7 Signs You’re Clairvoyant

Clairvoyance means ‘clear-seeing’. It is one of the ways your Spirit Guides, Higher self, angels, ancestors and Divine team (i.e. Ascended Masters & Archangels) communicate with you and send you messages!

How Clairvoyant Are You?

Clairvoyance can manifest in lots of different ways. Below I talk about 7 common ones. See how many of the following 7 signs you tick off, then check the results at the end!

1. You sometimes see ‘angel lights’

Have you ever seen little flashes of white, pink, golden or blue light, but when you look directly at them, they disappear?

I call these ‘angel lights’ and for me, this is one of the key ways that Spirit communicates with me.

I sometimes see these lights around people (and I believe I am seeing the presence of spiritual activity around them i.e. their angels or guides).

I also see them when I am thinking of something or reading something, and am getting a little impulse or message about that.

For example, a couple of months back I received an email that a friend’s husband had passed away. I had read for this person in the past, thought of them often and so I felt spiritually ‘tuned in’ to their situation. As I was reading the email, I looked up and saw a flash of light on the wall above me. I hadn’t seen any angel lights for months prior, and I didn’t see any for a while afterwards either. In the days that followed, I became aware of the fact that this little flash of light was from the deceased, saying a quick hello and that he was OK.

So our deceased loved ones can communicate in this way and clairvoyant people or mediums may see these little lights when they think of their deceased loved ones or are communicating with someone else’s.

2. You sometimes see things moving in the corner of your eye

People who are clairvoyant not only ‘see’ visual manifestations of our spiritual helpers, such as Spirit Guides and angels, but they also sometimes see earthbound spirits.

Earthbound spirits are the mental or emotional bodies of deceased people, who have not crossed over fully for some reason – sometimes due to trauma, addiction or fear.)

These lost spirits roam around the earth plane and there are lots of them. They often find their way into houses and buildings, sometimes they become attached to places and other times they are just passing through.

You may be seeing earthbound spirit activity if in your home, you often see something moving in the corner of your eye, but when you look directly at it, the movements stops or there’s nothing there.

Most people never notice or pick up on the presence of these lost spirits, but sensitive people can and do – especially if they are a member of the Third Order (which I talk about towards the end of this article.)

3. You’re very good at visualising in your mind’s eye or you often have vivid daydreams

Have you ever done a guided visualisation or meditation, whether it is for relaxation, opening/clearing out your chakras or meeting your guides?

Some people are naturally very good at being able to close their eyes, and visualize things vividly in their ‘mind’s eye’ (which is like the movie screen behind their eyes.) Some of us get good at doing this with practice.

If you are someone who has no problems whatsoever visualising during a guided meditation or visualization, you could be naturally clairvoyant.

Similarly, if you are someone who daydreams a lot and it comes naturally to you, you may also have clairvoyant tendencies.

4. You have vivid nocturnal dreams which give you messages about your life, through what you are seeing in the dream

I used to know an interior designer who would dream of beautiful interiors in great detail. When she woke up, she would sketch what she saw in her dreams and would use what she saw, for herself and her clients. This is one way that we can receive messages through our clairvoyance.

We don’t have to receive or see something so complete or spectacular for it to count as clairvoyance, if you’re someone who has a lot of dream symbolism that you remember, and you’re often wondering (or you already know) what it means, you could also be clairvoyant.

The point here is that you’re not hearing something in your dream, or knowing it, you are seeing it.

5. You are gifted (or trained) in graphic design, fashion design, interior design, painting, illustrating or you have some other visually creative talent

I have noticed that people who can easily envision how they want something to look, or have been trained to do so, are more likely to be clairvoyant. This is because clairvoyant messages come through the same channel that you use to visualize and envision, and if the latter is something you are doing on a daily basis, that will help to hone your clairvoyance.

6. You ‘see’ random images pop into your mind’s eye when chatting to people

I am not much of a medium, but for some reason when I am with one of my friends, her deceased loved ones seem to come through a lot.

