What Is an Aura?
An aura is energy. It is all around us. It is us, and it is constantly moving and changing. Everything emits energy. It has been referred to as Prana, Chi, and Ka, among other names, by various religions. An aura is a vibration of the energy field surrounding matter, both living and non-living. An aura can be seen as a solid color or layers of colors around matter. It can be faint, indirect, or a sophisticated luminous radiation with color points, often appearing within a two to three foot radius around a person, particularly above the head or where bare skin is exposed (when viewing living matter). These vibrations consist of electromagnetic radiation, extending from microwave to infrared and UV light. Low-frequency microwave and infrared parts of the spectrum, or body heat, seem to relate to the lower levels of our bodily functions (circulation, DNA structure, metabolism), and the high frequency (UV) part relates to our conscious activity (emotions, thinking, creativity, intentions).
Where Auras Can Be Seen
Auras can be seen around humans, plants, and even non-living objects (crystals, stones, fire, water, even air), but these are fundamentally fixed. They don't change unless altered by conscious human intent which is then infused into the nonliving material. When you read an aura, you're essentially reading the energy vibration field surrounding matter.
For some, reading auras comes as a natural ability. For others, it takes some practice. But it is something that can be learned once you've trained your eyes, and it is available for all to see. After all, it is part of nature and what we are. Children see auras very well but usually lose this skill with age as it ceases to be exercised. I have been seeing auras since around the age of 12. Sometimes I see them intensely and sometimes not very well at all. Sometimes I see energy "in the air," like grayish smoke, mist, or a heat wave. There really is no other way to describe it. Sometimes it shimmers, sparkles, swirls, or spikes.
Reading an Aura
Reading an aura and discerning information from it is the tricky part! Discerning what is and what isn't the truth is the challenge. It's important to take into consideration what colors mean personally to you. Many colors invoke certain emotions, so pay attention to what they mean for you. As an example, red for some may mean love or passion. For another "antenna," which is what you are if you pick up this information, red may mean hatred, malice, or envy. Follow your instincts. When viewing a color, notice what it may mean for you. Does it give you information that you can pass on to others? Does it offer solutions to heal, restore, and strengthen their energy field? If no solution is available, sometimes it is best to keep your reading to yourself. There are also different layers of the body that will show emotional or etheric auras. For the purpose of this article, we'll cover emotional layers. They tend to show up quickly and change rapidly, just like human emotions.
What Weakens an Aura?
- Addiction and substance abuse
- Low frequency emotions—anger, greed, hatred, envy, etc.
- Fear and stress
- Very loud noise
- Physical illness and disease
Why Read an Aura?
Besides being fun and entertaining, it can help you interact with your environment and people. By gauging someone's mood, you can react accordingly. When reading auras, you can create the most emotionally beneficial situation and produce desired outcomes almost every time you interact with others. A person can lie, but an aura cannot. In a way, it is a changing spiritual fingerprint. There are stable bases, and then other levels that fluctuate depending on mood. Auras reveal intent and cannot be faked. Everyone has one, but some are dull or weak. Undeveloped consciousness will weaken an aura. Having lower vibration emotions such as fear, envy, hatred, jealousy, and other similar emotions will also lessen the aura field. Reading auras can also help heal the body long before physical symptoms have even appeared. By controlling your own aura, you can also heal yourself. But the best benefit comes from gaining awareness about nature, spiritual enlightenment, and development, as well as higher vibration consciousness. Raising our frequencies to that of spirituality, love, trust, compassion, honesty, integrity, and the capacity of being non-judgmental are additional benefits.
You can begin to easily see and read energy auras. Here's how.
Place the below picture 1-2 ft in front of yourself. Focus on the center black dot for 60 seconds. Resist the desire to look anywhere else. Just focus. Observe the circles as you focus on the dot and notice any colors changing around the circles. This happens because peripheral sensors (that are often not used) in the eye begin being stimulated. When you begin to see human or object auras, they will resemble what you see in these circles. With practice, they will appear clearer and more intense.
