The world is an uncertain place and sometimes people look for guidance in an unpredictable and often challenging world. People have attributed the ability to predict with magic for millennia. The ability to understand the rhythm of celestial heavens and the changing of the seasons is the oldest origins of astrology and religions. Before understood the scientific explanations of such phenomena, people revered these people as gifted individuals with authority. Modern psychics follow a similar pattern but are less authoritative in their approach to making predictions and giving insight to their clients. Psychics are particularly sensitive to unseen forces of a nonphysical nature that are believed to govern the universe. They can perceive this information and interpret this information into understandable information for people. The act of synthesizing psychic information is known as a psychic reading. Psychic readings can be done in several different manners and could reveal valuable information to the person being psychically read.
Psychics performing psychic readings can use a divination tool to help focus the delivery of esoteric information about their client. Psychic information is ever present and divination tools function like lightning rods to attract information that is most pertinent to the questions the client asks the psychics. Common tools of divination include:
Psychic readings done with tarot cards date back to medieval Italy, where the earliest specimens of modern tarot cards were found. The images on tarot cards are rich in symbolism and each having different symbolic properties pertaining to an aspect of a person’s life or future. The symbolism the tarot cards tell different stories based on the draw and combination of the symbols. Psychics develop a “working relationship” with their tarot card decks. The more a psychic works with a tarot deck, the more the meanings of the symbols become apparent to the psychic.
This art of psychic reading is known as tasseomancy. It was invented in the Middle East. It is believed that one do a psychic reading of one’s fortune by interpreting the properties of the residual leaves left at the bottom of a cup of tea. The tea is not consumed completely, leaving a small amount of water at the bottom. Then one being read must swirl the liquid at the bottom of the cup. Then the psychic reading commences. A similar practice is done with Turkish, Greek, and Arabic style coffee.
Looking into crystal balls is derived from a European technique of the Middle Ages called scrying. Scrying is the technique of psychically seeing images in clear objects like crystal or even water. Psychic readings done with this technique are visual in nature.
Automatic writing is a 19th century technique. Psychic readings done by this method begin when the psychic sits comfortably in a chair and waits for his or her arm to start automatically writing. Some people believe that the words that are written from this method of psychic reading come from the collective consciousness. Some believe that this information comes from the spirit world.