Guide to Auras
By Keen Editorial Staff

If you have heard the term, “auras” before and you’re not sure what they are, here’s everything you need to know. Auras are unseen electromagnetic energy fields that surround all living organisms. They have been observed by artists dating back to the Middle Ages who painted a light surrounding the human body. Over the years, scientists and photographers have attempted to capture this light through photography. Some psychics and energy readers have claimed the ability to be able to see this light and read the vibration of others.

What is an Aura?

Auras are invisible spiritual energy fields that surround the physical form of all living beings. Each aura is made up of seven auric layers, like an onion, that are sometimes referred to as bodies or planes. These layers correspond to our overall state of consciousness. In New Age philosophy, we see auras as a mental, physical, and spiritual manifestation of our health. 

Physical Body Aura Layer

The physical body aura is the layer closest to the skin and is associated with our overall bodily health. It is rejuvenated when we sleep.

Emotional Body Aura Layer

This is the layer that is linked to your emotions and so it is in a state of continuous change. It will appear dull or cloudy if you are experiencing emotional turmoil.

Mental Lower Aura Layer

This plane represents all your thoughts and mental processes. It is the center of your logic, reasoning, and thoughts which is stimulated by learning, reading, and activities requiring concentration.

Astral Body Aura Layer

Your astral body houses your spiritual health, selflessness, self-compassion, and capacity to love. It is a bridge between your upper and lower layers and contains the most powerful healing energies as it is linked to your heart chakra. You can stimulate this layer through meditation, unconditional love, and shamanic practices.

Etheric Body Aura Layer

This layer holds your psychic abilities. It glows brightly when we teach, share, and connect with others on a spiritual level and is connected to your throat chakra. 

Celestial Body Aura Layer

This plane is linked to your third eye and your dreams, intuition, and connection to the Divine. Your sensitivity and awareness are heightened by this layer. Meditation, spiritual practices, and unconditional love can help stimulate this layer.

Causal Body Layer

As the outermost layer, this is the template which holds all the planes together and is thus the blueprint of your spiritual path. It corresponds to your crown chakra and harmonizes all the other layers to guide you on your spiritual path.

Aura Color Meanings 

The color of your aura can correspond to your chakras. Some spiritual advisors and energy healers can intuit these auras and determine any blockages within others. When the aura is bright, it indicates a healthy, centered energy, but when the aura is dull, it suggests that the person may be blocked in some way.

Red Aura: Root Chakra

Your red aura / root chakra lives at the base of your spinal column and pertains to your overall sense of safety and security in the world. It expresses who you are, your manifesting powers, stability within yourself, and core values. Having a balanced root chakra means that you have a solid foundation in getting your basic needs met such as food, water, shelter, and safety, and have a strong capability of letting go of fear.

Open: A healthy red aura carries the energy of love, sexuality, power, energy, strength, passion, and heat

Blocked: A blocked red aura is full of anger, danger, fear, ego, and frustration.

Mantra: I am safe.

Orange Aura: Sacral Chakra

Your orange aura is linked to your sacral chakra, located above your root chakra, in your lower abdomen. It pertains to your sexuality, sensuality, creativity, self-expression, and ability to communicate your emotions to others as well as understand theirs. A balanced sacral chakra will exude feelings of abundance, pleasure, joy, and an ability to express yourself creatively and sexually with ease.

Open: A bright orange aura embodies courage, confidence, ambition, thoughtfulness, and friendliness.

Blocked: A blockage may manifest as fear, depression, addiction, and sexual dysfunction.

Mantra: I am creative.

Yellow Aura: Solar Plexus Chakra

Your third chakra is your solar plexus chakra which is a yellow aura. This houses your personal power, personality, emotions, and ability to connect with your gut instinct. A healthy solar plexus chakra manifests as self-esteem, confidence, and a strong sense of self. 

Open: Optimistic, happy, friendly, bright, and energetic, the healthy yellow aura is bursting with joy.

