Accessing a true soul mate means understanding that “soul” is our eternal, spiritual essence. It manifests from life to life, it is our highest potential. As we voyage through “time” we start to comprehend the significance of a soul mate’s challenge, which is to teach us to be the best we can be! As we pass through this earth love opens our hearts and moves us to compassion, even to go beyond that Mars (sexual) and Venus (romantic) response to love. We integrate a higher “mystical heart level” when we meet our soul mate. Soul mates challenge us to become self aware and open. Strange as it might seem, a soul mate is not necessarily the perfect astro mate, but “the one” who loves us for our faults and teaches how to become passionately committed to our personal evolution. A human being can meet various soul mates during their incarnation on this earth, the following are our more challenging partners. The kind of soul partners our sun signs learn from and integrates love in the process.
The Aries Soul lesson is to integrate into human form. They are the new born babes of the Star Family and their best astro mates are likely to be Leo and Saggy, for they burn to the rhythm of each other’s flames, but the fact is Aries will learn emotional maturity through a more challenging liaison. For example, Taurus could teach Aries the intensity of commitment and responsible love, as without it the Aries Soul tends to shrivel. The Taurus recognizes the Aries is reaching for resonance and that its fiery being yearns to embrace another’s imperfections with an open heart. Aries will respect the earthy depths of the Taurus, and be unable to manipulate the heart of their stubborn lover. In this way Aries can learn to truly open to love
The Taurus Soul lesson is to go beyond dependency and access the unpredictability of emotions. Taurus will love hanging out with fellow earth signs mates, Virgo and Capricorn, but their karmic lesson is to overcome possessive attitudes to relationships. As adept as they are at recognizing the pure joys of sexual fulfillment their spiritual gifts need to be stimulated. So a soul mate relationship with a Pisces or Cancer could get their emotional waters flowing and open them out to soulful concepts of existence. As challenging as this might seem the evolved Taurus will soon learn to stretch love’s capacities and become the trustiest of lovers.
The Gemini soul lesson is to go beyond inner restlessness and reach beyond the world of pure thought. Gemini energies split into twins, one that shuts down with superficial judgments, and the other that opens out to versatility. In their search for fulfillment the Gemini soul will overcome glib emotional responses. As much as the will get on with friendly Aries and fiery Leo, their true soul mate could be the caring Cancer, who will overlook Gemini’s faults with an ever loving gaze, and cause a transmutation of Gemini’s Destiny that could lead them to their Higher Purpose.
The dreamy Cancer’s soul lesson is to go beyond the insecurities that plague them. As they gaze at the moon and wish for true love, they will be attracted to fellow water signs Pisces and Scorpio whose sensitive musings reassure them. Yet fiery sun ruled Leo will tempt Cancer away from moon musings, help them to step out of their shell and go on some great adventure. The challenge of this connection could be water sign Cancer’s tendency to burn out Leo’s flame, yet generous Leo’s respect for the crab will more than make up for any emotional twisters. As a result the Cancer soul will learn compassion and tenderness and even the greatest gift, that of forgiveness
Leo’s soul came kicking and screaming into the world, longing to explore the excitement around them. But adolescent crushes broke their hearts, and their soul lesson is to now learn their passions need self control. Although they will feel great in the company of fellow fire signs Aries and Saggy, tuning in as they do, to the same expansive traits, their true soul mate could come in the form of earth sign Virgo. The love of a Leo for a Virgo and vice versa tends to be epic. The often hyper critical Virgo nurtures an automatic tolerance of Leo’s faults. The Virgo tends to remain unmoved by leonine explosions, they know that fire can burn the earth, but never destroy it. Leo’s soul will often progress as a result of Virgo’s earthy yet gentle support.
The Virgo soul is seeking excellence. As they grow within the constrictions of society’s mores they analyze bizarre challenges and take things apart to understand them. Their soul lesson is to overcome their intolerance of humanity’s flaws, and open their hearts. Virgos like hanging out with fellow earth signs like Taurus and Capricorn, but their soul mate might be found in the lessons Libra teaches. Virgo will adore Libra’s bright mind and appreciation of beauty. As Libra floats around filling vases with flowers, Virgo will relax. However, when Virgo begins to pick apart Libra’s love of trifles, Libra will shrug, and by so doing teach Virgo the coveted gift of tolerance.
The Libran soul lesson is to judge fairly in a world of opposites, a world of shadow and light. To go beyond humanity’s painful condition, and find some balance within it. Libra will love to spend time with fellow air signs Gemini and Aquarius and lose themselves in musings and intellectualization. But the true soul mate, the soul mate that could change their lives forever could be found in a Scorpio mate. Scorpio will tip their scales, and their emotions. But a profound physical connection plus the intensity of Scorpionic love will inspire the Libra to grow beyond indecision and emotional vacillation. In fact the often rational Libran heart could burst wide open!
