Jean teaches astrology & metaphysics. She is an author, reader, ordained nondenominational minister, and member of the NJ Metaphysical Ctr.
What Is an Aura?
What exactly is an aura? An aura is a color field surrounding a person, as is seen in pictures of religious art. It can extend several inches or even one foot away from the person. Auras are deemed important in many forms of spiritual practice, including metaphysics, Buddhist, and Hindu spirituality. Auras sometimes connote a person of holiness or other powers. Psychic healer Edgar Cayce believed that all living things and objects have an aura. Various personality traits are associated with different colors of auras, and auras have also been described as the map of thoughts and feelings going on inside of a person. Some people can “feel” auras instead of seeing them, and understand what is happening with another person.
My Aura Picture
Edgar Cayce Could Read Auras
Science tells us that color is our perception of the effects of wavelengths and their frequencies. Readings from Edgar Cayce affirm that the colors we see are associated with the way we perceive different rates of vibrations. It was also Cayce’s belief that the colors in our auras changed in accordance with the vibrations of our spiritual energies, our changes of mood, and the people surrounding us at the time. Cayce was a very religious man, and was unsure if he should use his gift of reading auras to help others. He was often able to heal them, both by reading auras and by going into trance states to “see” what was ailing a sick person. Finally, he concluded that if God gave him a gift to heal, he was meant to use it.
Auras Can Be Seen Through Kirlian Photography
Most children are psychic until they are about seven, and many can see auras. But when they tell their parents, are usually told, “Be quiet, people will think you are crazy!” Sadly, I have met many adults during the course of my metaphysical studies who can recall having this gift when young, and were told not to use it. Auras can be seen by Kirlian photography though, and I have aura photos of myself and my late husband which were taken at Metaphysical Fairs. The colors themselves give information about a person’s emotional, physical, mental and spiritual state.
What If a Person Has No Aura?
This is an anecdote taken from Auras: An Essay On the Meaning of Color, by Edgar Cayce. One day Cayce was shopping in a large department store. He headed toward an elevator, but it was almost full. He realized it seemed dark inside that elevator, even though he was able to see the colors of clothing on the people. Cayce realized something was wrong, but could not figure out what that was. He signaled for them to go on, that he would wait for the next one. But then he realized what the problem was. The people in the elevator had no auras! The elevator cable snapped, the car fell to the basement, and everyone on the elevator was killed.
Color Affects Our Moods
It was also Cayce’s belief that even if people could not see auras, they could wear clothes in colors that made them feel good, or that wearing certain colors could make a person feel bad. Sometimes a person can try on the same shirt in two colors, and will be surprised at how great it looks and feels in one color, but they do not like it at all in another color. Cayce had a friend who often wore blue, and enjoyed a happy, normal life. Then for a while, the friend began wearing red, and he became increasingly nervous and sick. He finally had a nervous breakdown, and when he recovered, returned to wearing blues again!
So why not go through the colors and see what they tell us about auras?
Meaning of a Blue Aura
Blue has always been the color of contemplation, spirit, prayer and heaven. The sky is blue because gas molecules in the air cause light rays from the Sun to be scattered. At least this is the scientific explanation; Cayce believed blue was the true color of our Sun, and also the color of Jupiter, ruler of great thoughts and high mindedness. All shades of blue are positive, but the deeper shades are the best.
Pale blue shows a person of less depth, but they are trying to be more mature. The person may not be talented, but will still work hard to try to be in the field of their choice. Blue means many heartaches and headaches, but the person will keep going in the right direction. People with blue auras are caring, sensitive, loving, and have a desire to be of service. They are verbally skilled and good problem solvers.They also make great healers.
Aqua belongs to a hard working person more than the one with a light blue aura, but talent wise they are about the same. Aqua denotes intuitive knowledge, a good communicator, a seeker of truth, and a flexible, spiritual person open to new things. Those immersed in a darker blue have found their work in life and are immersed in it. They can be moody and are often nonconformists, but they have a mission in life and intend to fulfill it. They are very spiritually minded, and dedicate much time to causes to help others, also having talent in art, science or social work. They are often writers or singers. In the early Church people with blue auras were thought to have been assigned the highest attainments of the soul.
Meaning of a Red Aura
Red is a strong, primary color, indicating force, vigor and energy. People with red auras are physically active, passionate, courageous, leaders and entrepreneurs. It shows a temperamental person who is experiencing a lot of emotional turmoil, although they may not outwardly show it. This person will be domineering and quick to act. If the red is seen in spikes, it means the person is nervous. It is good to wear red on a day when you need confidence, like when going on a job interview, or giving a speech. If a person is going through a lot of issues at the time, red stones or clothing can bring more harmony into their life. Red also means a strong ego. An aura with a lot of red suggests a person should take some time to relax and calm down. Red is the color of planet Mars. It is also the color of war, strife and sacrifice.
Meaning of a Pink Aura
Pink is usually a sign of immaturity, and is normally more commonly seen in young people. Sometimes they are too young to understand their psychic abilities, and are scared they can pick up on the thoughts and feelings of others. If a pink aura is seen in an older person, they can be immature adults, and have childish concerns.But these people also are tender, empathetic, able to care for themselves and others. They have healing ability and are good at public relations. When a person is speaking about someone they love, they often have a pink or rosy aura around them. A couple in love; sitting close together, often has a pink or rosy aura surrounding both of them.
My Husband's Aura
Meaning of an Orange Aura
Orange is the color of the Sun, a good and vital color which means thoughtfulness and consideration of others. People with orange in their aura are outgoing and fun. This person likes challenges, creative outlets, and is confident and spontaneous. They are wise, business oriented and have faith in themselves. A golden orange indicates self control, but a brownish orange shows a lack of ambition and a sort of “I don’t care” attitude. People with that shade of orange aura may be repressing their emotions, or are just plain lazy. Those with orange auras are often subject to kidney troubles. Orange represents glory, virtue, and the fruits of the Earth, all of these naturally connected with the Sun. People with orange auras are optimists who are usually the life of the party, and get everyone doing something fun and interesting.
