The word "aura"
comes from the Greek word "avra" which means
breeze or wind. Auras are fields of energy that
emanate from all objects. Inanimate objects tend
to have one colour or hue. While animate objects
have many colours or hues that are constantly
changing in colour and/or intensity. These hues
are affected by many factors, both physical and
Auras are closely
connected with our Charkas. The description of
the word aura means atmosphere of multi-coloured
light called "aureola" and the human aura is a
multi-layered energy field that is manly
generated by the spiritual Chakra energy centres
within all spirit and what gives us a halo
effect around our heads called the "numbus". A
small part of the aura is made up by
electromagnetic energies which are generated by
atoms within matter, that give off a small
Our auras make us what we
are. Our aura reflects our
moods, personalities, our traits, health, emotions,
generally well-being, spiritual abilities and
evolution. The aura is made up of several layers
or bodies reflecting and relating to different
Chakras and aspects of our spiritual and
material life and nature. For those who can
physically view the aura, it can be seen to
visibly brighten and change when we re
addressing others, or in some way pulling on the
resources of our spirit such as when we do
spiritual healing or are meditating as well as
normal daily events in our lives.
It is believed that here
are 7 main aura bodies that are reflected in
layers through the aura and they are connected
to each one of the main 7 Chakras. These are the
seven main aura bodies their corresponding
Base Chakra - Red
Emotional Layer: Sacral Chakra - Orange
Solar Plexus - Yellow
Astral Layer: Heart Chakra - Green
Etheric Template Layer:
Throat Chakra - Light Blue
Third Eye Chakra -
Ketheric Template Layer:
Crown Chakra: Violet
The colours do not always match that of the
relevant Chakra due to blending that takes place
of one or more of the main 7 Chakras along with
many of the secondary and subsidiary Chakras
which may be involved in the makeup of each of
the main seven bodies of the aura and although
the aura is thought to possibly extend up to 40
inches off the body in places it is very
unlikely that many psychics would be able to see
it, that is not to say at times it cannot be
seen or sensed by other means. Just that in most
cases the aura is only normally seen 2 - 4
inches off the top of the head, where it can
usually most prominently be seen.
The Etheric Aura
The Etheric (Lower Astral)
aura extends about 2 inches out from the
physical body and is usually a shade of
in colour. The shade of blue relates to the
physical condition and health of the physical
body and is the easiest aura to see. Many see
Etheric outlines of the internal organs. Some
people see a light blue on a dark blue grid.
This aura concerns survival issues, physical
body function and physical sensation of pain,
pleasure, automatic functions etc. It is
connected to the Root Chakra.
The Emotional aura is
involved with the emotional aspects of our lives
and being, soft multicoloured clouds of light
visible from one to 6 inches out. This is the
layer most often described by aura readers as
showing dark spots or cloudy and stagnant areas
where emotional blocks and pain exist. It is
connected to the Sacral Chakra.
The mental aura reflects
the thought processes, intellect, linear
thinking, personal power and will. The more
active our thinking processes the brighter our
mental aura becomes. The Chakra connected to
this aura is the Solar Plexus.
The above three layers
make up the lower astral and together form the
personality. These three energy bodies begin to
be created at conception and dissolve at death.
Higher Astral Aura
The astral aura extends
about eight to twelve inches from the physical
body. This connects the lower three
levels/layers with the higher three. Virtually
all healing energy is said to come through or be
moderated by this later. It is the layer of
love, both specific and universal and the first
of the spiritual layers. It is connected to the
Heart Chakra. This aura is the bridge between
the physical world and the spiritual realm.
The Etheric template aura
extends about twelve to twenty four inches from
the physical body and is seen by some as a blue
grid light ball around the body. This aura
reflects speech and communication, listening,
taking responsibility for ones own actions. When
balanced and active this aura can promote a
bliss and a feeling of being moved by the
Divine. The Chakra connected to this aura is the
The Celestial Aura
The celestial aura extends about twenty four
inches from the physical body and appears as a
bright iridescent light.
