Never Underestimate A Woman’s Intuition: What It Is And 17 Signs It’s Speaking To You

Women are intuitive creatures.

We have a strong sense of knowing when something just doesn't feel right, even if we can't explain it logically.

This is our intuition at work.

While this innate ability can be a powerful tool, some people dismiss it as being “just a feeling” or “irrational.”

But the truth is, our intuition is based on years of experience and instincts that have evolved over time.

And more often than not, it's spot-on.

Read on to learn the 17 signs your woman’s intuition is trying to speak to you.

By following your intuition, you'll be opening yourself up to a whole new world of possibilities.

What Is Women's Intuition?

So what exactly is intuition? It's hard to define, but most people describe it as a gut feeling or hunch.

It's that little voice inside your head that tells you to trust or beware, even when you can't explain why.

Do men have intuition? Yes, but it's not as strong as a woman's.

It’s because women are more in touch with their emotions, and they're better at reading nonverbal cues.

You may have heard that “women are always right” regarding intuition.

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And while this may not be true all the time, research has shown that women are more likely to trust their gut instinct than men.

For countless generations, intuition has protected and supported us as we step into brave new adventures.

It's our personal guidance system, and it's always there for us if we choose to listen.

Some times in a woman's life where intuition will speak up loud and clear are:

  • When you meet someone new in life, by fate or on purpose.
  • When you're considering a significant life change such as a new job or a relocation.
  • When you're feeling uneasy or “off” in a situation, such as a moment of possible danger.
  • When you need to make an important decision such as whether or not to have children or to change careers.

If you find yourself in any of these situations, it's time to start paying attention to your intuition.

It allows for your logic to work alongside a deeper sense of knowing, giving you a more well-rounded decision.

What Does Women's Intuition Feel Like?

You may be wondering, “Where does intuition come from?”

And, “How do I know if it's my intuition talking or just my anxiety?”

This women's instinct comes from a place of deep wisdom and understanding, which usually manifests as a physical sensation.

Here are some ways you may feel intuition in your body:

  • You may experience a temperature shift.
  • A tightness in your chest or throat may take over.
  • A tingling feeling could course down into your hands or arms.
  • The hairs on the back of your neck may stand up.
  • You may feel butterflies in your stomach.
  • You may get a headache or a dizzy feeling.

If you notice any of these physical sensations, it's a good indication that your female intuition is trying to send you a message.

When you have an intuitive hit, it's essential to pay attention and note what's happening in your life.

17 Signs of a Woman's Intuition to Pay Attention To

These physical reactions aren’t the only clues that your intuition is hard at work. Here are some additional signs your gut feelings are reliable

1. You Have a Sudden Moment of Clarity

Have you ever had a thought or a vision strike you like a lightning bolt? If so, you were likely experiencing a sudden moment of clarity. These tend to be messages from your intuition trying to guide you in a particular direction.

Symbols and images are often how our intuition speaks to us, so be on the lookout for anything that stands out to you in this vision.

Notice any colors, animals, or objects that keep popping up in the vision. These could be symbols from your intuition trying to send you a message.

2. You Feel a Strong Emotional Reaction

Intuition often comes through as a strong emotional reaction. This is because emotions are energy in motion and can be powerful indicators of what's to come.

If you find yourself getting unusually upset or elated about something, it could be your intuition trying to tell you something. Don't simply write it off as being dramatic or overly sensitive. 

3. You're Noticing the Energy of Others

Have you ever asked someone how they're doing, and they responded with the word fine, but you knew they were anything but? If so, you were likely picking up on their true energy.

As women, we're highly intuitive beings, and we can often pick up on the underlying energies of those around us. This can be a valuable tool when discerning another person's emotional basis and needs.

4. You Have Vivid Dreams

Since women's intuition comes from a deep psychological and spiritual realm, it's no surprise that it would manifest in our dreams.

Dreams are often how our subconscious mind communicates with us, so pay attention to any symbols or messages that stand out to you.

Your dreams may teach you something about yourself that you didn't know before, or they could show you a potential future outcome. Either way, it's essential to listen to the messages your dreams are trying to send you.

5. You Feel Positive In a Seemingly Bad Situation

Have you ever felt elated while the world was seemingly falling apart around you? Many women choose to feel guilty when this happens. However, it's actually a sign that your intuition is trying to help you see the bigger picture. 

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This positive feeling is called “post-traumatic growth,” which means that your intuition is trying to show you the silver lining in a difficult situation. Trust that this feeling can help lead others in despair to a better place. 