This exercise is harder. Practice in intervals to avoid headaches, 1-2 minutes, then 3-5 minutes (best without blinking), and work your way up to 25-45 minutes. Once you can do this, you will notice a huge improvement in auric ability.
- With the next photo, the goal will be to improve the communication between the left and right brain hemispheres, increasing your natural ability to see auras. Place this picture, like the other, about 1-2 ft in front of you. Overlook the circle, you should see a total of 3 or 4 circles become visible (for children of the 90's, you'll remember this as "magic eye"), now adjust your vision to overlap the circles. What you should see is one circle with what appears to have a cross in the center. Once this appears, you will know that your two brain hemispheres are communicating. Initially, the cross will be unstable, you may see the horizontal line better than the vertical line or vice versa. Adjust the distance as needed to obtain maintaining a balanced cross.
- One line in the cross will usually appear "in front" of the other. This means one of your brain hemispheres is more dominant. Try and focus on getting the "hidden" line in front as much as possible. The final goal is to achieve and maintain a completely balanced cross. What you will notice is improved concentration, awareness, and sensitivity. Bright backgrounds will become pink or dark purple in color.
Exercise Two Picture
What You Should See
Tips to Improve Your Reading
- Practice stimulating your peripheral vision (with suggested exercises).
Set the Mood
Once you're comfortable with the two concentration exercises, you should begin looking at human and object Auras.
Set the mood, and relax. Sometimes a quick 10-15 minute meditation can help you get into your "right" brain. Dim the lights, bright light you may find distracting until you're good at reading. Go for candlelight, or natural sunlight, those work well. The ideal is not too dark, not too bright. You're looking for soft and uniform, no shadows.
Reading an Aura
- Stand about 5-7ft from the object/person you are reading.
- Have them in front of a solid colored background, darker colors or white are the only ones you should use. Avoid busy patterned backgrounds, this will cause color combining and confusion. It is also helpful if your human subject is not wearing busily patterned clothing.
- With a relaxed gaze, focus on your subject. Paying specific attention to what you see in your peripheral vision like you did in the concentration exercises. If reading a person, focus on their nose, if the nose is distracting, focus on the “third eye” or spot between and slightly above the eyebrows. If you're reading yourself, put your hand in front of that "blank" background, and focus on the center of your palm. You may "sense" the aura and not actually see it, this works differently for everyone.
- As an aura appears, you're most likely to see a half inch or less radiance surrounding the subject. At first, it may appear a single color (most common is white/blue/gray or clear), filmy, cloudy, or fuzzy. Until you are used to seeing the Aura, it will most likely vanish when you lose your focus. With practice, multiple colors will begin to emerge, and the Aura will appear larger and more solid. Remember, you need to train your eyes. Be patient and practice.
- After concentrating long enough, close your eyes. For a second or two, you will only see the Aura. You have only seconds to observe this because your photosensitive cells will stop vibrating and be sending visual sensations to the brain. If you miss it, start over. Record what you see in a notebook if needed to decipher later. Pay attention to any particularly strong color points you see near or surrounding the head.
Sensors in our eyes (blue, red, green) are vibration sensors which are non-linear and have memory. The downside to this memory is that those sensors vibrate and fluctuate for several seconds after the stimulation has stopped.
This memory of visual stimulation is called an after-image. After images have the same silhouette or outline as original images. After image of a subject surrounded by its aura, however, is larger than the original image. To avoid capturing the after image, it is imperative to focus on one spot when watching the aura and resist the urge to change focal points, otherwise, the image may become confused with the afterimage of the subject.
- red gives turquoise
- pink gives green
- green gives pink
- turquoise gives red
- orange gives blue
- blue gives orange
- yellow gives violet
- violet gives yellow
What Does It Mean?
Auras surround the entire body. Most people have one or two dominating Aura colors (see auric pairs). Often they are their favorite colors or show up as Auric pairs, or are base colors. Aura colors are associated with Chakra centers in the body, but I won't go into that here. This is a very basic description and does not take into consideration other things often seen in auras-such as spindles, spikes, lines, stars, rainbows, geometric shapes, holes voids, or dark spots. Colors often appear in bursts or clusters together which can help determine what issues they relate to.
Colors and what they symbolize
- Brown: unsettling, distracting, materialistic, negating spirituality. Grounding, stable, materialistic, hardworking.
- Gray: Depression, unclear intentions, addiction, malevolence. Depression, boredom, vague, unsure, possible intoxication or addiction, ambivalence.
- Sulfur (a brownish yellow color): anger, physical pain or lack of contentment.
- White: disease, intoxication (substance abuse), lack of harmony or balance with the mind or body. It has been said that before death, the Aura becomes white. On the positive side-purity, hope, peace, growth, protection, balance, transition, health.
- Purple/Indigo/Violet indicates spirituality. Royalty, high frequency, connection, source, humility, nobility. Purple is one of the few colors to naturally appear in nature. It appears sometimes in those that are highly spiritual/religious but also indicates growth on a soul level. It is a very protective color.
- Blue: Balance, sustained life, relaxed nervous system, transmitting force and energy. A balance of thought and mind, also survival. Electric blue can override any color in the Aura. Relaxed, open, peaceful, tranquil, absorbing.
- Turquoise: indicates a dynamic quality of being, high energy, capable of projecting emotions and influencing others. It also suggests organization and boredom when forced to concentrate on one thing. Turquoise also seems to be a rare color to appear in the aura. Some state that this color has ancient roots, and indicates an "old soul".
- Green: restful, peaceful, reshaping energy, natural healing ability. Strong green points suggest a gift toward natural healing. The stronger the green, the better the healer. Healing, peace, love for and connection with nature, comfort. Green can also mean-jealousy, and indicate financial concerns or issues.
- Yellow: Inner joy, freedom, contentment, non-attachment. People with yellow points are full of joy, generous and not easily attached to things. A yellow halo is thought to be a sign or signature of a spiritual teacher. Buddha and Christ had yellow halos which have been depicted in many works of art. Happiness, joy, playfulness, intelligence, sharp and studious mind, discipline, security, protection. enlightenment, divine energy.
- Orange: Creativity, uplifting, controlling, absorbing, Inspiring. Orange Aura is a sign of power, and the ability or desire to control. Like red, orange is also very dense, points toward sensuality, sexuality, freedom loving, free spirit, sometimes scattered energy, a bird that cannot be caged.
- Red: Regards the physical body and materialistic thoughts. Love, passion, physical strength, endurance. It can also indicate, pain/injury to a specific part of the body, rage, anger, hostility, and conflict.
- Pink Balance between the physical materialistic and spiritual awareness. Pink is very innocent and loving. When you see pink in an aura, this color corresponds to a very loving and unselfish person. Could also mean that they are "in love."
Can you read auras?
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
© 2014 Rebecca
brian from uk on August 28, 2020:
Yes ive seen an neighbours aura we have bedrooms mines on top hers is below this was a new neighbour who thought there was two much above thin walls etc i was getting reading to get into bed when i could hear shouting below i thought whats going on must a new rowing with some one so i took no notice it started again outside i lifted my body slightly up in thr bed i thought what know it went silent then all of a sudden i saw this white mass grawl up the wall then dissapear
Rebecca (author) from USA on August 27, 2020:
Life will get in the way sometimes and that's ok. That's just because you need to focus on other things for the time being. You don't need to "see" aura's with your physical eyes anyhow. Feel them. most aura shows up as blue gray white, etheric.
brian from uk on August 22, 2020:
i can confirm aura exists when you do a small meditation I've done chakra exercises but its a bit risky cause you open your self up to attack from negative entities' so you must close down or be be only partially open as it should be i can describe the aura as a tingling rushing sensation surrounding your body as you bring your hands slowly towards your body you will feel a bouncy sensation you should be already feeling what i describe as pins and needle prickly sensation ruching round your body this is normal if do the exercise do not be afraid my last comment if you want too collapse the field bring your hands together this will normalise your aura field but please close your chakras
brian from uk on August 22, 2020:
pretty impossible for me too relax or meditate at the moment work is chaotic don't know if i coming or going need a slower job to for meat my age that's the trouble when your on a timed job and since real jobs are hard to find these days no wonder there's so many burnt out people its a wonder i can see anything
Scott on August 21, 2020:
I used to practice the arts alot but no more. I used to be able to throw a best i can describe it a fireball. Ever heard of anyone doing this?
Subbu on July 16, 2020:
Looks very good and still like go once more in detail
Rebecca (author) from USA on June 15, 2020:
Not that I know of. But you could make you're own. Most symbols or energy is really our own interpretation once we understand how we receive intuition. Dream journals explain meanings but most to the time I find what that symbol means to me makes more sense when I am picking up info. Same with Auras. Auras are so packed with info that I think it just takes time to learn them. I don't have it mastered.
Carol on June 12, 2020:
Are there cards with the exercises printed on them to to use for practice?
Rebecca (author) from USA on April 21, 2020:
Yes. :) I usually see it in clear or blue. When it's clear, it's similar to how heat appears over a flame. It's prana. It will appear around just about everything too.
Brittni Lay on April 11, 2020:
Rebecca, I have a question. I can't seem to find answers online at all. Latley, I've been seeing a clear energy above my hands, it's like I have two hands but one is invisible? It's clear, it reminds me of when you see heat down the road when your driving. Do you have any idea what this could be or mean to me?
Rebecca (author) from USA on March 26, 2020:
like bolt shapes? The emotional layer changes a lot which is why to me it is so hard to read.
Rebecca (author) from USA on March 26, 2020:
My guess is that she has healing abilities or that she works in a field that requires healing work with her hands. Were you able to ask her what she did for a living? A lot of times green will show up as healing in an aura, but dark blue, almost like a royal blue has a lot more power to give back via a healing modality.
brian from uk on March 13, 2020:
Your eyes have got used to it so they revert back sometimes ifvi meet new people that are practicing spiritual things these two people i meet for the first time husband and wife altough i did not know it at the had a yellowish gold tint around there head and shoulders i think its the third eye picking it up and sending the information to your normal eyes it lasted a couple of meets then it stopped i think it was a pastel colour its amazing what to can experience if you silence the ego chatting mind. But its not something you tell them or they think your mad
Jenny Koropecki on March 13, 2020:
I have a question.
Yesterday when a women was talking to me from across a room. I kept seeing her hands as dark blue. Then when i would focus on her hands with direct eye contact to her hands they went back to her normal skin colour. Then i would look back into her eyes and i would see her hands as dark blue again. What does this mean?
Elaine on March 10, 2020:
Have seen one aura of stripes of fast moving bright colours. Any idea what this could have meaning for?
Madurai Blogger on February 20, 2020:
I can't find anything interesting. Have to try again.
Joseph on February 18, 2020:
I’m a spiritual person. I’m a Christian man. I believe in vail. I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe in God and the Holy Spirit. So with this knowledge. I believe in the unknown and supernatural. Thank you
kylie on February 09, 2020:
In the second image, I wasn't able to see the cross.
Does that indicate that my left and right brain is equally balanced?
I was able to see pink auras around the circles in the first image.
Can you please reply with an answer.
brian from uk on November 24, 2019:
The orbs are angel or guides i have seen this at a worksop via my third eye if yours is spiritually active it too will pick up things most people ignore it because there normal perception is altered for a few seconds and they not sure what happened. Yes alot of people are finally awakening for some of this hapoened when we were very young but did not understand what was going on
Journey into the light on November 23, 2019:
Got an aura photo taken at the mind, body spirit expo today. Uploaded as profile picture.
1/What does the 5 white orbs within my pink aura mean? Due to pixels the white looks hazier in this photo but is clearer in my original photo.
2/What does the purple aura from my sacral chakra up towards third eye mean. I had a spiritual awakening in Jan and not sure if they are related?
Curious on how one interpreted as its the first time ive seen auras like this. Thanks :)
Margie on November 22, 2019:
It's definitely an energy, mine is when one can sense a comfort around my surroundings without knowing me more like a positive trusting vibe
Eneida on November 14, 2019:
Where exactly should i look at the exercise 2 because i don’t quite understand it
Rebecca (author) from USA on November 07, 2019:
It could mean a lot of things. You said it was various colors? mainly near their crown?
archerarchers on November 02, 2019:
Hello i only first read this article today.
My questions is what do you call an aura that is like a smoke of rainbow colored waves hovering a persons body reaching the ceiling, the person is 5'6" feet high but the different colors of smoke waving around 7feet and what does it means?
oriel on September 11, 2019:
Can see object aura haven't tried human
Rebecca (author) from USA on August 30, 2019:
we all are :)
brian from uk on August 28, 2019:
A human being with a lot of questions
A on August 27, 2019:
What am I?!
A on August 27, 2019:
I can form energy balls in my hands, and huge moving like waves of bule and green flow in-between my two hands and I can feel great powerful forces to the point where my hairs spike up all over my body. It's insane I don't know what this is?! Also when I vribrate my eyes side to side really fast, it feels like I'm having a out of body experience, (when your soul leaves your body) and I don't know what's going on, but it's great just a liitle scary as I don't know how to control this strange green/blue energy flowing though my body and out of hands!? But now and if I bring my fingers close to each other, I can feel static electricity between the space. Could some one reply, it would be great help I'm only 16 and live in the uk, everyone would think I'm crazy.... Just one last point, does having cold hands like all the time mean anything towards this at all, but yet the heat around the rest of body seems to be ok?!
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Lidia on August 19, 2019:
I followed your instructions, when I looked at it, I made a circle and I saw yellow and turquoise.
brian from uk on August 06, 2019:
Do you know that red eye flash you get after taking a picture of someone is rare to see it know in pictures i was wondering if theres a frequency for this as in wave length a bit tech but i remember having a dream about someone that had this same red eye as if somebody had taken a picture of them causing oh might not mean anything but i thought there might be some sort of link
Curtis on August 05, 2019:
From time to time I’ll see red auras around people’s eyes. I have no idea as to what that means and can’t find anything specific pertaining to it.
Ann Sewell on July 08, 2019:
I recently noticed my aura. It looked like a grey mist and was moving. I saw it very clearly. I have no idea what it means.
Stacy on June 10, 2019:
ADVICE PLEASE.So these days I've been researching a lot about spirit guides because I'm interested in meeting them in a near future,(but not now because I'm not fully ready).Especially today,I researched more and more.When I went out ,I was holding a flower in my hand as always (cuz im obsessed with them).And this woman (a total stranger) noticed my flower and out of nowhere started telling me how she gave her daughter the name of that flower but she died at a young age.I felt sorry for her and then I was thinking if this has anything to do with my spirit guides..idk,i feel very weird.I have a strong feeling that my interest in spirit guides,the flower I was holding in my hand and that stranger isn't a coincidence.What do you think about this and what should I do now?BLESSINGS
Helga on May 27, 2019:
I had a aura picture taken and a light sword came out to the right of me. i was told it meant i am a high priestess but i have questions
Rebecca (author) from USA on May 22, 2019:
sounds like the emotional energy because that changes rapidly.
brian from uk on May 10, 2019:
So wonder what it is when you see multi jagged colours around your peripheral vision top and bottom and sides not a single colour on its own
Sammy on May 09, 2019:
For exercise one, I see a bright turquoise glow flickering around each red region and a bright white or clear glow flickering around each blue region. From the article, seems like the glow from the blue ought to be yellow. But I just see a clear white glow. Wonder if that means something. I have a lot of trouble keeping my eyes steady so as to minimize the flickering. The width of the glow is about 1/3 to 1/2 the width of the white bar.
