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Woman With Third Eye, Psychic Supernatural SensesThere is a distinct difference between the dominant primary and the fluctuating secondary colors seen in the aura.  Red, Yellow, Green and Blue are the most common and prominent colors seen in the aura. Other colors like purple, gold, turquoise and brown are not as dominant as a long lasting color in the aura field. They are most often seen periodically, such as; when a person is experiencing a strong emotion such as love, undergoing a healing, or experiencing depression. Other colors indicate that the person is experiencing a spiritual connection and awakening.

Purple, violet or lavender in the aura is such a lovely sight to see. In most cases, the person is connecting with the spiritual realms and building on their intuition and spiritual connection and it is one of the highest levels of auric vibrations in the human aura. It is assumed that if someone is psychic, that they are receiving energy through their sixth (third-eye) chakra. While this is accurate, there is more here than meets the “eye”, literally. Each chakra and energy field builds upon the next, beginning with the first chakra and continuing up the spine of the body until it reaches the sixth chakra. When the portals of each chakra have opened enough to raise energy to the sixth chakra, the effect is the ability to “see” beyond the veil and receive information flowing from the higher planes.

What is not often discussed, is that there is a great variety in how open this area can be and depending upon how clear the energy is in this area, it determines how much information comes into the energy field to be received. People with psychic ability do not have to be spiritual in order to obtain information, but people who work to embrace their spiritual bodies as well as their intuitive field, are often able to receive information from higher planes than others.

The energy is always there and flowing, but the difference is like a water faucet and being able to open it only just a bit to receive a trickle or to be able to turn the faucet on full blast and receive an enormous flow of water coming in. There is a built in protective system, which first allows the energy to only trickle in, so that the psychic can grow comfortable with accessing the information from the closest planes where the information is not overwhelming to receive. As the psychic develops further and works on their spiritual connection, the flow continues to expand into the higher realms, so that they can become comfortable with the expanded flow of information. Otherwise, to first open up and receive the floodgates, would be overwhelming and a shock to the system.

It is rare to see a person with a primary indigo, violet or purple aura. When you do, the person is usually a visionary with a deep sense of service to humanity. More often, one generally sees flashes of violet and purple in the aura, which constitute a flow of energy when the person is doing psychic work or in a deep spiritual state of ecstasy and connection with the divine.

There is a poem written by Jenny Joseph in 1961 entitled: Warning: When I Am An Old Woman. In the poem, she states, …”When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple.” I’d like to think that Ms. Joseph was connecting with her sixth chakra purple energy and in her own way, is writing about what I refer to as “wise woman wisdom”, the deep intuitive knowledge and wisdom that every woman carries inside of her. As women enter into their fifties, they begin the wise woman cycle and the purple energy expands greater in their energy fields. Wearing purple is one way to connect with the energy and allow it to expand.

When Purple Goes Rogue

When purple becomes muddy, the person is out of balance and has spent too much time pushing their way into the other realms, without having a clear channel in the energy fields to do so. Because they are forcing the experiences, the lower bodies become gray and this mixes in with the purple, causing a muddied effect. They experience very uncomfortable side effects when pushing to open this field, including encounters with lower level beings from the other side and experiencing nightmares. Pushing this energy field open when one is not ready breaks the protective shield that is normally in place. This field is ready to open and close naturally as the energy raises and lowers. When it is pushed open, it shatters the field and the person becomes overly sensitive, out of balance and looses some touch with reality. They may hallucinate and become overwhelmed picking up on every energy imprint from each person. With no balance to discern what they are feeling, it overwhelms and cripples their mental and emotional fields. It is best to allow this process to open naturally, which will happen if one works to balance the lower fields and chakras first.

Recommendations to Connect With and Balance Indigo, Purple and Violet:

Foods: When entering the higher energetic levels and sixth (third-eye) and seventh (crown) chakras, food does not have the same effect on these light bodies. Grapes and grape juice may be beneficial to balance at times. To ground the body back from psychic work, dark chocolate is recommended to restore and connect to center.

the-awakened-aura2bHome Décor: Purple in the home works best in small doses. I love purple and have incorporated it in my home in various ways including purple drapes and for years, an eggplant purple chair that I used exclusively for meditation and psychic work. Purple pillows, bedspreads and accents work best in home décor to bring this energy into the home.

