Find a suitable background. In order to properly see the vibrant colors of your or someone else's aura, you need a neutral colored background. Find a white or neutral colored wall or backdrop.
If you are trying to read your own aura, you will also need a mirror. If you don't have a mirror, you can read the aura around your hand by placing it in front of a white surface or piece of paper.
Make sure you are in a comfortable, quiet environment. You need to be able to concentrate and focus on your subject without interruption.
Find the proper lighting. You need soft light that isn't too light or too dark. You need to ensure that your eyes are comfortable with the level of light so your eyes will not have to strain or be overly stressed by the light.
Natural light is the best, but you can use candles or lamps to get the right concentration of light needed
Position your subject. If you're trying to read someone else's aura, make them comfortable in front of the white background and explain what you'll be doing. Have them wear clothes that aren't too patterned or distracting. If you are attempting to read your own aura, look at yourself in front of the mirror while standing or sitting against a white background.
Reading Your Subject
Look at your subject. As you gaze at your subject, relax your eyes. Pick a spot to stare at, staring for 30 to 60 seconds. Focusing on the areas in your peripheral vision, let your eyes fall a little out of focus. You may start to see a haze around the edges. It might seem like a transparent or white light. After a short time, this can become the color of the aura.
When you first start, focus on a small area. On a subject, it may help to look for the aura around the subject's head, using t