For exercise 2, by just relaxing the eyes and not focusing on anything, I can see the red and blue circles in each eye where the 2 sets of images do not align, I have to focus on trying to align the right eye's blue circle with the left eye's red circle and I tend to get one above the other. I found that by tilting my head I can get them to overlap better, but it is very hard. I will keep trying.
Rebecca (author) from USA on May 05, 2019:
Same here Brian, I mostly see etheric, others are more felt/seen clairvoyantly for me. Sometimes I see actual colors but they are so subtle I don't bother trying to figure them out. The emotional body changes a lot. You may enjoy books by CW LeadBeater, the hidden side of things. This is an old book so you can find a PDF online.
Rebecca (author) from USA on May 05, 2019:
it's kinda like having a lazy gaze. Just let your gaze soften and not have a particular focal point.
brian from uk on May 04, 2019:
Ive,never really seen coloured aura. What i saw as a child is called authric outer layer spiky and very scary to see when uve just woke up. I started doing OM chanting i beginnings to see them now as the teacher seemed to a yellowy gold but when you first meet them it almost subtle only seen when your vision is softened there was another person there with a similar colour. But thank god i dont see the full blown white auras anymore or id end up crashing my company van . Finally i noticed when i do exercise 1 there's this soft yellow pastel colour overlaping the blue image and blue colour overlapping the red dont know if thats right but great way to practice thanks Rebecca
Fillie on April 29, 2019:
Amazing! Thank you so much, I understand now what I see at night sometimes!
Me on April 23, 2019:
I don’t understand exercise 2.... how do you adjust your vision, etc?
Anita Hasch on April 16, 2019:
Such an interesting hub.
Rebecca (author) from USA on March 20, 2019:
She will learn more as she grows. There are different levels to the human energy field so they tend to shift. Emotional will shift a lot more. I wouldn't worry about it, if you're keeping tabs on her health and vision then just talk to her about them. It may also help for you to find resources for her about being highly sensitive. :) thanks for your comment.
Sara on March 19, 2019:
My daughter has recently started seeing auras. I was told to research but i have no idea what books to get or read. She had an mri to confirm nothing is going on.
Rebecca (author) from USA on March 01, 2019:
That's not surprising. You're altering your perception.
JAP on February 28, 2019:
When I’m high I see auras
G0rejess on February 12, 2019:
At first I saw a dark blue/inigo but now I see bright flashes of turquoise? Why do I see two colors
Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on January 24, 2019:
brian from uk on January 18, 2019:
Great article Rebecca esp the exercises only ever seen an aura when I was very very young to young really FAB
Vraj on January 14, 2019:
Golden color indicates??
Andrew on December 06, 2018:
I've been able to read auras for a year or two but I didn't really know what it was that I was seeing so thanks for the information
Rebecca (author) from USA on November 28, 2018:
Black signifies many things, as does white. Black is everything, the subconscious, transition/change, they could also both mean illness. White can be purity, renewal, innocence. but to me it seems like balance.
NiceGuy2210 on November 27, 2018:
hey what if you have a black and white aura and don't get the impression I'm mean I'm acutely nice
Rebecca (author) from USA on November 08, 2018:
Hi lunarcat1, blue sky phenomena are those swirling dots & yep much like electricity or heat energy is all around, some visible some not :)
LunarCat1 on November 07, 2018:
I see the dots in the air. Is that real energy? If so, that is so cool. Also, what is blue sky phenomena?
Rhonda Dezanett on November 05, 2018:
For the first one I have always seen the pairs, just thought it was my eyes messing with me. For the second one, I can focus but can't make a full cross, I can however switch between dominant sides. Was always able to do but never paid attention. Now I'm trying to learn all I can about my abilities.
Rebecca (author) from USA on October 27, 2018:
It's energy :) you may also want to look up something called blue sky phenomena. Thanks for your comment.
