What’s The Difference Between Psychics and Mediums?

When it comes to choosing a psychic, it’s vital that you understand the different ways in which psychics work. If you don’t take some time to figure out the various psychic terms, you run the risk of being disappointed with your reading.

Psychic language can be confusing because there are so many ways to express similar meaning. Some mediums describe themselves as just that, a medium, and others use the term psychic medium; this is when confusion begins to set in.

The fact is that psychics and mediums use similar skills to perform their readings; it is the kind of reading they give that differs.

So let’s take a look at some of the differences between psychic mediums and psychic advisors.

What Is A Psychic Medium?

psychic medium with crystal ball

A medium is a person who is able to communicate with the spirits and souls of people who are no longer living. Their work involves providing accurate evidence of the afterlife. They do this by relating messages to living people from those who have passed over. An accurate medium will be able to tell you something about a loved one of yours that has passed away that they could not have possibly known.

Mediums use their gift to give comfort to those who are suffering because of the loss of a loved one, quite often they can connect to any pets you may have spirit as well as people. Most mediums take time to train and hone their gifts; this is because true mediumship is a skill that requires a great deal of tact, discretion and compassion.

If you choose a psychic reading with a medium that only offers readings based on mediumship, you need to be aware that this is the way they work. A medium of this kind will not make future predictions, nor will they read tarot cards or tell you your fortune.

Some mediums do have psychic skills, and they may be able to read you and your future as well as connect with those you have known that have passed over to the spirit world. If you want a reading that combines mediumship with psychic skills, you need to read through a psychic’s profile, to be sure that they offer all types of psychic abilities and not just mediumship.

What Is A Psychic?

While some mediums are also psychics, many psychics do not have mediumistic abilities. Psychics work in a variety of ways and use a wide range of different skills and tools to provide their readings.

At one end of the scale are the psychic advisors who use no tools at all. These psychics work using their gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience. To understand these terms better let’s break them down.

  • Clairvoyance: This is the ability to see events that have occurred in your past, present and future in the mind’s eye. It literally means “clear sight”.
  • Clairaudience: This translates as “clear hearing” and describes the ability to receive psychic information by hearing it.
  • Clairsentience: This psychic skill is the ability to feel and sense information; it translates as “clear sensing.” Some liken clairsentience to gut instinct or gut feeling.

Some psychics can read you by simply observing your aura; they pick up on subtle energy contained within your body. Other psychics give readings by holding an object that belongs to you, such as a ring or a watch.

Divination tools

tarot cardsMany psychics use divination tools to help them tune into their clients. Commonly used divination tools include tarot cards, angel or oracle cards, runes and scrying tools such as teacups, crystal balls and scrying mirrors. Psychic advisors using these systems are often self-taught, and have worked to develop their psychic skills; it may well be that they weren’t born with their psychic gifts.

Divination tools help psychic advisors to focus their intuition on a question you have asked them. If you’re looking for answers to specific questions, then it may be better to choose a psychic that uses divination tools; for a general psychic reading you may find it more helpful to contact a psychic that works without tools.

Psychic systems

Psychic systems include astrology, numerology, iChing and Kabbalah. If you consult a psychic advisor that uses one of these systems, it can be helpful to know if that the advisor also claims to have psychic abilities. Many readers using these systems do not claim to have any psychic ability at all; this is because these systems have to be learned and studied in depth, sometimes for years.

Some advisors using these skills will also use psychic skills, but many will tell you, quite openly, that they use their intuition and their knowledge of the subject to give you your reading.

The secret of a good psychic reading

The key to getting a good psychic reading is to understand the different ways in which psychics work. Psychics don’t give readings in the same way, and you shouldn’t expect them to. To get the most from a psychic advisor you need to read up on their skills and abilities; most genuine psychics are only too happy to explain how they work because they want you to get the most out of your reading, and want to be sure that you understand how they receive their information.

If you go into a tarot card reading expecting to hear from a loved one who has passed over you’re likely to come away from the reading disappointed, taking the time to understand how psychics work will help you to choose the best possible advisor for you.

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