Indigo, Crystal, & Starseed Children: Characteristics Revealed
It’s not uncommon for mothers to think their children are special; it’s only natural. But what happens when your child is literally out of this world? Crystal, Indigo, and Star Seed children are a certain kind of special, displaying characteristics that push the boundaries of what is assumed to be our reality. Over the past number of decades, there has been a growing number of children who seem to come from a place beyond this physical universe, in order to bring the world into a new state of consciousness.
Indigo Children Among Us
The identification of Indigo children, who have a proclivity toward certain psychological and spiritual attributes, was first popularized by San Diego parapsychologist Nancy Anne Tapp in the 1970s. The New York Times reported that Tappe noticed the emergence of children with a vibrational color that she had never seen before — one that coincided with a new brand of consciousness. Indigo refers to the indigo-hued aura that the youngsters emit.
Subsequently, the husband and wife team of Lee Carroll and Jan Tober, in their 1999 book The Indigo Children , further popularized the phenomenon. Carroll’s reported conversations with a spiritual entity named Kryon cemented the concept of indigo children not only among the general public, but also with a variety of doctors, educators, and psychologists . According to Carroll and Tober’s book , indigo children “ come in knowing who they are — so they must be recognized, celebrated for their exceptional qualities, and guided with love and care.”
What is an Indigo Child?
Carroll explained, “Children are often the greatest blessing in life, and also the greatest challenge. Many books have been written about good parenting and child psychology, but what we noticed was different…The thought that we might be seeing a new human consciousness slowly arriving on the planet now — manifested in our children — goes way beyond established conservative thought.”
Essentially, Indigo children share traits that include a strong calling to make the world a better place, an innate knowledge of better ways to do things. They are natural “system busters” with a non-responsiveness to controlling and/or authority figures, a feeling of natural superiority, and an innate love for nature, plants, and anim als.
As psychological counselors, Carroll and Tober had written a book that quickly became a guide of sorts for parents of unusually bright and active children, in a world where children are commonly overmedicated, attending schools devoid of creative environments, and in homes lacking sufficient time and attention from their parents.
Indigo Child Abilities
Maureen Healy, speaker, and leader in the field of children’s emotional health working with highly sensitive children wrote, “Indigos are intuitive, strong-willed and very sensitive. They have always felt different and here “for a reason” although they may no t know what that is yet.” Healy attributes the following possible traits to Indigo children — having had intuitive experiences, a desire for a more fair and just world, having stood up (maybe alone) for what they believe in, having an interest in living a life of meaning instead of just making money, feeling sensitive in both a physical and emotional sense and having unusual things happen around them.
Other Indigo traits have been described as having a high IQ, acute intuition, self-confidence, resistance to authority, “old soul” qualities, sensitivity to chemicals and fluorescent lights, and disruptive tendencies. The latter is often diagnosed as an attention-deficit disorder or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The New York Times cited Doreen Virtue, a former psychotherapist who has written books and conducted lectures on indigo children, saying that such youngsters represent a leap in human evolution. She said, “They’re vigilant about cleaning the Earth of social ills and corruption, and increasing integrity.”
What is a Crystal Child?
Crystal children are another exceptional category of human beings, known to follow their hearts as idealists in a world limited and troubled by materialists. This means that crystal children are apt to flow with consciousness, rather than forcing their way through life and hardships in search of material success. Their ultimate goal seems to be firmly established in making the world a better place. Like Indigo children, crystal children also exude an “old soul” persona.
Characteristics of Crystal Children
According to psychic researcher Troi G, crystal children, the offspring of indigos, began to incarnate in greater numbers at the turn of this century. They commonly have a penetrating gaze, sometimes possess usual-colored and often round eyes; are sensitive, both mentally and physically; suffer from allergies and sensitivities caused by environmental factors; are spontaneous, and sometimes act without thinking through the consequences; love to climb; have a good sense of balance; are natural huggers (even with people they only just met); have no awareness of personal boundaries because they feel connected to all of humankind and, indeed, all living things; are healers and psychics; love music and singing, but hate loud noise; aren’t comfortable in noisy, over-crowded places and suffer from sensory overload; are badly affected by negative events, both in their personal sphere and worldwide; become helpers, carers, volunteers, healers and teachers; exude love for their family, pets and their friends; and are autodidacts — preferring to teach themselves what they want to learn (rather than what they’re told to focus on).