One day I kept seeing sweet wrappers and sweets in my mind’s eye when I was talking to her, and thought it was to do with her grandfather. She told me that her grandfather was someone who was always eating sweets and leaving a trail of sweet wrappers behind him.

If you’re seeing random images like this when talking to people, you could be getting messages from their deceased loved one, or in some cases, if you are close to the person, you could even be picking up on their thoughts telepathically.

7. You see auras or glowing lights around people

These are different from the ‘angel lights’ described above – instead these can often manifest as glowing, golden yellow colours that you see around people. These are especially easy to see when you are relaxed, the person that you’re looking at is sitting against a white background (e.g. a white wall) and you let your eyes go out of focus.

What you are seeing is the visual manifestation of an auric field around a person, which is composed of electro-magnetic energy and contains a lot of information about that person’s life.

Your Results

If you said yes to 5 or more of the above points, you are someone who is a natural clairvoyant.

If you said yes to 3 or more of the above points, you are probably someone who has some degree of clairvoyance that you can develop further.

If you said no to most of the above, your gifts are likely to lie elsewhere – you could instead be clairaudient, clairsentient or claircognizant.

How many did you tick off? Please leave a comment below! If you’d like to develop your spiritual abilities, why not check out my free, 14 day e-course, ‘How to Connect with Your Spirit Guides (even if you’ve never had a spiritual experience before!)

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  1. Samantha Lynn

    Good morning Anna,

    I ticked off more than 5 signs as I am a natural clairvoyant as well as clairsentient, claircognizant, and clairaudient. I see lights, images, etc. I even have a knack for taking photos of pretty much anything despite being blind in my right eye. People often wonder of I do it professionally which I do not but photography is one of my hobbies that I love doing. I don’t even know how I manage to take such good photos, I just can, not to toot my own horn.

    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Debbi

    When I close my eyes, I can “see” images as if on a movie screen, but I can never make the images out. I don’t know what they are. How can I change this so they can become clear to me? Thanks for any help you can give me. <3

  3. Shannie

    I’m glad to have found this page because it does bring me some peace in my experiences. I’ve been a subscriber for a couple of years now.

    I believe I’ve been seeing spirits since I was a young teen. For myself it’s normally a brief encounter, but I’ve had them try to touch me, speak to me (but those moments are rare), normally they are standing there when I wake up in the middle of the night, some disappear, some last longer than others. Some, I have this feeling of pure fear when I see them, others it’s completely peaceful.

    And sometimes I just know something about them. Like I had two little girls at my father in laws house in Charleston appear beside my bed in the middle of the night dressed in super old nightgowns. I opened my eyes and there they were. It scared me, I was embarrassed because I screamed and they gradually dissipated. But I knew they were sisters, and I knew that they were good girls. ??? Is that weird?

    I know they’re not night terrors because I’m not paralyzed- I can move – sit up, talk etc.

    We moved into a new house about 2 months ago and I’ve had only one interaction. I definitely notice that this home and my last house were not as active as my very first home. My kids laughed when we bought this one and say “mom? Any spirits in this house?”

    Does anyone else relate to this? Maybe these are crazy vivid dreams?

  4. Kathy Ambrosat

    Ho Anna,

    Thank you so much for this information! I’ve had my suspicions but was never sure what to do with them. I have little colorful dots flying around me often, especially when the room is darker, let’s say, with just the tv on and a soft light in the background. I get brainfog so bad when this is going on and the tinnitus, holy cow…

    I’m especially tuned into #2 for we have a house guest who has made our lives a bit difficult. He scares my puppies, one sees him/them often, she is terrified, the other puppy, much younger, constantly has her back leg pulled out when she’s walking In the house and outside in the yard. I see him often passing in my foyer out of the corner of my eye and he taps on everything around me. He loves to blow the lightbulbs out of my Himalayan salt lamps, i have 6 throughout the Home, he will blow 2 or 3 at a time while we’re smudging. Sucks the battery life out of our cell phones as soon as there done charging. He wakes my husband and I all night long by tapping on the headboard and walls. He has wreaked havoc for over a year and nobody can remove him for us!

