1. Use either a solid dark or white background, some prefer a dark one and some prefer a white one (at the present I prefer a white background). Now dim the lights, pull the curtains, or if it's dark outside then just turn on a dim lamp.
2. Now focus on the person, if there is no other person then you can practice on your own hand (I will use the hand as an example but you do the same with another person and you might find it easier to see their aura while looking at their head). While looking, don't stare directly at your hand, look just past it at the background (your hand is in your peripheral view now). Keep looking and you will see a slight glow fading out from your hand. (to make sure, if you think it's an after image just close your eyes until the image goes away then try again) after seeing the glow there will be a slight colored band form next your hand. That is the aura.
These are some interpretations of aura colors...
Note: If multiple colors are seen, the colors closest to the body reflect aspects of the person's physical condition.
Violet-White- Perfect Light indicating the combined presence of all of the healing colors within the Aura.
Violet- warmth and transmutation, the blending of the heart and the mind, the physical with the spiritual. Reflects independence and intuition, important dreams, and one who is searching. Purple shades often reflect an ability to calmly handle affairs well. Paler and lighter shades of violet and purple can reflect spirituality. The red-purple shades can indicate great passion and will-power. Darker and muddier shades can reflect a need to overcome something, shows intense erotic imaginations, and tendencies toward being overbearing, needing sympathy and feeling misunderstood.
White- Often seen prior to any actual colors.It has all colors within it, and when it does appear strongly within the aura, it is often in conjunction with other colors. It reflects truth, purity, and indicates that this person's energy is cleansing and purifying itself. It often reflects the discovering of greater creativity as well.
Indigo- represents our deep connection to Spirit. Thus, Indigo guides us to accept that we are seperate from our Source, teaches us to love unconditionally, and provides us with a vision of our full potential as human beings. Indigo also opens the Third Eye.
Red- rules the emotional body. Here is our sexuality, passion, fear and anger. It is the color of strong energy, fire and primal creative force. It is the life-promoting energy, hot and can indicate strong passion, mind and will. It is a dynamic color that can reflect anger, love, hate and unexpected changes. It can also indicate new birth and transmutation. It is a color that affects the circulatory system of the body, the reproductive system (sexual energy) and an awakening of latent abilities and talents. Too much red or a muddiness can reflect overstimulation, inflammation or imbalance. It may reflect nervousness, temper, aggression, impulsiveness or excitement.
Orange- is the color of warmth, creativity and emotions. It is an indication of courage,It is a color which can reflect an opening of new awareness-especially to the subtle realms (the astral plane) of life. joy and socialness. Depending on the shade, it can also indicate emotional imbalances and agitation. Some of the muddier shades of orange can reflect pride and flamboyance. It may reflect worry and vanity, too.
Yellow- is one of the first and the easiest aura colors to be seen. Pale yellow around the hairline can indicate optimism. Yellow is the color of mental activity and new sunshine. It can reflect new learning opportunities, lightness, wisdom and intellect. The more pastel shades often reflect wisdom and intellect, and enthusiasm for something. Yellow is a color which represents the power of ideas and awakening psychic abilities. Deeper and muddier shades of yellow can reflect excessive thinking and analyzing. It can reflect being overly critical, feeling unrecognized or unappreciated.
Green- is the color of sensitivity and growing compassion. It reflects growth, sympathy and calm. It can reflect a person who is reliable, dependable and open-minded. Bright green moving toward the blue spectrum in the aura indicate healing ability. It is a color of abundance, strength and friendliness. The muddier or darker shades of green can reflect uncertainty and can often reflect jealousy and possessiveness as well. It can indicate self-doubt and mistrust.
Blue- next to yellow, is one of the easiest colors to see in the aura. It is the color of calm and quietness. It reflects devotion, truth and seriousness. It can indicate the ability for the development of telepathy. The lighter shades of blue reflect an active imagination and good intuition. The deeper shades of blue can indicate a sense of loneliness, which on one level reflects a life-long quest for the Divine. The deeper shades of blue reflect levels of devotion. Royal blue shades indicate the person has found or is about to find his or her chosen work.The muddier shades of blue can reflect blocked perceptions. They can indicate rushing and worrying, domineering, fearfulness, forgetfulness and oversensitivity.
Pink- is a color of compassion, love and purity. It can reflect joy and comfort and a strong sense of companionship. When seen, it can indicate the quiet, modest type of individual, along with a love of art and beauty. Muddier shades of pink can also reflect an immaturity. It can reflect truthfulness or a lack of it. It can also reflect times of new love and new vision.
Gold- is a color that reflects dynamic spiritual energy and a true coming into one's own power. It reflects the higher energies of devotion and great inspiration and indicates a time of revitalizing. Muddier shades of gold can indicate the person is still in the process of developing higher inspiration and has not clarified it yet within their life.
Gray- is a color of initiation. It can indicate a movement toward showing great abilities. Those shades of gray that lean more toward the silver reflect an awakening of the feminine energies. Those are the energies and abilities of illumination, intuition and creative imagination. Darker shades of gray can indicate physical imbalances, especially if seen next to specific areas of the body. Much gray in the aura can indicate a person who is secretive and likes to be alone.
Brown- often appears. Although many people think of as reflecting a lack of energy or an imbalance, this is not always so. Brown is the color of the earth. When it shown itself in the aura, especially in areas above the head and around the feet, it can reflect new growth. It indicates establishing new roots and a desire to accomplish. It is a color that can reflect industry and organization. On the other hand, brown across the face or touching the head may indicate a lack of and need for discrimination. Brown is often difficult to interpret, as it can easily reflect problem areas in the physical, but you must be careful about jumping to conclusions when you see it. Feedback from the other person is the best means of understanding it.
Black- is one of the most confusing of colors. It can mean that person has secrets. Black is a color of protection. It is a color which can shield an individual from outside energies. When seen in the aura, it can mean that the person is proctecting themselves. There is nothing wrong with that, as long as it is not taken to extremes. Black can also indicate that a new understanding of burdens and sacrifices is going to manifest. It can also indicate imbalances. Physical imbalances often show up as black or darkened areas in the aura around the body.
Bursts- Sometimes seen within the aura are what look to be soft, sparkling bursts of light usually silver in color. They can indicate one of several things. Most of the time this is a sign of great creativity and fertility. When they appear, it can indicate that greater creativity is happening in the person's life.