We all live in a box of sorts. To us the box is invisible and only other people can see when we are bumping up against our box -- because their box is different. For example, when I am upset about something and explain it to my husband or to a good friend, each of them can see how this must have upset me, but they see it from the perspective inside their box, and perhaps in their world, something like this would not be such a big deal.
When I read cards for someone, I find it's easier to get an intuitive hit for people I barely know...because I can just blurt out what comes to me intuitively, whether or not it makes any sense. And, sometimes I just throw it out there and see if it lands (makes sense). They usually confirm that what I am getting intuitively is right on, but if it is a bit off, it allows them to try it on to see what does feel right. Together we interpret the intuitive message.
Everyone has intuition but each of us has different levels of tapping in and trusting what we hear/feel/see. Play with your intuition. Tell a friend that you are practicing with your intuition and ask permission to tap into their energy throughout the day. Really focus on it and see if you can feel what's going on with them. Then call them to see how their day is going and confirm your intuitive feel. It's a fun and harmless way to check it out.
The Three Card Spread
Another great way to tap into your intuition is to pull cards (tarot, goddess, oracle, angel, etc.). When I need to get some intuitive advice, I shuffle my cards and ask a question, "Is it in my best interest to ______?" Or say something general like, "Tell me what I need to know..." Then when I feel "done" shuffling, I spread the cards out and select three. Don't think about it. Just select the three that grab your attention.
The first one provides information about the past; the second one shows the present and the third predicts the future. Of course, there is always free will and any event can be changed, but this gives you the most likely outcome if you stay on the path you are on.
Then tap into your intuition and look at the pictures or words on the cards you selected. You can look up the meanings of the cards and start to make sense of the intuitive messages that are coming to you.
This simple 3-card spread can be used for almost any situation. Make notes on what your question was, what cards you pulled and what intuitive messages you received. Then as you watch your life unfold, check back and see how "on" your intuitive voice really is. I think you'll be surprised and in awe of this magnificent tool.
Then it's just practice, practice, practice (and have some fun while you are at it)!