Do You Belong to One of the 5 Indigo Generations?

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There are many reasons why you may feel unique. Could you or someone you know be part of the Indigo generations?

The following article will answer many questions you have about indigo children and will help you find the “miracle children” in your close circle. One of the most renowned researchers of this New Age phenomenon is Ms. Lori Johnson, who worked on the Indigo generations in an almost scientific manner and divided them into five categories according to the date of birth of these children.

Alpha Generation

The first generation, which was called Alpha, includes children born in the period between 1958 and 1968. The period of the awakening of the Alpha generation was from 1986 until 1996. Their aura was seen as dark blue and green with purple shades.

The aura was also under the influence of the metallic beige hue, protecting them from external attacks and excessively early showing of indigo potential. Since early childhood, the Alpha had a feeling of being different, as if they did not belong to their home, country or parents. The reasons for these differences were always vague and never provided a satisfactory explanation.

Beta generation

They are people born in the period between 1968 and 1978. The period of their awakening coincides, roughly, with the period between 1996 and 2006. The colors of their aura are blue – green – purple, but no longer the color of the metal shield.

A typical feature of both generations, Alpha and Beta, is that they look much younger than they actually are.

Gamma Generation

The Gamma is the third generation of Indigo children, born between 1978 and 1988. The period of intellectual awakening of these children coincides with the period between 2006 and 2016. This is the first generation with the minimum protective shield. It is usually purple with markings of ocher or a crystal color.

Delta Generation

These children are born between 1988 and 1998. One of the characteristics of the fourth generation is the pure indigo color of the aura. The period of maturation and spiritual awakening of the delta generation coincides with the period from 2016 until 2026.

This generation is too sensitive and needs plenty of help. These people are overactive and quite extroverted. They like to show the world who they really are and often do this with great self-confidence. In their environment, they want blue and purple colors and enjoy slow music. They avoid crowded places and anything that causes nervousness.

The Delta generation usually has difficult teenage years. Many of these kids think that something is wrong with them, they may dabble with drugs or have suicidal tendencies. The best remedy for them is Nature.

Omega generation

Children born between 1998 and 2008 belong to the so-called Omega indigo generation. Supposedly this is the last “pure” indigo generation. This generation will experience the “Dark Night of Awakening” from 2026 until 2036.

Children born in the Delta and Omega period, are also called Crystal Children because of a particularly bright, crystal color in their aura.

These children are particularly vulnerable to various dermatology problems, allergies, and diseases (especially to those of upper respiratory tract due to high environmental pollution). Also, a large proportion of them are characterized as autistic or suffers from the Asperger syndrome. Autism in children is a way of self-protection from attack and neurosis of the outside world.

The Awakening of Indigo

For each of the indigo generations, the process of awakening begins around the age of 28-29 years and lasts about 7.5 years. The “Dark Night of Awakening” is a period that can be particularly difficult because it is the final return of an indigo person to their mission in this life. This period is full of different problems and various difficult challenges.

In the mature age (37 – 39), the recovery and prosperity of psychic abilities begins. Until then, this person had enough time to finally learn to trust their psychic powers without being startled or trying to share their experiences with others.

These internal experiences may include: having a clear insight, direction and possible internal communication with the spirit world; the ability to read thoughts, feelings, and intentions of others; understanding the parallel levels of reality; a true insight into the nature of time.

Maybe you are an indigo child, or adult who realizes this may have been your destination. You may not have realized the awakening as it was happening. Maybe you just know someone who is part of the Indigo generations. Whatever the case, this may be the real reason you or someone you love feels different. After all, it’s the unique qualities of these individuals that proclaim who they really are.



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  1. Dr.Gonzzzo August 30, 2017 at 12:15 am - Reply

    I tend to disagree with the age of when an awakening might find place.

    Beta Indigo who had several mind opening experiences at the age of 19. When I also received a signpost for my purpose and task.
    The time after that has been a roller coaster ride. With a small narrator inside of me repeating what my ex. fiance once said: “Everything is just a story, to you, isn’t it?
    Now, I realize that all my travels and hardships has been different pieces of a puzzle. And it all had a purpose. That there is no such thing as a coincidences.
    Now, I seem to be getting a 2nd awakening…

    Replacing old systems and mindsets seem to be my focus these days. .

    • Me September 22, 2017 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      Hiya I’m a delta indigo child and I’ve had lil bits of my awakening at the same age but now I’m 23 and my awakening a lot more mind opening experiences aswell Feeling a lot more fully aware of environment
      I am at times waiting for something or longing for home sometimes as I look at the sky I feel that I have a higher purpose but I don’t know what is yet when did you know your purpose
      I do feel at times my purposes is to help others or teach them new ways but I am not sure
      You seem to know to know your stuff and I understand yourself more aswell understanding your purpose please could you give me advice
      Thank you

    • javiert30 September 28, 2017 at 4:14 am - Reply

      It depends of many things, I’m a beta indigo and everything matches for me perfectly.

