What is a Starseed? The meaning behind the viral concept on TikTok

12 August 2020, 17:45

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Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

The meaning behind the whole Starseed concept.

So, we've probably got to grips with astrology, aliens and even magic, but now it's time to learn about the Starseed concept. You've probably seen the viral TikTok of a woman that claims she is a Starseed – but what does that actually mean?

What is a Starseed?

Starseeds – also known as Star People or Indigo Children – are people that originated as extraterrestrials that were either born on Earth or had their alien soul transfer to a human body. Apparently, Starseeds usually do not remember much about their extraterrestrial identity when in their human body and often suffer from helplessness and identity issues.

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It's actually originally a Native American spiritual concept but it gained attention after being introduced in the 1976 book Gods of Aquarius by Brad Steiger. Steiger described Star People as "humans who come from a special gene pool linked to visits by extraterrestrials".

A TikTok user, Unicole Unicron, claims to be a Starseed. She often shares videos on the subject, hoping to help others who may be Starseeds too. In one video, Unicole explains what it’s like to actually be a Starseed. "A lot of people ask me, 'How do I know if I'm a Starseed?' But nobody seems to ask, 'What is it like to be a Starseed?'" she said.

"Starseeds are alien consciousnesses born into human bodies. Because of our unique energy signatures, we have pretty hard lives. Being a Starseed is a super lonely experience. It feels like nobody understands you and it feels like your family is far away in space."

Unicole also added that Starseeds can often be diagnosed with "severe mental illness" because of their "ability to go about life like nothing is wrong". On the plus side, they usually possess psychic abilities, and if they manage to master interdimensional travel, they can speak to family in space.


As you can imagine, the internet had some thoughts.

Unicole is actually the founder of UNICULT, the organisation behind the was 2016 Vice piece titled "I Was Brainwashed by a Feminist Digital Cult Leader". There's also a whole documentary on it too.

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H/T: The Daily Dot