Getting a psychic reading done is arguably much more popular now than it has been in the past, but there are still some common misconceptions or common myths that surround the practice and the circumstances surrounding it.
Here are some of the most common myths and precisely where they’ve got it wrong, so that you can develop a better understanding of what a psychic reading actually is.
Table of Contents
- What is a Psychic Reading?
- What’s the Difference Between a Tarot Reading And a Psychic Reading?
- The Myths Surrounding Psychic Readings:
What is a Psychic Reading?
First of all, one of the most common misconceptions is that a psychic reading is someone telling you your whole future. That is simply not the case. A psychic reading may involve any number of psychic powers or skills, and will serve your best interest.
That is to say that whatever you’ve asked your medium/clairvoyant to look into, they will do their best to. You will not come out with a complete guide for the rest of your life.
If you have too many psychic readings you may get conflicting information making it hard to follow as a guide. Anxiety is a big problem in society in the modern day and this type of service can help you understand why it’s a problem and how to overcome anxiety.
What’s the Difference Between a Tarot Reading And a Psychic Reading?
According to Iain Balmain a clairvoyant from Birmingham, tarot reading is a type of psychic reading that involves gifted psychics using a tarot deck to explore avenues of your life depending on what you’ve asked for.
This might help you to find clarity on a situation for self-care or it might be a glance into your future kind of like counseling in a way.
Not all psychics use tarot readings, and not all readings will involve a tarot deck. Some psychics may use a crystal ball instead or another psychic tool instead of tarot readings.
The Myths Surrounding Psychic Readings:
Myth 1: Readings Are a Scam
This common misconception seems to have been perpetuated online and in the media, but it is far from the truth. Many people believe that all psychics are liars out to grab money from vulnerable people. But, in reality, most psychics work very hard to build a reputation for themselves and to pave their own career path.
There are, of course, some people out there who do not take psychic abilities seriously, and they may well set out to scam people. But this is the case with any service.
Myth 2: Psychics Are Always Accurate
Whilst they are not by any means a scam, not all psychics are mind readers, nor can they all predict the future. Even if that were the case, these things are never going to be 100% accurate.
Your psychic reader will do their best to help you to explore your past, future, or present based on what information they have, but it is always worth considering that there are always other forces at play.
Many psychics will in fact tell you this and will explain that you are responsible for making the future events discussed happen. Whilst they may be able to explore your future, you are the one living the life, so it is also up to you to get yourself there!
Myth 3: Getting the Death Card In a Tarot Reading Means You Die
Psychic mediums use tarot cards to help provide clarification or to explore your life and to provide guidance. You go in there with an open mind, and so do they. As such, there are no good cards and bad cards, and even the death card does not necessarily mean what it seems to mean at first glance.
The meaning of tarot cards depends on the person and their energy, the specific information they have given the reader and so many things in addition to that. So, if you get the death card, do not panic, it does not mean you are going to die.
Myth 4: Psychics and Tarot Readers Are Magical
Psychics and tarot cards are very useful. They can help you to explore elements of yourself that you may not otherwise have thought about, but they are by no means magic.
They are merely people (although psychic mediums may or may not possess psychic abilities) and cards with ink. Their power lies in reading you, being interpreted, and helping you to guide yourself through your own life – not in being able to predict the future.
Myth 5: The Future Events Discussed With a Psychic Are The Only Options
When a psychic theory about your future, that is precisely what they are doing. They are using the information at hand, their readings of you, and their psychic knowledge to read into your life. It is, as aforementioned, up to you to get yourself to wherever they have said you’re going.
Likewise, if what is described to you is not the life you want, if the tarot cards provide you with anxiety rather than comfort, that does not mean you are predetermined to live that life. All it means is that you now have the opportunity to make the necessary changes to change direction and fix your future to ensure it is the one that you want.
Myth 6: Psychics Can Tell You When You’re Going To Die
Just as the death card cannot tell you you’re about to die, psychics are unlikely to be able to tell you when that day is coming too. It is one of the most common myths about psychics and their readings, but unfortunately, just like all of us, they are at the mercy of nature.
There are too many variables at play when it comes to predicting someone’s death, so be aware that a psychic who claims they can, may well be over exaggerating their abilities substantially.