What is a psychic? You may ask. They seem to be on TV, and in films and books, but what actually makes someone psychic. In this day and age, anyone can set themselves up as a psychic. Magazines and websites are full of people who profess to be able to connect with people who have died or to be able to do Tarot card readings, about the past, present or future. Many have no formal qualifications, unlike being a counsellor, there are no proper qualifications needed to become a psychic. Yet a psychic reading can more often than not become a counselling session. Topics discussed in either can range from relationship problems to dealing with the loss of a loved one. A psychics work is often that of a counsellor, for we are dealing with the problems of life. So when you choose a psychic you must bear in mind the type of person you are choosing. Do you want someone to advise you who has had little training, someone who may have failed with many relationships, someone who’s advice you would normally turn down, or do you want to be a little more discerning, so as to find someone who is intuitive and worldly wise.
Choosing the right person for you is half of the battle, you need to look for someone that you can respect, someone who is genuine, you need to be able to build a rapport between both of you. Imagine paying your hard earned money to a psychic, to find out they were angry and sharp with you. Do you really think they will help you to find the answers? No they will not, more than likely you will feel cheated by the whole experience. Hence why I point out the need for you to be discerning with your choice.
There are many terms used to describe a psychic, I will try to explain briefly what the most common mean.
Tarot Card Reader: Most tarot readers use a deck of cards consisting of 78 cards, 22 cards of the Major Arcana and 22 cards of The Minor Arcana. Basically they are pictured cards a lot like a normal deck of playing cards. The cards are shuffled then drawn, cards are placed in positions on a table. For a simple reading 3 cards would be drawn, one for the past, present and future. The cards drawn would take on more meaning depending on which section they are placed. A tarot reader will look at the cards and describe a situation from what they see in the card. They will also look within their mind and use their intuition to gather more meaning. Do note that not all tarot card readers have the ability to talk to spirit, they can give a reading about your life, but may find it difficult to speak to someone who has passed over to the spirit world.
Clairvoyant: Most psychics are clairvoyant, this is french for clear sight, a lot of similar terms derive from the french, such as clairaudient which means clear hearing. There are several ways to see clairvoyantly, most psychics see with the minds eye, just the same way as you would imagine an apple being eaten in your mind. The psychic sees with pictures and sometimes they will hear words spoken aloud in their mind clairaudiently. Most psychics will see an hear internally, within their own mind. It is rarer for a psychic to see externally, these psychics will see a vision infront of them or somewhere else in the room that they sit.
Medium: A medium is someone who can sense spirit, someone who has died and crossed over to the spirit world. They can communicate with spirit and pass a message on to someone else. The medium senses either internally as in clairvoyancy or externally. They will see visions of a spirit person just the same as a clairvoyant, the difference is with the communication. Basically the medium will have a conversation more akin to that of a telephone conversation. They will pass on a message just the same as how your friend would pass on a message to you if you could not hear what was spoken about on the phone.
Hopefully you have a better understanding of what a psychic is, and what the difference is between psychics, tarot card readers and mediums. The psychic could be able to do all 3 or they could specialise in one. Some mediums do not do the tarot just as much as some tarot readers do not do mediumship. When you are choosing a psychic reader, do bear this in mind. Psychics are there to help you, you will help yourself by making an informed choice. If you have any questions please ask?