How to See Auras: A Step-By-Step Guide

how to see auras

Do you want to learn how to see auras? How to see energy around your body? Learn how to see auras in 60 seconds with my easy step-by-step how to see auras for beginners method!

When I was little -maybe 8 or 9 years old- I read an article in one of my mom’s magazines about those energy fields around living beings that are called auras. 

It described how the halos around saints’ heads were actually their auras, and how auras are like light of different colors that we emit. 

The most fascinating thing was that -according to the author of the article- a person could train themselves to see auras.

“Oh wow”, I thought. “That sounds so cool!” 

So of course, I wanted to try for myself. 

I locked myself in the bathroom with the lights off (because the article’s author said you need to be in complete darkness in order to see your aura) and stared at the spot where my hand was (which I couldn’t actually see. Cause, you know, total darkness). 

I must have stayed there for 10 minutes or so, expecting to see a dark blue layer of light around my fingers (that was what the article said would happen). 

But nothing happened. 

So I tried again the next day, and the next. But no matter how many times I tried, I was never able to see a thing. 

Several years later, I finally found a much better and more effective way to see auras. A way which worked for me from day one. 

And every day I practiced, I would see more and more of it. 


So do you want to learn how to see auras? How to see energy around your body? 

Nowadays, this is the first thing I usually teach people who are curious about magic and anything metaphysical and want to experience something first-hand that will truly impress them.

There are many reasons why seeing auras is at the top of my list:

First of all, learning how to see auras is something that most (if not all) people can do with minimum training and effort.

Second, it isn’t a skill you need anyone else’s help to develop. You can easily practice how to see auras by practicing seeing your own aura around your hand first, before moving on to your pets or other people.

I personally believe that we probably all see auras all the time, we are just used to tuning the information out, the way a big part of stimuli from our environment is tuned out by our brain because it’s deemed non-important.

In addition to that, while seeing auras isn’t exactly a vital skill for magic –in fact I know many really successful magicians who have never seen an aura in their life- the way you need to focus (or more accurately, un-focus) your eyes to see an aura is the same type of gaze you need to scry successfully, as well as see spirits with your physical eyes.

Not only that, but I have noticed that the more someone trains in seeing auras, the easiest it is for them to see energy around other people. It also helps a lot if you want to learn how to see spirits in their environment when they aren’t even trying.

Last but not least, it isn’t very difficult to accomplish. You can learn how to see auras pretty fast!

So as you can see, there are way too many benefits one gets from something that doesn’t take longer than a few minutes of daily practice.

The following exercise is an easy way to see auras for beginners and more advanced practitioners alike.


  1. Pick a room with dim, soft lighting. Not totally dark because you’ll probably have a difficult time seeing aura in total darkness at first, but not very bright either because, again, it will probably be more difficult for you. Later, when you are able to easily see your own aura easily, you can start practicing in different conditions, but for now a room with soft light would be best.
  2. Pick a plain background (a white wall is a good choice).
  3. Hold your hand out (about arms’ length) against the background, with your fingers spread out.
  4. Now look at your hand, but don’t focus on any spot on the hand. Instead, focus in the area between two fingers. After a minute or two, you’ll start seeing a kind of wispy mist surrounding your fingers.At this point, you’ll be tempted to focus on it to get a better look at it. Don’t. If you focus on it, it will disappear and you’ll have to start all over again. Continue focusing on the area between the two fingers.You will probably blink at some point and what you were seeing will disappear. Don’t worry; this is normal and you will gradually stop having this problem as you practice because you’ll get used to this type of gaze and the whole process will go faster. Depending on your natural ability, you may see this turn into a mist that surrounds your whole hand, you may see it turn into a color or you may not get much more at all. If you don’t see much more than what originally appeared that’s ok; with a few days of practice you’ll get better at it and colors will start appearing. If you keep practicing, eventually you will be able to see different layers of colors extending quite a distance from your hand.

When you get the hang of it and you have also practiced the above exercise in different conditions, try seeing the aura around someone else’s body.

Have them stand against a plain background and focus on a spot above their shoulder.

If you don’t have someone to help you practice then you can use your image in the mirror for practice, again focusing on a spot above your shoulder.

If you have pets then you can try to see their aura too. It is generally easier to see an aura at first around someone who isn’t moving (because the movement will probably make you lose your focus or look at them directly instead) but if you keep practicing for an extended period of time (maybe a few months) you’ll be able to easily see any person’s aura within a few seconds.

When you feel ready, try using the same type of gaze to look not at a person or animal, but at an open space in nature.

This can be at a park, the woods or even your garden if you have one.

You may be surprised to see some of the spirits you share your garden with for the first time! If this surprises you or frightens you, remember: they were there all along; you were the one who couldn’t see them all this time!

Try it and leave a comment below to let me know how it went!

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Read also:

Aura Layers: What Are The Different Layers Of The Aura?

How To Read Auras: What Do Aura Colors Mean?


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Written by Scarlet