Spiritual Colors: The Difference Between Auras and Chakras

Illustration explaining the difference between chakras and auras

To understand the meaning of spiritual colors, we must first understand the terms Auras and Chakras and their basic differences. The topic related to spiritual colors is simply too vast; one cannot explain Auras and Chakras in a simplified manner without taking up hundreds of pages. So in this guide, we will stick to the basics and try to simplify the concepts related to spiritual colors.

What Are Spiritual Colors Associated With Auras and Chakras?

Collage of people with different spiritual colors of their auras

Each of us is born with a set of spiritual colors. Spiritual colors are present even in the fetus while it is still developing in the womb.


Our physical body mainly consists of millions of cells, each of which is vibrating at a slow rate and giving off a certain amount of energy. Surrounding this physical body is another lighter and finer body of energy that vibrates at a greater rate than those of our cells. This constitutes our Aura. Thus, simply explained, the Aura is to our physical body what the atmosphere is to Earth.

The Aura can be defined as a field of energy or light that surrounds every physical body on this planet. Each and every individual on the Earth has an Aura that comes in various colors called the spiritual colors of the Aura. These spiritual colors vary based on the state the Aura is in. Auras are capable of showing diseases and lack of health or balance in an individual. The Aura can be considered as a ‘mirror’ that reveals our present mental, physical and spiritual state.


Like Auras, Chakras also come with specific spiritual colors. The word Chakra is derived from the Sanskrit language meaning spinning vortexes of energy. These vortexes or pools of energy lie inside our physical bodies. There are 7 main Chakras, each connected to a major organ and located along the spine. The Chakras are ‘power stations’ that are responsible for distributing the energy throughout the body.

The Auras and Chakras together constitute the spiritual colors of an individual. Both Chakras and Auras are vital to an individual’s health and well being. Both these channels of energy can get ‘clogged’ due to stress or illness and impact overall health. Certain forms of meditation, Reiki, Tai Chi and other sciences from across the world help relieve blocked Chakras and purify Auras to restore health and well being.

The Main Difference Between Auras and Chakras and Their Colors

Overview of Auras and Chakras and their colors

Some people are gifted with the sight of seeing Auras and Chakras. Expert Chakra seer Erin Pavlina classifies different personality types based on the Aura and Chakra colors in order to connect people to their ‘spiritual guides’. Erin mainly studies chakra colors of her clients in order to identify the roots of their problems. Doing so can help the individual maximize his/her potential and live a life full of happiness and well being.

According to Erin, the size, thickness and shape of the Auras and Chakras identify many things about a person. The stronger and more powerful the Aura, the more alluring or fascinating the individual is. An example she gives here is that of politicians and orators having strong abilities to pull crowds. Erin also goes on to describe the major difference between Auras and Chakras: the Aura colors change with one’s mood and intent, but the Chakra colors are more deeply anchored and remain constant. Only a major life event can change the color of one’s Chakras. Furthermore, Auras are on the outside, while Chakras are internal.

Next, we take a closer look at the main spiritual colors for Auras and Chakras.

Spiritual Colors of Auras

Aura layers chart with seven colored and labeled auric bodies

The spiritual colors indicated by one’s Aura reflect the personality traits of an individual. The Aura colors include:

  • Deep Red – Hard working, vitality, energy
  • Red – Sexuality, competitive spirit, winner
  • Orange – Adventure, business
  • Orange yellow – Academic, logical, scientific
  • Yellow – Sunny, energetic and creative
  • Green – Social, harmonious, teacher
  • Deep green – Goal oriented, good organizational skills
  • Blue – Caring, loyal, sensitive
  • Indigo – Calm, clear, artistic, introverted
  • Violet – Sensual, charismatic
  • Lavender – Fragile, imaginative, sensitive
  • White – Transcendent, spiritual and quiet

Spiritual Colors of Chakras

Illustration with spiritual colors of chakras and their meanings

Likewise, the spiritual colors of the Chakras also have specific meanings. The 7 Chakra colors tell the individual’s life story to the seer.

  • Crown Chakra – Violet – Associated with peace, wisdom
  • Third Eye Chakra – Indigo – Associated with intuition, devotion
  • Throat Chakra – Blue – Ability to verbalize
  • Heart Chakra – Green – Expression of love, soul/heart consciousness
  • Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow – Assimilation, digestion, motivation, goals
  • Sacral/Naval Chakra – Orange – Procreation and creativity
  • Base/Root Chakra – Red – Physical activity, emotional strength etc.

Knowledge of Chakras and Auras, as well as the individual’s spiritual colors, can help produce a more balanced energy through the body, which, in turn, helps maintain health, happiness and general well being.