How To Read Auras | A Beginner’s Guide

Do You Want To Also See Auras And Begin Understanding People Better?

Everyone has an aura, and this has been proven by Science with aura reading machines. The aura is basically an energy field that surrounds the body and is said to be unique to each individual. Many people believe that this aura can be seen by those who are spiritually attuned.

In many spiritual circles, it is believed that we are all energy beings (this is actually a simple fact of life). Our physical bodies are just denser concentrations of energy that vibrate at a lower frequency than our ethereal counterparts. And, it is said that our physical reality is a reflection of our innermost thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

Combine these statements and it would stand to reason that we should be able to see subtle shifts in a person’s energy field, also known as their aura.

It is even said that the colors of someone’s aura can tell you a lot about their personality, emotions, and even health. So, what do different aura colors mean?

And also, how do we even begin reading auras? Let’s dive in!

What Is Aura Reading?

Aura reading is the practice of seeing and interpreting the energy field that surrounds a person. And remember: everyone has it even though they most of the times don’t feel it.

This energy field is made up of colors and shapes that represent the individual’s thoughts, feelings, emotions, and even general health.

Each color is said to symbolize something different. For example, yellow is often associated with happiness and positivity, while blue is associated with peace and serenity. We’ll see that more in-depth soon.

How To Read Auras

If you’re interested in trying your hand at aura reading, there are a few things you’ll need to do first. One of the most important things you can do is learn to quiet your mind and focus your attention on the present moment. This will help you to clear your mind of any distractions and allow you to see the energy field more clearly. Once you have done this, take a good look at the person in front of you and see what colors you see surrounding them.

Note: you should try to see beyond what your eyes meet. How does this person make you feel? How is he/she looking right now? See the person without judgment, and then you should be able to understand, in your mind’s eye, his/her aura.

Then, try to interpret what these colors might mean in relation to the person’s current state of mind or emotional state.This is not a simple feat, it requires some training, although some people are born with this ability. Nevertheless this is something everyone can achieve.

Let’s discuss these steps more in depth.

3 Steps To Seeing Auras

STEP ONE: Relax and meditate. In order to see someone’s aura, you need to be in a state of complete relaxation. This means clearing your mind of all stray thoughts and focusing your attention on the present moment. Once you’ve achieved inner peace, you’ll be better able to perceive the subtle energy field around another person. So find a comfortable spot, close your eyes, and take some deep breaths.

STEP TWO: Practice “soft gaze.” Once you’re feeling relaxed and focused, open your eyes and maintain gentle eye contact with the person whose aura you’re trying to read. It’s important not to stare, as this can be off-putting and make it harder to see theaura. Instead, focus on the space just above their head or at the level of their heart. You may see colors swirling around them or notice a halo-like effect. If you don’t see anything right away, don’t worry—it can take some practice to learn how to read auras spiritually correctly.

STEP THREE: Interpret the colors you see. Each color has a different meaning when it comes to someone’s mood, health, and spiritual state. For example, a blue aura is said to indicate serenity and peace, while a red one suggests anger or fearfulness. So if you think you see someone’s aura, go ahead and interpret the colors according to traditional beliefs—you might just learn something interesting about them!

Seeing the aura is a very powerful spiritual skill, so don’t underestimate it!

What Do The Colors Mean?

As we mentioned before, each color is said to represent something different. Keep in mind that a person may have one or more aura colors. Here is a breakdown of some of the most common colors you might see and what they might mean:

Red Auras

Red is often seen as the color of vitality and passion. A red aura typically indicates a strong-willed individual who is full of energy and drive. People with red auras are often natural leaders and enjoy being in control. They can also be very passionate, especially when it comes to their beliefs or causes they care about. However, too much red can also represent anger, aggression, or recklessness.

Yellow Auras

Yellow is the color of happiness and joy. A yellow aura usually belongs to someone who is optimistic, cheerful, and good natured. People with yellow auras are often creative and have a strong imagination. They may also be highly intuitive and have a strong connection to the spiritual realm. On the downside, too much yellow can indicate someone who is ungrounded or undisciplined.

Blue Auras

Blue is often seen as the color of peace and serenity. A blue aura typically belongs to someone who is calm, collected, and serene. People with blue auras are often natural healers and have a very comforting presence. They may also be introspective and intuitive individuals. However, too much blue can represent sadness, depression, or isolation.

Green Auras

Green is the color of nature and balance. A green aura usually belongs to someone who is down-to-earth, reliable, and levelheaded. People with green auras are often good at manifesting their desires into reality. They may also be patient and compassionate individuals. However, too much green can represent greed or jealousy.

Purple Auras

Purple is often seen as the color of royalty or wisdom. A purple aura typically belongs to someone who is spiritually attuned or gifted in some way. People with purple auras may be psychic or have extrasensory abilities. They may also be very creative thinkers with expansive imagination. However, too much purple can represent pride or arrogance.

White Auras

White is a supremely peaceful and powerful light. The white aura irradiates pureness of thought and is relatively rare. Generally only enlightened individuals who have purified themselves can emit a white aura.

In summary:

  • Red: vibrancy, passion, anger
  • Orange: creativity, enthusiasm, happiness
  • Yellow: intellectualism, optimism
  • Green: balance, growth
  • Blue: communication, truthfulness
  • Purple/Violet: spiritual awareness, psychic abilities
  • Pink: unconditional love
  • Brown: laziness, instability
  • Grey: confusion, neutrality
  • Black: blocked energy/negative thoughts or emotions
  • White: purity, enlightenment
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Of course, these are just generalizations and should not be taken as absolute truth because, as I mentioned, a person can have more than one color in their aura, they are not always purely one color. It is always best to use your intuition when interpreting what the colors might mean for the individual in question.

Two Quick Tips For Interpreting Aura Colors

1) The brighter the colors are surrounding a person, the higher their vibration is said to be. Therefore, someone who has a lot of bright colors in their aura is likely to be very spiritually attuned and in touch with their higher selves. Conversely, someone whose aura consists mostly of dark or dull colors may be going through a tough time emotionally or spiritually.

2) The closer the colors are around a person’s body (i.e., not spread out too far), the more balanced they are said to be energetically speaking. On the other hand, if someone’s aura colors are spread out further from their body (i.e., not as close), it could indicate that they are feeling imbalanced or scattered energetically.


Whether or not you believe in their spiritual power, there’s no denying that auras are fascinating things to try and read. By following the steps above, you’ll be on your way to becoming an expert in seeing auras with a bit of patience and perseverance!

Just remember to relax and clear your mind first—otherwise, you won’t be able to see anything but your own overactive imagination at work.

Do you think you might have seen someone’s aura before?

What color did it appear to be?

Remember you can always ask the person being read to check if your interpretation is accurate!



Elaine is a Reiki Master healer who lives in New York with her husband and has treated hundreds of patients in her home. She works mainly as a blogger and enjoys meditating, going on long walks in nature, and learning about spirituality.

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