Crystal Child Abilities
To a trained psychologist, a great number of these qualities refer to introverted individuals, but those who hold tight to the concept of crystal children feel that there is also a tendency for these youngsters to want to uplift humanity and the natural world as a whole. Their entire lives’ purpose is devoted to a greater, universal cause.
Nikki Pattillo, a former clinical microbiologist and molecular biologist who now works with psychic children, noted that the main purpose of Crystal children “is to take us to the next level in our evolution and reveal to us our inner and higher power. They function as a group consciousness rather than as individuals, and they live by the Law of One or global oneness. They are also advocates for love and peace on this planet” and “are mostly born into the Gold Ray of Incarnation and Evolution, which means they have access to gifts of clairvoyance and healing.”
What is a Starseed Children?
Star Seed children — also called star children — represent the umbrella group of people who are said to have been sent here from all areas of the universe to help the Earth and humanity. They are reported to possess psychic, spiritual, and other extrasensory abilities, and are bringers of peace, topplers of corrupt systems, and shifters of dimensional consciousness, now and in the future. Nikki Patillo wrote that these children “have come here on special assignment to assist in this rebirth into a higher dimensional Earth.”
Patillo noted that star children may be divided into the three categories of indigo, crystal, and rainbow individuals. “Star children have chosen specific parents who will help them develop their natural abilities. So if you are a parent of a child you know is different, your child probably chose you to help them help others in their spiritual path…The most wonderful aspect of Star children is their willingness to take on the world and learn to make their own way through it. Star children will get to the point where they are able to mold society into something that reflects their energies and values. The truth that they hold and defend so well will reflect their integrity and spirituality.”
Steven Aitchison, author of 100 Ways to Develop Your Mind , wrote that in the last 40 years or so, the Earth has been undergoing a new wave of energy, a wakeup call leading to a new dimension of existence of higher awareness and greater spirituality. He wrote , “Star Children play a big part of this collective wave, this energy shift. Star Children are well aware of why they are here and have many abilities that the human doesn’t have.” Thus, star children should be nurtured to grow their uniqueness and supernatural talents.
Common traits of star children are said to include clairvoyance and clairsentience, the propensity to trip electricity, manipulate the environment with the mind, telepathy, high intuition, heal with energy, detect danger, travel out of the body, act as channelers, and the ability to download information from other planets. Also listed as traits, according to Aitchison , are talents that a great many would still be resistant to believe, including the ability to levitate and teleport.
Are These Children Truly Special?
The question of whether crystal, indigo, and star seed children represent the latest in parental wishful thinking or even denial, or whether there are indeed special individuals helping us advance into a new state of consciousness remains highly contentious. Still, it is undeniable that many children simply do not fit the mold of normality, as they are contributing a new way of interacting, living, and relating in order to bring humanity out of the current dark age of divisiveness and destruction. Whether you believe in the existence of these children or not, they are undeniably leading us all to a greater sense of responsibility for each other and the planet.
Are You a Star Child? The Extraordinary Crystal, Indigo & Rainbow Children
If you’ve ever come across the terms ‘rainbow children’, ‘indigo child’ or ‘crystal child’, it’s likely you immediately wanted to know more about these fascinating groups of star souls. It’s also possible you are one.
What Are Star Children?
Star children are the disruptors and heart healers amongst us. They are beautiful, loving yet strong-willed souls that come from all corners of the universe to help humanity shift out of the old paradigm of control, fear, greed, and manipulation, and instead shift into a new era of love, peace, integrity, cooperation, and abundance.
They possess extraordinary psychic and spiritual gifts, with no two star children having the exact same abilities.
Each star child carries a unique energetic blueprint within their DNA, containing their collective soul mission as well as their individual personal mission on Earth.
Unlike some starseed types who struggle to remember their innate abilities, gifts, and mission, star children, are born into the physical realm fully remembering their divine qualities. This is why many star children find their true calling from a young age.
Who are the Indigo Children?
Most likely born between the 1950’s and 1980’s, indigo children are sensitive, strong-willed innovators here to help humanity realign with its core truth. It’s believed there were two points in history that led to a huge wave of indigo starseeds incarnating on Earth; after World War II and during the 1970’s to 1980’s.
If you look at how different the 1960’s were from the 1980’s in terms of technological and social advancement, you can see the influence of the indigo child.
I’ve always seen them as the rapid ascenders or system shakers, paving the way for a new order to be ushered in, despite the criticism and controversy they may face. Indigos challenge the old way of thinking, clearing the way for crystals and rainbows to carry out their mission.
