You might feel like soul mates from early on in your relationship, but don't allow this powerful feeling to confuse you. The bond between you is certainly strong, but it is complicated by projections from you onto your lover. Somehow, your individuality is at stake.
You look at your lover and, on an unconscious level, you see everything you want for yourself -- a strong sense of self, a sense of direction in life, a well-defined goal or path. It's a wonderful thing to be inspired by your partner, but not if that leads to intense disappointment when reality comes crashing in -- they're actually just a human being, like you are, with similar insecurities and weaknesses. Furthermore, there could be a deep and confusing conflict in your relationship that involves your independence as individuals as pitted against the sway of the relationship itself -- in other words, your partner's need to maintain their independence versus your mutual need to unite as a team. Because there is such a high probability for a deep and intense emotional bond between you, you must take steps to protect yourself. One way is not to become physically involved until you know exactly how you feel about one another, and exactly what the stakes are in the relationship. If you can protect yourselves until you know more about what you're getting into, this could prove to be a very strong and positive bond.