What is a Starseed? 32 Major Signs Your Soul Is From a Distant Light System

Have you ever looked up at the stars and felt a nostalgia and longing that you can’t explain?

You wonder who or what is out there. You feel like there’s a story written in the stars about your past that you just can’t quite tap into.

If only I could visit those planets and travel to all of the beautiful galaxies in the universe.

If only I could explain why I don’t feel like I belong on Earth.

If only I knew why I feel a pull to one star constellation or cluster in particular. 

Is this just curiosity? Or are you experiencing a soul revelation, a deep internal knowing that you didn’t originate here on Earth, that your soul is a descendant of a far-away light system? 

Is it possible that you’re a rare soul type: a Starseed?

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What is a Starseed?

Starseeds are highly advanced spiritual beings and souls that originated from distant planets, solar systems, and galaxies, typically far from Earth.

These evolved souls carry a multitude of wisdom within, along with special abilities and gifts.

Every starseed, no matter what system they come from, carry activation encryptions, special codes designed to unlock their knowledge and abilities at a predetermined or even spontaneous time.

It is this knowledge that is fundamental as to why they came to Earth in the first place.

Prior to incarnation, they answered the call of mastery, wisdom, vision, and creativity to be ‘seeded’ into specific civilizations, predominantly those with darker sides to them. 

Different to Earth humans and Earth Angels, a starseed soul has never had ‘roots’ here on Earth, but rather was sent here to complete a specific ‘mission’ or ‘deed’.

There are many different types of Starseeds, but their overall starseed mission involves paving new pathways for innovation, healing, creativity, understanding, expansion, and Earth’s ascension.

Starseeds here at this moment in time voluntarily came to Earth to uplift the planet’s vibration, ready to propel humanity, Mother Gaia, and nature into the Golden Age of transformation, creativity, peace, love, and divine healing. This era is to begin during 2032.

They are the innovators, healers, teachers, counselors, and wise elders amongst us; they beat purely to the sound of the Creator’s drum, never straying far from their Starseed mission.

It’s estimated that there are only 78 million starseeds here on Earth: less than 1% of the Earth’s population. Within that small number though, there are believed to be more than 19 different types of starseed and starbeings!

One thing’s for certain, they are remarkable beyond all measure.

Am I a Starseed? 32 Major Signs You Are One

Starseeds originating from different star systems such as Pleiades, Orion, and Andromeda all have different traits and behaviors, but there are some universal traits that most Starseeds have in common. 

  • Homesickness.
  • Strong sense of being different or not ‘belonging’ on Earth.
  • You love extra-terrestrial shows and programme.
  • Empathetic.
  • Strong sense of an ‘unfulfilled purpose’.
  • Freedom seeker.
  •  You’re intelligent and love learning.
  •  Your intuition is strong.
  •  You’ve experienced a deep spiritual awakening.
  • You are a highly sensitive person.
  • You have psychic or paranormal abilities.
  •  You’ve had a triggering major trauma life experience or event.
  •  You feel like you’re an old soul, who has been here before.
  •  Holistic health and natural remedies interest you.
  •  You have an aversion to harm or violence.
  •  Babies, children and animals are drawn to you.
  •  You imagine what life would be like on other planets or galaxies,
  •  You’re fascinated by astronomy, astrology and spirituality.
  •  Others are drawn to your ability to help and support them
  • You’re into conspiracy theories and documentaries.
  • You’re a vegetarian or vegan.
  • You feel that you’ve inherited very little of your parent’s traits.
  •  You had imaginary friends as a child.
  •  You feel drawn to crystals and their healing properties.
  • You like physical touch and stimuli.
  • You daydream a lot.
  • You have memories of living on another planet.
  • You read about Starseeds.
  • You have seen things science can’t explain.
  • You believe that there’s life elsewhere.
  • You can easily read between the lines and pick up on nuances.

1. Homesickness. 

Most starseeds feel a strong sense of displacement, as though they’ve been dropped here without a compass or a map. 

You feel homesick for a place you’ve never been before; the stars. It’s likely you are attracted to one or more clusters in particular.

You have a longing to go back ‘home.

2. Strong sense of not belonging on Earth.

You see Earth as a temporary home, something you’re not used to. Everything feels new and exciting.

You find miracles where others would find mundane.

