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Can a Psychic Predict Death?

This post was written by Anna
on July 30, 2013 | Comments (76)

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

Written By Aurore Duquenne
on August 14th, 2015 @ 7:22 am

Hello , I am not a clearvoyant. But since my childhoud i’ve predicted several times people death i became hystiricel and started screaming all my predictions were true. My mom is a bit frightenend by it. But she told me to tell nobody . I refuse to visit hospitals and funerals . I feel extremely scared a the funerals. I don’t see this as a tallent . When i have a beloved pet or family member and “see” they’re gonna die i take dustance because i am afraid . And than i regret that i didnt stay with them . Seeing the faces of the people and animals that are going to die is like a confirm they will be soon list. I dont know how to handle this. I respond calmer when i see it . But it’s a real nightmere. I dont even know why and how i can do this .
Any advise ?

Written By Lisa saraniecki
on August 16th, 2015 @ 2:36 pm


I’m struggling with fear of my first son drowning at our cottage on lake. We love this place and have much fun there but since he was two I have had reoccurring dreams of him drowning . I’m very intuitive and was told by a Shamin friend that I may have psychic gifts . Anyways this last dream I had rattled me . I was meeting with a psychic in my dream and she told me all about my future including the birth of a third child . She then said my first born (my four year old) would drown within two years . She said it would happen when the baby “was home”. I pleaded with her and she said “there was nothing I can do to change it”. It was by far the worst of the dreams so far. We are very safe up there and he always wears a life jacket . He is also very terrified of water as well and will not try to swim! Anyways my Shamin friend said it was something from a past life and not to worry. The thought of my baby drowning makes me sick . I hope this is just my constant worry playing tricks in my mind while I sleep? Or am I having some kind of psychic foreshadowing ? I’m so scared and is taking away from a place we love . Last thing I have one other younger son and I have no worries of him drowning just my oldest? This scares me more bc it’s like a constant feeling of dread….

Written By Michelle
on August 21st, 2015 @ 12:52 am

I went to a lady who did my cards jewellery coffee and spoke to spirits. She was spot on with everything. At the time i asked her about my mum she told me exactly what was wrong with her which was emphysema. I then asked this lady how long mum had. She did not want to tell me as of course ethical which i understood. I myself knew it wasnt far away but i explained to her that i needed to know so i could be there for my mum and be strong for her. I needed this for my mother and myself . Now my reading was done in sept 2010. She told me 6 months. I thanked her so much as I know she really didnt want to tell me.
Me knowing that prepared myself as mum and i were pretty close.
March 2011 got called to hospital mum was in again had a bad turn wasnt going to past the night that was a thursday. She died the following monday but i was so prepared and i helped her go. My aunty on the sat said she was lingering because she was worried about me. The last time she spoke to me was the sat where she sat up held me and asked me to let her go. I told her she could go i would be fine. She went back to her induced coma.
All of the sunday i sat with her and towards the evening i could see a glow just hovering above her body. She was still hanging. I sat with her all night and next morning at 6am she started going she died at 8am. I held her hand as she went and it was the most amazing experience for me. I dont know how to explain it but its like she gave birth to me but i helped her leave . I dont know how to explain it.
But i thank that lady who i had that reading with otherwise there would have been no way i could have been there for my mum.

Written By Andrea
on August 24th, 2015 @ 2:12 am

I have been having these overwhelming sense of doom and dreams that I am going to die. I am worried because I have a beautiful little family and I am not ready to leave them behind. I have been pretty sick for over a year now and see no end in sight. Are dreams of death always meaning that it’s your fate or does it have a different meaning? Also these feelings of me not being around much longer, is it the dreams causing these feelings? Thanks!!!!!! Xoxoxoxo

Written By Debra Robinson
on September 12th, 2015 @ 3:03 pm

I will try to comment on all the new emails.

Aurore, I can see you would tend to fear this if it happens.Sometimes your mind might think the worst when something else was trying to be shown to you. It is very rare to see accurately all the deaths you have seen. And I agree, it would be more of a curse than a help. I would tell you to try to make peace with it somehow, and go over your past to see the times when it did not predict death, so as to help you gain some peace.

