An aura is the field of subtle radiance and luminosity that surrounds every one of us, although it's interesting to note that auras also surround animals, plants and other objects. Auras hold a lot of information about you, such as personality and emotion. Not everyone can see auras, which is why getting a professional aura reading can be so beneficial and revealing, although many people can learn how to perform readings in some capacity.
What is an aura reading?
Everyone has the ability to sense auras. Have you ever met someone and gotten a bad feeling about them right off the bat, even though they've given you no reason to? Or what about the opposite, where you get a warm feeling from someone even though you've never actually interacted? You're sensing their auras. Some people, whether naturally or after training, can see auras and perform an aura reading, where they analyze what an aura's characteristics mean.
In its most basic sense, an aura reading is the exploration of information stored in the energy surrounding your body. The most well-known method is picking up personality traits and other information by looking at the color of the aura, but many psychics do their readings without paying attention to colors at all!
Do you have to be psychic to perform an aura reading?
Not at all! Of course, the best readings are done by trained professionals, but anyone can learn. There are plenty of tutorials online, or you can try to be lucky enough to have a professional psychic train you. Once you learn how, you can perform aura readings on yourself, other people and plants and animals.
While the task of reading an aura is a very complex process, there's an easy way to get a basic feel for learning to see people's energy. All you need is a white piece of paper, a willing participant (a friend, family member or even yourself) and fifteen to twenty minutes.
Get your and your subject in a comfortable, well-lit room where you both can sit comfortably. Place the subject's hand on the white piece of paper, and try to position them so the hand and paper are free from shadows that may block your view. Absolute stillness isn't necessary, so your subject can feel free to read or enjoy a snack during the reading.
Gaze at the hand and let your eyes relax. If they want to fall out of focus, let them. You shouldn't be focusing on specific details. Your vision may become hazy, and that's alright. Soon you should start being able to notice colors outlining the subject's hand. It can be a variety of colors and can be bright or muddy.
The first couple times you do a reading, you may only notice one color. Or, you may blink and the color will disappear. This is ok! With practice you'll become much better at picking up the auras. Record what you see, and make sure to buy a good guide to auras so you can analyze the results.
What do auras look like?
An aura's color is often the first thing a reader notices. Auras appear in different colors, and different colors of course mean different things. It's important to let your aura reader give you their professional impression of what the color means, or if you're learning to read auras yourself, learn the full range of meanings for various colors. But certain colors have generally accepted and intuitive connotations.
Red is the color of passion and means anger, desire or determination. Orange means sensuality, creativity and vitality. Yellow denotes happiness, optimism or analytical thought. Green is the color of life and means healing, new growth and balance. Blue connotes free thought, possibilities and sometimes sadness.
Purple was once the color of royalty, and in auras it means wisdom, authority and intuition. Silver is the color of abundance, either spiritual or physical. Black is not as foreboding as it may seem — the color means the capturing or transfer or energy, or possibly past problems or grief. Brilliant gold symbolizes divine protection, wisdom and inner peace.
Do auras have other characteristics?
You bet! In addition to color, auras have different saturations and varying brightness. These characteristics often relate to the person's honesty or intentions. For example, someone with a vibrant and bright aura is most likely a good, moral and spiritually advanced individual. In contrast, if the person you're reading has a dark and murky aura, they may be dishonest or have impure intentions.
The beautiful part of this is that people can change their appearance and how they speak, but they can't change their auras. A shy, quiet person won't be able to hide the fact that they have a rich and vibrant aura. On the flip side, a liar or cheat can put on a show of being very eloquent and sincere, but won't be able to hide their faded aura.
What are the benefits?
Aura readings help you learn about yourself and other people. They can be a way of self-discovery or a way to bond with a partner, family member or friend. Information gleaned from readings can provide powerful information about health, relationships and states of well being. They can also help you get to know new people quicker when you pick up on the energies surrounding them. The benefits are nearly endless!
The topic of aura readings is rich and in-depth, much more so than can be covered in a single article. Seek out one of the many books on the subject, like The Complete Book of Auras or Aura Advantage, or find an aura specialist in your area to schedule a reading. It's sure to be an illuminating and educational experience.