Blocked: When a yellow aura is blocked, the person may feel powerless, insecure, and lacking in purpose or direction.

Mantra: I am strong

Green Aura: Heart Chakra

The heart chakra is a green aura and is located in the center of your chest, near your heart. A healthy heart chakra is one that loves unconditionally without judgment and expresses empathy and compassion.

Open: A healthy green aura will be generous, loving, nurturing, serving, and connected to nature.

Blocked: A blocked heart will carry the energies of envy, jealousy, guilt, and judgment.

Mantra: I am loved.

Blue Aura: Throat Chakra

The blue aura is connected to your throat chakra and pertains to your ability to express yourself verbally. Having a balanced throat chakra means you can communicate clearly and effectively to others about what you are thinking and how you are feeling, and in turn, receive that information from others.

Open: Loyalty, tranquility, trust, and speaking up about your boundaries clearly and compassionately, 

Blocked: coldness, bluntness, excessive masculinity, inability to speak up, and moodiness demonstrate a blocked throat chakra.

Mantra: I am expressive.

Indigo Aura: Third Eye Chakra

The indigo aura is your third eye chakra located in the center of the forehead between your eyebrows. Your third eye embodies your intuition, foresight, and imagination. A balanced third eye chakra is connected to a deep sense of knowing and is tapped into their psychic abilities. 

Open: Healthy third eye chakras are wise, insightful, sensitive, and have a deep knowing.

Blocked: If your third eye chakra is blocked, you are disconnected from your spiritual body and not listening to the inner voice that guides you.

Mantra: I am connected.

Purple Aura: Crown Chakra

Situated at the top of your head, your crown chakra connects your physical body to the greater Divine. A crown chakra that is in harmony feels connected to the self, others, and the Universe – they have a sense of unity with all living beings. When your purple aura is balanced, you are following your spiritual path and listening to your inner guidance.

Open: A deep spiritual awareness, higher consciousness, and an overall sense of understanding that everything is connected are signs that your crown chakra is healthy.

Blocked: Cynicism and closed-mindedness are manifestations of a blocked crown chakra.

Mantra: I am divine.

Needing some help cleansing your aura? A spiritual practitioner that specializes in energy healing can help cleanse your aura, but if you’re looking to cleanse your own aura, here’s everything you need to know.

Additional Aura Color Meanings

Beyond the seven chakras, there are additional aura colors that can represent you.

Pink Aura

A pink aura indicates that you may live from the heart and are deeply compassionate, kind, and caring. Your heart chakra is open and receptive. However, with this aura comes the need to check on your boundaries.

White Aura

A white aura is linked to the crown chakra and suggests that you are quick-witted, intelligent, and have a strong sense of connection to the divine. This aura can carry an air of perfectionism.

Black Aura

Having a black aura suggests that you may be exhausted and in desperate need of recuperation. It is a warning that you need to ground yourself, heal, and raise your vibration through spiritual practices such as meditation which can help harmonize your energy.

Rainbow Aura

A rainbow aura occurs when there are two or more colors present and suggests a healthy flow of energy. It is one of the rarest auras a person can be blessed with and correlates to people who are joyful, passionate, and loving.

How to Read Auras

Start by trying to read your own aura. You can do this by looking in a mirror. Allow your gaze to soften as you focus your attention on the perimeter of your head and shoulders. Hold this focus for a few minutes and you should begin to see a light energetic field around yourself and identify an overall color.

Another way you can read your aura is to stare at your hand and apply a soft gaze. If you are having a hard time entering this meditative state, try rubbing your hands together to create friction and then slowly and intentionally pull them apart and put them back together again and see if any colors start to appear.

Where To Get an Aura Reading

If you’re looking for an aura reading, you have come to the right place. Keen has a wide selection of spiritual advisors who specialize in various types of readings including aura readings. Browse our complete list of psychic readers to find the best one for you.

Keen Editorial Staff
Keen's Editorial Staff is made up of world-class writers, astrologers, psychics, and advisors with diverse experience and spiritual sensitivity. 

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