Lisa, I would definitely respect your visions of your son, sometimes we are given these for a reason. However, as in all these sorts of warnings, things can change. And when something is meant to happen, it can do so in another way. I do not get anything about this at the moment when concentrating on it, so I am hoping this prediction is wrong. Do what you can to be cautious, as you have done, and let your instincts guide you.

Michelle, as I said earlier in this blog somewhere, yes, sometimes the cards can show a period of time where someone is more at risk, and this may have been what your lady was saying. Of course she would not want to say, as it can be wrong. But the cards will lay out areas where “something” negative can happen, and sometimes the cards will show it is a mother, father or son or daughter. Again, things change, free will enters into it, and a higher power makes the final decision.

Andrea, when we are sick, this seems to happen to many-I would ask you to do something-lay in a quiet darkened room. Close your eyes, ask your higher power to show you what will happen-if you relax and wait, often you will “hear” an inner voice in your mind, or get a feeling of “knowing”. Your own fears of a negative outcome give negative energy power and it is a never ending cycle. I believe you are going to be okay, but may have a long healing period. Fear is the enemy of peace, that’s for sure. Distract yourself from it as much as you can, begin to believe you will be alright, will get better, and this can often make so much of a difference as to helping heal yourself. Best wishes to you.

Written By Rebecca
on September 14th, 2015 @ 10:40 pm

Hello.when I was 14 or so I was talking with a then friend of mine (CW initials) about the future I think. I told her I wanted to be a musician of sorts. She looked at me and said I was going to “blow up” referring to my success I assume,and she said I was “going to make people cry”. Didn’t give it much thought until in my early twenties after some painful life experiences, I began to write. But it didn’t last. Fast forward to today. I’m now 32 yrs old. Been going through pain, anger and discomfort with my marriage. We’ve been together 7 yrs or so. I started to write again. But this time it’s different. I’m writing actual songs and getting such a release. I started to think back on the convo with my friend. I wonder if what she said was a real prediction or just a cool response to me saying what I wanted to do when I got older. I mean I’m 32 now. Thought it would happen by now if it was going to. I wonder if it’s true. Will I have celebrity friends cuz I don’t have any now :(. Will I have romantic love with a cute girl? Will I stay married? So many questions. What’s weird, my current husband went to a psychic like 20 yrs ago. He was told some stuff about his now kids from a previous marrige that seems to have come true.I guess it’s all in interpretation. The psychic was not specific to details. She did however specifically mention he would love again and have a girl. Something I don’t think I want. I always thought it was me in the vision since we have been together so long and he is much older than me-53 I think. I’m bad with remembering ages. I’ve reached a bad place in the relationship. Remembering the past. Feeling alone. Not loved enough. Very sexually unsatisfied. I’m absolutely depressed right now. All i do is sit and think and obsess over stuff.No job on top of everything else. I want to know that I will have hapiness. Sooner than later. I haven’t had a great life at all. I need hope. I really do.

Written By Angela
on September 17th, 2015 @ 7:45 am

When I was 21 I went to see a clairvoyant who predicted a few things that did come true. She also told me I would die in an accident at sea when I was in my fifties. I am currently in my fifties and going on a cruise, however a friend has also asked me to join them sailing on their yacht. Although I am sceptical, a little voice in the back of my head keeps wondering, what if it’s really true which is making me anxious about the trips. Could it be true?

Written By ashleigh
on November 14th, 2015 @ 4:37 am

Hi my mum went to a psychic and just showed her a photo of me, my mum didn’t say anything about me. The psychic said I would only have 3,children which I already had and no more then 3. Now I’m pregnant with my 4th child but freaked out because the lady said I’d only have 3 kids and no more. Should I be worried I have not been able to relax since I found out I have been pregnant I’ve just been worrying.

