What I Learned from Having My Aura Photographed


With the rise in popularity of aura photography, I’m sure you’ve seen at least one person post their’s on Instagram. As a kid, I used to giggle at the idea of an aura but between yoga and my previous experience of working in a holistic health center, my mind has been opened. All of that stuff that’s considered “woo-woo,” I not only probably know about it, but it’s also likely I’ve tried it first hand. I’ve had readings. I’ve done a Reiki session. I own sage, palo santo, and crystals. And now I’ve had my aura photographed too.


What is an aura?

An aura is a magnetic field that surrounds the body of a living creature. It expresses the essence of the individual through color. Different colors represent different qualities. While an aura can’t really be photographed directly, tools have been created to measure the energy you emit and create a visual representation of it.

Where did I get it done? 

Auraology, a Los Angeles based company, not only takes aura photographs, but was also the first company to offer animated auras. She came into a local store, Modern Mystic. Once I saw the offering in the store’s newsletter, I booked myself an appointment as a birthday gift.

How does it work? 

For a detailed description of Auraology’s equipment, I recommend checking out their website. They use digital technology instead of the usual polaroid film for their aura photographs. This set up was in a small, dark room in the back of the store. That sounds way sketchier than it was! It felt cozy and warm. I sat down on a fuzzy seat and was handed a biofeedback apparatus. Picture a metal box with small sensors in the shape of a handprint. As explained on their site, the sensors are placed strategically for acupressure points that correspond to energy channels in the body. You place your hand on the hand plate which then measures your electromagnetic field. It’s connected to the camera system that translates the energy into frequencies that match certain colors. And voila! Your photo is taken and then they kindly explain what it all means.

For an in depth look at the meaning of each color, again, I direct you to the Auraology website. They have a page that breaks down the positives and negatives of each color.

One thing I learned during my reading was that there is an anatomy of the aura. The left side represents the recent past, the top around your head is the present and your goals/aspirations, and the right side is the future. Once again, there’s more information and a beautiful breakdown at Auraology. They explain it better than I ever could!


Why did I want to do it?

At the start of this year I decided I was going to try new things. So far I’ve done float therapy, an infrared sauna, started putting collagen in tea, experimented with tarot, and more. Aura photography is something I didn’t know much about, but it’s showing up more and more. It was intriguing me. I was curious how it worked, what it would say about me, and if there was anything to gain from it. When the opportunity presented itself, I jumped at it.

What did my aura say?

I got more and more nervous the longer I waited for my turn, but the whole experience was amazing. I told her absolutely nothing about me and she nailed it on the head! The overall theme was that I have a creative entrepreneur spirit. Creativity leaked into my past, present, and future. Within the red area in my past, she could tell I’ve had problems with perfectionism. Yup! I also live in my headspace (at this point I was speechless that she knew me so well). Despite living in my thoughts, I remain optimistic so she wasn’t concerned. In the future area, there’s an orange/red spot right over my heart, so she told me to lean into my creativity and follow my gut. And prosperity is coming in, baby! It requires hard work, but I have it in me and I just have to keep tapping into my creativity. Once I heavily nodded my head at the words “creative entrepreneur,” she said I have a great aura for that and will thrive.

I found my reading to be spot on for such a quick session. I was truly blown away! It was also exactly what I needed to hear. I’ve been thinking a lot about my little business, how I can expand, and where I want it to go. I’ve been working on a few projects behind the scenes and brainstorming more for the future. But with that comes doubt and fear that it won’t work out. I was reassured that if I keep working hard and harness my creativity, abundance will come. This experience was just another little nudge to keep going. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.

Would I do it again?

1000x YES! It was more magical than what I imagined. Afterwards I felt electric, invincible, and ready to take on the world.


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