3. You love extra-terrestrial shows and programs.

Starseeds find comfort and familiarity in extraterrestrials, space travel, star jumping, psychic endeavors, and worlds built on magical premises.

For this reason, you might be drawn to shows such as Battlestar Galatica, Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter, SG-1 etc.

These ‘worlds’ don’t feel alien, but rather remind you of home.

4. Strong sense of being different. 

From a young age, Starseeds know they’re different.

There might not be physical differences between you and other people, but you can sense you’re on the outside looking in.

5. Empathetic. 

You’ve always been able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. It’s easy to feel the pain of others, even when you don’t want to.

6. Strong sense of an unfulfilled purpose. 

You’re constantly searching for the thing that gives your life purpose.

You feel like you are here to complete a mission, that you’re meant to walk a path less traveled.

7. Freedom seeker

Starseeds are known to value their freedom.

They’re highly creative and gifted individuals who can often be found in leadership roles or self-employment.

They feel drawn to working in a field that means something.

8. You’re intelligent and love learning.

Intelligence comes in many forms, but you love to learn. You will spend hours digging deep into anything and everything that fascinates you.

Orion starseeds in particular are fast learners and often devote their life to furthering Earth’s knowledge in a particular field. 

9. Your intuition is strong.

Starseeds have a strong intuition because it’s what they’ve always known. It’s a gift from their original civilization.

You have gut feelings that can’t be ignored.

10. You’ve experienced a deep spiritual awakening.

The fact you’re reading this means you’ve likely already had a deep spiritual awakening.

You might have even been through the dark night of the soul. It’s likely you’ve already begun your unique spiritual journey.

11. You are a highly sensitive person or HSP.

With too much external stimuli, you get easily overwhelmed emotionally, mentally, and energetically.

You are a highly sensitive person, who purposefully tries to avoid confrontation and busy, crowded places.

12. You have psychic or paranormal abilities.

Whilst they might not be developed, most Starseeds have some form of psychic or paranormal ability.

You might be gifted in automatic writing, astral projection, clairaudience, mediumship, and a whole host of other abilities.

Or, you may have a strong urge to learn more about these practices.

13. You’ve had a triggering major trauma life experience or event.

Starseed awakenings are often triggered by a traumatic life experience or event.

Experiencing family death, bullying, losing a job, getting into major debt etc can all trigger Starseeds to awaken and remember more about who they truly are. 

14. You feel like you’re an old soul, who has been here before.

Not all Starseeds have been here before, but if you feel ‘wise beyond your years’, then you could be an old soul.

Starseeds may have more than one Earth mission, so it’s possible you’ve experienced a previous life on Earth.

‘New’ Starseeds typically experience anxiety and depression on Earth, far more than old soul Starseeds do.

15. Holistic health and natural remedies interest you.

Whilst you appreciate the value of traditional medicine, you acknowledge that our current understanding of the human body is limited.

You’re interested in holistic remedies and treatments regardless of scientific explanations.

You may have benefitted from one or more treatments yourself. Starseeds can have a hard time having their various illnesses and maladies diagnosed by doctors.

Starseeds are most likely to fall under the ‘we just don’t know what’s wrong with you’ category.

16. You have an aversion to harm or violence.

Starseeds are generally kind souls who have a strong aversion to harm or violence.

You cannot understand how human beings can be so cruel to each other, to animals, or the Earth.

You are likely an advocate of human, animal, or Earth rights.

17. Babies, children, and animals are drawn to you.

It’s often said that opposites attract, but not in this case. Babies, young children, and animals can sense purity and innocence.

They can also sense intention. You’re like the Snow White of little ones, your aura naturally draws them to you.

18. You imagine what life would be like on other planets or galaxies.

This is a strong Starseed sign. You often fantasize what other civilizations might look like in alternate worlds and dimensions.

This fantasy goes way beyond a sci-fi film, it’s possible you’re remembering traces of a past life.

19. You’re into conspiracy theories and documentaries.

Unsolved mysteries, unusual myths, long lost worlds, if it’s considered ‘out there’, you’re into it. Conspiracy theories are your thing.

You might even keep this knowledge to yourself as you realize many people aren’t willing to entertain such ideas.

20. You feel that you’ve inherited very little of your parent’s traits.

Starseeds often feel like they’re unrelated to their biological family.

