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What is the distinction between a Psychic and Psychic Medium

This psychic blog is about the distinction between a Psychic and Psychic Medium

If you’re not seasoned in the psychic world, you might find yourself a little overwhelmed or confused about who you should talk to when you want to find out things about your past, present and future; or things about those you love.

You’ve no doubt heard the terms “psychic” versus “psychic medium” but you might not be aware that the two are very different. And it is important to realise that. One of the key things to note is that a psychic is not necessarily a medium – but a medium IS also a psychic. So what is the distinction between a Psychic and Psychic Medium and which one should you contact?


The word “psychic” comes from the Greek word psyche, which means “soul or spirit”. A psychic generally has a range of senses and perceptions, including the five physical senses: smell, touch, taste, hearing and sight. They generally receive information about people through energy, and through  that energy, they are able to see your past, present or future.

They use things called clairaudient (perceptive hearing), clairvoyant (perceptive seeing), clairsentient (perceptive sensing and feeling), and claircognizant (perceptive knowing) and they work through their intuition. Like a “sixth sense”. They tune into things like objects or places.

A psychic uses a number of different channels to be able to tell you information about your career, money, love: they might use tarot cards, crystal balls or runes to help guide them.

To put simply, a psychic reads your aura and they can do this through a number of ways:

Astrology: considering the place and time of your birth and the alignment with the planets: and how these energies affect the current trends in your life.

Aura: focuses on the colour, clarity and shape, looking for conflict Clairvoyance: sees visions of events

Divination: most common form and often includes tarot cards. Helps the psychic to understand the situation and see the future.

Dowsing: uses sticks or rods to find lost items.

Numerology: the power of numbers. Generally begins with your birth date and provides amazing insight into your life, past, present and future.

Palmistry: reading your future through the palm of your hand (the lines on your hand all mean something). Tarot: a deck of tarot cards includes 78 cards, which a tarot reader uses to get a good look into your life.

Telepathy: this allows a psychic o communicate with someone via the mind only, as though they are  reading your mind and know what you think. They can read into your past, present and future to get information they wouldn’t find elsewhere.


A medium has psychic abilities, while not all psychics have medium abilities. There are three main types of medium, psychic medium, spiritual medium and intuitive medium. Mediums use their psychic or intuitive abilities to tune into the spirit energy around the person in question; and make connected with people  who are not living in order to deliver messages to those who are. This could be from family members or friends who have passed away, from spirit guides or from the angels.

They act as a bridge between the world of the living and the spirit world.

To put simply, a medium reads messages from spirits and there are four main types:

Spiritual: delivered through speaking or writing, with support from divination tools. Connects with a number of spirits.

Physical: includes things like noise making levitation, table tipping, ectoplasm – all thanks to the spirit Healing: laying hands on someone to help heal, such as Reiki

Channeling: connects with one spirit time and time again. Messages come through writing or speaking.

So, who should you contact?

Whether you want to contact a psychic or a medium, really depends on what it is you seek. If you want to know what’s happening in your own life and the future for yourself: you are better off seeing a psychic. However if you want to contact a loved one who has passed and are looking to make sure they are “doing okay” on the other side (or reassurance there IS another side), or you want insight from someone you  might have known (or a guide), then you want to see a medium. I hope this has clarified the distinction between a Psychic and Psychic Medium for you.

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