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Indigo = 6

The Caretaker

Indigo lives in the realm of intuition and wisdom.

Unlike the vast and explorative qualities of blue, indigo brings wisdom, home. Its nature is to share knowledge with others.

An Indigo holds family, friends, and home above all else. It derives deep wisdom from the lessons learned from within and without.

Rich indigo represents our inner sight. It stands for the hard-won wisdom that only comes with experience.

Whether in service of animals, children, or partners, indigo is the ultimate caretaker.

The Third Eye

Indigo is the color of the 6th chakra or third eye. It rests in the middle of the eyebrows and governs the pituitary gland, eyes, and lower part of the brain.

It is through this space we impart our wisdom. Through clear seeing and observing, we shine from within.

When the third eye is open, light illuminates our path. When closed, there is dullness, confusion, and indecision.

The third eye is pure awareness and the bridge to and from the inner and outer worlds.

When in balance, the third eye creates clear thinking, seeing, and acting.

It is capable of grasping complex problems and knowledge. The indigo realm is one of self-reflection and understanding.

Starseeds and Plants

Indigofera tinctoria is the plant from which indigo dye comes. It is a species of plant from the bean family. The oldest known fabric dyed indigo, dated to 6,000 years ago, was discovered in Huaca Prieta, Peru.

The dye comes from a process with the plant’s leaves. The leaves are first soaked in water and then fermented. From that process, the magical color emerges.

Indigo Children

Parapsychologist Nancy Ann Tapp coined the term “Indigo children.” She began to notice indigo auras around many children in the 70’s and 80’s. She believed a new wave of spiritual leaders had arrived in our world.

Traits of Indigo children include empathy, strong intuition (psychic abilities), and heightened sensitivity. They have a deep desire to help and heal the world.

The skilled communicator (deep blue) merges with the higher self (purple). That union represents the innate spiritual wisdom of indigo.

Indigo is powerful, dignified, and devoted. It conveys strength through integrity and impartiality.

Soul Colors and Indigo = 6

Indigo conjures images of the prodigal son. They’ve explored many mysteries, gained and integrated that wisdom, from trial and error.

A Life Path 6 knows the value now of home and returns to it.

Indigo 6 navigates emotional, mental, and physical realms with skill.

Indigo 6 strives for harmony and beauty in its surroundings. A lack of harmony and peace can be extra hard for a Life Path 6.

Idealistic, a Life Path 6 feels a strong sense of responsibility for those in their care. They believe in loving sacrifice.

A Life Path 6 may find themselves at a loss after supporting unworthy characters. If a Life Path 6 feels they are giving too much, they can become critical and judgmental.

How does indigo (6) show up in your Soul Colors?

Are you feeling frustrated with someone close to you? Are you nurturing yourself first? Are you following your most amazing intuition?

“Being born as an Indigo, the most difficult mission is to be strong enough to retain your true "self" while living in human stereotype society . . . ”

Soul Colors with Life Path 6, indigo background.

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