The Hues Of Our Aura Reveal Our Persona And Preferences In Partners

What kind of personality are you? What are your goals and purposes? How do you process life – physically, mentally, or emotionally? What kind of marriage partner is best suited for you? What are your attitudes about career, money, family, sex? Valuable clues and answers to these questions lie hidden in our auras.

The aura is the electromagnetic or energy field that radiates from all matter, although some matter is so dense and vibrates so slowly that it is often difficult to detect. Artists have depicted the aura as a halo or glowing light that appears around the heads or bodies of enlightened spiritual masters and saints. Apparently, the auras around these beings were so clear and powerful that others could easily see, feel or sense them. Recently, the aura has been scientifically detected through Kirlian photography. Through my psychic work I developed the ability to see these colors and I discovered there are basic and consistent personality traits that coincide with each color.

My purpose in writing about the aura is to enable people to understand how and why they process life. This knowledge gives them permission to be themselves, to become more accepting of themselves and others while learning effective ways of changing their unwanted behaviors and attitudes.

The colors of an aura are created in much the same manner as sounds. With sounds, the faster the vibration, the higher the frequency of sound. The vibration of a bass note on a piano resonates at a slower rate than the high C. Similarly, as the waves of energy that make up the aura change their speed of vibration, the colors change. In the aura, a slower vibration creates red and orange. Faster vibrations create blue, violet, and indigo. A bass note is not better than or worse than a high note. It is just a different sound. Likewise, orange in the aura is not better than or worse than blue. Different colors signify our different desires for a variety of experiences on the planet. Life would be mundane and uninspiring if we all had the same aura colors, just as a song would be quite monotonous if it were composed of only one note.

Your aura contains many different-colored bands. The one or two closest to your body reveal your priorities, methods of processing life, and primary purpose for being on the planet. These are your Life Colors. These bands do not usually change. The outer bands of the aura, however, frequently change colors and positions, reflecting what is happening at a given time.

Some people are born with one Life Color; others are born with two, which I call Combination Colors. Combination Colors show up as the two bands of color that are consistently the closest colors. Frequently, people add another color to their auras sometime during their lifetime, and that color becomes a part of their personality.

I have categorized the Life Colors into three families: the physical colors, the mental colors and the emotional colors.

Those with physical colors process information predominantly through their physical bodies, through touch. These colors include Red, Orange, Magenta and Yellow.

Those with mental colors process life intellectually, by first gathering information, then analyzing it. These colors include Logical Tan, Abstract Tan, Sensitive Tan, Environmental Tan and Green.

Those with emotional colors – Blue, Violet, Indigo, Lavender and Crystal – process life primarily through their feelings, emotions and intuition.


Reds enjoy being physical. They prefer to experience life with gusto, and to express themselves through their physical bodies – dancing, moving rocks, climbing mountains, eating, drinking and generally enjoying life’s physical pleasures.

In relationship: Anyone who is going to spend quality time with Reds will need to be healthy and in great physical shape. Strong-willed Reds are happiest with partners who are highly physical, independent, trustworthy and self-sufficient, with a strong sense of self-worth.


Oranges are physical thrill-seekers and daredevils. They love the adrenaline rush of putting their lives on the line and pushing past established physical limits.

In relationship: In order to have a compatible relationship with an Orange, you will have to be brave enough to accompany them on their adventures, or learn to be independent and self-reliant and not be bothered by your partner’s excursions without you.


Magentas are creative nonconformists. They follow the beat of their own drummer and are often seen as bizarre or strange. Magenta’s usually live outrageous lifestyles, and enjoy shocking people and living outside of society’s rules and standards. Most people have a hard time being around them, so Magentas often end up being loners.

In relationship: Magentas appreciate partners who can be zany and impulsive and able to tolerate, even enjoy, the Magenta’s bizarre and shocking behavior. The more spontaneous and outrageous you are, the better. Magentas can become bored quickly if things become too predictable. They also don’t like relationships that get too serious or demanding.


