the Aura Looks Like
Rev. Simeon Stefanidakis
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 Christ-consciousness connection.
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 appearance.
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.
and the Aura
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:
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.
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 -
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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,
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.
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
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 white.
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.
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.
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 negative
Two of this Series:
Healing With Color and the Aura.
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