Article by Jacquelene Close Moore
Psychics/mediums/clairvoyants:- Which witch is which?
Which reading style for you?
Want to see a psychic? A Clairvoyant? A medium?
What is that? How does it help me?
Here are some basic definitions and anecdotes about each to help you make up your mind.
This style deals with past, present and future as needed in the areas of love, life, career, money, business, spiritual direction, relationships and so on as relevant. You can ask questions about specific areas or issues. A proper and focused predictive reading will deal with the land of the living and helping you with your future on this plane, and not usually deal with passed over loved ones at all unless the loved one has an extremely urgent message and the psychic is capable of directly conveying it. Some clients even seek a predictive reading to gain a different view, and insight into how to get ahead in career, or the above areas of life, as well as understanding how best to anticipate the ever changing goal posts where they have relating issues with their bosses, relatives, children, or partners or so on.
Many practitioners will use some, or a combination of tools including and not limited to:-
Clairvoyance (seeing spirit), clairsentience (feeling, knowing, or smelling spirit), clairaudience (hearing spirit), these are heightened perceptions of the five senses, Shamanic Animal Totems, Auras, Astrology- Chinese, Indian, Western, Mayan, Indigenous and so on, Tarot, Cartomancy, (playing cards), Palmistry, Numerology, Crystal Ball, Scrying, Psychometry, Pendulum, Automatic Writing, Spirit Guides, Photo Reading, Face Reading, Channeling, Tea or Coffee Cup Reading, Flower Reading, Color Reading, Crystal Reading, The Angelic Realms, Pyromancy (reading symbols in the fireplace, yes it works too!) and many more styles for divination of the future.
Even sitting there and just conveying messages without apparent tools what some people call a ‘straight reading’ is still a tool or technique. No technique is more or less valid, all work, but some people’s preferences can be quite specific. Spirit always finds a way to deliver the message to you when it is needed, even if it has to be in the frozen or dairy isle of the supermarket in the passing and stray sentence from a complete stranger. If you are really interested in listening, you will have flexibility and let go of judgment about the method of delivery, which you will realize is not be of nearly as much importance as the hearing message itself. However you also have to be comfortable with the practitioner and with how you are feeling about the way the reading progresses.
Throughout the ages the birth times, dates and places of royalty and nobility was recorded, and later used by court advisors to divine best and worst days to go into battle, make deals, get married and so on. Astrology has been studied by many cultures across the earth and across the ages, and is still practiced by many different countries in their own unique cultural methods. Strictly speaking, while astrologers may or might not be ‘psychic’ or clairvoyant, many psychics and clairvoyants train, qualify, and utilize astrology in their work. As a psychic and spiritual medium and the rest, having studied this tool, I will often get a feeling, check the birth chart, transits, or solar return as relevant only to chuckle at having had my own intuitive feelings correlated by information contained in the relevant astrological chart. But I find it exceedingly handy if I am telling a client something and they are denying it, to then go and check the chart, demonstrate how it relates only to have them tell me they admit they just didn’t like how close to the bone and on the mark I got with that sensitive issue in their life that they thought no one would know about.
Once in an astrological group we did an exercise where we were told you couldn't possibly guess the identity of a celebrity by having their chart in front of you (with the date, time and location of birth missing). We had to look at three charts. I got two right and the one I missed was because I was sure that the year of birth of the individual was different. If you know the energy of a person you can get an intuitive sense of them through the chart and vice versa. Our birth chart is not so much about being a sign of our limitations, but how we can make themost of our positive potentials.
In any case, when you have your correct time, date, and place of birth, astrological consultations are particularly helpful for gaining pin point accurate information and understanding of how to make the most of your divine blue print for this life.
For connection with passed over loved ones, to bring clarity, closure and progression for all involved. Some mediums work with photos, others without photos, some do both. Some work in a method known either as ‘trance mediumship’ or ‘physical mediumship.’ This latter form involves manifesting the passed over loved one’s message directly through the medium as the channel, with the voice changing and the appearance of the person’s face appearing to change whilst overshadowed by the being they are channeling. The physical medium may recall some or none of the information that was provided through them. Medium readings are not naturally predictive, except for warnings or comments about how they may be assisting you from the other side with a particular concern or matter. They do tend to be very reliable in predicting pregnancies. After all, they are speaking from the same realm from which the child will be leaving to be born. However as for predicting future outcomes, a medium reading is not really a realm for doing so generally.
