As the time draws near for costume parties and Halloween, there is a renewed interest in the paranormal among the general public. Some take the paranormal a little more seriously on a year-round basis, through jobs like ghost hunter, medium, and metaphysicist, according to a new CareerCast.com report on some of the most popular paranormal careers.
Looking for an expert in the psychic world can be an overwhelming experience. It’s especially difficult if you’re going through a tough time and just want a reading but don’t know what type of advisor to speak with. Take a look at any company offering psychic services and no doubt you will see Mediums, Psychics and Tarot card readers all willing to provide you with support and guidance. Is there really a difference between them and the types of readings they offer?
Mediums often work platform in Spiritualist churches or other venues where groups of people can gather. Due to the highly emotional nature of their work many also offer private one-to-one sessions. Although most are gifted psychics they will not include predictions or information on future events in their readings. A medium is a channel between the earthly plane and the spirit world and their gift is to share messages from loved ones who have passed over. In doing so they offer comfort and reassurance to those who have experienced loss and give proof that ‘life’ continues beyond our earthly existence.
If you want to receive a message from someone in the spirit world remember that a medium is not able to call forth a particular person. They are only ever able to communicate with the spirits who approach them. This can be frustrating especially if you really wanted a message from a beloved Great Aunt. However it may be that your Grandfather is the one with a meaningful message for you. Keep an open mind and trust your loved ones are giving you the message you most need to hear.
In order to verify their connection with the spirit world mediums will offer information specific to a particular person. They may describe an aroma or scent, quote a familiar phrase or mention a favorite item of clothing or jewelry. This is important as it helps ensure the spirit’s message is shared with the right person. A medium can receive messages in a variety of ways including Clairaudience (hearing the voice of the spirit), Clairsentience (sensing or feeling the spirit) or Clairvoyancy (seeing the spirit).
Psychics possess highly developed intuitive skills and extra sensory perception. Unlike mediums they use these gifts to help predict future events. If you are looking for guidance about a particular problem then a psychic reading is a good way to get to the heart of the matter. Most psychics are Clairvoyant, Clairsentient or Clairaudient but many are proficient in at least two. No matter how the messages come through they will help shed light on your current situation and give guidance about the best steps to take to move forward. Some may even use psychic tools such as Tarot cards, Crystals, Runes or Pendulums to strengthen their insight. Occasionally a psychic may pick up on the spirit of a loved one during a reading. They may sense someone around you but this is very different to the heightened connection a medium has with the spirit world.
Most Tarot card readers are psychic and simply use the cards as a way to expand their vision. It is possible to read the cards without having any psychic ability but when combined with second sight a Tarot reading is extremely powerful. Skilled Tarot readers usually have a preferred deck and will have a variety of card spreads on hand for specific questions. Decorated with distinctive imagery each card has a unique meaning. When drawn from the deck upside down or grouped with other cards this meaning expands and the resulting spread reveals detailed information about your situation. How the cards are interpreted will vary between readers. Tarot readers have a thorough understanding of traditional meanings but over time they develop their own personal connections with each card. This gives each reading a personal touch and allows the reader to look even deeper into whatever may be troubling you.