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Mastering Aura Reading: 10 Essential Techniques

Head and shoulders photograph of Rozalia Kieliszkiewicz
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Every living thing is made up of energy. As a result, all of nature, including plants, animals, air, and humans, emit specific radiations in the form of colors. These colors are known as auras and can be felt, seen, tasted, or even smelled.

Humans are born fully equipped with astral and other subtle bodies. These bodies are visible to people who develop their psychic awareness to perceive the aura surrounding every living thing.

An aura is composed of cosmic substance; each layer manifests as a non-physical body. There are seven layers; the Etheric Body, Emotional Body, Mental Body, Astral Body, Etheric Spiritual Body, Celestial Body, and Ketheric Body. 

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1. Cleanse Your Aura

Whether it be your environment, clothes, body, mind, or spirit, it is essential to clean up your space. You want to feel at ease, clean, and healthy.

Drink lots of water, eat healthily, and avoid negative people to ensure your aura is clear, bright, and stable. In addition, this practice will enhance your ability to perceive others' aura and even your own.

2. Activate Your Third Eye

To recognize the subtle energies of the universe, such as auras, you need to activate your third eye. You can receive an activation from a reiki master or ask for spiritual support as you work on decalcifying your pineal gland.

Activating your third eye will help with wisdom and seeing through material energies into the ethereal. Start slowly by focusing on your forehead daily, allowing animations to come through without judgment.

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3. Protect Your Auric Field

Creating a protective shield from negative vibrations is essential as you become aware of your auric field. You can do this by closing your eyes, clearing your mind, and setting the intention that your spiritual ancestors and guides protect you.

Imagine a protective clear white or gold orb surrounding you as you connect to your auric field and bring it tightly around you. Use this practice when surrounded by large crowds of people.

4. Pay Attention to Your Perceptions

As you learn to read auras, you will understand there's more to it than "seeing" the aura. How you perceive it depends on the senses that come most naturally to you.

Learn to identify what you are feeling, what kind of emotion you perceive, where on your body you feel it, and what your senses tell you. Reading auras takes all five senses, so take the time to perceive your aura through all your senses and keep practicing.

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5. Understand Your Chakras

Before you can understand auric colors, their locations, and the layers surrounding the physical body, you must first understand your chakras. Your seven chakras need to be balanced to emit healthy auric layers.

If one chakra is out of balance, you can trust that this will create a scattered auric field prone to spiritual toxins, attacks, holes, and chaos. Therefore, focus on meditating on all seven chakras daily for at least 10 minutes a day. 

6. Understand the Seven Auric Layers

The seven auric layers are associated with each chakra in the body and the planets in the cosmic sky. For example, the astral layer 6-12 inches away from the skin is connected to the heart chakra and the planet Venus and determines how that person loves, their healing abilities, personal fulfillment, and how they adapt to change.

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7. Train Your Eyes

Your eyes require stronger concentration to see the less visible traces of an aura. The aim is to improve your peripheral vision to pick up on subtle energetic vibrations.

Start by focusing on an image for at least 60 seconds a day. Then, as you become more focused, learn to zero in on a person for 60 seconds a day. This practice will train the brain's left and right hemispheres to communicate with each other, enhancing your perception. 

8. Concentrate on the Person's Head

In some cultures, the forehead is an invitation to read a person's state of mind, health, personality, and mood. Practice by slowly closing and opening your eyes while looking at the person's head. Ensure the person is in front of a white wall away from colors and patterns to prevent auric pairing.

As you focus, the vision of their aura will extend toward the ceiling and the back of the wall, making the whole body visible. Use your peripheral vision rather than your direct vision to interpret the auric layers and their characteristics.

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9. Don't Force It

It is essential not to overanalyze and stay optimistic about what you perceive. Focus on following through without forcing what comes up and recognize that the colors are only the beginning.

Try verbalizing what comes up, and define it, as it will help enhance your intuition. As you continue to focus, the colors can combine, change, and grow stronger or brighter as you read. As you practice reading an aura, the colors and shapes can start to define a person's timeline or story. 

10. Learn the Meaning of Aura Colors, Shapes, and Textures

Knowing a person's actual auric nature without the façade they portray in everyday life will come naturally as you learn the meaning of aura colors, shapes, and textures.

Suppose you see a clean, bright blue aura evenly distributed with a touch of gold. This individual's energy portrays a religious but advanced spiritual, charismatic, balanced, flexible, and healthy individual. On the other hand, if you see a dirty or smoky grey color, this person may be unwell and surrounded by negativity.

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Can You See Your Aura?

Reading someone's aura can determine the state of their physical and mental health, emotions, personality, and characteristics. Over time, aura readings can give you the ability to work with your astral body by increasing your psychic awareness, opening you up to hidden subtle energies.

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Head and shoulders photograph of Rozalia Kieliszkiewicz
Rozalia is a Holistic Health and Spiritual Writer who writes for Top10.com. In addition, she is a professional Spiritual advisor trained in Tarot Divination, Astrology, Reiki Healing, and Dream Analysis. Her background as a Nutritionist and Fitness Trainer allows her to look at the whole Body, Mind and Spiritual Connection.