Monday, November 14, 2011

Tarot Readings, Medium Readings, Clairvoyants, or Psychics . . . Which to Choose?

Many people choose to seek out those that claim to be able to foretell the future as a manner in which to understand, anticipate and improve their lives. Tarot Card Readers, Medium Readers, Clairvoyants and Psychics are amongst the many titles for these fortune tellers who differ based on in their particular skills and areas of specialty and/or expertise.

Tarot Readings
Tarot card readers use a deck of 78 Tarot cards to answer questions and offer guidance and advice to those seeking information about their lives. Each Tarot card represents a specific concept or idea, which the Tarot card reader then applies to the individual’s past, present, or future. The Tarot card reader uses her expertise and knowledge of how these cards are interpreted, to determine what message is being conveyed about the person’s life. The cards have general meaning, but the Tarot card reader’s job is to interpret that meaning and apply it to the individual person’s life and circumstances. The same card can mean something different for one person than it does for another.

To begin the Tarot readings, the cards are laid out in a very specific pattern known as “a spread”. The reader will offer to perform one of two different types of readings, a general reading in which the cards guide the session, or reader guided session, which takes the form of question and answer. Here, the reader uses the cards to interpret the answers. These more specific types of Tarot readings, are ideal for someone seeking guidance, advice and understanding about one or more very specific situation/s.

Medium Readings
Medium readings are similar to Tarot readings in that they do both predict future events in a person’s past, present and future. However, the readers themselves are not equally skilled. A medium reader can communicate with those that have passed on. They can summon the dead and facilitate dialogue between their subjects and their loved ones that have passed. Medium readings are best known for this intended pursuit and medium readers are the obvious choice for those who wish to contact someone that is no longer amongst the living.

Clairvoyant, a word meaning “spirt-seeing”, is a term commonly equated with a person possessing psychic abilities and is particularly sensitive and receptive to the world around them. They are sometimes referred to as having a “sixth sense”, since they know and feel things that others cannot, using the typical five senses. Clairvoyants are extremely spiritual and are said to be able to tap into other dimensions. Many clairvoyants were born with their skill and make a conscious decision whether to nurture or suppress it throughout their lives. Clairvoyants differ from Tarot card readers in that they do not require Tarot cards to access their psychic abilities. They often, however, may choose to use other means to facilitate their skills, such as pendulums or crystal balls, dream interpretation and/or palmistry as a means to read into a person’s past, present or future. Clairvoyants are similar to Tarot card readers in that they are both effective means for those searching for specific information. The Clairvoyants have the ability to get information for someone that he otherwise would not be able to get, which is why they would come in handy if something was lost or stolen.

Clairvoyants can also be invaluable in criminal investigations, where they can uncover clues and possibly determine the whereabouts of necessary evidence that the average person would not be able to find. Clairvoyants are extremely accurate in their predictions and will always give a clear answer without the assistance of any outside forces or information. They will not ask for any personal items or information in order to get to know the person first. They can automatically tap into their ability to sense who the person is, what he is about, and what his future holds. Like Tarot card readers, they can perform either very specific sessions or more general ones. Either way, they are extremely intuitive and possess receptive skills that are unparalleled.

Psychics, often referred to as “fortune tellers”, also possess what is referred to as a “sixth sense”. Like mediums, they are able to perceive things that cannot be detected using the usual five senses. Though psychics can also sense the spiritual world, they are unable to make a connection or communicate with it like mediums can. Psychics are like Tarot readers in that they also use additional tools in their readings to help them gain knowledge and be able to make predictions about a person’s past, present and future. The psychic’s information comes to them through visions in the form of pictures and dreams. They can see the future from a distance and can then interpret what they are seeing. Psychics do not interact with these visions, they simply observe, interpret and report the happenings.

Since there are several different titles used to describe those who can predict the past, present and future, many wonder who the most qualified reader is. With a little research, they would find that the choice would depend on what the individual wants to gain from the reading and which could deliver that best for them.

Audrey, aspiring author from London and consultant for link building service.