Ever wondered if you could learn to see the colorful auras that some believe surround each of us all the time? And whether or not you can detect them, what do those colors mean?
According to many metaphysical practitioners and believers, aura colors are caused by vibrations. Every atom and molecule in the universe translates itself into patterns. The patterns emanate from the body as vibrations, and the human eye can be trained to perceive these vibrations as colors.
Just as we cannot hear sound waves with the human ear, aura colors are visible only to a minority of people. But the human eye is gradually gaining the power to see aura colors, according to Gerald Heard, in his classic 1939 book Pain, Sex and Time.
The aura color wheel consists of seven main colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
Seeing an Aura
If this is your first time attempting to see someone’s aura, position the person in front of a white background. Concentrate on one spot of the person’s face, preferably the middle of the forehead, for at least 60 seconds.
Without taking your eyes off the forehead, scan the outer edges of the head, shoulders, and arms. If the white around these areas is brighter, you have just witnessed the presence of an aura. Don’t worry if it doesn’t happen for you the first time. This method takes considerable concentration and patience.
Feeling the Aura
It’s a whole lot easier to sense a person’s aura. Standing face to face with the person whose aura you are going to feel, place the palms of your hands six to eight inches away from the top of the person’s head. Continue to keep that distance and slowly move your hands down the body, not only at the sides but also around the entire body. Eventually, you will recognize a tiny fluffy effect as you work your way down the body. It will feel almost like you are squishing your hands into a feather-light pillow. This is electromagnetic energy. So, if you can feel the aura, but you cannot see it, how do you know what the aura color is? The following 10 questions from this brief aura-color test will put you on the right path.
Aura Color Test
Choose only one answer for each of the following questions. Settle on the one that best describes you, or is closest. The letter you pick the most will help determine your aura-color explanation.
1. Which of the following most closely describes your personality?
a) Energetic and forceful
b) Thoughtful and considerate
c) Healthy and friendly
d) Sociable and a people person
e) Caring and helpful
f) Spiritual and humble
g) Tender and sympathetic
2. This statement fits you:
a) I anger easily.
b) I like physical activities.
c) I dislike rules.
d) I communicate easily.
e) I love to help others.
f) I daydream.
g) I enjoy learning new things.
3. You would describe yourself as:
a) A loner
b) A risk-taker
d) A nature lover
e) A good listener
f) A visionary
g) Extremely sensitive
4. Overall, you are:
5. Others say you are:
e) Highly spiritual
6. Which of the following is your favorite?
d) Rings, Earrings
e) Home Furnishings
g) Candlelight Dinner
7. You think of yourself as:
b) Strongly motivated
c) Focused on a plan of action
d) A person with a benevolent character
e) A person with well-developed instincts
f) A modest individual
g) A person who remembers her dreams
8. If you weren’t feeling well, what would be your most common ailment?
9. In the workplace, you:
a) Work hard as a team player
b) Prefer a challenge
c) Like to work with your hands
d) Strive to complete tasks flawlessly
e) Feel guilty if you have to say, “no”
f) Feel your appearance takes precedence
g) Frequently end up in a leadership position
10. An overall statement about yourself:
a) I am sometimes blunt, but only because I wish to be honest.
b) I love adventure and thrilling activities, even if they’re a little dangerous.
c) Activities like dancing and exercise can be fun. Actually, they are my favorites.
d) I am an organized person who loves to be intellectually stimulated.
e) Material possessions are not my priority.
f) I sometimes feel like a fish out of water, especially in a large group.
g) The environment is a major concern of mine.
If a majority of your answers were “A”—Your aura is predominantly red.
If a majority of your answers were “B”—Your aura is predominantly orange.
If a majority of your answers were “C”—Your aura is predominantly yellow.
If a majority of your answers were “D”—Your aura is predominantly green.
If a majority of your answers were “E”—Your aura is predominantly blue.
If a majority of your answers were “F”—Your aura is predominantly indigo.
If a majority of your answers were “G”—Your aura is predominantly violet.
If your answers are evenly divided between two or three colors, this means your aura color fluctuates between those particular colors, or you may always have a combination of those colors in your aura. After taking the test, if you feel it was personally inconclusive, take heart. There is another method you can use to decipher your aura color. Check your closet. There will be many colors, but you are only interested in those found in the aura color wheel. Which one do you wear the most? If you tend to wear a lot of black or tan, what color accessories do you wear? Are you a person who chooses a particular color according to your mood? That indicates a person whose aura changes quite frequently.
Aura Color Meanings
Now that you have chosen your color, what do the colors mean? Here are some words that best describe personal traits that match aura colors:Red: Strong-willed, straightforward, energetic, forceful, well-grounded, hard worker, team player, active, competitive, realistic, impulsive, and overwhelmed by change. If a health issue arises, it will be due to anxiety.
Orange: Courageous, adventurous, thoughtful, considerate, self-assured, detail-oriented, and sometimes a lack of self-discipline. Health issues usually stem from the kidney or reproductive organs.
Yellow: Laid-back, playful, creative, friendly, optimistic, avoids conflict, feelings are easily hurt, timid and mental alertness. Health issues relate to the spleen.
Green: Social, love people, animals, and nature, good communicator, perfectionist, quick-witted, organizer, impatient, trustworthy, nurturing. Lungs are the indicated health issue.
Blue: Helpful, caring, spiritual, intuitive, generally at peace and content, understanding, peacemaker, steadfast, freethinker. Some believe that problems a person with this aura color may experience relates to the throat or thyroid.
Indigo: Imaginative, daydreamer, curious, deep inner feelings, sometimes lack self-esteem, gentle, unassuming, introverted, calm, and modest. The eyes are the concern for indigo-aura people.
Violet: Idealistic, most sensitive and wisest of the colors, a seeker of truth, independent, intellectual, extroverted, and authoritative. Sometimes people with a violet aura color have psychic power. Violet relates to the pineal gland and nervous system.
Edgar Cayce, the founder of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, believed that one’s aura color is the reflection of the soul, mind, and spirit. Although we live in an imperfect world, he believed we should “draw comfort from the blue aura, gather strength from the red, and be happy in the laughter and sunshine of the golden yellow.”