Meaning of a Yellow Aura
Yellow is the second primary color. A golden yellow indicates good health and well being. Yellow aura people are playful and have a whimsical side. They are thoughtful, optimistic, knowledgeable, easy going, and entertaining. These are people who take care of themselves, don’t worry, and learn easily. In the picture of my husband’s aura, you can see a yellow spot above his head. This is a sign of high intelligence, and it is rare. I have never met a person as brilliant as he was. We learned in one of our classes that people drawn to the study of metaphysics are “a step above”, and on some level know they have lived before, and once knew the answers to many metaphysical truths. Normally people who take such a class together knew each other in another lifetime, as there are no accidents! Yellow is the color of concentration, and denotes love of learning. These people are happy, friendly and helpful, the ones who say something kind to make you feel better. A ruddy yellow makes them more timid or shy. Mercury is the planetary ruler of yellow.
Meaning of a Green Aura
Green is the color of health and vitality. It is helpful, strong and friendly. Many doctors, nurses, chiropractors, psychologists, spiritual counselors or massage therapists have a lot of green in their auras because it is a healing energy. These people are harmonious, lovers of people, animals and nature, sympathetic, compassionate and adaptable. They have the ability to calm others. You will see in the picture of my aura, it is mostly shades of blues with only traces of greens around the edges. One evening a few years ago, I was talking with my husband.. He said, “I forgot to tell you. The other night you were reading as you sat on the love seat. You were surrounded by a green aura, and it was a strong one, it radiated about 6-8 inches from you. At the time you seemed so peaceful and relaxed, I did not want to interrupt you.” Although I am a nervous person, people tell me I have the ability to calm others. An aura of green-blue makes a person trustworthy, and you can see that in my aura above. If it has traces of yellow, the health is somewhat weakened. A very lemony green, with lots of yellow, shows deceit in a person. So as a rule of thumb, a little of the deep, healing green is the most helpful in your aura. Too much green can indicate depression.
Meaning of an Indigo Aura
Indigo is a darker blue with a touch of purple, indicating a person who is a spiritual seeker in life. This person is searching for a cause or religious and spiritual experiences. Once they find what they are searching for, their auras will likely return to a darker blue. These people have deep inner feelings, are intuitive, idealists, are authentic, and have the ability to feel Universal love. They are often environmentalists or social workers. It appears that once the life purpose is set, the natural emanation of the soul is blue. Indigo is also the color associated with the third eye, and people with indigo in the aura are usually very psychic, and can use that gift to heal and help others. They are often clairvoyant or talented in reading people by their senses.
Meaning of a Violet Aura
Violet is the color of the crown chakra, and people with violet in the aura are usually very involved in churches or other spiritual causes, often living a life of service to others. They are still searching for answers to their own spiritual questions, but know more than the average person and have something to offer as a spiritual teacher or guide. They often volunteer a lot of time to helping the less fortunate, or to fund-raising for different causes to make life less stressful for others. These are visionaries, creative souls, who are inspirational, non conformists, charismatic, and often are artists, therapists or healers.
Meaning of a White Aura
White is the perfect color, since it contains all the others. It is associated with purity, holiness and wholeness. If our souls are in perfect balance, then all our color vibrations would blend and we would have an aura of pure white. These are highly motivated people, philosophers, healers and bringers of light. We see pictures of Jesus with an aura of pure white, especially ones that depict him after the Resurrection. When he was seen risen at the tomb, Jesus said, “Touch me not for I am newly risen.” Cayce believes this was a warning, because at that time Jesus’ vibrations would have been so powerful that anyone touching him would have been killed. Some people see flashes of white when they meditate or just in their normal vision. This can be a change or awakening of their consciousness.
Auras in Religious Art
Meaning of a Gold Aura
Gold corresponds to anything valuable and worthwhile, and may even be associated with the Divine. Jesus is often portrayed as having a gold or white aura, as are other religious figures. It is related to spiritual truths, and personal attainment. Cayce said that the highest color vibrations were contained in gold and purple, colors that have always been associated with royalty. He told people to wear those colors to find personal contentment and happiness.
Orange/Gold Aura Our Lady of Guadalupe
Meaning of a Black Aura
Black is associated with the unknown or unconscious, and can correspond to evil, death, and repressed feelings. Normally a person with bad thoughts in mind would have a black aura. Many witches and Wiccans dress in black. I like nature and consider myself to be a Pagan, though not Wiccan. Clairvoyants often wear black as a protection against picking up negative emotions of those they read for, and I have also done that when I read tarot or astrology charts for people. Crystals are also used to keep away harmful entities. So it seems safe to wear the clothing, but if you see a black aura around a person, be very careful. The aura may be black mixed with sort of a pea soup green, but if somebody near you has it, they mean to do you harm. Get away.
Also, normally Cayce believed if a person had a black aura or no aura, they would die or be near death. Many of you are writing in to tell me a friend tells you that you have a black or no aura. I would suggest maybe your friend is not proficient in reading auras, based on Cayce's findings. If it's mixed with that murky green, you may be planning to harm someone, but I doubt it would concern you enough to write me! If you have no aura, you aren't alive. It would be wise to consult someone else!
Auras Explain Much About People
The world as we understand it is very small, and if we could see all the colors there really were, it would probably prove to be too much for us. Five hundred years before Christ, Pythagoras, the first philosopher, used colors for healing. Medical science today is just starting to see the possibilities in this method. If colors are vibrations of our spiritual forces, they should be able to help in healing our deepest sorrows and ailments. Together with music, which is a kindred spiritual force, there is great hope for the therapy of the future. Of course, right now we cannot transform all auras into a pure white light, but we can learn to detect signs of physical, mental, and nervous disorders through color, and begin to treat patients in a proper way.
Auras tell a great deal about people, and have much spiritual significance. The colors are a characteristic of the vibration of matter, and our Souls seem to reflect our colors back into the world. We are patterns, we project colors, and they are there for those who can see them. Teachers of metaphysics say more people can see auras now than ever before, just with their naked eyes. Perhaps we are evolving to a higher level? Let’s hope so.