This is the level of feelings within the world
of our spirit. Here we communicate with all the
beings of the spiritual world. We connect with
Divine Love. It brings nurturing and awareness f
oneself as an aspect of what is called, by some,
God, love of all life and union with the All.
The Third Eye Chakra is connected to this aura.
The ketheric template aura extends about thirty
six to forty eight inches from the physical body
and appears as an extremely bright golden or brilliant white
that is rapidly pulsating. This aura surrounds
and protects everything within its boundaries.
It connects us with our higher mind, the Divine,
spiritual information and the integration of the
spiritual and physical aspects of being. The
Crown Chakra is connected to this aura.
Contrary to popular belief, you don't have
to be born with a special talent to be able to
see auras. There is a technique which you can
learn so that you can see auras. It only takes
one minute to learn. However, it may take years
to see auras well enough physically to glean all
the information they can offer.
Aura reading, as
with most things psychic, calls for a lot of
patience. You may see auras right away, or
within a few days of practice. You may not.
You may see them initially, and then have a
period of time where you don't seem to see
anything. Although some people see colours
almost immediately, others may practice for
several months before colours start to appear.
Keeping your chakras clean, especially your
third eye, should help you in seeing them.
As with any
psychic work, DON'T STRAIN YOURSELF! Practice
initially only a few minutes per day; as your
eyes get used to refocusing, you may look at the
aura for a longer period of time. If you feel
any strain on your chakras, STOP. If your
chakras begin to hurt, STOP, close them a
little, and don't practice anything for a few
days. This goes for any time you overstrain
Stand in front of a
mirror. The background (wall, etc) should be
blank and preferably white. Rooms that aren't
too bright usually seem to work better. Stand
approximately 18 inches from the wall. To see
the aura, look at the wall behind you and a
couple inches away from your body. Remember the
3-D stereogram pictures that were popular a few
years ago, where the trick was to look a few
inches into the "noise" to see the 3-D image?
The trick to seeing auras uses the same
method. Look beyond where you are standing.
Ignore your body; if you look at yourself you'll
lose the aura image.
You should see an
area around you where the background wall may
look lighter than the rest. If you can, try to
see the colour. If you had to pick any colour
(besides white) to describe this area, what
would it be? Also, different areas of a
person's aura may be different colours. The
colour you pick for one area may be different
than another area.
Once you think you see it, sway from side
to side. The energy field you see should move
with your movement. An after-image would not
move with you, it would only move as your own
eyes moved. Also, after-images are the exact
opposite colour of what you were looking at;
auras may be any colour.
You can also
practice seeing the various colours, however, by
looking at after-images. Cut out several
circles, each approximately 3-4 inches in
diameter, from coloured paper, or colour
them in with markers. You should end up having
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink,
white and black circles. Place one on a white
piece of paper, and stare at it approx 30
seconds. Remove the circle and look at the
white paper. You should see an afterimage, the
exact opposite colour of the circle you stared
at. Bring the colour into focus, and you may
find your eyes refocusing a few inches deeper
than the surface of the paper, just like looking
at auras. Practice with each circle.
have little problem seeing the whitish area
around people. A few months of practice, and
you may notice that this whitish area separates
into light yellows and blues and pinks. More
practice, and these colours will separate even
further; oranges may be found where you once saw
yellows, greens may be seen instead of light
blue. An electric blue or purple area may also
be seen close to the body, and this is the
Etheric body. The Etheric body is quite vivid,
and may be seen within a few months of practice,
even while no specific colours are visible in
the rest of the person's energy. Eventually,
you may see the person's chakras, which may look
like brighter energy areas, energy vortices,
At work, look
at the auras of your colleagues as they talk to
you. Practice on your friends! But remember,
while you may be looking at auras, others may
think you're staring, so be discreet. lol ;-)
Auras tend to
have a base colour to them, which determines the
person's overall personality. Also, several
other colours may be shown at various places
around the body. These other colours may
describe the person's current state of mind, as
well as any ailments. Illnesses may be seen in
the aura which have not yet manifested
Although certain colours have a general meaning,
these colours may mean something totally
different to you. You will have to learn what
each colour, or combination of colours, means to
you personally. For example, some people see
pain as a red inflammation, while others may see
it as a black blotch. Pink may mean love to one
person, and shyness to another. While seeing
the aura, feel it emotionally. Describe the
colour that you see in the way it feels to you.