    He’s attached to me for some reason and is a coward when it comes to my husband and adult sons. They have both moved out now and this is when the activity got worse. Could you please just advise me on how to stay grounded so that he may no longer affect me? He resides in my attics and the basement. I was able to get him out of my youngest sons room along with the horrible smell that resumed in there for years… I have looked Into this class you offered but I didn’t hear back yet from you! I understand that your very busy right now, your life sounds absolutely wonderful. Your book, oh my goodness, I can’t wait!! Thank you in advance should you be able to give me some direction. My health and family really need some help!

    Your favor follower ????


  5. Kathy Ambrosat

    Sorry for the Ho!! Hi Anna ????

  6. Debbi

    For Shannie,
    Yes, I can relate to your experiences. I too, have seen spirits on occasion (not as many as you have) and most recently, my father came to my bedside to kiss my cheek. I’ve also “felt” spirit in the form of tremors throughout my body. You are not weird!!

  7. Anna Sayce

    Hi Debbi,

    Are you referring to seeing things physically when you close your eyes? (i.e. when you look at a bright light and then close your eyes, and you can still see it?)

    Or do you mean actually in your ‘mind’s eye’?

    If it’s the latter, you may be able to see these images more clearly by developing and sensitising your clairvoyance https://annasayce.com/how-to-develop-clairvoyance/


  8. Anna Sayce

    Hi Kathy,

    Apologies for the delay in replying.

    Usually I would recommend a property clearing but it sounds like that has not helped you for whatever reason. At this point, I would recommend getting a paranormal investigator team in to help. They usually have someone involved who specialises in helping to release stubborn spirits from places. If you Google it you might find someone in your local area.

    If that is not an option it could be that you are being called to learn how to release spirits yourself and help him that way.

    Sorry, I don’t think I received an enquiry from you about the course at least not by email?

    Good luck!


  9. Teresa White

    Hi Ana,
    I ticked off more than 5 and I do have a knack for creative arts like beadwork and crochet. I sometimes also sense things without anybody saying anything. I work mostly with the angels. Thank you for sharing.


    I have 7 out of 7.

  11. Maite

    Hi Anna, I have 4 of these. I have a quick weird question though: I used to see insects in my house floor for a good few months… except there was nothing there. And I also experienced the flashing lights that were really bright (I still do). I started to wonder whether there was something wrong with me or if this was some sort of message. Has this ever happened to you?



  12. Jill Farrington

    I knew I had some clairvoyant skills and this test just clarified it. Thanks

  13. Sent

    Hey Anna,

    Yes long time….I checked off six. This year it seems I’m really paying attention and because of that I’m getting better. Had this skill for a while also learning I may other gifts as well.


  14. Eric Hendrick

    Hi Anna,
    My grandfather, my mother and myself all have what we call flashes or mental visions of events in the future. My grandfather had them so often that he couldn’t emotionally handle knowing what the future held, so he blocked it. I don’t have it nearly as strong as my grandfather. However, I would like to develop it more and practice recognition. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  15. T

    I see auras- blue, gold and white…. I always find it humbling and reminds me of that person’s spirit. I am an artist and have dreams where I am shown and told things or am visited by people. Sometimes I dream things before they happen, or meet people in dreams before I meet them in the flesh- sometimes years before. More recently I have started talking to people I can’t see but I can feel and perceive them. Sometimes it’s the living who are thinking so strongly they appear in my room or I feel their emotions. Sometimes I’m not sure who they are…. but I always speak to them out loud….. which makes me feel a bit mad!

  16. Denise

    I believe it’s called clairscentience that happens to me frequently. Before my mother died, I smelled different perfumes. After she died, now I keep smelling either wet or rotting grass. Please help me to understand this!

