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A beginner’s guide to auras

Every living thing has an aura. It is the spiritual energy field that surrounds a living thing, and is where psychic readers focus on when giving you a reading. Your aura gives off a true representation of you and what is going on in your life – past, present and future. In this article, we are going to discuss what auras are, what auras may look like and how you can cleanse your own aura of any negativity and trauma. 

What is an aura?

Your aura is the natural energy field that surrounds the body in all directions – above, below and to the side of you. This is known as the auric field. Your personal auric field comfortably sits at around 2 inches away from your body – however, this may vary depending on how in tune you are with your own spiritual development. For example, a psychic or medium is able to expand and retract their own aura to allow them to connect to others more easily. 

Your aura is like a sponge – it absorbs everything about your life from your thoughts and feelings, experiences, and even what you’ve had for breakfast! Talented psychics are able to pick up on these pieces of information when giving you a reading. If you have ever felt a strong feeling about someone you have never met before, it is very possible that you are picking up these feelings from their aura. 

The human aura is made up of seven layers (or planes as they are also known); Physical aura plane, Emotional aura plane, Mental aura plane, Astral body aura plane, Etheric aura plane, Celestial aura plane and Causal aura plane. Read more about the different auric planes here.

How to see someone’s aura

Everybody has an aura, and everybody has the ability to see auras of some description. You may see a haze surrounding the body, similar to what you would see on a hot day just hovering above the road surface, or you may see colours, shadows, shapes or other imagery. Here are some steps on how you can start training your eye to see the auric field.

  1. Create a low light, relaxing setting.
  2. Ask the person you are reading, to stand in front of a light coloured wall and breathe slowly and deeply. It may help both of you to relax if they shut their eyes. 
  3. Soften your eyesight by gently looking above their right shoulder, and try to blink less than you would do normally. 
  4. After a couple of minutes, you should begin to see their aura appear. Once you are concentrating on it, you should be able to see it all around their body. 

As a rule, you should always use your own interpretation of what colours mean to you when reading someone’s aura. However, as a beginner, you may struggle with getting your intuition flowing. This article breaks down the different colours and anomalies that you may see within someone’s aura and what they could represent. 

How to cleanse your aura

Your aura is ever-changing from the different experiences and feelings you have each and every day. We all have bad or negative experiences at some point within our lives, and our auras can absorb this and sometimes will struggle to ever let that negativity go. By cleansing your aura on a regular basis, you will remove any unnecessary negativity from your auric field. 

Here are the best ways to cleanse your aura:

  • Use sage or palo santo to smudge yourself and your surroundings
  • Practice meditation (especially a chakra balancing one)
  • Be at one with nature
  • Consult with a healer such as a reiki practitioner or crystal therapist. 
Rachel Smith
Rachel Smith is a developing psychic medium and healer. She has a keen interest in spiritual and mental health and wellbeing. Rachel also works freelance as a copywriter and social media manager. She is passionate about animals and runs an animal website,

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