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Can a Psychic Predict Death?

This post was written by Anna
on July 30, 2013 | Comments (22)

Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Debra Robinson, author of A Haunted Life.

One of the most common situations I run in to as a psychic is the person who comes along with their friend getting the reading and, when asked if they want one too, they fearfully say, “I don’t want to know.” Usually, when quizzed, they will spill the fear of being told they’ll die. Most people don’t want to know that! Debra Robinson

The truth is, it’s hard to predict physical death. There are certain tarot cards that can represent it, but it’s usually a combination of several cards rather than just one. With palmistry, there can be indicators of “something” dangerous coming, represented by a cutting line or trauma line, or a gap in a line. But, other lines often make up for deficiencies in one particular line, short lines, or broken lines in a hand.

I remember a local story about a group of rowdy teens who went to an area “psychic.” Apparently, one fifteen-year-old girl was told she’d die in a car wreck. She was so traumatized by this that she couldn’t go to school. Her mother wrote to our local paper about it. It didn’t take any psychic abilities to intuit that it was more a case of an irritated psychic than any clairvoyance at work! Still, this was a terrible thing to do to a child. Not long after, the “psychic” closed up shop.

The week before my twenty-four-year-old son was killed by a drunk driver, he asked me for a reading. I was in a hurry, so I looked at his palm and did a quick tarot layout. And I didn’t see his death. I interpreted what I saw as a huge change coming, which fit with what was going on in his life. I’m grateful I didn’t understand what I was seeing; it would’ve been unthinkable. Now, I think that my interpretation wasn’t too far wrong. The biggest change we’ll ever undergo is our transition to the afterlife; I just didn’t realize it was James’s time to make that journey. I’m glad I didn’t see it—it was better left unseen. Maybe God in His mercy holds back our gift at times like these.

My story and his are detailed in my book, A Haunted Life: The True Ghost Story of a Reluctant Psychic. The uncanny “coincidences” leading up to his death and his own clairvoyance about it (the pictures he painted of a giant heart; the song lyrics he wrote—”As close to tortured as I’ve ever been is lying here wondering, if my heart might beat away and away and away”—they all fell into place when we met the man who received James’s heart and he uttered James’s favorite phrase: “It’s all good.”

So, don’t be afraid of a psychic predicting your death. It is difficult, if not impossible to do (not to mention a bad business practice). And many psychics, myself included, believe only a Higher Power is truly privy to this information.


Our thanks to Debra for her guest post! For more from Debra Robinson, read her article “My First Haunted House.”

Reader Comments

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#1 
Written By Diane
on July 30th, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

So well written….thank you, I agree it’s best to leave this prediction alone and leave it to the Mystery. I’m so sorry your son died. My daughter died last year so I DO know this is heart-breaking and one has to go through so many emotions.

My love to you Debra.

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#2 
Written By Debra
on July 30th, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

Thank you Diane, my condolences to you as well. It is a difficult loss to go through, and feels so unnatural! We are supposed to leave first, as parents. Many blessings to you Diane! Debra

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#3 
Written By Diana
on July 30th, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

I enjoyed your perspective on this subject. I recently had a client ask me to tell her when she was going to die. I told her that even if I could answer that question she always has free will and can make other plans!
Thanks, Diana

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#4 
Written By SERAINE
on July 30th, 2013 @ 11:13 pm

YES! I CAN AND HAVE PREDICTED DEATHS IN THE USA
AND ENGLAND AND ALL THE DETAILS AROUND THEM. IT
WAS VERY IMPORTANT IN BOTH SITUATIONS…(1) NEEDED
TO PURCHASE AIR TICKETS HOME TO LONDON AND (2) IT
REALLY WAS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH. BOTH ARE
DOCUMENTED AND SIGNED.

I AM THE LEADING WORLD’S DEEP TRANCE MEDIUM.

SERAINE

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#5 
Written By Bella Dixon
on August 11th, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

I have a question. A few years ago my then best friend told me she went to a psychic and they told her that I attempted suicide. She then said she had a dream about it. I’m confused and scared about it. With the article I just read should I dismiss the claims or be alert?

