There are many types, methods and systems of readings employed by people who claim to have psychic abilities. Each and every professional psychic may have one or more specialized areas such as Tarot reading, Numerology, Palm reading, Psychometry readings etc. Though the reliability of such readings cannot be fully ascertained, many people are ready to pay huge amounts on personal readings while some do it for the sake of entertainment.
Psychic readings include Face to Face Readings such as In-Person Readings at home, Psychic Party Readings for a group, and the less detailed and shorter Psychic Fair Readings. Distant Readings include Internet Readings, Phone Readings and Mail Readings.
Tarot reading is the most popular form of psychic reading in which a deck of 78 cards known as the Tarot is used to predict and interpret relationships, love, careers, etc. The tarot is also used for spiritual, esoteric, psychological, occult and divinatory purposes. Tarot reading has a great deal of variables because each card in the Tarot, as well as the order in which they appear, and their position within the 'spread' when dealt, have different specific meanings.
Psychometry is a form of postcognition which enables the psychic reader to achieve information about people or events that had already occurred, or is occurring by being in close contact with the area or object where the event took place. If you seek pyschometry reading in the commercial world, the reader would ask for your favorite and closely worn objects such as wedding rings, glasses, car keys etc for the reading. This method is also used to try and locate missing persons.
Numerology is defined as the study of the occult meanings of numbers and their supposed influence on human life. It is essentially a reading of an individual based specifically upon numerical values such as their date of birth, letters in their names, etc. Numerology was considered part of higher mathematics in the ancient world but is now regarded as pseudomathematics.
Aura psychic reading involves the observation and interpretation of auras around physical human bodies. The "aura" is a set of cascading colored outlines emanating from the surface of your body which differs from one person to another in terms of size, shape, intensity, and color. Aura readers claim to have the ability to see or sense this aura, observe each characteristic and interpret their meaning to the individual.
Palmistry is another popular method in psychic reading which involves characterization and foretelling one's future through the study of the lines, shapes, wrinkles and curves on the palm. Palm reading has its origins in gypsy fortune tellers and Indian mystics. This practice is regarded as pseudoscience like many other psychic readings.
Astrology is closely related to, but not regarded as a science because it involves reading of an individual and predicting the future based upon date of birth, using the planets and stars, and their alignments etc which is considered unscientific. Astrology is most popular in India and surrounding countries.