Starseeds: Mintakans (Orion)

January 12, 2010 by  

Here is a new post on starseeds. A note to new readers — if you find this too New Age, don’t worry, I will be posting more practical, inspirational posts, too. If, on the other hand, you find this intriguing, please check the linked article for the overview of starseeds.  (Photo credit)

Mintakans come from the star system of Mintaka, located in the constellation of Orion in its belt. Many Mintakans intuitively look to the Orion because of this. Their home star had multiple suns, so it was always bright and warm. It was a beautiful star of water, where the water was so clear that you could see miles away through it. I have the feeling they were living in the water like dolphins. I know there are many people who feel close to dolphins, and I wonder if they are Mintakans — I don’t know until I read their Akashic Records. I do know, however, Mintakans are large group among the starseeds.

Mintakans’ ideal

Mintakans see the world with their optimistic and idealistic eyes. Even when the going gets tough, Mintakans don’t stay distressed too long. Soon, they start thinking, “Okay, what can I learn from this?” rather than carrying their anger or sorrow. They always see the glass half full. This is wonderful — the world benefits from Mintakans’ positive attitude.

I don’t know, however, if Mintakans have a common ideal or vision they are working on as a group. To me, they seem to be just moving forward with their cheerleader-like attitude without the clear vision of where they are going.

On the personal level, Mintakans do have a common dream. I call it the Mintakan dream of working from home. Mintakans love their home. This is because their home star is no longer inhabitable and they cannot go home. Mintakans feel this loss on the deep level and have this unexplainable “homesickness” even when they are right at their earthly home. Many Mintakans become nesters, decorating their home beautifully, to ease this strange longing of true home. And they love staying at their beautiful home. To the point they want to work from there.

Mintakans’ gifts

The best gift Mintakans bring to this world is their never-ending cheerfulness and positivity. Mintakans are willing to see the good in everyone, and give second, or third, or fourth chance to others. Mintakans are friendly and happy to help others. My advice to Mintakans is to keep the positive cheer while paying due attention to whom they are giving energy to. (Remember the discussion of darkworkers?)

Another unique gift Mintakans have is the non-linear way they approach to life. Most of us are linear in our thinking — we tend to think one thing happens after another, and another, in a linear manner. So we approach life in a linear way, doing one thing, completing it before we start another.

Not with Mintakans. Mintakans do one thing, and before they complete it, move on to another, and then to the third, come back to the second project . . . and it all makes sense in them. Mintakans typically have many hobbies and totally enjoy dipping their hands in many things. This is how Mintakans are developing spiritually.

We can learn this approach from Mintakans. At the same time, Mintakans might want to show some consistency in their way of doing things when other people are involved because they have a hard time understanding what is going on. (“Where are we going for vacation? I thought you wanted to go to Hawaii. Now you want to go to Disneyland? I’m okay either way, but . . .”)

Oh, speaking of vacation, being close to very clear water is deeply nurturing for Mintakans because it reminds them of their home star. They might even want to live near the clear water.

Mintakans’ challenges in loving relationships

Mintakans are happy chatty type and easy to get along. It doesn’t take long to get to know Mintakans. In fact, I’m surprised how open and outspoken some Mintakans are. These are the ones who start telling me their love and sex life within ten minutes of the phone session. Mintakans talk (or even write) with lots of “!!!”

So Mintakans have many friends. But what about romantic relationship? I think the key challenge in Mintakan romance is to find a quality date — which is a challenge indeed when they have so many friends and constantly distracted with so many interests. As I review my clients file, I see some are happily married, some dating on and off, and some single. I honestly don’t see particular pattern here.

Mintakans’ challenges in career and finance

Again, Mintakan dream is to work from home, which often means starting their own business. (Hope they enjoy my eBook on self-employment.) This yearning seems to get only stronger as they get older.

Finance — I’m not so sure if Mintakans care about financial management. I’m not saying they cannot do it. Some of my clients are in management positions and I guess they are good at what they do, including managing money. Deep down, however, I have the feeling Mintakans enjoy spending big time.

Mintakans’ role on Earth

Mintakans have a wonderful way of lightening up people, and this world. They are well aligned with Divine Light. I guess Mintakans are great networkers among Lightworkers, supporting Ascension is a grass-root manner.

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25 Responses to “Starseeds: Mintakans (Orion)”

  1. David Topi on January 12th, 2010 7:32 am

    thanks for this post, this is what I was waiting for as it confirms my starseed origin :-) i got the insight the moment I read it, I knew I was coming from orion, now I know I am mintakan :-)

    .-= David Topi´s last blog ..Encontrar tu propósito en la vida y llegar a vivir de él =-.

  2. Andy on January 12th, 2010 7:47 am

    I can identify with a lot of what you have written here. I have many obsessions on the go at the same time, I start full of enthusiasm, lose interest then come back to it at a later date.

    I have always felt a strong fascination with orion’s belt and have often found myself thinking that it holds the key to a lot of unanswered questions!!

    Lastly, I have always looked upon my home as a safe haven from the world and as I get older I am having strong urges to find a job where I can work from home.

    I wonder if this is my starseed. Will I ever know for sure?

  3. Kim Smith on January 12th, 2010 8:08 am

    Mintakans talk (or even write) with lots of “!!!” This is a great statement, and so true! At least where I am conscerned :)

    You are right on with these personality traits. I am so thankful I came to you for an Akashic Record Reading, because although I’ve learned to accept these personality traits about myself, it feels good to know the reason ‘why’ I do, and am attracted to, certain things. Thank you Akemi!

  4. akemi on January 12th, 2010 11:59 am

    David and Andy,

    Well, why not order my Akashic Record Reading? Then I can tell you your soul’s origin, and a lot more about your soul, your challenges, their meanings, etc.


    Thank you for confirming my observation. It’s good to know I’m right on track! (No, I’m not a Mintakan, but I can still use !, right?)

  5. Kim Farr on January 12th, 2010 3:59 pm

    Thank you akemi, everything you write sounds/feels so right, ever since i was a little girl, I have looked up into the sky longing to go home, especially when times had been tough ( not suicidal thoughts by the way) the clear water (murky water makes me feel unease if not sickly) I dream of having clear water running, as the earth dosn’t provide what a mintaken had, I love water falls clear streams, carribean type ocean waters..the home is my peace on earth havern (well i try) and talk..I have been told I do go on and on…but at the same time I will keep talking until I find a level of understanding with the recipitent…I surpose that comes with the diversity of our nature…as for the saddness yes it runs deep..what triggers it now is the distructive nature of some humans wether to the earth or each other..another trait of our characteristics is we will defend the ant that crosses the road..and then turn around and defend the road..if u know what I mean..I can forgive 10 times over as in my heart there’s nothing to forgive..bless it be! (Mintaken) Kim :)

  6. Lisa (mommymystic) on January 12th, 2010 8:07 pm

    Akemi, this was really fascinating. I live near the ocean where there are a fair number of surfers, and I feel like many of them fit this description! Not to stereotype too much, but they are generally very upbeat and easygoing, and very open, and many seem to have offbeat careers, or are entrepeneurial, partly so they can make time to surf. And one even told me once that he thought he had been a dolphin in a past life, so maybe he was actually ‘remembering’ Orion…it’s also interesting, because this seems like such a different starseed than my own…when it is described this way, it’s so clear there are so many different soul types…
    .-= Lisa (mommymystic)´s last blog ..10 Things I’ve Learned (or Think) About 2012… =-.

  7. Kim Farr on January 12th, 2010 11:28 pm

    p.s forgot to mention that I have been in self employment (prefer) 12 yrs hairdressing, now 3rd yr in Nursing….with 10yrs inbetween of becoming a Reiki master/Teacher, held meditation and spiritual develoment classes, hand and foot massage for disabilities only, worked as a carer for terminal Ill children in a children hospice for pallitive care (no cancer) held the hands of many as they passed over…Was once declared bankrupt at the age of 28yrs, was in a relationship for 25yrs, (married 15yrs) Fell in love with a women (go figure that one) 4yrs in relationship..must be the andronamous in me! Today I run a house hold of 3 teenages, own everything, drive the purfect car (well for me) Honda Sportz….Purple…so as mentioned above thanx for the confirmation with Mintakens..:) x

  8. akemi on January 13th, 2010 10:38 am


    Thank you for your sharing. And yes, Mintakans have strange fear about dark or murky water. The same clean water body could be scary at night for them.


    You are right! I didn’t think about it before, but I can see many Mintakans naturally gravitating to live near the ocean and becoming the stereotypical friendly, open, surfer type.

  9. Cassandra Batson on January 17th, 2010 6:25 pm

    Hi Akemi,

    I’ve been waiting for some more Mintakan info on the web. Nice description. Before I knew I was a Mintakan I knew this one truth about myself…The Gulf of Mexico is my favorite body of water, because it’s clear and bathtub warm. The other thing that struck me when I first found out about the Mintakan soul characteristics is that we often feel homesick. I can remember spending time with friends as a child, and suddenly being struck with an overwhelming feeling that I had to go home, but not to my home with my family. Now I understand that the home I was looking for was Mintaka.

    Thanks again for your write up.

    .-= Cassandra Batson´s last blog ..The Akashic Records – Your Soul’s Super Computer =-.

