When people find out that I am a clairvoyant, they'll ask me what their aura looks like because they once had someone tell them the color of their aura. I like to tell them that auras are constantly changing, almost with every breath, so their aura probably doesn't look the same as it did that one time. The aura is a physical representation of the energy surrounding your physical body in the present time and space.
What is an Aura?
The aura (auric field) is the compilation of the energy bodies surrounding your physical body. Not just your physical body, but the body of every living being (human, plant, animal, and mineral) exudes energy as a life force. It is a natural and protective part of every living body.
The scientific community refers to it as a biofield, but on the spiritual streets, you may recognize it as "vibes." The aura allows you to feel and perceive energy outside your physical body. For example, this is how you can feel the vibe of a room when you walk into it; your entire energy body extends up to 30 feet past your physical body and helps you to perceive external energies.
Auras are multidimensional and composed of multiple layers above, below, and in every direction all around you. They are often not a perfectly rounded image like you may see pictured, but oval and somewhat lumpy and bumpy, based on injury and trauma. These layers may blend and can sometimes be indistinguishable from one another.
Every auric layer has a different energy, vibration, and purpose. Each of the seven major chakras is connected with an auric layer and serves as the connection point between the auric layers and the physical body. The layers are body-shaped, start on the physical body, and gradually move out from touching the body outwards.
Etheric: This first layer of the energy body is the most easily seen and is often what is viewed during beginning Aura reading. The Etheric layer is also the last energy seen before a person makes their heavenly transition, creating a glowing halo as the life force energy exits the crown.
Emotional: Emotions and memories connected to emotions are stored here.
Mental: Ruminations and mental blocks get stuck in this energy body.
Astral: This energy body serves as the connection point between the physical and spiritual energy bodies. The Astral body is also the energy body that travels during meditation, sleep, and of course, Astral traveling.
Etheric Template: This is the blueprint and structure of your energy body. It is composed of horizontal and vertical lines that connect at the top and bottom of your body, encompassing your energy bodies.
Celestial/Divine Template: This is the energy body where the energetic blueprint of your higher self resides. This is the idealized version of self that connects with the Divine realms to bring forth channeled information.
Ketheric Template: This final level of your energetic body is composed of a pulsing golden grid of light that houses your entire being. The Ketheric Template connects all of the energetic systems in your body, including the chakras, the energy bodies, and all the grids, meridians, and spin points.
Colors help to understand what is going on energetically within each layer. There may be multiple colors within a layer, based on what is going on at the time. While these colors may be represented by the things listed below, this is not a comprehensive list of what colors may mean in an individual's aura. Every aura is different and unique.
Red: passion, groundedness, pain
Orange: creativity, adventure
Yellow: happiness, joy, harmony, optimism
Green: healing, manifesting, prosperity, growth
Blue: calming, protection, intuitive
Purple: channeling, magic, psychic
Pink: love, bliss, giving, caring
Turquoise: Divine love, teacher
Black: blocked energy, fear, distrust
White: Divine, spiritual, Truth, connection
Earth Tones (brown and gray): muddled, confused, negativity, depression, anger
Can I See my Aura?
People tend to be very interested in seeing what exists beyond their third-dimensional eyesight, including energy and auras. As someone who is clairvoyant (can see energy clearly), I often see colors mixed with textures. The textures I see provide as much of a contextual clue as the color. I have seen energetic textures that appear like mud, different types of fabric, oil, metal, glass, and among others.
Anyone can practice seeing auras through a combination of different techniques, including energy work, meditation, and muscle relaxation. A great way to start practicing is by looking at your hand against a white wall, or white piece of paper, and gently relax your eyes, looking past your hand and see if there is anything along the outline of your hand. The more you practice, the easier it will be to see the energy.
Kirlian photography has become a popular way to capture auras via photography. This type of photography captures a person's electrical coronal discharges. Invented in 1939, Kirlian photography is not supported by the scientific community but is offered in many spiritual and metaphysical shops as an entertaining way to see auras.
Auras, much like everything else, require regular cleaning. This is because they can easily pick up junk and debris, especially when interacting with other people. Auras can also rip and tear due to physical injury. Anytime there is an incision to the skin of the physical body, an incision is also created within the energy body. Car accidents, broken bones, and giving birth can also cause tears within the energy body.
Auric fields may also naturally heal themselves with time, energy work, rest, and meditation. An experienced energy professional like myself can help repair issues within the aura.
Ideally, people should perform auric maintenance daily, but weekly cleaning would suffice as well. Maintaining your aura is part of an Energetic Hygiene routine. If you're unfamiliar with this concept, I have a detailed series on my Youtube channel about the customizable 4-step process. I'll be writing more about it in greater detail in the near future!
I would love to hear how you care for your aura! Let me know in the comments!
Arielle is a best-selling author, holistic life coach and intuitive energy healer.