22 signs the universe is guiding you

The Universe speaks to us constantly, if we can learn how to listen properly.

Life has a way of effortlessly guiding us when we tune into the messages and signals it sends.

But whenever we swim against the current of life, we can feel like everything becomes a struggle.

When we ignore the directions we are being gently given, the consequences can leave us feeling disconnected and confused about which path to take.

In this article, we’ll cover the many signs that the universe is always guiding you (even when you feel like it isn’t) and how to decode messages from the universe.

Why does the Universe send us signs?

We live in a physical world that has certain rules which apply.

For example, you may believe in our ability to manifest whatever we want, but that still doesn’t mean if you want to sprout wings and fly, you can.

We may be spiritual beings but within the world of form that we all inhabit, there are laws that must be obeyed.

That means as much as we’d all appreciate a direct line to Spirit/Consciousness/Universal energy/God, it cannot exactly just pick up the phone and give you a call to tell you everything you need to know.

Wouldn’t it be great if the Universe could just text you to say “What on earth are you doing, don’t date him!” or “Hey girl, just a quick one to say, I know you’re scared it won’t work out, but take the job, I promise it will all be fine xo”

But alas, life has to find another way to communicate with us.

Although signs the Universe sends can feel more subtle, the more you pay attention, the more obvious they will seem.

And if you fail to pay attention, rest assured the Universe is going to send you a sign that is impossible to ignore.

How do you know if the Universe is telling you something? 22 ways the Universe speaks to us

1) Music

Making music is a universal human trait that goes back to at least 35,000 years ago, but realistically much further.

The rich history of music, which spans across all cultures, points to how primal it is as a form of deep communication.

Not only do we use music to express ourselves and our emotions, but the Universe also uses music to speak to us.

Maybe you find yourself being incredibly moved by a song that you hear. Or the lyrics to a particular song just seem to appear out of nowhere in your head. Perhaps hearing a song triggers strong feelings from a past event.

Whenever these things happen, ask yourself if you are being guided to explore something further.

2) Stillness

Life is full of stimuli everywhere we turn.

Noises, scents, vivid colors, and varied textures flood us every day. With the increase in technology, constant distraction or entertainment is becoming even more commonplace.

Even when we find some quiet sanctuary from the external world, the soundtrack within our own mind never ceases.

Sadly, thinking doesn’t have an off switch. But how can we hear anything from the Universe, when we are constantly tuned in to our own obsessive thoughts?

The antidote is finding stillness and mindfulness in whatever way we can.

Techniques like meditation can offer a calming tool to help you do this. So too can ancient mindfulness movement practices like yoga or Tai Chi, or even a walk in nature.

Simply sitting quietly for half an hour doing nothing can do the trick too, with research showing that that silence reduces stress and helps you think more clearly.

Cultivating this stillness will allow you to receive Universal messages and gain wisdom you might not otherwise notice.

3) A real psychic confirms it

The signs above and below will give you a good idea of whether the universe is guiding you.

But a surefire way to know for sure is to speak with a real gifted advisor.

However, I know how important it is to stay away from fake “experts”.

That’s why I recommend Psychic Source. They provided me a unique insight into where my life should go, including who I was meant to be with.

Having tried several online advisors, I think they’re the most caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable psychic network out there.

Not only will a genuine advisor tell you if the universe is guiding you, but they can reveal all your future possibilities.

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4) Destruction

Letting go is difficult for all of us. This is why most of us would rather hang on for dear life than relent.

Human beings are biologically programmed to fear change.

But as the Zen proverb goes: ‘Let go or be dragged’

When we arrive at the dragging part, it’s the Universe’s way of screaming at you “LET GO”.

There will be times in life where everything feels like it is falling apart.

Sometimes this won’t necessarily feel like a bad thing, it may even feel refreshing or almost like a Spring clean. But at other times it will be painful, confusing, and sad.

Just know that what feels like devastating destruction now is clearing the way for new growth and opportunity.

Not all of the signs the Universe offers will be gentle, some will be powerful.

As the 14th Century Persian poet Hafez so beautifully put it in ‘Tired of Speaking Sweetly

“Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly

And wants to rip to shreds

All your erroneous notions of truth

That make you fight within yourself, dear one,

And with others,

Causing the world to weep

On too many fine days.

God wants to manhandle us,

Lock us inside of a tiny room with Himself

And practice His dropkick.

The Beloved sometimes wants

To do us a great favor:

Hold us upside down

And shake all the nonsense out.”

5) Obstacles

Have you ever wondered what happens when you ignore signs from the universe? The answer is that the Universe turns up the volume.

If you miss the whispers it sends you, it will begin to shout.

In practical terms that will look like increased setbacks, roadblocks, and delays. The Universe is most likely trying to create a detour for you.

It wants to press pause so that you have time to correct your route and find a better path.

That’s not to say that life doesn’t involve challenges or require resilience. Things won’t always run perfectly smoothly, even when they’re meant to be.

But if you find that no matter how persistent you’re being, something keeps going wrong — it might be a good time to reevaluate and consider why.

