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How can I tell what my aura is?

How can I tell what my aura is?

Determining your aura color can provide insight into your personality, emotions, health, and more. While auras cannot be seen with the naked eye, there are several techniques you can use to get a sense of your personal aura colors. In this article, we will explore what auras are, the meaning behind different aura colors, and simple methods for reading your own aura.

What is an Aura?

An aura is an energetic field that surrounds living things. It is composed of electromagnetic energy as well as subtle energy. Your aura extends all around your body for a distance of anywhere between a few inches to a few feet. Some believe auras contain information about your emotions, thoughts, personality, and health.

According to aura theory, we have many layers of auras, with the most extended layer being the outermost. Here are the 7 main layers of the aura:

  • Physical Aura – Closest to the body, often appears as a thin glowing outline.
  • Etheric Aura – Vitality of the physical body.
  • Emotional Aura – Records emotions and feelings.
  • Mental Aura – Records thoughts and beliefs.
  • Astral Aura – Gateway between the physical and spiritual realms.
  • Etheric Template – Blueprint for the etheric aura and physical body.
  • Celestial Aura – Records divine energy and spiritual connections.

The colors and patterns you can see in a person’s aura offer clues into what is taking place in these layers. For example, a bright, vibrant aura may indicate good health and vitality. Murky, dark colors can suggest blocked energy or imbalances.

Meaning of Different Aura Colors

Different aura colors are linked to different personality traits, states of mind, chakras, and more. Here is an overview of the most common aura colors and their general meanings:

Aura Color Meaning
Red Energy, passion, anger, sexuality, competitiveness, ego
Orange Creativity, joy, confidence, adventurousness, positivity
Yellow Optimism, friendliness, intellectualism, mental alertness
Green Harmony, balance, love, compassion, healing abilities
Blue Peacefulness, clarity, intuition, sensitivity, calmness
Indigo Psychic abilities, vision, intuition, deep feeling
Violet Spiritual awareness, enlightenment, cosmic consciousness
White Purity, truth, spirituality, innocence
Gray Depression, sadness, exhaustion, illness, stagnating energy
Black Lacking energy, illness, harmful energy

However, there are no definitive meanings linked to aura colors. One person may exhibit a red aura while feeling perfectly calm and centered. It’s important to interpret aura colors based on your own intuitive impressions and in context of what’s happening in your life.

How to Read Your Own Aura

While some psychics can see auras clearly, anyone can learn to tune into their own aura using the following techniques:

1. Use Your Peripheral Vision

Our peripheral vision can sometimes pick up subtle energetic shifts that our direct vision misses. Here’s how to try reading your aura using peripheral vision:

  • Stand in front of a plain, light-colored wall.
  • Hold your arms out with palms facing the wall and fingers spread apart.
  • Gaze softly at the area around your hands, not directly at them.
  • Relax your focus and avoid staring intensely. Stay open to any flashes of light or color.
  • Slowly wave your hands back and forth, noticing if any trails of light or color follow them.

The colors you notice around your fingertips likely correspond to your aura colors. Try this at different times of day and notice any changes.

2. Use a Mirror

Looking at your reflection in a mirror is another way to get a glimpse of your aura:

  • Sit about 3 feet away from a well-lit mirror.
  • Gaze softly at your reflection, avoiding intense staring.
  • Relax your eyes and focus on the area surrounding your body, rather than directly at yourself.
  • Notice any hazy patches of light or color that appear around your reflection.
  • Slowly sway side to side or wave your hands, looking for any aura trails.

Experiment with different sized mirrors and distances from the mirror to find what works best for perceiving your aura.

3. Use a Black Background

Placing your hands in front of a black background can make aura colors pop and become more visible.

  • Turn off the lights and ensure the room is dark.
  • Place your hands 6 inches or so in front of a black backdrop – this can be black paper, cloth, or cardboard.
  • Have someone shine a flashlight on your hands from a few feet away.
  • Look for any glow or halo of light around your hands and fingers.
  • You can also try this by yourself, setting up a flashlight to shine on your hands.

The colors revealed in this way are likely related to your aura. Using a black background blocks out distracting background light so you can tune into subtle aura energy fields.

4. Use Color Psychology

You can get insight into your aura colors by exploring color psychology and noticing which colors you are consistently drawn to or repelled by. For example:

  • Take note if you frequently pick red or orange clothes, or if you’re always attracted to green objects. This can reveal dominant aura colors.
  • Notice if certain colored rooms feel energizing or draining. Apositive aura-color match will feel harmonious.
  • Pay attention to colors that pop up often in your dreams or meditations.

Use your intuitive and emotional responses to color as a gauge for your personal aura palette.

5. Notice Energy Triggers

Tune into how different environments affect your mood and energy to get clues about your aura:

  • Notice how you feel in natural settings versus indoor spaces.
  • Pay attention to how peaceful or noisy environments impact your state of mind.
  • Observe if bright fluorescent lighting is draining or energizing for you.
  • Consider how crowds affect your mood – do you enjoy events with lots of people or do they sap your energy?

Your reactions can provide insight into your aura type. For example, needing solitary time and nature may indicate an introspective blue or green aura, while enjoying crowds and action can signal a red aura.


Determining your personal aura colors is an intuitive process that requires tuning into subtle energetic cues. Pay attention to the colors, sensations, and energies you notice around your body using techniques like peripheral vision, color psychology tests, and assessing your energy triggers. There’s no instant way to know your aura, but being mindful and observant of these signals can help reveal if your aura energy leans more toward the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple color spectrum.