Have you ever met someone for the first time and felt attracted to them almost immediately? Sure, you could attribute it to charisma and charm, but this feeling can be a sign that your aura colors are compatible.
Auras, the small electromagnetic field emitted by all living things, are believed to reflect our emotional, mental, and spiritual health. “Even if we don’t realize it, it encapsulates us,” Aura Weaver’s Charlie Watts told TODAY.
In some ways, auras are similar to zodiac signs – except they only focus on the current moment, not the future. However, auras are not inherently good or bad. In fact, they simply reflect who you are as a person and where you are in life – even if you haven’t come to terms with it yet.
“Knowing your aura can be a powerful way to connect with yourself and your ideas,” professional aura reader Susanna Merrick told TODAY. “It’s our way of understanding ourselves from the outside so we can have a deeper understanding of what we want from the inside.”
Auras are usually a mixture of colors, but one hue can be dominant and remain constant throughout your life. “Some colors are always with us that I refer to as our ‘native’ colors,” Merrick added. “This energy makes up our personality and reflects our essence as people.”
Because your energy, mood, and thoughts are in constant flux, your aura colors can vary from week to week, day, or even hour. Remember: Auras are unique to each person. This means that in the midst of major life changes, some people see a serious shift in their aura colors (think: changing jobs or dating someone new), while others don’t.
How to find your aura colors
While there are many personality tests that claim to help identify a person’s aura colors, Merrick recommends leaving it to the professionals for the most accurate reading. Begin by meeting with an experienced aura reader “who has the ability to see and disrupt these energetic colors,” or have your aura photographed by a professional.
Aura Weaver, an aura photography company founded by Watts, offers 15- to 30-minute sessions — in a traveling yurt, no less. People place their hands on bio-feedback sensors and two minutes later their aura is printed on Polaroid film. From there, the “aura weavers” explain the meaning behind each color so you can better understand how they affect your life.
Aura colors and their meaning
Put simply, understanding your aura colors can help you work out your strengths and identify areas for improvement.
Get to know yourself on a spiritual level by learning about the colors that show up in your aura reading. Then encourage your friends, family members, and future dates to do the same so you can see how you fit together.
Red is the color of our root chakra, which is designed to develop during our first seven years of life to give us the skills we need for survival and security. It makes perfect sense since Watt says people with red auras tend to be passionate, confident, strong, and brave—all traits that are more natural to some than others.
“Just like color psychology, red is about being seen,” Merrick said. “When this is in your aura, you feel safe so you can be the center of attention.”
If you don’t see red in your aura, it could mean, according to Merrick, that “you’re working on building your confidence and reclaiming your own self-esteem in the spotlight.”
Orange is connected to our sacral chakra, making it a source of creativity, intimacy, and self-expression. People with orange auras tend to be creative problem solvers who are not afraid to take risks. Because of this, Merrick says adrenaline-pumping sports and activities are in her wheelhouse.
“Orange is about being bold, having the guts and showing yourself,” she added.
If orange is noticeably absent from your aura, it could mean that you are about to make a major life change. While you may see this change as a risk, Merrick assures that it will “definitely pay off if you take the plunge.”
Yellow is associated with our solar plexus chakra, and people with an aura in this happy hue tend to work hard and find joy in everyday life. As Merrick puts it, they are “the sunshine we all need.”
People with yellow auras literally light up the room. “This aura is the highest frequency, and most people feel it without seeing it,” Merrick said.
According to Merrick, anyone without yellow in their aura needs to reconnect with their inner child in order to add more playfulness to their lives.
Because green is associated with the heart chakra, people with green auras love hard and work harmoniously with others. Relationships aside, they are often goal oriented in all areas of their lives and thrive on structure and systems. “Breaking the rules is hard for you, but it’s okay to let go once in a while,” Merrick said.
If green isn’t in your aura, Merrick says, it could be a sign that you need to manifest something — love, a career change, friendships, anything. Be clear about what you want to happen and start making plans, because that’s what people with green auras are best at.
Similar to green, the color pink is associated with the heart chakra. Key Difference: People with pink auras don’t take themselves too seriously at work—but that doesn’t mean they don’t work hard. They are loyal (sometimes to a fault) and put their friendships and family above all else.
Merrick adds that those with pink auras tend to be “free spirits, unashamed of what enlightens them.”
If there’s no pink in your aura at all, Merrick says it could mean you need to embrace your caring side or heal relationships with the people in your life. Her recommendation: lots of self-care and self-love.
A perfect blend of pink and red, magenta auras tap into someone’s spiritual side. As Watts puts it, people with magenta auras are “heart-centered, motivated, grounded, and inspirational.”
Blue is related to the throat chakra, meaning people with blue auras tend to be trusted friends, good communicators, and truth tellers. Because they’re often willing to devote their time and energy to others, Merrick warns that blue aura people should “find balance” and “be careful not to give their energy away to everyone.”
But sometimes the color is an indicator that healing is needed. “Often we see sadness as a bad thing, but it can bring us deep wisdom if you’re willing to come out and feel our feelings,” Merrick said. “Blue in your aura may just be a simple reminder that it’s time to heal.”
The color purple, often associated with royalty, is associated with the crown chakra. People with purple auras tend to be visionaries, having grand visions not only for themselves but for humanity as a whole. Spirituality may be important to them and they do not take the idea of manifestation lightly. “They want to see nothing but a world where change and innovation can thrive,” Merrick said.
The presence of purple can be a sign that something big is coming your way. “Use that energy around you to create a vision for what you want next,” Merrick added. “Don’t be afraid to claim your dreams and put yourself out there.”
White auras, technically associated with the crown chakra, are considered a symbol of purity and heightened spirituality. According to Watts, people with white auras are “inspirational, wise, energetic, positive, and protective.”
A bright white aura is one thing, a cloudy one is another: if your aura is on the gloomy side, it may mean you have to wait for the fog to lift before continuing.
Get to know (and love) yourself.