Indigo Children

What is an indigo child?

Indigo child is a concept brought by the New Age current used to define certain individuals who have come to Earth with a special set of skills or gifts to help change the system and elevate the vibration of our planet. Indigo children are usually especially spiritual and tend to have a certain sensibility to connect with the spiritual realm as well as a tendency to disconnect from the material world or feel out of place. Many indigo children have been mistaken as autistic during history due to their special sensibility and their inability to express themselves conforming to the ways of the world.

The term indigo child is related to the color of the third eye chakra, due to their heightened extrasensory capabilities that make them so sensitive to perceiving the spiritual and energetic world.

Indigo Child: back to history

According to the best psychic experts in the field and study of indigo children, there have been five generations of Indigo Children so far, each one of them with their particular set of traits and abilities.

Alpha Generation

The first generation of Indigo children was born between the years 1958 and 1968, though they did not start to experience their awakening until around 30 years later. This generation was identified by the very particular color of their aura, a mixture of blue and green shades of a dark tone painted with purple spots.

This generation was considered to come with special protection from psychic attacks and other forms of energetic or spiritual dangers. These individuals didn’t really feel that they belonged to their own families from very early ages, and very often they do look much younger than they actually are.

Beta Generation

The Beta Indigo children are those who were born between 1968 and 1978, experiencing their awakening between the years 1996 and 2006. This generation is less gifted than the Alpha Indigo children in terms of protection, but they do share the younger looks of their Alpha siblings.

Gamma Generation

These are the indigo children born in the next decade to their Beta siblings, from 1978 to 1988. This generation presents minimum shielding against psychic attacks, which makes them more vulnerable but also way more sensitive than others. They are also known as crystal children because of the color of their aura, usually in a purple shiny tone that is almost translucent, as if they were inside of a crystal.

Delta Generation

These are the generation born between the years 1988 and 1998, this is the first generation to present a solid indigo color in their aura. The Delta indigo children are currently experiencing their awakening and will continue to do so until 2026.

The Delta generation is, by far, the most sensitive generation of indigo children so far, and their behavior can be perceived as socially awkward. They like to show their true colors and they tend to be really confident, though they are likely to avoid crowded surroundings and places that wreck their nerves.

Omega Generation

The omega indigo children, born between 1998 and 2008 are supposed to be the last purely indigo generation. Not a lot is known about the omega children because they are currently very young and their awakening is programmed to occur between 2026 and 2036.

Main Indigo children traits

Indigo children come with a set of traits. There is plenty of information available about their most common characteristics though they differ, depending on the source, however, there are some traits that are commonly agreed upon.

1. They are spiritually gifted.

These individuals possess a great ability to perceive the spiritual world and they are often tuned in to the energy of their surroundings. They usually have a certain skill to see or otherwise perceive the spirit world, which makes them very sensitive to changes in the energy of the environment and also makes them very likely to connect to spiritual beings.

2. They are non-conforming.

Indigo children are here to break the system and aid in the shift of the planet to a higher frequency. They constantly question the rules and the habits created by society and they live up to their own standards as opposed to the rules that society has implemented for them. They can be seen as rebels, but the motivation behind their behavior has to do with their constant quest for truth.

3. They desire to change the world.

Indigos are often disappointed in the world and tend to be social justice warriors. They will not stay quiet when injustice happens and they are not afraid to challenge those who are being unfair. They tend to be activists and are usually committed to making the world a better place.

4. They are usually misunderstood.

Due to their tendency to be socially awkward, indigo children usually experience a feeling of not belonging or detachment, and they are very often misunderstood by their peers, making them prone to isolation and bullying.

5. They have a strong sense of purpose.

Indigo children are strong-willed and the things that others think about them don’t affect them as they would others. They know what they want and they are not afraid to go for it even if others don’t understand them.

6. They express their emotions.

Indigos tend to be very attuned to their emotions, and they do frequently express them in a very authentic way. They can laugh loudly and cry louder and they are not hesitant to show the emotions that they are experiencing.

7. They have unique wisdom.

Indigo children are usually wise beyond their years and they do very frequently bring brilliant insight to problems that others are experiencing. They do often have plans for things that they don’t really have a say into but that makes sense when spoken about with someone who has some power in the matter.

8. They have heightened creativity.

These individuals often need to express themselves in ways that go beyond words. Their perception of reality is so different from that of others, and this causes them to need to express what they feel and perceive in artistic ways, often abstract or “psychedelic” looking.

