We are all psychic, but to varying degrees. Even psychic skills face logical limitations; some people are just more sensitive, sensitive in different ways, and more talented than others. Everyone can run, but some people run faster, longer, and with more grace than others. With training you can improve and maximize the psychic skills you have, just like improving your speed, endurance, and grace as a runner.
Sometimes psychic gifts remain dormant until a specific trigger moment, like a near death experience, or they are unlocked through concentrated efforts at meditation and mindfulness work. There are also a wide range of talents, from simple intuition to channeling other entities. This section of the AskAstrology website explores and explains different psychic skills.
What is Synchronicity Awareness?
Synchronicity is a concept, first introduced by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that events are “meaningful coincidences” if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related. During his career, Jung furnished several different definitions of it. Jung defined synchronicity as an “acausal connecting (togetherness) principle,” “meaningful coincidence”, “acausal parallelism” or “meaningful coincidence of two or more events where something other than the probability of chance is involved”. He introduced the concept as early as the 1920s but gave a full statement of it only in 1951 in an Eranos lecture. (Wikiedia)
Synchronicity Awareness is the psychic skill to recognize an event or moment that has synchronistic value the first moment it happens. The person with this ability does not need the additional two or three events to reinforce the synchronistic meaning.
An Example of Synchronicity
Imagine you start out your day driving to work and on you way you see a turtle crossing the road. You stop and help the turtle across and continue on your way to work. Later in day you head out to lunch. Standing behind you in the line to order your food is a woman with a young child. The child is wearing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirt (a once popular comic book and cartoon). At the end of the day, you arrive home and park your car in the garage. When you get out, and before you go in your home, you spot a bottle of turtle wax on one of garage shelves.
Synchronistically, you are receiving a turtle message from the universe and should pay attention. Turtle energy represents slowing down, being persistent, knowing when to protect yourself, and trusting you will get where you need to go without needing to rush. Consider the last example in the scenario above. The turtle wax bottle has been on the shelf continuously, but your sudden awareness of it on the same day you saw the turtle in the road and the turtles on the t-shirt makes the observation of the bottle significant.
Now you have a number of events and meanings to interpret. For example, you saw the turtle in the road on the way to work, not coming back from work. So, the slowing down has to do with work, not home. In the second example, what makes the turtles on the t-shirt ironic is the fact that they are ninja turtles and “super-fast”, the “heroes in the half shell”. Perhaps you need to slow down and enjoy your lunch. And lastly, the turtle wax when you get home indicates a need to slow down at home as well. All around, in your life, you need to stop rushing ahead and embrace turtle energy.
If you are able to see the three-pronged synchronistic message once, you can begin to see synchronistic messages as they appear in the future. By training yourself to be aware each time it happens, you can begin to identify synchronistic moments in pairs and eventually as a single moment. What will most likely happen is the additional moments will still happen, but you will anticipate them instead of need them to make you aware.
Keep in mind, that it is also possible that the turtle in the road is just a turtle in the road, and nothing special because, on the day it is just the turtle in the road, no other synchronistic events appear. Being synchronistically aware means that you tap into the synchronistic flow at the beginning of the unfolding instead of the end.
How to Use Synchronicity Awareness
Synchronicity awareness is a personal skill that helps you navigate life with greater awareness, which will help you adjust and adapt more easily than people without this skill. It can help you avoid trouble, know when to back off, or push forward at the right time and in the right way. Noting synchronicity messages can reduce stress and help you feel grounded.
The spirit world is often trying to communicate with us in helpful ways, but we get far too much training to ignore spiritual messages or get forced to give up our connection to spirit in subtle ways for the benefit of others who want us to agree with a particular belief system that blocks rather than enhances our spiritual connections.
Common Types of Synchronicity Messages
In the example above the animal the turtle is the message. Synchronicity messages often use animal spirits as the message. When you see an animal repeating in your day, across different media, then there is a message about the spirit of the animal that you need to “listen to”.
Numbers repeating through out the day indicate a message. If you see a number repeat, or a number sequence, be sure to note the number and then look up its meaning. You can visit the AskAstrology numerology section for detailed explanations of numbers 1 to 9 and master numbers 11 to 55.
Names of People and Places
This one is easier to explain with an example. Suppose you have a problem with your furnace and you have had to call for repair more than once, but it has not been properly fixed. However, this time the service person comes out, you note that he has your same first name. He notices the South African flag on your front porch, which you have because your wife is from South Africa, and he shares with you that he grew up in South Africa. Synchronistically, you can trust that this repair will be the one that finally fixes the furnace.