Clothing: Wearing purple connects one with the feeling of royalty and divinity. When feeling bold, people are drawn to wearing purple for a specific event. Most times though, it is more welcoming and energy enhancing to wear it in the lighter form of lavender. Lavender is the softer side and is calming, graceful and intuitive. Use lavender colors in the home and in your clothing to enhance this energy without it feeling overwhelming to you and to others.

Gemstones: amethyst, tanzanite, purple topaz, moonstone, purple fluorite, and clear quartz, diamond

Flowers: violets, purple aster, lavender, larkspur, hydrangea, monk’s hood, evening primrose, Scottish thistle, purple sage, lilacs, purple tuberose

Music: At this level, each person has to find and connect with the music that personally lifts their spirit and touches their soul. There is no one type of music that works here. Along with music, working with quartz crystal bowls is very helpful.

Activities: Guided meditations, which help you to visualize. Study with teachers on metaphysical topics, and energy work. Pay attention to your dreams, keep a journal, engage in service work and practice giving without thought of compensation. Spend time outdoors in the evening, enjoying the moon and stars.

Mantra: I am one with the universe. I am open to receiving the bountiful gifts, which are mine by divine right and for my highest and best purpose. In return, I pledge to be in service to humanity, to assist others how I can and to think of others with unconditional love and compassion. I accept the truth about who I am as well as who each person is; both in their gifts and in their shortcomings. I release my past, my fears and my old patterns on negative thinking. I replace them with love, light and positive affirmations each day. Each day I am growing stronger in the light and wiser in the ways of the ancients.


About the Author

Kala Ambrose is "Your Travel Guide to the Other Side". As an award winning author, national columnist, inspirational speaker, and host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, Kala Ambrose's teachings are described as discerning, empowering and inspiring. Whether she’s speaking with world-renowned experts on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, writing about empowering lifestyle choices or teaching to groups around the country, fans around the world tune in daily for her inspirational musings and lively thought-provoking conversations. A highly interactive teacher on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire, Kala teaches and writes about ancient wisdom teachings and how their techniques can be used in modern day living. Her books, The Awakened Aura: Experiencing the Evolution of Your Energy Body and 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled both cover these topics. In addition, Kala shares her love of history, travel and the spirit world in her books Spirits of New Orleans and Ghosthunting North Carolina. Her books are designed to explore the history of cities in an entertaining manner while sharing haunted stories and offering travel tips on how to best see the cities to shop, dine, stay, and visit the haunted sites. Kala writes for the Huffington Post, the Examiner, AOL, Yahoo and Fate Magazine and presents workshops nationally on the Mind/Body/Spirit connection including Auras and Energy Fields, Developing Entrepreneur Intuition, Haunted History, and Wisdom Teachings at the Omega Institute, John Edward Presents Infinite Quest, Edgar Cayce's ARE, the Learning Annex, LilyDale Assembly, Daily Om and her school, the Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences.

27 responses to “What the Color Purple Means in the Aura

  1. I had a dream:the palm of my hand began to come to fill with a shiny Lavender aura, and spread. At the ends was a brilliant shimmering and vibrant Violet. There were some tan/earth tones around too. What does this mean? I’ve been having these dreams a lot, with mine and other people’s auras. I’ve been depressed lately, and trying to heal from years of abuse from family, boyfriends, and substance abuse. I’ve been told I’m special. I’m ver sensitive, I daydream a lot, and I have healing abilities. I calm people.

    1. I would say you are an Empath and you are ‘seeing’ your healing ability in your hands as lavender and you ‘see’ who other healers and sensitive (Empaths) are through seeing the same in them. You are being shown it in your dreams as your subconscious is trying to open your eyes (3rd eye especially) to your potential. ?

  2. i had a vision while meditating that i was falling down an endless golden spiral stair case and then i was encased in a giant pair of datk purple wings and then the vision ended please explain this thanks.

  3. My name is Sarah. I have certain abilities but need help. My mother isn’t interested in helping me learn. My father tried but his mental health is failing. I am of mixed descent and due to that factor my gifts are strong but strange. I see tiny mixed lights like a film over everything and everyone. My dad said im a spirit walker in our American Indian tradition. Is this the veil that I’m seeing? I see spirits beyond it and on our side as well. I dream of the future and it happens. I hug someone I get pictures in my mind. What am I?

  4. Hi KaLa i would like to experience spiritual awakening with sound and colours. This is to see how they gyrate and vibrate. And the spiritual impact in the chakras and our feelings. Thanks a lot ,James .

    1. The best way to begin this journey is to work on seeing the aura in every living thing. Study the aura and the chakras so that you will be able to identify the energy surrounding each color.

