The Astrology of Intuition and High Sensitivity

Rebecca M. Farrar, M.A.
9 min readMar 15, 2023

Sometimes when I get on a call with a client, the top of my head immediately starts tingling and I feel my brain get a bit fuzzy. It takes more focus to talk about the chart and I find myself getting flashes of images and information.

While this used to overwhelm me, I’ve started to realize this happens the most when the person I’m talking to is incredibly intuitive and my own intuition seems to merge with theirs.

With the current Sun conjunct Neptune and Mercury in Pisces it offers a prime opportunity to more deeply examine our relationship to our own intuition and clairvoyance.

However, intuition is more than just how we know things and relates to how we work with energy in us and around us. We all of us have a sixth sense — or more — it may not always be so obvious where or how to locate your insightful superpower. Often it may feel like we have antennae pointed in many different directions and it may be difficult to know which one to tune into. Astrology can be a great tool for this intuitive exploration and understanding that we have many avenues for insight often revealed through our natal chart.

In fact, every zodiac sign or planet may have its own type of insightful awareness, though some may be easier to identify than others. Certain transpersonal planets help shape our collective sensitivity more than others such as Chiron, Neptune, Uranus, or Pluto. While the personal planets and asteroids of perception such as Mercury or Pallas Athene create an instinct separate from others.

Traditionally psychic abilities were described through the four “clairs” of clairaudience (hearing things or messages), clairvoyance (seeing images or symbols), clairsentience (recognizing or feeling emotions), or claircognizance (knowing). How we move through the world has many layers of subtlety that some of us may feel more intensely than others. Acknowledging the myriad ways our intuition gets activated and communicates with us makes it much easier to align with ourselves.

More likely we have 10 or more types of intuitive awareness that don’t have clear divisions in how it moves through us, but the astrology chart can offer clues to what may be easier for us to tap into.

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Rebecca M. Farrar, M.A.

Enchanted with Earth & Ether | M.A. Philosophy, Cosmology, Consciousness | Archetypal Astrologer & Writer | www.wildwitchwest.com