There are as many different types of psychic readings as there are psychics – and they both come in an odd assortment of sizes, colours, languages and beliefs. Many psychics use a combination of techniques to make their predictions. Whilst one psychic might use intuition only another might use tarot, crystals and numerology. In all cases the psychic uses their intuition to read.
In the reading you could ask about romance, money, home-life, work-life, travel prospects, children etc. In fact ask anything you want – you’re the client. You can also ask the psychic before paying what area they are best at. Some are not medically intuitive and some are not mediums (a medium connects to spirit). You can ask the psychic about their work history and experience. Do some research. If in doubt choose another. I tend to rate psychics on word of mouth and how they dress.
The following types of psychic readings are only a sample of some of the more popular.
The astrologer will need your date, time and place of birth (latitude and longitude). He will then create a birth chart. The chat will show your potential at birth. But what we do with that potential is up to us. The twelve Zodiac signs are the foundation on which this ancient science is built. When I had my birth chart done I felt pretty special. The guy even wrote in fountain pen. I still have it.
The first time I saw trance medium Marcia Quinton do this I freaked out. It was Marcia but another voice was coming from her mouth. Basically spirit speaks through the medium. Her spirit “Red Feather” stayed for about ten minutes. Marcia is physically drained after these sessions.The annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival in Thailand is worth attending. You will see countless mediums, channeling spirits.
The ability to see the future through intuition; the sixth sense or esp. We all have this ability – how many times have you sensed things and either acted on it or not? The clairvoyant might tap right into something we have been avoiding but it is very clear to her. Write out some questions beforehand so you won’t forget to ask. Of the many types of psychic readings available clairvoyance is one of the most popular.
The medium receives messages from those passed over. Two have to co-operate here the medium and the spirit. A medium doesn’t have the ability to summon any old spirit she wants – you will often hear them say they are getting a message. Each medium has a different way of interpreting the messages they receive.
Just calculate your life path number. Add up your day, month and year of birth. If you were born on 1/11/1990 (1 + 11 + 1990 = 2002 ) you are a 4. In my case I am a 3 which translates to – a person with a high level of creativity and self expression. Much creative energy. Ease in communication. A bit arty. I’ll take that. It’s fun watching a numerologist work – they love numbers. I love asking numerologists what types of psychic readings they like – they look at me astonished – the love their numbers the most.
- Palm reader, palm reading or chiromancy
At the Mind, Body and Spirit festival I saw Ian Cameron, master palmist in action. He was transfixed on each palm he read and with no shortage of customers. For thousands of years people have lined up for readings from palmists. Why? They say our palms show our future – but there are many interpretations depending on which school the palmist comes from. I prefer a psychic palm reader to read my palm.
Psychic Mediums Lindy and Sharona ask for items in their platform events. It could be a ring, a watch – anything physical. They tap into the energy and tell the objects history or who it has been connected with. I am fascinated by psychometry. Why do we keep objects from passed loved ones? Is it symbolic or is there an energy there? Gerard Croiset is worth researching.
These go back to the middle ages. They were carried by warriors, merchants and even church folk. The rune caster interprets how the runes fall – insight is definitely wanted here. Like the tarot 3 card spread (past, present, future) runes have a Norns cast (Norse goddesses of fate) with Urdh being the goddess of the past, Verdhandi the present and Skuld the future.
- Tarot Cards
Some psychics only use the traditional interpretation of the cards. One card on its own does not tell much but a combination gives the whole picture. They will use different spreads of the cards – popular spreads include the Three and Celtic Cross. Some readers will interpret their own meanings which have evolved over time. Others will create their own packs with weird and wonderful pictures relevant to the psychic. Ask a psychic what is his favorite deck is and it will be the one he is holding – usually quite worn out. I like the original Rider Waite deck. Tarot cards also used as an accompaniment with other types of psychic readings.
- Tea leaf reading or Tasseography
My Irish grandmother used to read the tea leaves for the family. There is a man coming to visit she would tell us – and we’d be scratching our heads wondering who this man was (not sure if he ever visited). The tea leaf readers were very popular at fairs and lady’s teas. Recently at a high tea fund raiser we asked a tea leaf reader to help. She was very popular. A tea leaf reader reads the pattern of tea leaves after drinking the tea. Then she interprets those patterns. Yes, they can read tea bags, coffee grounds and wine sediment too. In years gone by, of all the different types of psychic readings – tea leaf reading came out tops.
Having your fortune told can be great fun. Don’t take it too serious. There are many more types of psychic readings than I have mentioned. Just explore. Go on have a reading.