Questions & Answers
Question: I don't know what my aura is but I always knew that it was black but I don't know. It feels like a thick, heavy black fog around me at times like it's protecting me. I've been diagnosed with GAD and ADD. Does the black aura have anything to do with my experiences? I don't want to change it or anything but I was curious to find the answer.
Answer: I don't see auras, I feel them. Edgar Cayce thought that when a person had a black aura, they were dead. So I am guessing that you Think your aura is black, but need somebody who can really see it to tell you. I never heard of people with those conditions having black auras before. Black isn't really a color, it's the absence of color. As long as you feel like it's protecting you it isn't harming you. If you ever get to a metaphysical fair or find a person who can read auras, ask them what they see. Plus they change with your moods a little bit.
Question: What color corresponds the most with a blend of intense love, peace, and acceptance? I can't get through John Lennon's "Imagine" or "The World I Know" by Collective Soul without crying. It doesn't take much to make me tear up, due to having very pure and intense emotions.
Answer: The highest spirituality is shown by violet. Blue is spiritual and has a calming influence on us and others. Green is a healing sign, and those with green auras usually do heal in some way. These colors can be used and make you feel better if you dress in them, or wear a pendant or jewelry made of the stones. Amethyst is lavender and one of the crystals with the fastest and most spiritual vibration. Blue can be found in lapis lazuli or sodalite. And green is in moss agate or green aventurine. There is a great site called Healingcrystals.com where you can find these crystals, I use them for healing and other purposes all the time. Scents can be calming too. Try lavender essential oil. I hope this helps. I believe I have an article on Exemplore.com about Healing Crystals and another about Chakras. Meditation is also a good way to learn to control your thoughts if you are getting over emotional.
Question: What does a blue aura that changes to indigo mean?
Answer: Both are healing and spiritual colors. If the blue has changed to indigo, it seems you have had some sort of spiritual awakening, or are in touch with Spirit more than you were. It's a great aura to have.
Question: What does it mean if your aura is black and white? I would consider myself a nice person.
Answer: I don' think you have a black aura. If a person has no aura or a black one, they are dead. That appears not to be the case here. White auras are normally seen in very spiritual people. Think of paintings of Jesus or any Saint or spiritual leader. So I agree you are probably very nice and also very kind and spiritual. I am unsure what's going on with the black. Bad people have auras that are sort of an icky, pea soup green. Try not to worry about it. I'm sure you will be fine.
Question: I was told that my aura looks like hundreds of polka dots of colors, and that I am thick-skinned. What does this mean?
Answer: A lot of color in the aura means you are probably an outgoing and fun person. Being thick-skinned has nothing to do with auras; it means you don't get insulted easily, so that's a good trait to have. I am assuming the polka dots are bright colors? I think that's good for you, and that you can cheer people up. It's not unusual for auras to be in different shapes.
Question: What if a person had no aura?
Answer: This is bad, it means the person is dead. Don't get scared unless you can see auras yourself, OK?
Question: I am a massage therapist. Recently after a full day of massage, I had a biofeedback session. I noticed a large amount of black floating in and around my aura. Can you tell me the significance of this? Do I need to be more grounded?
Answer: It sounds to me like one of your clients really drained your energy. What do you do to ground yourself before your massage sessions? A few minutes of meditation would be good--there's even an inexpensive app for your phone called Buddhify, with all kinds of guided meditations on it, for whatever you need at the time, and most run about 10 minutes. So it's easy to fit them in.
I like working with healing crystals best. Citrine is really strong, it's yellow. It never needs to be recharged. For grounding, bloodstone is great, it's a very dark green with a little red in it, almost black looking. Amethyst and turquoise are great all purpose stones for helping create a more spiritual environment, it would be good to put a few gemstones like this in your massage room. I don't really like the black around your aura though. Black tourmaline is the best thing for negative energy or if someone wants to harm you. Also, smokey quartz. They aren't expensive, and can be found on Bestcrystals.com or Healingcrystals.com. I am not affiliated with them, but I buy my own crystals there. Let me know how it goes. Oh, also, can you stand the smell of white sage, or any sage? Buy some in a metaphysical shop, or even now they probably have it at Whole Foods or Trader Joes. Get a container to burn this in, and it clears the energy in the room. I do it everyday. You could do it before your massage sessions start. Also, hold your crystals in the sage smoke to clear them.
If you feel like a certain client is draining your energy or doesn't like you, pay attention, and try to politely turn them away. Say you are booked when they call, make an excuse. I think that's really what's going on. You will figure out who it is.
Question: My friend always sees a thicker, spikier part of my aura around my left shoulder. Like a spikey bump. It's in the color of my usual yellow/green, light-colored aura. We are not sure what that means. I have no pains or problems with my left shoulder at all. Can you tell me anything about it?
Answer: A yellow aura is a sign of intelligence. I think when it "spikes" it means you have a new, good idea you want to share. Yellow is an optimistic and fun loving color for an aura. It shows leadership ability. Green is normally a healing color. So I don't think there is a health issue you need to worry about. I think YOU have the gift of healing others, even if it is just by your soothing presence. Often people who heal by touch, Reiki healers, have a lot of green in their aura. If you had health issues yourself, it would show as a sort of muddy green, like pea soup.
Question: What does seeing an aura of purple with gold flakes mean?
Answer: Purple is the most spiritual color of aura. A person with this aura is strong of spirit and also probably very psychic. Crystals such as amethyst are the best to help others get in touch with their spiritual selves, and purple is also the color we associate most with royalty.
Gold is often seen in paintings of religious leaders, such as Jesus, or other revered ones, such as saints. It is normal to see "flakes" or little bits of color as you view an aura. I do think this person has much to offer as far as helping others find their true path in life, and of course, finding their own.
Stay close to this person; they have so much to teach!
Question: My granddaughter is four. She said her pa's hair was green, then blue, then black, and was supposed to go back to rainbow color but it didn't. She saw this at the time he was passing. What did this mean?