Written By Rachel
on December 7th, 2015 @ 1:39 am

My friend’s husband had a near-death experience 5 months ago, and has since become very spiritual (he was not at all before), and claims to know things in a psychic way. I’m scared to death because he said I will die before my husband. I’m in good health but now I cannot stop being afraid I will die before him.

Written By lee
on December 9th, 2015 @ 1:27 am

I went to a Physic years ago and was told that someone very special to me (male) would die. Two years later He died and yes he was very special to me. I was also told that I would never have to worry about money but they also didnt see marriage in my future??

Written By sue
on December 26th, 2015 @ 11:51 am

A psychic said my husband will have a heart attack and die immediately in 2017 or 2018. And I will have a wonderful life and meet a wealthy 73 year old. I will also have a home in nj and md! I felt only a higher power would know when we die.I am devastated by this news. Sue T

Written By Rachael Bloor
on January 17th, 2016 @ 5:41 pm

Hi I went to see a clairvoyant 17years ago that is well respected and she told me quite a lot that was very specific about my life and family. Much of this has come true Good and bad but one thing she said has been worrying me a lot. She said that my son would love many but marry few and I know this sounds silly but is this a way of saying he will die young? He was only 2 when I went to see her and now is 20. She said that he would have a bright light round him at 12/13 and he was selected for the national team in sport . as I said loads of other things have come true but I am so worried that he will die young. I just wondered if this is language used perhaps to say this is what will happen?? Thank you rachael

Written By Joe
on January 25th, 2016 @ 5:19 am

You say it’s difficult to predict death. How come I am able to? Since the age of 3 I have had “dreams” that people, normally me, pass and how they pass and the next day or few days later, someone close to me, family, friend or neighbor go through the exact death. I never know who it will be til it happens.

Written By Cameron
on February 3rd, 2016 @ 5:23 am

Well then please help me ma’am!!! IM 21 and I have been seeing random people (and animals) deaths over the years, yet I have no idea what to do with it! surely we cant just get these for no reason! Ive had a dream that happened in waking life and I just cant deny that these dreams are happening to me anymore. no I’m ready to face them and see what they’re about but I have no idea where to start…

Written By Gary
on February 5th, 2016 @ 9:04 pm

Would like reading on an up coming mri on my foot. What do you see.Thank you.

Written By Debra
on April 6th, 2016 @ 2:00 am

Just remember-at least in Christian based beliefs, anything that brings fear is not of the Light/God. This will help you discern which is negative/dark and which is of the Light. Any predictions that bring you fear are not usually accurate because they are not from the Light in my opinion. The light will usually send warnings to prevent an accident or tragedy. Anything given to you that instills fear does not come from good…

Written By Nicole P
on April 30th, 2016 @ 6:56 pm

Hello there, I have just had this sitting in the back of my mind for years. I am currently 31 years old and as a teenager a woman approached me and told me I would have 4 children, all girls. She stated the first child would be fine, the second pregnancy would be twins and one would die around a month old of something possibly sids, the second twin would die of health issues as an adult and my fourth daughter would be fine. I currently only have one child, a daughter which I know was a50/50 chance of happening. I am so scared of having twins and losing them young. I’m hoping she was just a hack, because she had also mentioned that there was possibly a spell she could do to help me, for a cost of course. I try to tell myself this is nonsense, but in the back of my mind I am concerned. Do you have any insight into this? Any help would be greatly appreciated, as my husband and I are currently trying for anther child. Thanks so much in advance 🙂

Written By Shellie Coen
on May 5th, 2016 @ 8:25 pm

Hi Debra,

I am 20 years old and i have anxiety and depression. I feel like i have no direction in my life. I also have been dealing with some health problems. I want to go see a psychic but am scared of what they will have to say. I was wondering if you could possibly see if there is something for me to look forward to and if i will overcome my anxiety and depression.