Mediums will work in different ways and for different reasons. It is best when seeking a medium reading to do so to connect with passed over people you actually knew, and not for entertainment. If you did not know or were not related to the passed over soul in life it will be at times impossible for you to confirm that what is being conveyed by the medium is accurate, and therefore impossible to confirm that contact with that one being has been established as their identity needs to be confirmed and discerned before offering their messages up. However often people will come and ask about a grandparent they never knew and we can get very accurate information.
The nature the passed over being had in life, is often how they will be in passing. Some will evolve through passing, but if someone was abusive and controlling in life, you may want to consider carefully just how much of what they have to say is really worth taking on board as it is unlikely that they will have suddenly evolved into a guru sage wise one in passing.
Some passed over souls will transition immediately in a lightning flash, ready to convey messages in an instant, yet others can take anything up to a year or more to be fluent. There may have been an lengthy, serious, ongoing illness that contributed directly to their passing and I have seen in some cases they can feel as light as a feather immediately on passing, yet others can take longer to process everything. Sometimes they are ready to speak to you striaght off, others may not be. Sometimes who you contact in a medium reading may not have been who you sought. Mediums are not supposed to control or conjure the dead. The passe dover loved one is either there, or not. I do not believe as per popular belief that "they are there all the time." I have had a near death experience as a young child in which I conversed extensively with the passed over souls and I believe from my experience both over there and back here on planet earth that like us living folk, we all have things to do, and places to go. So if seeking a medium reading, it is prorbably a good idea to ask the passed over loved one to come with you on the date and time you are going to the appointment. It sounds ridiculous and possibly is, however i have found it works wonders.
When not to have a medium reading:-
Psychic/ Spiritual Art Readings
Drawings with readings, connection with and guidance from your animal guides, aura, the angelic realms and energies, fairy and goddess/ god energy, earth energies, your past lives, dreams, healing, wealth, or protective talismans, tarot images, spirit guides, soul path or soul drawing, and so on. This kind of reading tends to put you more in touch with your spirituality and provides more spiritual guidance, getting you in touch with the realm chosen as part of your session to be drawn and connected with. When connecting to spirit guides in readings, they are a much higher vibrational energy than passed over loved ones, and of greater ability to guide you in a positive spiritual and life direction.
More and more companies and corporations secretly seek psychics for guidance on matters from logos, company colors, numbers, names, mergers and acquisitions, executive hiring, firing and group dynamics, investigative work, shares, stocks, trading, selling, buying, business guidance and the hidden edge in putting forward tenders, finance, money movements, and especially high end business negotiations. Some even have psychics and clairvoyants sitting in on high level negotiations. I was once such a senior executive, utilized for my intuitive skill in knowing what length and degree a deal could be stretched, to get to the truth of the matter, and get the best outcome. I have since leaving the corporate world been hidden in the consultative wings at times in business deals and negotiations valued into millions of dollars.
Some practitioners offer spiritual guidance and will focus primarily on helping you see all of the positive potentials in your life as being entirely achievable realities, they will offer this guidance often by no tools except the energies they feel guided by. These readings tend to be ‘feel good’ type experiences, but may skip across the top of issues and events without stopping to look deeper into what is underlying the find the root cause. Often if cards are used in this kind of reading they will be angel cards, or light hearted inspirational cards of a sort. In this kind of reading, whatever energy you are projecting is what the will pick up on and read, making it extremely difficult for a person who is suffering a mental illness, living in denial, or not being genuine to have a genuinely accurate reading that gets right into the underlying truth of the matter. This style of reading largely avoids getting the client to confront areas of conflict or disharmony, and tends not to deal with nuts and bolts issues that some regular clients want ‘boots and all’ specifics about. This almost Libran kind of reading tends to focus only seeing the good side of the client and their life, and usually is focused around discussing with you the ‘gifts’ the practitioner perceives you to have, but may lack the necessary balance that exists in real life to face the shadows and illuminate them so as to live fully aware, empowered, and free.
One with the lot
It’s not a known industry term, but I coin the phrase as a descriptor because some psychic professionals bring out ‘a bit of this and a bit of that’ from everywhere randomly in readings with no real course, method, or idea where it is coming from or why. While this can be entertaining for some clients it may not offer answers to people who prefer precision, definition, and clear answers.
