The Aura is an energy field that surrounds all living
things, comprised of magnetic energy this field is unique to
each individual. Humans are complex and dynamic, constantly
changing beings and as such the auric field of each person is
also unique and changing. When we perceive an event through
our senses this information is given meaning in our brain.
This electrochemical process has an effect on the body, the
brain sends electrical and chemical information through our
body constantly regulating everything from how we feel
emotionally, to how we feel physically. The path of flow for
information in our body is the spine. As information comes
from the brain and travels down the spine a direction of
current flow is established, at a right angle to this flow of
magnetic energy is your personal field or Aura.
The Aura contains much information about us, this info can
give us clues as to what has happened in the past, what sort
of energies we are letting ourselves be open to in the
future. Also past physical ailments or the beginning of new
ones. Depending on the number of colours, the position of
these colours, the shade of any particular colour and many
other factors such as the overall shape of your Aura, size,
and how quickly your auric colours change gives us a wealth
of information concerning your past, and your future
What does an aura look like?
Imagine a space filled with light. Energy flows and swirls
through it in bright colours. this life energy moves around
you as you sit directly in the centre. This place is your
Aura, your own personal universe. It constantly moves and
changes as you move and change. Some people see as many as
nine layers, most seven layers. It can extend as little as a
few centimetres to many feet away from the body. The size of
your Aura is unique to you. Auras are flexible - they are
changing all the time in size, colours and patterns. If you
are someone that is very out going and likes to be noticed,
your aura would be bigger then someone that is timid and
likes to blend in with the crowd, not really drawing
attention to themselves. This person would tend to have a
smaller aura for they draw it in closer to their body. With
each breath your Aura is in movement. The colours are
changing and moving all the time. We do hold ruminate
colours, some refer to this as "signature colours." The
colour we radiate is affected by our physical surroundings as
well as by the people we come in contact with and the energy
fields they radiate.
What do the colours mean?
The Aura is comprised of individual and interrelated bodies
of consciousness and layers of Etheric energy. The 4 subtle
bodies of consciousness that defines our personality, our
perception, our direction in life, and our soul's expression
are known as:
The Etheric Body
The Emotional Body
The Mental Body
The Spiritual Body
The Aura also has 7 distinct layers of energy that are
intimately connected to what is known as the Chakra System
which is located along the spine. Essentially, the difference
between an auric layer and an auric body is this:-
"An auric body is a body of consciousness and awareness. An
Auric Layer is the representation of the chakra interacting
in the aura" Stephen Bishop
The four subtle bodies of the aura are:
The Casual Body / Spiritual Body
Spiritual Body is a body of consciousness associated with
our true spiritual path and direction in life. It is our
highest potential and reflects our ability to manifest our
soul's true potential here on earth. The essence of our
soul's reality is the expression "to be" and this ultimately
is the reason for our existence. Also known as the Causal
Body, the Spiritual Body has the highest vibration of the
auric bodies. Depending on the development of our spiritual
nature, this body can emanate up to three feet from the
physical body. It appears as a whitish glow and contains our
true spiritual essence. "Casual consciousness deals with the
essence of a subject while the mental level studies the
subject's detail. The casual body deals with the essence of
substance and the true causes behind the illusion of
appearance. The causal plane is a world of realities deals
with essence and underlying nature of things in question.
Healing at this level is more powerful than the mental body."
The Mental Body
The Spiritual body is the blueprint to our spiritual
potential. However, it requires the creation of patterns of
energy for this potential to be expressed and experienced.
These patterns of energy are stored in the mental body as
thoughts - both conscious and sub-conscious. The patterns
stored within the mental body creates the character framework
for the soul to project its' personality. The "self" manifest
and expresses concrete intellect through the mental body. The
Mental Body appears as a golden yellow light radiating out
and around the head and shoulders and extending around the
whole body. It expands and becomes brighter when its' owner
is concentrating on mental processes. Extending up to twelve
inches from the body, the mental body filtrates thoughts down
to the emotional body which reacts to the thoughts with an
emotional association be it love, fear, happiness, anger, and
so on. A balanced mental body will provide an individual with
clarity and direction.
The Emotional / Astral Body
The Emotional Body is more fluid and of a higher vibration
than the etheric body. The emotional body appears as coloured
clouds in continual motion, reflecting the quality and
intensity of the emotions. This is the part of us that likes
to 'jump out' in times of trauma and shock, to produce a
feeling of emotional numbness, which will allow us to slowly
integrate the knowledge of the shock in our own way. The
Emotional body, which is also known as the Astral body, is
the seat of our emotions. It's the bridge between the mind
and the physical body. Our emotional energy governs our fears
and hopes, loves and pains etc. It governs the extent and
nature of one's personality expression upon the physical
plane. The Emotional Body (Astral Body) is the projection of
our longings, moods, feelings, appetites, and fears. The
emotional "self" is the expression of our mental "self". The
emotional body is the expression of the mental body.
