Are You An Old Soul? How To Tell, By Zodiac Sign

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Signs That You're An Old Soul, By Zodiac Sign

Growing up, or maybe even as an adult, you may have been told that you were an old soul.

This “nomination" as an old soul usually happens to those of us who are different from the rest of the world.

Those of us tend to appreciate the big picture, those of us who prefer alone time, and even those of us who are more spiritual than others tend to be called old souls over young at heart.

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While being an old soul is not better or worse than being young at heart, it is definitely different. And depending on the type of person you are, this classification is probably fairly apparent.

If you’ve never thought of it before, your zodiac sign might have some insight into whether or not you are an old soul.

1. You love your me-time.

Some zodiac signs tend to embrace a solitary, spiritual lifestyle a lot more than others. This makes them more likely to be an old soul than other zodiac signs.

2. You embrace play.

However, each one of the horoscope signs has the ability to have an old soul inside of them, just like each zodiac sign has the ability to be young at heart.

If you ask me, being an old soul isn’t something that can only apply to certain people and not others.

The things that make you an old soul can fluctuate and change depending on who you are as a person and what you like.

Just like astrology is based on more factors than just your Sun sign, being an old soul is about a lot of different factors.

Those who are old souls in one way or another tend to exhibit certain personality traits.

3. You are intuitive, to a fault.

These traits can range from appreciating alone time and being very thoughtful and introspective to refusing a materialistic life and preferring to connect with people who may be older and wiser than their peers.

Because of the recent fall Harvest moon on September 13, you may have felt a bigger connection to the old soul inside of you.

The Harvest Moon took place in sensitive Pisces, one of the zodiac signs most in tune with an “old soul" mentality.

Pisces is one of the most spiritual, wise, and intuitive zodiac signs.

With the full moon driving the zodiac sign, it gave everybody a chance to feel the power of Pisces in such ways as creativity, self-expression, and even wisdom and truth – just like a truly old soul.

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There are certainly days when we may feel more like an old soul or younger at heart, so rather than feeling like you’re doing this “old soul" thing wrong, embrace what the interview is asking for.

We are very complex creatures that need a lot of different things, and it is up to us to listen to ourselves and attend to our needs.

If you’ve always wanted to know what makes you an old soul, or you are curious to know if there’s anything at all that proves you have an old soul, keep reading.

This article uses both your Sun and Moon signs to help you learn more about your inner self as you confirm whether or not you’re an old soul, based on your zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

People often think that jumping on new ideas and ways of thinking is a “young soul” personality trait, but being an old soul doesn’t mean getting stuck in old, outdated ways of thinking. You know that better than anyone, Aries.

You’re an old soul because you know when situations call for tried and true methods and when you need to think of another way to solve your problems. Being able to really understand what’s going on and react accordingly means you’re trusting your gut, which is a very “old soul” personality trait.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Succumbing to stress is not your thing, Taurus. There are some zodiac signs who strive on stress and let it push them forward, but not you. You don’t go to extreme lengths to not be stressed – you just don’t invite drama into your life.

You don’t see a need to be unnecessarily stressed out, which makes you an old soul. You make sure that you’re mindful in everything you do, and you make sure you’re doing something worthwhile in your life. Your drive to enjoy life and be stress-free makes you an old soul.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

As a Gemini, you are known for your conversation and connecting with others through your words. What makes you an old soul is your ability to give advice far beyond your years.

Perhaps it’s because you’ve gained so much knowledge from meeting so many people over the years, or because you have a knack for absorbing other’s energies and emotions, but your advice really does come from the heart. You may not always understand what someone’s going through, but your advice has a way of touching hearts.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

What makes you an old soul, Cancer, is your ability to truly understand what it means to be a giver. Whether you’re giving time, advice, care, or something else, your selflessness is what makes you an old soul.

As a Cancer, you are known for being the caregiver of the zodiac. You know that it may not be enough to fix someone’s problems, but being able to lend even a small bit of help can make a world of difference.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

What makes you an old soul, Leo, is the fact that you don’t like living in the past. This is different from reminiscing on the good ol’ times, mind you. Living in the past usually means someone isn’t ready to grow and learn.

You, on the other hand, are all about moving forward with the confidence and knowledge you’ve learned from life experiences. You trust that everything you do is going to work out how they’re supposed to. This makes you both an old soul and a good leader.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Anyone who knows you, Virgo, knows that you like to think things through before you make choices. Old souls are also known for thinking things through. This isn’t just a coincidence – it’s the tell-tale sign that you’re an old soul.

Making rash decisions isn’t your jam; you need ample time to consider all aspects. When you give yourself time to think things through, you make better decisions to keep your mind, body, and soul connected.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

As a social butterfly and an old soul, Libra, you’re all about meeting new people. Being social makes it easy for you to strike up conversations, but not just for the sake of chit-chatting with others.

What makes you an old soul is the fact that you’re genuinely interested in learning about other people. You want to know what makes them tick, what makes them special, and the different perspectives they can teach you about.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

As a Scorpio, you are known for being very intense, loyal, and dedicated to the people in your life. In short, there isn’t anything you wouldn't do for someone you care about.

You also do everything with intention, including choosing friends. Some may call you picky, but the truth is that you’re an old soul. You prefer quality over quantity when it comes to relationships. You want people to be in your life for good, not a short time, so you take the time to cultivate meaningful connections.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

One thing that always gets you excited is learning something new, Sagittarius. You honestly believe that a day you don’t learn something is a day wasted. This mindset is what makes you an old soul.

Learning is a form of growth, and you’re all about finding new ways to grow as a person. As an old soul, you’re always looking for ways to learn more about yourself, others, and the world around you – it really motivates you!

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

As a Capricorn, it’s easy for people to assume you’re always in your head. You’re definitely the kind of person who keeps their head down and does their work, but you’re not always in your own little world.

What makes you an old soul is your ability to stay calm in pretty much every situation. You don’t let stress or chaos get to you because someone needs to stay level-headed, right? You know that things will work out for you if you stay confident, keep grinding, and focus on the big picture, even if that does mean being in your own little world at times.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

As an Aquarius, it’s a no-brainer that you march to the beat of your own drum. You’re not afraid to stand out or be your own person because you know that the only opinion that matters is your own.

What makes you an old soul is your originality. There’s a difference between being interested in the latest trends and technology and following trends simply because everyone else is doing it. You don’t really care if you get to the party late or if you’re an early adopter of the newest wearable technology – you just do you, which makes you an old soul.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

As a Pisces, you are known for being a very introspective person – for better and for worse. There are times when you should be vocalizing how you feel but end up internalizing it, all because you’re an old soul.

Don’t beat yourself up for this, though. You’re an old soul because you’re very thoughtful and reflective about what’s going on around you. You know when to trust your heart, when to go with your gut, and when to mull things over before making a decision. Those around you know to trust you without question.

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes.