Have you been recently wondering if you are a Starseed or a Lightworker?
If so, you are in the right place as in this article I cover the key difference of the Starseed Vs Lightworker.
As Planet Earth’s vibrational level is rapidly increasing, more and more people develop an interest in spirituality notions such as energy, vibration, other realms, and so on.
But the huge amount of information you can find online isn’t bringing much clarity to these topics.
Perhaps you heard about Starseeds, Lightworkers, Earth Angels, Indigo Children, Crystal Children, Empaths, and so on – but you haven’t been quite able to understand what the differences between each, what do they mean, or ultimately, which one of these you are, if any.
If that is the case, keep on reading, as I will explain the difference between Starseeds and Lightworkers in order to shed some light on all that confusion and guide you towards understanding which one you are.
Starseeds and Lightworkers are two main types of Souls currently incarnated on Earth from higher dimensions to help elevate the planet’s vibration.
There are both similarities and differences between them, and it is often easy to confuse them.
A person can be both Starseed and Lightworker at the same time or just one of them.
What Is A Starseed?
A Starseed is a soul that comes from another planet, galaxy, dimension, or even reality.
They are called “Starseeds” because they come from the stars, or in other words- they are the children of the stars.
They come from very high dimensions, with the purpose to change and elevate the collective consciousness of Planet Earth, spreading ideas, behaviors, and energies that are higher than the current level of the planet.
There are two types of categorization when it comes to Starseeds: first, is the categorization according to the planet or galaxy they come from, therefore we have Pleiadians, Sirians, Lyrans, Andromedans, Arcturians, Orions, Reptilians, Felines, and Avians.
The second type of categorization is made according to the main traits and life mission that Starseeds have, and that is – Indigo Children, Crystal Children, Rainbow Children, and Diamond Children.
What Is A Lightworker?
A Lightworker is a soul that originated from above the 3D dimension, the inter-dimensional energies of our planet.
As they come to incarnate on Earth from this space, they are somehow related to our planet, but their main purpose here is to spread light and healing.
You can recognize a lightworker by their energy, which is a light, heart-warming energy embedded with love.
Lightworkers will forgive quickly and most likely will be attracted to activities or even professions related to spirituality and healing, but they don’t need to have a job involving that.
Someone could be a teacher, for example, and fulfill their mission as a Lightworker through the fact that they protect and heal young children on a soul level.
Most often though, they are Psychologists, healers, Reiki practitioners, Meditation teachers, and so on.
Our planet is full of Lightworkers and Starseeds at the moment, whose primary purpose is to facilitate a huge shift in consciousness.
Some people are Starseeds, some are Lightworkers or some could be both.
To help you understand which one you are, here are the main differences between Lightworkers and Starseeds.
Starseed vs Lightworker – The Differences
As I mentioned in each category’s description, Starseeds are originated in the stars (pretty self-explanatory), and they have incarnated here from other galaxies and planets, even from other dimensions.
This means that they are not at all related to our planet and that they are basically aliens.
In contrast, Lightworkers come from the 3D space surrounding our planet, so even if their vibrational frequency is higher than that the frequency of the planet Earth, they feel and act more at home here.
In other words, it is easier for them to adapt to life on Earth than it is for Starseeds.
Their Soul Mission
Each soul on Planet Earth is here on a mission that they have to fulfill to advance on their spiritual path.
Some categories of souls might share the same mission – as a broader, general-purpose, but each soul also receives a personal mission that only they can fulfill.
You can look at it through the macro-micro lens.
You have a bigger mission according to the soul category you come from, and a smaller mission, to fulfill in your everyday life and personal relationships. And they are interconnected.
Now, Lightworkers all have one primary main mission – to spread light and healing, in order to contribute to the shift that needs to happen at a planetary level.
This is why they will choose professions related to healing or jobs that involve interacting with people.
Starseeds, on the other hand, share the divine mission of planting a seed in the collective consciousness, in order to change the ideas and the way of thinking previously adopted on this planet.
This means they will use writing, art, or public speaking to help spread more positive ideas – or any other profession that helps them achieve that.
They will try hard to encourage love, forgiveness, and empathy among people.
To stick to the previous example of teaching, if any Starseed becomes a teacher, they will prioritize shaping the youngsters’ minds in a beneficial, positive manner.
But some Starseeds may not even need to choose a profession to fulfill their mission.
Their mind is so powerful that they influence the collective consciousness by simply being here.
Their Level Of Adjustment To Planet Earth
Now I believe that this is the most obvious, easy to spot the difference.
You can tell a Starseed from a Lightworker according to how well they adjust to life on Earth and to the current societal norms.
To put it simply, a Starseed will have a very hard time adjusting to Earth.
Deep down, they will always feel the urge to return to their home, even if they don’t have a clue where that is.