When you want a listening ear, and to know how to deal with situations you find yourself in with people rather than simply predictions of what will happen. For those who want more of a counseling session than a reading, especially good for those who feel the need to share a lot about their experiences, feelings, and how they feel affected by others and feel the need to talk a lot in their session about their issues. This kind of assistance is helpful in assisting you to find your life direction and outside the square intuitive strategies to deal with situations, events, and people you in your life. This kind of session can at times help people finally clear issues that have been hanging around and holding them back for long periods.
Particularly useful for finding lost things or people.
If a practitioner has both remote viewing skills as well as mediumship capabilities or is naturally shamanic they will be able to do this kind of journeying. Clients have used this skill to locate missing persons, find missing pets and return them home, and find at times missing things. If something or someone is missing the sooner rather than later you get your preferred practitioner onto the job the easier for them to find it. Note that horary astrologers work on locating things and people however they may or may not possess shamanic capability.
To explain this style of 'seeing' best, I might give this anecdote from experience.
“Daddy, will you come out of there I have found you.”
Silence, not even the sound of breathing to guide me.
“Daddy, why won’t you stand up, I know you are behind the chair, I have found you.”
“Daddy, why won’t you come out of there, I am starting to get scared.”
Silence again for a few moments.
Then finally out of the seeming abyss behind the chair came my father’s voice.
“How did you know I was behind here Jacquelene?” He stood up.
“It’s your colors daddy. I could see your colors.” I became a bit worried I might be in trouble.
The silence and anxiety was so thick in that moment you could have cut the air with a knife.”Don’t tell anyone you can do this, they might come and take you away” Was all he could mouth. Daddy needed a rest that day. And this is an example of remote viewing. IN some cultures they believe that you can place the image of a loved one’s face in your mind and just start walking straight towards them. When I was 20, my father had gone walkabout for a few years and I found him again, only this time it was by lying down on a bed, and imagining I could fly. I rose up into the sky above the map of Australia, found myself flying like a bird from Victoria northwards, I was high in the sky until I came down just over the NSW/QLD border. While to that point in my life I knew nothing about that area at the time, I came down over an area with many birds including brightly colored parrots, and over a hotel that overlooked the gold coast, I turned left at a river and down a street and flew lower and over a white weatherboard house with a tin roof, and into it’s backyard. To my surprise, I flew and landed on my father’s hand. I tried to communicate with him, but all that came out parrot squawk. He looked quizzically at me and so I bit his hand. I blacked out, back in the bed.
A few days after that I booked a plane flight, car hire, and a hotel. When I had landed at Coolangatta airport, and driven towards the hotel, I was surprised to see signs pointing towards “Currumbin Bird Sanctuary.” I nearly fell over when I stayed at the hotel with the million dollars views, and that the view was exactly as I had seen it from that place in my vision. I then drove around the street with the river and to the hose I had seen and nervously knocked on the door. I asked for my father by his name. The lady looked stunned. “Who are you, I mean who should I say is here?” she blurted. “Tell him his daughter has come to visit.” I answered. I waited for what seemed like an eternity, but sure enough, somewhat bewildered, my father came to the front door. “How are you” he said, inviting me in. We went out to the backyard, to his housing out the back of his friend’s home. We sat for a couple of hours, talked about life, and how he had been since I last saw him some years previous, when I had likewise found him and he had been very ill. He asked me how I found him, and I said “I am your daughter, and you are my father, blood is thicker than water, and it is that bond that allows me to find you.” Of course I do not believe I turned into a bird, I simply shamanically travelled through a vehicle for which I was very grateful to help me gain the insight to find him.
Whatever the reading style or purpose for seeking a reading, a good idea is to have noted your questions, doling so directs the energy in a reading far better, as often the questions will be getting answered off the page before you even mention them.
Note however, not all practitioners like to work with questions and instead prefer to do all the talking.
See how your psychic / spiritual practitioner works and make sure you are comfortable with that before proceeding. For more information you can see my article “What you can do to get a good psychic / clairvoyant/ medium reading.” Or the many other articles available.
Jacquelene Close Moore
20 Jan 2011
Last Update: 2 May 2011
Article/Information supplied by Jacquelene Close Moore
Disclaimer - Any general advice given in any article should not be relied upon and should not be taken as a substitute for visiting a qualified medical Doctor.