Aura Reading Part Two: Aura Colours and Meanings
Aura colours, the hues, the sharpness and the intensity of colors, provide information about your emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental well-being.
So what is colour? Where does this colour come from and why do chakras and auras have colour? Let’s take a closer look at these questions.
What is Colour?
Colour is a wave travelling through space.
Your eyes register different colours of the electromagnetic spectrum based on the space between the peaks of the waves.
Your brain interprets these spaces between waves as colours.
You can read more about the science of colour and see a diagram with different wavelengths in the article Chakra Colors.
Why do chakras and auras have colour?
Our energy bodies – the chakras and the aura – show colours because the energy bodies are vibrating at different frequencies. You will see these frequencies (also called waves) as colours in the auric field.
What do aura colors mean? How do we make sense of what we are seeing? How can we interpret this information?
Aura Colour Meanings
(in alphabetical order)
Black is often thought of as dark, negative energy. However, black in an aura is also a sign of peacefulness. If the overall colours and vibrance of those colours are positive, black may show that person has a lot of peace and quiet in their life.
Black may also indicate an imbalance or a physical blockage. If the black is seen near to a part of the body that is causing physical pain, it may be a sign of an energy block such as an unbalanced or misaligned chakra.
Black is also seen if the person has death and rebirth going on in their life.
Blue is one of the easiest colours to see in the aura. It indicates peace, quiet order and someone who is comfortable speaking their truth because they have a quiet confidence.
Blue reflects quietness, calm and seriousness. Someone with a lot of blue in their aura has a strong sense of purpose, is sensitive and has a developed inner guide or teacher.
Blue can also indicate loneliness and a journey of coming home, of coming to the higher Self or essence.
Darker blue shows a connection to the deep mysteries of spiritual life, intuition, creative imagination, clairaudience and telepathy.
Gold in an aura indicates that a person is in the process of higher spiritual development. It shows that they are gradually achieving their true personal power. This is attainment of the essence or being that is not constrained by the ego.
Gold (especially in the aura around the hairline) indicates high spiritual development.
Gold means that you are connected to the higher power or God. It indicates inspiration, devotion and revitalisation.
It’s the colour of a higher mind that’s beginning to understand the patterns and laws of the Universe.
Green colour in an aura indicates growing compassion, love, and a desire to be of service and to help others.
It’s a colour of balance, harmony and a feeling that all is well in the world.
Green reflects personal growth, openess of the heart and a willingness to change and transform.
Muddier shades of green can indicate posessivness and a fear of being unlovable.
Just like black, grey in an aura can indicate blockages in adjacent body parts. This is especially true if the shades of grey are muddy.
Grey may also indicate that a person is going through a spiritual awakening and their innate psychic abilities – such as intuition and an ability to visualise – are growing.
Orange in an aura is associated with ambition, creativity, and sexual energy. It’s a passionate colour and people who have a lot of orange in their aura have no trouble expressing their emotions.
If the orange is muddy, it can indicate an emotional imbalance which may be seen as pride, flamboyance or vanity.
Pink in an aura indicates softness and love for others. It’s the colour of growing compassion, tenderness, kindness and a gentle nature.
When pink is in an aura with other pastel colors, it can mean a quiet, modest person who has love for all humanity.
Muddier shades of pink can indicate emotional imbalance. It’s possible that the person gives too much and in doing so, is sacrificing their own needs.
Purple in an aura indicates that a person is integrating the physical plane and the spiritual plane. It shows a blending of heart and mind.
Purple can also mean a sense of leadership.
Purple indicates intuition, a strong imagination, an ability to visualise and a connection to the world of dreams. So, it’s not surprising that people with purple in their aura are often able to lucid dream and astral travel.
Purple is also an indicator that the person has other psychic abilities.
Red is a strong color associated with basic, primal urges. It signals a connection to the earth, vital energy and enthusiasm for life on the earth plane.
People with a lot of red in their aura have a zest for life and a desire to do well and succeed in this world.
Muddier shades of red can indicate anger that the person is holding deep inside. They view this anger as a necessary protective mechanism for their survival on this plane.
Yellow is one of the easiest aura colors to see.
Yellow around the hairline can indicate spiritual development, growing wisdom, new ideas, intellect and mental clarity.
It’s the colour of happiness and optimism and is an indicator of psychic abilities awakening .
Muddier shades of yellow may show that the person is prone to being too critical, too analytical and over-thinking.
You need to be a little careful when you’re attempting to interpret aura colours.
It’s helpful to remember that when you’re seeing the aura colours of other people, you’re seeing this through your own aura and therefore through your own colours.
So there’s a possibility that what you are seeing is a blend of your own colour and the other person’s colour.
For example, if your aura colour is predominantly blue and the other person’s colour is predominantly red, you may be seeing purple in the aura of the other person – because blue and red create purple.
Here’s a basic colour wheel to show which colours are produced when primary colours are mixed.
Bear these colours in mind. Most of the time, your brain makes an adjustment and ignores your own color, but sometimes it may not.
If you’re in any doubt, remember to ask your Guide for help.