  2. Me October 2, 2017 at 9:14 am - Reply

    I was born 1983 but from the description it rather fits the last wave of indigos. May there be the possibility that an early indigo can transform into a crystal child ? I was much more rebellious when I was younger. Now I am softer and more sensitive. I am still young but my awakening was when I was 25 even though I had medial abilities when I was a child I knew that I was different and I even thought I was adopted. If someone can answer my question I would be really happy about it.

  3. Tracy October 18, 2017 at 2:19 am - Reply

    I’m an Alpha. I began my awakening way before the age mentioned. I fought the purpose & found signposts all along my life journey. I’ve been helping younger (& same) generations understand what it means to be Indigo for quite a while. I have an Indigo son and he has been comfortable in his “Indigo-ness” for many years.
    Having a home that understood the feelings of an Indigo helps so much.
    To each one of you reading my comment, I thank you. Know you’re not alone. The feelings as awakening occurs are “normal” for us. Find your purpose, your talents & develop them for the good.

  4. Paul November 20, 2017 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    I’m an alpha Scorpio, with a cancer moon, and the life-quote I came up with for myself at age 51, after years of my intellect battling it out with my highly intuitive, and empathic, introverted self, is this… “I don’t know how I know, I just do.”
    Now, I’m not sure about the dates, or even the 5 generations, but I do know this; If you are an indigo empath of any kind, you’ve been called to task, and the universe, or God, if you prefer, has been preparing you your whole life and making sure you have “tough” skin, by way of numerous false accusations, betrayals by those whom you’ve truly loved, you’ve been ostracized, regardless of your true genuine kindness and desire to bring healing in every aspect of the word. You’ve been cast out, set aside, minimized, and marginalized, and still cannot find it in you to hold a grudge or even stay angry for any considerable amount of time. If asked what you hate, unilaterally the answer is the same; “Injustice” of any kind.
    All of this has been in preparation of the war that’s soon to come, as the dark forces of the universe have covertly made their way over the centuries to places of governmental power, and these demoniacs, who go by the monikers such as sociopath, narcissist, psychopath, and a few others, who unjustly set innocent ones, brothers and sisters of ours at an early age, into abusive situations, to sear their consceince, and destroy their empathic ability, while retraining their powerful minds to perpetuate heinous spiritual crimes against their own kin. The war of eternity is now in its infancy, and lines are being drawn, and at this point it’s already been decided which side of these lines each is situated, and we now wait with bated breath for the final horn to blow, signifying the beginning and ultimately the end of either darkness, or in the minds of the sinister, the end of light. So, children of the light, remember the love you knew as a child and put away the pettiness set in place to hold you to a material and/or prideful stance and stature, or you will find too late, you’re on the wrong side of the lines that have been drawn.

    • Sheryl June 9, 2018 at 8:44 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙏

  5. Alison November 21, 2017 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    You say the first indigo’s were born in 1958. This is incorrect. I am an indigo and was born in 1955. I knew as a child but then life took over. I was in my late 40s before I awoke and remembered who I am and why I came here. I won’t go into detail as it would take too long here but please know we were here before 1958

    • John June 1, 2018 at 9:32 pm - Reply

      I was born in 1953 and am certain to be an indigo but now awakened fully until my 50’s to know why I came here. I have read that some arrived as early as 1951, but as you said, it would take to long to go into finite detail. But let it be known, indigo’s were definiety here before 1958 as you mention Alison

  6. Matthew Sherrill January 2, 2018 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Thank You. This information makes me laugh. I did not know about the tendency to be late bloomers, or have intense difficulty with the outside world because of hyper sensitivity. That’s not to say hyper sensitivity and damned, but hyper sensitive and unaware of our powers, or ability to drive a ferrari at 200mph, and multi-task, so to speak. I love you. Thank you for doing this research. I welcome any insights you wish to share with us.

  7. Sandy Banks January 7, 2018 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    From what I’ve come to understand, the first wave of Indigos/starseeds/lighworkers, whatever you want to call them, arrived on Earth soon after 1945, when the powers that be (were) set off the first atomic bomb. Gaia put out a cry for help, and benevolent forces from the higher dimensions began to send in volunteers. .

    • Linna June 5, 2018 at 1:56 am - Reply

      I would guess maybe there would be a different name for those that came earlier but I am new to this. I know darn well my Mother adopted some special gifts and it goes way back in the generations in our family.

  8. Catherine January 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    I am sure I’m an Alpha or Beta, born 1968. NO ONE believes I am nearly 50. No one. I often feel I don’t fit in this world, I don’t recognise most humans as the same creatures as me, they don’t seem to have the same goals, interests, even thoughts as me. They seem to be avaricious, violent, selfish, they don’t notice other people’s feelings or needs. I don’t want to sound like I’m pretending to be a saint but that is the opposite of me! I notice everything and feel all feelings I come into contact with. What can I do to feel better?

  9. Ruth Minhall April 5, 2018 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    Let’s hope that the time is fast coming for greater balance in humanity’s cruel and selfish sense of ownership over our natural world and its creatures that we have separated from. We need less in every sense; less greed, less imbalance, less in number – other than those who bring the great change.

  10. Aura April 19, 2018 at 3:29 am - Reply

    I born at 1967 , and my daughter at 1996 and my son 1997 .. So i know now why we are differant..

