What the Aura Looks Like
Rev. Simeon Stefanidakis
Here is an aura drawing which I did for a gentleman.
Notice the swirling colors.
The clairvoyant will often see symbols -- or thought forms -- within the
aura, such as the cross in this drawing, indicating a strong Christian or
To the clairvoyant, the aura
appears as an egg shaped swirl of light and energy encircling the
individual. In the average individual, it is somewhat symmetric in shape,
with a constantly changing and swirling color pattern. It extends anywhere
from twelve to eighteen inches from the periphery of the physical form; the
first 3/4-inch to one-inch being somewhat clear and vibrantly iridescent in
The aura reflects certain
aspects of the individual. It reflects the general health and vitality of
the person, the over all, as well as current, emotional state of the
person, the mental and psychological patterns exhibited by the individual,
and the spiritual nature of the soul and spirit.
Therefore, depending upon
these various factors, the aura can be vibrantly expansive and full of the
most beautiful pastel shades of color, or it can be very tightly knit to
the body, with a murky and almost threatening appearance to it.
If the individual tends to
respond to the higher prompting of the Spirit, the aura will tend to flare
outward toward the top, indicating a strong connection with the higher
aspects of life. If the person reacts more to the lower nature, the aura
will appear to be somewhat bottom heavy, indicating that there is a strong
connection to the earthly or lower side of life.
It is important to state that
it is not the colors appearing within the aura that reflect the general
nature of the soul, but rather the quality and clarity of the colors.
Colors have both a positive and a negative aspect to them.
It is always tricky business to
offer a categorical analysis of what the various colors within the aura
mean; people's feelings and interpretations of what they perceive within
the aura vary quite a bit. I agree with W.E. Butler, when he states in his
book How To Read the Aura:
"I have found that almost every person who develops
psychic vision tends to have his own individual meaning which he attaches
to the colors he sees, and for him these meanings are correct. Another
psychic may well have a different set of meanings, and for him these may
also be correct.
"The trouble arises
when an attempt is made to enforce a system which shall be true to all. It
can be done, and in certain occult schools it is done, but it takes a lot
of hard work."
There does, however, seem to
be consensus of opinion and feeling regarding the major colors within the
human aura. Ancient wisdom has been a tremendous source of insight here.
Having said this, I share with you what my experiences in working with the
human aura have revealed to me. I offer this table of color analysis only
as a guideline in your quest for meaning and interpretation of the aura.
A Brief Guideline to Color and the Aura -
Red generally indicates the status of physical life, or
the personality. Its presence, in abundance, within the aura reflects a
person who is more objective, earthy, mundane, and personal in nature. In
a positive state, red indicates the presence of an energizing and
vitalizing force which tends to drive the individual in his or her
earthly affairs. It also denotes the higher aspect of love and sexuality.
In its negative state, red signifies anger (expressed or repressed), an
over-zealous drive to succeed, and unbalanced energies of love-sexuality.
Orange is a blend of red and yellow. It is the true
color of the sun. Its presence within the aura signifies creativity,
preservation, and regeneration. An abundance of radiant orange indicates
a person who could be an excellent magnetic healer. The positive shades
indicate thoughtfulness, consideration, and a constructive use of
creative consciousness. Negative shades indicate laziness, repression,
aggressive sexuality and destructive consciousness.
Yellow is the color of the intellect. How it blends
with other colors, especially red and orange, indicates how one's
intellectual prowess is used: either in a positive and constructive
manner; or in a negative and destructive manner. Where yellow is seen
coming from above, it indicates a more inspired mental consciousness.
When it is seen flooding the lower half of the aura, it indicates more
mundane and analytical thought. When yellow is murky in color, blended
with brown, gray, or black, it indicates a person who uses the power of
mind for evil intents; i.e., black magic. When blended with murky green,
it indicates resentment and jealousy.
Yellow is a rather
significant color, because it lies midway within the personality (please
note, not the complete) color spectrum of red-orange-yellow-green-blue. A
person's mind-consciousness is, in many ways, his or her identity stamp.