You might have little in common with them or share little to no physical traits, this is often because Starseeds are placed within a family at a certain time to perform their mission.

This mission might even entail healing a broken family from within.

21. You had imaginary friends as a child.

Starseeds are very open-minded.  If you had imaginary friends as a child, don’t be so quick to dismiss that they’re ‘imaginary’.

Starseed children especially, possess incredible spiritual communicative abilities.

It’s possible you were interacting with either passed spirits or spirits who walk across multiple dimensions.

Related: Are you a Crystal, Rainbow or Indigo Child?

22. You’re fascinated by astronomy, astrology, and spirituality.

Certain types of starseeds are likely to have a deep fascination with all things astronomy, astrology and spirituality related.

Born from the stars, Starseeds are curious to know more about their surroundings and even their next destination.

This love of learning spans across all metaphysical disciplines.

You’re likely gifted in divination, the art of tarot, astral travel, or other spiritual gifts such as automatic writing.

23. You feel drawn to crystals and their healing properties.

Crystals are said to harness their own unique and sacred energy.

As they are harvested from deep below the Earth’s surface or in some cases from falling meteorite debris, it’s no wonder Starseeds are so attached to these magnificent healing tools.

Starseeds value and recognize each crystal’s individual strengths and weaknesses.

24. You daydream a lot.

Hand in hand with their creative ability, Starseeds have the tendency to daydream a lot.

Some may even fall into the realm of maladaptive daydreaming where it can become pretty invasive during their waking Earth life.

25. You have memories of living on another planet.

This one isn’t guaranteed, although some Starseeds during their awakened stages have remembered snippets of information about their past lives.

This often will occur during dream state, regressional hypnosis, or astral travel.

26. You believe that there’s life elsewhere.

Pretty obvious, but if you’re a Starseed, it’s a given you believe in life, however it may exist, elsewhere in this wondrous, yet mystical universe.

27. You like physical touch and stimuli.

Emotional beings, starseeds typically like physical touch and stimuli. You like to be hugged and cuddled and shown respect.

However, you know when to put boundaries in place so you’re not dependent on receiving affection.

 28. You read about Starseeds.

I don’t believe in coincidences. If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re here just to confirm your suspicions. 

29. You have seen things science can’t explain.

Whilst I love science, it’s easy to see beyond it. You have seen or witnessed things that science cannot explain, and try as it does, even the scientific explanation doesn’t make sense.

You hate cover-up stories. Seeing unnatural phenomena doesn’t scare you, but rather it intrigues you.

30. Others are drawn to your ability to help and support them

Like babies and animals, your aura attracts people to you.

Healers, and strong ones like Starseeds, will frequently come into contact with ‘broken’ people.

This includes both those who really need healing and those who are energy vampires.

From the chronically ill to the narcissists of the world, your aura and high vibration naturally draws the ‘ill’ in.

Of course, not all of this is a bad thing, but Starseeds need to learn to push back and not to give relentlessly.

31. You’re a vegetarian or vegan.

Not always the case, but as Starseeds value animal and Earth rights, it’s possible a high percentage of them are vegetarian or vegan.

If you want to swap meat for more veg, it’s possible you’re a Starseed in awakening too.

32. You can easily read between the lines and pick up on nuances.

Starseeds are adept at picking up on fine nuances, be it in body language, tone of voice, or even the tone of an email. You can tell right off the bat if someone is ‘off’ with you.

You’re incredibly emotionally intelligent and can read a room with just a quick scan.

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The Mystery of ‘Why Am I Here?’ Why Can’t I Remember My Mission?

When you’re looking up at the stars and feel that sense of longing, it’s possible you’re feeling a strong connection to one of your soul’s past lives.

These past lives could have been hundreds if not thousands of years ago, on many different galaxies and planets where beings only exist in 6, 7, 8, or even 9D format.

When Starseeds enter the unusually heavy and dense 3D nature of Earth, their full memory is clouded by a thick fog.

Imagine typical brain fog but 1000 times stronger.

Starseeds, unlike Earth souls who reincarnate over and over again on Earth, struggle with this rapid change in their environment. 

It’s a bit like getting comfy in your favorite chair only to then have to move again. It takes adjustment.

