Merry meet to all!
Thanks again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Cat Magick
Blessed by feline-kind (and with all the
fur-nomenal puns behind us ) it’s time to be aware and learn how to read the room… and all those in it.
Can you sense things that go unnoticed by others? Are you able to pick up someone’s vibe immediately when you meet them? Or perhaps you see a haze, colors, or lights around other people?
While there is some technology (such as cameras that capture auras), the easiest and most traditional way to see auras is through learning a method and seeing them for yourself!
Whether it’s a visual sight or with a deeper sense- you may have gift of being able to read auras.
Source: Aura Photography
What is an aura?
The word “aura” stems from Greek, and in both Greek and Roman mythology, there was a minor deity with the name Aura who was associated with the breeze and flow of wind.
From Wikipedia: Aura (Mythology)
Everywhere we go, we perceive other people’s energy on the auric field. To put it simply, an aura is a vibrant ray of color composed of energy that flows around living things. Stemming from the Greek word for “breeze,” our auras indicate our moods, emotions, and overall vibe.
From Oprah Daily: Aura Colors and Meanings
What do auras look like?
While some say auras have seven different layers, neither Firester nor Hanekemp see them that way. Similar to the rainbow-hued aura portraits, they see them as splotches of colors around people. And just like each reader sees auras differently, they also might see different colors and interpret them differently as well.
From Well and Good: What is an Aura?
Some may have the gift of sensing aura- either through seeing colors or sensing something beyond the physical plane- since childhood . Others may begin to see auras at any point in their life .
While some have a natural ability for aura reading, those who have not done so before don’t need to worry- as it is possible to learn how to read auras
This week’s challenge is all about exploring aura readings- so are you ready?
It’s… CHALLENGE TIME!
Reading auras comes naturally to some but can be learned by others. No matter if you are a beginner or an aura-reading pro, feel free to use the following suggestions to help you get a sense for this challenge.
Here are just a few ways that you might approach this challenge:
If you’ve never done it before, why not give aura reading a try! You can find your own aura or examine the aura of someone else. There are many guides out there for reading auras.
→ How to Read an Aura- a quick guide on YouTube:
Note that different methods may or may not work for different people- and building any new skill takes time! If you’d like to learn how to read auras, it is recommend that you experiment and practice with different methods to find one that works best for you.
Some aura readers see colors or layers of colors around people- and each colors carries a different meaning.
Some Aura Color Meanings:
Note that individual readers may associate different meanings with different colors- trust your instincts and impressions as you read!
This shows a well-balanced personality, one that is calm and open to possibilities. White is the rarest of all aura colors.
Gray auras can show skepticism and uncertainty about others. They often see the glass half empty.
A brown aura often denotes a selfish persona.
A black aura can show a dark energy which is often pessimistic and unkind.
Passions run high with those who have a red aura, as they live by their desires and emotions.
Creativity is key for those who have an orange aura. Their artistry brings peace to them.
Those with yellow auras are high energy and exude optimism.
–>More color meanings can be found at the source: Aura Colors and Meanings
For those who are interested in the magickal meanings of colors, you can explore more color meanings and other magickal color interpretations in Color Magick Correspondences and the previous Color Magick Challenge
Do you consider yourself to be an Empath? For many, reading auras is closely tied with the abilities of an Empath- as seeing auras and expericing the emotions of those around you both rely on being aware and sensitive to your environment.
Oftentimes Empaths are Aura Readers (and vice versa)- but this isn’t always the case!
For this challenge, feel free to explore auras through the eyes of an Empath- feeling, sensing, and even taking on the emotions and energy of those around you. There are benefits but dangers too- so be sure to practice carefully and shield yourself as necessary!
Some believe that auras can take on negative energy or be influenced by outside forces.
There are many ways to cleanse and/or purify yourself. Here are few to consider:
→ Cleansing with Palo Santo
There are as many ways to approach this challenge as there are colorful auras out there- feel free to be creative!
Click here for notes about challenge inclusivity
All witches are welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you!
That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a shout-out, you will have to share your experience with the forum.
To enter this challenge, please share:
- Your experience exploring aura readings
For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new thread in the forums.
Note : If you choose to create a new thread, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post so that I can easily find it- thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, August 17th at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time Zone)
( 2021-08-17T05:00:00Z )
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given.
A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice
And for those new to challenges- welcome! Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
If you peer beyond what most eyes can see, in colors and sensations you may find true clarity!
Happy aura readings and blessed be!