6. Your Sense of Hearing Increases

There's hardly a more literal way for your body to tell you to tune in than by increasing your sense of hearing.

If you find yourself hearing more details than usual or even tuning into specific sounds like one conversation far away or the sounds of nature, it's a good sign your intuition is at work.

Our sense of hearing is connected to our crown chakra, the energy center associated with spirituality and intuition. So, when this chakra is activated, it's not uncommon for our sense of hearing to increase.

7. Your Mind Keeps Returning to a Specific Thought

Have you ever had a thought that just won't leave your mind, no matter how hard you try to push it away? If so, your intuition is likely trying to tell you something.

There's a reason that the saying goes, “The truth will set you free.” Our minds often return to certain thoughts because they're trying to show us the truth about a situation.

Instead of ignoring this message, try to quiet your mind and engage in meditation where you can observe it in a judgment-free environment.

8. You Have an Itch in Your Throat

If you suddenly find yourself with an itch in your throat, it's a good sign your intuition is trying to get your attention. This is because the Throat Chakra is associated with communication and truth-telling.

When this chakra is activated, it tries to tell you that it's time to speak the truth. Whether this means communicating your feelings to someone in your personal life or sharing your talents with the world, now is the time to listen to that inner voice and let it guide you.

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9. Your Ego Gets in the Way

Our intuition often speaks to us in a soft, gentle voice. However, our ego often tries to drown it out with its own loud and opinionated voice.

If you find yourself getting caught up in your head and overthinking things, your ego is likely at work. Try to quiet your mind and see what comes up.

10. You Experience Signs of Physical Illness

Have you ever heard of people having fever dreams or visions while sick? This is because when our physical bodies are ill, it's a sign that our energy is off-balance.

When out of balance, we are more permeable to energy from other realms. This is why it's not uncommon to have powerful, intuitive experiences when we're physically ill.

If you find yourself in this situation, pay attention to the signs and messages you receive.

11. There's a Strong Sense of Urgency

Intuition isn't just about rumination; it's also about action. Your intuition may light a fire in your mind or heart and give you a sense of urgency to take action on something.

If you get a sudden urge to do something, whether quitting your job or going on a spontaneous trip, trust that inner voice and see where it leads you. You may be surprised at what you find.

12. You're Experiencing Synchronicity

Have you ever had a string of events happen to you that just seemed too coincidental to be a coincidence?

If so, you were likely experiencing synchronicity. Synchronicity is when the universe gives us signs that we're on the right path.

These signs can come in the form of number sequences (like 11:11) that you see repeatedly or people and events that keep crossing your path.

13. You're Noticing Patterns

In addition to experiencing synchronicities, other patterns may also become apparent to you. These patterns can be in your own behavior or the behavior of others around you.

If you notice patterns, pay attention to what they're trying to tell you. There may be a message hidden within them that your intuition is trying to communicate that could break the cycle.

14. You Feel Sick to Your Stomach

Have you ever had a “gut feeling” about something? It’s because our stomachs are very sensitive to energy. If you get a sick feeling in your stomach, it's often a sign that something isn't right.

You may want to trust your intuition and avoid the situation or person causing you this discomfort.

15. Your Heart Starts Racing

Just like our stomachs, our hearts are also sensitive to energy. If you find your heart racing for no apparent reason, your intuition is likely trying to tell you something.

This feeling may be a sign of excitement about something that's about to happen or a warning sign that you're in danger. Pay close attention and do a body scan to decide which it is.

16. You Feel a Strong Sense of Deja Vu

Deja vu is another sign that our intuition is trying to communicate with us. This feeling happens when we've been through a situation, either in this lifetime or (as some believe) in a past life.

If you are experiencing deja vu, try to remember what happened the last time you were in that situation. The message your intuition is trying to send you may be hidden in those memories.

17. You Feel a Divine Presence

Whether or not you believe in a higher being, there's no denying that some people occasionally have connections to something bigger than themselves. You may call this God, the universe, or simply your higher self.

If you feel a divine presence around you, your intuition is likely trying to communicate with you. This feeling can be potent and paying attention to the signs and messages you receive when experiencing it is essential.

Final Thought

Women's intuition taps into the collective unconscious and our personal biology. It gives us access to knowledge and insight that we wouldn't otherwise have.

If you find yourself experiencing any of the signs on this list, trust your intuition and see where it leads you. You may be surprised at what you find.