There’s one desire in life that seems to be nearly Universal, and that is the desire to finally meet and fall in love with your soul mate. After all, who doesn’t want that cinematic, life-altering romance that we see in the movies?
Who wouldn’t want to meet the one person that complements your soul so completely that your relationship feels like it was written in the stars?
Perhaps you’re waiting to enter into a new relationship until you feel that spark in your spirit that you’ve found the one. Or, maybe you’re in a relationship currently and curious about their soul mate status in your life. And we’ve probably all wondered at one point in time or another whether we have already met our soul mate or not. Was that barista that made your stomach flip with butterflies actually your person?
Today, we’re going to explore the concept of soul mates and give you tips and tricks to determine whether you’ve met your soul mate. And after reading this, you’ll be better prepared to recognize your soul mate if they haven’t entered your life yet.
So, if you’re curious about soul mates and learning how to recognize yours, keep reading to find out which relationships the Universe has chosen just for you!
You can learn more about love through the zodiac signs. Make sure to try out our zodiac love compatibility calculator!
What is a Soul Mate?
Quite frankly, an explanation of soul mates isn’t quite necessary – because it’s a concept that your spirit understands on an instinctual level. Your soul already knows the answer to this question. Unfortunately, we are often too caught up in the thoughts floating around our noggins to pay attention to what our spirits are trying to tell us.
One of the trickier things about soul mates is that you may have more than one in your life.
We tend to think of soul mates as the one person that we’re meant to be with. But the definition of a soul mate looks less like one singular person you’re destined to spend your life with and more like someone who complements your soul on such a deep level that you feel complete when you’re with them.
When we think of a soul mate in those terms, it’s much easier to see how there can exist more than one soul mate in this incarnation of your life – and easier to understand how you may have already met many soul mates in this lifetime.
Many people confuse soul mates and twin flames, but the difference is that your soul mates are the ones you started this journey with during your very first lifetime. Your current astrological chart acts as the blueprint you created for this particular incarnation, including each of your soul mates within the wheel. They not only helped you create this blueprint, but you also helped them carve their natal chart and map of this life.
A twin flame, on the other hand, is said to be your second half. You existed as one before, and your spirit was separated into two halves. You each have different journeys in this life, and you may be the perfect romantic pair (twin flames often highlight our shadow, and it can feel difficult for us to be near them in some cases). Not everyone has a twin flame, and if you do, you only have one.
However, you can have multiple soul mates – and not all of them will be romantic partners.
You will also want to read: How to Uncover Your Perfect Soul Mate with a Synastry Reading Chart
When Do We Meet Our Soul Mates?
The truth is that you can meet your soul mate (or soul mates) at any time in your life.
You have already been around for many lifetimes and traveled through many incarnations, learning the lessons that help make you who you are today. During the course of these journeys, it’s likely that you’ve already met several soul mates – the people who you seem to know instantly upon meeting.
The trick is learning to recognize them when they cross your path. However, astrology can help you recognize the signs!
How Do You Know?
Understanding how to recognize a soul mate is crucial when trying to determine whether you’ve met them yet or not. And there’s a very good chance that you’ve met at least a couple. You may be hoping that a certain someone in your life is a soul mate – and looking for the signs is the easiest way to find out the truth.
Your Ultimate Soul Mate Checklist
We’ve compiled this checklist to make it easier than ever for you to learn whether or not you’ve currently got a connection with a soul mate in your life. Let’s look at some of the biggest signs that you’ve met your match!
1. Do You Have a Romantic Connection?
A romantic or sexual attraction may be the first clue that you’ve been with someone very special, with soul mate qualities.
The chemistry, the connection, and the heat that flows between you are among the first signs that a soul mate has entered into your existence. While soul mates don’t always turn into lovers, this special spark is the first clue. True compatibility in love inherently possesses carnal, karmic, tantric, passionate qualities.
2. Do You Have a Subconscious Connection?
Soul mates tend to share very similar unconscious minds, emotional reactions, and deep empathy for one another’s feelings. If you’ve ever found yourself in the midst of a heated argument with your partner only to feel their own pain, there’s a good chance that your connection exists on a soul level.
Feeling your soul mate’s pain may seem like a heavy burden to bear, but this emotional exchange also applies to joy and gratitude. When a soul mate partner gets good news, you feel the joy emanating through them as if it were your own. If you can physically and emotionally feel this individual’s vibrations, there’s a good chance that your relationship is meant to be on a cosmic level.
3. Do You See the Signs?
There’s a difference between coincidence and synchronicity. While coincidences may be random, there is meaning behind a synchronistic occurrence.
