What Is The Difference Between A Medium And A Psychic?

In the world of spiritual guidance and connecting with the unseen, two terms are often used interchangeably: “medium” and “psychic.” While both mediums and psychics possess unique abilities that allow them to tap into realms beyond the physical, it’s essential to understand that these two roles are distinct and serve different purposes. Recognizing the difference between these roles can help you identify who you want to work with. In this article, we will delve into the differences between a medium and a psychic to help you gain clarity on what each offers.

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Language Of Spirit

Let’s start with first exploring the basics of how to connect to the spirit realm. This is commonly known as the “The Clairs”

The ‘Clair’ senses are psychic abilities that correspond with the five senses most of us experience daily; feeling, hearing, smelling, seeing, and tasting. Every single human has intuition or psychic abilities. Mainstream calls these abilities gut reaction, instincts, mother intuition, or foresight.

As one practice tuning into the frequencies of these senses, they are also experiencing them in the spirit realm. It is as if you are conning to a frequency around to pull information, just like using wifi.

When tuning into these individual abilities, some are stronger than others.
Clair’s are like a radio frequency where one can tune in and get information. The real question is whether or not you are listening to the signs.

Those in the realm of spirituality have taken time to develop a trust in the sixth sense that comes naturally to them. In doing so, they can receive information that is used to connect to what is being shared. Having that been said, there is a huge difference between a physic and a medium.


What is a Psychic?

Psychics, possess a broader range of intuitive abilities. Their primary focus is on providing insights into various aspects of a person’s life, including past, present, and future.

Psychics tune into the energy of people, events, or objects. Through intuition, a psychic can gather information for those they work with. Commonly this is done by feeling or sensing a person’s higher self, spirit guides, or connecting with a Universal Source.

Many Psychics use divination tools such as crystals, runes, numerology, or tarot cards to assist and attune their abilities and receive clearer messages. Many psychics will work with a personal spirit guide as a mediator to the spirit realm.

One will connect with their spirit guide to get the information and then share it with those they are working with. This is typically called a reading. The word reading comes from their ability to ‘read’ what is going on around someone; physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

A psychic typically shares relevant information relating to the individual’s life, current circumstances, and future experiences. It is common for Psychics to just “know” things. A Psychic reading may offer guidance, inspiration, a fresh perspective, or strategies for dealing with challenges.


What is a Medium?

Mediums share unique validation that confirms they are in communication with a deceased loved one. In doing so, mediums receive more specific messages to provide comfort or closure. By connecting to deceased family members, friends, or guardians. Mediums aid in the grieving process and bring light to the darkness and fear that accompanies death.

A phrase commonly shared, “Not all psychics are mediums, but all mediums are psychic.”

In addition to using psychic abilities, a medium can communicate with loved ones who have passed. They can communicate directly from spirit to spirit. A medium does not need to use a spirit guide as a mediator. They have a direct connection to the spirits who are coming forward.


Psychics VS Mediumship


  • Communicating with the Deceased: Mediums have the ability to perceive and interact with spirits who have passed away. They may receive messages, images, or sensations from these entities and convey them to the living.
  • Specific Messages: Mediums often relay specific information from the spirit world, such as names, shared memories, or personal messages from loved ones who have crossed over.
  • Healing and Closure: Mediumship sessions can provide comfort and closure to those who are grieving by offering evidence of the continued existence of their loved ones in the afterlife.


  • Intuition and Clairvoyance: Psychics have heightened intuition and clairvoyant abilities that enable them to perceive information that is not immediately evident. They may offer guidance on relationships, career choices, and personal growth.
  • Divination Tools: Many psychics use divination tools such as tarot cards, astrology, or crystal balls to help channel their insights and provide more specific guidance.
  • Holistic Approach: Psychics offer a holistic perspective on a person’s life, helping individuals navigate challenges, make informed decisions, and tap into their potential.

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In summary, while both mediums and psychics possess remarkable abilities, they serve different purposes and have distinct areas of expertise. Mediums specialize in connecting with the spirits of the deceased and offering messages from the afterlife, bringing comfort and closure to those who are grieving. Psychics, on the other hand, offer a broader range of intuitive insights and guidance on various life matters.
Whether you seek to connect with a loved one who has passed away or gain insights into your life’s journey, it’s essential to choose a practitioner whose abilities align with your specific needs. Understanding the differences between mediums and psychics can help you make an informed choice when seeking spiritual guidance.