Yellow can be tinged by red, to make orange; thus, the person uses his or
her mental faculties for more earthly and mundane affairs. Yellow can
also be tinged with blue, to make green, indicating a person who uses his
or her mental faculties in a more subjectively inspired manner.
Green is midway within the color spectrum; therefore,
it is the color of balance and harmony. It is also the color of the soul,
reflecting the fact that the soul is the liaison between the spirit and
the earthly/bodily personality. Because green is midway in the color
spectrum, it can very easily be "influenced" by higher and
lower aspects of the person. When green is "dragged down"
within the aura and appears murky, it indicates a person who is rather
jealous of what others have, possessive, selfish, cunning, and
manipulative. "Green with envy" is a truism,
based on the aura. A very murky green indicates chronic depression. When
illumined from above, it denotes a person who seeks to expand his or her
own, as well as the general, sense of individuality; one who is well
balanced, sympathetic, and compassionate.
Blue is the color of spiritual power, higher mental
and psychic faculties, and the subjective mind. It is difficult to assess
blue, because most people find all shades of this color to be rather
beautiful. However, there are negative aspects to blue which indicate
self-imposing struggle, a sense of martyrdom, and melancholy. For the
most part, although not always, the presence of blue within the aura is a
positive statement. Its lack within the aura says as much as its
presence. This is generally true of the higher colors of blue, indigo,
violet, and white.
Indigo is blue with a small amount of clear red. The
red in indigo intensifies the blue and gives it greater power. Indigo
indicates a rather high degree of selfless spirituality. Its presence
within the aura denotes a person who is earnestly seeking spiritual
truth, for positive and selfless ends. Its absence within the aura speaks
as loudly as does its presence.
Violet is blue, mixed with
the higher vibrations of rose pink (indicative of love). Violet denotes an
even higher aspect of spirituality and selfless love. The aura of a
master is said to be violet, turning to lavender (because of the influx
of white). In essential nature, violet borders on the cosmic. Its
presence appears only when the individual has made serious commitment to
some spiritual and/or humanitarian cause AND is guided by higher
consciousness in that commitment. Violet and indigo are colors of the
soul's body (also known as the causal body) and require many lifetimes of
selfless study and service in order to appear within the aura.
To digress, an interesting
note to violet is this: people love to project violet light or thought
rays to others. Violet is a powerful color, which should never be
projected to an individual in excess. Why? Because it can awaken higher
centers of consciousness and energy, before the individual is spiritually
prepared for such centers to be awakened. This can have an adverse effect
by causing depression and severe melancholy. Use violet with care,
moderation, and patient understanding.
Brown generally mixes with and influences the shading
of other colors. Its presence reflects some negative condition. It is
generally seen mixing with and tingeing red, orange, yellow, green, and,
on occasion, blue. It never shades the colors of indigo, violet, or
Just as cold is merely the absence of heat and,
therefore, not a real force unto itself; black is the absence of all
color and, therefore, indicates the absence of life and the shadow caused
by turning away from God and blocking the light. When it is found within
the aura, as a shadow, it indicates a blockage of some kind. When it is
found as genuine black, it indicates the presence of some degree of evil.
Evil seeks to block the active presence of good. Please be very careful
in your interpretation of this color.
White is the perfect color; for it is all color, in
perfect balance and harmony. It is the color of the awakened Spirit; the
light of perfection; the light of the Christ and Buddhic consciousness.
It is also the Divine Light. White never originates and emanates from
within the human aura; it is always received, through the top of the
head, into the aura, where it clarifies, purifies, and glorifies all the
colors, created within that aura, and makes them appear as a glistening
rainbow of light and energy.
Just a brief note on color
shades: as stated earlier, it is not so much the color appearing within the
aura which reflects a positive or negative condition; but, rather, the
shade of color. Soft, pastel shades generally indicate a positive
condition, while dark, murky, and muddy shades tend to indicate a more
Two of this Series:
Healing With Color and the Aura.
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