Auras refer to invisible energy frequencies which surround all living things. In people, auras correspond to the chakras and have specific colors. Auras have been documented for well over 5000 years and the study of auras is based on the principle that all living things vibrate with energy frequencies which can be measured and recorded. The aura of an individual gives us insights into their dominant and weak character traits, emotional realm, and desires, abilities and fears as well as intuition, intelligence and insight. Aura seeing and reading are classified as pseudoscience.

Cutting edge technology has made it possible to decipher auras using especially designed cameras. These cameras are used to observe and capture energy frequencies, which are in turn displayed in concentric, colored fields of light surrounding the body. This practice is known as Aura or Kirlian Photography, which paved the way for aura based, medical diagnostics. Before the advent of these special cameras, able to capture auras, there were individuals that could just as easily see auras with their naked eyes.


Auras can’t always be seen, at times these can be felt, because each color has its own vibration. It is not science fiction, nor is it far fetched if you stop to consider that several animal species, including dogs, can hear frequencies which humans can’t hear. Seeing auras, is not in itself going to give you revelations about yourself or another person. You’ll need to study and understand the meaning behind your findings. Auras are identified by color and divided into levels.


Auras are measured in levels or layers, which correspond to the seven wheels of energy operating throughout the human body.

  1. Physical plane: this is the layer closest to our skin and represents our physical body.
  2. Emotional plane: refers to our state of heart, moods and feelings.
  3. Mental plane: this layer is related to our power of reason and logical processes.
  4. Astro body plane: this is the plane which refers to spiritual health and capacity to give and receive love.
  5. Etheric plane: related to psychic abilities which may involve senses above and beyond the traditional five senses.
  6. Celestial plane: Intuition, enlightenment and creativity
  7. Causal plane: This last plane acts as a facilitator and guide for the other six planes.


Auras emanate in varying colors and each color has a meaning, corresponding to one of the seven main chakras; root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown.

  1. Red: refers to the root chakra which represents our foundation and stability and feeling grounded. Just as a home needs a solid foundation, so do we.
  2. Orange: refers to the sacral chakra and stands abundance, wellbeing, sexuality and ability to reach out to others.
  3. Yellow: corresponds to the solar plexus chakra which is the center of personal power and identity.
  4. Green: refers to the heart chakra which houses our capacity for compassion, intuition and forgiveness.
  5. Blue: corresponds to the throat chakra and which rules our power of expression and communication.
  6. Purple and violet: Both these colors refer to the third eye chakra which is the seat of our intuition, imagination and our ability to focus on the big picture.
  7. White: corresponds to the crown chakra which refers to our inner beauty and spiritual connection.


In an aura reading, it is rare to find a person with a single color. By analyzing the colors and which chakra level they refer to, is the key to reading and interpreting auras. Colors can be pure or muddy, giving these different meanings. Muddy colors point to areas where the individual is experiencing blockages, needing work. Similar to tarot readings, when a card is upside down. it inverts the meaning. For example, a muted tone of yellow manifests the negative traits, whereby a confident person becomes over confident and/or cocky. When we look at the description for each color, we refer to archetypes.


If Red is prominent in an aura reading, it points to a passion driven individual that enjoys all the earthy sensual pleasures of life. The red aura belongs to those restless spirits driven by an endless passion for pure enjoyment and an adventurous life on this physical plane.


The color orange is typical of perceptive, dynamic individuals. They crave newness and making new friends is easy for these joyful, self confident individuals.


Yellow has the power of attraction and the ability to motivate others. Sunny, bright, warm, radiating inner joy and self confidence. They have undeniable star potential and magnetism.


Green is creative, compassionate, responsible and focused, with a profound love of nature and eager to be of assistance to others.


Blue encompasses honesty and clarity in communication. An intuitive and empathic disposition is indicated. Loyal, highly committed and romantic.

Purple and Violet

Visionaries, eclectic and inspirational. Highly original, artists and innovators. Unstoppable when they set their minds on something. Natural leaders.


Openness, receptiveness and serenity. At peace with themselves, the world and the entire universe. Inner illumination and wisdom is indicated.


It is important to remember, when doing an aura reading, to pay attention to the details, the layers and the pureness of the color. Is there a predominant color? Auras can reveal to us, those areas that need looking after. They can shed light on problem areas and imbalances which in turn can lead us astray, causing grief and strife.

For example, personal expression and communication are ruled by the color blue and refer to the throat chakra. If a person repeatedly steps away from voicing their feelings, with regards to an issue which is important to them, this could lead to an imbalance. This imbalance could manifest itself in the physical body, in the form of a sore throat or laryngitis. A blockage in this area can have long term detrimental effects if not addressed. Continued repression of one’s personal powers of expression, can lead to frustration, anger and isolation.

An aura reading can be seen as an early diagnosis of a malfunction which needs addressing. Not all illness is rooted in the physical body. An aura reading can reveal blockages, mental and emotional, which can lead to physical issues. An aura reading can be an instrument to guide yourself and others in achieving a healthy balanced life and keep growing. It is an aid to becoming the best possible version of yourself. An aura reading can lead the way to a higher self, if one is so inclined. It is not by coincidence that all yoga practices are rooted in the seven chakras.

Auras are not set in stone, they keep changing according to each individual’s personal life journey and spiritual evolution. The ability to see auras can be acquired through practice. If you believe that every living thing on the planet vibrates with energy, then reading auras will make perfect sense to you.


The study of aura and its use for healing and therapy dates back to its origins. Aura photography is primarily used by healers, therapists, private and medical practices. Aside from personal traits and disposition, a person’s aura can also reveal their current physical, mental and emotional state, making it an excellent tool for diagnosis. Aura readings may have practically become main stream with the first Kirlian Cameras, however the existence of auras is still a highly debated topic in the scientific community.

Whether or not you see auras, if you are interested in learning or simply want to improve already existing skills, there are several options.

Quite a number of online courses are available, you can also access lots of free posts and documents. These are designed to take you through the steps, to learn how to see and interpret auras, while providing reference materials and support. There are an infinite number of books available, for purchase, if you wish to deepen your understanding of of this practice.

You might not be able to see auras, but this should be no reason to give up. You could buy a Kirlian camera or better yet, have a look at the multitude of apps developed for aura captures and readings, here are just a few.

  • Online Aura Photography
  • Aura Reader
  • Aura and Energy
  • The Goddess Aura Reader App

Reading auras has stood the test of time and it is still with us today. It is now possible to become a fully accredited and Certified Aura Healer. There are well structured courses, available online, covering the basics of aura seeing and reading techniques, aura diagnosis and various healing methods.

Whether you want to seriously pursue the art of aura reading, to become a healer, or whether you are simply interested in a tool for self help and growth, there is a wide world of information, books, courses and a network of like minded individuals to assist you in your quest for knowledge and wellbeing.

Published by Maddalena Di Gregorio

“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in” Robert L. Stevenson

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