to me, people fall within 4 primary buckets
one, probably about 95 % of all people, go one after another, nothing more nothing less and I have that group broken down into "themes" that deal with chakra "drivers"
the next group I call the 1 + 1's . . . basically, one with "a trailer"
this group goes fast and furious and may actually overlap one another by -- my "guess" . . . up to around 3 1/2 years, either direction
then there are splits
and lastly, binary splits . . . where the splits "split"
each group breakdown will share similar "styles"; in my book (to be) all this is outlined in much greater detail
so . . . in my theory it is possible people "are connected" even if their birth and death dates overlap
they would have to have VERY tight astrology with one another, because this (to me) is the final frontier
as well as lots of other similarities, including physical -- think DNA
you can tell he's a Brewer even though he doesn't look exactly like any of the others; that Brewer "something" is "visible"
tight Astrological matches would NOT, though, mean people are karmically connected
but if it wasn't there, it would mean they were NOT connected
. . . anyway, a tiny bit about how I think it "works"