Listed below are the basic Aura Colours, these
may vary depending on your sight.
is the first of the primary colours
and in ancient symbolism it
represented the body, the earth and
hell, all three of which meant the
same thing in the old mystery
indicates action, change of passion,
survival, force, vigour and energy.
Its interpretation depends upon the
shade, and as with all colours, upon
the relationship of the other
indicates a high temper, and it is a
symbol of nervous turmoil within the
person. A person with dark red in
his aura may not be outwardly weak
but suffering in some way, and it is
reflected in his nervous system.
Such a person is apt to be
domineering and quick to act.
indicates a nervous,
impulsive person who tends to be very active,
one who is probably self-centred.
means the desire to bring
about positive changes and passionate love. It
brings the desire for vibrant life.
coral, is the
colour of immaturity. Young people tend to have
this colour in their aura and if it shows up in
the aura of one who is grown it indicates
delayed adolescence, a childish concern with
can also mean unconditional love, gentleness and
a wise counsellor. It also indicates a natural
peace maker and a friend to the vulnerable.
In all cases of
red there is a
tendency to nervous troubles, and such people
ought to take time to be quiet and to get
outside themselves. Red may also indicate pain
or an inflammation of some kind. A murky red can
indicate general infections, blood problems as
well as high blood pressure and high
as we know, is the colour
of the sun. It is vital and a good colour
generally, indicating a healthy metabolism,
regular pulse rate and efficient
immune system. thoughtfulness and the
consideration given to others. Again, however,
it is a matter of shade. A cloudy orange
suggests allergies, infections in
the reproductive system and
Orange especially refers to the
ovaries, large and small intestines,
spleen, adrenal glands, kidneys and
is vital and indicates
self-control and creativity, artistic, the
ability to be open minded and
enthusiastic and have an optimistic
shows a lack of ambition
and a don't-care attitude. Such people may be
repressed, but usually they are just lazy.
In the early church
orange signified glory, virtue, and the fruits
of the earth, all of these being connected
naturally with the sun.
indicates low self esteem, loss of
is the second primary colour.
When it is
it indicates health and
well-being. Such people take good care of
themselves, don't worry, and learn easily; good
mentality is natural in them. They are happy,
friendly, and helpful. They may think a lot.
It is the colour of the communicator and also
means the person has a good memory.
A dull yellow
can indicate skin and digestive disorders,
tension, stress and nervous exhaustion.
streaks of yellow indicates hyperactivity.
ruddy, they are
timid. They are often very indecisive and weak
in will, and inclined to let others lead them.
particularly if it has a dash of blue in it, is
the colour of healing. Someone with this colour
in their aura is helpful, strong and friendly.
It is the colour of doctors and nurses, who
invariably have a lot of it in their auras.
However, it is seldom a dominating colour,
being over shadowed by one of its neighbours.
reveals a loving heart with
generosity, generous with money,
time and love. A person with this
aura colour can be trusted as they
speak from their heart ad mean what
brings good humour and new hope.
As it tends toward
blue it is more
helpful and trustworthy.
As it tends toward
yellow it is
weakened. A lemony
green with lots of
yellow, is deceitful.
As a rule the deep,
healing green is
seen in small amounts, but it is good to have a
little in your aura.
indicates the need for emotional
In the early church it symbolized youthfulness
and the fertility of nature, taking this quite
naturally from the sight of the fields in
Almost any color of
blue is good, but
the deeper shades are the best.
indicates a person with
little depth, who struggles toward maturity. The
person may not be talented, but he tries the
best he can. He will have many heartaches and
many headaches, but he will keep going in the
belongs to a person who will work harder and get
more done than a person with the light blue
aura, though there may be
difference between them in talent.
deep blue have
found their life's work and are immersed in it.
