Old Soul or a New Soul - What’s The Difference?

What Soul Are You?
What is the age of your soul?

While all souls are infinite, some have spent more time in a human form than others. An old soul has spent more lives as human than a new soul.

That isn’t to say being a new soul is a bad thing! Both types of souls have different qualities. Both old souls and new souls have a lot to offer.  Here’s the difference between old souls and new souls.

What Does It Mean To Be an Old or New Soul?

Many believe that souls get reincarnated. That means that when someone or something dies, after a period spent in the spirit realm, they are put back on earth in a new body.

While all souls are infinite, some souls have spent more time in a human form than others. A soul that has spent many lifetimes as a human is what fortune tellers call an “old soul.” If your soul has spent only a few lifetimes as a human, you’re what’s called a “new soul.”

A psychic reading can tell you a lot about your past lives. Here are the key differences between  old souls and new souls.

Old Souls

Old souls are souls that have spent many lives in human form. They carry a lot of karma, which can be good or bad. Old souls tend to be wise and value deep connections over popularity. Old souls are natural leaders and community builders.

Signs You Might Be an Old Soul

  • You are wise beyond your years
    Most old souls are told as children. If as a child you were called “wise beyond your years” or placed in gifted classes, chances are you’re an old soul.
  • As a child, you preferred speaking with adults to other children
    Old souls often struggle a lot as children. The world of childhood is one of discovery. Old souls don’t get as much excitement from the discovery phase of childhood, so they often don’t feel connected to other children. Old souls tend to grow into themselves and really bloom in adulthood.
  • You don’t quite “get” pop culture
    One of the hallmarks of being an old soul is not really being into pop culture. It’s quite common for teenage old souls to believe they were born in the wrong generation.
  • You’re slow to adopt new technology
    Another hallmark of old souls: they dislike new technology. They are often accused of being Luddites and are the last to hop on a technological bandwagon.

New Souls

In contrast, new souls have spent relatively few lifetimes as a human. While nobody likes to feel like a newbie, new souls are deeply innovative. Many of history’s greatest movers and shakers are new souls.

Signs You Might Be a New Soul

  • You feel like an alien
    New souls often feel a profound sense of alienation. It’s not uncommon for new souls to feel like everyone else got a handbook on how to be a person. Really, new souls just feel a bit awkward in a human form. Your soul may have spent most of its lifetimes as various animals or even come from a starseed.
  • You feel deeply connected to animals
    It’s not uncommon for new souls to feel more connected to animals than people. Oftentimes, new souls have spent several lifetimes as various animals.
  • You find it relaxing to move your body in strange ways
    Because the new soul is used to different bodies, new souls tend to need to move in sometimes strange ways. Hand flapping, skipping, and fidgeting are common among new souls. If you have a hard time sitting in a chair the normal way, you are likely a new soul.
  • You often have extremely novel or innovative ideas
    The best quality of new souls is that they’re brimming with new ideas! New souls are constantly innovating. They are natural mavericks.

What Can a Psychic Tell About My Soul?

Knowing whether you’re an old or new soul can help you get clearer psychic readings. Different psychics like to know this for different reasons.

For example, knowing the nature of your past lives can make tarot readings more clear. The psychic can tell which karma you’re carrying from past lives and what you’re generating now.

Love psychics can take information from past lives to tell you about your soulmate in this life. Online mediums are experts in legacy. They can help you live a life that enhances your karmic balance. Fortune tellers can also extrapolate predictions for your current life based on your karmic balance.

If you’re wondering what your past life holds, go in for a psychic reading! Remember, different psychics have different specialties, and thus pick up on different things. Don’t be afraid to ask multiple psychics for readings.

Whether you’re an old or new soul, a great psychic advisor can help you live your best life.

When Hogwartz failed to send an owl to Casey at age 11, she decided to take her magical education into her own hands. Her main passion is tarot, but she has also studied astrology, numerology, and dream interpretation. She currently works as an online tarot reader and astrologer. By channeling the power of the cards, Casey can illuminate the past, provide perspectives on the present, and divine paths for the future. Casey Luft-Runner is also a featured author for the Icebreakrs blog, a dating coach, and an aerial silk dance teacher. Casey Luft-Runner is a proud “jack of all trades".

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