  17. Fatima

    Hello Anna good to have you back. I got only 2 I.e numbers 3 and 4. Since age 16 I have had revealing dreams. In law school I saw examination questions in my dream so accurately and I wrote them down when I woke up. Also happened to me in secondary school once. I have seen my Dad who passed in 2014 several times and he has given me advice on something I needed for my future and it worked. But then there are so many other things Anna. Bless you…


    Annette Harris 15th March 2018
    Hi Anna
    I have 5 of these, the 2 stronger ones are when closing my eyes I see images of people & old buildings which I have never seen before & feel myself flying over green grassy meadows with Brocken down fences I see plenty of flashes of light gold white blues if I’m feeling sad a light shows up right in front of me, around 3,00 in the morning white swirling mist move around my bedroom if I put my hand out a mist comes & sits in the palm of my hand then it becomes a white light I know I’m gifted my deceased Dad who passed away August stood in my hall way looking at me just long enough for me to acknowledge him everything I see is positive & loving I also often hear muffled conversations going on near me Thank you Anna for giving me the chance to express my gifts

  19. Karen

    I could only claim yes on one question, and that was the visual arts question, which might even be a bit of a stretch!

    That said, I do now recall seeing the lights and auras when I was a small child, though for most of my life I’d forgotten about that. In 2010 I realized that I’m clairsentient and claircognizant, and have been all my life.

    Its interesting that you mention vivid dreams. I wish I had vivid dreams, but rarely remember even a glimpse, though some mornings (like today) I wake up and have sobbed in my sleep. I’ve interpreted that as a function of my clairsentience when it happens, and assume I must be helping to eliminate some sorrow somewhere while I’m sleeping. I felt so much sadness yesterday (both my own and others’) with the death of Stephen Hawking, so I was not surprised when I woke up with my telltale swollen eyelids. I need a good morning eye cream! 🙂

  20. Lynn DesPlanque

    Hi Anna,
    My name is Lynn and I had 5 ticks. I dream every single night in beautiful color. My last one was of my Mother shaking her finger at me letting me know I can do better and expects me to get my life together better. I can usually remember my dreams, they stay fresh in my mind for days. I see most of the flashes when I just get into bed at night. Excited to learn more from you. Thank you!

  21. Aldo Hutojo

    Hi Anna, I got 6 true, but I somehow still unsure of what I am..:(

  22. Debbi

    Hi again Anna,
    If I close my eyes and it’s as if I see a movie screen, there are movements, beings, etc. that I cannot make out. I tried your visualization exercises in hopes that it helps. Thank you so much for your recommendation of the William Hewitt book too. I will definitely get that!!!
    In the past, I’ve “heard” voices in my head during a group meditation. At the end of the meditation I was compelled to speak aloud the message that I had heard. It happened to be a message for someone in the group who just lost a loved one. The loved one came forward and “spoke” to me to ease the pain of the person in the room! That only happened once. It sort of freaked me out for a while, but I’m ready now to explore that.

  23. Farrah

    wow! I had 6 out of 7. I have no idea these things meant clairvoyance. I really love that I am uncovering this side of myself. Anna, your blog, and the website is amazing! Thank you for being a leader in self-discovery.

  24. Paul Schofield

    Hi Anna, I got 3 of them, I am not clairvoyant as I have no visual imagery whatsoever and I have never had any. When I am awake and shut my eyes I just see total blackness.

    This total absence of visual imagery is called developmental Aphantasia and affects an unknown number of the population, may be 1% or less.

    However, when asleep, I do have vivid dreams, which I nearly always remember, and now and again a dream will foretell future events with high accuracy, I am also clairsentient.

  25. Frank B

    The dream state seem to be the time when i am most intuitive…when I am awake I do not find those sensitive aspects you mentioned…oh well!

  26. sandi

    Hi I only see the aura around people, especially after yoga or in church when ones are near a white background. What does that mean? But, I tend to be right when knowing a person or getting to know them about who they really are. WHat do you think about that? Thanks

  27. Anna Sayce

    These comments make for interesting reading! Thanks to everyone for sharing your experiences about your gifts.

    Sandi – if you’re seeing auras near a white background, it is probably the etheric body you are seeing around people, and you see it in church/yoga because those are places of relaxation or contemplation and you’re more likely to go into the alpha state in such locations.

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