As I mentioned before, you can’t always turn your intuition on when you think you are going to need it. Sometimes it just sneaks up on you and starts operating when you least expect it to. This is a good thing, as you have to constantly exercise it so that when you do need it, it will be there for you.
Here Are a Couple Examples
A friend was telling me that she was going on holiday soon so I asked her where she was going and she said: “South Africa”. I immediately asked: “Are you going on a safari?” When she answered “Yes”, I thought: “Wow, how did I know that and why did I ask her that?”
Another friend is studying for her PhD in a complicated subject matter that has to do with archaeology. She had told me the name of her long, complicated, and intellectual topic but I wasn’t able to repeat the name. Not too long ago I was with this friend and another person asked her what was her PhD on. When she told her the name of the subject, I said (in a joking way): “She decided when she was 5 years old that this was what she wanted to be when she grew up”, thinking that was funny since no 5 year old would ever have heard of such a thing. So my friend said: “Yes, when I was 5, that is when I decided that was what I wanted to do”, seriously, not joking. Once again I thought: “How did I know that–she never told me!”