What is the difference between a psychic and a clairvoyant?

What is the difference between a psychic and a clairvoyant?

What is the difference between a psychic and a clairvoyant?. When seeking spiritual counsellors, it is valuable to understand that the difference is between a psychic and a clairvoyant.

Every clairvoyant possesses psychic abilities, but not every psychic has the capacity to be a clairvoyant. The clairvoyant can facilitate connections between people on earth and a spirit on the other side.

We often get the question of what the difference is between a psychic and a medium. People want to know who to turn to with specific questions. Here we will describe the difference between a medium and a psychic for you and indicate with which questions you can turn to them. 


The terms clairvoyant and psychics are often used interchangeably. This is understandable because clairvoyance is a common gift of a psychic. Clairvoyance is a paranormal gift, which means that the clairvoyant sees visions. The clairvoyant can perceive images in an extrasensory way.

The images that the clairvoyant sees are of events that take place in a different place and at a different time. The events can take place in the past, present or in the future.

You can go to a clairvoyant with many different questions. Questions in the field of love, family, work or money, for example. They can get messages from the past, present or the future.


A psychic often has different psychic abilities. Clairvoyance is an example of this, but clairvoyant are gifts available to a psychic. A psychic can have one of these gifts, but also a combination of several awards. The term psychic is therefore actually used as an umbrella term.

A psychic can help you in various ways, depending on what gifts he or she has. You can usually ask more of a wide range of questions. In addition, psychiatrists can use various aids in their readings, such as tarot cards, angel cards, a shuttle, etc.


In addition to paranormal gifts, a medium also has the ability to make contact with certain entities such as deceased persons (and sometimes animals), angels, demons, etc. The term medium, therefore, literally stands for the contact person. Mediums can get feelings, images, sentences, words from spirits. They can pass this on to the person for whom they are intended or to whom they relate.

In addition to the gift to make contact with deceased persons, a medium can also have other paranormal gifts. This is often a combination. For example, mediums can also be clairvoyant, clear-sighted, clear-sighted, or clear-headed.

You can go to a medium with questions about and to your deceased loved ones. Some mediums can even make contact with your deceased pet.

How does a spiritual medium or clairvoyant work?

Many people consult a spiritually gifted person to gain insight into what the future has to offer, but how does this work? It is difficult to describe the sixth sense, and this has not been scientifically proven either. A brief explanation is useful to gain insight into how mediums, psychics and other professional lightworkers work.

Clarification of terms

If you are considering a paid consultation with a professional lightworker, it is best to first check whether this person is also suitable to help you. With some guidelines, it is easier not to get lost in the range of mediums, psychics, psychics and fortune-tellers.

Medium or psychic

Both have a sixth sense and can absorb the energy of other people. The introduction is instead an individual experience depending on the consultant and may even differ per consultation. The big difference is that a psychic agrees with the energy of living people or animals and that a medium can also absorb the energy of the deceased. See if someone describes themselves as a medium or as a psychic before entering the consultation. Knowing who is best for your request for help can save a lot of time and money.

Do you wish to ask another question to a deceased person, or do you have spirits in your house? Then it is best to consult a medium. That is their domain. Also, ask if they have experience with your problem. For example, not every medium can clean a house.

If you want to know where the behaviour of a living person in your environment comes from or what your own unconscious concerns are, then you should consult a psychic. Some mediums can just as well enter a living person and therefore do the work of a psychic.

Clairvoyant, clear-sighted and clear-sighted

  • Someone who describes himself as feeling clearly works primarily with perceiving the opinions of others. That person takes over as it were the feelings of the person he/she is trying to obtain information about.
  • Clairvoyants, on the other hand, mainly get images through. This can be done in two ways: a vision, or an image of something that is in a different place or time. That can be vague or sharp. A medium can also see the deceased in this way.
  • Clearly hearing people get mostly spoken words. Mediums that can listen to their guides and spirits are called clear-hearing. Sometimes the thoughts of others can also be perceived as spoken. So telepathy can be a form of clear hearing.

A lightworker can have a combination of sixth senses. For example, a person can be clear-sighted and clear-sighted, but cannot get images. Some mediums and psychics all have sixth senses and therefore get everything through as a kind of film with sound, image and emotion.


Some lightworkers use tools to support their gift. These can be cards, a pendulum, crystal balls, a divining rod, tea leaves, palm reading, runes, Almost everything, even the entrails of animals, have been used as dividing means over the centuries. Which substance is used during your consultation is not essential.

The truth is that the dividing means serve as additional support in introducing and are the guiding principle for the insight, but in some cases are also superfluous. In fact, they are simply the translation of what the psychic or the medium perceives with their sixth sense, or so it should be.

Note that there are also scammers, who you can safely call card readers instead of card layers. With the tarot, for example, each card has its meaning and tells part of a story, but it is the interpretation of this in your story that determines the value of the consultation. If you get the feeling that you are learning more about the tarot than about yourself, then you can draw your conclusions from it.

Fortune telling

Fortune tellers or fortune-tellers are people who predict the future. The truth is that certain people can sense so strongly that they can sense future patterns or possibilities or see them in visions, but this is never certain. In short: future forecasts must always be taken with a grain of salt. The future cannot be predicted.

If a consultant guarantees you in black and white that something is going to happen, that is often a lucky bet, but you will also find that if you consult ten fortune tellers, you might get ten different predictions.

Therefore, consider fortune-telling rather as entertainment than as a true guideline. Correct mediums and psychics will never predict the future in black and white and also make it clear that any form of divination is only intended to provide insight and to explore possibilities, but never to be certain. By the way, predicting the future is officially prohibited in some places.

What questions can one ask?

Many people ask questions about someone else. What does that person think of me? Is that a question to ask a spiritual consultant? You can ask yourself if this is always ethical. If you don’t have a clear question, you won’t get a clear answer either. Many people ask the wrong questions and get no insight. If you pay for a consultation, prepare it well and ask questions whose answers can lead to insight into your situation.

A consultation with a medium or psychic has no legal value whatsoever. For example, you may think that your partner is cheating on you. A spiritual counsellor can input and confirm that, but it will not provide legal evidence that you can use during divorce proceedings.

Spiritual care providers are also not allowed to make a statement about medical questions and certainly not to make a diagnosis. Only doctors are authorized for this. A correct lightworker will then refer you to a doctor for these kinds of things. A consultation is only valuable if you want to see the added value of gaining insight into your problem and want to solve it yourself based on that insight.

What can go wrong?

Many people sometimes become dependent on the predictions of mediums and psychics and do not look at their own responsibility. For example, someone who has been unemployed for a while asks a medium if he/she will find work. The medium says that there is a good job within the year. This person stops applying and waits for that job. The year passes, and that person is angry with the medium because that job did not come.

Then there is the scientifically proven self-fulfilling prophecy that you are going to live according to the advice of the medium. For example, someone who has been desperately single for a while and has lost his / her belief in love is told by a medium that a loving new partner is going to pop up and this person will unknowingly believe in it again and will meet someone again where it clicks. A consultation can, therefore, be quite positive and have a happy ending.

People can also go against the medium’s advice. For example, a medium recommends not buying a particular house. The customer does not listen and still does. This person then goes to live in it, and suddenly a lot of hidden defects pop up, which the medium warned about.

In other words, always use your own common sense and take your own responsibilities. If you really want to know your future, then you must, first of all, realize that you have more control over yourself than you think. Spiritual consultations are, therefore, only valuable if you want insight into taking charge of your future. Nobody can predict that for you.