When you are looking for a psychic to do a reading for you, understanding their abilities is a key part of making your choice. There are a lot of terms psychics use that many people do not understand. To further complicate things, many psychics have more than one type of ability or skill they can use to provide a quality reading.
Clairvoyants are psychics who can see information in the mind. This type of psychic has visions of objects, people, etc. that others cannot see – much like watching a movie in their own mind. Some clairvoyants will see with their eyes. Each one will know how to interpret what it is they’re seeing. Some will see things from a distance – some will see spiritual energies. There are lots of variations here that can manifest.
Clairaudients are psychics who can hear information in their mind. This type of psychic hears people speak to them to provide information for a reading. They hear things others cannot hear. Many clairaudients say they hear a voice that provides messages to relay to their client. Voices may be present that sound like their own – or someone else’s. They may be faint whispers. These voices provide direction, such as, “Call X and tell them X.”
Clairsentience are psychics who feel the information in their mind and bodies. This type of psychic can be likened to a gut feeling. These feelings can come through as both emotion and physical sensation. Clairsentience psychics may experience one or the other, or both – such as a smell, or shivers down the spine.
Empaths are psychics who connect to people at the emotional level – feeling their emotions, understanding their thoughts and feelings. Strong empaths usually feel others’ emotions intensely – as if they were also experiencing the events that caused the client to feel those emotions.
Empaths often have trouble watching tragic events because they feel so deeply. As such, they usually suffer from constant fatigue, and are easily overwhelmed in a crowd full of people. They feel so much – they become exhausted. Empaths can usually tell when someone is not being honest. They are excellent listeners and typically do not talk about themselves unless it is to someone they know they can trust.
Not all empaths are psychics and not all psychics are empaths. However, the connection through empathy is very strong, and can help some psychics develop a better, more meaningful connection with you as their client.
Mediums are psychics who connect people to spirits of loved ones who have passed. Not all psychics are mediums, but some mediums also have other abilities such as clairvoyants. All mediums are psychics.
Mediums are a wonderful way to gain closure after a sudden death. They are also a great way to address spirits which may be living in your home. If you believe your home is haunted, hiring a medium to speak to the spirits for you can solve the issues so that they spirits either leave, or you happily co-exist together.
This type of psychic is known for his or her ability to “see” illness and assist you with the healing process. This type of reading typically uses the yoga principles of chakras to locate the source of the problem within your body, and determine a course of action. This approach relies heavily on the mind-body connection. We know the mind-body connection is strong, as evidenced by physical symptoms of stress. Medical intuitives use the mind-body connection to heal.
This type of psychic reading involves the psychic going into a trance and “channelling” a person or a spirit. When the psychic is in a trance he or she speaks as if he or she were the person being channelled.
To choose the right psychic for you, it is best to understand what skills you may need to accomplish the type of reading you’re looking for. If you for instance are trying to communicate with a loved one who passed on, you’ll need a medium who can communicate with spirits in the afterlife.
When choosing a psychic be sure to ask about all their abilities, which ones they are strongest in and most confident in, and the tools they most often use to conduct readings. This information can help you choose the right psychic. Don’t be afraid to meet with multiple psychics to get a feel for the experience from different readers before choosing which one to see on a regular basis.