Someone on October 25, 2018:
I don't really se auras. But I can see like little dots or something everywhere around me. It's like always here, in the dark I can even better see them. Idk what it is, mabye energy. But it doesn't have any color. And I literally can't see any open space it's that little dots close to each other that I can see. My sight is perfect I can read something really small with no problem, but I really don't know what is that surrounding me. Does someone know what it is?
Thomas Ireland on July 23, 2018:
I seem them but not very strong
Tere on June 27, 2018:
Tonight I had the strangest experience. My husband and I were sitting on the back porch and I started seeing smoke around us. Thin, curly gray smoke, particularly around him. It scared me. I don't know anything about auras and have never seen them or anything supernatural. I googled "seeing gray smoke" and got to this post. Any help or comment will be appreciated.
CH on June 01, 2018:
I am seeing nets of energy swirling all around and it is all in the entire rainbow scope but more intense, like jewel tones, and the blue is glistening. I thought I was seeing microscopic small white bugs swarming around, and I was wondering if Im imaginging, and then as I looked and looked it has become rainbow, and now, not like swarming bugs, but more lines, and entwining and going every way. it almost makes it look like muy plants are movigin in the wind, but they arent, Im either having bad eyes, there are spirits here, im going mentally ill, or Im seeing some energy. Its pretty and amazing looking, but
Silverheart77 on March 08, 2018:
So, when I did the first test I realized that I have been able to do that for years. I would happen when I 'zone out' and whenever my brain would tune back into what was happening, but my eyes would do the same thing that they did in the first test. I would blink and focus my eyes back in because it would always give me a headache. Never realized that I was seeing auras.
Chelle on March 02, 2018:
I didn't know this was a real thing, until I started reading about it. I used to see color outlines (mostly whites and yellows. Sometimes even blueish white) on people and objects, but thought it was lighting or tired eyes. I'm not big on science, but this was explained in such a way that makes sense even on a logical level (regardless of spiritual/religious beliefs). Most people seem out of touch when they talk about auras. So I thank you for making this real, both science and spiritual.
Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on January 11, 2018:
I've often been told that I have a purple aura. Amethyst, which is purple, is my birth color (February.) I also am highly spiritual and a lover of nature and animals. It's amazing how these signs all tie together in truth and light.
I love this informative and interesting article on this subject. I feel that in order to see one's aura we must be highly spiritual, humble and have a respect and love for others.
You, are one of these treasured souls. Thank you for bringing knowledge and light to "reading and seeing the aura in others."
Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on December 02, 2017:
Enjoyed reading this hub again.
Helena on November 29, 2017:
When you say "overlook" the images, don't you mean make yourself go crosseyed? That is the only way I can cause the two circles to be overlapped. How does that pertain to aura reading?
Caleb on November 29, 2017:
Isn't the after image that you see while focusing on an object just the negative color of whatever you're looking at?
I've stared at something that is blue and noticed a slight red image burned into my mind after looking away. There are also pictures of things in their negative colors and when focused on, you can see the true colors burned into your mind as explained at this link https://www.verywell.com/the-negative-photo-illusi...
I'm not doubting the existence of auras, I am just wondering how one differentiates between that negative color phenomenon and an actual aura?
Parkash Fandan on November 05, 2017:
Thanks for sharing your knowledge
Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on August 12, 2017:
I have a photo that shows an aura around the person on the photo. However, I think it is most probably the film. This was taken years ago with an old camera.
THIHA on May 05, 2017:
Thank you for yours excellent article.
I want to know if we can read auras of stones such as tiger eye and amber .
Unagme on May 02, 2017:
Thanks for the excellent lesson on Aura.
I appreciate how you took the time to explain every single detail.
Bright blessings to you!
ALEYNA on February 04, 2017:
Hi Rebecca these photos are amazing when I put these two circşes together at second trying I was pretty shocked please write more :) I want to learn more.