The Scorpio soul lesson is to dig into the mysteries of existence. They do not mind if they mess themselves up in that process. Unafraid of the dark side, they are more than capable of clearing up the messes they leave in their wake. They have come to experience the intensity of emotionality, and they will risk their lives, to do just that. The Scorpio soul knows more than many, and does not shirk from death’s grim realities. Their search for symbiosis with soul can be ruthless, so they like to relax in the company of fellow water signs Cancer and Pisces; they literally flow into the infinite together. But could it be Saggy the fiery Archer who will challenge the Scorpio to fall into soul mate love? Saggy’s are unafraid of Scorpio Spookiness, and dark manipulations, in fact they laugh so hard at them, Scorpio will be tempted to giggle too! Saggy will tolerate Scorpion jealousy by galloping off into the distance, with a toss of their locks. If Scorpio falls madly in love with a wild and free Saggy, it could be “Wuthering Heights Forever!”
The Saggy soul lesson is to philosophize on humanity’s path to evolution. But nobody would guess it as they wander around life like fools, tripping up on banana skins and walking under ladders. Jupiter will not want their charges to meet a soul mate on some far off shore but in a Capricorn country manor spread. Cappy will forget they are straight laced and laugh with Saggy the moment they see them rolling up on their wild horse. In fact, Saggy is one of the few privileged ones that can tickle Capricorn’s toes, mess up their front room and spill prestigious wines on to their carpet. Saggy inspires Capricorn to teach that “knowing” and spirituality need containment, and help Saggy to hone into reason rather than instinct. When Saggy has tripped up over his last banana skin, he will run weeping into Cappy’s arms and feeling that earthy grasp, know he has come home to true love.
The Capricorn lesson is to warm their souls and their toes, Cappy’s suffer from slow circulation. The sobering facts of life weigh upon our Cappy friends, as can straight laced responsibilities. They do not dig over the top emotional displays, so are likely to hang out with sensible earth signs, or the odd and watery Cancer. However, when detached Aquarian’s nutty logic wobbles Cap’s serious demeanor, this old goat might snort a little. Aquarian’s weird hair styles upset their conformist standards. Yet, in the end it will be the Water Carrier’s dedication to the evolution of humanity that shows a solidity and decency Cappys admire. In fact, Capricorn might end up going to a “Save the Dolphin” gig with their Aquarian lover, and let rip with the rest of them. This relationship releases Caps from Planet Saturn’s exacting standards. You could even see them overcome by the giggles when the Aquarian tickles their funny bones! This soul mate relationship can be challenging, but rarely boring.
Aquarius soul lesson is not only to hold up his finger to authority, but to step out of his heart’s airy detachment and fall into passion. He will explore the meaning of his visions with fellow air signs Gemini and Libra, for they can talk “perceptions” all night, but inside this extrovert is a lonely soul yearning for a place to rest his weary mind. His visions seek recognition, someone who really understands his plans to heat the world with solar panels. And then he saw Pisces, floating around the edge of his life at first, in a beautiful current of watery light. Pisces can inspire the Aquarian to reach into his depths, into places he has never touched before. Aquarius knows that Pisces will help him build bridges of light. Piscean moods, their gazes into the distance stimulate Aquarius to search beyond limitations. This is a stimulating soul coupling. Something other than them, perhaps a Higher Will, might have pulled them together, who knows?
So what is the Pisces soul lesson? Is it to surrender to the truth of the divine? It is sometimes hard being an old soul, like a Pisces, because they know more than many, and what they do know might make them yearn for oblivion rather than face the physical planes of existence. They will fall into the watery reaches when stressed identifying with life’s undercurrents sometimes with drugs and alcohol. But as they seek for the purest and best soul mate surprise, surprise, they return to the beginning of the journey. It is realistic Aries who teaches them their greatest soul lesson which is to wake up from watery slumbers. The Aries will be fascinated by sensual Pisces realizing they have many secrets to reveal, and for all Aries’ hard headedness, they will want to walk across the bridge to higher understanding with Pisces. As Pisces stares into their aquarium Aries will be running around the block, yet somehow, somewhere they will meet halfway. And what could be a greater soul lesson than meeting half way.
Therefore, as you reach out to seek for your soul mate, know that the one who challenges you to opening your heart the widest is the one who you can spend the rest of your life with! A soul love is stimulating, challenging and could help you to learn who your “real you” actually is!