Is There a Difference Between Psychic and Medium

Most people confuse the terms psychic and medium and use them interchangeably to describe intuitive people who have psychic abilities and people who are able to establish communication with otherworldly spiritual beings. However, these two terms are completely different. A psychic is a person who has psychic abilities, including well-developed “sixth-sense”, while medium (commonly referred to as a psychic medium) is a person who claims to be able to communicate with spiritual beings, including souls of deceased ones from this world.

Some psychics claim to be mediums too, while some mediums claim to have psychic powers too. Even though mediums seem to be much more powerful than psychics, they are only capable of seeing and hearing ghosts and spirits. Psychics can use their intuitive and psychic powers to provide all sorts of psychic readings. Basically, the only difference between psychics and mediums is where they claim their abilities come from. If they claim to have discovered their inner psychic powers themselves, they're psychics. If they claim to be able to get in touch with spiritual beings to get information, they're mediums.

There are many different offline and online psychic readings available and choosing one could be really difficult. The best way to make a decision is to identify what psychic reading do you want. To do so, first you need to know the differences between a psychic and a medium.

What Does a Psychic Do?

Psychics are people who say they have psychic abilities and are able to provide psychic readings regarding one's past, present and future. A psychic perceives information by reading a client's aura – an energy field that surrounds a person. The aura contains a lot of information about a person's energetic, emotional and physical self. Thanks to people's aura, psychics can also read people's emotions, thoughts, feelings, purposes, inspiration, motives and experiences.

For further assistance, psychics use different means, such as tarot cards and crystal balls. Psychics claim to be clairvoyants and based on the fact that they really can foretell the future, they are. They can give you a psychic reading on your future, health or love life, as well as point out what might come in your way in future. Many believe that we all have psychic powers that, through years of practice, can be developed and used for foretelling.

What Does a Psychic Medium Do?

As their name suggests, mediums are a sort of media that transfers messages between this world and the spiritual one. Mediums use their psychic abilities to receive information from spirits and ghosts, not perceive things using their well-developed intuition. However, being a medium requires some psychic abilities too. Most mediums are unable to read people's aura, but that doesn't mean there's no spiritual medium that can.

If psychics use the aura of people to foresee and foretell things, mediums take it a step further. They do not only use psychic abilities to see the past, present and future of a person, but they also tune to the spiritual energy surrounding that person. In other words, mediums use energies outside of themselves and their clients to get relevant information about the person being read. Mediums get messages from deceased, spirit guides, angels, ghosts and all sorts of spiritual beings out of this world.

Another noteworthy difference between a psychic and a psychic medium is that psychics are focused on predicting events that might happen in future, while mediums look for issues in the past and the present that might help for a better future. Predicting the future can not only be disempowering, but it is completely pointless, because everyone is their own creator of their own future. Even the slightest change can make an impact on any prediction of a psychic.

Whatever a psychic or medium sees in your future, don't forget that you will always have the gift of free will and you can turn your life around at any moment. A psychic reading should only be an insight into what might happen in your life based on your current feelings, thoughts and emotions, a guideline to help you make better life choices.

Signs you're a Psychic Medium and You are not Aware of it

Once in a while, our intuition goes beyond normal and helps us foresee things that are about to happen. How is that possible? There’s a belief that every human being has psychic abilities that could be discovered and bettered through practice.

Is There any Truth to Psychic Readings?

A psychic reading is an attempt to discern information through the use of enhanced perceptual abilities; or extensions of the five basic human senses of touch, sound, sight, instinct and taste. These natural extensions of the senses are clairvoyance (vision), clairaudience (hearing), clairsentience (feeling), and claircognizance (factual knowledge).