Clairsentience: 7 Signs You Are Gifted & How to Embrace it

Jovana Petrovic
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Have you had a gut knowing about a person everyone seemed to like, but you intuitively knew something about them was off and you were right?


have people called you too sensitive, even though you believe your sensitivities are always justified?

If you nodded reading this, welcome to the club. Chances are, you are one of the clairsentient people, gifted with empathic sensing.

You are one of the individuals who ”get things” on an intuitive level and can feel something is up with incredible clarity.

If you’d like to learn more about what is clairsentience, what having such a gift entails, or confirm you truly are one of the clairsentient, read on.

Here is all you need to know about this incredible psychic ability.

What is Clairsentience? 

what is clairsentience

Clairsentience or ”clear feeling” is one of the psychic gifts and one of the four clairs of intuition.

This is a gift of reading emotions and tuning into another’s psychic body without relying on the five human senses or the rational mind.

In a literal sense, clairsentience translates to clearly (clair) sensing (sentience) energy.

It is often referred to as ‘’empathic sensing’’ or the sixth sense and is believed to be the most common of the four claims.

These people have powerful reactions to frequencies, can subconsciously recognize energy changes, and gain clarity and wisdom from their gut instincts. 

They have empathic intuition, which allows them to read not only people but also animals, objects, and places.

These people are blessed with powerful instincts and are deeply in tune with the world around them, to the point of feeling everything as if it were a part of their emotional and mental makeup. 

7 Signs You Are Clairsentient

7 signs you are clairsentient

While all humans can develop psychic abilities to a degree, not everyone is psychic.

If you are suspecting that you may be clairsentient, there are common signs to look for that can confirm you are psychically gifted. These are the 7 hints to think about:

1. Sensitive to Changes in Frequency

Clairsentient people are often labeled as HSP, or highly sensitive because they are naturally wired to feel things more intensely than other people do.

They are more alert and their nervous system and energy centers are more receptive to inputs.

If you are clairsentient, you get more sensory and intuitive hints than other people do daily.

This can be extremely overwhelming and draining, as you may be more easily triggered and experience life with greater depth than others. 

2. Strong Intuition

Having a clairsentient superpower means you are deeply in tune with your intuition. You are getting spiritual downloads everywhere you go, and find it easy to tap into intuitive knowledge.

You simply have a ”gut knowing” about something, and your intuitive perceptions always turn out to be justified.

For instance, you can easily read the room and tell if something is off, even if things look great on the surface.

After all, clairsentience is all about utilizing your sixth sense, your instincts, or intuition. 

3. Highly Empathetic

Having a heightened empathy is one of the clear signs that you have clairsentient abilities.

A smiling person isn’t always happy, and a fearful-looking person isn’t necessarily afraid, and clairsentient people know it, even if others are fooled by what’s presented on the outside.

When you are clairsentient, your emotional body acts as a sponge, and you simply absorb other people’s emotions as if they were yours. 

If you are one of the gifted, can become easily drained, saddened, or ecstatic if someone around you feels this way.

You can detect pain, depression, and anger in humans and animals, and may find it particularly hard to digest seeing anyone suffer. 

4. Sensing Past & Future Emotions

Clairsentience goes beyond space and time limitations. People who have a gift of clairsentience not only read others’ emotions with high accuracy but also predict emotional reactions and tune into someone’s past emotions. 

If you are clairsentient you can decipher the entirety of someone’s emotional body, including hidden, past emotions and traumas someone has buried in their subconscious.

Similarly, you can ”forsee” how someone will feel based on their vibration and emotional imprint.

For example, clairsentient people may be unsettled days before someone dies, but find it hard to explain why they feel so lifeless and heavy.

It’s not that they can predict ”death”, it’s that they can foresee a wave of grief that is soon to enter their energy field. 

5. Oscillating & Intense Moods

Clairsentients are always picking up shifts in energy. When you are a clairsentient you need to put a lot of conscious effort into emotional self-regulation.

Emotional balance becomes a serious task because they are so entwined with their environments on a vibrational level.

As a result,  their moods often oscillate, unexpectedly and frequently, and this reactivity to energy is a tell-tale sign that they have clairsentient abilities.

While everyone can get into a bad mood when hanging around low-vibrational people, psychics of this kind can sense this much more intensely.

Because of this they are often misunderstood or mistakenly labeled as bipolar.

However, the trigger is real and is found in the external, it’s just that non-clairsentient fail to comprehend it because it’s out of their sensory reach.

6. Easily Overwhelmed by Crowds

If you are clairsentient, your spiritual body is always on high alert, and you can be extremely overwhelmed, anxious, or phobic in highly stimulating situations.

Crowds and packed spaces can be too much to handle, as there are too many energetic cues to process. Clairsentients need seclusion and solitude to recharge and need it more often than non-psychic folks. 

You’ll know you are one when you get drained just by being in noisy and buzzing places.

Even if you don’t interact with anyone, it can seem like everyone is in your aura, living rent-free in your orb and you can’t do anything about it.

The more people you are surrounded by, the more affected you are on a psychic level. 