  10. Sue on January 18th, 2010 11:05 am

    Akemi, thank you so much for this. I feel like I’ve been understood before I could understand myself. I also resonate to this. Loving the clear water, I have always lived near the ocean. I have a fear of the deep dark depths of any body of water. If I can’t see, well, there’s fearful stuff lurking! I’ve spent all my adult years moving around, never feeling “home” and this is why. You’ve confirmed my recent instinct to just stay put when the urge to move came up. I’m going to make this place I’m in now into my nest. And yes, I long to work from home, too. This is interesting.
    .-= Sue´s last blog ..Confidence. =-.

  11. akemi on January 18th, 2010 11:32 am

    Cassandra and Sue,

    Thank you for your confirming comments. Very interesting to hear directly from Mintakans.

  12. grapeshot on January 28th, 2010 8:53 pm

    Hiya! I’m late to the party but thought I’d add my 2 cents.

    I have almost always lived around the Great Lakes, and I always knew that I couldn’t live too far away from them — unless perhaps it was by an ocean. My favorite sight is to drive along Lakeshore Drive in Chicago and drink in the view of the lakefront. It’s a thrill every time I see it. (No, I don’t live there, but I drive through often on my way from one Great Lakes State to another.) I’m not as afraid of dark water as most Mintakans seem to be (unless it’s a swamp that we’re talking about), but even so, I never go out of my way to see it.

    It’s also true that I’m always cheering people on, convinced that they really can do that great project they’re thinking about embarking on. I once even found myself encouraging a project manager that I was working for even though I loathed him! I just can’t seem to help myself! (Oh, look, I’m using exclamation points.) I’ve also found myself cheering on some real losers, and finally having to admit that with some people, there doesn’t seem to be anything you can do. No amount of encouragement, advice, helpful tips or examples is going to move them out of the morass they’re in.

    Apart from occasional visits to see blue water, I most prefer to spend my free time in my home. I’ve even spent entire vacations just puttering around on one project or another. Yes, I, too, jump from project to project, leaving one in the middle to start another one, and yet I always know that I’ll be getting back to each one when my interest for it returns. I just cannot pursue something solely for the sake of being able to say I’ve finished it if I don’t have any enthusiasm for it.

    I remember feeling homesick even as a child, and wondering how come I felt this way even though I was in my home. Until I found out I was a Mintakan, I just sort of accepted this feeling as part of the human condition. Now I know why, and also why I used to stare at Orion a lot when I was little. Even now, I always look for it when I step out on a clear night when the stars are out. It’s the only thing in the night sky I ever want to see.
    .-= grapeshot´s last blog ..So This Is Christmas =-.

  13. akemi on January 29th, 2010 8:53 am

    Interesting! Thank you for your feedback.

  14. David @ A Happy Pocket Full of Money on February 1st, 2010 7:03 am

    I think I am a Mintakan, based on your description. How can one tell for sure?

  15. akemi on February 1st, 2010 10:29 am


    Yes, please order my Akashic Record Reading. You will find your soul origin, and much more.

  16. Mintaka on April 1st, 2010 4:52 pm

    Interesting readng!

    Love and Light,


  17. Ted on May 28th, 2010 1:05 am

    Hi Akemi!

    What a great & comprehensive list of starseed origins! When I found this post (about Mintaka) my heart skipped a beat, because I thought you might have written about Alnitak (Zeta Orionis) too, since it’s part of Orion’s belt as well!

    A few months ago when I asked my spirit team where I came from I got “Orion ->Zeta” and this made me browse the entire web space to find more about it, but haven’t found much or at least anything to resonate with!

    Do you know anything about Alnitak starseeds?

    Thank you very much!


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  19. Nadeanna on June 9th, 2010 1:02 pm

    Thank you! And it’s good to see I’m not the only one out there/here.

  20. Astrid on October 10th, 2010 2:59 pm

    Thank you!
    I was creating my profile in, a starseed community, when i stumbled upon the question for my profile: What is your starseed origin.
    I was blocked. My sign is pisces, meaning water, and i LOVE and am fascinated with water. I am afraid of murky, dark water, especially at night time. I love clear water. It makes me happy and peaceful. I have dreams (nightmares) of dark water. it’s usually nighttime, and the moon reflects upon the dark, scary water, and mermaids come up and kill you….Yeah….
    Thank you so much!
    Your Mintakan friend,
    P.S i have always had the obsession with the name Mikayla, which sounds like Mintakan! ;D

  21. Arin on December 16th, 2010 3:00 pm

    How great to read this… I am actually soon moving for my studies (still waiting for final decision of my university though) soon to live in a city at the coast…I have moved to another country to a city there, but as I arrived ( I had never been there before) I felt something was missing, and that’s why I feel like I ‘MUST” move to this city near the coast. My parents also live near the coast, and everytime I am there I feel so free, even if it’s just because I can smell the seabreeze!

