How to Follow the Signs of the Universe

how to follow the signs of the Universe

Following the signs of the Universe or Divine can be tricky as often it is only in the stillness and silence of our hearts and minds that we can truly hear the calls.

Signs will be different for everyone, but in my experience here are the most commons signs that the Universe is trying to lead you or show you the way-

1. Synchronicity

Have you ever been thinking about someone and then randomly bumped into them or received a call from them?

Have you ever thought about going somewhere or doing something and then had it all fall into place a little too easily?

Synchronicity is the Divine’s way of saying that you are on the right track and heading in the right direction. Synchronicity is also a sign that you are connected to the potential of the Universe and are vibrating at a high frequency.

Whenever synchronistic things line up in your life, know that most of the time this is the Universe’s way of saying Yes!

2. Animals

If you are connected to your environment you may of noticed the presence of a particular animal in your life as a messenger.

I for one, have always been terrified of spiders but through my spiritual journey I have come to understand that they always seem to have a special message for me.

Some common animal symbols include seeing a black crow as a bad omen, a flock of birds as a sign of travel, a butterfly as a sign from a loved one who has crossed over and seeing a snake as a sign of transformation and sexuality.

When it comes to animals, the symbolism and message can really change depending on your individual connection or feeling towards the animal. Follow your intuition on this one or perhaps discover what your Spirit Animal is.

3. Illness

Your physical body can provide so many messages about your emotional, mental and spiritual health.

We all know that illnesses usually occur when our immunity is down, however could it be that our body is trying to communicate something deeper to us?

Listen to the signs and clues that your physical body is trying to communicate to you to work out what the Universe is trying to show you. For example, if you always feel drained and tired around a certain individual, perhaps the Universe is trying to point out that this person is a negative influence or challenging you in some way.

If you get a sore throat perhaps the Universe is trying to communicate something to you about your sense of self-expression. If you are constipated perhaps the Universe is trying to show you that you have a hard time of letting go.

Spiritual author Louise Hay wrote a wonderful book about the metaphysical causes of disease, however it is best if you do your own intuitive work to determine what your body is trying to tell you.

4. The Planets and Stars

The location of the planets can tell you so much about the energy surrounding the Universe. For example, a Full Moon is a time of completion and fruition, whereas a New Moon is a sign of new beginnings and potential.

Similarly, the location of the Sun can tell us a lot about how to use our energy. In the most simple sense -we should be up and active in the day time and we should rest and relax in the night time.

For years people have looked to the stars and planets for guidance and using Astrology can help you tap into the energy and potential surrounding you. It can also provide clues on how to use your strengths and weakness and when to take action.

Curious about what energy is floating around this month? Read the astrology of May 2015.

5. Ringing in the Ears 

Have you ever heard a high pitch ringing in your ears?

Ruling out any medical conditions, a high pitched ring in the ears is commonly associated with messages from the Divine. This is usually a sign that a spirit or angel is around and wants to communicate a message to you.

Pay attention to your thoughts, words and feelings while the ringing is occurring to see if you can tune into the message.

6. Dreams

Another powerful way that the Universe can communicate with us is through our dreams.

The interpretation of dreams is usually very symbolic and unique to the individual but try to focus more on how the dream made you feel to determine what the message might be. Often, dreams are clues as to what is going on in the subconscious mind and can sometimes bring up fears.

Seeing a loved one who has crossed over in a dream is also a sign that they are looking out for you and are perhaps trying to make contact with you.

Dreams can also be prophetic and indicate of events to come. If you are interested in discovering more about the messages in your dreams, I recommended keeping a dream journal.

7. Out of the Ordinary Experiences

Sometimes, an event comes along that seems to turn our whole world upside down.

Radical events, especially life changing ones are definitely the Universe’s way of saying that something needs to change or shift. While it may seem chaotic around you, try to tune into the bigger picture and stay present in the moment of your experiences.

Chances are, at the end of the tunnel you will see the light and everything will come together perfectly.

8. Random Encounters 

Have you ever randomly bumped into someone that seemed to offer some insightful advice? Or have you ever been wondering about something and than randomly stumbled upon the answer?

Random encounters happen all the time and the more you stay open, the more you will see and experience. I definitely believe that the Divine sends us all sorts of people to help challenge and guide us on our path.

At the end of the day, we are all connected and we can all take messages and words of wisdom from whomever we meet.

9. Repeated Numbers

Seeing 11:11 on the clock all the time? Or noticing particular number patterns everywhere you go?

This is often a sign from the Divine and that they have a special message for you. You can read more about these messages here – Numerology of Number Patterns.

10. Losing or Breaking a Possession

When this happens, particularly when it is an item that you have cherished, usually it is the Universe’s way of saying to let go and move on.

Often when we misplace or break an item, it can bring up a feeling of loss, anger and frustration. Usually these emotions stem from our subconscious and run deeper than we realize.

When you lose, have something stolen or break something, take a moment to check in and see what message the Universe may be trying to send to you.

If you have lost something, call on the help of Archangel Michael, he is the Divine helper in returning things that are lost to you.

11. Road Blocks

Living in a big city, traffic is part of every day life but have you ever been caught up in a delay for a weird or no apparent reason? In LA, this seems like it happens everyday! But could it be a higher sign from the Universe?

I honestly believe that being behind the wheel can reveal a lot about an individual, and if you constantly find yourself in traffic or hitting a road block or encountering crazy drivers, perhaps it is the Universe’s way of pointing out your subconscious state.

This same energy can be applied to metaphorical road blocks in your own life. Are you pursuing something and always being set back? Perhaps this is the Universe’s way of reminding you to take a step back and adjust your energy before you move forward.

12. Cancellations

Was your flight cancelled? Did your boss cancel a very important meeting at the last minute? While these can seem annoying, cancellations are usually a sign from the Universe that things were not meant to be.

Try to take these events in your stride and see if you can determine if there is a greater message playing out.

At the end of the day, what is meant to come to you will always find its way. Trust in that and know that everything happens for a reason, whether big or small.

13. Seeing Flickering Lights or Orbs

Have you ever seen sparkling or twinkling lights or orbs? Again, ruling out any medical conditions, seeing specks of moving light can be associated with angels and spirit guides.

Seeing white light is indicative of a Guardian Angel whereas blue lights indicate a Spirit Guide.

If you see flickering lights or orbs, pay attention to what you are doing, thinking, feeling and saying and see if there could be any special significance or messages you need to hear.

When it comes to following the signs from the Universe or Divine, the most important thing to remember is to listen to your gut feelings and what resonates with you.

The Universe is always guiding you, are you listening?

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About the author


Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.