The Intuition Archetypes

This article explores the Intuition Archetypes, their respective strengths and weaknesses, and how they impact our lives. 

What Is Intuition?

The dictionary defines intuition as the ability to know something or receive information without conscious reasoning. It can be described as a strike of inspiration, a hunch or “gut” feeling of knowing what to do, or it may come as a feeling of caution to alert you when something is “off.”

As a highly intuitive woman who can “see” and communicate with spiritual beings, I know intuition to be a direct connection to our Creator. I study and teach Napoleon Hill’s Success Principles as outlined in his world-renowned book Think and Grow Rich, and he calls this Infinite Intelligence.

I think of intuitive gifts or abilities as superpowers from our Creator. They serve as a direct connection to the divine to guide, protect and empower you if you accept it. You can read more about intuition and how it impacts your success in an article HERE.

 

What are Archetypes?

Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist who is known for his interest in how symbols and common myths permeate our thinking on conscious and subconscious levels. 

He discovered that a number of archetypes, or a model image of a person or role, exist within the collective unconscious. These include the Ruler, Hero, and Jester, among several others. We see these archetypes played out in movies, books, and theater, and we relate to them on a human level (some more so than others at different stages of our lives).

Jung also noted that there is a shadow side to these archetypes, which is composed of repressed elements of ourselves that we consider to be bad or negative that we attempt to hide.

These repressed elements can rear their ugly head in areas of our life that sabotage what we desire, but they also contain the ability for us to live our full potential when they are understood and integrated in healthy ways that create inner harmony.

I utilize this archetypical ideology to describe the facets of intuition and how they impact our lives.

 

The 5 Intuition Archetypes 

Traditionally, there are four main types of intuition (“clair” means “clear”: claircognizance (knowing), clairsentience (feeling), clairvoyance (seeing), and clairaudience (hearing).

These intuition types have been adapted into the following archetypes, with the fifth being a combination of the four main types:

Also known as "claircognizance", the Sage Intuition Archetype indicates that you tend to know things without conscious reasoning or ever having learned it before...you just know. You may spend a significant amount of time thinking, often spending too much time in your head.

SUPERPOWER:

Wisdom is the superpower of the Sage, and when used mindfully, can empower your success.

SHADOW SIDE:

When this intuitive gift is misused or repressed, the shadow side of the Sage can sabotage your success. This can show up as:

  • You come across as the “know-it-all” and you’re not open to listening to or considering the ideas of other people. In business, this can create a disconnection with your team because you can seem closed off, uncooperative or inpatient.

 

  • Another way intuition can implode on you is when you get an intuitive hit of knowledge and jump to take action without mindfully reflecting on the information first to take empowered action. Impulsiveness can lead you down a rabbit hole of action that isn’t in alignment with your goals, causing wasted time and resources, as well as frustration and stress because you’re chasing too many “shiny objects”.

The key is to reflect on the guidance you receive and sometimes it comes in bits and pieces over time, which requires patience and mindfulness.

 

Also known as "clairsentience", the Empath Intuition Archetype indicates that you tend to deeply feel things and have the ability to sense energy and the emotions of others.


SUPERPOWER:

Empathy, an aspect of Emotional Intelligence, is this archetype’s superpower. Empathy is the ability to understand people, and fosters a sense of compassion that can be a powerful leadership trait.

SHADOW SIDE:

When this intuitive gift is misused or repressed, the shadow side of the Empath can sabotage your success. This can show up as:

  • The Chameleon: You can sense what other people feel, want and need, and without mindfulness, you respond by trying to be what they want and need instead of authentically being you, especially if you hate to disappoint people. This can lead to overwhelm, a loss of a sense of self, resentment, and co-dependency. You have to learn to be ok with disappointing people, even if you can feel their disappointment, or else you risk acting out of integrity with yourself.

 

  • Control Freak: When you feel overwhelmed, your ego may respond by trying to control everything to feel safe and secure. Control Freak tendencies lead to being defensive, demanding, anxious, stressed-out and unpleasant to be around.

 


Also known as "clairvoyance", the Visionary Intuition Archetype indicates that you tend to be a highly visual person or can "see" things in your mind's eye, including insights, visions or dreams.

SUPERPOWER:

Clarity is one of this archetype’s superpowers. The ability to visualize outcomes and see what's possible can be a powerful catalyst in leadership and achieving success.

SHADOW SIDE:

When this intuitive gift is misused or repressed, the shadow side of the Visionary can sabotage your success. This can show up as:

  • The "Escapist: You enjoy daydreaming and visualizing so much that you lack turning your vision into results. Having your head in the clouds too much leads to disconnection and distraction, can confuse your team, and can sabotage your success. 

 


Also known as "clairaudience", the Messenger Intuition Archetype indicates that you tend to receive mental messages, usually not audible to the human ear, similar to dialogue in your mind. You may enjoy music, but be sensitive to loud sounds. People with clairaudience may also experience ringing in the ears.


SUPERPOWER

Communication is one of this archetype’s superpowers. Communication is a powerful leadership trait in business that can create harmony, productivity, and results amongst your team. 


SHADOW SIDE:

When this intuitive gift is misused or repressed, the shadow side of the Messenger can sabotage your success. This can show up as:

  • Being “Bossy”: telling people what to do or how to solve their problems without their permission. Just because you receive guidance on how to fix, solve or create something doesn’t mean you should tell people what to do. A more empowering way to help people is to ask if you can share ideas, or to ask them questions that invoke curiosity and inner reflection so they can solve things themselves.

 

The Queen Intuition Archetype indicates that you are gifted with more than one of the four core intuition types and you have the capacity to deeply serve the needs of and lead your community. Which of these do you resonate with most?:

  1. Claircognizance: you tend to know things without conscious reasoning or ever having learned it before...you just know. You may think a lot, sometimes spending too much time in your head.
  2. Clairsentience: you tend to feel things and have the ability to sense energy and the emotions of others. 
  3. Clairvoyance: you tend to be a highly visual person or can "see" things in your mind's eye, including insights, visions or dreams.
  4. Clairaudience: you tend to receive mental messages, usually not audible to the human ear, similar to a dialogue in your mind. You may enjoy music, but be sensitive to loud sounds. People with clairaudience may also experience ringing in the ears.

SUPERPOWERS:

Superpowers of this intuition type include being the “Co-Creator” or having the ability to utilize divine guidance to effectively turn a vision into results, achieve success and create abundance. Wisdom, Empathy, Clarity, and Communication may also be superpowers of this archetype, depending on your intuitive strengths.

SHADOW SIDE:

When the intuitive gifts of this intuition type are misused or repressed, the shadow side of the Queen can sabotage your success. This can show up as:

  • The "Slave": You over-work, giving but not receiving or replenishing, and are often out of balance. This can lead to exhaustion, frustration and a scarcity mindset.
  • The “Savior”: feeling like you are so needed that people can't live without you. You sacrifice your health and happiness to serve into those needs and these tendencies lead to burnout, frustration, and co-dependency.

 

Harmonizing Your Intuition Archetype

Whatever archetype you resonate with most, you can transform and integrate the shadow side and optimize its superpowers to live a life of purpose, peace, joy, and prosperity. The articles and services at www.DivineSuccessNow.com provide resources to empower your intuition and create the success that you enjoy.

 

Take the Intuition Quiz:

Discover which of these archetypes is most powerful for you by taking the Intuition Quiz HERE.

 


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