How to See and Read Auras

how to see auras

Auras are energetic fields that surround all living things. Often an aura can have a particular color or hue to it depending on its frequency level.

Auras usually extend around 2-3 feet from your body, but often those who feel vulnerable or have been abused in life can have a larger aura that they have built for protection.

Although not all of us have the ability to see auras, often we can intuitively feel them. This is often expressed when we see someone that appears to have a glow to them, or if we feel uncomfortable when someone walks by or enters our personal space.

How to See Auras:

1.)  Place your subject against a solid background that is light in color. If you want to look at your own aura stand in front of a mirror, at least 2 feet away, against a light background.

2.) Focus your attention to the L- shaped spot between the shoulder and the neck. Keep staring at this area and remain calm and open.

3.) At first you may see a white or clear glow but as you remain focused and expand your eye line out to the rest of the body, this glow will start expanding into a color.

If you see….

Red: This indicates an energetic and adventurous individual. It can also indicate someone who is impulsive and quick to anger.

Yellow: This indicates an intelligent and logical person who is perhaps a teacher of some sort. They are keen observers, critical and are very independent.

Pink: This indicates a very nurturing and loving individual that enjoys the company of others. They are natural healers, sensitive and have strong imaginations.


Green: This indicates a highly creative individual who is also hard working. They can be perfectionists and often make good leaders. They are generous, well respected and health conscious.

Orange: This indicates a highly sociable soul who enjoys attention and being in the limelight. They are people pleasers, are willing to give and are very in-tune with others emotions.

Purple/Indigo: This indicates a highly psychic or intuitive person who is philosophical and inquisitive. They may come across as being secretive and they are often very in-tune with animals, nature and children. They are caring individuals but often don’t like commitment.

Blue: This indicates a strong communicator who has many ideas and visions. They are also intuitive and highly intelligent. They are calm when it comes to emotions and are born motivators and inspirers. They can at times be workaholics and manipulative.

Gold: This indicates a very creative soul who loves to surround themselves in beauty and art. They enjoy the company of others and are often very attractive. People are drawn to those with gold auras so often they will have many friends. They are independent but can be stubborn.

White/Silver: This indicates a very gifted individual who is highly intuitive, sensitive and psychic. They have a deep spiritual understanding and are often healers of some kind. They are very attractive to others however, they prefer to have just a few close friends.

Grey/Black: This indicates an individual who is depressed, negative or very fearful and anxious. These auras indicate that a cleansing or healing is needed.

It is possible that someone will have a variety of colors in their Aura but often just one color will be dominant. Aura colors can also change depending on the persons mood, life events and their surroundings.

Seeing Auras takes practice, so be patient and continue polishing your skills by testing this out on a variety of people.

About the author

Tanaaz

Creator of Forever Conscious and other things.

  • Interesting article!

  • Marten

    “…L- shaped spot between the shoulder and the neck…” – what does this mean?

    • Sorry for the confusion, basically just look at the outline of the persons neck and shoulder. I was referring to the L-shaped look of the side of the neck and the base of the shoulder.

    • marge rice

      Lol seriously?

  • Holly Evans

    I believe!

  • joshua

    hmm interesting

  • dw

    The aura is an amazing thing, I was actually learning about this where I worked at.

  • Selene

    I have a very different experience with auras. In fact I do not need a solid background to see it nor relaxed or unfocused gaze or even peripheral vision, in my case it needs a different set of mind, I can not explain what it is, just feels different (feels is even not the right word to translate it). I am able to look at aura directly with focused eyes, it has somewhat transparent glowing look (and the more I look at it directly the more visible it becomes) but it also has an outline, that outline is maybe somewhat golden and glowing, when I move my fingers or person moves the aura moves with them. When I look away the aura remains around person it does not follow my gaze like it used to do long time ago when I tried to stare at a point and look at aura with relaxed gaze and peripheral vision agains solid background, also blinking would disturb this vision, but now it does not go away if I blink, however as soon as I become differently focused in my mind it goes away and I am unable to recall it unless I get back into that state of mind.

    • Wow! That’s great. Thanks for sharing Selene.

  • Johnny Real-Monger

    Shame on you grown adults for believing in this nonsense. There is a real world out there that can really use you getting your heads out of your *sses and contributing something rather than sitting on your laurels and playing “pretendy-time”.

  • batmobil

    The trick works best after consumption of mushrooms.