Indigo, Crystal, and Rainbow Children
I’m not a great supporter of labeling children. Whether it be according to ability, disability, characteristics, or whatever. I was very careful to avoid categorizing and classifying my own children, preferring them to find their own place without being hampered or nailed down by labels. Therefore, I use the terms described here cautiously, and I exhort you to do the same. By all means, if you identify yourself or your child in any of these ways, that’s fine, but be judicious about how you talk to others about it.
A few years ago I would have sniggered at the idea that children come in ‘flavors’ like indigo, crystal, and rainbow, but I’ve had reason to change my opinion. Several reasons.
We started hearing the term ‘Indigo child’ a decade or so ago. My own mother was convinced that my mercurial-tempered daughter was an indigo. I was equally convinced that she wasn’t. The characteristics of an indigo child didn’t fit her at all. Not only that, having been born in 2001, she was outside of the date parameters for indigo children. So I read a little, dismissed it, and then forgot about it.
Fast forward and I’ve been writing about divination, psychic topics, and psychic energy for several years and, during my research, I happened on a site dedicated to star children and light workers. I’d heard of light workers, but never star children. I was intrigued. As I read more, I discovered that star children included indigo children (cue some deep sighing from me), crystal children, and rainbow children. However, when I read the description of a crystal child, I knew instantly that it applied to my girl. I began to look into star children in more detail, and this is what I found.
What Is a Star Child?
Firstly, it’s important to know that a Star child is no more special than any other child. They are not more or less likely to be successful, or wealthy, or be healthier than their peers. Star children simply display certain characteristics that identify them as such. The colors were originally assigned because of the dominant colors that showed in their auras or energy fields. Indigos show a heavier preponderance of dark blues and purples. Crystal children have a clearer, more transparent aura and Rainbows, as their name suggests, shimmer with varying colors.
Star children seem to arrive in waves—it began with the Indigos, or so it is said. I wonder whether it has always occurred and whether we have always had waves of ‘different’ children who have a particular influence or impact on their generation? The Indigos began to have children and these babies also seemed a be a little different—they were identified as Crystal children. Now they are growing up and the third wave arriving now in the first part of the 21st century are the Rainbow children.
Star children tend to be outliers, they are leading edge. They push the boundaries of acceptability that were laid down by previous generations. Eventually, their traits and characteristics become the norm. Then the next waves arrives and the boundaries are smashed again.
The Arrival of the Indigo Children
The Indigos first started to appear in the late 1950s, although most were born in the 1960s and 1970s. One thing they often have in common is that their parents were the hippie generation, the first ‘live and let live’ adults. The parents who gave their children more freedom than previous generations. This is why I think that there were ‘waves’ of Star children prior to the Indigos. Each generation paves the way for the next.
Indigos are rebels. They are intolerant of unfairness. They smash down the old traditions in favor of no traditions. They are the rockers, the fighters, the protesters, the warriors. Indigos were feminists, anti-war, anti-politics anti-everything. They tore down the old order, tried to break up the establishment, and just caused trouble.
Characteristics of Indigo Children
- Strong willed and stubborn
- Have problems with authority
- Intuitive, often psychic
- Creative and unafraid of trying something new
- Lacks patience, often gets frustrated
- Despite being a rebel, they need clear boundaries and structure while growing up
- Can be insecure
- Often diagnosed as ADD, ADHD
The Crystal Children Come Forth
Crystal children began to be born around the 1980s to approximately 2010, though some are still being born at this time. There is never really a definitive time for Star Children to be born. They appear where and when they are needed to effect change.
The Crystals tend to share a physical trait and that is that many of them have large, luminous eyes that almost seem to gaze into your very being. My own daughter has eyes of an indeterminate color—sometimes they are brown, and at other times they are green with a tinge of indigo. They are deep and mesmerizing. When she was born, people would often remark that she seemed to be an ‘old soul’.
Crystals are pure of spirit and very connected to the earth. They are the huggers and the healers. They are in-tune with their own energy. They are teachers and facilitators. They have come to teach compassion, tolerance, patience, and gentleness. As babies, they are very sensitive, which is why they might be mistaken for Indigos. They often hate noise and sensory overload. Sometimes they are ‘late developers’, which just means that they have other means of communication. Occasionally they will be described as being ‘on the spectrum’.
Characteristics of Crystal Children
- Are usually born to an Indigo adult
- Touchy-feely, emotional
- Make decisions based on intuition and feelings
- Often have allergies and sensitivities
- Enjoy solitude
- Make lasting friendships
- Are good counselors and mediators
- Are often musical
- They connect with young children, animals and the vulnerable
- They put comfort well above fashion
- Often have to leave high-energy, crowded places because they feel overwhelmed
- May be gay or bi
- They have an affinity with water
- Are healers or have a calming presence
- Sometimes labeled as being ‘on the spectrum’ because they are so self-contained.
