A Beginner’s Guide To Seeing Auras

The ability to see auras can be an exciting and fun experience.  The possibilities are endless and it can play an important role in your spiritual and emotional health.  Luckily, you don’t have to be a psychic to read an aura and see their colors.

In this guide, I’m going to cover 5 different methods for how to see an aura.  So let’s get started!

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How To Read Auras For Beginners

Using technology to see an aura may be an easy route, but most people have neither the access to the necessary technology nor the funds to view their aura and the auras of those around them. This does not mean that they have to go their whole lives never knowing what their aura looks like and says about them; it simply means that they have to work a little bit harder and open the 3rd eye a little bit more.

It is totally possible to learn how to see auras without the aid of technology, and it’s really not even that difficult with a little practice. Here are some basic aspects and tricks that can make reading auras easier to see:

  • Color
  • Energy
  • Using a different point of view

This all may seem confusing at first, but with a little explanation, it does not have to be overwhelming or even difficult to grasp.

Method 1: Sensing An Aura

woman sensing a bad aura

The best way to begin seeing auras is to practice sensing them.  Start paying attention to how someone makes you feel when you’re in their presence.  What physical sensations or gut reactions do you get when being around them?  Do you feel:

  • Angry?
  • Nervous?
  • Calm?
  • Excited?

Now think about what aura colors you would attach to this individual.  What color would you best describe their energy?  As you continue to practice seeing auras, the colors will become easier and easier to identify.

Method 2: Developing Peripheral Vision

woman with pretty eyes

Since our peripheral vision has healthier photosensitive cells than the central part part of our retina, it can be easier to call on it to help see aura colors.  One exercise that you can try doing is to concentrate on a single spot for about 45 seconds and allow your gaze to soften.

Take notice of the objects outside of your direct sight.  When you practice this technique, there is no need to stress or strain, as that will only cause anxiety inside the brain.  Make sure to keep your breathing normal while practicing to develop your peripheral vision.   Once your peripheral vision gets stronger, you will be able to see auras much more easily than before.

Method 3: Identifying Colors

the colors of a chakra

Color is one of the most major aspects of an aura. It is the part of an aura that is the easiest to see as well as to read. Taking note of the presence – or absence – of color in someone’s aura is the best way to hone one’s ability to see and read auras.

The best news about reading and understanding the colors of someone or something’s aura is that it’s actually relatively easy to practice. All you will need is:

  • A neutrally lit and colored room
  • Brightly colored construction paper
  • Tape
  • Patience

If you take a piece of the construction paper and tape it to the far wall of the room, then you can practice finding the different aura colors and understanding what the color means. A large part of this is following your response to how the color makes you feel. When you are looking at the paper, take note of the pale color that is being cast off it – this is an aura.

Method 4: Practice Reading The Aura of A Friend

practicing on a friend

You can always start with plants as well, but when you’re ready to try this on people, make sure to get their permission first.

  1. Ask your friend to stand about 15 inches directly in front of you against a neutral-colored wall.
  2. Now look at the wall (not your friend), and see if you can sense their energy field.
  3. Softly gaze through her body and at the wall surrounding her.
  4. Now ask the aura to show its true colors to you.  Pay attention to your vision as well as any colors that you may sense.
  5. If you’ve been able to see their aura, now try to make it more difficult by asking your friend to move around slowly.  Now see if you can still see the same aura colors or if they have gone away or changed.
  6. Another fun thing to try is put on some funky music and see if the colors of their aura changes at all.

Method 5: Practice on Your Self

practice reading your own aura

Now that you’ve developed your skill of reading auras, it’s time to practice on yourself!  This is probably going to be a little bit more challenging, but it is a great way to practice strengthening your own psychic abilities.

  1. Begin by sitting in a calm space and clearing your mind of distractions.
  2. To get access to see your own aura, make sure to set an intention before you start.
  3. Activate the energy between your two hands by rubbing them together until you get the sense of being magnetized to each other.
  4. Lastly, see if you can see a color by focusing your attention between the palms.  Do you see a thread of energy?  Do you get a physical sense of color?

The Science of Aura Readings

Today, there are many different scientific methods with which to view and measure one’s aura. Auras are understood to be the electromagnetic field that is surrounding a living being, which many believe casts off a color that can be read and analyzed in order to better understand someone.

These electromagnetic radiations that surround living beings often say more about their state of mind and their presence than that person or thing can say about themselves. Auras are a reflection of our conscious activity and can be seen with the naked eye.

The aura is an energy field that emits off one’s body about two to three feet. This span is often referred to as an “auric egg.” The auric egg says a lot about a person’s personality, mood, and even health level, and it is most commonly viewed and read in terms of the colors that it casts.

