What is a psychic reading?

Updated for August 2018

A psychic reading refers to a consultation with a psychic in order to discern information through heightened perceptive abilities. You may come across a number of different kinds of psychics each offering their own unique insights. Common types of psychics include:

  • Clairvoyant: A psychic with the ability of inner seeing. They receive intuitive information visually and have the supernatural ability to perceive events in the future.

  • Clairsentient: A psychic with the ability of clear feeling. They receive intuitive messages through emotions and physical sensations.

  • Clairaudient: A psychic with the ability of clear hearing. They receive intuitive messages through sound and inner hearing.

  • Claircognizant: A psychic with the ability of clear knowing. They receive intuitive messages through inner knowing.

  • Clairalient: A psychic with the ability of clear smelling. This type of psychic receives intuitive messages through the sense of smell.

  • Psychic medium: A psychic with the ability to channel spirits, angels, and guides

There are many different types of psychic readings in which the psychic may rely on specific tools to gain information. Types of psychic readings may include:

  • Astrology: How stars and planets affect our lives

  • Aura reading: Reading a person’s aura, or luminous radiation

  • Cartomancy: Using a deck of cards for divination

  • Numerology: Using the meanings behind numbers to interpret human life

  • Palm reading: Foretelling one’s future based on the lines, shapes, and wrinkles of the palm

  • Rune reading: Divining the future using an ancient alphabet

  • Tarot reading: Using tarot cards to interpret and predict events in life


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