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#6 
Written By Debra
on August 12th, 2013 @ 9:27 am

Hello; If it was a few years ago, and you did not in fact attempt suicide, I would not be very concerned about it, as many times a psychic can only see/feel one of many possible future outcomes. And as I said, some are not seeing the reality/truth at all.

If in fact you did attempt suicide, and the psychic was given this information, then it would be wise to realize it will be something you must always be aware of in your life going forward, and to treat yourself kindly, and follow up with a medical professional concerning any depression or things of that nature. But it does not mean it will happen again, just that you will need to be aware of it and learn from your past experience with this. Best of luck to you! Debra

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#7 
Written By Patti
on September 25th, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

I have a question..Went to have my tea leaves read and person predicted my husband was going up, meaning death..Went for a fun night out as the reading was included with dinner..
Cant seem to shake it..She predicted it would happen suddenly when I asked when, she said 5..I said years she didn’t answer…
Very frightened ….
Any insight would be helpful…
Thank you…

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#8 
Written By Debra Robinson
on September 26th, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

Hello, I would not be too worried about this, number one, because it doesn’t sound as though this “dinner’ was held by a real psychic, and as I mentioned, it is usually not considered good or ethical practice to predict any sort of death-because free will being what it is, all readings can change. Not to mention the fact that God, or whatever higher power you may believe in, is the final say in these things.

I would discount the tea leaf reading, and relax. I was told by a “palm reader” that I would die at age 36, and that was many years ago. But the year I turned 36 was a miserable one, being so worried about it.

Discount the reading, this wasn’t a real prediction. And I would also warn others about this dinner, what fun is such a thing when you can get this kind of reading? Not much! I also just did a quick “look-see” for you, and see something new beginning, an exciting new project, followed by a well deserve period of rest or vacation, and a time of relaxation and quiet reflection in the next few years. Good luck, Debra

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#9 
Written By patti
on September 27th, 2013 @ 10:40 am

Thank you Debra for your beautiful response.. I appreciate it.. I will speak to the owner of the restaurant as the tea leaf reading is included with the dinner… I know she has some followers because some of her predictions have come true. But to predict someones passing is totally unethical and as you stated only a Higher Power is privy to this.

Thanks again, and many blessings to you..

Patti

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#10 
Written By Janice
on January 5th, 2014 @ 3:29 pm

Hello, I had been to the same reader, 3 times in one year. I had not asked, or discussed my family member, she was sick. I was given the age of death. That is all I was given.

I was also told that someone that was negative towards me “might be gone, so I would not have to worry” I did not ask about this person. I was not worried, and would not wish anything bad on this person, or anyone else. So much info is given in the readings, and this info was so matter of fact. You can’t ask questions later, you can only make a new appt. These two things came up in my third appt.

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#11 
Written By silvana burrows
on March 16th, 2014 @ 8:57 pm

Hi Debra, my sister in law just told me that she saw a physic when she was 20 years old, she is now 37. The physic told her that she would marry someone with the letter S, she would have 3 kids, that she would have more money than she could imagine and she wouldn’t have to work for it, and that she wouldn’t live a long life. Well she married my brother Simon, she has 3 kids and my brother has a successful business which my sister in law did not work for. So we are now scared about the not living a long life part. Can the physic predict this?

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#12 
Written By Debra
on March 17th, 2014 @ 12:41 pm

Hello;

That can be scary, when they see things like that. I am still a firm believer that free will, and changes on our own part, can change most outcomes in either direction. Sometimes psychics can see a “direction” someone is headed, and if they do not make a change, dying young can be a result. (Such as smoking, to use a common easy one)

Others may see something in cards, or clairvoyantly which give them the idea that something may be a problem in the future. This still doesn’t allow for free will to step in and change the outcome, in my opinion.

