What is a psychic?
Often used interchangeably with “clairvoyant,” psychic refers to an individual with supernatural sensitivity or clairvoyant abilities. It comes from the Greek word, “psyche,” which means “breath of life,” as well as, “breath of soul or spirit.” Psychic Arthur explains that a psychic advisor connects with a person’s soul and then translates what they pick-up into everyday language and meaning. Psychic Liam adds that psychics bridge the unconscious to the conscious.
As an adjective, psychic means outside the physical and scientific world or spiritual in nature. Psychic as an adjective can also refer to sensitivity to the supernatural.
What types of Psychics are available?
Our psychic network is comprised of every imaginable type of psychic advisor, representing mastery of a wide variety of psychic gifts, tools, reading styles, spiritual beliefs, and subject matter expertise. Many of our psychics rely on multiple gifts, such as various types of clairvoyance, when giving a reading. It can be confusing to sort out the nuances, so we’ve broken it down to make it easier.
Different Types of Psychics
Astrologers have studied the zodiac and understand the art and science of astrology, using information about your natal chart to describe information about your character traits, compatibility, career success, and challenges. When combined with psychic insight, an astrology reading can be an especially powerful predictor of both current and future events.
Career psychics have a special knack for applying their psychic insight to solving work challenges involving bosses, coworkers, and career changes. Many have worked in corporate roles in addition to their work in psychic services. They can often tune into opportunities you may miss, or people you need to watch out for.
Clairaudient psychics interpret messages through their inner spiritual "ear," and channel that guidance to you directly from spirit guides and other beings in the astral realm. Information is divined based on what they "hear," rather than the spirits or visions they “see.”
Psychics who have clairsentient abilities feel energy at a visceral level and provide guidance by reacting to their body’s wisdom. A clairsentient can walk into a room and not only feel the psychic energy being emitted from the people, but also physically experience the bodily sensations of others, for example, the headache of someone to their left, the back ache of the person to their right.
Clairvoyance is often used interchangeably with psychic ability. Those who have the gift of "second sight" can see beyond the range of natural senses to either decipher events that have already happened or predict those in the future. A person who has developed this gift can see things in their mind’s eye, based on what is energetically being presented at the time of the reading.
Energy healers are trained in various modalities which emphasize the mind-body-spirit connection and seek to restore a balanced flow of energy throughout the body. With a focus on tuning into energy and vibration, many trained energy healers are also gifted psychics, and many psychics are drawn to energy healing fields of study, such as reiki, chakra alignment, and other forms of energy work that can be done remotely.
In the simplest form, an empath is someone who can feel others' feelings. An empath may be affected by other people's energy and unconsciously absorb their desires, moods, and thoughts and spiritual needs. Psychic advisors who are also empaths are able to describe what the people you care about are feeling and experiencing and share this insight with you.
An intuitive psychic may be able to feel things you didn’t know you were feeling, relying on their ability to understand things without physical proof or evidence but known through intuition according to what seems "right." It may be an immediate impression or a deep insight into a subject but is arrived at without logical reasoning. Psychic Pixie likens intuition to that “gut feeling” and advises that you never ignore it.
A love psychic feels a special call for applying their psychic insights to helping people with their relationships, be that finding love, maintaining a healthy relationship, or navigating the end of a relationship. A variety of skills and tools can be applied in love readings. For example, clairvoyance is useful in identifying cheating, while tarot can be helpful in predicting timing, and astrology and numerology can be used for defining compatibility traits in a partner.
Psychic mediums have the gift of speaking with the dead, which can provide reassurance and comfort to those longing to reconnect with loved ones who have passed on. By connecting with beings and energies in the spiritual world, including angels and spirit guides, a psychic medium can help you gain inner peace and increased spiritual awareness. A medium serves as a channel between the world of the living and the afterlife.
Psychic advisors who specialize as pet psychics and animal communicators can focus on the spiritual energies of animals to find out their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. They telepathically talk to animals and then convey that information to humans. Pet Psychic Mediums can communicate with pets who have passed on.
A shaman is kind of energy healer who acts as an intermediary between the earthly realm and the spirit world. Practitioners are believed to "journey" in an altered state of consciousness to interact with spirits and channel their energy back to this world. Shamans often conduct ceremonies, sacred dances, and healings as part of their spiritual practice.
A psychic advisor who specializes in tarot readings uses tarot cards in a variety of spreads to indicate opportunities and blockages in different aspects of your life. Through this knowledge, you're able to learn how prevailing and emerging influences will affect your relationships, finances, and other concerns currently and in the future.
What type of Psychic will you choose?
With so many types of psychics to choose from, finding the right psychic advisor can feel overwhelming. That’s why we offer a variety of ways to help you learn about the different types of psychics and types of psychic readings, and tools to help you choose from among our available readers and filter your search results by psychic gifts, specialties, tools, and subject expertise.
Still wondering which type of psychic to choose?
This short quiz can help you decide.