There are many different types of psychics and they’re not all about fortune telling or seeing the future (no matter what Hollywood would have you believe!)
Just like there are Hallmark cards to suit every occasion, there is a psychic reader for every person and need, too! The main thing to remember is that intuitive readings are all about personal empowerment, intuition, and connection!
Read on to learn more about the various types of psychics, and which would be the best fit for you.
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Types of Psychics
A psychic is someone that has an extrasensory perception of the world. (Basically a sixth sense or a strong intuition!)
The truth is that everyone has psychic powers, whether or not they realize it.
Some psychics use specialized tools like tarot cards (more about that in a minute) to hone and share their abilities, but not all do. In fact, many psychics don’t use tools at all.
Instead, they connect with their sixth-sensory abilities known as the clairs.
Here’s a crash course in the clairs:
When most people hear the word psychic, they think of a clairvoyant psychic. Clairvoyants are the types of psychics that have an intuitive eye (third eye) that allows them to see things beyond the normal physical world.
A clairvoyant may:
- Have specific visions of the past, present, or future
- See auras around people
- Have intuitive dreams
Pro tip: Many people are clairvoyant, and don’t even know it! If you have had vivid, realistic dreams or had a vision flash before your eyes, you might be clairvoyant! To learn the signs that you’re clairvoyant, take a look at this post from Intuitive Souls Blog.
Clairaudience is another well-known psychic clair.
Clairaudients receive intuitive information in the form of hearing. They may hear messages or guidance from the Divine realm, such as angels, spirit guides, or those who have passed away. They might even hear angelic music or singing that others do not hear, which is always fun!
For clairsentients, psychic awareness comes in the form of a feeling. In other word, they sense energy! If you’ve ever had a feeling that something was going to happen right before it did, you might be a clairsentient psychic!
Similar to clairsentience, clairempathy allows you to sense and feel others’ emotions.
Those with clairempathy, often known as empaths, have heightened sensitivity to other people’s feelings and can instantly connect with their emotions.
Other Types of Psychic Clairs
Other clairs include:
- Clairgustance (clear tasting)
- Clairalience (clear smelling
- Claircognizance (clear knowing)
If you possess clairgustance or clairalience, you probably smell or taste things without actually being around them. Perhaps you taste a friend’s favorite food or drink before they contact you, or smell your grandma in heaven’s perfume!
If you are claircognizant, you may experience the sensation of knowledge simply coming to you, without ever having learned or heard it before!
One of the most well-known types of psychics are psychic mediums. These include famous mediums like Theresa Caputo and Matt Fraser.
Mediums are able to communicate with those in the spirit world and share their messages with the living. People who have lost a loved one often seek the help of a medium to connect with their loved ones in heaven and gain closure.
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Tarot Card Readers
While many people assume that all psychics read tarot, the truth is that tarot card reading is just one of the many tools that psychics use. The cool thing about the art of tarot reading is that it’s been in practice since the 1400’s (so there must be something to it, right?)
Tarot readers feel a special bond with their cards and use them to help guide their clients through a reading.
Each tarot deck includes 78 cards with symbols and stories that can come together to mirror a person’s life, reflect inner beliefs, and reveal truths and self-reflections. A tarot card reader can interpret the symbols and share those truths with the person receiving the reading.
There are many different types of decks that can reveal messages in a variety of ways. The connection between a psychic and the tarot deck is important, and psychics spend lots of time bonding with, and building trust with their cards.
Rune stones are an ancient tool for divining truths that are still utilized by many types of psychics today. The stones are beautiful and each contain symbols that reveal hidden truths.
Rune readers can interpret the messages from the rune stones to predict events or answer questions people might have about their lives.
Akashic Record Readers
Akashic Record readings are deeply personal and empowering readings that delve into your soul truth and explore how your past is is affecting the present and may impact your future the future.
Also known as The Book of Life, Akashic Records are the records of the universe, containing the journey of all souls, lives, and energies since the beginning of time. Fascinating, right?
These records can reveal inner truths about each person, their past lives, their feelings, and relationships. They can also be extremely healing on a deep soul level and provide a way forward when the past has been holding you back.
Akashic Record readers have learned to access higher spiritual planes where the records are stored, through prayer and meditation. These readers can find information about past lives and share them with others. You can also easily learn to read your own Akashic Record with Linda Howe’s book, How to Read the Akashic Records.
Your past lives can reveal many intuitive realities about your current life, from the way you interact with others to your most deeply rooted fears. Understanding yourself on a deeper level is always a good thing.
Recognizing Your Psychic Gifts
Psychic gifts can take on many different forms and present themselves in a variety of ways.
Which of these types of psychic reading calls to your heart?
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