Emotional blockages prevent the manifestation of clarity of
thought and direction in the physical body. The energy of the
emotional body impacts the Etheric body, which in turn
impacts the physical body.
The Etheric Body
The Etheric Body appears as a bluish-grey colour or shadow,
extending approximately one inch from the physical body. It
is responsible for the transfer of life energy or vitality
from the universal energy field to the physical body. The
Etheric body is a body of Etheric or subtle matter which
furnishes the basic blue print for the physical body. Every
cell in the physical body has an etheric counterpart. The
Etheric body also serves as a filtration system. Universal
energy filters down through the Spiritual, Mental, Emotional
and Etheric Body into the physical body. The Etheric Body is
the interface between the physical body and the other subtle
bodies of the Aura. When the flow of this energy is
disrupted, the physical body is affected and if this
imbalance is not corrected, illness and disease can manifest
in the physical body. There is a synergistic relationship
between each subtle body of the aura.
The Seven Levels of the Aura
The Etheric Layer (First Layer)
The Etheric body (from "Ether" the state between energy and
matter) is composed of tiny energy lines like a sparkling web
of bluish white light beams. It has the same structure as the
physical body including all the anatomical parts and all the
organs. The web like structure of the Etheric layer is in
constant motion. It extends from one quarter to two inches
beyond the physical body. The colour of the Etheric layer
varies from light blue to deep blue.
The Emotional Layer (Second Layer) The feeling
layer. Its' structure is more fluid that the Etheric and does
not duplicate the physical body. Rather, it appears to be
coloured clouds of fine substance in continual fluid motion,
which expresses the full spectrum of our emotions. It extends
one to three inches from the body.
The Mental Layer (Third layer) Composed of a finer
substance than the emotional body...this body usually appears
as a bright yellow light radiating about the head and
shoulders and extending around the whole body. It extends
from 3 to 8 inches from the body. The mental body is also a
structured body. It contains the structure of our
ideas...Within this field can be seen thought forms.
The lower 3 astral layers are concerned with the
manifestation of the physical
The Astral Layer (Fourth Layer) The Astral body is
amorphous and is composed of clouds of colour. It extends
about one half to one foot from the body. This body connects
us with higher dimensions of reality. It is the doorway to
the astral plane.
The Etheric Template BODY (fifth layer) The Etheric
template contains all the forms that exist on the physical
plane in a blueprint of template form. It is the blueprint of
the perfect form for the Etheric layer to take. It extends
about one and one half to two feet from the body. This is the
level that sound creates matter. The Etheric template level
of the aura creates an empty or negative space that creates
the grid structure upon which the physical body grows.
The Celestial Body (Sixth Layer) The sixth level is
called the celestial body. It extends about two to two and
3/4 feet from the body. It is the level through which we
experience spiritual ecstasy. It is through the Celestial
body that we learn unconditional love. The celestial body
appears in beautiful shimmering light, composed mostly of
pastel colours. This light has a gold-silver shine and
The Etheric Template of Casual Body (seventh level)
The etheric body extends from about two and one half to three
and one half feet from the body and contains all the auric
bodies associated with the present incarnation an individual
is undergoing. The Etheric body is composed of tiny golden
silver threads of light which hold the whole form of the aura
together. It contains a golden grid structure of the physical
body and all the chakras.
The colour chart listed below is the copyright of Mark
Smith's book, Auras - See Them in Only 60 Seconds! If you are
interested in learning more about colours of your aura and
how they relate to the organs of your body, the chakras, and
Indigo - Inspired thought or deep wisdom. Can show
spirituality and devotional nature. Artistic and harmonious
with nature. Self-mastery.
Blue - Strong mental powers, intelligence, logical
thinking. Clear blue shows intuitive capabilities; "out of
the blue." Dark shades show over analytic, suspicious nature
or visionary mentality.
Green- Balance, harmony, healing, the calming
force. Clear green shows adaptability, versatility. Dark
shades are deceitful, jealous; "green with envy."
Yellow - Love and kindness, compassion, optimism;
"breath of life." Dark, lifeless yellow shows suspicion,
Orange - Energy and health, physical vitality,
dynamic force. Pride can result from an excess of orange in
the aura. Dark or cloudy orange shows low intellect.
Red - Physical life, vitality, ambition, sexual
power. Dark or cloudy red shows violent or passionate
tendencies; "red with rage."
Scarlet - Lust, lower passions, materialism.
Rose Pink - Selfless love, gentleness, modesty.
Brown - Avarice, selfishness.
Gold - Higher self, good qualities, harmony.
Silver .- Versatility, High energy, constant
Gray - Depression, low energy, fear.
