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 are also a wide range of talents, from simple intuition to channeling other entities. This section of the AskAstrology website explores and explains different psychic reading skills.
What is Scrying?
Scrying, also known by various names such as “seeing” or “peeping” (Wikipedia), is the practice of looking into a reflective surface and detecting significant messages or visions. The objective might be personal guidance, prophecy, revelation, or inspiration, and the chosen tool might be a crystal ball, mirror, or scrying bowl (which contains water as the reflective surface).
Learning to Scry
Scrying involves entering a trance state with the help of the reflective tool as both the anchor to the earthbound world and the tool to see through and into the spiritual world. If you wish to try scrying to see if you have this psychic skill, first determine which tool “feels” right to you. You may find that a crystal ball does not connect with you while you know you have always been drawn to water.
You may even remember times in your life when you had revelations when you were looking at the standing water of a lake, or in your tub before you get into the bath, or in the basin of your sink just before you started to wash dishes.
It is possible you have had psychic moments looking at yourself in a mirror, a moment when you no longer saw your image, but lost track of time, and realized some truth or awareness while staring at your reflection.
Test each object and determine if one “speaks” to you more than another. Once you determine which tool you want to use for your experiment, begin to work towards a meditative moment by regulating your breathing and staring at the tool. It is not “hard concentration” you want to achieve, but rather “relaxed openness”. You do not want to “force open” your skill, which rarely, if ever works. Instead you want to “allow” the skill to reveal itself. It may take more than one try to gain access, and several failed tries to confirm you do not have the skill.
The Many Uses of Scrying
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 view, the view to the future is a potential that can be altered or secured by the revelation of the 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.
The scryer will use his or her chosen tool to seek a precognitive message or vision. Essentially, a scryer is a clairvoyant who has the ability but needs or chooses to use a reflective tool to access or focus his or her ability.
Retrocognition is the ability to look back into the past. A practitioner who has this skill can help clients recall the 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.
Sometimes the scryer will see a story, like watching a television show. They can relate the story to the client in the hopes that the message will be clear. In other words, the message from spirit through the scrying tool does not have to be “realistic”. Spirit may choose to provide the message in a fable or creative story that the scryer shares with you to interpret.
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.