We’ve all heard of the term “soulmate.” While its meaning is subjective, the basic definition is equivalent to someone you consider your “other half,” platonically or romantically.
However, fewer people know the definition of a “twin flame” because, though it bears similar attributes to a “soulmate,” its meaning is a bit more complex, and if you don’t follow astrology, you’re even less likely to know what it is and why it matters. Not to mention, twin flames are harder to come by because in order to have one, you have to have a soulmate, too.
According to Forever Conscious — a publication created by Tanaaz Chubb and Dr. Wei Chao in an effort to promote holistic healing and the connection between mind, body, and spirit — a soulmate is someone who is cut from the same energetic cloth as you, and helps you awaken and challenge yourself, and vice versa.
When you meet your soulmate — a friend, family member, a partner, or maybe even one of each (because you can have more than one soulmate) — you can’t help but feel an undeniable pull toward them, almost as if you’ve met them before. And you need to feel the pull of a soulmate before you can ever meet your twin flame.
There is no way you can find your twin flame (aka your mirror soul) without meeting your soulmate, as your soulmate is the person who awakens your soul. Until then, your ability to find your twin flame remains dormant. Your soulmate is karmic and helps you evolve as a human; your twin flame is also karmic, but they’re someone who comes into your life to help you create something for the greater good.
Chubb wrote, “When twin flames come together, it is often to achieve something on an energetic level to help expand the consciousness of the planet.”
If you’re wondering whether you’ve found your mirror soul — and you can only have one true energetic counterpart, FYI — here are a few signs you may have met your twin flame: