22 Aura Colors and Their Meanings: Learn How to Read Auras

Woman sitting outdoors near river with aura colors around her body

Every human being and animal have an aura around them. Some words that people use to describe auras are: “a vibe,” “a feeling,” or “energy.” This is not entirely correct, however, it is not that far off either. An aura is an energy field around both living and non-living beings, which has different colors in it. They can mean various things when located in different places around a person or an animal.

In this guide, we will take a closer look at what each individual aura color means. We will also study a few steps given by experts, that will help us see all the different aura colors around ourselves and others.

What Is an Aura?

Everything in the Universe is a constant flow of energy. Every atom, every electron, and each and every individual thought as well as our consciousness, are made of nothing but vibrations. Likewise, the aura is also an electro-photonic vibration in response to light.

Auras of living things consist of colors that change with time, consciousness etc. Even non-living things have an aura that is more or less fixed but can be changed by our conscious intent.

Why Do We Study Them?

The reason why we should all study aura colors is because each aura color has a very specific meaning which can tell us important things about ourself.

Expert seers, who are able to see aura colors (especially those around someone’s head), can actually ‘hear’ the thoughts of individuals even before they are verbally expressed. This way, aura colors can help detect if someone is lying.

Aura colors cannot be faked and they help us see an individual for what they really are. The colors of one’s auras can also help detect diseases, health imbalances, mental disorders and more.

Meaning of Different Aura Colors

Rainbow silhouettes of different human aura colors

There are predominantly twelve aura colors. Seven of those colors relate to the seven chakras of the human body. However, there are shades of the primary colors that bring the total number to more than twenty. Examples of this are found in pictures taken by aura capturing photography equipment.

Therefore, reading someone’s aura in depth can take some time to master, however, not if given the right information from the beginning. The best way to learn how to read anyone’s aura is by starting with understanding each color and the different shades that exist between them.

Primary Aura Colors

The primary colors of aura readings are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, purple, pink, silver, brown, black, and white. As stated above, the first seven colors are the chakra colors because they are associated with the body. They are as follows:

1) Red – Root or Base Chakra
2) Orange – Sacral Chakra
3) Yellow – Solar Plexus Chakra
4) Green – Heart Chakra
5) Blue – Throat Chakra
6) Indigo – Third Eye Chakra
7) Purple – Crown Chakra

While the remaining five colors have no connection to the human body, this does not take away from their significance. Here are the meanings of each aura color.

1. Red

Associated with the feelings of passion and sexual desires, when this color shows in a person’s aura, it means that they are grounded in their goals for life. A person with red in their aura is both emotionally and psychically grounded or balanced. Material wealth and spending is a fun game, and they hate to deny themselves the simple pleasures in life. Red symbolizes a zest for life.

2. Orange

An orange aura is signifying one’s happiness with their friends, family, and environment. A person with a lot of orange in their aura is quick to make and keep friends. Orange is the color of the Sacral Chakra, which is where one will hold their negative or positive emotions that are influenced by the relationships they have with others.

3. Yellow

A yellow aura signifies the inner happiness and balance that one has within one’s self. Therefore, it is the color of the Solar Plexus chakra. Yellow can also indicate a playful spirit, high self-esteem, a spiritual awakening, high intellect, or a pang of hunger for greatness.

4. Green

It will come as a surprise to many that green is the color of self-love and not pink, even though they both do have the same frequency levels. When green is present in one’s aura, it means two things: either they are in love with someone who balances them out, or they have a kind, loving heart. A loving kindness towards animals, plants, friends, family, and life in general, to be precise.

5. Blue

Blue is the color of communication; thus, it is the color of the throat chakra. A blue aura reveals someone who enjoys meditation, who is in a calm state, and who stands to protect the ones they care about. They are frequently a support system for their friends and family.

6. Indigo

Known to “see” into other people’s energies, the color indigo in an aura indicates someone who is in tune with their higher self. Indigo means one who searches for truths of the unknown and who can sense other people’s energies. It also reveals a power that one uses to see past the deceit that people try to pass as truth.

7. Purple

Purple is the highest level of all the chakra colors. Being the crown chakra color, people who have purple in their aura are intuitive, is the “view the larger picture” type of person, and love to guide others to their highest potential. They are often the artistic type.

8. Pink

As stated above, both pink and green vibrate on the same frequency level. However, a pink aura shows one who is happy and in harmony with those who are around them. Someone who has this aura can often be gentle, be it to others or themselves.

9. Silver

Silver is the color of abundance, which can mean that the person is coming into spiritual or material wealth.

10. Brown

This color should be taken as a warning for some as brown signifies the emotions of greediness and self-absorbedness.

11. Black

While it is not a “bad” aura color when black is present, it means that one has a large amount of built-up anger or grief inside them. It also means that they have not forgiven what has happened to them and is still holding onto that pain. This anger and suffering from the past or recent events can be held towards themselves or to other people. It can also symbolize ill health.

12. White

White is the color of energy protection, and when it is present in an aura, it means two things. The first is that the person is more concerned with spiritual matters done on this earthly plane, and the second is that they do not care so much for material possessions or needs. It can also symbolize a healthy individual.

Shades of Aura Colors

Besides the primary aura colors, there are shades of these main colors that will and do show up in the auras of people. Either seen by the naked eye or captured by a camera, it is essential to understand what some of these shades of colors mean for they can reveal more than you think.

Shades of Blue

13. Light Blue

Reveals someone with good communication, who is truthful, and one who is at peace with things going on around them.

14. Royal Blue

Shows someone is up for new adventures and who is deeply in touch with their spiritual side.

Shades of Red

15. Deep Red

Reveals someone who has an inner warrior spirit who can survive any circumstance thrown at them. They are well-grounded and are more realistic about most situations.

16. Dull Red

Shows someone who holds a tremendous amount of anger that they will need help letting go of.

Shades of Black

17. Gray

This color exposes the feelings of low self-esteem and depression. The person may have low energy levels and is filled with different levels of sadness and self-doubt.

Shades of Green

18. Emerald or Light Green

It is not unlikely that healers have this shade in their auras.

19. Dull Forest Green

This shade of green shows someone who has a lot of jealousy, resentment, and who believes they are never in the wrong.

Shades of Yellow

20. Bright Yellow

Someone who has a bright yellow aura is a playful spirit and may be going through a spiritual awakening.

21. Dark Yellow

Often seen in college and high school students. Anyone who is studying for higher education is under a lot of stress to get high test scores. This can be people who have lost the love of learning that they once possessed.

22. Lemon Yellow

Lemon yellow is the color of “fear of loss.” Be it the loss of love, career, or family. Being afraid of losing things that might be and are often out of our control.

How to See Aura Colors in Yourself

Illustration of glowing male hand with aura colors around it

There are in fact several ways you can read auras. The aura capturing camera is becoming more popular to have at fairs and spiritual stores. Many people love them due to their usability. It also has the added benefit of the client taking a picture of their own aura home with them.

However, this is how you see your aura colors without using a camera:

  1. Hold up your hand with the palm facing towards you against a solid background (preferably one with a white wall).
  2. Now soften your gaze as if you were staring at nothing in particular in the distance.
  3. Now take a look at your hand and especially the outline of the fingers.
  4. You should be able to see a clear outline or corona between the fingers. If you are facing difficulty with this step, try moving your hand a bit.
  5. It is important to move your hand into the right position in the peripheral vision.

Alternatively, you can stand in front of a full sized mirror, preferably with a plain background behind you and no shadows in the room. The room must be softly and uniformly illuminated – no bright lights.

Choose to stare at a single spot (preferably the middle of your forehead or on the brow chakra) for 30 to 60 seconds or longer. It is important that you concentrate and resist temptation to look around.

Now, look peripherally to analyze the surroundings without lifting your gaze from the brow chakra. The longer you concentrate, you will be able to see the differences in background colors near and farther away from you. These are your aura colors.

How to See Aura Colors in Others

Shining aura around body and bright rays of light

To see the aura colors in others, follow these steps:

  1. Stand about 10 feet from the individual.
  2. Gaze directly at the individual’s bridge of the nose.
  3. You should be able to have peripheral vision so that objects in the room are visible to you without the need to look directly at them.
  4. Move eyesight to the person’s forehead center. This will help you see the aura colors around the individual’s head.


The different aura colors denote thought, intentions and desire at a given point of time. They are representative of our True Spiritual colors at any given moment. The more colorful, clearer and brighter the aura; the stronger the person is spiritually. It also means a spiritually balanced and healthier individual owing to uniform distribution of energy in the body.

Auras can reveal a lot about a person. Be it about their character and their personality, or just how they are feeling with recent events, auras speak and tell the truth. They speak louder than words and speak from the soul.

Practicing for 10 to 15 minutes each day can help you develop “Auric sight” to see the aura colors in yourself and others.