The belief in a sacred union of two is as old as humans, and one expression that reflects the idea is “twin flames.” More important than the label we put to it is the exploration of what “extreme harmony” between two people may look like, and how it reflects 7th house relationships. Reflecting on harmony can help all of us learn to improve our 7th and 8th house relationships.
To start this exploration, let us put ourselves into a kind of trance in which we can consider things outside of normal rules and structures, so we can bend “reality.” Let the normal gently fall away, softly.
When people write or talk about “twin flames,” they usually refer to a very unusual romantic connection to another person that always has a strong ethereal part, so a spiritual part. I mean a part that cannot be understood or explained using earthly ideas and words. It is out of bounds of the “normal.”
Neptune symbolizes interconnectedness, and the universe or god contains everything. Imagine how small Earth is and how it has its own limits, blessings, and structures, but outside it, those don’t necessarily apply.
I think this helps explain the wide variance of descriptions one finds. We are all imperfect and subjective, and “twin flames” are so rare that few people experience even one twin flame connection in their lifetimes, much less more than one (in theory, there is only one). So one of our main learning methods, finding and comparing patterns, is useless. And when we incarnated folk wade into things Neptunian, we are bound to misunderstand; my only hope here is that I have recognized some parts of twin flame connections that may be useful to you.
A significant complicating factor is that all humans have a desire to reunite with the divine, as beautifully and thoroughly illustrated by Liz Greene in The Astrological Neptune. And she posits that the main path this desire takes in modern times is through romantic love: through our lovers, we seek our “other half,” the person who “completes us.” This desire leads all people who do not repress it to crave a special connection, so “twin flames” is a very attractive idea. So many people want to meet their “twin flame,” and some claim to have found theirs. I am not among them, but I have experienced extreme harmony.
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