      I offer some videos on how to see auras on youtube:

      as well as my book, The Awakened Aura
      and the six week video download course here at the Academy of Mystical Arts which includes how to work with color in the aura through sound:

  5. Hello I visited a mediumbrella on Saturday and she said I have a strong purple glow around me. And I am a Ightfield worker and should build on this please help ? Xx

    1. Hi Adele,

      Purple is a color I see in the aura of people who are opening up spiritually. It’s usually a sign of spiritual growth and a blessing. Enjoy 🙂

  6. 2o years ago when I first moved to southern CA, I began noticing the color purple moving like a stream between things – not necessarily people.

    I’ll see purple streaming up a staircase or swirling between cars on the freeway. Sometime I see it moving around people, sometimes it just moves and flows around trees and buildings. Indoors, outdoors – doesn’t matter.

    It’s a beautiful, bright and almost neon purple and it moves or flows. Not necessarily fast or slow, just a gentle movement. I don’t see it all the time and cannot go looking for it. It just shows up!

    It’s not peripheral. It glows and holds, it glows and flows and often stays for long periods.

    Occasionally I’ve seen other aura colors around people but this is rare and only while in a darkened room.

    Any thoughts? Have you heard of anyone else doing this?

    I’ve asked opthamologists, optometrists, intuitives, etc, and have had no real answers.

    When I see it, I ask others if they can see it too (if anyone is around) and no one else has been able to see it. I love and enjoy it, and would love to understand it better.

    1. Hi Wendy, Many people first awaken to their psychic abilities through an experience of seeing a color around people, places and things. For some it is the white glow of the aura and for others it is a specific color. I’ve worked with people for example, who only see a color around a person when they are being warned not to trust the person they see the color around. Others only see a color when the person is emitting a very strong emotion like extreme anger.

      We are each individually attuned and connected to different colors and each person has what I describe as their “power color” when I read their aura, which is the most predominant color in their auric field.

      The purple you are seeing is often described as the spiritual layer of the aura. It sounds like the veil may be opening around you to the spirit realms when you see this color. It might be helpful to keep a journal of when you see it, how it feels when you see it, what you are doing, if it’s a certain time of day or week or month, if it’s stronger when you’re emotional or in a happy or sad place, and other notes of this nature so that you can begin to discern when it appears and for how long and how strong.

      This is the beginning of the work to determine what is occurring around you and how you can work with it, if you choose to explore this further. My books, The Awakened Aura and The Awakened Psychic offer specific techniques on how to see and work with the aura and how to open further to your psychic abilities.

      All the best,

  7. Hi ! I am attracted to people and things spiritual in nature ( sounds so weird) purple, I need always to wear purple nail polish,,,I try other colors but no! It has to be purple. I know when spirits are around, I know when they are trying to “get in”( weird, yet true) some of them pressure too much, quite forceful some of them. Just yesterday, I made a net! A net of all things in the color turquoise ( my first thought was : dad would laugh knowing I made a turquiose net ) I hung crow feathers I had collected from my walks, I asked why am I making a net? The reply was ” so it be known, to those who enter your home are subject to the mystical laws ” I never heard of mystical laws before. They told me the crow is the keeper of the mystical laws and I am to let it be known to those who enter my home. They said ” the soul of the mystic will know that I am protected by those laws “. Do I fully understand? Not at all! Yet I now enjoy what seemed like a curse in 2013 when I went through some intense spiritual stuff. Purple seems very important and natural in my life, I not sure why,,,,feels magickal, creative, inspiring, energetic, life giving, yet very strongly balanced, calm. It is all so amazing,,,and I am told by them to let life be my teacher. The family I was born into disowned me as I refused to follow their ways, I was severly hurt by it, ” they ” told me ” now you know their truth, their love is not unconditional” I believe my mind was blown,,,more like my ego was blown!!! I am not the person who I thought I was nor is anyone else who I thought they were!

  8. My boyfriend and I always place a kiss on the forehead 3rd eye of one another before we ever part. The other night, we were sitting out on porch talking for hours and I got up to get something inside but I leaned over and gave him a kiss first. He was startled and said “whoa! I just saw your third eye!! It was purple! Blinding! Bright and so beautiful!! That was insane! ” it took him a couple of minutes to get himself calmed but was in awe. I just smiled and told him that was a good thing I believed. I’ve always associated purple with protection, divinity, higher power.. as of late my intuition has become stronger and stronger.. my ears ringing louder and louder… (I have an “inner ear disorder” that causes vertigo)
    But I was so happy he saw that!
    Any comments on that?

