What is a psychic?
A psychic, or psychic reader, is someone with extra sensory perception (ESP) – the ability to gather information normally unavailable to the human senses. You will occasionally seen the term psychic used strictly for those of us who do not use any tools such as tarot cards, but I will use this more general definition throughout my writing.
What is a psychic reading?
A psychic reading is when with psychic abilities, the psychic reader, attempts to gain specific information using his or her abilities. Typically, an individual comes to the psychic with issues, concerns, or problems and needs advice or additional information. The psychic reading attempts to provide this information.
Types of psychic readings include:
- Aura readings
- Astrologic readings
- Cartomancy readings, including tarot cards
- Distant readings – phone, e-mail, chat, and so on
- Cleromantic readings
- Palm readings
- Rune readings
You can find out more specifics on these styles of psychic readings here.
Is meeting a psychic in person better than talking to one online?
It depends on what you prefer. If you want to work with a psychometrist, then obviously you will not be able to do this unless you meet with the psychic reader face-to-face. However, a clairvoyant psychic can still work with you over email or the telephone. Some of us prefer to see our psychic sitting across from us, and others prefer to have a psychic reading done without leaving the comfort of our homes.
Honestly, there are good and bad psychics both online and in physical storefronts across the country. As long as you do your research on the psychic and figure out what you want ahead of time, you’ll be fine.
Are all psychics the same?
No, psychics have many different styles, skills, and levels of ability.
Mediums: Can make contact with the deceased. Some pet psychics are mediums.
Clairvoyants: Uses extrasensory perception to discover unseen information.
Clairsentients: sense ‘energies’ in a powerful and direct way.
Psychometrists: A type of clairsentient that gains information from physical contact with a person or object.
Clairaudients: Can pick up information from sounds.
Pet psychics: Communicate with animals, and there are some who can contact deceased pets.
Palmist: Uses palm readings to pick up information about your personality, future, and more.
Diviners: Can predict the future using tools such tarot cards.
How will I know if I got a good psychic reading?
A skilled psychic will help you better understand your life and problems that you may have. If you leave the psychic reading feeling clarity, chances are that it was a good reading. Psychics can not always tell you everything that you wanted to know, and you may dislike some of the answers that you get, but a good psychic will help you achieve a greater understanding and empower you to take action to improve your life.
Do psychics have more than one skill?
Most psychics have multiple skills and one specialty. For example, a psychic may specialize in psychometry but also possess skills in tarot card reading. However, you generally want to work with a psychic who specializes in the type of reading that you desire.
What do you mean by psychic tools?
Certain psychics use tools to help them with psychic readings. By tools, I am speaking of things like tarot cards, runes, and the pendulum.
Can my psychic tell me when something will happen?
Even those who trust in psychic abilities question whether psychics can accurately tell you about the timing of events that they predict. This skepticism is warranted! An honest psychic will give you a sense of when something may occur, but she will also explain to you that this is just an estimate. The decisions that you and others around you make greatly influence the timing of events, and this is something outside of your psychic’s (and everyone else’s!) control.
How many questions will my psychic ask me?
Some psychics will ask you a few questions to establish a connection, and others will need to ask very few. A genuine psychic will not need to ask you very many questions though. As your psychic reading progresses, your psychic may ask you a few questions to see if you need clarification or if you’re satisfied with the direction of the reading.
Can my psychic help me get back together with my lover?
No, and if a psychic tells you that she can, you are being conned.
What should I do if a psychic tells me I have negative energy?
You should find another psychic. This is a common scam that frauds use to take your money.
Can a psychic help me pick a winning lottery ticket?
No, and again, this is a common scam.
How often should I get a psychic reading?
It depends on what’s going on in your life. If you are experiencing a particularly difficult time then you may benefit from more regular readings for a short period of time. Psychic readings can be extremely helpful but it’s important not to become too reliant on them.
How should I prepare for my psychic reading?
You should spend some time thinking about what you want before you meet with your psychic. I recommend that you make a list of questions that you want to ask. Once you’re speaking with a psychic, feel free to take notes and ask questions so that you make the most of your experience.
My psychic made some predictions I didn’t like. Can I prevent them from coming true?
Yes, you can! Your psychic is predicting things that may happen if you continue along your current path, but if you take the proper actions you can absolutely change your future.
Why do different psychics tell me different things?
Every psychic is different, so every psychic reading that you get will be somewhat unique. For example, one psychic may have stronger abilities than another and pick up more information about a particular question that you have. You also need to keep in mind that you’ve likely changed at least a little in between talking to different psychics, which could explain the differences in their readings.
Can I become a psychic?
Everyone has some level of psychic ability. Some of us are born with more ability than others, as with anything else in life. You may never get good enough to become a psychic, but there are simple steps that you can take to develop your abilities. These include meditation, keeping track of your dreams and trying to interpret them, or experimenting with tarot cards.