As of 2015, there is no scientific basis or standard established to determine the accuracy of psychic readings. Some alleged reasons for inaccurate readings include fraudulent psychics, the path that the reading was based on has changed, and the psychic made a mistake.
There are many types of psychics, such as intuitive counselors, numerologists, astrologists and mediums. Intuitive counselors aim to help seekers understand their current life situations so they can move forward. Numerologists use numbers and symbols to help seekers understand themselves better. Astrologers base their predictions on the planetary alignments of the seekers' birth dates. Mediums provide seekers a way to connect with deceased loved ones.