Answer: I am very sorry for your loss and for your granddaughter. She apparently can see auras. Blue is a very spiritual color; it means he felt peace and calm at the time of his passing. Green is a healing color, so maybe he felt whole right before he passed. Or he was a healer or doctor of some sort in life? By the time she saw the black, his soul had left his body, so he was already gone.
I can't see auras myself, although I have been with people I love at their time of death. So I don't know if the aura goes back to all the colors after the soul goes on its journey to wherever you believe. So I can't answer why it didn't go back to rainbow.
But the black is not bad, it's just the absence of color, and that is normal, since by that time he already left his physical body. The blue and green are both spiritual and calming colors, so at least he was feeling comfortable at the time and was not suffering. Blessings to you during this difficult time.
Question: It's funny, but I see colors and wonder if it's auras that I see. Recently I randomly said to my husband that the cramps I was having are green. A couple of days later I had a headache and I saw the color red. Then my husband has problems with his legs and I saw the color blue coming from his legs. The last time he and I had just had a semi-deep conversion and after we were sitting down after golfing and I saw like a light lavender or violet color. What could my seeing of colors mean?
Answer: Well, you can definitely see auras since you are quite often! It's a gift. I explain what the colors mean in the article you asked this question from. So you have some clairvoyant ability, and it could get stronger if you meditate. Green is usually a healing color, so if you saw it while having cramps, maybe that's what your body needed at the time to heal what was bothering you physically. Red is usually associated with strife or anger, so a bad headache could cause you to see red. Do you know the expression "seeing red" normally used when people are angry? That's where it came from. Blue is a calming color. Does your husband normally have trouble of some sort with his legs? The blue would mean it was getting calmer or not as bothersome. Lavender or violet is the highest vibration, so as soulmates or two people in love talking about serious issues, this is the most spiritual color. Did you see it around his head? It's really great you can see all this. Edgar Cayce has a great book out on auras and color interpretations, you can find it on Amazon and it can explain auras to you better than I can here, or in the article, I wrote you can pick up a few pointers.
Question: My aura seems to be a turquoise with golden flecks. I saw it very clearly after meditation, what could this mean?
Answer: Turquoise is a lovely color for an aura. It's gentle and calming, so this means you give off that aura of calm and serenity to those around you. The golden flecks show that you are very Spiritual and caring. You are a soothing person with the ability to comfort others. Lovely!
Question: My clairvoyant friend says that I have a black and purple aura. In my future, she says the person I end up with has a blinding white aura. Is it possible for a living person to have such an aura or is it more likely that I meet this person after death?
Answer: For now, you are only in this lifetime. A black aura is no aura at all, so you wouldn't be alive if you had a black, or no aura. So I don't agree with your friend. On the other hand, a purple aura is the most spiritual one, and a calming and intuitive one to have. People do have white in their auras, usually at the top above their heads, above the crown chakra. It is a sign of great intelligence, or if you see religious imagery, Saint-like status. She may be seeing a life in a later incarnation, but if she is looking at you now in the physical plane, it's only your aura NOW that matters. I don't know her so can't assess what she sees. It is possible she sees you in a future incarnation. But this is rare, most clairvoyants can see the future, but not auras, as you will see them in the physical plane, not the spiritual one. You can meet someone with white in their aura in this life; many people have some white in their aura. But stick with one lifetime at a time.
Question: When I see my aura I see a clear gold color, but as other people see it I have been told sunset; pink-orange yellow and green. What does it mean to see your own differently then others see it?
Answer: We all have basic colors in our auras, but they are constantly changing according to our moods and the situations we find ourselves in. Gold is most often seen around religious figures or those having a huge spiritual revelation. Orange and Yellow indicate a very outgoing, friendly person, smart, with original ideas. I've never seen green in a sunset, but it's a healing aura.
It's hard to see our aura, so we normally depend on others to see it or have a picture taken by Kirlian photography. I believe I had a picture of mine and my husband's on the article where you wrote this. His had a lot of orange and yellow in it; he was the more outgoing one. Mine is blue and green; I am told I am a calming influence on people.
So auras can change at different points, although yours probably is more one way most of the time. I don't think it matters or is worth worrying over it. If you see a pea soup green or gray aura, that's a dangerous person.
Question: What does it mean when you see Dark blue, lines of black, and a maroon color when you touch a person? I see these colors when my lover is holding me. I get these color vibes from him.
Answer: I don't see auras, this article just explains what I know of them. I feel them, a totally different experience. Dark blue is the color of the 3rd eye or third chakra. Is he psychic or does he know what will happen in advance at times? Does he meditate? Blue is the color for someone who is a calming influence, who is very spiritual, who cares deeply about others. Maroon is a shade of red with brown in it. Red is a strong chakra color, ruling the root chakra, or 1st one. But usually muddy colors can mean a slight health issue. Or since it's the root chakra, he could be suffering from self-esteem issues. Has he been to a Dr. lately? I don't want to scare you though. Maroon is also a Scorpio color, is he Scorpio or does he have Scorpio planets? I don't like the black lines, where do you see them? Black usually means a weakness or beginning of an illness or a blockage of some sort. But it can be a blockage of chakra, the invisible lines closely surrounding our bodies. I'd like him to go for a physical, although the muddy red of the first chakra could just mean his confidence is deeply shaken from what's happening in his life right now. I wrote more about chakras, so you can apply what I said to the right ones, check here: https://hubpages.com/bodywork/Kundalini-Energy-And... This article is on a site called Exemplore.com. I'm not saying he's ill, but he may be weak in the two chakras that are maroon and near where you see the black lines. Read the chakra piece and see if that explains any more to you. If not, it may be time for a visit to the Dr. for a wellness check, before something develops.
Question: I’m having trouble determining what aura I have. I get black, and and I think a green but I’m still very unsure. Can you help?
Answer: If it's bright green, it means you have healing energies and are soothing to have around. Others feel better when you are there, and you may work in some kind of healing or health field.
If it's pea soup green, you may get in trouble often or have bad intentions.