This is what makes it difficult for Starseeds to remember their past lives and with it their given ‘mission’ and spiritual gifts.

It’s why many Starseeds on Earth feel that they’re here for a very specific purpose, yet struggle to put it into tangible words and actions.

It’s why many of us feel a connection to the spiritual world, but aren’t entirely sure what our ‘gifts’ are.

It’s why we devote time getting to know our higher self again.

Because in essence, we have forgotten who we are at the soul level. Who we were before we entered Earth. 

The interesting thing? To remember, we DON’T have to go on a journey with ourselves and dig deep to uncover the ‘real’ us.

Instead, it’s about experiencing what Earth has to offer.

Why? Starseeds often need a trigger event or experience to activate their encryption codes to ‘remember’ who they are at the core.

This could be a fated meeting with a twin flame, a shadow connection with another being, a divine pilgrimage, or even a traumatic or life-changing experience. 

Unlike Earth souls or Earth Angels, Starseeds typically don’t incarnate in the same place twice. It’s why they hold hybrid star DNA.

Because of this, they DON’T need to shed and strip away layers imposed onto them by society. Unlike Earth souls, they usually have no previous connection or knowledge of Earth.

The Amazing Theory Behind Earth Starseeds

For hundreds of years, scriptures from many ancient civilizations founded one theory in particular. And it’s interesting to say the least.  

Why Starseeds Came to Earth Specifically

When thinking about our origin, it’s possible to believe that Earth is one of many ‘experiments’ or ‘life systems’ to exist.

It is believed that each life system has a different dynamic; here, there’s discernible ‘good’ and ‘bad’, ‘yin’ and ‘yang’, ‘light’ and ‘dark’.

Our society is also built upon an economy and resource prosperity (or hogging, depending on how you look at it).

It’s possible to find planets with worse traits and beings than us, and it’s possible to find planets and beings with better traits than us. 

When we die and choose to reincarnate, we make soul agreements about our next life or lives.

These pre-made agreements contain information about our past life, our next life, our next chosen destination to call home as well as our group soul mission.

It’s this group soul mission that’s key to where starseeds show up next. Remember, starseeds and lightworkers don’t work alone, and they only go to places that need their help.

When their gifts are activated, Starseeds possess incredible healing capabilities.

Logically, it doesn’t make sense for healers to go somewhere that doesn’t need healing. There’d be no point as they can’t be of service. 

As free-traveling souls, they have lots of options to choose from.

They not only have Planet Earth to consider but billions of other stars and dimensions where beings may exist in a 5D, 6D, 7D, 8D, or even 9D format, where again both light and dark may exist.

This is how our soul might have already lived thousands of lives across thousands of galaxies before reaching Earth.

Starseeds are generally wise old souls who have lived many, many past lives.

Starseeds here now chose, completely voluntarily, to reincarnate on Earth to heal the environment or animals or humanity, and help civilization transition to the Golden Age. 

The number of Starseeds who volunteer to incarnate on Earth is directly proportional to how much light needs to be woven into the system.

Starseeds ‘die’ every moment, but just as one leaves Earth another one replaces it. 

Starseeds go where they are needed, but there is always a choice. You chose to be here at this moment in time.

No matter what type of starseed you are, you are here to play a pivotal role in uplifting the Earth’s consciousness. 

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Charlotte Kirsten

Charlotte is a renowned Trauma Psychotherapist, Astrologer, and Founder of Typically Topical. With a background in psychology, astrology, and esoteric practice, her soulful guides are read by over 300,000 people every month.

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4 thoughts on “What is a Starseed? 32 Major Signs Your Soul Is From a Distant Light System”

  1. Highly informative. Thank you so much.
    I thinkI was, i a previous life, the unnamed daughter mentioned in the book of Judges, Chapter 11 of the Bible.
    I am desperate to somehow confirm this suspicion.

    • Get an Akashic record reading, there you will get confirmation about it.

      I had a big relief when I heard the words from the Akashic records guides and keepers channeled through the person giving my reading “We recognize your status as a star seed with connections to Orion, Andromeda, Sirius, Pleiades.”

      Something I knew deep down got confirmed, and it made a big difference for me.

  2. I have every trait to be be a star seed. Im having difficulty with figuring out which I am because there are so many. What’s the easiest way for me to find out? Thank you!


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