naas native Sandra O’Hara saw her first spirit when she was just four years old. She describes it as an “old lady in a rocking chair” who told her she was here to “help people”.
Sandra, who is now a fully fledged psychic, tarot reader and medium, grew up to make it her life’s work.
Intrigued by an offer of a reading, I visited Sandra at her home in Naas to see for myself how it all works.
“I would see people in 3 D when I was young,” she explained. “I don’t see them like that now and I’m glad that doesn’t happen now. I’m not psychic 24/7 but for people who want to get a message to someone close to them I can pass it on.”
Sandra, who lived in Spain for many years, also works in on and off in America and fills theatres every year where she goes to deliver messages.
“I go to San Francisco,” she said. “The spirits will guide me to who ever they need to talk to in the audience.”
I have to admit that I was slightly nervous about getting a reading done but I went along with an open mind.
Sandra asked me to shuffle the tarot cards and then spilt the deck and divide it into three piles. I chose the middle pile and from there the session began.
To my surprise a number of ancestors of my mother’s side of the family started to come through almost straight away.
Sandra first saw a great-great aunt called Kitty who was living in England. Although this name did not ring a bell with me during the reading, when I left I rang my mother who confirmed that my granny’s aunt was indeed Aunt Kitty who lived in London.
Then came the personal stuff which I won’t bore readers with here, but which was so close to the bone that there really was no other way to explain it than a spiritual connection.
Intimate family issues were raised and advice was given to me through various ancestors, some I recognised (or thought I did) immediately, while others I still don’t know who they could be.
One in particular called himself an historical family figure who may have been linked to the Black and Tans. This was and still is news to me. The other interesting fact was that according to Sandra, I may have been a druid in a past life.
“You were a female and very spiritual,” she said. “Most likely a druid.”
I asked Sandra how does she deliver bad news, if any arises, to a client during a session?
“I would very rarely say that the person you love most in the world is going to die this year,” she said.
“No psychic is 100 percent right and I am still a student. If a psychic can say ‘I’m certain’ then run the other way. I would love to see the industry bound by a regulatory body. My own dad died recently and he has left me lots of signs. Although I haven’t spoken to him yet - I know some day I will converse with him. There is a reason and a time for everything.”