A psychic reading is the detection of information by using psychic abilities such as clairvoyance, clairaudience, aura reading or trance states. Psychic readers employ various tools, such as Tarot cards, crystals or various “divination tools” to focus their psychic abilities on the subject of the reading. The “magic,” therefore, occurs within the reader, not the tools.
Various kinds of psychic readings exist. Aura reading, for example, involves the ability to see the luminous bioelectromagnetic field that surrounds all living beings, and the experience required to interpret it.
While traditional psychic readings were face to face in the past and would be performed with tarot, crystal balls or various other “tools,” today it is common for psychics to perform a reading from afar with various mediums by means of Skype, telephone or email.