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!
Read on to learn more about the various types of psychics, and which is the best fit for you.
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Types of Psychics
A psychic is someone that has an extrasensory perception of the world. (In other words, a sixth sense or a strong intuition!)
The truth is that everyone has psychic powers, whether they realize it or not!
Some psychics use specialized tools like tarot cards 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 think of types of psychics, they think of clairvoyants.
Clairvoyants are psychics that use their third eye to see things beyond the physical world.
A clairvoyant may:
- Have specific visions of the past, present, or future
- See auras around people
- Have intuitive dreams
Many people are clairvoyant, and don’t even know it! If you have had vivid dreams or a vision flash before your eyes, you might be clairvoyant! To learn the clairvoyant signs, read this.
Clairaudience is another well-known psychic clair. Clairaudients have the gift of intuitive hearing.
They may hear messages or guidance from the divine realm, such as angels or spirits. Or, they might hear angelic music or singing that others do not hear, which is always fun!
For clairsentients, psychic awareness comes in the form of feelings. 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!
Like clairsentience, clairempathy allows you to sense and feel others’ emotions.
Those with clairempathy (a.k.a., empaths), are sensitive to other people’s feelings and can connect with their emotions.
Other Types of Psychic Clairs
Other clairs include:
- Clairgustance (clear tasting)
- Clairalience (clear smelling)
- Claircognizance (clear knowing)
If you are clairgustant or clairalient, you may smell or taste things without being around them. For example, you might smell your grandma in heaven’s perfume!
If you are claircognizant, you just know things… without knowing how you know them.
One of the most well-known types of psychics are psychic mediums. These include famous mediums like Theresa Caputo and Matt Fraser.
Mediums communicate with those in spirit and share their messages with the living. People who have lost a loved one can get the help of a medium to connect with their loved ones in heaven.
If you want to talk to a medium, I like the mediums here, because they are the ones who connected me to my aunt in spirit. Plus, they are super affordable. They have a 15-minute for $10 option or a $1 per minute option. When you call, ask to speak to a medium. :)
Tarot Card Readers
Many people think that all psychics read tarot, but tarot card reading is just one of the tools psychics use.
The cool thing about tarot is that it’s been in practice since the 1400’s (so there must be something to it, right?)
Tarot readers connect with their cards and use them to guide their clients through a reading.
Each tarot deck includes 78 cards with symbols that can:
- Mirror a person’s life
- Reflect inner beliefs
- Reveal truths and self-reflections
A tarot card reader interprets the cards and shares those truths with the person having the reading.
There are many different types of decks! And psychics spend time connecting with their cards.
Rune stones are beautiful and contain symbols that reveal hidden truths. Though they are ancient tools for divining, they are still used by psychics today.
Psychics that read runes interpret the messages from the stones to predict events or answer questions.
Akashic Record Readers
Akashic Record readings are very personal and empowering readings that delve into your soul truth. They can also explore how your past is is affecting the present, and may impact your future.
Akashic readers have learned to access higher spiritual planes through prayer and meditation.
Also known as The Book of Life, Akashic Records are the records of the universe.
They contain the journeys of all souls, lives, and energies since the beginning of time. Fascinating, right?
The Records can reveal their past lives… and be healing and provide a way forward when the past has been holding you back.
You can learn to read your own Akashic Record with Linda Howe’s book, How to Read the Akashic Records.
Your past lives can reveal so many things about your current life… from the way you interact with others, to your deepest 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?
If you think you might be psychic but don’t know where to start, learn more about your abilities here and see where your gifts leads you!