How To Read Auras and See Their Colors

Have you ever met someone and immediately sensed something about them? Or maybe you feel that some people give off a certain vibe, but you can’t exactly place what it is or how you know it to be true.

Whether you’re aware of it or not, what you’re sensing is a person’s aura. You don’t have to be a psychic or own any fancy equipment to read auras – all you need is an open mind and a bit of patience. But while reading auras is easy to learn, it’s a skill that’s difficult to master.

This guide will teach you what an aura is, the meanings behind the different colors, and how to see auras and interpret them.


What is an Aura?

An aura is a field of energy that surrounds a living thing. In humans, that energy field is a projection of our physical body – our thoughts, feelings, health, and spiritual strength. Everything we do affects the intensity, color, and quality of our aura.

Our aura is our true nature – it’s not something that we can hide or fake, which is what makes being able to see auras so worthwhile. Auras can also alert us to someone’s mental or physical distress, even if it’s not yet apparent that they’re unhappy or unwell.

Colors and Their Meanings

The color of an aura will reveal the most about a person’s energies. Keep in mind that the colors will change over time – just because someone has a predominantly yellow aura now does not mean they will always have that same energy about them. Our colors change to reflect our mood, thoughts, spiritual awareness, and physical condition.

Another thing to note about aura colors is that specific colors can have different meanings depending on the situation. For example, a red color can be either positive (success, high-energy) or negative (anger, danger). The ability to accurately interpret aura colors is just as important as being able to see them.

  • Red: Red is the most intense and powerful color, and can either be extremely attractive or repelling. A positive red aura suggests a drive to compete and succeed, a strong survival instinct, and a strong sex drive. On the other hand, red is also the color of danger – it can also mean a person is filled with rage, hate, and is on the verge of doing something impulsive.
  • Yellow: A yellow energy field can mean several different things. Yellow, especially in children, is playful, happy, and creative. In adults, however, yellow is often a mental color that represents a high intellect. A person with a bright yellow aura is a gifted learner with an analytic mind, particularly so if the aura is concentrated around the head.
  • Green: Green is a color of healing. It is resilient, nurturing, and comforting, like the spring after a long winter. A green energy field might mean that a person is a psychic healer or that they’re in the process of healing from an injury, loss, or another traumatic event.
  • Blue: A calming aura, the color blue often represents peace, tranquility, and honesty. A person with a strong blue energy field is intuitive and caring and is often someone others turn to for support in times of hardship.
  • Orange: An orange aura surrounds a person full of energy and enthusiasm. This energy can be physical in the form of productivity or mental in the form of creativity.
  • White: A white aura represents purity of heart and mind. White energy fields are rare, as very few people are so unselfishly good and so deeply in tune with their spirituality.
  • Black: Black and other muddy colors (browns and greys) are typically negative aura colors. A person with a black or muddy color may be sick, depressed, or fearful. But a black color is not evil – even the kindest and most generous person can have black in their aura depending on what they’re going through.

How to Read an Aura

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Now that you know about the different types of colors and what they mean, it’s time to start seeing auras.

Try not to feel frustrated if you find that aura reading doesn’t come easily to you – the negative energy from your frustration will only make it more difficult. Instead, take deep breaths, relax, and try again – remember, patience is key.

Step 1: Prepare

Find someone willing to be your aura reading guinea pig – a friend, a family member, a roommate. Prepare for your reading by finding a quiet and calm space to work in. It also helps if your subject stands against a white wall or backdrop.  

Step 2: Meditate

To read auras, you’ll need to be relaxed. Both you and your subject should meditate to clear your mind before you begin by closing your eyes and taking slow, deep breaths. This will help keep you calm and focused during the reading.

Step 3: Concentrate Your Vision

The final step is to concentrate your vision. This can be done in several different ways – some people prefer to stare directly at the subject, usually at the forehead. Others find it more effective to stare at a spot several above the subject.

No matter where you choose to look, you should concentrate on that one spot for 30 to 60 seconds. Allow your gaze to soften, but don’t let your eyes wander around the room – maintain your focus until you begin to see colors appear around the subject in your peripheral vision. They may appear wavy or hazy, but pay attention to the color and where it’s located. Those two traits will tell you the most about the aura.

Step 4: Interpret

Using what you know now about different energy colors and their meanings, you can begin to interpret what you’ve just seen.

Reading Your Own Aura

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One of the best ways to practice seeing auras is to practice reading your own. The process of reading your own is very similar to reading someone else’s, except instead of doing it in front of another person, you’ll be doing it in front of a mirror. Make sure the wall behind you is white so that you can see your aura clearly, meditate, and focus your vision in the same way you would to read another person’s energy.

Improve Your Understanding

Being able to see and understand the energy that surrounds a person is a beautiful thing. It’s a window into their purest self. Reading auras doesn’t just give you a better understanding of others – strengthening your connection with this energy will also help you better understand yourself and how you relate to the world around you.

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