It can't be black, because if it's black, you are dead, and you already wrote to me, so you are alive. Edgar Cayce has a good book on aura interpretations. I know what they mean, but don't see them myself. I am clairsentient, so I feel things about people and can read what they are thinking (but they have to be in my presence.
Question: Is there an aura color that indicates something terrible about a person?
Answer: A gray one can indicate depression or deep sorrow. If it's really fading, it can mean the person is so ill they are ready to pass on. People about to die have a black aura in the last moments.
Dark gray would probably mean to beware of the person. Also, red is a good, energetic aura, but if comes out of the body in spikes or flashes, it is unstable and can mean violence. A muddy, olive green is also undesirable. Basically, the colors change with our moods, but these darker ones, which mean danger or near death, are the worst ones.
I can't see them, I can feel them. Can you see them?
Question: In terms of auras, what do large orange spikes mean?
Answer: Orange is a positive, energetic kind of energy. If the aura shows large spikes of orange, that would be an optimistic person spreading good feelings around.
Question: Do demons and angels have auras?
Answer: I don't know; it's a good question. Angels are normally dead, so they would have no aura. We see pictures of religious figures with white or gold auras, but I guess we won't know until we get there. Demons would have a very dark gray or pea soup green aura when alive.
Question: What does it mean when a person tells you that you have a strong blue and green aura?
Answer: Blue is the color of spirituality and serenity. Green is the healing color. So you have a calming effect on others, and give them helpful advice. You are a good listener, and truly want to help others. You probably have psychic ability or work in a field where you do good things for others.
Question: I had someone tell me that I have a bright white aura. What does a bright white aura mean?
Answer: A white aura is purity and spirituality. You comfort other people and have celestial protection and many guardian angels.
Question: How do aura colors change from light to dark? What is the scientific reason behind that?
Answer: The color of your aura changes depending on how you are feeling at the time, to a certain degree. I am generally a calm, spiritual, and gentle person who listens more than talks, and so my aura is normally shades of blue and green. But if I was angry, or upset, there would be spots or spikes of red in it. If I was studying and excited about sharing what I learned, yellows to show intelligence would show up. But my basic aura would be the same. I also used my late husband's aura picture in the article. He was highly intelligent and a very enthusiastic person, and very outgoing. His aura was mostly yellow and orange. But if he was in Church, or thinking of spiritual things, there would be spikes of blues or greens in the aura. There really isn't a scientific answer to metaphysical things, that's why they are so hard to prove. Remember mood rings? Auras are like that, but on a much more serious level.
Question: Can I have a blue and pink aura and if so what does it mean?
Answer: Sure, you can have any color aura. The blue means you are spiritual and have a calming influence on others. You are gentle and kind, not wanting to hurt anyone. Pink is the love aura, so you give off a loving vibration.
Question: I have a question that I cannot find an answer to— colored clothing and objects seem to emit specific auras. Green objects emit purple/pink for example, yellow objects emit purple, oranges emit blue aura, etc. I can’t figure out why that’s so. I tried researching this but haven’t come across much. Is this typical of aura seeing, and if so why isn’t more info being provided?
Answer: I don't see auras myself--I "feel" them. It's hard to explain. I've never heard someone tell me they see colors of clothing etc., but they emit a different color. Now, the aura comes from the person themselves, from the chakras. It doesn't come from what they wear, although that can be calming or assertive. I think you are seeing the "real" auras, but am not sure why. I mean, the auras of the people who wore or last touched the clothes. There really isn't a lot of info about auras out there, people either see or feel them, or not. There are articles that tell you how to see them, but I never found them too helpful. But it sounds to me like you have a gift, if that's what you see, just trust it!
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Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on June 21, 2020:
I don't see auras, I feel them as a clairsentient person. But dark blue means you are very spiritual and a calming influence on others. Green means you have healing ability. I don't believe it matters how the aura is split, it goes all around your chakras in different ways and changes all the time.Don't worry about it.
Elise on June 09, 2020:
I had my aura read today and I had a very dark blue on one side of me and green on the other side, but they were split right down the middle, separated. She said she’d never seen that before. What does that mean?
Crissy on March 25, 2020:
I’m having a hard time finding the meaning of my aura it’s Mostly bright white but around it, it’s a rainbow what does this mean?
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on March 10, 2020:
I think you got scammed. I never heard of a "rainbow" aura. Our auras change a little depending on our emotional state. If yours are usually red, orange, and yellow, you are outgoing, fun, cheerful, and optimistic. If the aura is green, blue, and purple, it's a more introspective person. The blue is spiritual, green is a healing vibe, and purple is very spiritual and psychic. You can't show all of them at the same time. The reader was full of it.
Rainbow on March 08, 2020:
Hi, i had my aura picture taken and was told im a rainbow. I have all the colours very bright and vibrant. Mostly red, orange and yellow but had a touch of green, blue and purple too. She explained that we cannot read rainbows auras based on the individual colour meanings as we are different. I was curious to know if you have known of others with the rainbow aura and if you have more info on that.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on February 25, 2020:
Thank you Andre. When I wrote that article, I was not an expert in auras. I was learning myself from Edgar Cayce and a psychic I know. You made some great points!
André on February 21, 2020:
I'm a bit into that field myself and I've seen/experienced some cases by now. A black aura also means that someone is deeply traumatized, by abuse or the such, that he has suffered immensely or has possible criminal tendencies (stronger, "Darker" ones), it does NOT particularly mean someone is dead - NO Aura does mean that, black can foreshadow the appearance of Father Death, but that immensely rarely the case.
Gray aura means, that someone has been the same qualities as someone with a black aura, just in a lessened state. For some time experienced a trauma and not healed from it yet, has a disturbed psyche, disturbed emotions, experienced great pain and suffering; the greater that is, the darker it gets, until it becomes black.
BTW: Black with red means the person is filled with hatred, towards him-/herself, the world, everything. Black with green means someone who is the crazy envious/jealous type and much, much more.
And: Evil Beings that show themselves in black with red eyes, are ones of absolute hatred for instance.