    And I am now exploring all this new information, I knew nothing about Mintakas etc until now…but when I decided to move, a very dear friend asked me ‘Why are you move already…?’ … And I answered ‘I need the sea!! I need to be close to the ocean!!”

    And when I am listening to music, daydreaming or even dreaming in the night…there’s always water in my dreams/imaginations! And I feel so optimisitc and happy only by the thought of soon finishing my studies and moving to a city near the coast with clear water and a clear blue sky…

    And also when it comes to relationships; SO TRUE! I never manage to hold good,deep relationship because I always seem to fly away somehow…or to another new person, or to another city…..

    So, I guess I still have to find my home, to be able to also work from there.. but it’s definately gonna be a home near the coast! ;)

  22. Arin on December 16th, 2010 3:03 pm

    By the way, I never had a Records reading, so I cannot tell if I am a Mintakan or not but I feel like a absolutely with in the description….onlly the name tag is missing I guess!

  23. Salima on December 29th, 2010 1:13 am

    hi Akemi!

    Thanks for this description!! This sounds so familiar to me. Can you tell me if Mintakan could / typically have etheric implants? I feel this description resonates so much and have had an implant removed recently.

    And although I love, love, love the ocean and salt water, and love my bedroom at home, I also had at leasat one serious nightmare of being killed in a massive Tsunami and have had a love/fear relationship with the ocean ever since… perhaps knowing I may never go “home”…

    Do Mintakans have this type of fear of killer waves??
    Thank you,

  24. Shirl on April 8th, 2011 9:44 pm

    I had a soul reading In the early 1960′s. It was 100% accurate…I’d recommend everyone have a reading!!! It will help you so much!!!

    I work from home, have many passions and creative go-green projects many going on at the same time. I am an inventor, healer, writer, and designer. I work with Angels to heal earth’s ill people in the astro-plane and soul transporter.
    I work with aliens with Earth’s ascension.

    Here is some of what I learned from my report…
    “Shirl, your soul group of origin is Mintakans.
    You came from this beautiful water planet called Artuvia. The Souls living on Artuvia are called Mintakans. You see and believe in realizing the potential in every person and situation you see. This makes you very charismatic, because you see the good in everyone. It stumps you to believe that evil ever existed.”

    “Shirl, you are specialized in the realm of Archangel Raphael.
    Archangelic Realm of Raphael
    As a Raphaelite, you possess the gift of love and healing. You show your emotions easily. You are a natural giver and are less comfortable with receiving from others. You attract others in the way that they simply feel safe and comfortable just being with you. Own the fact that just your presence itself is healing .”

    ” You are a DREAM MASTER..Souls can choose to have experiences in the astral planes so they can learn and grow, rather than experiencing the lessons in the physical reality. As a DreamMaster, you assist others by playing “parts” in those experiences.”

    Keeper of Neutrality
    “Keepers of neutrality are natural peacekeepers. As a keeper of neutrality, you try to see both sides of an issue, and try to create harmony wherever possible. However, take note that this preference for harmony does not give you a reason to avoid giving your personal opinion and taking your stand.

    The third Order…
    “The Third Order are considered the “Transporters of Souls”. They assist Souls in traveling to the appropriate astrals after death, and also conduct bindings on negative entities. As part of the Third Order, you will have assisted other Souls in crossing over, both into this lifetime at the time of birth, and out of the physical after death.
    As such, you have a deep sense of knowing that there is no real death; the Soul continues to live on even after physical incarnations. You are most likely comfortable with the idea of an afterlife and are usually the one who takes care of everyone else when there is a death in the family.
    You may also be sought out by earthbound spirits who need help in crossing over.”

    “You have a can-do attitude, are not afraid to take leaps of faith, like to be involved in many passions at the same time, and love to admire clear water bodies such as lakes, reservoirs, seas etc. You are a real “nester”; you love your home and will find many ways to work from home. ”

    I have many spiritual gifts: sight, smell, feel, touch, hear, deep knowing, and am an empath. :-)


  25. Vyndandalor (Speaker of Tones) on May 31st, 2011 12:29 am

    I have received so much confirmation recently on who I think I am. So many things in my life since childhood relate to these findings. I used to think I had a sudden appearance of my birthsign Gemini on my right arm marked by freckles but as it turns out, it’s Orion. Others have it as well in different places. I love the water. As a child/teen I used to easily spend 7-8 hours in a pool even by myself. I swim like I’m a dolphin or other sea animal mostly like one having play time like an otter would. I have watched the stars since I was little and Orion was my favorite. One of the first books I bought when in elementary school was a book about space and the stars. My eyes are blue and they change color on occasion. I always start one thing and then move on to another without completing the first and so on just as you stated. I know there is much more to me than just this. I’m hoping to find someone who can enlighten me on a psychic level and get me reconnected to my source energies and self. Thanks for the information.