Some Yellows are very shy and sensitive, while others are fun loving, free-spirited, energetic, and funny. Yellows are optimistic beings whose life purpose is to bring joy to people, to have fun, or to help others heal. Playful Yellows have a great sense of humor.

In relationship: The fun-loving Yellows need playmates. These big kids at heart need to laugh and enjoy life with their partner as their best friend. If they get the impression that they are perpetually disappointing their partner, they will lose their natural enthusiasm and eventually give up trying to please their partner.

Logical Tans

Logical Tans are practical, methodical, and analytical. They value reliability and stability and prefer to be an employee and receive a regular paycheck.

Environmental Tans

Environmental Tans process life in an orderly and sequential manner just as Logical Tans do, but they have the added ability to measure their environment from an inner perception.

Sensitive Tans

Sensitive Tans are quiet, sensitive, and supportive. They combine analytical logic with loving intuition. They are more emotional and intuitive than Logical Tans but they still tend to keep their feelings to themselves.

Abstract Tans

Abstract Tans are usually bright, curious, open, friendly, and outgoing. They are the most childlike of all the Tans. All the Tans process information in a logical, orderly, and sequential manner – except Abstract Tans. Even though they can see all the details and steps of a project, Abstract Tans are usually scattered and disorganized.

All Tans in relationship: These practical and down-to-earth personalities value long-term commitment. They need partners they can count on to be logical, devoted, and reliable.


Greens are some of the most powerful and intelligent people on the planet. They are usually organized and efficient. They are movers and shakers and when they set their minds on a goal, they can accomplish anything. They write lists and check off items as they are completed. Greens are highly competitive and enjoy challenges. They are commonly drawn to business, money and power.

In relationship: These driven, often workaholic Greens may not be at home much, however, so they prefer partners who are independent and self-reliant. Greens need to be able to respect and feel intellectually stimulated by their mates. They require a high level of honor and integrity from their partners. Their partners must respect them, their money, their plans and ideas and their dedication to their work.


Blues are loving and nurturing caretakers. They can usually be found helping other people and doing their best to give others unconditional love, forgiveness and acceptance. They are emotional personalities and can cry easily – they cry when they are happy, sad, angry, hurt or for no apparent reason at all. Blues are very sensitive and often take things personally. The two most important priorities in a Blue’s life are spirituality and relationships.

In relationship: Blues are among the most nurturing and devoted partners. They live for love. Their greatest joys and sources of fulfillment involve knowing that they are in a loving, committed and monogamous relationship.


Violets are visionaries, leaders and teachers who are here to help save the planet or improve the quality of life for people.

In relationship: Violets have strong, dynamic personalities. They are natural visionaries who often use their passion and vision to inspire others. They typically radiate a tremendous charisma and sexual chemistry. They need partners who can soar with them –and can encourage and motivate them to reach their highest potential.


Lavenders are very sensitive and creative people. They are dreamers who prefer to spend more time daydreaming and fantasizing than living in the harsh reality of the every day world. They love spending time imagining worlds filled with enchantment, dreams, myths, spiritual beings, fairies and butterflies.

In relationship: These fragile beings need partners willing to provide a beautiful, stress-free environment for them, rather than insist they become anything other than the gentle souls they are.


Crystals are rare personalities. They are quiet, sensitive, well-meaning souls who tend to take on the characteristics, emotions, and thoughts of other people around them. Crystals are natural healers. They require a lot of time and space alone to meditate, reflect, nurture, and balance themselves.

In relationship: When Crystals are with healthy partners, who understand and accept their sensitive and unusual qualities, they flourish.

Pamela Oslie is the author of Love Colors: A New Approach to Love, Relationships, and Auras and Life Colors: What Your Aura Colors Say about You and Make Your Dreams Come True. Find out more about her work or take the Aura Colors quiz at: Explore the dating site based on her work at:

By Pamela Oslie