  11. Daniela Danan April 20, 2018 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    I´m Alpha Indigo born 1960, Scandinavia, Europe. I’ve got to grow in hard conditions and it has made me a diamond-hard Indigo. However, without forgetting love. To learn to love was the hardest lesson. To love myself and others in a right way. When I realized its importance my spiritual growth was easier. Only The Right Love can change this planet into a better place to live. Every day I do something with love — caring people and animals. On a large scale and in a small things. Lovingly “Butterfly Effect” will change things better, sooner or later. The Greatest Light and Power of The Universe is Love. Even if it sounds naive or stupid. And how often do we face hatred, pride, selfishness, and cruelty. The creator of the universe is light and love, and I follow his example. Without any religious traditions.

  12. Chameleon May 1, 2018 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    I am an Alpha, but my awakening did not occur until after after age 40.

  13. Melina June 4, 2018 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Hi everybody, I am an Indigo Gamma (I guess) and I had my awakening two years and a half ago at 28 years old.
    I still learning about it all, but I have nobody I can talk about it… anybody knows a group, or support, people can share their experiences and teach one another? Thanks!

    • Saleh June 19, 2018 at 2:45 pm - Reply

      One of the main character of Indigos, is that they can’t stand in a group, mainly they seeks everything in their inside, as you are already doing so, in case you need indication life it self bring it to you, almost everyday 😉

  14. Maggie July 3, 2018 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    I’m a Beta and I knew as a child but lost it until recently. I am 43 and now understand my mission here at long last!

  15. Vanna September 3, 2018 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    As with any of this stuff, not having a real primer to go by, time lines may be off and individual journeys may be affected by three-dimensional life. I seem to have indigo qualities but was born five years before the Alpha wave. It has taken me most of my life to understand my strange powers: empathic, apparently somewhat psychic, and an intuitive healer. I didn’t recognize that I had one and three until much later in life. My aura reader always sees my energy as dark green and blue, almost indigo, which makes sense, as that is teaching & healing and peaceful energy. Finally, two years ago, she said “You can do no more.’ Six months later, some indigo and aqua had crept in. She showed m the reading that she sees normally (for 35 years), and said , “You see? I never see THISI”. I had deja vu experiences as a child and was extremely close to nature. I would sneak out of the house, lie in the grass and pore over the stars. I am studying metaphysics now and became an R.M.T. There is a lot more to my story, but I am working on reconstructing my life right now, as the tower has fallen for me. It was necessary so could move up vibrationally; like everyone else, I am sent here to help others. If it seems like bragging, it is not; I sat on my knowledge for almost twenty years because I thought it wasn’t true. It was difficult to move ahead because I was raised strictly and religiously, and had no support in my ideas as an adult . I keep a low profile because I will not try to get rich from these abilities, and do not rally want to be “known”. I am a writer, a Reiki practitioner, and strangers often ask me for spiritual help. I get sudden knowledge about many subjects, it’s developed and it is not anything that I had knowledge of previously! To sum it up, if strange things happen to you, and you feel that you are on a spiritual path, and moreover, that you feel that you are on a mission to help others, it is most likely exactly what it seems to be. Namaste.

  16. Roxy September 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    I am a Beta and this totally matches me.

  17. n/aa November 2, 2018 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    hello im a omega indigo child.

    I had a sort of awakening at a young age when i realized one day that maybe I wasn’t suppose to fit into this world and its rules,that maybe i was born and designed for something better and greater than me or anyone else’s understanding or that something will happen and i will be included when that thing would happen and the world will slowly shape back to what it use to be or something like that.

    i have indeed have seen ghost,heard ghost and felt them off and on in my life.

    I’m very sensitive to energy around me especially in places like people’s homes where its extremely compact and would affect me a lot.

    I’ve always been told I’m much wiser beyond my years and that i possibly have a much older soul.

    I hope that one day peoples minds open up for what i have to say and everyone else has to say to.

  18. John Doe November 30, 2018 at 12:23 am - Reply

    im born in the Delta generation. All that makes sense to me now. I have always been so sensitive with different food and especially candy, cakes, potatochips which has made my stomach hurt alot. Throughout my youth from about 21-22 I started smoking hasch due to being very depressed and having suicidal thoughts. This continued until about one year ago when I felt myself getting more sick and tired. I had a strong feeling I was about to die in 2-3 years if I did not stop. What I did was read alot about the immunity and what to do to increase it so I came across a couple of things and have since then coughed up so much pleghm and mucus which has helped my root chakra become stronger and more stable. (Had a knee injure when I was around 21-22. During this year alot of tears has come out. Things started to make sense for me, this was not suited for me. It is as my conscious has opened up with the phlegm leaving my body. My mind and soul feel so much more centered and I have alot less stress than I had before and it is quite scary now because as I get more conscious I start to realise more of the pain in peoples heart/soul. I am also born in the zodiac Gemini. Lately I have felt that this world is something different than I would live in due to so much pollution, hatred and evilness in it. Hopefully more and more people wake up and realise that we need to heal eachother through love and compassion. To realise the wrongdoings in this world. Peace be with you all.

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