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Introduction to the Aura

Are there times when you feel uncomfortable in crowded places? Are there moments when you feel as if your space is being invaded? Some people are only able to come so close to you. This is a reaction triggered by your aura.

It is possible that someone else’s aura is intruding upon yours.

At times, you could feel uneasy in the presence of a certain person. When you enter a room, you have this sense that something is wrong.

The human aura is a strong electro-magnetic field. We give off electrical energy and absorb magnetic energy.

You can feel this energy force in a room full of people, where varying energies, both positive and negative, are changing from one state to another.

The aura is an extension of our energies, be it strong or weak, fair or otherwise, light and bright or dull and dense. It is a band of energy that surrounds us, a life energy that can be sensed around every living thing, including plants, trees, animals, birds and of course, people.

There are seven layers of the aura, but the most accessible to the human perception are the first three layers surrounding the human body. Auras can be seen with the eyes wide open or it can also be seen psychically with the eyes closed.

Aura Colour Meanings

Colours are an important aspect of an aura reading. Below is a description of the meanings different colours hold. When reading auras be sure to always trust your intuition.



This is a confusing colour. There is nothing wrong with black in one’s aura. Black generally means one is shielding oneself from outside energies. This can also mean being unbalanced; one is hiding something or keeping secrets. A black ring usually indicates some form of abuse, adults who have not dealt with early abuse will carry this black ring till they are healed.



This comes in different shades. Gifted people have shades of blue in their aura. Intuitive people will show pale blue coloration within the purple bursting out like rays of sunshine, emanating from the heart outwards. A deeper blue can indicate loneliness. A very deep blue shows devotion, honesty and good judgment whereas muddier shades of blue indicates a domineering person or a tendency towards depression.



This colour can indicate growth in a person. Seen around the head and with other colours emanating in combination, it indicates a person who is developing mentally, intuitively and organising within. Brown by itself can indicate lack of energy, or one who has become “stagnant”.



Indicates lots of spiritual energy, in tune with oneself. Muddy gold means one has not really come to terms with one’s higher levels.



Usually seen around a thinker, an analytical person. Could indicate a “balanced” person. Intelligent people show this colour around their heads.



Sympathetic to others, dependable and has healing abilities. Muddier shade could indicate jealousy – like “green with envy”.



Can indicate intuition and creativity. Silvery grey shows femininity while darker grey can mean secretiveness or physical imbalance. 



Bright orange means one is growing emotionally and paranormally. A dull shade means a person is unsure how to accept this growth. Muddy orange shows in a person with too much pride.



The colour of love, and honesty. It also depicts the quieter side of an artistic and creative person. Dark pink may indicate immaturity or changes with one’s love life. Dull pink, however, watch out; Someone could be lying.



The colour of intuition, a deeper purple hue shows a strong- willed and passionate person. It can also reflect intense erotic imagination and being over-bearing.



A colour of love or hate, strong emotions and a lot of energy. An intense red colour, however, may indicate a person ready to fly off the handle.


A Guide To Seeing Auras

Seeing the aura is a matter of taking your eyes slightly out of focus. If you’ve ever been able to see those holographic picture-in-a-picture things then you shouldn’t have any trouble seeing auras as you do exactly the same thing with your eyes.

A good way to start is to get a partner to stand in front of a light-coloured wall in a dimly lit room. Get your partner to hold one finger in front of their face, about 6 inches out from their chin.

Now focus your eyes on their finger, not their face. Have them remove their fingers but keep looking at the same spot. You’ll have to relax your eyes a bit to do this. Now, using that same relaxed vision, if you look at them you should be able to see what looks like a little line that runs all around them a couple of inches out from their body.

The next layer out is even more faint and may have colours associated with it. The different meanings of the colours vary widely depending on who you’re talking to. My advice in this area is to open up your awareness and see for yourself which colours seem to be associated most often with which types of people and their behaviours.

Play with this a bit. Does their aura change when they think happy thoughts? Sad thoughts? Angry thoughts?

Some people can see auras instantly and others have to work at it. Don’t be too put out if it takes a while. As you work with this you’ll gradually become aware of even more subtle layers of energy that surround people. You may also find that you can actually feel another person’s chakras and even discern which is their dominant chakra, which tells you instantly how that person is likely to react to any given stimuli.

I attended a small workshop many years ago and practised myself with a friend.  Initially I found it really hard to see anything at all, so I would recommend you take your time so as not to strain your eyes.  

Finally I managed to see a rainbow halo all around my friend, indicating a very well rounded person!

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