PS: Could you also add silver to your list? Many people with psychic abilities like conencting to the Akashic Records, channeling messages and so on, possess a silver color in their aura.
There are also different stages of aura, like the one directly around the body as it is shown in the pictures and like the ones where they show off the halo on pictures of enLIGHTened people like Jesus.
The first mentioned version, in my case, is almost completely gold with a white outline, there are also sometimes other lines in it as well, like fuchsia, but the main colors are gold and white.
And the second version, the halo, like in the picture of jesus and his apostles, is in my case gold with a strong white and silver outline, followed by a thinner turquoise, blue, royal blue and green layer.
PPS: Remember how all people depict the sun, with its rays going straight out of the base? The halo also has rays in multiple colors coming out of it, showing a persons personality on a much deeper level, for instance, mine has over 60 colorful rays, one is brown, showing an interest of mine in agricultural perspectives (it formed around that time when I picked up some infos about it and formed a slight interest in it), one is yellow, one is pearl-color and many more.
With best regards,
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on January 12, 2020:
Maybe you could have it taken again? Even though the picture shows up one way, our auras change all the time. Dark violet, or any shade, is spiritual. Maybe you were upset or very emotional that day it was taken? I don't think you should worry, it's still the best color. No aura or black means a person is dead, and you obviously aren't. It could be the way the picture developed.
Teresa Kimmel on January 11, 2020:
My Kirlian photo is dark, dark violet... very, very dark. There is almost no light to it. I like the interpretation given to me; it is positive, visionary, wise, spiritual. But she said she'd never seen one so dark and I look at the photo and it doesn't feel light and airy. It looks cold and dense. Is there an alternative interpretation?
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on January 07, 2020:
Thanks for reading and commenting!
Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on January 06, 2020:
Such an interesting article.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on January 02, 2020:
Normally a black, gray, or pea soup green aura means a person has died. But it's a bad aura, and you are right in realizing it was draining to be around that person. Stay away, they have bad intentions!
Terenceblagrove@gmail.com on December 27, 2019:
What if you see a black aura with horns on a person . That you had a relationship with many years ago . And you start to feel like your sprit is being pulled from your body when their infront of you . I just turned my back on them and i nolonger felt that draining feeling .
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on December 11, 2019:
OK, I'll watch out for that.
brian from uk on December 11, 2019:
Jean if you see a flash of an orb in some ones aura usual via the minds eyes sometimes it's very brief but that's persons guide it look different to an earth bond spirit if you get excited you loose the image
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on December 10, 2019:
That must have been scary. White auras are considered healthy and spiritual though. I hope your spirit guides come back.
Susanne on November 24, 2019:
Where/how can i get a Chakra picture of myself?
Angel o. on November 18, 2019:
I've had no aura for a lon time and i dont understand why
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on August 20, 2019:
Indigo and blue are calm, nurturing, and positive energies, so I like that. I see violet.
Is it a little ball of golden yellow around the top of a person? This is usually above the purple crown chakra, and indicates a very spiritual person who is connected tightly to the Spirit, also more intelligent than usual. It sometimes comes through as whitish.
I don't think it's unusual that once you are used to seeing it, your detection system ignores this, we all do that in observations we made and got used to.
brian from uk on August 17, 2019:
I often see Indigo and blue when I meditate or OM chant
I wonder what it is when you see a gold yellow around the top part of a person but usually when I get used to them it's no longer visable my detection system ignores it
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on August 16, 2019:
I've never seen auras, I feel them. But I've never heard of a transparent one. I am going to take a leap here though. Keep looking, I think it means you are developing an ability to see auras. Let me know how it goes!
Miri on August 13, 2019:
The other day I was just laying down on my bed when I noticed a transparent aura around me! I hadn’t ever payed attention before and didn’t even know I could see my aura. What does that mean?
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on June 13, 2019:
I had a feeling :).
Linda Rogers from Minnesota on June 11, 2019:
Love that! I dream in color too.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on June 10, 2019:
I understand. I always thought everyone dreamed in color, and was surprised when I found they didn't.
Linda Rogers from Minnesota on June 06, 2019:
I dont think we ever mentioned it because we didn't think it was anything special. Not until we were adults did we realize not everyone saw auras.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on June 05, 2019:
That's so cool. Nobody from your family told you not to say anything? It's a great talent to have, you can really help others. Thanks for sharing.
Linda Rogers from Minnesota on June 04, 2019:
My twin sister & I have always seen auras-We didn't know what it was until we got older & figured out we were healers. We thought seeing auras was normal & everyone saw them.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on May 16, 2019:
Did anything bad ever actually happen? Red and orange are strong colors, so he has a lot of energy. You could have a lot of blue and green in your aura, and be more laid back and spiritual, so his more active or physical energies may feel overwhelming to you.
Hailey lopelî on May 10, 2019:
My brother has always had a red/orange coloured aura to him, however everytime he touches me I get shivers up my spine and I just feel like something bad will happen. I was just wondering what might cause this?
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on April 25, 2019:
I will, I always learn more, although astrology is my first love. You keep on working too! All of our studies are good for Body, Mind and Spirit. Be well.
brian from uk on April 24, 2019:
Well jean like your self I practice chakra clearing and development but I do read a lot jean I'm no expert the placing of the tongue is also part of psychic developement I beleave it's part of yogic practices.you can learn a lot from books practice takes time to perfect but I feel honoured you asked me thank you and keep up the great work
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on April 24, 2019:
I had a feeling you knew that! I can't recall, I think there are a few chakras besides the ones in the mouth? Now I'm asking you!
brian from uk on April 24, 2019:
Yeh I know about placing the tongue on soft palette roof of the mouth
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on April 23, 2019:
We have four inside our mouths. I didn't want to get that far into it. Take care.
brian from uk on April 22, 2019:
I d listen to jean we only normal focus on the seven energy centre s I think there's four others can only remember the one stellar gateway it's for more advanced learners of the chakras been attack myself several times
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on April 21, 2019:
Hmm, there are only 7 chakras; so you must be referring to the spot over the head, the most spiritual one. I don't like those colors. I would sage myself as much as possible. Do you have any crystals? Tourmaline, especially a piece of black tourmaline would help protect you from this negative energy. Also, a selenite wand, malachite, or amethyst. You need to be careful and try to protect yourself from somebody who has bad intentions right now.