7. You Can Feel The Changes in Your Environment

Have you ever perceived a situation or a person as a threat, and no one believed you, yet it turned out you were right all along?

If you have, chances are high that you have clairsentient abilities.

Clairsentient people can perceive danger miles away. No matter if they are near a toxic person, or in a potentially life-threatening situation, they will detect something isn’t right.

The same applies to changes in weather, as clairsentient people are extremely sensitive to temperature and pressure changes, and can experience severe mood and energy variations.

What is the Difference Between an Empath and a Clairsentient?

difference between an empath and a clairsentient

While clairsentience and empathy are deeply connected, they are not entirely the same as being clairsentient goes beyond just being empathetic.

A clairsentient person is always an empath, but not every empath has the ability to gain a higher perspective and intuitive knowledge from sensing. 

An empath has deep compassion and takes on emotions from other people and animals.

Someone who is gifted with clairsentience does the same, but their ability to take on cues extends to the past and the future, as well as inanimate objects and places. 

Clairsentients can read energy that’s accumulated both in someone’s aura and in space.

They not only ”feel” people, but can also foresee behaviors and gain clarity about someone’s emotional history, which is something empaths can’t do unless they are also clairsentient.

These psychics don’t just empathize with someone’s happiness, anger, or sorrow. They can also draw profound insights and accurate conclusions based on their sensing.

How Does it Feel Like to Be Clairsentient?

how does it feel like to be clairsentient

If you are clairsentient, you have access to the emotional and psychic spectrum many people don’t.

However, this can be both a blessing and a curse, depending on how empowered and accepting of your gift you are. Here is how having this gift can make you feel:

If You Are an Empowered Clairsentient

When you are in tune with your intuition and trust your sentience, you are given the advantage of foresing events and behaviors based on your emotional intuition.

You can establish boundaries on time, empathize, offer timely support, and sense the truth about something or someone.

You find clarity and a greater understanding of your environment and people through inputs you get from your gut instincts. 

Clairsentient abilities can serve as a strong protective mechanism that can save you from danger, help you avoid toxic relationships and environments, and help you save others from harm.

Simultaneously, you can pick up if someone or something is right for you and if their energy is nourishing.

You can’t be fooled, and have the power to offer emotional healing and assist others on their emotional healing journey. 

If You Are an Unempowered Clairsentient

Clairsentience comes with challenges and can be hard to deal with if you negate it or don’t trust yourself.

Because you take on so much, you may easily become depressed and feel misunderstood, lost, and hopeless.

Clairsentient people have a gift of perceiving (sensing) something that’s not tangible and has no visible proof in 3D reality.

Unless you’ve learned how to trust your intuitive discernment, you may be prone to second-guessing and overanalyzing. Many think they are paranoid or going crazy. 

You may frequently have emotional and adrenal burnouts, dissociate and detach. Or, you may use other conscious or unconscious mechanisms to block out psychic stimuli, especially if you are picking up on heavy vibrations.

You may want to isolate yourself frequently and find it hard to establish boundaries with people, especially if an emotional bond is strong. 

How Can You Develop Your Clairsentience?

how can you develop your clairsentience

Navigating psychic gifts isn’t an easy task. It takes time and patience to fully understand clairsentience and utilize its power.

This is how to develop clairsentience and become an empowered psychic:

  • Spend time in solace & nature. As a clairsentient, you need peace and a lot of alone time. Embrace and honor this need, and don’t push yourself to be more social or ‘’out there’’ than you are ready for. The more you push yourself, the more overwhelmed and unbalanced you will be. 
  • Practice self-compassion. You have a gift of empathy, so start by showing yourself some compassion. You are taking in a lot, so be gentle and aware of your psychic nature to avoid stuffing emotions down and quieting your intuition. The less judgemental of yourself you are, the more you’ll be able to hear your gut instinct. 
  • Do the shadow work. Intuitive sensing brings up insecurities, fears, and doubt to the surface. The more you integrate the shadow the better you’ll understand what you are picking up intuitively. 
  • Practice mindful detachment. A lot of what you experience is what you absorb from the environment and what is mirrored to you. Reflect on what emotions are trying to tell you, and practice discerning what is yours and what you’ve picked up. 
  • Trust yourself. You are not imagining things. Learn how to trust your intuition and your discernment, but don’t expect to be understood. The only person you need to trust is yourself. Try reading people and places and going with what you feel. If something is off, make it a point to stay away from it, without having to justify yourself. 


Clairsentience is a superpower that can help you navigate the world with a greater understanding of why and how things happen, and how people operate. These are some of the few blessed people. Once such a gift is embraced, true enlightenment and miracles happen.  

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Jovana Petrovic is a writer, holistic tarot reader, and traditional Western astrologer. She possesses clairaudient and clairvoyant abilities, which she uses to help others tap into their purpose, release old patterns, and realize their fullest potential. Her practice blends intuitive guidance with psychic tools, knowledge, and experience. As a graduate Pedagogist and spirituality enthusiast, Jovana uses her expertise to help people navigate through their spiritual awakening and heal their inner child. Besides tarot and astrology, she practices incorporating shadow work, self-love techniques, and chakra healing.