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How to Read and See Aura Energy

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Read on to learn how to read and see aura energy.

Read on to learn how to read and see aura energy.

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:

Exercise One

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.



Exercise Two

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

  1. Relax
  2. Meditate
  3. Practice stimulating your peripheral vision (with suggested exercises).
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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

Begin reading

  1. Stand about 5-7ft from the object/person you are reading.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Avoiding After-Images

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.

Aura Pairs

  • 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:

Good morning.

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