What is an Aura & What Does Yours Mean? // With Free Worksheet

September 5, 2017 5:51 am Published by

Who was the last person you felt immediately drawn to as soon as you met them? Maybe a soul sister that you knew you were destined to be best friends moments after meeting. I’m sure you’ve had the opposite experience too, when you feel immediately repelled by someone’s energy. It’s just your intuition, right? Not entirely. Often times those feeling are you picking up on someone’s auric field.

Learning more about our auric field can tell you about your personality, your health, and areas of your life that could be improved. Even if you can’t see auras, it doesn’t mean that you can’t use it as a healing tool!

I’m going to walk you through what auras are, techniques to see them and feel them, and how to interpret your own. You can also check out this blog post where I talk more about experiencing auras.

What is an Aura?

An aura is an energetic, electromagnetic field or atmosphere that surrounds every living being. This field appears as colored light radiating around the body. There are seven layers to an aura, but I’ll get into all of that in a future blog post.

Everyone’s aura is different in size, shape, and color, just like a fingerprint. Auras change colors often and quickly, like a chameleon, as well as from mood to mood. It’s not generally visible to the naked eye though you can learn techniques to see it, or intuitively understand it. (Non-woo-woo speaking, an aura is the vibe a person gives off.)

How Can You See Auras?

There are a variety of techniques available to learn how to see auras, including visual techniques to see it with your own eyes, aura photography, and your intuition.

Doing a quick search online will yield several techniques to teach you how to see auras. These techniques are certainly worth trying out, eventually, but a great place to start is sensing your aura with your intuition.

I’ll cover below how to intuit your auric field with actionable steps that will not only result in you having a better understanding of your aura but also a beautiful piece of artwork!

What is Aura Photography?

Aura photography is an interesting tool to explore too! The method of photography is called Kirlian photography, after its founder, Semyon Kirlian. Though there’s still debate around its validity, it is still being researched to this day to find out uses for it.

An aura camera reads your aura by placing your hand on a metal plate. The plate measures energy outputs from specific acupressure points on your hands and then converts different kinds of energy taken into specific coordinating colors. Check out mine by Radiant Human!

Understanding Your Aura & Aura Worksheet Guide

Here’s a fun and intuitive guide to help you learn more about what your aura colors are and what they mean: click here to download your free printable aura guide and coloring sheet.

This free printable download includes a checklist to help you discover what colors are in your aura, and a fun coloring sheet to intuitively color in your aura.

Here are some other fun tips for intuiting your aura:

  • Your chakras directly affect your aura. Quietly connect with each chakra, which ones feel balanced and thriving, deficient, or overactive. The most active colors will show up more in your auric field.
  • Chakra colors aren’t the only ones! There can be a variety of colors hiding out in the seven layers of your aura.
  • Use your intuition, what colors do you feel are in your aura?
  • Rub your hands together about one foot in front of you, and slowly pull your hands apart. Do you see a color or feel a color as you gaze at this empty space? Ask the color to appear, visually or in your mind’s eye.

Aura Color Meanings

What Affects the Color of Your Aura?

Pretty much everything can affect your aura: your mood, your health, the food you eat, your environment, and the energy of other people. So what you’ve intuited for your aura today is certainly not how it will be forever! Fortunately, there are steps you can take to keep your aura radiant, healthy, and protected. I’ll be going over techniques for protecting your aura in a future blog post.


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About Cassie

Cassie Uhl is the author of five books and two card decks, an artist, intuitive energy healer, and death doula. Her lineage and practices are rooted in pagan earth-based spiritual practices of Northern Europe. She approaches her work and clients with trauma-informed support through all phases of life. She currently resides on the land of the Myaamia people in so-called Indiana of the US.