Meet the Indigo Children, Indigo Adults, Crystals and Rainbows

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I have been asked to write more on the Indigo. I personally fit almost literally all traits from Indigo, Crystal and Rainbow. Labels are hard to put on anything, especially people. So I would like to share some information on what the Indigo is said to be. Although I don’t love the idea of labeling anyone, here is what the term means for the most part. So if you are Indigo, perhaps evolving to Rainbow is the way in which we can best affect the world in this time of upliftment. Where we come to spread the goodness of Unconditional Love.

Keep in mind there are many different labels given to many groups of people, and so the lists are always growing and we find more and more categories of labels we fall into, at least I do, however while falling into labels, the labels tend to be of “unique” individuals. Kind of an oxymoron, or better yet a paradox.

The well developed Indigo is said to transform into Rainbow Children and Adults.  The Rainbows are able to avoid the influence of negativity emitting from others and they can change aura colors with thoughts.  It is said that there is a DNA shift to Rainbow and the frontal lobe is extended for faster processing. These Rainbow beings have the memories of other times, places and abilities. They are able to affect the world, rather than be affected. They have come to a point of ability and have become masters at their task.

Not all ADD, ADHD, or depressed individual is an Indigo or Rainbow. Indigos are not generally disruptive. If their emotional make-up becomes this way and also abusive (hurtful, violent and unbelievably defiant), they could really be chemically imbalanced.  These children’s tendencies lean more towards manic-depression. They can be seen by doctors and treated for a variety of other issues. Learning disabilities stem from many factors and are not necessarily Indigo or Rainbow related.

Adult Indigo Traits

 Contributed by: Wendy Chapman and Michele Alexandria
(Please give them the credit for the following list.)

-This is just a part of some of the traits of Indigo Adults..

You can include those traits of the Indigo Child, as well.


  • You feel abandoned, lost and alone.  You might of felt like, or still feel like, you were dumped off on this planet, left to your own accord, with nothing, or no one, to grasp or hold on to. 
  • You feel like no one “gets” or understands who you are.
  • You feel abandoned by God, your parents and society.
  • YOU’VE BEEN TOLD YOU ARE CRAZY!  Probably more than once.  (By the way, you’re not! )
  • Being abandoned or alone might be a challenging fear for you. 
  • Feel like a freak and are tired of people treated you as one.
  • Are intelligent, though may not have had top grades.
  • You are “tuned in”.  You “get it” and you’re not sure why others don’t!
  • Are highly creative in the arts, music and/or literature.
  • Always need to know WHY, especially why they are being asked to do something.
  • Had disgust and perhaps loathing for much of the required and repetitious work in school.
  • Have a difficult time with people who are out of integrity and dishonest.
  • Feel overly responsible and heavily burdoned by societies perceived lack of care and concern with the well-being of the world.
  • Were rebellious in school in that they refused to do homework and rejected authority of teachers, OR seriously wanted to rebel, but didn’t DARE, usually due to parental pressure. Many of you were rather repulsed by school and the old antiquated system.  You felt you knew better and where bored and frustrated.
  • May have experienced deep depression and feelings of helplessness. These may have ranged from sadness to utter despair. Suicidal feelings, while in high school or younger are not uncommon in the Indigo Adult. Felt disconnected and beaten down.
  • Drug/alcohol abuse is not uncommon to numb the internal emotional and Spiritual pain.
  • Easily disorganized and may have excessive clutter and are not able to handle it, due to your lack of focus.
  • Have difficulty in service-oriented jobs. Indigos resist authority and caste system of employment.
  • Can go from job to job to job.  Have a challege staying in one place for too long.  Your resume can look like a short novel.  :)
  • Easily bored and frustrated.
  • Easily distracted
  • You are eaily susceptible to lower energies attaching themselves to you.  (non-physical beings) They are like moths to Light. (There are techniques to sheild you from this, one is a cord cutting technique)
  • Prefer cooperative efforts, leadership positions, or working alone.
  • Have deep empathy for others, yet an intolerance of stupidity.
  • May be extremely emotionally sensitive including crying at the drop of a hat (no shielding), or may be the opposite and show no expression of emotion (full shielding).
  • You are empathic and it’s challenging for you to block it out.
  • May have trouble with anger and RAGE.
  • Have trouble with systems they consider broken or ineffective i.e. political, educational, medical, and legal.
  • Alienation from or anger with politics – feeling your voice won’t count and that the outcome really doesn’t matter.
  • Frustration with or rejection of the traditional American dream – 9-5 career, marriage, 2.5 children, house with white picket fence, etc.
  • Anger at rights being taken away, fear and/or fury at “Big Brother watching you.”
  • They feel a burning desire to do something to change and improve the world. May be stymied what to do. May have trouble identifying their path.
  • Money does not hold a lot of importance to you.  You know how to attain it, but you find the concept of money to be irrelevant and ego driven. 
  • You have a innate ability to manifest whatever you desire.
  •  Had psychic or spiritual interest when you were young- in or before teen years.
  • Had few if any Indigo role models.
  • Feel like you have one foot in this world and one in “The Other”.
  • Have a strong intuition.
  • Random behavior pattern or mind style – (be labeled with symptoms of ADD and ADHD, bi-polar, OCD), may have trouble focusing on assigned tasks, may jump around in conversations. 
  • Have had psychic experiences, such as premonitions, seeing angels or ghosts, out of body experiences, hearing voices.
  • May be electrically sensitive such as watches not working and street lights going out as you move under them, electrical equipment malfunctioning (especially with computers), and lights blowing out
  • May have awareness of other dimensions and parallel realities.
  • Sexually are very expressive and inventive OR may reject sexuality in boredom or with intention of achieving higher spiritual connection. May explore alternate types of sexuality.
  • Seek meaning to their life and understanding about the world; may seek this through religion or spirituality, spiritual groups and books, self-help groups and books.
  • If they find balance in their lives, they can become very strong, vibrant, healthy, and happy individuals who use their Love and Light to be of the highest and best service for all concerned. 

