What is an Aura
All living things (people, plants, animals, etc.) are made up of a complex combination of atoms, molecules and energy cells. As these ingredients coexist, they generate a large magnetic energy field that can be sensed, felt and even seen around the physical body. This energy field is often called an Aura.
Auras are commonly associated with people. Sometimes we even use them to describe people, "He has an aura about him." or "She just has a glow about her". But in fact all living things generate this field of energy. When associated to a person, the aura can provide insight into the spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of the individual. The same can be said for animals and plants, as they too have emotions and a physical well-being. But let's first focus on the human aspects.
The knowledge and acceptance of auras has existed in various religions around the world for thousands of years. From Buddhist priest to Native American Shamans, many civilizations have practiced translating and incorporating the use and interpretations of these energy fields into their culture. Today there is a resurgence of these ancient beliefs. Due in part to the increased interest in 'New Age' or Metaphysical studies. But perhaps some influence has come from individuals turning toward more natural ways of living. Many people are looking for new and less intrusive ways to care for the health of their mind and body. People dissatisfied with the high cost of health care and over dependence on chemical drugs in traditional medicines, are also turning to various "Alternative" healing methods.
Since the early 1980’s there has emerged a variety of alternative health practices. Some are just new ways of thinking about traditional approaches, others go back to the country doctor and prescriptions from the old wives tales. But many go even farther, such as hands on holistic healing, aroma therapy, colour therapy, and massage therapy. But one thing many of these “new” practioners have in common is an increased awareness of self and an understanding of how the mind/body/spirit connection determines good or bad health. For this and other reasons, many healers turn toward aura reading as a means of adding to their diagnosis of the whole person.


How to read your Aura


Experiment 1: seeing your own aura:

  1. Dim the lights so you can see, but so there are no bright lights in the room. Candlelight is often ideal.
  2. Hold the black construction paper in one hand.
  3. Hold your other hand, with fingers spread, an inch or two in front of the piece of black paper.
  4. Allow your vision to “soften,” that is, don’t try to focus on anything.
  5. Slowly move your hand a bit closer, or a bit further away.
  6. In a short time you should be able to see a golden or greyish glow around your fingers and hand.
  7. This is the physical aspect of the aura. With practice, this glow will expand. That is, you will see more of the aura, including colors.

    Experiment 2: seeing the aura of another:

  1. Put the lamp with a very small bulb on a small table.
  2. Put the poster at the edge of the table. A small stand for the poster can help.
  3. Have your victim…er…friend stand or sit in front of the poster. His or her head should be centered in front of the poster, although you can set it up so that the person is closer to the top and their shoulders are in front of the poster as well as their head. Leave at least a few inches of poster above your subject’s head.
  4. Turn off all of the room lights. Turn on the light behind the poster.
  5. Look at the person. Soften your focus as in experiment one. Some people describe this as looking beyond the subject.
  6. Once again, you should be able to see the physical aura fairly rapidly. With practice, this can expand to other layers of the aura, including the more colorful ones.

    One you have succeeded with these experiments, try the technique in a dimly-lit room but without the black backgrounds. Later, move on to more brightly-lit rooms.



What Aura colours mean



Indicates purity and/or protection. When detected in the outer layers of the aura, can indicate an area of the body which has been over energized, or is over active.


Light Purple


People with lighter shades of purple are refining or polishing their spiritual nature. They are actively working on the balance of each aspect of their lives (personal, spiritual, professional), their attitudes and acceptance of others, and their existence with other life.




Heightened spiritual awareness, self-esteem, and high ideals.


Mid Dark Purple 


Teachers of their chosen spiritual path. They maybe working on a few issues of balancing, but for the most part, they are patient, kind, and willing to go out of their way for people.




Spiritually searching. A dissatisfaction or a feeling that there's something more.Vibrant Blue: Pride, adoration, dedication.


Dark Blue   


Darker blues typically indicate the subject has found their spiritual path and is continuing their education in the chosen realm.


Light Blue


A subject with any shade of the lighter blues is generally beginning their spiritual quest. (This does not mean a metaphysical quest, but rather a journey that will fill the 'missing' pieces of their current existence. This can just as easily be accomplished through any fundamental religion).


Dull Blue


Taking life for granted, being too content, can appear to be selfish, narrow minded, arrogance, or self-righteous. There are many traits which accompany religious zeal, such as self-righteousness, dedication, pride, adoration and worship. These wide variations are usually indicated by some shade of blue.


Dark Green

Generally indicate the injury has already occurred and is in the process of healing.




Light Green


Indicate the onset or potential for injury and the subject should be cautious for the next few weeks.


Vibrant Yellow

Clear yellow denotes intelligence, wisdom, and success



Success, creativeness, jealousy, selfishness. A person with a thin line (1-4 inches) of yellow takes on the characteristics of this color in either their personal or professional life, but not both. A yellow aura wider then 5 inches, indicates characteristics in both aspects of the subjects life.


Dull Yellow  

A dull yellow indicates jealousy, a selfishness and negative outlook.

Dull Orange 


A lack of warmth, but a strong desire for success and popularity.



Confidence, ambition, pride.

Vibrant Orange


Indicates ambition, pride, self-sufficiency.




Can indicate fear or anger. Irritability. A consistent dark red indicates a violent nature, a selfish and deceitful attitude.  When seen in a clear, vibrant and constant state, it represents fear or strong anxiety.


Dull Red


Generally represents anger. The deeper the red, the stronger the emotion.A spike of red, either vibrant or dull in appearance, indicates the same meanings as above. However instead of representing the consistent nature of the subject, the spike indicates the sudden emotion in the current conversation or situation the subject is engaged in at that moment.



Affection, love, enjoyment, pity, guilt.

Vibrant Pink


Indicates love, affection and a resilient temperament.


Dull Pink

Denotes 'care with caution', pity or guilt



Indicates hatred, negativity, depression and miserly. When this appears in an aura, it is usually localized or appears as wisps floating through the aura. Malice.



Selfishness, deception, confusion or discouragement. Light Brown: Indicates confusion or discouragement. The lack of confidence in ones self, the present situation or in the subject being addressed. Dark Brown: Indicates selfishness, fault finding, and a tendency toward deception.



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