You’ve mastered the attributes that represent your zodiac sign and perhaps you’re starting to dabble in the mystical world of online readings, but did you ever ask yourself, “Am I psychic?” Perhaps you had a hunch that something was going to happen and then it did — or maybe you could guess what was on your friend’s mind without them having to speak. If truth be told, we all have psychic abilities, but it’s easy to confuse this gift with classic intuition. The (small) difference is that intuition is a gut instinct that you choose to act upon. Psychic ability, on the other hand, is the same feeling, but it’s an intuitive faculty that has been paid attention to, developed, and honed — yet it’s still dictated by your intuition. Because this metaphysical concept can be difficult to comprehend, very few people choose to refine their ability.
As if all of that information wasn’t enough to wrap your head around, there’s more than one type of psychic ability. Some of the most popular psychic abilities include clairvoyance, clairsentience, divination, clairaudience, tarot, electrokinesis, claircognizance, energy medicine, prophecy, precognition, remote viewing, and mediumship.
Anyone can develop these tools, though some people are simply more naturally gifted than others. With that said, some psychics possess one or two abilities while others have put forth time and dedication into mastering all of them. This is one of the reasons why it’s important to have an intention before choosing a psychic; you want to make sure they have the aptitude to help you with your question.
Before you can learn how to use your psychic abilities, you first have to understand how to recognize if they are in fact present. Here are some key signs to look out for if you’re feeling as though your instincts are about more than intuition alone.
1. Your gut instinct is rarely wrong
It’s one thing to have a hunch that turns out to be fruitful every once in a while, but if this is like a daily — or even several times a week — occurrence for you, it’s no longer just a coincidence. There are some psychic forces at play.
2. You can read objects through touch
Psychometry is the ability to sense or experience the history or past of an object or person by means of touch — and occasionally, smell and taste. While it’s not a term we hear too often, it’s actually a common ability for psychics because they already have the power to know pieces of information about people, places, and things through psychic readings.
3. You’re experiencing déjà vu
Psychometry and déjà vu go hand-in-hand. If you have perpetual feelings that you’ve been someplace before (even though you haven’t), or that a certain scenario seems to be repeating itself, you’re experiencing déjà vu. This could be an indicator that you’re picking up vibes from a person from a past life that is trying to harmonize with your current life.
4. You feel as though you can communicate with the dead.
Psychics rely on spirit guides, such as the deceased, to help gather information during a reading. Whether information is coming to you in your dreams, in the form of signs, or as a vision, it’s possible that the departed are trying to tell you something. With that said, you could possess mediumship skills. Note that while all mediums are psychic, not all psychics are mediums so this is an extra special gift.
5. You’re having vivid dreams
We’re not talking about nightmares after watching a scary movie or strange dreams influenced by a nightcap or two. The vivid dreams visualized by those with psychic abilities often leave a long-lasting impression for hours — if not days — after being awake. These dreams contain symbols with deeply-ingrained meanings that can provide insight into one’s life. Recurring dreams are also common as they provide clarity on a deeper level.
6. You can get a sense of two places at the same time
Fact: This ability does not come easy yet it’s one of the more unmistakable psychic abilities because it’s powerful and more difficult to experience as a newbie. In a nutshell, you’ll be in one place yet have a sense of events and happenings occurring all over the world — typically in the form of visions, but even greater than that as you feel as though you are literally transported to another destination.
7. You can sense others thoughts and feelings
People often joke about being able to read someone else’s thoughts or finish their sentences, but having a true psychic ability isn’t just a one-off occurrence. Do you feel as though you can read one’s thoughts and/or send messages with your mind instead of words? You may possess the psychic ability of telepathy. You may also have a keen sense of when someone close to you is in trouble or danger, which typically surfaces as a random feeling of acute fear.
8. You’re predicting future events and you’re almost always correct
This is perhaps one of the strongest and most obvious signs that you’re psychic. You don’t have to be a Nostradamus to fit into this category. Even smaller-scale events and occurrences count!
Whether you feel as though you have one ability or several, it may take a while to learn how to trust your psychic ability, so consider booking a psychic reading to help you develop your gift.