6) Flow

If obstacles and total destruction are warning signs from the Universe, then what are good signs the Universe is working for you?

Feeling in flow is one of them. But what exactly do we mean by being in flow?

In psychological terms, it’s also known as ‘being in the zone’.

It refers to those times in our lives— whether they last hours, weeks, months, or even (if you’re very lucky) years— when everything seems to be going well.

You’re feeling good, things just effortlessly work out, opportunities come to you out of nowhere, and what you desire in life almost appears to arrive without having to try.

This is the Universe’s way of saying “Yes, keep going”. The alignment you feel is life sending a sign you are on the right path.

7) Shifts in energy

Enthusiasm is your internal GPS tracker guiding you towards something you should pursue and follow.

On the other hand, heaviness, feeling drained, and being low in energy is a sign that you should steer clear of something or need to change direction away from it.

It sounds so obvious when you think about it.

Your body and your energy levels communicate such powerful messages over whether something is right for you or not.

The problem is that we often ignore these signals or explain them away using “logic”.

Pay attention to how people, places, and events make you feel. Energy levels offer you secret signs the universe wants you to know.

8) Soulmate encounters

Did you meet someone new? Do you feel especially connected to them? If so, this person’s presence in your life can be a sign the universe is guiding you.

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9) Nature

There’s a beautiful place close to my home where I walk along cliff tops that give way to the vast ocean below.

It creates such strong emotions in me. Feelings of peace, comfort, and connection to the whole.

There may be natural settings that have a similar effect on you? Whether it’s a park, a lake, or a local beauty spot.

Even though many of us inhabit towns and cities, all of us have a strong innate bond with the natural world.

Research has proved that nature makes us kinder, happier, and more creative. Why should that be?

Because just like us, nature is another expression of Universal energy and one which communicates to us.

The next time you are feeling lost, take a walk in nature and see how much clearer and inspired you feel once you return.

10) Health problems

Health complaints or even niggles are one of those potentially unwelcomed signs from the Universe, but one that should never be ignored.

When you experience discomfort, pain, or disease within the body you are being directly told that something is wrong.

Of course, your first port of call should always be a doctor to get checked out. But as soon as you are on the mend again, you might discover there’s more to the problems you were having.

For example, if constant colds seem to strike you down, you might begin to realize that stress has been compromising your immune system.

Or it could occur to you that your lower back pain is down to too much of a sedentary lifestyle, and becoming more active is the solution.

11) Inspiration

I’ve spoken about being in a state of flow. One of the hallmarks of flow is inspiration.

Inspiration is like little life breadcrumbs which lead us towards joy and happiness.

A surge of inspiration through our bodies is a cosmic signal to follow.

If you feel strong urges, even if they don’t make sense at the time, pay attention.

Maybe you see someone doing something and you feel inspired to do the same. A friend may have recently taken up dancing or started to volunteer at the local homeless shelter.

If hearing about something sparks within you some kind of desire or interest, the Universe could be guiding you.

12) Technology meltdowns

Last week Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, and a load of other social media apps all went down and the world went seemingly nuts.

Although plenty of people weren’t entirely surprised, as it came during a time of Mercury retrograde, which is notorious for creating communication catastrophes.

Sure it can be incredibly frustrating when technology refuses to play ball, but it can also be a powerful message

In the case of the social media outage, perhaps the Universe wanted to ask us all to disconnect a little from others so that we can reconnect to ourselves.

When your wi-fi going down means that you can’t send that email, maybe that’s because you shouldn’t right now.

If a power outage puts a stop to your plans for work, perhaps it’s actually the perfect time to forget work and focus on other things.

So the next time you have a technical malfunction, take a breath, pause, and ask: Am I being sent I sign from the Universe?

13) Objects

Losing certain things, finding random objects, or being given certain objects can all be ways the Universe is trying to communicate with you

For example, have you ever put on a coat that you haven’t worn for ages, only to reach down and discover something within its pockets that sparks a memory?

Perhaps you are being signaled to catch up with an old friend or past love.

Or maybe the right objects find you at exactly the right time.

For example, you may be feeling a little lost spiritually or disconnected from yourself and a friend gives you a book that is just perfect to help get you back on track.

Sometimes certain objects find their way into our lives for very good reasons.

14) Intuition

The voice of your intuition is a strong guiding force (even though we sometimes drown it out).

Knowing something deep down often tells us pretty early on when something just isn’t quite right, or when we should put our fears aside and go for it.

The gut feelings we have come from our highest self, which always has a direct connection to Universal energy.

That’s why getting a strong sense of something should never be ignored.

15) Divination tools

Divination tools have been used by humans for hundreds of years as a way of determining the future or getting specific answers to questions we may have.

There are many different forms of divination, including tarot cards, astrology, ruin casting, palmistry, dowsing, and more.

Whilst some people may dismiss the use of divination as being able to bring messages from the Universe, many people are convinced that they do.

Research shows that 30% of people believe in astrology (and 90% of us know our star signs).

And despite being centuries old, Tarot cards have only grown in popularity in recent years.

16) Dreams

Dreams have long been considered a bridge between the real and spiritual worlds.

