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Auras & Chakras

The Human Aura & Color

Auras and ChakrasIn this article, taken from Training To See Auras, Robert Bruce looks at the human aura and how it interacts with other colors.

The human aura is very sensitive to color. It reacts to the colors of clothing worn and to the colors of it's surrounding area.

Color affects the subtle flow of energies within the energy body. This accounts for our strong natural likes and dislikes, when it comes to choosing the colors we wear, and those that surround us.

This sensitivity varies, from person to person, depending upon how sensitive they are and how sensitive their aura is.

Women, generally, have more delicate and sensitive auras than men. They are, therefore, far more sensitive to the effects of color, than men are. Color can have a strong effect on a very sensitive person. If they wear a color that clashes too badly with their aura, it can make them physically ill.

The effect of color on the emotions is well known. Wall colors are carefully chosen, in hospitals and other institutions, to calm agitated people and put them at ease. Soft pastel shades of pink and blue are the most frequently used colors for this, because of their well-known calming effect.

Basic Hue Clasification

The basic hue of an aura is it's dominant color. This is the most visible color of the multiple energies generated by all the chakras (mixed together) creating a general, overall color. There are, of course, many different colors in any person's aura, but the basic hue is usually seen first.

Many people suggest that people can be classified, as being a particular type of person, by the basic hue of their aura.

For example:



Red Sensuality, vitality, raw energy
Orange Emotion.
Yellow Personality power, mental power, intellect
Green Spirituality, love, affinity with nature, natural healer
Blue Highly spiritual, religious, natural teacher, healer
Violet Very highly spiritual, psychic, clairvoyance, religious, teacher and healer
Gold Highly advanced spirituality and psychic abilities - an adept

I have found this method of classification to be both unfair to the person being classified, and extremely misleading. The basic meanings of the individual colors are well known - as above. I find the human aura to be such a complex and changeable engine, it just cannot be classified in such a simple way.

For example: if a person, with a predominantly blue aura, is experiencing an emotional crisis, their aura will be flooded with large patches of orange. This is a temporary state only, and once the crisis is resolved, their aura will revert to it's natural blue.

There are so many things that can temporarily change the appearance of an aura - sometimes just for an hour or more. Devotional worship, for example, generates high minded feelings and deep spiritual love. An unstable, emotional, dominant and violent person, who's aura is, say, naturally red and orange, with streaks of black in it - can generate higher spiritual colors, during worship. These will temporarily flood their aura, giving them the appearance (to auric sight) of being a very spiritual person - but hiding their "true colors" and hence, their true nature.


Jock: Jock was a young man I knew, several years ago. He was an extremely vital, sensitive man, but was very unstable, having a lot of problems. Jock was a deep thinker, and we would often expound upon the meaning of life and the nature of the universe, together. At times like this I would often see a lovely spiritual blue, surrounding him.

Now, once Jock had a few drinks in him (alcohol), he could become extremely aggressive, violent and dangerous - at the drop of a hat. At times like this, I would see his aura change dramatically, in moments, to a bright, angry red, with big orange patches and black streaks in it. Not a trace of his original blue aura would remain. This, red, orange and black color, would stay with him, until he calmed down completely and sobered up.

Dan: Dan was an old friend of mine, with a naturally green aura. When Dan has a problem, his mind goes into overdrive, trying to find a solution to his problem. His aura then changes to bright yellow, flooding strongly through his aura. This reverts to it's original green, very quickly, once he has found a solution. I have often observed this, while playing chess with him. Every time he gets into a sticky situation, his aura floods yellow.

Gardening: When I have been gardening - having a lot of physical contact with plants - the aura around my hands and forearms changes to a lovely green. This green fades away a few hours later. Close contact with plants seems to have an effect on the energy body. Maybe this is where the old saying comes from "Having a green thumb" - for gardening.

These examples demonstrate the changeable nature of the human aura, in a very general way. An aura is a variable reflection of the energy activity going on within a person. This reflection is detected by the brow centre of the observer, and interpreted, as colored bands of light, by the sight centre of their brain. Health, mood, emotion, strong thoughts, drugs, and other influences, stimulate many different energy patterns in the primary and secondary energy centres. These different patterns change the overall quality of the energy being reflected into the aura. This generates many different colors - which changes the auras dominant colors.


It is impossible to get a clear view of an aura through clothing. The auric colors given off by any colored clothing react with the wearer's aura. This causes interference that blocks and changes the natural flow of energies within an aura. For example: a blue shirt will flood the wearer's natural aura with yellow - changing it's appearance.

Even neutral colored clothing will block and dim an aura - making it dull and difficult to see. If, for example, you observe the aura of a person wearing a red shirt: their aura will contain a great deal of green. This shows why bare skin is best, in order to get a clear view of an aura.

When a colored material is worn, the band of color seen close to the material is the reverse auric color of that color. The aura's real colors will be seen building up from the outer edge of that color. The reverse auric color of the material, and the true colors of the living aura, affect each other - changing their natural colors.

Copyright © 1990 by Robert Bruce. This article was taken from Training To See Auras. Visit for more of Robert Bruce's work.



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Robert Bruce is an internationally respected mystic, hands-on metaphysical researcher and arcane experimenter.

For over 25 years, he has actively explored the mechanics, energetics and dynamics of all things considered paranormal - especially OBE; the human energy body, Kundalini, clairvoyance, healing, occult criminality and countermeasures, psychic attack and self-defense.

Born in England, Robert Bruce currently resides near Sydney, Australia.