Sage is found in health food stores. You need to put it in a container, light it so it burns, and get someone to surround you with the smoke and sage. You can do it yourself too. It seems somebody is trying to attack you spiritually or attack your thoughts. Let me know what happens and please be careful.
RE on April 19, 2019:
Saw dark green aura with black/black grey “touch of green” inverted trapezoid in the 8th chakra location. Any guidance will be appreciated. Thanks you for your time and effort.
brian from uk on April 08, 2019:
I think it's because we're also empath
brian from uk on April 08, 2019:
That's interesting anita I get that from time to time only yesterday I was practicing chakra cleansing my therapist bought her young seven year old in well you know what young children are like cannot sit still well just before we started this word suddenly popped into my head 5 or 6 seconds later the lad repeated the same word and was quite for some time after trouble is it tends to make me forgetful
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on April 08, 2019:
That's how I do it too! I can't see them, I feel them. I think it's just as helpful to be able to read others that way. Keep up the good work!
Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on April 01, 2019:
Such an interesting hub. I see auras, but not often. However I seem to pick up on the thoughts and feelings of others.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on March 30, 2019:
It means you are attracted to each other or are kindred spirits, maybe having very complimentary personalities. It's a good thing. It seems your energies blend really well. Let me know if anything interesting happens!
Angelena Stark on March 27, 2019:
I was told that when i go around a certain person that his aura and mine changes colors and turn into a very beautiful shade. Does this mean that person is like my soul mate? Or just that we have the same views?
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on December 04, 2018:
I have heard many people who told me they had the ability to see auras when young, but either got scared, or told there parents and they didn't want them to tell anyone because they didn't understand it. Most children are very psychic until about age 7, and then they start to forget.
Yes, psychic energies have a way of coming and going when they want! Take care.
brian from uk on December 03, 2018:
i saw a white spiky auras of my uncles and grandparent when i was three i could not see there physical bodies there eyes glowed like looking at an xray it scared me that much i never saw it again but the best way i know for anybody to see and aura is look a through a window at a flood lamp in the distance soften your stare and as you do so you will see the colour hues emanating from that lamp. and one last thing i concur with lady who was talking about psychic abilities they do seem to do what they want turn on on and off as if you have no control is that something to do with our inner I
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on November 06, 2018:
That's a good question, but one I don't know. The times I've seen people with kirlian cameras and had my aura taken, and my late husband's, it was always belonging to the people who ran the booths at metaphysical fairs. Thanks for stopping by.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 06, 2018:
This is very interesting. Of course, I have heard of auras but have never seen one. I did not know that there were such things as a Kirlian camera that could actually photograph an aura. I wonder how many such cameras exist?
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on October 08, 2018:
No, it sounds like you were scammed. It's true that when people die they have no aura, or very soon to death it goes away.
She should at least have been able to revisit his last whereabouts if she was really a powerful psychic. If you
want I could do a tarot reading and maybe we can find some information. My blog is on my profile page.
Jenny on October 08, 2018:
Recently I went to a certified psychic to locate a person. She said that she could not locate the person," Very dark, cannot see". She was sure the person has passed on.
If there any case that a person's aura has become so weak or so dark that even a powerful psychic is unable to locate?
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on September 16, 2018:
Usually you have to go to a business who takes these pictures with a Kirlian camera, so why didn't they interpret it for you? You got ripped off, my friend.
Green is a healing color, so you can be a healer or just make others feel good when you are with them. Blue is a calming and spiritual color, so that's OK too. I see you are calm, sort of reserved and soothing to be around. The little bits of white don't mean much unless it's over your head, then it shows extra intelligence. It's good, don't worry!
Sienna on September 15, 2018:
I got my aura photographed and green all around with some white in it and dark blue over face. Is to much green bad? What could the blue mean?
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on September 03, 2018:
Thank you Anita.
Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on September 03, 2018:
Super hub, so informative.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on May 13, 2018:
If the white glow is around your head, it can mean you are very spiritual and psychic. If it's above your head, it is a sign of high intelligence. I would interpret it as both.
The yellow shows you are optimistic and fun to be with. Greens mean you have healing powers if you should try to develop them.
The white is not common though, so it is the most important. I can't recall if I have a picture of my husband's aura on that article, if so, you can see the white area above his head. But either way you have great skill in healing others just by a soothing presence, or perhaps have a career in some kind of healing art. You are a very smart person, more than average, and inclined to be spiritual and help others as much as possible in your everyday life.. Best wishes to you.
Welshgal on May 13, 2018:
Hi Jean, Could you please tell me what a white glow around your head means, as I've had mine done it shows yellows and greens but I have a white glow just around my head. Thanks in advance.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on March 20, 2018:
Same here, Eren. Keep on with your youthful attitude. The world needs more positive people like you!
Eren from Orangevale on March 19, 2018:
Thank you, Jean. I have been told I'm young at heart and lighthearted, so that makes a lot more sense.
Hope you have a lovely night!
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on March 19, 2018:
Thank you for reading my Aura article! Yes, green and blue are very calming, so your partner would be great at that. Red is good for energy and rules your root chakra, so that's where our state of health comes from. Yours is good, and it's important to have a strong "base", so to speak. Pink is not always immature, I may revisit that. I could also say I bet you are young at heart and have a good rapport with young people. Pink is lighthearted too, so you are a positive person. Take care, Jean
Eren from Orangevale on March 19, 2018:
Thank you for publishing this. I've always been able to see auras and never really knew what the colors meant, but reading this makes sense as my partner's predominantly green aura is easily described as 'calming,' and my partner is really good at calming my wild emotions.