The most popular method of seeing an aura, perhaps, is Kirlian photography. These photographs use a special development method in order to expose one’s aura in the picture, and they are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways by which to see and analyze one’s aura. Kirlian photographs are developed on a plate through which high-frequency electric currents are passed, exposing one’s aura in the photo development process.

But if one finds themselves without the means and technology to read an aura, that does not mean that they are without hope. There are many ways to see an aura with the naked eye, one just has to learn what they are.

What Do The Colors of the Aura Mean?

Here are the most common life colors you will encounter when reading auras and what each of them means:


People with red in their aura tend to focus on the physical aspects of their world. They love expressing themselves using sensuality and their physical body. They live in the present, exhibiting courage, strength, self-confidence, and zest. Reds thrive in physical realities, manipulating the environment around them. Their reality is tangible – they need to be able to hear, touch, taste, and see the physical world.


Those an orange color in their aura are thrill daredevils and thrill-seekers. They live for adrenaline rushes and excitement found in physical danger. Oranges look for a challenge in their lives and attempt to push physical limits. They often put their lives on the line to remind themselves they are alive.


Magenta is one of the rarer colors to find in an aura. This color shows up in nonconformists, those who tend to be unique and eccentric personalities on the outskirts. They see life in a different and unusual way, though still in a physical sense. They tend to be artistic types who enjoy using physical objects and twisting them in a new and shocking way. They don’t abide by the standards and expectations of society and instead, follow the beat of their own drum.


Someone who sports yellow in their aura tends to be energetic, free-spirited, fun-loving, and childlike in their personality. They might be shy and sensitive or even the life of the party. They require connection with Mother Earth and physical activity. These sensitive, optimistic individuals find their purpose in life through bringing joy to others, having fun, and healing the planet.

Logical Tan

This refers to a light tan colored band that encircles those who have this color in their aura. This band tends to stay tightly drawn to a person’s body. These people are very analytical and logical, and often methodically process every step of a situation they are involved in. They are typically security-conscious, practical, and reserved people who prefer not to share their feelings.

Environmental Tan

This deep tan colored band is layered with forest-green colors, and those with this personality trait featured in their auras tend to bridge the gap between mental family and physical family. These tans tend to experience their reality through physically touching the world around them and mentally analyzing what they find.

Sensitive Tan

This color tends to bridge the mental and emotional aspects of life. It manifests as a combination of a tan color with a light blue band next to it, surrounding the body. They tend to have a subtle combination of the mental tan qualities, paired with the emotional blue traits.

Abstract Tan

Those with this color in their aura tend to be curious and bright. They often focus on the details in life, but they tend to be scattered and can go in several directions at once. They are the most childlike of any of the tans. They tend to exhibit characteristics of being friendly, open, outgoing, and optimistic.


Those with green auras are some of the most intelligent and powerful people you will encounter. They are bright and process ideas and information quickly.


Blues are some of the most supportive, nurturing, and loving personalities. They live from their emotions and heart. Their purpose is to give, teach, and learn love. Their priorities tend to be relationships, spirituality, and above all, love. Blues are helpers that focus on service – especially counselors, teachers, nurses, and more.


Violets tend to be inspirational leaders, visionaries, therapists, performers, or teachers. Their goal is to save the planet, and they feel a need to educate the masses. They want to inspire higher ideals, improve life, and help to save people, the environment, and animals


Crystal is another rare life color. They have clear auras and are known as “aura chameleons.” This means that their aura changes to match that of the people they are around at a specific time. They will take on the characteristics, emotions, behaviors, and thoughts of that color. They tend to be sensitive, quiet healers.


Lavenders tend to find themselves surrounded by enchantments, fantasy, myths, dreams, spirituality, fairies, and angels. They are sensitive and creative, living in their own world. They prefer to spend time where things are enchanting and pretty, and they have trouble facing the harshness of the real world.


Indigo is a color that has manifested on Earth only recently. They usher in a new energy and consciousness in the coming age of harmony and peace. While violets feel a drive to save the planet and educate others, Indigos are here to live as examples for the rest to follow.

Now You’re Ready to Read Auras

Understanding and practicing how to see auras can be an invaluable tool in one’s life. Using the energy of those that one surrounds oneself with as a guide to whether they are having a positive or negative impact on one’s life is a great way to keep positive, happy, and on the track towards enlightenment.

alissa monroe

Alissa Monroe is a self-proclaimed “psychic junkie” with over 10 years of experience in the world of psychics, tarot, and spirituality. Her goal is to help people find happiness through spiritual enlightenment and self-discovery.