If you really want to get an intuitive “read” on a person or situation, the best technique I have found is the following:
Close your eyes and imagine that the individual you are focusing on is a rose. Then just see what kind of rose they become: what size, color, texture, luster, glow, etc. Note whether the petals are vibrant, velvety, or dried out, whether they are open or closed, etc. Notice as well whether the rose is all alone, in a bouquet, in a rose bush, in a desert, etc. Notice, too, whether it is sunny, rainy cloudy, dark, etc. Is it winter, spring, summer, or fall? Just keep looking at the rose and it will, in the picture it paints for you, tell you more than 1,000 words about that individual or situation.
Don’t force this process and don’t use your cognitive mind. Instead, use your intuitive, creative, imaginative faculties to “read” and “feel” the energies. Feel, don’t think. Analysis will lead to paralysis.
You must allow the rose to spontaneously form before you and then just trust whatever intuitions, inspirations or feelings you get. This will give you truckloads of information.
For example, notice the color of the rose and then sense what that tells you about the mood of the individual. What might that be saying to you about the person you are focusing on? Just keep on “looking” at different aspects of the rose. As well, notice the environment that the rose is in and what that feels like. Keep “sensing into” what kind of a picture/feeling is emerging of the person you are tuning in for.
You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do. – Charles F. Haanel