Black - Sinister, malice, evil intent.
Reds usually love sex. For them it's a hearty, wanton,
playful, and joyful physical release. Reds don't necessarily
need to be in love to enjoy sex, since sheer physical
pleasure is the most important thing. They are passionate
lovers and are not afraid to fully experience their sexuality
and turn their fantasies into reality! Red signifies high
energy, physical and emotional driver. If you want to have an
exciting fling with a partner who takes control, choose red.
Orange needs space. If you're consumed in your career or
need a lot of time for yourself, choose a partner with a lot
of orange in his or her aura. An orange is fun when s/he is
around, loves adventurous, high-energy sex like a red, but an
orange will not be too demanding. People with orange auras
are usually extremely creative, independent, often athletic,
and frequently need to take off on some high adventure or
jump full-bore into a creative project to test their limits.
An orange might ask you to go sky diving or bungee jumping.
Yellows love to sit around and discuss, theorize and
analyze. You'll often find them hanging out in bohemian
cafes, huddled around steaming espressos - enthusiastically
debating how to solve the worlds problems. To them, life is
one great mental riddle that can be solved in a logical and
systematic manner. Innately curious, a yellow is always
asking questions. Like Star Trek's Mr. Spock, a yellow's
approach to life is primarily mental and cerebral. A yellow
would probably rather discuss your political views on a first
date than ravish your body. If you are turned on by
intelligence, quick wit, and an optimistic attitude about
life, go with Mr. or Ms. Yellow.
Greens come from the heart, and their generosity and
compassion know no limits. They are often innately caring and
want to heal the world. Greens can be doctors, nurses,
teachers, therapists, and social workers. They want to serve
and make the world a better place to live in. Greens make
tender, loyal, caring lovers, as much concerned with your
pleasures as with theirs. They also tend to love children and
animals, enjoy domesticity and family life. Greens can also
be ambitious - striving to reach the top of their field. Not
only kind, this person is often financially well off.
Blues are sensitive. They have a great depth of feeling and
crave intimacy and meaningful communication. They are often
thoughtful and introspective. Blues are not usually
materialistic: a rich, spiritual, contemplative, and creative
life is more important to them than monetary wealth. Above
all, blues wish to be in loving, supportive relationships to
which they can generously give and reveal themselves. With
blues, love and sex go hand in hand. If you want to be with
somebody who is true and emotionally there for you, choose a
Expect the unexpected with a purple! These fascinating
nonconformists live in the wonderful, wild worlds of their
unlimited imaginations. Often purples would rather daydream
and fantasize about sex rather than actually do it. Fantasy
and role playing are not out of the question for a purple.
Purples, who tend toward passivity, usually enjoy physical
intimacy only after they feel safe and trust a caring
partner. If you want to take the lead in a relationship and
explore your fantasies, then purple may be for you.
This vibrant colour sometimes appears in a particular part
of the aura or may colour the entire field. I don't define
this colour as a category, but rather as a sign which
indicates the person is falling in love, or about to. Fuchsia
pink also represents universal or unconditional love. Often,
people who are very close and spend a lot of time together
will "match energy" and their auras will look almost
identical. Their energy fields vibrate to the same frequency,
and are in balance. Partners in such relationship will feel
very comfortable and in harmony with one another. The energy
of love also vibrates at a very high frequency rate. When one
is in love the aura expands and intensifies its colour and
brilliancy. Isn't it always easy to tell when someone is in
love? Their whole being seems to sparkle and shine, and they
look more alive. You're actually noticing and responding to
their extra vibration.
How to See the Aura
Soft or low light is the best condition in which to first
see the aura. It also helps to be relaxed, so bed is the best
place to try this next experiment.
1. Turn off the lights. You don't want to work in
pitch-black conditions and in most cases the street lights
filtering through the curtains will provide enough light. If
not, leave the landing light on and close the bedroom door.
The small amount of light seeping underneath the door frame
should be enough to work with.
2. As you lie in bed, hold your hands straight out in front
of you. Look gently at them, don't stare hard you need to
gaze rather than look. The aura rarely appears as a bright
light, it is more like a gentle heat haze.
3. Try fixing your attention on your hands while focusing
your eyes on the bedroom wall. The hands will appear out of
focus but this will help you get the knack of the way to
4. Now very slowly bring the finger tips of each hand
towards each other until they are very close but not
touching. The aura will appear as fine lines of blue and red
light between the finger tips. You can try the same again
just using the index fingers of both hands.
5. As you draw the hands apart you will see the streams of
energy connecting each finger. Imagine the energy increasing
and you will see the light glow brightly. Bringing the
fingers tantalisingly close together in this way seems to
increase the auric flow. It's just like when you bring two
opposite poles of magnets together: you feel the attraction
suddenly increase as the fields unite.