The practice of forming a psychic reading has been developed and honed by its practitioners over thousands of years. This is why we see so many different methods of delivering psychic readings today. Some of the common methods are utilizing astrology, aura reading, cartomancy, cleromancy, lithomancy, numerology, psychometry and palmistry. This is not an exhaustive list by any means.
In brief, astrology is based upon the positions of the celestial bodies (sun, moon, stars, planets), and does not necessarily require extrasensory psychic abilities. An aura reading pertains to observing and interpreting a person’s aura (their particular luminous radiation).
Cartomancy refers to using a set of playing cards, which most commonly is a tarot deck. Cleromancy is the art of casting or stirring objects and interpreting the resulting location, proximity and orientation of each item. Lithomancy, or crystallomancy, refers to the practice of using crystals, gems or stones to form the reading. (This is the area from which we get the romantic idea of gazing into a crystal ball!)
Numerology is the study of numbers and their influence on a person’s life. Palmistry, or palm reading, is the study of the unique lines and curves on each person’s palms and their meanings. Psychometry utilizes the psychic ability to read a person’s energy through physical contact with that person or a particular object associated with that person.
Some of these methods of forming a psychic reading require a true and deeper psychic ability, while others do not. In the end, the substance remains in receiving the psychic’s guidance and advice, and is rooted in their extrasensory psychic abilities, regardless of the form of the delivery of that guidance. Yet, your psychic reading palette may enjoy the variety of offerings as well.