Tell your sister to use all the common sense precautions she knows are the right thing to do. If the psychic saw a ‘direction” she was going, your sisters own free will can change that easily. And perhaps if this psychic ‘saw” this direction, she mentioned it, just to make your sister change some of her ways, which she has already done after being told this.

Tell her not to worry, live “as if”, wisely, as she would if she believed this prediction, and I believe all will go well for her.

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#13 
Written By silvana burrows
on March 18th, 2014 @ 1:08 am

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond and clarify, you are right it is very scary. Thanks again, I really do appreciate your advice.

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#14 
Written By Ali
on July 15th, 2014 @ 8:53 pm

I understand the ethics behind this- That a person with the gift of being a Medium should never talk about a future death – but I am more interested in the question of whether a person’s future is set in stone – I have a good friend (and I know you might think he might not be after reading this) that does impromptu readings (no charge) for me, without any solicitation on my part, because he starts to receive contact from those who have moved on. He always amazes me with the little details that come through that validate that it is my Father or another loved one talking to me through him. They are amazingly accurate and sometimes my friend might mention something very specific that makes sense only later – sort of a validation that the conversation was for real. Yesterday my friend was in town for a visit and we were having coffee – a normal conversation and then images / words started to come to him. I have been very distraught lately because my wife has been dealing with Cancer the past three years and she has had a few remissions and recurrences, very close to death a few months ago and then a miraculous turnaround. We take things day to day, had a recent setback, but are still getting treatment and have a chance to still fight this and are grateful for where we are- but yesterday my Father insisted on making my Friend tell me that I need to just “Be”, to take care of myself, let my light shine and that it would be hard to imagine, but everything would be okay. My friend then said “no” out loud and shook his head as he was being told something, he continued to resist and said that my Father was practically begging him to tell me something…that Dad feared I was close to having a nervous breakdown and that I was losing myself. My Father insisted that he was not talking about a time frame, but that he saw me leaving where I lived and that I was alone, that he doesn’t see my wife making it and that eventually the treatments etc. “would not work”. He told my friend that it would be better for me to know now and to accept it and to just live in the moment with her – better for both of us if I could just be “my true self” and that I will be okay. I’ve been so upset all day at my Dad (I truly believe my friend didn’t want to tell me this) and asked my Father directly how this could possibly help and why I should believe this will happen? Tonight I decided that I don’t have to lose faith in a positive outcome and challenged it. That we can still change the future. Shortly after I came across some stuff on a random Yelp review that I was looking up and again received validation / a connection from my Dad. Specifically I was looking up a hot air balloon company for a ride we were thinking of taking, anywhere near where we live in NY state and then a company popped up that happened to be located in the town where I grew up (in another state) and one review contained a complaint about not being able to get a ride on Father’s day, June 16 – a dat my Father was referencing yesterday to my friend, but had no meaning to me until tonight.
So again I feel like my Dad was reinforcing what will happen – after I tried to discount it. But I can’t talk to my wife about this and I am wondering about whether this is truly our fate or whether we still have a chance to pull through / change it. I know that this could happen, but I need to still have hope and this is scary / difficult to process. Mostly everyone I know will just call it BS or will just try to make me feel better and say not to worry if I try to talk to them about it, so I’m hoping for some insight and help on how to deal with this.

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#15 
Written By Evelyn
on July 16th, 2014 @ 3:19 pm

My husband has died suddenly (5 months now) and I just want to join him as I am lost without him even although I have children and grandchildren. If I ask a medium to tell me when I will also depart this life would they tell me if I genuinely need to know? I feel I would be better prepared if I knew when.
Thank you

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#16 
Written By joy
on September 30th, 2014 @ 5:06 am

Hi , i went to psychic some 29 years ago , she told this and that and then said you will die or live to an relatively old age , im now 61 and sacred it sooner than i have planed .
In my head i have always got age 89 years old , was she right to say this ……… i don’t think so

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#17 
Written By april
on October 12th, 2014 @ 6:08 pm

