6 Signs You’re Having a Clairvoyant Experience (not going nuts)

Clairvoyant experiences can come in all shapes and sizes.

Some clairvoyant psychics describe their experiences like tiny movies playing in their head.

Others receive vivid dreams of departed loved ones or future events! While others describe seeing twinkly lights or orbs. (The twinkly lights are oh-so-pretty!)

So how can you tell if you’re TRULY experiencing clairvoyance, or it was just last night’s Taco Bell bender (no judgment here, soft tacos are awesome!).

Here are 5 without-a-doubt ways to tell if you’re having a clairvoyant experience!

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6 Signs You’re Having a Clairvoyant Experience

1. You keep seeing the same image, vision, or symbol… over and over again

Did you know that clairvoyance can come in two ways: literal or symbolic? (A symbol can be literally anything!)

Here’s what I mean:

You might see something literal (like a picture of a chocolate cake in your mind before someone has a birthday) or something more cryptic, like a candle (that could mean anything – from birthday to romantic V-day date).

Whether it’s literal or symbolic, if you keep seeing the same image over and over again, it’s probably your clairvoyance trying to tell you something!

Super Helpful Tip: 

Usually, you’ll see the symbol/object/vision in your mind’s eye.

But you could also see a symbol in “real life”. For instance, you might see the number 3 in your minds eye, or you could keep looking at the clock at 3:33.

Sometimes, clairvoyant symbols can make you feel like you’re in a massive game of charades with your spirit guides (give me a hint, already!).

So if you’re not immediately sure what the message is, don’t worry! Your Spirit Guides and Higher Self are just trying to communicate with you the best they can — they are not intending to frustrate or confuse you.

Right now, the important part is that you’re receiving their messages!

The meanings will come in time. (Trust me, I’ve been there, done that!)

BTW: You can also get a psychic reading to connect with your spirit guides and ask them what’s up with the symbols you keep seeing!

2. This isn’t the first time you’ve seen something that’s come true

If you’ve had a knack for premonitions… i.e. seeing things fly off the shelf just before your cat chases a fly up there, you’re probably having a clairvoyant experience!

The tricky thing is that clairvoyant experiences are like a box a’ chocolates…. You just never know what they’re going to be (but we’re all hoping for caramel, right?)!

Maybe in the past, you’ve had vivid psychic dreams that turned out to be right, but now you’re seeing symbols or having visions, or vice versa.

Either way, if you’ve been prone to receiving clairvoyant messages before, you’ll continue to receive them.

If you sense you are having a clairvoyant experience, go with it… Even if it looks a little different than you’re used to.

New ways of experiencing clairvoyance mean that your psychic abilities are developing. Yay! :)

3. It feels different than when you daydream

We’ve all been there. Your bosses mandatory 4pm Friday meeting just won’t end. Your mind drifts back to your Costa Rica vacation where you sipped Sangria on the beach and thought about never coming back.

That’s a lovely daydream, but probably not a clairvoyant experience.

While an active imagination and daydream life ARE both signs that you’re a clairvoyant psychic, clairvoyant experiences are different from typical daydreams.

One sure fire way to tell if it’s a daydream vs. a clairvoyant experience is if it’s already happened… BUT…

  • If your daydreams feels different than reminiscing,
  • Is set in the future,
  • Or is oddly specific or vivid

It’s likely a clairvoyant experience!

4. It interrupts your thinking or comes “out of the blue”

Picture this: you’re halfway through your shopping list, heading for the frozen foods aisle, when **WHAM**, your sweet grandma’s face enters your mind’s eye.

Of course, this could be because butterscotch candy is on sale and she always carries those in her purse, but you feel like there’s more to the story. So you pull out your phone and call grandma.

It turns out, her pup chewed up her glasses (again) and she can’t see to do almost anything!

Visions, symbols, or experiences that you see randomly throughout your day are a neon green indicator that you’re having a clairvoyant experience.


If you’re going about your day-to-day life, mid-Bachelor marathon, and a vision/object/symbol suddenly appears in your mind, it’s a good sign that this is a clairvoyant experience!

Unlike when you’re daydreaming because your staff meeting is oh-so-boring, clairvoyant experiences have a different flavor. They tend to “pop” into your head when you’re least expecting it!

Tip: Think of clairvoyance (and all psychic impressions for that matter) as your spiritual team texting you. They have a message to get to you and will do this through visions, pictures, and symbols!

5. Your experience accompanies or compliments another psychic message (in a different form)

If you have other psychic abilities (like claircognizanceclear knowing, clairaudienceclear hearing, or clairsentience clear feeling), it’s possible you may have received another psychic message before your clairvoyant experience.


If you’ve had a feeling or a knowing about something, and then have an obvious clairvoyant experience telling you the same thing, you can bet it’s the real deal!

Your spirit guides aren’t ones to give up quick (thankfully!), so you may receive the same intuitive message in different ways! It’s super cool!

6. You think you’re clairvoyant (but aren’t sure)

For the most part, psychic abilities are pretty subtle. Think: A whisper in the wind instead of a full blown hurricane.

Here’s the best piece of advice I can give you about intuitive abilities, including clairvoyance:

If you think you are psychic, and you think you are having clairvoyant experiences, you are! :)

Intuitively, you’ll just know. The trickiest part about the whole thing is getting your brain out of the way and trusting what you are feeling.

To help get you over the hump, I recommend keeping a journal of all of your intuitive feelings for a week:

  • When you get a vision, a feeling, or a knowing about something, write it down in your journal.
  • Then, write down what happened in the coming hours or days… was your feeling/vision/knowing right?

Dollars to doughnuts, I bet your psychic impressions were right! :)

Want more clairvoyance goodness?: Check out the Beginner’s Guide to Clairvoyance here

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