Rebecca (author) from USA on December 29, 2016:
Hi Merry Christmas! You have to sorta let your eyes just relax, lose focus. But when you are trying to put the circles on top of the other, you do magic eye? do you remember those? You blur your vision until multiples appear and overlay them. Hope this helps, if not let me know I'll try to explain better.
Deena on December 26, 2016:
Probably one of if not the most useful articles about auras. Thank you!
Kate on December 24, 2016:
Hi Rebecca, thank you for a wonderful article! I can't seem to get the second excercise... what do you mean by "overlook" the circles? Some more direction would be so much appreciated!
Merry Christmas :) Namaste
Chris on November 13, 2016:
Thank you for this info and will start trying to practice this and also practice meditating
LunaKayz on October 12, 2016:
I don't think I understand how to do the second step. When it says "overlook" the circles, do i just stare at the middle of the two like the first exercise and wait for the two to come together or do i have to look at it in a completely different angle?
Coodere on October 08, 2016:
Thank you,I have always wondered how to see auras.Have you should do one on chi also known as ki or Hawki
Deborah Demander from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD on February 03, 2016:
Great article. I've seen auras my whole life. I always thought it was something everyone could see.
Now I realize that it takes practice and concentration.
Thanks for writing.
Dinesh Sharma on July 03, 2015:
I am learning Aura Cleaning and Chakras These Days this information will be very helpful to enhance my Knowledge,Thanks,I will look for more such useful information from you
CosmoGuru from Ahmedabad on April 07, 2015:
Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on February 27, 2015:
What a fascinating hub. This was so useful and interesting at the same time. I might try this sometime. Voted up!
Melissa Orourke from Roatán, Islas De La Bahia, Honduras on February 05, 2015:
Thank you, I needed to know how to practice! For Lovemychris, I am from Cape Cod too! Now, living in Honduras!
UnknownIdentity on August 06, 2014:
Okay!I did it!My aura was almost clear,but now it's in color!My Aura is Turqoise!
UnknownIdentity on August 06, 2014:
I think i have a problem with my own Aura too.I tried to see my own,and it was grey-ish fuzzy blue,and i could hardly tell it was blue at all.It's odd.I wonder how come i saw turqoise from the red so clearly,but no color on anything else.
Rebecca (author) from USA on August 06, 2014:
Just need to practice. :)
UnknownIdentity on August 06, 2014:
I did the first one.The red circle had a turqoise color.But the blue circle...it was faint...barely could see any real color..just blurryness.
Rebecca (author) from USA on June 11, 2014:
I'm really not entirely sure. I'm going off what I've learned from having them in and around my life. Even though I see them, I am never 100% of their meaning, or what. I even had lasik eye surgery thinking that would stop it, but nope.
JoLa on June 10, 2014:
Why other sources tell totally different meaning of white aura?
Dianna Mendez on February 28, 2014:
Very interesting post and educational on Auras. I do sense people's energy fields when I meet them and some people have said the same about me. It is an interesting part of creation.
Rebecca (author) from USA on February 24, 2014:
Hi Flourish, you know...honestly, I'm not sure. I go off basic color explanations, but who came up with those meanings? I usually see white. On myself...blue, or purpleish. But I have never truly understood the meanings. My hub makes it sound so easy thought right? haha. It's not! Not for me anyhow.
FlourishAnyway from USA on February 24, 2014:
Very interesting. I haven't tried this but love the explanations. Is there a process for telling your own aura, or is that something you don't want to know?
daydreamer13 on February 22, 2014:
This is very interesting. Thank you for this.
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 22, 2014:
How to see and read energy Auras is such an interesting useful,informative hub and with great thought.
Ayush from India on February 22, 2014:
Wow, very good info. I will definitely gonna try reading aura.
Frank Atanacio from Shelton on February 22, 2014:
a very interesting hub.. I'm going to practice it thank you
Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on February 22, 2014:
Very interesting.....THIS is part of our natural gifts that we have forgotten.
I'm so glad you didn't! And thank you very much for the info.