Aura Colors and Meanings

Updated on April 25, 2016

The Color of Your Aura Relates Directly to Your Personality

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What is an Aura?

Auras are vibrations of energy that are emitted from the body. They take on the form of a variety of colors, including orange, red, yellow, green, violet, blue and indigo.

Aura colors are not permanent, and change throughout a person's life depending on the mental and physical health of a person.

Finding and analyzing auras takes time and practice. For someone experienced with auras, this energy field is like an open book that can reveal important details about the person.

Everyone has different bands of aura colors. Some bands of color are more permanent than other bands, however all of the colors change depending on how a person is feeling physically and mentally.

The aura layer that changes most often is the outermost layer. The innermost color band is referred to as a person's daily life color and tells the most about a person's purpose in life, their personality, their health, as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

Auras are Composed of Molecules and Atoms Eminating from the Body

How to Find a Person's Aura

Learning How to See Someone's Aura

For this exercise, you will need two people - one to have their aura found and one to look for the aura. Here are the steps to finding another person's aura:

  1. One person should stand in front of a white background with the other person facing them.
  2. The person analyzing the aura of the other person should focus on one spot of the person's face for at least one minute.
  3. After a minute, scan the edges of the person's upper body, looking for areas that appear brighter than the original white background.
  4. Once bright spots can be visualized, the person's aura has been found.

This method takes considerable concentration and patience.

Learning How to Feel the Presence of Someone's Aura

Feeling someone's aura is different from physically seeing the aura. This process also requires two people. Here are the steps necessary to feeling someone else's aura:

  1. Stand face to face with the other person.
  2. Place your palms about six inches away from the other person's forehead.
  3. Slowly move your hands down the body.
  4. Try to sense any unusual feelings, such as a change in the density of air surrounding a particular part of the body.
  5. If no energy can be felt, repeat the steps above.

The exercise used to feel the presence of another person's aura is known as reiki, a holistic health practice that can also be used to cleanse auras and heal a person's spirit.

Auras are Energy Fields that Surround the Body

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The Aura Color Wheel

Auras are comprised of atoms and molecules vibrating around the human body. These vibrations each take on a particular color, which can be seen by a person trained to recognize auras.

The aura color wheel consists of seven main colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

Different aura colors are caused by tiny vibrations that cannot be seen by the human eye. Atoms and molecules present in the universe can be seen as patterns.

When atoms and molecules release from the body, they release in the form of colorful vibrations that only trained eyes can see.

Some people don't just fit the mold of one particular aura color. Many people find that two, even three colors apply to them - this is not unusual. Aura colors fluctuate at times, and can be a result of certain life situations you are going through currently.

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What Color is Your Aura?

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The Red, Yellow and Orange Auras

Red Colored Auras

A red aura is very powerful, usually created by feelings of anger, lust or suffering. Red auras are typically fleeting, moving between red, orange and yellow.

A red aura can symbolize impulsiveness and strong desires. Many health issues are associated with this aura color because of its power. People with red auras should watch out for heart conditions, as well as conditions related to the blood, such as high blood pressure and high cholestoral.


At times, red auras can appear more like the color black. In this instance, the aura band is surrounding a dangerous person who is extremely tempermental and hot-headed.

Yellow Colored Auras

Yellow aura bands are commonly found around playful, light-hearted people who tend to be optimistic about life.

Those with yellow auras tend to have sunny dispositions, but they also go out of their way to avoid pain and suffering.

Those with yellow auras can be kids at heart, but can also be childish at time. They are prone to feeling overwhelmed by life, which causes resentment and fear.

Common health issues associated with this color band include inflammation, infection, and congestion.

Orange Colored Auras

Orange aura bands typically surround creative individuals. Artists, musicians and writers commonly have an orange aura around them.

The orange aura represents a love for inner expression and a playful, light-hearted personality. People with orange auras can be the life of the party, but are prone to mood swings that shift them between the red and yellow aura bands.

Health issues associated with orange auras include congestion, joint pain and chronic infections.

The Darker Auras Typically Indicate Strong Emotions

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The Aura Color Wheel Consists of the Colors Orange, Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, Violet and Indigo

The Violet, Blue, Green and Indigo Auras

Violet Colored Auras

A violet colored aura can be found surrounding a person who is spiritual, compassionate and calm. The violet aura band is the perfect blend of the dark auras and the bright auras, creating a balanced self.

Those who have an aura with a strong presence of violet are typically individuals who are passionate about helping others and enjoy taking on leadership roles.

People with violet auras are usually very aware of what is going around them, as well as within them. However, because of their innate nature to help others, they can easily take on the aura colors of those around them, blinding them from the truth.

Blue Colored Auras

A blue aura can typically be found around a person who enjoys giving more than receiving. This person is typically a caretaker and a nurturer. This person is typically reserved, conservative and avoids stirring the pot.

