People who read auras are looking at colour and breaks in the aura to interpret the person's physical and mental state, and to see whether the flow of energy needs healing. The clearer the colour is, the more positive the energy. Cloudy, murky or pale colours in the aura have a negative meaning. Breaks in the aura, or large dark patches, can mean the onset of a physical illness in that area of the body. The area nearest the body tends to refer to the person's physical state; the layer of the aura which is further away tends to refer to the mental or spiritual state. Different colours have different meanings as follows:
Positive: energy, activity, courage.
Negative: anger, repressed emotion.
Positive: confidence, optimism, independence.
Negative: indecision, low self esteem.
Yellow is the colour of the intellect and communication.
Positive: open, articulate, creative, enthusiastic.
Negative: secretive, dishonest, manipulative.
Positive: healing, nurturing, loyal, patient.
Negative: jealous, emotional dependency.
Justice, principles and ideals.
Positive: just, altruistic.
Negative: naïve, inflexible.
Spirituality and psychic awareness.
Negative: prone to day-dreaming.
Peacemaker, love, harmony.
Negative: sitting on the fence, no sense of direction, sees other people's point of views to the detriment of their own.
Synthesis of all colours. Spirituality - usually seen coming out of the crown of the head.
For instance, anger can be seen as red spikes in the aura. Cloudy or murky patches around the head can mean worries, or headaches.
Psychics can see people's auras, however you can learn how to see your aura using some exercises like sitting in front of a mirror in a dimly lit space and letting your vision go out of focus. Kirlian photography is a technique developed in Russia in the 1930s which shows auras on film.