So how is a psychic different from a medium?
...are people who have multiple supernatural talents, such as the ability to peer into a crystal ball to see the future or discern your fate with a deck of tarot cards. Through precognitive powers, some psychics are clairvoyant (they can see the past, present and future) and typically answer questions and offer advice to clients about stuff like money, love, and wellness. Clairsentients can feel and touch what an average human being can't, such as energy or even the hand of a deceased loved one; and clairaudients can hear what a deceased loved one is saying. Some psychics even assert they're telekinetic (able to move objects with their minds). Each of these gifts is very special in its own way.
...are different from psychics in that they can communicate with the deceased, or spanning the physical and spiritual worlds. Famous mediums, like John Edward and Allison DuBois, appear on television shows and write bestselling books about their abilities to communicate with the dead; these types of seers are generally seen in a positive light by the public. Some critics argue that mediums are more popular than psychics due to mediums' tendency to possess a higher level of perceived credibility. This is not the case at all. This only means that psychics and mediums are different—but both are spiritually in tune with the other side because they’re manned by a higher power.
The tools of the trade are different, too. For example, psychics often work with a variety of stereotypical items like tarot cards, palms, or astrological charts and have no standard set of practices.
Mediums, on the other hand, usually convey descriptions of information or images provided by spirits that have significant personal and often private meanings to their client. For instance, a medium can connect with a deceased loved one (a mother, a father, or even a child) and some have been known to communicate with deceased family pets.
Most religions have faith that an afterlife exists, so the idea that a medium can communicate with a deceased person's spirit can be a happy time for the person receiving the information. Most mediums can tell how the deceased passed away, confirming the connection. Sometimes though, the medium can also feel physically ill while communicating with the deceased because the energy that’s coming from the spirit is very strong!