psychic ability in the birth chart

Indicators of Psychic Ability in the Birth Chart

Discover which planetary placements indicate a powerful intuition
Tarot.com Staff

This article's content includes contributions from astrologer Gina Ronco

Do you ever just know something ... but you don't know how you know it? It's a feeling, a deep sense of awareness and understanding that you can't pinpoint, but you know it's there. Call it intuition, sensitivity, psychic awareness, or empathy, but the fact is, some people have it and some people don't.

Having the ability to absorb and process the world through an intuitive lens can be either a blessing or a burden. Your sensitivity can connect you deeply to others and to yourself ... but it can also cause you to be taken over by unrealistic fantasies or heavy, painful emotions.

Certain planetary positions or aspects found in your Astrology birth chart can indicate if you have one of these forms of heightened intuition. Keep reading and compare to your own chart to see any of these placements are in YOUR Astrology!

Sun quincunx Neptune

You tend to be very impressionable and psychically open, and as a youngster, you could have been dominated by more forceful personalities. Your hypersensitivity to your environment is apt to be a challenge for you in other ways as well. Pollutants, ugliness, or dissonance in any form is apt to affect you more than most people.

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Moon sextile Neptune

You tend to surround yourself with people who are gentle, sensitive, peace-loving, and artistically or spiritually inclined, and there is a strong element of mutual compassion and sympathy in your personal relationships. It is easy for you to tune in psychically to other people's feelings and emotional worlds. You may share this type of telepathic link with your mother, sisters, or female friends in particular.

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Mercury conjunct Neptune

You are sensitive to nuances and possess intuitive or psychic gifts, but you may become confused between imagination and true perception. You have a strong mystical and idealistic bent, and have difficulty concentrating your attention on practical or mundane activities. You are strongly attracted to metaphysical and spiritual topics.

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Mercury sextile Neptune

Imaginative, intuitive, and original in your thinking, you have a gift for writing poetry, fiction, or fantasy. You also have a natural openness to the spiritual, intangible side of life and could write or speak on these subjects. An innate clairvoyant tendency could also be developed quite easily by you.

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Mercury trine Neptune

You are open and receptive to subjects that defy rational explanation, such as psychic phenomena, mental telepathy, metaphysics, etc., and you could teach these subjects to others. Your mind is imaginative and inspired and you have an aptitude for art and creative writing.

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Mercury opposite Neptune

Your mind is intuitive, imaginative, colorful, and strongly influenced by imagery or fantasy. At times you are able to perceive things that other people cannot, such as the "aura" of a place or a person, while at the same time you apparently don't see and/or you overlook things that are glaringly obvious to others. One problem you are prone to is you project your fantasies, wishes, and dreams onto other people or an outside situation, and simply do not see what is actually there.

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Uranus sextile Neptune

You are quite open to psychic experiences and altered states of consciousness, and do not have to work very hard to achieve them. You belong to an idealistic, free-thinking group of people who will advance the spiritual progress of humankind as a whole.

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Neptune in the 12th House

Compassionate and extremely sensitive to the emotional tones in the atmosphere surrounding you, you are naturally "psychic" or able to sense and understand much about a person without talking to them or knowing them consciously at all. You are deeply interested in the hidden realms of life and the afterlife. Your powerful sensitivity may also remain latent or repressed through much of your life and then be fully awakened in adulthood.

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Neptune conjunct Midheaven

Your attunement to the intangible or unseen world is very strong. Thus, your drive and ambitions in life are apt to be colored by your subtle awareness, your mystical or intuitive sensitivity. Imagination, make-believe, creative fantasy and the ability to visualize may be aspects of your career, also. You have the ability to channel healing or inspirational messages.

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Neptune square Ascendant

You are extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around you, and at times you can be overcome or dominated by stronger personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for you, as you tend to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever you become close. You may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person you are with the most.

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Neptune trine Ascendant

There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about you that draws people in need to you. Because you have a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, you're able to say or do just the right thing for them. You need to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.

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Pluto in the 12th House

You have a deep interest in secrets, the underworld or unconscious, and anything hidden and mysterious. Psychoanalysis, investigating your dreams, and other methods of uncovering secrets are very interesting to you. You may be exceptionally perceptive intuitively or psychically. Your emotions and subconscious energies are complex, and periodic transformations and personal crises are sprinkled liberally throughout your lifetime.

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