Thanks so much

Written By Michelle
on August 23rd, 2016 @ 2:54 pm

Hello, I recently lost the love of my life. I had a quick reading by a psychic on the phone. She was doing tarot cards and talking tome as she was dealing and turning over the cards. I am wondering if the things she was saying were something she came up with or was my loved one really telling her these things. She told me he was ready to die but i know that couldn’t be further from the truth. We were just starting our life together. She did say he was around me and loves me very much and that he was proud of me for certain things I have done lately. But another thing I wonder too…she said he told her he was worried about me. I have no idea why. I’m not afraid of anything like death, etc. I’m baffled. Can you help me? (oh i could see her doing the cards because she was live on my FB page and she was doing a radio show on UBN).

Written By Tanya
on August 29th, 2016 @ 6:54 am

Hi Debra.
My husband and I have been together for 16 years.
I would love your feedback on this.
When I had been married to my husband for approx 1 year he got a job in a totally different industry (railway) and at this time he told me about a girl who would read people’s palms in high school. One day she done his and said “you will marry a girl named Tanya (my name) and work high up in the rail. Him getting this job reminded him of the prediction.
A few years later I overheard my husband telling this same story to his brother with the added detail that “he won’t make old bones”. This upset me somewhat.
Now, just recently, he told me he doesn’t feel I should enrol our girls into a Christian school because another part of her predictions is that he would have religion around him when he passed ( I also started a job for a catholic organisation approx 1 year ago).
Part of me can’t shake what she said because her other predictions came true.
I know of a very credible spiritual church I was thinking of taking my husband to (also because his mother recently passed very suddenly).
We are 37 years of age, have 3 gorgeous kids, and I absolutely love him and couldn’t imagine living our life without him in it. What can I do so that her prediction buggers off?

Written By Scott fisher
on September 5th, 2016 @ 8:09 am

Hi I was told 10 years a go I would be murdered this year. And its really upset me how do I no this is not going to happens n when everything else has came true?

Written By TRISH
on October 13th, 2016 @ 6:12 pm

Hi I too have been to a physic and I had had a feeling for a while that my husband is going to die in a car accident. I actually asked this lady and she said yes he is going to die, I said when she said within the year, she spoke to the spirits and they said sooner rather than later. I have asked another physic through paying for a reading over the net and she will not answer the question directly…… what should I do….

Written By Valerie Ortega
on October 22nd, 2016 @ 9:37 am

Hi Debbie in all my years I felt I would die young sometimes I feel like I’m psychic am I wrong

Written By Jeanine Walsh
on December 4th, 2016 @ 6:52 pm

I disagree about not being able to predict death. I agree 100% NOT to tell an individual of an upcoming death for themselves nor their loved ones.

I am NOT a psychic reader but I am intuitive. I have been told by my guides(?) of upcoming deaths to individuals I would have conversations with. Within weeks/days that said individual(s) did indeed pass away.

Recently, I’ve noticed a pattern with family pets. Their pet would greet me with great joy and happiness – to the point of catching the owners and my attention wondering why their pet is so happy to see me. Within days/weeks the pet animal would pass away.

I don’t know what you would call this kind of “psychic talent” I have but it is NOT one I enjoy. I feel as if I am the grim reaper yet I hang on to the fact that the dogs I saw for the last time reacted very very joyful in seeing me. Such an emotional dilemma for me to balance this ability.

To this day, only a handful of close family members and friend know I have this ability. I choose NOT to ever tell the person what I feel will come to pass as I believe it would cause more harm than good with the result being the passing of a loved one.

Written By Larissa
on December 7th, 2016 @ 7:23 pm

Hi Debbie.

Last month I went to a psychic to predict my future. My friend always go there and says he is great.
Definitely he can see something.

He said so right my past and my present without I saying a word. Predicted the future and at the end he said my husband is going to die in about 10 years. Said his time on earth is not long.

I am freaking out. Can a person predict death so far away ?

Anyway… I thought it was very mean from him. He has been working with it for so many years… could he be quiet?

Written By Dobromira
on January 14th, 2017 @ 10:17 am

Hello Debbie,
Could you predict when will I die old.
I am 35 Bulgaria.
Dobromira Pirard

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