Did you know that your body is similar to a radio? As weird as that question might seem, it’s true. Every minute of every hour, your body is emitting energy at a particular frequency, the combined result is known as your aura.
Now before you run away from this super-scientific answer, just bare with me. I realize that you probably came here for one of two reasons: to find out how to read auras or to learn more about your own.
This is something that I know a great deal about. But, before I share this knowledge with you, I want to tell you a story that will help you understand what supreme beings we are.
I clearly remember the first time I really understood that our body is pure energy. Sure, I knew about energy from science class, but I mostly saw it as something happening out there, not inside of me.
This particular day, I was very upset about something. I was angry, sad, and felt frustrated all at once. I wanted to scream (dramatic much, I know..), but instead, I balled my fist up and closed my eyes and screamed internally.
Instantly, a huge fever blister appeared on my face. It shocked me so much that I forgot what I was even mad about.
All I could think of was how powerful my emotions were and how they had a direct effect on my physical body.
It wasn’t long after that I began to learn more about the energy fields surrounding us (auric fields) and how we project energy out into these fields.
Even if you can’t see it at this moment, your auric field definitely exists. Once you achieve a state of relaxed awareness, you’ll be more likely to see it.
What Is My Aura?
Because all humans operate at a specific frequency, we each have a unique aura. We also emit a very low level of electricity from the body.
This, combined with your vibration, makes up your aura, which is, according to ancient gurus, is actually several layers deep (think of a seven-layer cake.) This ‘cake’ is often made up of different colors.
One explanation for that is our emotions, spirituality, and physical experience at the moment are all mixed together like ingredients. The outcome is your aura.
This is something I really believe since I’ve noticed that people who are happy and full of joy have much vibrantly colored auras.
On the flip-side, if a person is depressed or stressed, their aura tends to be muted or dull. It is also subject to change, which makes it even more important to learn to read your own aura. This way, you can keep up with the visual changes as they happen.
How Can you See your Aura?
Before we get to the different layers of an aura and what the colors mean, I want to share a few ways to see your own aura. It’s usually a lot easier to see another person’s energy field. However, seeing your own is possible. Below are some suggestions:
- Stand facing a white wall. Extend your arms out as far as you can. Then, set your focus toward your hands, specifically the space just past your fingertips. Allow your vision to ‘unfocus’ or squint your eyes, and you will begin to see a fine mist around your hand. Spread your fingers out and let the mist expand. This is your aura.
- Stand in front of a mirror. Repeat the steps from the bullet above. As you continue to let your vision expand out, you’ll see more layers of your aura. Squinting a bit helps as well, especially when using the non-focus technique doesn’t seem to be giving you a clear view.
If you are having trouble seeing your aura, try repeating the tips above while sitting down. You can also do some deep breathing beforehand. Also, you might try to feel your aura instead. Often we are able to sense our auras with our whole bodies much more easily than we can see it with our eyes.
This process involves closing your eyes and rubbing your hands together as if you’re trying to warm them up. Do this for at least 20 seconds. Then, extend your arms out with palms facing.
Slowly move your hands toward each other as if you are trying to make them ‘meet in the middle.’ Pay attention to what you are feeling and sensing. Doing so will help you interpret your aura.
The biggest mistake I see with people make is giving up too soon. Like playing an instrument or taking part in a sport, some people pick things up instantly while others need a little more practice time. Continue to practice on yourself and others until this is something you can do automatically.
The Seven Layers of an Aura
Almost everyone who thinks of auras thinks of color. Understanding what each hue represents is super essential, but you also need to know about the different auric layers.
Each layer is connected to one of the seven chakras and even a specific color. I’ve described each one below:
Physical Auric Layer
This level is the closest to your body and is also known as the ‘etheric’ level. If it were a chakra, it would be the root chakra and is represented, but unlike this energy center, it isn’t red but a greyish blue.
This is the easiest auric level to see is very strong in those who are physically active or focused on sports/exercise. It tends to be muddled when one is sick or tired.
Emotional Auric Layer
Also knowns as the astral level, the second layer of your aura extends out just past the first one. It is lined with your solar plexus and is your emotional seat. Just like our feelings, this can be any color of the rainbow but is weakened in brightness when one is upset.
Mind Auric Layer
What color is your thinking cap? In the auric field, it’s bright yellow. If you’re constantly engaged in activities that stimulate your mind, you’ll often have a yellow-tinted aura.
The same thing is true of creative tasks since all imaginative energy flows from the third center. As far as the chakra centers are concerned, the solar plexus is connected to this one.
Pink and rosy, this layer of energy represents our connectedness with others. When we are involved in healthy, loving relationships, the radiation is strong and bright.
When we are in conflict, it can be extremely limited. It’s probably no surprise that the bridge layer is directly connected to your heart chakra.
Having trouble with being true to yourself? It’ll show in your fifth auric layer. This is known as the ‘blueprint’ as it shows all that you are on a personal level.
Colors vary, but it is closely joined with the throat chakra. If you want a strong fifth layer aura, you must be comfortable with yourself and speak your personal truth.
Celestial Body Auric Layer
Extending out two to three feet from the body, the celestial layer is the of the aura makeup. Everything to do with spiritual awareness and the subconscious mind is represented in this layer.
This includes one’s dreams and devotional practices. Pearly white, it is connected to the third eye chakra and the divine.
Gold-crown Auric Layer
The final auric layer is the gold-crown layer. It is also called the ketheric layer and is what helps us feel one with the universe and God/Creator.
