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Dr Z's: The Zodiac, Astrology & Soul Mates
Is A Soul Mate?
"The heart has its own reasons that the mind cannot comprehend..." Plato
Welcome to "The Zodiac & Soul Mates!" I'm Dr Z... and it would appear that you've stumbled into an extremely crowded room at The Zodiac Master Astrology Site.
Yep! "The Zodiac & Soul Mates" is one of the most visited pages at the Zodiac Master. So... please mind your manners, give everyone a little extra elbow room, and try not to unnecessarily jostle any other web visitors while here.
Yep! It seems we all get a little crazy over the subject... as "relationship" and finding the "right person" with whom we are destined to share our life journey has become the 21st Century equivalent of the medieval Search for the Holy Grail...
And yet it often seems... the harder we search for this much sought after, much desired union of souls - the more elusive and frustrating our quest becomes.
Okay... we'll get back to most of this in minute... but first, what's the story behind soul mates? And who is it that came up with the idea?
However, the one individual most rightly credited with the concept of soul mates in the Western World is the ancient Greek philosopher, Plato (427 BC – 348/347 BC)...
According to Plato's creation story as contained in the Symposium: In the beginning there was only one human. And this human was "created perfection."
The rather odd thing (to us) was that this first "created perfection" human had all the "necessary" male parts, as well as having all the "necessary" female parts (if you get my drift). However, this perfect human (with all of the "necessary" parts) was then tragically split apart – and, since that time, the two halves (the male parts and the female parts) have been forever searching for one another in order to join together and regain their sense of original created wholeness.
That, my friend, is the bona fide traditional Western tradition behind the concept of soul mates… two halves looking to be made whole… (and yes, I know that's not a popular view of "healthy relationships" these days.)
And yes, before you write in attempting to educate me on the matter, I realize there are several rather popular "New Age" theories (such as twin souls and twin flames) floating around out there that are much more complex in nature and allegedly more ancient. (I suppose when you're channeling material you can claim any origin date that you want.)
Using this working definition for soul mate, it definitely sounds as if we might actually encounter more than one soul mate or soul bond connection during a single lifetime?
Typically... we often do...
Sun Sign Compatibility?
Zodiac Sun Sign comparisons are potentially a fine (but very small) step in the right direction... but, let's get real... as not every match between a Sun Sign Gemini and a Sun Sign Libra is going to end up feeling like a soul mate connection... and you'd have a heck of a lot of soul mates out there if it did...
Bond Connection Clues
And perhaps, at this point, a couple of rather unpopular cautions are necessary... because experiencing a deep, soul bond connection with another person:
As I was so aptly reminded, astrologer Steven Forrest has said (something to the effect) that sometimes soul mates kill each other... (Been there, done that...)
Yikes! That wasn't at all what you wanted to hear, was it? You're hoping (hope against hope) for a romantic, take my breath away, happily ever after, and pain-free solution to the penultimate question of finding your soul mate.
Z's Top Six Astrology Soul Mate Clues
Synastry is the comparison of "cross aspects" between the birth charts of two people.
Unfortunately, synastry (birth chart comparison) calls for going well beyond Zodiac Sun Sign comparison and requires having at least a wee bit of previous knowledge about astrology and the comparison of cross aspects between charts. So this is obviously where a lot of folks are likely going to choose to gracefully bow out...
But novices, be brave and momentarily come along for the ride! At the very least, you'll be able to gain a clearer picture of some of the intricate and complex details that we wild-eyed astrologers like to utilize when performing birth chart comparisons... it's a big part of why folks still willingly make that long, arduous trek to visit with a local astrologer, and then part with a few of their hard-earned "buckolas."
and Linda McCartney
If these wonderful, gracious lovers, Paul (Gemini) and Linda (Libra) McCartney, weren't soul mates - then I have nary an earthly clue about who might...
So - having previously come up with my Top Six Soul Mate Clues - I finally decided to put my Top Six Soul Mate Clues up against the ultimate soul mate test, where the rubber meets the road...
>> Continue on to Part II of The Zodiac & Soul Mates: Dr Z's Top Six Soul Mate Clues Featuring Paul and Linda McCartney Synastry Comparisons of the Top Six Soul Mate Clues.
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