My Crystal Child
Of course every proud mother believes their child is special. And they would be right. However, I'd like to tell you a little about my girl.
She was born on September 11th, 2001. Yes, that day. We are in the UK, and far from where the awful events took place. However, from about 6pm GMT, she started crying and she did not stop for 12 hours. No one could comfort her. The medical staff could find nothing wrong. She screamed all night. It was heartbreaking and very, very scary. And then she stopped. And all was well.
When she was growing up, she seemed to know her own mind from the very beginning. She hated being out and about. Sure, she'd go out to play, but any family outing was spoiled because she wanted to be home.
Home-schooling seemed like a good option for her as school would have been a nightmare for all concerned.
Then she discovered music. She immersed herself into it completely. She taught herself guitar, wrote songs and learned tons. So much so that at 15 she was accepted onto a college Level 3 program with no qualifications. Currently, she's finishing up that course and waiting to start university in the fall.
She's magical in the sense she can make things happen. She's empathic and can't bear anyone else to hurt emotionally. She's kind, helpful, strong and determined. She's got those eyes. I'm convinced she's a Crystal.
Here Come the Rainbow Babies
Just as we are getting used to the Crystal children, along come the Rainbows. Rainbow children’s mission is to heal and re-balance humanity and the planet. They are able to reflect our distorted values back at us, thus they are revealers of the truth. Rainbow children are usually seen as ‘different’. There are not too many of them around just yet so we will all be getting to know them over the next decade or three.
Rainbow children have a higher vibration than the rest of humanity. They will be the ones who bring gender fluidity; refusing to be categorized or contained. We are told that they are ‘new souls’, who have never incarnated previously, yet they arrive almost completely spiritually evolved.
Rainbow’s are usually the offspring of Crystals, so they will have at least one parent who ‘gets’ them. However, the rest of society, even Indigos will have difficulty coming to terms with the new world that the Rainbows are ushering in. There will be a lot of resistance to their visions and actions.
Rainbow Children Characteristics
- Often appear to be in their own world
- Are loving and generous
- Sweet, but will a will of steel
- Brave and able to withstand hardship
- Often have to care for others
- Likely to be telepathic
- High energy, both physical and psychically
- Large eyes, similar to Crystal children’s
- Late to start speaking, sometimes three or four years old
- Gender-fluid; everything-fluid
- Don’t care what people think of them.
Share Your Opinion
Are you an adult Indigo? Do you have an opinion on these Star children. Is it a ‘thing’ at all? I’d love to hear what you think.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Questions & Answers
I think i'm a crystal child, born in 1997. Musician, singer, intuitive, practising meditation and transfering energy, emotional, have empathy, looooooove animals and children, making lasting friendships, leave crowded places after 2 3 hours, have allergies, Sagittarius, not having patience sometimes, curious. Am I a crystal child?
It sounds like you are a perfect example of a crystal child.Helpful 33
I believe I am a crystal child. I am definitely an empath. So I feel what others are feeling and sometimes it’s hard to differentiate, I will, for example, be super sad for no reason. Could you give me a tip on how to stay true to myself, as I break myself down to build up others?
The one important thing you must know is that to be able to help other people emotionally, you have to be in tip-top condition yourself. So it might be a good idea to put together a 'package' of meditation, self-protection rituals, perhaps a few well selected crystals, and maybe learn some Switchwords:
You can have fun with all this. None of it has to be serious. But it must confer emotional benefits. So start by researching meditation, then look for a simple protection spell or ritual, then see how you go from there. Put a self-care routine in place and you'll be fine.Helpful 20
I was born in 1976 but my traits are more in line with a Crystal. I have a couple of Indigo characteristics, but also all the crystal traits listed. Can you be two at once?
You may be an outlier. I'm sure there have always been Crystal (or Indigo or Rainbow) children, but they have arrived in greater numbers in waves. Yes you can have the traits of both.Helpful 2
I have a child who doesn't fit in. She is strong-willed and she has a very good connection with animals. She is loving and would do anything for anybody she knows (even if she hates them). She is an introvert. What do you think my daughter could be of rainbow, crystal, or indigo children?Helpful 5
I can refer to both Crystal and Indigo. It confuses me. What does this mean?
No doubt there will be people with overlapping traits. Remember these are guidelines and theories. It's not set in concrete.Helpful 10
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