It rapidly pulsates and is although it is furthest from the body, it vibrates at the highest frequency of all. I like to think of it as a goldfield of protection that surrounds my body when I am functioning at my very best.
Aura Colors and Their Meanings
Now that we’ve covered the auric layers, it’s time to talk about the aura colors.
There are seven aura colors – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and white – that all represent something different. So let’s look at each aura color and its meaning.
Because it stands for strength and passion, a red aura is one of the most powerful ones that can be seen in an auric field.
Lots of energy is wrapped up in people who show a lot of red in their auras, so they usually like to express themselves using their physical bodies.
Because this is a lower vibration, closest to the earth, people with a red aura are usually adrenaline-junkies who are fearless and fierce at the same time.
Oh, happy day! Like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, those with an orange aura are happy, joyful, and vibrant.
A robust orange aura represents vitality and good health. If you’re radiating a tangerine hue, you’re likely to be both thoughtful and considerate and a people person.
Move out of the way – the boss is in the building. Most influential leaders have a yellow aura as it represents confidence and a strong sense of self.
Radiating from your solar plexus, this color can express one’s creative and friendly side as well.
If you have a yellow aura, you’re probably good at getting others to see things your way.
If you’ve got a green vibe, you’re a healer at heart. You’re probably a caring, loving, and nurturing person who enjoys helping others.
With a green emission, you’ll be radiating unconditional love and life-changing energy to everything around you.
This is one of the most amazing colors to shine since you can do so much good with this aura.
Supportive and intuitive, blues are highly developed spiritual people who are able to connect with themselves and others through open and honest communication.
If you’re radiating blue, its because you’re naturally gifted in some artistic sense. Maybe you’re a talented speaker, a writer, or a singer.
You’ll be at your bluest (colorwise, not emotion) when you’re doing what you love openly and honestly.
A high-frequency color, the spirit realm resonates as purple. If you are vibrating purple, you are most definitely open-minded and progressive.
You probably have a curious nature as well and tend to ‘think outside the box’ a bit.
There is a sense of spiritual connectedness with this color as well since it linked the 6th auric level and your third eye.
White is super duper rare as the pure white aura is the mark of a highly-evolved person who is angel or prophet-like. Jesus, Gandhi, and Mother Theresa. These are your white-aura people.
Although it is unlikely that you or anyone you know has an aura that is entirely white, you may have some white undertones, especially if you are focused on helping society evolve as a whole.
Can Aura Colors Change?
Your aura colors can change – and they will, often. At times you might be more red, green, blue, yellow, you name it.
If you’re more emotional, you’re sick, or in love, all of these things can affect your energy field. This is why reading your own aura is such an amazing self-reflection tool.
It is important to remember that your aura isn’t something you can turn on and off, though (your body is no light switch.) You can, however, cleanse it. This is something that I’ll cover in the next section.
How to Cleanse Your Aura
In my chakra guide, I talked about ways one can balance their chakra. Your aura doesn’t get off-balance per se, but it can become muddled by too many negative emotions and experiences.
This, in turn, keeps you on a low vibration and unable to ascend. I equate it to a glass of water that a painter uses to clean his brush.
Although the red, blue, green, and other colors might look good in isolation, too many dips into the water will leave it a dirty brown. Before long, new water is needed.
There isn’t just one way to cleanse your aura, so you can try out a few techniques and use the one that feels right to you. Some of my personal faves include:
- Meditation. I know I mention meditation as a solution to a lot of problems. There is a reason for that. It IS the solution to a lot of issues. There are actual guided meditations that you can do that are solely focused on aura cleansing. A quick Youtube search will yield good results.
- Visualization. This works best when combined with meditation, but you can use it in isolation as well. The first step is to read your aura. Then, close your eyes and visualize it in your mind. Next, see yourself washing it clean of any impurities and becoming as white as snow. Do this for several minutes or until you feel clear.
- Burn sage. Also known as smudging, burning sage has been a spiritual practice for thousands of years. Most people have heard of smudging to clean a room of negative energy. It can also be used to rid your aura of low vibes.
- Balance your chakras. I guess I lied when I said you don’t balance your auras. Technically, you don’t. However, balancing your energy centers will help you to emit energy that is positive and vibrating at a high frequency. This will help keep your aura clean and the color it is naturally meant to be.
Celebrities have made getting your aura photographed cool, and this is one trend with which I can definitely hop on board.
I won’t get into lots of technical details, but this is done using a special camera that captures the beauty of one’s spirit in all its wonder.
Although this might sound “new age,” it’s actually been around since the 1970s. Not sure what you’d do with the photo after having it taken?
Frame it–but first, have it ‘read.’ An aura guru can look at these kinds of pictures and determine many things like how you view the world and even your goals and aspirations.
Combined with professional aura readings, this can really be a soul-connecting experience.
Professional Aura Readings
If you’re into auras and want to learn more about your own, you might be considering a professional aura reading.
So many spiritual guides are ready and willing to provide this type of information if you are willing to receive it. I find that an aura reading is a great way to confirm what you see as well.
For example, you may be reading red in your aura and want to know if this low vibration is really being emitted. An aura reader would be able to provide feedback and also help you clear up any unwanted energy projections, replacing them with a more positive source.
Ready to Read Your Aura?
There are so many reasons why learning to read auras is a must-do! For one, you’ll be able to self-examine and quickly figure out exactly what is going on underneath the surface. This works with other people too.
Want to know what kind of personality your new co-worker has? Read their aura. The same is true for family and friends.
If you’re wanting to learn more about this topic, check out my article with my favorite chakra books on the market.