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What Does Your Red Aura Mean?

If you’re here, you’re probably wondering about the meaning of a red aura.

You may have recently learned your aura is red, or you just want to understand more about the different aura colors in general.

In this article, we’ll explain what having a red aura means, how it connects to the chakras, and how best to interact with people with red auras.

Red Aura Meaning

All living things have an aura, also known as an unseen energy field, surrounding them. The color of the aura depends on the type of vibrations emanating from them. 

Our auras are constantly changing, but many of us will see specific blends of colors consistently appearing and reappearing throughout our lives.

People with red auras tend to be very fiery, intense, passionate, and courageous just like the color red itself, which is the most vibrant one from the entire color spectrum.

They’re brimming with actionable energy – they’re eager to make plans and quickly execute them. They’re not ones to sit on their hands and wait for the right time to make a move. They make the present the right time by sheer will.

They’re also the possessors of great physical energy. People with red auras often make excellent professional athletes and tend to have an incredible sense of the space they take up in the world and how to use their body’s capabilities to their advantage.

Red aura meaning

A Red Aura’s Ties to the Root Chakra

The root chakra is the first chakra we develop during our first seven years of life.

This chakra is all about the physical plane. It’s what keeps us grounded, secure, and in touch with our animal instincts. It’s also a one-way ticket to getting in touch with our deepest, truest sense of self.

The root chakra is what ties the physical body to the earth that surrounds us, so it’s no surprise that those with red auras tend to be very tuned into the here and now. They’re also often athletic.

Different Shades of a Red Aura

By delving into the specific shade of red in an aura, you can find greater insight into what the aura means.

Bright Red Aura

This is what we think of as true red and indicates a balanced aura. True red auras are upbeat, teamwork-oriented, fair, and just. They’re often respected and excellent leaders.

However, they can clash with other aura colors, especially other natural leaders. They also may not know what to do with those of other aura colors which are less driven and tapped into reality.

Dark Red Aura

This is a darker, slightly murkier red, or more of a blood red. This could indicate being more prone to rage than your average person with a red aura. It can indicate a propensity for confrontation and escalating situations beyond what is necessary.

However, this type of energy can have its upsides as well.

Not all anger is misguided. If you see dark red in someone’s aura, consider whether they might be bubbling over with righteous anger that needs to be acted on. Maybe they’re aware of a wrong that needs to be rectified.

Light Red Aura

Light red auras can also show up as pink auras in some cases. This is a deeply compassionate color and usually indicates the person is ready to give unconditional love.

Although they still tend to be oriented toward leadership roles, like most red auras are, light red auras usually gravitate toward service-oriented jobs or volunteer positions.

Their passion for helping others in underserved areas often leads them to career paths in areas like hospice or mental health.

Pink aura meaning

Reddish Orange Aura

This is a common aura combination seen around the head.

Orange is the color of confidence, creativity, abundance, and joy. On the other hand, red is the color of power, energy, and vitality. A combination of the two means a person has high vitality and inner strength.

It also indicates that they may have a healthy ego and a balanced output of energy, as well as a need to be creative and to see results from that creative energy.

They won’t put up with anything that makes them feel any kind of negative energy, which is both an asset and a pitfall.

The Connection Between a Red Aura and Your Personality

Those with red auras are showstoppers wherever they go. Personality-wise, they tend to be:

  • Unapologetic
  • Grounded
  • Confident
  • Loyal
  • Analytical
  • Seekers of truth
  • Outspoken
  • In touch with the physical world around them
  • Adventurous
  • May struggle with change (the flip side to the stability-loving root chakra)
  • Fearless
  • Want to do things their way
  • Natural leaders (and may flounder if they can’t fulfill that need)
  • Passionate

People with red auras can be powerful when it comes to manifesting and creating abundance for themselves. Their passion and drive can take them far in whatever goals they set. They tend to do well as:

  • Politicians
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Salespeople
  • Hospitality
  • Real estate agents
  • Marketing
  • Public relations representatives
  • Firefighting
  • Stockbrokers
  • Military
  • Managererial position

What Makes an Aura Turn Red?

Our auras change color throughout our life. It’s about the energy we’re giving off, not what we’re holding onto.

We exude certain vibrations (and, thus, colors) because we’re moving through life lessons, going through growth periods, learning spiritual lessons, etc.

A red aura can mean one of two things: it can indicate a set of skills you’ve cultivated throughout your life. But it can also be an indicator of inner gifts you may or may not have honed yet.

Woman under red light

Challenges of a Red Aura

Red auras can indicate a tendency toward anger. They tend to be hot-headed, making snap decisions and turning on a dime. They also tend to be stubborn and don’t like change.

As born leaders, red auras often dislike being led by others. They see their way as the best way, so they often don’t understand why they’d ever have to listen to someone else’s point of view or follow someone else’s leadership.

Because of their many positive attributes, red auras tend to be asked to do a lot. While they love that, it can also lead to them burning out or feeling put upon.

How to Interact with Someone with an Aura Red

Expect high highs and low lows if you’re cultivating a relationship with someone with a red aura.

They’re the most passionate lovers around and have a strong sexual chemistry – very sensual and in touch with themselves.

But they can also get quickly angry and impatient when they’re forced to listen to someone else’s point of view. A relationship with a red aura person will never be boring.

Especially if you have purple energy, which is mostly focused on the spiritual world, this can be a powerful combination since red energy is mostly focused on the physical world.

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