Friends and family sometimes ask me to do readings for them, but it gets a little tricky. I don’t know about other psychic mediums, but I am a bit reluctant to read people I know well for a few reasons:
I have to be able to trust what I'm receiving. With friends and family, I'm always second-guessing: “Am I projecting? Did I know that already?
Also, the contract I stated with Source when I began doing this work years ago was that the information I wanted to receive is helpful and relevant. It's not always convenient, though, and it can get awkward with friends. Would you want to tell a friend that she is heading for trouble if she doesn’t change her habits?
Sometimes I receive information that I probably shouldn't know, like friends' relationships are splitting up or they have an untrustworthy spouse. I don't really want to know that kind of thing until the friend wants me to. I love my friends, and I want them to have the learning experiences they need. And (Spirit forbid) what if I’m wrong?
That said, some of my clients and students do become good friends, after the reading! And if a friend or family member is open, I will receive random “hits” that I might feel comfortable sharing. Plus, if a friend really needs spiritual advising and comes to me for help, I will do what I can. Because that's what friends do.