Those who have a blue aura are at risk of over-exhertion in an effort to help as many people as possible. They are also at risk for coming across as arrogant, letting their desire to help others inflate their ego.

Blue aura types typically work in a profession like nursing or teaching. They also often join a ministry, hoping to lead people towards a faith-driven life.

Because this color is associated with highly emotional individuals, these people must watch out for health conditions related to stress, as well as mental health problems, such as excessive anxiety.

Green Colored Auras

A green aura band is located between the blue and orange colors on the aura color wheel. A combination of many different colors, this aura can typically be found surrounding a person who is intelligent, quick-witted and hard working.

Those with auras that are predominantly green tend to be focused on business, finances, and work. They make great leaders, but are sometimes quick to dismiss the ideas of others.

Although they are hardworking, efficient and bright, they can easily become workaholics with an inability to take their focus off of everything that needs to be done. They are prone to stress because of their work habits.

Because of this, health issues associated with green auras include high blood pressure, heart problems, and depression.

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        Quinten 

        2 months ago

        Hey ash I have read in a book that the aura colors silver gold and black legendary colors are the most legendary aura is black then gold and then silver then you know that

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        Ash 

        10 months ago

        This was really nice to read, but my aura is apparently silver or white and it says nothing about that one.. Overall it was fun to read.

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        Erus 

        2 years ago

        Interesting thing is that my aura is explained as orange-yellow enveloped by a flaming black outer one. Anytime I would go near a fortune teller or gypsy, with a facial expression of fear, they would tell me to leave and go away after one look at me.

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        StellarLover 

        2 years ago

        I find that auras are less a physical phenomenon and more related to our nonphysical consciousness, but is just one way that a sensitive person can interpret consciousness patterns, meaning, feel into a symbolic language.

        It's really not about atoms and molecules coming off the body, nor even really electro-magnetic energy, but again, nonphysical consciousness, and our own unique patterns being interpreted by others within a certain framework/language.

        In this regard, I recommend Thomas Campbell's concepts about physical reality being a kind of projected virtual reality, which is all perceived in a metaphorical and indirect manner in a sense. But Consciousness, which is our core, and which the physical get's projected from, is very real, much more real than the virtual realities that get temporarily experienced/perceived.

        He bases this on a combo of his physics background/understanding and direct consciousness exploration.

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        Deborah Demander 

        2 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

        Great article.

        I can see auras, sometimes as a color and sometimes more like textures.

        Thanks for writing.

        Namaste

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        Jean Bakula 

        3 years ago from New Jersey

        Although I have studied metaphysical topics for many years, I can feel auras around people, but have been unable to see them. This exercise is really good, I tried it and I am beginning to see them! It's really exciting!

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        Theresa Jonathan 

        3 years ago from Maseru, Lesotho

        Very interesting Hub. This is one subject most people disregard, yet is very revealing. The challenge is learning, it is not easy to read about; one needs a coach - hand-on experience. I would like to learn more.

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        moonfairy 

        4 years ago

        this is an interesting hub.....I tried to see what color my aura is and it looks green to me. Thanks for sharing....I enjoyed very much!

      • Kathleen Odenthal profile imageAUTHOR

        Kathleen Odenthal 

        4 years ago from Bridgewater

        I am still on the fence about auras myself honestly, but it makes for fascinating research!

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        poetryman6969 

        4 years ago

        Though I don't really believe I do like the idea of a color driven life. Live the rainbow!

      • Kathleen Odenthal profile imageAUTHOR

        Kathleen Odenthal 

        4 years ago from Bridgewater

        Thanks bravewarrior!

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        4 years ago from Central Florida

        Kathleen, this is fascinating. The test resulted in my aura being red. I'll have to try the exercise in the video to see if I can see my aura. Great hub!

      • Kathleen Odenthal profile imageAUTHOR

        Kathleen Odenthal 

        4 years ago from Bridgewater

        Marie thank you so much for reading and I appreciate your email. I would be interested to see what your studies have shown and what the differences are, as this is still a subject being explored by many!

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        Marie Flint 

        4 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida USA

        My studies differ from yours, but that doesn't mean the article isn't valuable. Voted interesting.

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        Heidi Thorne 

        4 years ago from Chicago Area

        I've seen the reading of auras with a metal device that senses energy, but have not seen it done with colors (even though I was aware of this type of reading). I've gotta do this. Thanks for providing the instructions!

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        Bill Holland 

        4 years ago from Olympia, WA

        This was very interesting, Kathleen. When I have more time I'll revisit this and give it some thought...thanks for the information.

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        daydreamer13 

        4 years ago

        I like this subject. I find it very interesting. Thank you for this, it was fun to read.

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