I been doing my tarrot and it keeps telling me a big change a life altering change and rebirth and sorrow i was 11 and had this dream for 6 or 7 days in a row i had a son sitting in the backseat of a car and he was wearing blue and his eyes were blue and i had a pain in my chest and had to get out get him out i got out and held him tight and darkness and i was cold then woke up. Now i have a son with blue eyes and have that fear when im in a car. I hope i can figure this out

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#18 
Written By Vicky
on November 9th, 2014 @ 9:40 am

Hi I was told by two psychics that were very accurate about other predictions the following things… The first one predicted the changes that would occur with at that time my present boyfriend. She said he would cheat on me and leave and although it was a shock for me I knew our relationship was not as good as it use to be. She also predicted other things, however she said to me “I see lots of money around you, plenty to go around ”
A couple of years later a friend was traveling and asked me if I could go grocery shopping for a psychic friend of hers that was old and lived alone in a fifth floor apartment. I found an old sick Irish lady, she had no children or husband. I went shopping for her she reprimanded me as she reminded me she wanted the Irish Oats something something lol. I helped her fix her tv antenna etc and sat and chatted. As a payment she gave me a reading which I happily accepted. She said a couple of things that at the time didn’t speak to me as much. She said I would marry have children and also said “you will have lots of money” again she made it sound like I was going to be rich. I found this very interesting. It was the second time I heard the same prediction. Unfortunately as a college student living in NYC and with midterms I forgot to go bk the day is said I would. The next day I was riding the subway and remembered my dream. She came to my tiny apartment in a navy coat with a little white hair thing sorry I cannot remember what it is called. She thanked me for helping her out and to tell me she was feeling better. At that moment I realized she had passed and stopped by in my dream to thank me. how often do we randomly remember our dreams hours after waking up? I asked my friend about the navy coat and the white accessory and she said yes that’s exactly what she wore when she went out. So, here I am in my forties in debt, happily married and with two beautiful children. I’ve become very sick and no “not lots of money” in sight. However, my husband relatives have made a good life for themselves, but that’s their success not ours. I’m not sure if that’s what they meant. Sometimes I feel they saw death instead and said a little white lie bc maybe they didn’t want to tell me I would die young. It’s something I got in my mind and so I found this site and I’m now asking you Debra, do pychics substitute or lie about a reading to not hurt their feelings? In other words could saying rich really mean death? I apologize if this sounds bizzare but I haven’t told my family or seen a dr bc I just don’t want to know. I am however getting a blood screening at work and see what it says. Thank you and sorry for my long story

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#19 
Written By Debra Robinson
on November 11th, 2014 @ 9:04 pm

So many amazing stories. I just found these new ones, and did not get an email carbon copy on them for some reason.

I believe dreams can be so very predictive for us-either in a clairvoyant way or because our own minds KNOW what we are going to do, and simply tell us before our conscious mind knows it.

Pay attention to all dreams for info you can glean. Use your gut instinct as well-focus your mind, close your eyes, picture your dream or info you want to confirm or deny, and open up to how you feel.

This is using your own clairvoyance, which I believe we all have only don’t always listen to it. Once this becomes second nature, a sort of “testing” which you can do yourselves, you will really be able to feel what is true and accurate, and that which is simply stress or other life issues causing bad dreams as a way of releasing bottled up tensions and fears.

It takes a little effort, but soon you’ve developed your own natural abilities to where you feel you can trust what a dream is telling you, or realize it is from the stresses of life interfering with your sleep. Blessings to you all, Debra

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#20 
Written By Debra Robinson
on November 11th, 2014 @ 9:10 pm

Vicky, I just saw your question-sometimes a psychic will see a general thing and so they can’t give more detail. I did a little “look-see” for you, and I am seeing not an early death, but a period spent alone, having to deal with a lot
of stuff by yourself-and this may not even be totally alone , but with someone who is not much help mentally or physically for you. I am also seeing this time may involve some sort of embarrassment with it, which sort of makes it worse for you. Good luck my dear, but don’t worry about the young death part…

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