What is an Aura?

Wendi Lady
5 min readFeb 21, 2022

And how can you see one?

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What is an Aura?

Aura is a word that comes from Latin and Greek that means “breath” or “air.” In physics, it means the glow or atmosphere surrounding an object.

Auras are said to be energy fields that surround all living things. According to popular belief, they are made up of colors and frequencies that correspond to different emotions, physical health, and spiritual states. Everyone has an aura, and you can learn to see them by quieting your mind and opening your eyes and heart.

Who Discovered Auras, and When?

Man has been seeing auras for thousands of years. References to them can be found in many ancient texts. Ancient Hindus believed that the aura was made up of energy called Prana, or life force and that this energy is what makes you alive. Buddhists believe that auric colors represent your karma or the good and bad things you’ve done in your life. There are many different cultures with different theories about what auras are, but one thing they all have in common is their belief that they exist.

Aura Colors and Their Meanings

There are basic aura colors, each of which corresponds to a different set of meanings. These basic colors can be modified by other colors that surround them or the way the light is cast on the entity. Here are some common aura colors and their most basic meanings:

Red: Passion, desire, courage.

Orange: Optimism, warmth, creativity.

Yellow: Intellect, confidence, wisdom.

Green: Nature affinity, balance with the environment.

Blue: Communication skills, intuition.

Indigo/Violet/Purple: High spiritual awareness, connection to the divine. (Learn more about the Indigo Children).

White: Purity, unity consciousness.

Black: Negativity, fear, confusion.

Grey: Depression or negativity that has been there for a long time.

Brown: Lack of self-esteem.

Pink: Creativity, nurturing, love.

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Wendi Lady

Wendi is a freelance writer with interests in esoteric topics and spirituality. Get a dose of magick in your inbox: https://wendilady.medium.com/subscribe