Common Indigo Children Traits
There are over 35 indigo child traits in total, check out my other post, ‘am I an Indigo Child?’ for a deep dive into this beautiful star group. These traits only scratch the surface but are the most common ones I’ve seen.
- Headstrong and strong willed with a sharp mind
- Insightful, will find new ways to solve an old problem
- Carry a rebellious streak and dislike authority
- Likely carries negative karma into this life which needs to be healed
- Drawn to creative expression
- Strong connection with nature, animals and plants
- Seems very emotional, may exhibit mood swings
- Feel lost or misunderstood
- They can across as anti-social or withdrawn at times
- Suffer from anxiety, low self esteem or low self worth
Who are the Crystal Children?
Crystal children are the starseeds, spiritual teachers, and gifted healers of our generation, known for their incredible ability to embody their true light and divine purpose at all times.
As their name suggests they are crystal clear about their purpose here on Earth or at least have an idea or a vision as to what they came here to do.
If a crystal child doesn’t know their mission, it’s likely they’re out of sync with their true nature or are simply ignoring it in fear or doubt.
They possess a deep-rooted love for animals and nature, but sometimes struggle to understand the animosity and hate humans show each other.
Highly sensitive, old, empathetic souls, the main wave of crystal children incarnated on Earth between the decades of 1980’s to late 1990’s, though that’s not a hard and fast rule.
When looking into their eyes, you’ll likely feel a connection to their soul, and may feel a sense of relief or joy in their presence. They came to heal what the indigo children couldn’t; the emotional side, shadow side of humanity.
Common Crystal Children Traits
- Filled with creativity
- Miracle creators
- Embody Pleiades energy, though not necessarily a Pleiadian starseed
- Natural healers, who value connection over materialism
- Adore animals, nature, trees, plants and can sense their energy
- Likely a skilled crystal healer with a collection to prove it
- Often mistaken as autistic children as they don’t fit in with the other children
- Come across as a sage, or old soul even at a young age
- Don’t perform well under high-stress or chaotic situations
- Strong sense of adventure; dream of pioneering or escaping to the unknown
- Feel like they don’t fit in, but have a specific purpose to perform
- Likely to take on other people’s energy without realizing
Who are the Rainbow Children?
The newest generation of star children to arrive on Earth, the rainbow children likely arrived from the year 2000 onwards.
Their most distinctive characteristic? They incarnate free from any karma. They have nothing to heal, nothing to break free of, no shadow side to release, and so naturally maintain a super high vibrational frequency.
Why? They’ve never lived a past life on Earth before, though that’s not to say they haven’t lived other lives in different dimensions.
Because of this, rainbow children are inherently gifted, and most of the time they know it.
From a young age, they possessed strong claircognizant abilities and are very in tune with their spiritual side.
Drawn to color and brightness, rainbow children are likely to come across as wacky, unique, and quirky to Earth souls.
They’re not afraid to put their personal power above the need to ‘fit in’ – something this group doesn’t do. That’s not to say they’re loud and abrasive though, quite the opposite, they can be quiet, empathetic, and generally shy.
Where Did the Rainbow Children Come From?
Not much is known about the rainbow children because they’re so new. Anything I write about them is drawn from my own intuition and understanding of their characteristics having encountered these souls a few times before.
Personally, I believe they originated from a higher dimension rather than from a different star system. It’s possible their souls are direct descendants of ascended masters such as Buddha or Mother Mary.
In this sense, they’ve always been here, but haven’t been called to ‘arrive’ until now. Their souls will likely continue to incarnate on Earth for the next 5 years or so.
Common Rainbow Children Traits:
- Bright, bubbly and energetic personalities
- They have an undeniable strong personal power
- Fearless in pursuit of their ambitions
- Passionate about everything in their life
- Effortless manifestors
- Attuned to the world of color
- Strong telepathic abilities
- Very trusting
- Unlikely to develop illness or mental health issues unless out of alignment
- Can be quiet and shy at times
What’s Next – When Will a New Generation of Star Children Arrive?
More indigo, crystal, and rainbow children will continue to incarnate, with the latter being the most dominant type moving forward.
It’s possible we’re on the cusp of a new star child being ‘born’. 2020 was a complete ‘tower’ moment where the world was put on hold.
Mother Gaia made a statement and was quick to show that we’re no match for her abilities; be that good or bad. With so much upheaval and change, it’s this kind of phenomenon that gives way to a new star person to incarnate.