In New Age beliefs, auras refer to fields of color that radiate around people or objects like a cocoon or halo. The color of these auras are created by our soul’s vibrations or chakras. The thoughts or moods of a person can also affect the color of our aura.

These auras are not to be confused with visual auras that occur because of disorders like migraines, epilepsy, or brain and visual disorders. In those cases, the auras are symptomatic of a physical disorder. Spiritual auras, on the other hand, surround us all, though must be analyzed by a person who is able to see them.

There is no scientific evidence to support the claims of aura analysts. Different analysts “see” different colors, and disagreements are common. Even when analysts see the same colors, they often disagree on the interpretation of those colors – red may mean passionate love to one analyst, and rage to another.

For these reasons, and others, the study of auras is generally classified as a pseudo-science, one with no basis in fact. In scientific tests, aura analysts repeatedly failed to distinguish between a mannequin and an actual person. James Randi has offered a $1 million reward to anyone who proves the ability to reliably detect auras, but so far this prize remains unclaimed.

Aura analysts believe that the color of your aura can reveal important information about your nature. Some will offer advice on balancing your aura, since imbalances are believed to cause physical or psychological problems.

Here are some common colors of auras, along with their meanings:

Red represents a range of powerful emotions, from anger to passion, sensuality, strength, and even tenacity and willpower. Darker reds may indicate an impulsive person with a quick temper.

Orange is the color of warmth, of maternal feeling. People with orange auras are said to be emotional and creative. Golden tones indicate self-control; muddier oranges are related to vanity and pride.

Green auras belong to natural healers, those who have a special empathy for other people and animals. They radiate love and calmness, though dark shades can indicate jealousy or uncertainty.

Blue auras surround quiet, spiritual teachers and healers. Blue is a calming color, though may also suggest moodiness. Those who have found their true calling in life are said to emanate a deep blue aura.

Violet auras surround people who are searching for life’s purpose. Often, they are psychics, clairvoyants, healers, and religious teachers. Those who face great obstacles in life may show a deeper shade of violet. This may also be a color of sexual frustration.

Pink indicates a person capable of great love and deep friendship. These people are compassionate, and love beauty in all forms. Darker shades may indicate an immature personality.

White is usually the first color seen in any aura. If it is the predominant color, it indicates truth and purity.

So, does all this talk about auras make you wish you could see your own? Well, now there’s a way to find your aura color online (though most people have many different colors in their aura, this will help you to find your own. Have fun!

For another point of view, and in-depth analysis by a published and well respected authority on aura colors and their many meanings, go to the website of Pamala Oslie [1]. You can take an aura color test here [2] to determine what your own “Life Colors” are. Most people have many different bands of color in their auras. When you answer the questions, your predominant personality traits will reveal your life colors.