In other words, there are certain circumstantial events that occur in this life that are absolutely related. This explains why one artist working on a certain project on one side of the world may be subconsciously mirroring another artist across the world, working on a very similar project.
Everything is connected.
When you are about to meet a soul mate or are on the path, you may experience certain repetitions or occurrences that seem eerily familiar. You might see that soul mate’s name repeated throughout your day or encounter strange signs with numbers. Perhaps you seem to glance at the clock at 11:11 or 12:34 each day, or maybe a song that reminds you of them keeps playing on the radio.
Learning to recognize and acknowledge these moments – along with expressing your gratitude for these synchronistic gifts – will encourage them to appear more and more in your life. These events prepare you for the initial meeting with your soul mate, allowing you to recognize this union and bring the two of you even closer together.
4. Are They a Synastry Match?
This is a more complicated aspect of this relationship that may require an experienced astrologer’s advice – someone who can create a relationship synastry report to determine how aligned your separate natal charts are.
However, there are certain astrological connections to look for to determine whether someone is your soul mate or not. For instance, a harmonious connection between your Rising signs is one of the first clues that your relationship is destined to be.
Another aspect that points towards soul mate status is a connection between the Sun and the Moon in your synastry chart. If your Sun is aspecting their Moon harmoniously – or the other way around – you can expect certain karmic energy to flow within this relationship.
5. Do You Love Yourself?
Sometimes our soul mates come into our lives during a period of loneliness, isolation, or insecurity. And they may leave – and take their time coming back – until we begin to honor, respect, and love ourselves once more. If you’re feeling low or down-and-out, your soul mate may pick up on this sense of unworthiness and feel compelled to give you the space you need to get back into a good place with yourself.
The Universe also senses this, and it paves the way for you to be able to create a more harmonious relationship with yourself – which often means spending some time alone and learning to move on from past heartaches or mistakes. It’s time to forgive not only those who have hurt you but yourself.
Loving yourself unconditionally is a surefire way to open up the doors of your spirit and allow your soul mate to step through.
If you aren’t taking care of yourself and keeping up your faith in yourself, the Universe may determine that it’s not the right time for you to meet your soul mate. After all, you want to be the best version of yourself for them, don’t you?
When you learn to respect and love yourself, that gives your soul mate the opportunity to respect and love you as well. And when they begin to pick up on those vibes of unconditional love, they know that it is a safer time for both parties to allow this union to blossom.
6. Are You Speaking the Truth?
You’ve probably heard this phrase before: “The truth will set you free.”
When it comes to the Universe, this phrase is key. The Universe requires complete truth from your spirit in order for you to get the love and connection you deserve. If you’ve been playing games with yourself or others, the Universe will recognize that you’re not ready for the depth and the naked truth that comes along with meeting your soul mate.
Don’t get down on yourself if you haven’t been the most authentic, genuine version of yourself in the game of love – we’ve all been there. It can feel very difficult to be open, honest, and vulnerable – sometimes even with ourselves.
But, if you want to attract your soul mate into your life and be able to recognize them once they’re present, it’s crucial that you learn to be honest both with yourself and others – and especially with the energy of the Universe.
Speaking the truth is like an act of unconditional love that both you and those around you deserve. Being honest and being grateful are two factors that mean the most when it comes to meeting your soul mate – and the Universe will recognize these actions and reward them.
Soul Mates Take Work!
While there is an unbreakable bond of unconditional love between yourself and your soul mate, it’s not all a walk in the park. Any relationship takes work, and your relationship with your soul mate might require even more effort than you imagined. In fact, this deep bond that you share may exist to test you and encourage you to evolve in this life – meaning this relationship will include more than its fair share of challenges.
We often allow our human “stuff” – insecurity, fear, anger, resentment – to get in the way of these cosmic connections.
Sometimes these insecurities or fears destroy a relationship, but they always teach us a valuable lesson or two. When you meet your soul mate, you’ll want to be in the best place of confidence and gratitude to truly appreciate this magical union.
You can meet your soul mate (or soul mates) anytime and anywhere throughout your life. The important thing is learning to recognize these meetings and pay them the honor and respect that they deserve. A soul mate union may not always be the most smooth-running relationship in your life, but these relationships teach us the most about who we are and why we were put here on the planet.
Learning to recognize your soul mate(s) will help you make the most of your connections in life, even encouraging you to build a better relationship with yourself. And when you understand that you may meet many soul mates in this lifetime, you will begin to pay closer attention to those people with whom you seem to share an instant connection upon meeting.
Keep your eyes open, your heart full, and let your truth flow to begin attracting more soul-mate connections into your life once and for all!