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Indigos have a love of fantasy and castles.  Dragons, fairies, mermaids, unicorns and the likes of these creatures… these REAL-TO-US beings, may  be our spirit guides. You must be “pure of heart” to see a unicorn. Well I have when I was young, and she stays with me forever. Pure of heart does not always mean “virgin of sex” keep in mind that an adult may see this creature should she be your guide, if you are One with the Heart of God, the purest Heart of all.

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Indigos are defined by the following (amongst other things):

- know their own mind from an early age
- independent & headstrong
- creative
- intuitive and have psychic abilities
- sensitive especially to animals
- easily bored and may be disruptive at school if the teacher does not understand where they are coming from
- highly strung, or tense 
- said to have trickled in, in 1970, and most came in 1978 and later (I was born in 1981)
- feels like they have a greater purpose, “here for a reason”, often not sure of the reason 
- creative, artistic, art, music, jewelry making, poetry, etc.
- may be prone to addictions
- “old soul” “13 going on 30″ 
- may have had some difficult years, or harsh experiences 
- history of seeing Angels, ghosts, “dead people” (intuitive psychic)
- may be a loner or isolationist, by acting out or introversion
- radiates independence even when asking for money
- athletic warrior-spirits, high energy 
- wants to do world-wide affecting positive work, desires to help in a big way
- may fluctuate between low or high self esteem, all the way to grandiosity and back again
- high intelligence 
- bores quickly and easily 
- needs situations that require creative thought, rather than ritualistic repetition
- won’t deal with certain things, like waiting in line, for example
- non conforming, system busters, sees “better ways of doing things” at work, school and home 
- would prefer home schooling unless schooled with like minded Indigos, otherwise school can be a bad social experince
- May have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, but the medication acted more like an illegal drug to them
- the high strung fierceness may involve anger but also the drive and desire to create changes in the world
- may have insomnia, nightmares, restless sleep or fear and difficulty with falling asleep
- may have had suicidal attempts or thoughts, depression
- friendships are sought to be real, deep and long lasting, or non-existent 
- easily bonds and connects with plants and animals

You can tell if you are an Indigo by the year you were born. Really any time over the last few decades. Those born Rainbow are said to have been born within the last 15 years. However an Indigo is said to evolve to Rainbow frequency once balanced. You can tell if you are Indigo by the traits, or by having indigo color in your aura. Or all of these things. The Indigos are mostly adults now, although many were born in the 90’s. The rest are in their late 20’s early 30’s, but some are older, however they are said to be fewer in number. That said, there are whispers of the existence of Indigos and Crystals in ancient times and these beings belongs to “religious” groups where they could practice their work easily (The work of God). More recently have come the Crystal children, and I believe now more Rainbow children.

The Indigos have a more fiery temperament than the Crystals. Lee Carroll and Jan Tober in their book The Indigo Children. They claim:

“The Indigo Child is a boy or girl who displays a new and unusual set of psychological attributes, revealing a pattern of behavior generally undocumented before. This pattern has singularly unique factors that call for parents and teachers to change their treatment and upbringing of these kids to assist them in achieving balance and harmony in their lives, and to help them avoid frustration.”

The Indigos are said to play a major part in the shift of consciousness whereas the Crystals who are still very young will then be able to do their work. The Indigos are said to have a part in 2012. Indigos are here to force out the old ways by force if necessary. We are very highly sensitive and psychic. The Crystals are also very psychic but are more gentle. I believe one person can house within them Indigo, Crystal and Rainbow traits, possibly frequencies at the same time, if not evolve through each over time and remaining with a balanced blend. Although Indigos may be Empaths, Crystals are more empathetic and sympathetic in the way that they are softer.