For a while I had an orange aura, but I think it may have changed (I cannot see my own). I think mine may be more red and pink now (I am sort of immature and temperamental). This really helps.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on March 18, 2018:
It means you saw part of your aura. Green is about healing power. You would be good at giving healing massages or reiki healing. Read the "Green" part of the article. Best, Jean
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on March 18, 2018:
You were seeing part of your aura, something that is all around you. Green is a healing color, so you have healing ability in your hands. Plus read the "Green" section of the article. You may like Reiki or healing massage. You would be good at it.
Trisha on March 18, 2018:
I was meditating with my tarot cards and seeing light green on my hands does anyone know what that means
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on December 28, 2017:
White is one of the most spiritual auras of all! Maybe your friend can't really see them? Plus they change with our emotional states. I can't see them, I "feel" them, I am clairsentient and feel the vibes from people. Don't worry about it. I am happy you enjoyed it. Thanks for telling me and taking the time. Jean
Ash on December 09, 2017:
This hub was very informative. I really enjoyed reading about all the colors and was glad to see my aura in here as well. Mine is white. Though according to my friend she says I have no aura which sort of bugged me. She would tell me that having me around made her feel calm. This was months ago though.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on August 31, 2017:
The way I understand it, the little yellow ball is not common, and doesn't run all through the body. It's strictly an intelligence sign. When he got his, I was reading tarot at a fair, so didn't get to speak to the person taking the picture, though I always thought his was better.
Like you, I have psychic abilities too, but also can't tap in anytime I want. I do have waking visions, so does my son, we both started having them at age 25. A friend who is a clairvoyant says I'm clairsentient, that I "feel" things. I find this truer as I get older, and it helps my tarot readings a lot. I have never seen an aura photo where facial features are shown, and I go to a big metaphysical fair very November (where I spend too much on gemstone jewelry.
Those psychic abilities do have a mind of their own. I don't see departed loved ones. But my husband always used to tell me he loved me before we went to sleep, and hold my hand. I wake up some nights and morns, to find my hand still reaching for his, and my face is wet. Yet other times, I know he was there, I can feel it.
Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on August 31, 2017:
Jean, thanks for answering my question. I looked at your husband's photo again and I see one little yellow light ball surrounded by a gold light above his head. Mine is a light cream yellow light obliterating my face and above my head. Are those little balls of light running from his head down his body at the chakras? The man who made mine was using a Kirlian Polaroid camera, and none of the chakras show in my photo, just the aura surrounding the physical body. The physical doesn't show at all. My friend's facial features could be recognized through her Kirlian photo, but I had no features. And yes, I do have psychic abilities, but they have a mind of their own. I can't just tap in at will like some people seem to be able to do.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on August 29, 2017:
Always nice to hear from you! The rose color means you are young at heart. Purple in auras is very spiritual, and you must have psychic abilities. The Blues are calming and mean that you comfort other people, and are patient with them, to a point where it's beneficial to their health. I also had a lot of blue in my aura photo, although mine and my husbands were taken at different times from different photographers. That creamy yellow light is a sign of intelligence. Is it like the one at the top of my husband's head here? It's not common to see that in these photos, I am told. Take care.
Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on August 29, 2017:
Jean, I'm glad this cropped up again in my feed because it really interests me. I reread it and then got out the Kirlian photo I had made nearly 15 years ago. The photographer only took from the shoulders up, but my features didn't show at all. My head and shoulders were blanked out by a lt. creamy yellow light. From about my chin down the creamy light was edged in tones of rose, while above that was edged in shades blues and rose, which blended into uneven shades of purple. My mentor had told me that it was "powerful" but that's all she said. Do you know what she meant?
The friend who was with me had tones of rose and blue, and her features showed through the aura. I was told by a Kirlian photographer at a conference I attended that there were different types of Kirlian cameras to photograph auras, and that theirs were the "best". He also charged four times what the first photographer charged and claimed that my original wasn't a good representation of Kirlian aura photos. In other words, he put down my photographer, which didn't sit well with me so I didn't pay his price.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on August 26, 2017:
Wow, gold is serious! Is he very psychic, or religious? He is certainly celestially protected (great for a Mom to know). And if you can see auras yourself, you are quite psychic as well. I can't see them. I can "feel" them, I am clairsentient, but clairvoyants are those who can see them. Usually we see Jesus or the Saints with gold auras. I can't really add more to what I said in the hub. He may become a pastor or minister. Let me know how it works out. I can't recall if I had Edgar Cayce's book on auras there, if not, I'll put it up. Thanks for writing, I love hearing stuff like this! Take care, Jean
Deborah Skepple on August 25, 2017:
Thank you. I am here because yesterday I was looking at my son's aura, and it is gold. I wanted to know the meaning because I had never seen gold before.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on July 23, 2015:
I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. Some people can see auras, I can a little bit, but mostly feel them, as I'm clairsentient, and it's about feeling for me. There are a few good hubs on here that explain different methods for seeing auras. It takes some time and practice. Take care.
Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on July 23, 2015:
Absolutely Awesome Hub. It is a fascinating subject. I had a friend who could see auras. Unfortunately I cannot.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on July 22, 2015:
Thanks for your kind comments, MizBejabbers. It's not easy to see auras, I can feel them more than see them, and understand what emotions the person I am reading is experiencing.
Usually you are told if you stare at someone who is in front of a white wall or door for one or two minutes, and then turn your eyes to the side, you will pick up a color. You see it in your peripheral vision. After meditating most of the people in my metaphysical classes say they see auras, but I only see very light ones myself
Yes, when I go back to old metaphysical books in my library, I always am reminded of areas of study I left to go on to something else. Sometimes I go back to it! Take care.
Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on July 22, 2015:
The study of auras is very useful, especially to healers or to those wanting to understand the metaphysical. You have done an excellent job of describing and explaining them. One of the books in my metaphysical library is about using color-charged water for healing. I'd forgotten about it.
Most people whom I know are not able to see auras. At one time when I was in metaphysics school, I could, but it was hard for me to distinguish the colors. My friend and schoolmate could see the auras without trying. We discussed this recently and now we both have to make an effort to see them. As the old saying goes, "use it or lose it."
Very good, Jean. Your metaphysical hubs are always interesting and informative.