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Can a Psychic Predict Death?

This post was written by Anna
on July 30, 2013 | Comments (32)

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 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.

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

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

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




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?

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

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…

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

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..


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.

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?

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


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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Written By francess hayes
on December 3rd, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

hi debbie, i want to go to a psychic as i have been having health problems for a while now and i am a lone parent with a 6 year old son and my nerves are gone , i constantly think what if something happens to me then what would happen to my son , hes so attatched to me , naturally so but the thought of what lies ahead is making me an emotional wreck aswell as the symptoms, do u think a psychic would be a good idea in my situation ?, thanks xxx

Written By Debra Robinson
on December 10th, 2014 @ 2:17 am

Francess, your own worry will also cause you much harm and make your health worse-try to relax about this and think positively as possible.

For you I am seeing in the next 3 months,between dec 10 and march 10) needing to leave a hopeless situation behind…once you do, your health improves dramatically and is no longer any concern to you at all. It looks like you are heading into a wonderful hopeful time where things go your way. Be optimistic, but not too unrealistic as far as some ideas/dreams you’d like to make come true. Stay grounded in your plans, but you will not be leaving your son-although this current situation is something you need to get out of. This may be a relationship issue possibly. I am also hearing for you to watch out for someone named Mark who can help you in some way.Good luck to you and your son my dear, the future looks happy for you both.Debra

Written By ilenia
on January 15th, 2015 @ 7:10 pm

hello, im 14, & today is my 14th birthday. (january 15). i went to school today & my heart started beating really fast so i went to the nurse. she said my heart rate was over 200. which is WAY too much for someone my size, so my mom took me to the er & i was diagnosed with tsv. my mom is cuban, & has this weird religion idk wtf it is but she decided to call her “father in religion” & he read cards about me. he picked a card that represented a mother crying for her daughter, which i guess means im going to die if my mom doesnt do this religious stuff to me. i dont believe it, but i have to say it scared tf out of me, & my mom. im scared it could be true. i really would like some feedback as soon as possible on this. do you think its true? i dont know what to believe & i need some help, mostly for moral support because im out of it. please help.

Written By Bridgette
on February 19th, 2015 @ 10:40 pm

Hello. So my mother is a mom of 5 including myself. 3 of us do not see my mom because she has done negative things in her life and is just a bad person. When I moved out to start my own life her and one of my brothers went to psychic and they said that I was going to die at 21 because God is punishing me for my last life because I guess I was a manipulating bad guy? But now I am 18 and pregnant. I know I am young but I’m starting my own life but I’m afraid now. I wasn’t even there and i don’t know how she managed to predict this without my presence but it scares me. I fear hitting that age especially now that I’m having a baby. Please help. I’m terrified.

Written By Sulin
on February 24th, 2015 @ 3:18 am

Hi Debra,

I was involved in a car accident back in 2001 and survived with a pelvic fracture. However the fracture had caused me to semi-physically disabled. So from 2010 to current year I had stopped working to which it reminded me when I was 16 years of age back in 1996 I came across a friend of my mother whom knows how to read palmistry and told me that when I reach the age of 30′s or 40′s can’t remember exact age, she said I wouldn’t have to work anymore. Although she didn’t give me specific reason why, I thought maybe it was a good fortune. Apparently it was a misfortune instead that led me to where I’m currently at. So some parts she predicted me came true, I’m in my mid 30′s and a housewife w/ no kids, and the other part she predicted that I will live a long long life. And that’s the part where I have many doubts base on my current health issues it seems that I’m heading down to the end tunnel. Perhaps some sort of cancers I’ll be getting? Maybe I’m a worry wart or hypochondriac because of constant gastric problem I had and ran through many tests to clarify if anything are wrong. So far it’s too early to know since the only thing the doctors found was just a precursor (Intestinal Metaplasia) which post a risk only. The doctor said I don’t have cancer now. Still I am in close monitoring. But for the past 2 and half years I had being living miserably frightened to death that I may not live pass my 40′s, 50′s, 60′s, 70′s, or even 80′s. I just don’t know what I can do to relief these fear which is eating me up slowly everyday. Especially after going through my devastated accident. I felt that I cheated death and that it will catch up to me, I worried that my time is coming up soon.

Written By Amanda
on March 12th, 2015 @ 3:04 am

Hello, my name is Amanda and I got a pretty disturbing reading and I need to talk to someone again..I never really have had this done before. It’s my sister who had asked about me to her psychic of 6 years. I was in sever abusive relationship and we both finally hit the point that we where toxic. Him more than me. I have been into the paranormal and I swear to this day that Eric was evil inside…He would flip like a light switch when he would choke me. I’m trying to sum this up so it may come off blunt. I don’t know what kept me staying…but his history of a year ago was fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma and is in remission. He was worst in his abuse going thru chemo…I guess now looking back, I stayed out of the guilt of his cancer. Well…after nearly choking me to the point of death I moved out. It’s been a full year away from him but today a reader told my sister that I’m going to do well living back at my parents house and she sees HIM coming around again and trying to get me to move out of my parents. She said she seen me being tested by my spirts with another abusive partner…if I don’t make the right choice that she sees DEATH..unclear if it’s me or him. I was told to write his name in pencil and lock it in a ziplock bag of water and freeze it. This would keep him away I guess…I Just don’t know what to do anymore! I can’t sleep..It just really upset me. Could you have a session with me? I would like a second reading from a different person. Thank you for hearing me out! Mandicoleman26@gmail.com

Written By Kelly
on March 15th, 2015 @ 9:22 pm

I know this is an old thread but I really need some help on a psychic medium reading I recently had. She told me my brother was not long for this world and drew a picture of a grave and that I was to mend our relationship before he died or I would be crying crocodile tears over his graveside. It has affected me tremendously and now I wish I had not gone to see her. She also told me my age of death, and that my husband and I would separate. Add to that the fact that she told me I was an asshole because I don’t listen. A horrid reading that I wish I could forget about, only she told me the names of all my relatives and that there would be a reunion and that my nan and she named her would die in the next 12 months.

Written By Destiny
on April 12th, 2015 @ 10:56 pm

Hello, I’m only 16 and I’ve been through a lot. Some ups but way more downs. I just wonder if I’ve been through all of the negatives in my life yet. My heart hurts from everything and I’m affected with depression severely. Is there a way to stay positive or know that things will look up for me from here and on? I’m just so stuck

Written By psychic development in Brisbane
on April 14th, 2015 @ 8:22 am

If people that write articles cared more about writing great material like you, more readers would read their content. It’s refreshing to find such original content in an otherwise copy-cat world. Thank you so much.

Written By Nicole
on April 17th, 2015 @ 6:28 pm

Hi I went to a psychic and she told me I had a women’s health problem and I can’t stop thinking about it I wander if she was right. I’m scared because I have five kids at home and I don’t want to leave them behind.

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