Dr Doreen Virtue also gives information on the newer arrivals, the Crystal Children:

“Both generations are highly sensitive and psychic, and have important life purposes. The main difference is their temperament. Indigos have a warrior spirit, because their collective purpose is to mash down old systems that no longer serve us. They are here to quash government, educational, and legal systems that lack integrity. To accomplish this end, they need tempers and fiery determination. Those adults who resist change and who value conformity may misunderstand the Indigos. They are often mislabelled with the psychiatric diagnoses of Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Sadly, when they are medicated, The Indigos often lose their beautiful sensitivity, spiritual gifts, and warrior energy.”

The Crystal Children:

- intuitive and psychic
- very sensitive
- extremely caring
- empathic
- peace loving
- large eyes with an intense stare
- openly discusses angels, spirits, fairies
- magnetic
- prefer healthy foods
- may use telepathy or invented sign languages
- highly creative
- generally born in 1995 and later but scouts did come earlier so there are adults who posses Crystal traits (like myself)
- communication with and deep caring for animals and nature
- would rather sing perhaps than talk, and may have sung before they spoke when young
- began talking later or very early
- highly intelligent
- healing abilities
- crystals and rocks
- artistic
- generally even tempered, sweet, affectionate, forgiving and loving 
- May be diagnosed with Autism or Aspergers syndrome
- fearless with a good sense of balance
- openly discusses seeing spirits and remembers past life memories
- affected by the Moon and other planetary and cosmic phenomenon
- “old soul” wise beyond their years 

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The Rainbow Children are Pure Love. They are now said the be the most recent coming now with few already here, although as with the others, scouts are probably here as well as those who have been able to bring their frequency to this vibration. By Law of Attraction some must be here in order to attract others.

As quoted by Doreen Virtue:

The Rainbow Children:

- do not have any karma (this means they do not have past life issues to deal with.)
- they have not been here on this earth before
- they are here to purely give and serve humanity
- communicate mostly telepathically
- show no fear
- when in their presence, you feel as if in the presence of a master (i.e., Jesus, Mother Mary…)

Comments (10)


  1. Colorific says:

    Best article I have read on the subject. I get confused by all the terms. I see how it all fits now. I think I am an Indigo actually. I’ll keep reading your articles and posts. I’m so inspired. :o

  2. jack meditz says:

    Very interesting information about Indigo, Rainbow, and Crystal characteristics. Who came up with these terms? What about people–like myself– born way before the 70s? Are there other “types” that have been identified that have been given a name? I would want to hear more info about those types as well. Not sure what to make of the comment: “Indigos are here to force out the old ways by force if necessary.”

    • Muse Rayna says:


      The term “indigo children” was coined in the 1970’s by Nancy Ann Tappe. The definition, however, is thougt to be related to the color seen in the aura of these individuals, which may be true, but may also be a correlation to the Third-Eye Chakra. This Chakra’s color correspondence is indigo and is associated with psychic sensitivity. Nancy Tappe has a brain condition called Synesthesia which is a condition that causes the brain to mix up perceptions. So those with Synesthesia see or hear a smell or smell a touch. Some people suppose this is a brain disorder while some consider it to be a new highly developed way a brain can work. Nancy Tappe says the Indigos have an indigo (dark blue) life color. Life color is not the same thing as aura color according to her explanation in the book The Indigo Children Ten Years Later: What’s Happening with the Indigo Teenagers!. Because of the fact that most people don’t see life colors as she does, the term Indigo became ambiguous. Some people think Indigos simply or always have indigo auras. And again, most people don’t see auras, so this is still confusing to many. It is accepted that Indigos are highly psychic souls incarnating with the purpose of assisting humanity to evolve further. Indigos have the Third-Eye Chakra open and tend to be direct in expressing the truth they see.

      Forcing out the old ways: As innovators and frontier warriors Indigos pave the way for those who come afterwards such as those of the Crystal and Rainbow vibrations. Worldly issues, ego-natured authority, conformity, compromise and the like have no value to third eye vision.

      Indigos and all vibrations, it seems, have scouts and incarnations reaching much further back in time. So there are Indigos and other beings incarnated that are not born during the generally accepted timeframe. There are people of all ages then who can be of these vibrations. And Indigo may be any age.

      Indigo is the color of the Third-Eye Chakra, which is the 6th Chakra. Crystal White is the color of the 7th Crown Chakra, so determining by the color as an indication, Crystals are more gentle, not warrior types. The Third-Eye is said to be the color of “Divine Defender”. Rainbow may mean all colors of the Chakra system, creating exceptional balance, like that of Ascended souls.

      I am creating an article on Starseeds that you may really be interested in. So watch for that article coming soon! :) Starseeds have been called Nihals of the constellation of Lepus (sometimes called Beta Leporis), and Starseeds and Nihals have been referred to as none other than Indigos.


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