We explain some of the terminology used by professional psychics and mediums.

Professional psychics and mediums often use terminology that is specific to their spiritual practice. If you are new to telephone physic readings, or want to know more about the information that you receive during a psychic reading, here are some of the most common words and their meanings.

The Akashic Records

The Akashic Records is a collection of information about everything that has taken place or that will take place on Earth. Also known as the Book of Life, the records are stored on the astral plane and can be accessed by a psychic who is working with spirit guides. The information in the Akashic Records can greatly help your spiritual development in this lifetime.


There are many different types of angels that are always around you. You can call on them for help in many ways. Angels generally work as messengers and mediators between humans and God/Source/Higher Power. A psychic reader or medium may pass on information to you from the angels that are closely working with you every day.


Every living thing has an electromagnetic field of energy that surrounds it. This is your aura, and it is made up of blended colours that represent different aspects of health, wellbeing and spiritual development. Some psychics can visually see the colours of your aura.

The Chakras

The body has seven invisible energy centres that enable life force energy, or chi, to move freely throughout the body and around it. This chakra system also connects spiritual bodies to the physical body. The chakras are located along the spine from the base to the crown of the head. Each chakra has a different colour and purpose.


A psychic medium that has the ability to hear voices, noise or music, within their mind and not externally, is clairaudient. This ‘clear hearing’ allows the psychic reader to pass on information that is received from the spiritual plane.


Clairsentience is associated with feelings and sensing. Psychics that have this gift can tune into your energy and feel physical or emotional sensations that tell them how you are feeling, physically and emotionally.


Clairvoyance is the ability to ‘see’ spirit forms in the mind’s eye or in an external materialised form. The images that the psychic sees can relate to events in the past, present or future.

The Master Spirits

Many psychic readers work with spirit guides that were once great teachers on Earth. These wise and knowledgeable master spirit guides are also often known as ascended masters.

Oracle Cards

Some psychic readers use oracle cards, or wisdom cards, for divination purposes. The cards are similar to those used during tarot readings but are often decorated with images of angels, gods and goddesses, animals and other nature themes.

Remote Viewing

Some psychics use remote viewing to identify an event, location, person or object. The observation requires the psychic to use a long range version of their visualisation skills, in their mind’s eye.


Runes are ancient divination tools that are often used by psychics during a reading. The 24 stones feature engravings that make up an alphabet. Each rune has a unique meaning.

Tarot Cards

Many psychics use tarot cards to enhance their spiritual connection with you. The popular divination tool comprises of 78 cards - 22 are Major Arcana cards and 56 are Minor Arcana cards that include 4 suits (cups, wands, swords and pentacles). The tarot cards are shuffled and then laid out in a spread that is specific to the type of reading you have requested. Each tarot card has associated meanings, and can be interpreted to provide clarity and guidance on all matters in life.

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