Within the American Indian tradition, it was believed that dreams were messages from the spirits and the deeper self.

Dreams are the place where our mind tries to make sense of events that happen to us. But our dreams can also help us solve problems, bring us important information, and provide the answers we seek.

Recurrent dreams or intense emotions within your dreams are all signs to pay close attention to.

There may be things you need to resolve or clues you are being offered about a decision you need to make.

17) Signposts

If you are looking for a more literal sign from the Universe, then look no further than road signs and signposts that you may come across.

Of course, not all road signs are going to mean anything other than letting you know that the highway is in 2 miles.

But others— like the name of a street, a billboard, or a road sign we encounter— have an uncanny coincidence of reaffirming something or giving you a poignant message at exactly the right time.

The message “Stay on path”, “rocky terrain” or “do not enter” can mean a whole lot more depending on what’s going on within the context of your life.

If you see a sign that strikes a chord with you, ask yourself if there’s a certain area where you should be heeding this warning or taking this advice.

18) Random thoughts

Whenever something comes to you in the form of a bolt of lighting thought, it can leave you wondering, why?

But the thought may not be quite as random as you at first think. It may have been offered up from the Universe.

Recently I had a thought pop into my head that I should send a message to an old friend with who I had a falling out years ago.

We had not spoken for so long, and there didn’t appear to be any trigger for this idea of mine, but I sent the message without expectation regardless.

It prompted a warm reply from her and a reconciliation.

If you ever have a thought that comes to mind that just feels right at the moment, then you may be getting a sign to take action.

19) Numbers

I love it when I look down at my phone and see it’s precisely 11.11. Or even when I’m writing an article and I do a word count to find I’ve written exactly 111 words.

I take it as a little smile from the Universe and a signal that all is well.

Angels numbers are a sequence of the same number repeated. For example, 111, 222, 333, etc.

Apparently, certain number patterns can mean different things:

  • 111 shows it’s a good time for manifesting dreams
  • 222 tells you it’s time to take practical action for change
  • 333 tells you that your prayers will be answered
  • 444 is a reminder that your angels are near and here to support you
  • 555 explains that you are going through a time of growth and transition

Some numbers may also be significant to you and hold greater importance, like birthdays or anniversaries.

20) Serendipity, coincidences, and synchronicity

Sometimes it just seems like a random sequence of events all come together behind the scenes to guide you in a predestined direction.

We can find ourselves saying “what a strange coincidence” when you bump into the ex you were just thinking about.

But was it? Or was it a sign from the Universe that you are meant to be together?

These types of synchronicities are one of the strongest ways life will speak to you.

You get a sense that behind the scenes someone is pulling the strings to make sure everything plays out just as it should.

21) People

The people we meet in life are our biggest teachers. They often hold up a mirror which allows us to see the work we still need to do.

They do not have to be modern-day Buddhas to bring important messages from the Universe to us — far from it.

We can be guided by the strangers we meet, the close connections we have, and even the relationships that turn sour.

The Universe uses people as vessels to carry within them something vital to our own journey in life.

That is why our paths collide in sometimes strange and remarkable ways.

Take note of the words of others that deeply resonate or trigger something within you. It’s a sign to look closer.

22) Animals

Animals may not speak the same language as us, but they powerfully communicate just the same.

Do they speak? no. But they share the same fundamental language of love as we do.

Plenty of people will testify that a beloved pet came into their life at just the right time to save them. Rescuing them from depression, trauma, loneliness, or more.

Watch how an animal behaves and they will teach you many important lessons about unconditional love, letting go of anger, and how to live in the present moment.

Other animal signs from the Universe can also be more metaphorical.

For example, you may see your spirit animal at exactly the time when you are looking for a confirmation.

Certain animals are associated with different meanings and messages For example, owls represent wisdom, bears represent strength, and hawks represent focus.

So if you’ve been asking for a guiding sign from the Universe and see an aminal symbol, be sure to check out its deeper meaning.

Final thoughts

Hopefully, the signs above will shed some light on whether the universe is guiding you.

But if there’s a part of you that still wants to know more, I recommend speaking to a genuine, professional advisor.

And there’s one company that I always end up recommending; Psychic Source. Not only did they blow me away with their accurate readings, but they were also kind and understanding of my situation.

So if you’re tired of wondering if the universe is guiding you, get in touch with a legit life advisor and take your future into your own hands. I did, and I’ve never looked back since.

Click here to get your own professional reading.

Can a gifted advisor help you too?

If you want specific advice on your situation, it can be very helpful to speak to someone with special intuition.

I know this from personal experience…

A few months ago, I reached out to Psychic Source when I was going through a tough patch in my relationship. After being lost in my thoughts for so long, they gave me a unique insight into what my future holds, and the confidence to make the right decisions when it comes to love.

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In just a few minutes you can connect with a highly intuitive psychic and get tailor-made advice for your situation.

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Tina Fey

Tina Fey

I've ridden the rails, gone off track and lost my train of thought. I'm writing for Nomadrs to try and find it again. Hope you enjoy the journey with me.

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