9. They are very active.

It is common for indigo children to be mistaken as ADD or ADHD because the hyperactivity of their inner world makes them disconnect from the physical world, making them act out of place or feel disoriented.

Possible indigo child physical traits

Indigo children do usually have a young look, meaning that they look way below their actual age while acting-wise beyond their years. They seem to age at a different pace than everyone else and they sometimes have a bit of an ethereal of “frail” look. They tend to have a bit of alternative aesthetic, loving flowy clothes in vibrant colors.

What are Indigo adults characteristics?

Indigo adults don’t differ from indigo children besides from the fact that children usually feel out of the place of disconnected and adult indigo children are more likely to know that they are different already and have better management of their whole situation.

Tips for relatives of the indigo child

If you are the parent of an indigo child or you have an indigo child relative, here are some tips that could help you make them feel more welcomed and safe in your space. If you have been given the task to raise an indigo child, it can also be more challenging than raising an average child, these tips will help you in your quest!

1. Be empathetic.

Since Indigo children are usually very emotional and sensitive, they do appreciate being treated with some extra care. Try to walk a mile in their shoes and avoid harshness with them.

2. Share their enthusiasm.

Indigo children are really passionate about what they like, and sharing their enthusiasm with them can be a really bonding experience. As well, since they tend to feel out of place, offering them a safe space to talk will make them feel that they can share more with you.

3. Be gentle when they make mistakes.

These individuals do not follow the average social rules and are usually far from the standard of behavior. If they wrong you, do not point out that they have skipped some sort of social rule that they do not understand. Instead, talk to them about how their action made you feel and how they can make you feel different.

4. Is it good or bad to be an indigo child?

Being an indigo star child is not inherently a good or bad thing, just as having black hair or blue eyes is a random quality no better than another. Being an indigo child is simply different, and it comes with a series of pros and cons that can depending on the context and situation, be to your advantage or to your detriment.

FAQ Section

How to know if you’re an indigo child?

Most indigo children have a particular set of traits as the ones described in the paragraph above. If you feel identified with those traits, it is possible that you are an indigo child!

What year were indigo adults born?

The first known generation of Indigo children was born in 1958, while the last generation to have been born so far, was born in 2008.

How to tell if you are an indigo child?

The best way to tell if you are an indigo child for sure is to get a picture of your aura. There are aura seers that can help you figure out if you have the characteristics of true indigo or start children.

Is my child an indigo child?

As children, indigo children can be particularly sensitive and claim to see other realms or manifest some sort of extrasensory powers, oftentimes telekinesis. If your child is showing these characteristics or strange events happen around them, it is likely that you are the parent of an indigo child.

Are there any famous indigo children?

Certain celebrities are considered indigo children because of the particular ways in which they have decided to live their lives. They stand out because of their extremely authentic way to show up to the world, the intensity of their beliefs, their romantic choices or their legacy to the world.

Some of these celebrities are considered to be something very similar to indigo children, even if they are out of the known generational limit, because of how difficult it was to keep record of these things in earlier times.

Some of these famous indigo children are:

  • Kurt Cobain.
  • Enya.
  • Jane Goodall.
  • Mahatma Ghandi.
  • Robin Williams.
  • John Lennon.
  • Martin Luther King.
  • Oprah.
  • Princess Diana of Wales.
  • Niloka Tesla.

Are indigo kids more successful?

While they are not necessarily more successful than others, Indigo children are known for leaving a contribution to the world. In fact, they are not always successful by society’s standards, but they do live very fulfilling lives, have a strong vocation and are determined to follow it. Indigo children cannot dedicate their lives to something that bores them or doesn’t motivate them because they become really miserable, so they have the almost obligation to live as they want to live and to fulfill their calling, what most often than not results in a magnificent contribution to the world and the building of a solid and lasting legacy that inspires others to continue their quest for a different and better world.

Indigo kids may not always be rich or famous, though they can be given certain facilities to fulfill their purpose if it is necessary, they have an easy to make an impact and to touch the lives of others, as well as motivate other people to join their “revolution.”


Amelie Stewart

Author Amelie Stewart

Astrologer and Tarot Reader from Boston, IL, USA. I've been practicing astrology and tarot for almost 10 years now. Recently, I`ve decided to start learning more about crystal therapy and yoga to be the best version of myself and share my knowledge with you.