Psychic Readings: An Overview
Psychic comes from the Greek word psychikos, meaning of the soul, and psyche, meaning soul. It refers to the ability to see or perceive things that most people do not perceive through their five senses : hearing, sight, touch, taste, smell. This ability is often referred to as extra-sensory perception (ESP). It can also be seen as something that is immaterial, or of a spiritual nature. Psychic and other intuitive readings bring advice, guidance and clarity to the client through the heightened perceptions of the reader.
Intuitive readings are tools of personal empowerment. They are a way for the reader to share their own expertise, and they are a way for the client to gain a better understanding of their own life and the world around them.
What Is A Psychic Reading?
A psychic reading can, quite literally, open up new worlds! The very first thing that your live psychic reader will do is to take a look at you – your current situation, how you got there, and what your options are. They will also give you a probable picture of the future – what would be there should you opt to take no action.
Your spiritual reading will be based around you – your strengths, your weaknesses, your skills and abilities. How do you view your life, and your issues? Are your glasses rose colored? Are you able to create your own sacred space? Are you seeing the big picture? Are you giving your power away? Do you even acknowledge that you have personal power?
Your reader will also look at everything connected with the issue(s) you are addressing during your reading. You will get an in-depth picture of where you currently stand, insight into how you got there, and what your options for addressing your issue(s) are. They will also address the pros and cons of each option, and where each option might take you. You will be given tools to take your power back – this is the most important part of all accurate readings!
Types Of Readings
Astrology Readings: Astrological readings are one of the most effective types of intuitive advice. Based on the position of the stars at the time of your birth, astrological readings are very focused on where you are, how you got there, and where you are going.
Your sun sign represents your outer self – how you appear to others. Your moon sign represents your inner self – that which makes you tick. It represents intuition, and the unconscious (subconscious) self. Your reading will help you to understand these two planets in your own chart, and in the chart of family members or significant others.
Your astrological reading can take this one step farther and do comparison charts between two or more people. You can get a better handle on family relationships, relationship with significant others, relationships with your children, relationship with co-workers and friends – any type of relationship can be seen with great clarity through the eyes of astrology.
Through the venue of astrology, past life and karmic issues can also be addressed. Your live online psychic reading will take a look at where the issues originated, how they came to affect you in this lifetime, and how they can be resolved so that they no longer pose an obstacle/challenge.
Your rising sign (the zodiac sign rising on the eastern horizon at the moment of your birth) is another important part of your astrological profile. Your rising sign acts together with your sun sign to form your personality. The attributes of your rising sign form the first impression that people have of you when they meet you.
Your planets as they were located at the hour of your birth together determine your destiny for this lifetime. Your psychic astrological reading looks at these planets in relation to one another, and helps you to define your strengths and weaknesses, the obstacles that you will face in this lifetime, and what opportunities await you.
Your psychic astrological reading will help you to understand yourself, as well as those around you, help you to define your strengths and weaknesses, and allow you to become the person that you were destined to be.
Numerology Readings: Numbers? What can numbers tell us? Ask any numerologist – numbers can tell us a great deal about ourselves! Whether your reading is based on your date of birth, or on the numbers reflected in your name, numerology can paint a very accurate picture of who you are – your strengths, your weaknesses, your skills and abilities, your spiritual self, and your physical self.
Numerology can help you to define the cycles in your life (long term, yearly, monthly, even day to day), show you where you have been, where you are at present, and what is coming up for you. Your numerology reading paints a personal profile of who you are, and can be used quite effectively in relationship profiling (showing how you will interact with another person, what will benefit you, and what will challenge you).
Your numerology reading will act to connect you with your inner self, as well as help you to understand why you are reacting as you are to people and issues that are external to you.
Tarot Readings: Tarot readings are based on the archetypal nature of the cards themselves, and the interpretation of their imagery. Any type of question can be addressed during a Tarot reading. Tarot cards represent a journey through life – some see it as the Fool’s Journey, some as the Hero’s Journey. Either way, this journey speaks of an individual gaining wisdom on their walk through life.
The Major Arcana speaks of spiritual matters – matters that are out of the hands of the client. These are important cards when they turn up in a reading. The Minor Arcana Pips (numbered cards) speak of day-to-day issues, while the Minor Arcana Court Cards can refer to individuals in the client’s life, or to part of the client’s own personality.
Tarot readings delve into the core of any issue – whether it is relationship, career, spiritual or financial. They shed light on hidden information (and hidden agendas), and offer empowerment through informed choice.
Clairvoyant Reading: Clairvoyant readings come through as images or messages in the reader’s mind. They appear as pictures and thoughts that come together to form the story that is the reading. This specific type of professional psychic reading is of great use when trying to piece together issues or event that seem to make no logical sense, or which are simply difficult to understand, and therefore difficult to act on.
Quite often clairvoyant readings will provide specific details – especially visual details – that bring about understanding of a person or event. Clairvoyance is often associated with intuition and creativity – a clairvoyant reading will help the client access their own intuition and creativity in making decisions and taking actions.
Spiritual Reading: Spiritual psychic readings often involve the spiritual path of the client, even when the questions being asked are of a mundane nature. A spiritual reading can include a connection with your Guides, Angels and allies, and it can bring about a recognition of inner strengths, and keys to guiding you on your spiritual path.
