Updated: Dec 22, 2020
When you decide you want to have some sort of reading done, normally your first thought is to go and visit a psychic, but many don't realize the variety of readings out there. It all comes down to what answers you are looking for, perhaps you want a specific question answered; perhaps you want to focus on personality traits and life challenges or you want to analyse some sort of physical ailment.
A tarot card reading is considered one of the most popular sorts of readings. During a tarot card reading, the reader will request that you centre your energy on the tarot cards in front of them. The cards that come out, upright or reverse (the direction in which the cards fall changes the meaning of the cards) are positioned in a spread such as the traditional Celtic cross: each position in the spread unveils a story, this story relays clarity and options to the querent. The reader is often someone who offers advise and counsel to the querent which is helpful in financial or love issues.
Runes are often similar in nature to the tarot, they are not as popular in western culture but they are good for those who have specific questions in mind that need answering. In Old Irish Gaelic, the word rún means "mystery", "secret", "intention" or "affectionate love." Similarly in Welsh and Old English, the word rhin and rūn respectively means "mystery", "secret", "secret writing". Runes are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets, which were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet and for specialised purposes. The Scandinavian variants are also known as futhark or fuþark (derived from their first six letters of the alphabet: F, U, Þ, A, R, and K); the Anglo-Saxon variant is futhorc or fuþorc (due to sound-changes undergone in Old English by the names of those six letters). Often Rune readers will have a set of 24 runes, each with different symbols, inscribed on small stones or wood chips. Much like in a tarot spread will help the querent to unravel a story and gain clarity on a chosen topic.
Oftentimes there is a cross over between tarot reading and psychic readings, but many do not realize they do not necessarily go hand in hand. Some tarot readers are just intuitive, but psychic abilities are most often apart from the actual act of reading the cards. So when would one specifically choose one over the other? If someone were to be seeking contact with someone who has passed for example, or advice using guidance without tarot cards, a psychic reader is probably the best way to go. But even in this art, there are several different kinds of Clairvoyants. Literally, the word Clairvoyant means “clear-sighted” in French, and for nearly 200 years, that is what it meant in English as well. It wasn’t until the mid-19th century that it took on the meaning of “having psychic gifts” or “seeing beyond” that it carries today. This is the ability to see things, or events that are far without necessarily using the eyes. Time and space transcend through it and this may be due to the third eye or the fourth eye. Beyond this, there are also different "Claire's" - there is claircognizance which is intuitive knowledge; when an individual possesses clairvoyant knowledge despite any physical explanation or reason. Claircognizance is made of precognition and retrocognition meaning having knowledge about the future and of the past. Then there is Clairaudience - which is all about intuitive hearing; perceiving sounds or words from the spiritual or ethereal realm. These tones exist beyond the reach of human encounters and beyond the limitations of ordinary space. There are many more "Clair's" but these are just a few to give you an idea.
If you want to go in a totally different direction (although many do not realize that this is in fact a totally different direction) you may be someone considering an astrological reading. Astrology is the association between the positions of the planets and a person's birthplace and time; the influence those positions have on the course of a persons life, personality and life's lessons. This is a reading that one might seek out to get a "bigger picture" rather than to solve a day to day problem. The birth of astrology is credited to the Babylonians. They had astrological charts that they used to predict recurrence of specific celestial events. Babylonians introduced astrology to the Greeks in the 4th century BC. Scholars such as Aristotle and Plato studied astrology leading to it being regarded as a science and soon afterwards, the Romans and then the Arabs embraced astrology. Astrological readings are quite involved, and one must usually show up with your birthplace, date and time of birth to get the best out this kind of reading.
Numerology is very similar to astrology, it is the idea that the universe is a system and once broken down we are left with the basic elements; numbers. These numbers can then be used to help us to better understand the world and ourselves as individuals. The purpose of numerology is to study numbers relevant to your life, so a person may seek a numerology report to help break down the most important milestones in life or perhaps interpret a message they believe is due. Different numbers have different meanings, take the number 333 for example. Many people testify they often see this number. For instance, they see 3:33 on their clock or in the subway etc. Some numerologists believe this number is associated with angels. More precisely, many people believe that guardian angels exist and because of that, they believe the number 333 is some kind of attempt at communication. This example is obviously oversimplified but the science of numerology can get quite involved and the insights a numerology report brings are those that can be experienced throughout a person's life.
Perhaps you are interested in more than just your future, maybe you want to know if there is something in your diet that is not agreeing with you, or a personality trait that is causing issues in your everyday interactions. Using the non-dominant palm, palm readings can identify childhood issues, emotional struggles, and deep internal wounds. Using the opposite palm they will voice how you present yourself to others, your external areas of focus, and career ventures. Chiromancy aka palmistry also uses Chirognomy, this deals not with the intricate creases in the hand but with the actual shape and texture of the hand. This includes various mounts and how wide or thick the hand is.
These kinds of reads are good for pinpointing illness before it starts or emotional issues that need dealing with. The aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds a person’s body and is associated with their energy—and while it can actually be *seen* by certain people, it can be *felt* by everyone. Auras can be contagious, which is why you might start to feel extra happy if you’re around someone who’s a positive person and why you feel drained when you’re around someone who’s down in the dumps. Generally speaking aura colours and their meanings are often described as the following:
Red: A red aura denotes confidence, strength and aggression.
Orange: You are likely in good health and have lots of energy!
Yellow: Yellow auras show optimism, intelligence and freedom.
Green: Greens auras show a nature lover. A lot of the time, they’re associated with growth.
Blue: Blues are caring, empathetic, and sensitive.
Violet: You are spiritual, wise, and artistic.
Earth tones: The tans and browns of the aura spectrum are grounded people. They are also career-driven and love working with their hands.
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