughter's Sweet 16 party! She was very professional & spent a lot of time with the guests- & everybody loved it! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for that extra wow factor to make their party special! …extremely satisfied with the entire experience…. (Sweet Sixteen party, 4/25/2015)
My guests could not stop talking about how much they liked her. The face painting was fantastic. The readings were a hit. Divinata handled every request with ease. The experience really made the party a success. (Adult birthday party, 11/8/2014)
…wonderful! We had quite a variety of people at our event & everyone who went to her for a reading left satisfied. Her low-key approach made people feel comfortable. She was just what we needed! (Fundraiser, 10/18/2014)
…professional, fun, & simply a pleasure to have at my daughters birthday party. We would definitely book her again! (Adult birthday party, 6/14/2014)
She tailored the images she painted to suit the theme of our event & I have overwhelmingly positive comments from kids & parents. Divinata is the best. (Celebration, 6/29/2013)
“Thank you Vera! You were the hit of the party. Will pass your name on to one & all.” (Adult birthday party, 2012)
“You’re the hit of the evening. Everyone wants to come see you!” (Fundraiser, 2011)
“I spoke with several other readers, but you were the only one that I felt I could TALK to. You’re not a flake!” (Corporate event, 2009)
The 3 Lives of Divinata
Vera was born into a world of Slavic culture & love of learning, the daughter of post-War emigrés who went on to become professors in the best European intellectual tradition. Languages, music, culture, & academic achievement were the tapestry of her life - as were stories of strange events in her parents' journey & more-than-coincidental experiences in her own life.
She went on to an Ivy-League level education and, armed with an MBA, a Wall Street career in public finance, including municipalities, non-profits, and - best of all - cultural institutions. But her love of the arts, including music - as necessary as breathing, never left her, and balancing the two sides of her life became a growing dilemma. That, of course, only led to more strange experiences, both confirming - and terrifying.
In the wake of 9/11, Vera chucked it all & threw herself into her creative interests, following the trail of bread-crumbs that led her to becoming a psychic advisor. This reincarnation has proved “just right”, allowing her to use & share her intuitive gifts & life experience to help her clients sort through life, with startling, unconventional, & ultimately affirming insights.
Additional Booking Notes
There's an observation that 2020 was what you get when you mix your tarot cards with "Cards Against Humanity". Thankfully it's 2021 & we can look to better times - but we still have to take care. Divinata follows all CDC and state guidelines and recommendations at events, and expects that attendees will also do so.
Light and Background Music / Sound
Parties are a blast! So is being a reader, most of the time…. Please try to be gentle with your humble psychic in choosing where she will be setting up – lighting and the level of sound DO matter when a reader and guest are trying to speak to each other. Low-level, atmospheric light is great when tarot readings are the order of the night, but at least a small area of good light is necessary for palm readings and henna. Vera is happy to bring a small, high-intensity lamp, if requested and with access to electricity, or a small flashlight for palm readings. Music and background conversation are wonderful... in moderation.
A table and a couple of chairs in a conducive spot (and adequate shelter!), but can bring her own upon request (plus anything else up to a lovely outdoor booth-type set-up!)