A spiritual reading can also help to clear and balance the chakras of the client, leading to clearer thinking and better health. It can help to release negative energy, and replace it with positive energy. It can help you to clear away depression, bring closure from your past, recognize where your obstacles are coming from, and what you need to do to release them.
Dream Interpretation: Readings that focus on dream interpretation help the client to better understand their dreams, and the part that their dreams play in their life. Dreams are the gateway between our conscious self and our unconscious self. They help bring needed information to us in a manner that we can accept.
Your psychic dream interpretation will help you to determine which of two main types of dream your dream is – whether your dream images are reflecting people, places, and situations exactly as they are in your life, or whether your dream images are reflecting people, places and things that are symbolic of people, places and things in your life. For instance, houses in dreams are reflective of your “self”, and the rooms within the houses are reflective of parts of yourself. If you dream of a home that you know or lived in, and it seems to fit into your dream, you are probably having a dream that is reflecting people, places and things as they are. If you dream of a home that you have never been in, or a home that you have been in but does not fit in with the rest of your dream, then you might want to look at your dream images as being symbolic.
Your advisor can help you define what type of dream you are having, what the images/symbols mean, where the dream fits into your life, and what information is being brought to you. This is a very important type of reading. Even those who think that they do not dream are having dreams – they are just not remembering them. If you want to remember your dreams, tell yourself that before you go to sleep. If you want to dream for a solution to a problem, state that before you go to sleep. Journal your dream as soon as you wake up – even if this is in the middle of the night. If you don’t, the information that was brought to you will fade from your consciousness. Also, if you write your dreams down, your psychic reader will have more information to work with.
Love & Relationship: Love and relationship readings are at the top of most intuitive advisor's frequently asked questions list. This is an important area for each of us – whether we are trying to work on an inner relationship with our self, work on a relationship with a partner, work on a friendship or a family relationship. Each of these areas has different concerns, and will take a different track to bring into balance and keep healthy.
Whether you are looking for a relationship, coming out of a relationship, or working on keeping one together, your professional advisor is there for you. They will help you to take a fresh look at your issues, at how they evolved, where they stand now, and what actions you can take to gain better understanding and to bring balance and healing to yourself.
Love and relationship readings tend to be very emotional. To make the best of your reading, write down the basic questions that you have before you have your reading. That way you won’t forget something that may actually be very significant to you. Know that your psychic reader will help you look at all of your options, and to work out the pros and cons for each option. They will also give you tools that are individual to you to help empower your relationship decisions.
Methods of Providing Psychic Readings
There are several venues that you can use for accurate intuitive readings: in person, by phone, by e-mail, or via online chat. They all work very well, and all have their pros and cons.
An in-person reading works well because you get to meet the advisor, and get a sense of whether you feel comfortable talking to him or her. Things to ask you reader before deciding on getting a reading might be what they charge, what method of reading they use (i.e. Tarot, Astrology, Intuitive, Numerology, I Ching, or some other method), and whether they are willing to record the session for you (many advisors do this as a courtesy for their clients).
With a phone reading, there is generally information available wherever the readings are offered (i.e. over the Internet, through a metaphysical store, or through print media). The caller will know what the charge is (by block of time), and how the advisor does their psychic reading services (what method of reading they use). Phone readings are a good tool to use when the subject matter for the reading might make an in-person reading uncomfortable for the client.
E-mail readings are offered through the Internet, and are usually offered at a reduced price (as opposed to a phone or in-person reading). E-mail readings follow different formats, so be sure that you understand whether you are limited as to number of questions asked, or whether you are paying for a specific number or words in the response (i.e. 300-600 words, 600-900 words, etc.). Phrase your questions as well as you can, so that you are giving your psychic reader enough information to thoroughly understand what you are asking, and what type of answer you are looking for.
Chat readings take place in online utilizing a chat or instant-message program. Chat readings can be set up to answer a specific number of questions, or for a specific amount of minutes. A major limitation here is the ability of the client and the reader to type reasonably quickly, and with a limited amount of spelling errors. A major benefit to chat readings is that as with in-person and phone readings, there is interaction between the client and the reader.
How To Get The Most From A Psychic Reading
It is not always easy to know what questions to ask. The answers to medical, legal or financial questions are best left to professionals in these fields. Any and all other questions can and will be addressed. Remember – this is your reading!
Before you call (or send in your e-mail questions), sit down and think about the areas of your life that you (1) want to shed some light on, (2) are looking for clarity in, and/or (3) would like to have some tools that you can use to do your own work.
You may be looking into multiple areas of your life. Break your questions down into areas of life (i.e. home, relationship, friendship, finances, career, spirituality), and write down all of the questions that you have in each category. Prioritize your questions, so that if you do run out of time, you have the questions that mean more to you answered.
Write all of your questions down, so that you will not forget them. Once you and your reader begin the reading, you have the option of allowing them to do a general reading, or you can ask them to focus on specific questions. If you do not understand what they are telling you, ask them for clarification. Remember at all times that this is your personal psychic reading!
You can ask your reader for the best way to deal with a situation, and you can ask them which tools they would suggest (such as prayer, affirmations, meditation, visualization, dream analysis, goal setting etc.). The purpose of your reading is to have your questions answered, and to empower yourself so that you can make the changes that you need to make in your life.
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