They usually tend to be moody and are almost
always unusual people, but they have a mission
and they steadfastly go about fulfilling it.
They are spiritual-minded for the most part, and
their life is usually dedicated to an unselfish
cause, such as science, art, or social service.
Many sisters of mercy have dark blue auras, and
many writers and singers do also.
is the colour of
the wise healer, for integration of mind and
heart, feelings and thoughts, wisdom and
Positive Side - Can indicate a poet,
innovator or and artist. Those with
this in colour in their aura are
naturally protective towards others.
They naturally protect the weak.
Negative Side - None
stimulates and strengthens the immune system,
soothes inflammation, calms nerves, aides
healing, soothes asthmatic problems and general
respiratory difficulties. Helps heal skin
complaints. Turquoise rules the throat, upper
back, repertory problems and swellings of all
kinds. Turquoise influences the thyroid gland
and is used to restore harmony throughout the
Indigo and Violet
seekers of all types, people who are searching
for a cause or a religious experience. As these
people get settled in their
careers and in
their beliefs, however, these colours usually
back into a deep blue. It seems that once the
purpose is set in the right direction, blue is a
natural emanation of the soul. Those who have
purple are inclined to be overbearing, for here
there is an infiltration of pink. In the early
church indigo and violet meant
humiliation and sorrow.
Definition - Awareness,
spirituality, psychic inner vision,
the colour of the evolving soul.
Positive Side - A rich shade or purple indicates
a connection with unconscious wisdom, a
collective knowledge of mankind. A clear colour
indicates awareness and natural clairvoyant
Negative Side - If the colour is blurred it can
indicate the person spends too long in daydreams
and illusions. A dark colour purple may indicate
someone feels alone
Physical Associations - A rich clear purple
indicate the mind body and spirit are working in
harmony, their physical senses merge nicely and
naturally with their psychic senses. A dull
cloudy purple could indicate ear infections, eye
infections, headaches, nightmares and
sleeplessness. Purple rules the right side of
the brain, the ears, eyes, sinuses, the scalp
and all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth.
The perfect colour, of course, is
and this is what we all are striving for. If our
souls were in perfect balance then our colour
vibrations would blend and we would have a pure white aura.
Christ had a pure white aura, and it is shown in
many paintings of him, particularly those that
depict Him after the resurrection. White
is for limitless potential energy,
and the life force integration, the
colour o soaring spirit. It is the
colour of Divinity.
Qualities: At its most vibrant this aura is the
colour of the innovator and creator. A highly
evolved colour indicating higher levels of
consciousness and purity.
Aspects: A pale white can suggest a person is
out of touch with the real world, while a murky
white can reveal feelings of alienation from
Physical Associations: The vibrant clear aura is
one of the integrated mind, body, spirit. A
sense of completeness, good health and the
ability to bring healing to groups of people who
may be in conflict. White rules the whole body,
the mind and the soul and the connections
between them. White light is a natural pain
is not a colour per se, it does apply to auras.
A person with a black aura or no aura is dying
or will die soon. To see a person with such an
aura is not uncommon. If you ever visit a person
who is very ill you will notice that their aura
is dull or lacks colour it does not shine. A
person who is dying slowly loses there aura.
When total black is present the person either is
just about to die or has just died.
People who have a rich
brown aura tend to
have a special infinity with Mother Earth. A
lover of the land.
is a nurturer. humble, earthy, sincere, with a
person with a
kidney bean colour
aura has gone through a chemical alteration in
means an absence of life force. Grey appears
because the body's energy has been significantly
reduced. It's like plugging a 220V electrical
appliance into a 110V outlet. It also means
colour means a balanced life force, an
appreciation for life and all that it offers as
well as an universal outlook.
woman may have sparkles around her stomach.
Green in a certain area may indicate that that
area is in the process of being healed. Again,
this is a general colour chart, as you learn,
you'll see clues in the aura which may indicate
something special to you.