We are all psychic but to varying degrees. Even psychic skills face logical limitations; some people are just more sensitive, sensitive in different ways, and more talented than others. Everyone can run, but some people run faster, longer, and with more grace than others. With training, you can improve and maximize the psychic skills you have, just like improving your speed, endurance, and grace as a runner.
Sometimes psychic gifts remain dormant until a specific trigger moment, like a near-death experience, or they are unlocked through concentrated efforts at meditation and mindfulness work. There is also a wide range of talents, from simple intuition to channeling other entities. This section of the Ask Astrology website explores and explains the psychic skill of clairvoyance.
What is Clairvoyance?
Clairvoyance is the psychic ability to see persons and events over time or space. There are three general categories of clairvoyance: precognition, the ability to perceive or predict future events, retrocognition, the ability to see past events, and remote viewing, the seeing of contemporary events happening in another location from the viewer.
Clairvoyance is more often than not, an innate skill that you have or do not have. If you have the skill, then you can certainly do numerous activities to enhance and refine the skill just like exercising can improve your strength and endurance, and training can hone a skill. It is also more likely to see the skill in a child before the child has awareness of the skill.
If you do have the skill, you do have a choice about using or not using it. And if you decide to use it professionally, then you will want to learn the best practices for doing the work for pay. Precognition is probably the most sought after of all psychic skills by people seeking guidance from a psychic.
Categories of Clairvoyance
Besides the three categories mention above, clairvoyance is also a catchword for all psychic skills. You do not have to do precognition, retrocognition, or remote viewing to be considered clairvoyant. You can simply exhibit a strong sense of knowing or intuition that could be easily and properly labeled as clairvoyance.
If you get a strong sense of people, places, animals, or anything else in life, then you are clairvoyant. Most people who are in sales, and excellent at the profession, are probably “closet” clairvoyants. If you notice that you, or someone you know, has an uncanny ability to detect something about other people or animals, then there is a good chance you are not just highly observant, but actually clairvoyant.
Precognition is the gold standard for psychic work since this skill is about predicting the future. People seek precognition clairvoyants or “precogs” in the hopes of getting future knowledge to direct present actions. Depending on one’s belief in the amount of free will and fate in the world, precognition is an interesting and helpful variable (free will) or bracing revelation (fate).
In the free will paradigm, the view of the future is a potential that can be altered or secured by the revelation of the possible outcome through the precog. The precognitive information can help produce the outcome, if desired, or deter the outcome, if undesired. In the fated view, the only free will is how you feel about your fate since there is nothing you can do about it. You are only left to choose if you will emotionally accept it willingly or unwillingly.
Retrocognition is the ability to look back into the past. A practitioner who has this skill can help clients recall their past or the past of someone they care about or need to know about. Past events, unlike future events are always fixed, regardless of a free will or fated view of the world. How they are interpreted can be “up for grabs” depending on the issue or the person and people involved. With retrocognition, you can learn why a person is the way they are or why a situation developed the way it did.
Remote viewing is a category unto itself (visit the remote viewing section). A clairvoyant with this ability can enter a trance state and project their view beyond their current location. Imagine looking at video on a screen delivered by a drone with a camera, the remote viewer can gather information in the same way, without the drone or technology.
Who to Work With?
If you want to work with someone who has this skill, then it is best to seek out practitioners who, when vetted thoroughly, will be able to show you their skill and professionalism.
No matter what service you seek, a mechanic or psychic, it is always a wise policy to look at their business practice, testimonials, and credentials (both ones from an institution and based on their life experience). Talent can appear very early on, but using the talent wisely requires other life skills and maturity.
If you think or know you have the ability and want to develop it, look for accomplished practitioners who are also willing to teach. High-quality people exist in all professions and they all share similar traits in the way they present themselves to the public and develop their success.