This could manifest as an introverted personality, who avoids interacting with people too much, or even as strong depressions and mental problems stemmed from the fact that their soul vibration has to drop to adjust to the planet’s vibration.
A Starseed will most likely hate societal norms and rebel against any pressure to conform or to live a certain way.
Where they come from, such pressures don’t exist, therefore, they will always want to live in accordance with their core values.
A Starseed may also have troubles with food, because, in the higher realms, they might have not had a physical body, needed physical food, or simply, they lived in very different energy.
In contrast, a Lightworker will adjust more easily to life on Earth, even if they have a higher vibration.
Most Lightworkers will find balance in their life after their spiritual awakening, meanwhile, most Starseeds will almost always struggle with that.
Their Behavior And Attitude
Another easy to spot difference when looking at a Lightworker vs a Starseed is their behavior and attitude towards life.
Lightworkers tend to be happy, bright people who light the room anywhere they go.
Offering help to others is part of their nature, no wonder that everyone loves them and they have a lot of friends and a sparkly social life.
Yes, sometimes they fall into the trap of pride, ego, or slightly malicious behavior – they are human beings after all, but they will come back on the right track quite fast.
Overall, they are seen as quite happy, optimistic, and kind people.
In contrast, most Starseeds will not necessarily be the queen of the party type of people.
They will live rather solitary lives outside their job and keep the friendships to a minimum. They will either preserve their high energy as much as they can, spending time in prayer or meditation, or they will struggle with taking care of their energy and protecting their mental health.
The last category might not be liked by many people, and will often be judged and misunderstood.
When their empathetic abilities awaken, they might end up being hated by many people, because as Empaths, they will mirror everyone’s inauthenticity and wounds right back towards them.
Whatever way you put it, Starseeds’ lives on Earth are not relaxing or very happy- with a few exceptions.
Those exceptions are the spirits that are completely freed of Karma – The Diamond Children, which is the most recent type of Starseed seen on Earth.
If you are an energy reader or an extremely sensitive person, you will be able to tell a Starseed from a Lightworker by sensing their energy.
A Starseeds’ energy will vary in vibrational frequency according to the stage at which their life is.
When they struggle with depression or other mental health problems, it might feel quite dark, but at the same time powerful and still higher than the energy of an average person.
A Lightworker’s energy, in contrast, is more terrestrial – but higher in frequency than the actual energy of the planet, it feels more familiar, more positive, and “easy to digest”.
Both Lightworkers and Starseeds can have beautiful eyes that show their souls’ beauty, but there is a certain type of eyes that only a Starseed can have.
Most Starseeds have light-colored eyes, varying from light or dark blue to green or grayish.
But it’s not only the color that is specific to a Starseeds’ eyes, but also their unique shape and intense gaze.
Their gaze often betrays a hidden sadness or longing for their home, and when they look at you, you have the feeling that they see deep into your soul.
The eyes will most likely be the most beautiful trait of a Starseed, it will be the physical trait that makes them stand out from the crowd.
In contrast, a Lightworker will have a more positive, joyful gaze and their eyes will spread light and love.
Their gaze is just as heart-warming as their personality, and the color can vary from blue to light brown or even dark.
The Need To Help Other People
Both Lightworkers and Starseeds have an innate need to help other people, but it will be manifested in different ways.
Lightworkers will help other people in very direct ways – either by choosing a job that involves healing or looking after the sick or in their free time, by doing a lot of charity work.
They stand out in a crowd by being the givers, the caregivers, the ones always ready to offer a helping hand.
Starseeds also have a soul mission to help other people or beings, but will not manifest it so directly.
As they are very wise, visionary people, they will see things in perspective.
Thus, rather than focusing on helping a few people, they will try to create changes in society that will change everyone’s lives.
For example, they could be inspired to create new technologies, discover new medicines or healing methods, or simply break societal norms that harm a certain category of people or animals.
In other words, Starseeds will stand out from the crowd for their ideas that have the potential to change the world, can sometimes, be seen as visionary, misunderstood geniuses.
If you were trying to find out if you are a Lightworker or a Starseed, I hope that this article helped you.
Don’t forget that a person could be both a Lightworker and a Starseed, and that is when they came from higher dimensions (other planets and galaxies), but they behave just like a Lightworker.
To conclude, there are both similarities and differences between Lightworkers vs Starseeds, but ultimately it’s not labels that matter, it only matters that you know yourself and you understand your life purpose.
Only when one understands their life purposefully, they can achieve peace of mind and happiness.
Thank you, I hope I have explained well the differences of the Starseed Vs Lightworker. If you have any thoughts, please leave a comment below as I’d love to hear them.
Alexandra, the head author at Subconscious Servant is a Psychologist, Reiki Therapist, and writer. She loves writing about any topic from Applied Psychology, Metaphysical and Spiritual healing, hoping that people on a spiritual, self-discovery journey will find guidance and light through her articles. If you want to read more about Alexandra, visit her full author bio here.