    1. I write about this in my The Awakened Aura book, the longer a couple is together, the stronger the cords become that connect from your aura to his. Because you two continue to kiss each other on the third eye and connect in this highly evolved fashion, you’ve created a strong cord from your aura to his. This has grown strong enough for him to see you energetically now when you kissed. The more you two work together, the stronger your intuition and your telepathic communication will become. Enjoy the deeper soul/spiritual connection that you two are creating together. 🙂

  9. Hola:)
    Today while meditating I was thinking about the guy I like, then after I start thinking if I should change to this specific agency for work. And a purple glitter heart start appearing from small and will expand for a few seconds. Was completely beautiful. Then I start thinking about the guy and dissapear, I start asking myself what color is he. And red like a fire ball appeared. I’m very new in meditation. Probably I’ve done this less than 10 times. If you could guide me. Or take your lovely writing from the page?

    1. Hi Daniela, while you were meditating, you were seeing the energy represented by the color of your thoughts and the energy of the person, place or thing. The purple around your thoughts of working for a specific agency indicates that your soul is attracted to you working at this place, as it would be beneficial for your spiritual/soul growth. The red fire ball that disappears quickly when thinking about the guy, indicates that there is passion there, in the form of sexual attraction, but that it would be fast and fleeting without substance for a long term relationship. The possibility also exists that you could be hurt by this person, (play with fire and you can get burned) for example.

      I offer some videos on how to see auras here at the bottom of this page:

      as well as my book, The Awakened Aura that teaches you how to see and work with auras:

      and my six week video download course here at the Academy of Mystical Arts which covers everything you need to know about seeing and working with auras:

  10. If I were to label myself I would say that I am a empath-medium. The spiritual communications I get are always very specific and extremely accurate: exact name, exact cause of death, specific symbols that are immediately identifiable to the message recipient as meaningful and unique symbols between the recipient and the spirit.

    These communications always come to me in very clear visions–there like HD photos; the “voice” part of the messages are also concise and specific. There’s little analysis that has to be done. It’s like I’m a personal assistant who takes a phone message, jots it down, and gives it to the recipient. Recipient reads it and says, “Yup. got it.” But I had an experience today that was nothing like the experiences I normally have. Your post here does offer some insight. But there’s an element that I’m not sure of…

    I was in a wonderful meditative state. I had opened the channel for any spirit who walks in the light, who is caring, kind, loving and has good intentions.

    During meditation, my eyes are closed, but I look forward, through my third eye.

    Beautiful swirls of purple energy appeared. It was thick and full. And it was full of life. It swayed and swirled. It was a very very rich purple. I could feel the energy coming toward me, then surround me. As is my way, I acknowledged what was before me.

    The purple energy was there for several minutes. Then it dissolved. I was again looking forward into the dark with my third eye.

    That was the first time that I have ever encountered purple energy.

    Then a white light began to illuminate from below. It slowly filled the darkness. Then the light to begin to slowly swirl and move and it filled the space in front of me. Then it came towards me and it entered me. I could literally feel this light in me. It wasn’t terrifying because I have felt the presence of energy in me before.

    One thing I am always adamant about is identification. I tell all spirits who enter my realm that they must identify themselves. I asked several times for identification and I received no response. I then stated that I would ask one more time, and if I did not get an answer I would order the spirit out. I asked again. I gave enough time for a response. When I received no response I told the spirit I was in that moment going to order it out. And I did. I first gave the order to leave. I then after a pause, I broke meditation.

    Normally when I break meditation in this manner the sensations leave instantaneously as do all the visuals. But in this case, the sensation and visuals lingered for a couple of minutes. I continued to feel the fullness it my body. I did not see the white energy, rather, it was like I was looking through a crystal clear lense, but one in which the glass was swirled. Everything looked at crystal clear, but crystal clear through swirls. I don’t know what the experience was or what it means.

    I don’t know if this is relevant or not, but my communications are usually from mothers to daughters. I have encountered masculine spirits but very few. In several cases, mothers who have taken their own lives have reached out to their daughters.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

  11. Hello I had a dream I saw a female in hindu tipe position of meditation levatation through out a field. She had a beautiful purple light that came from within glowing… and keep her steady levitation until I could not see her insight. I am currently beginning to meditate …and had that dream 2 nights ago.

  12. The flame revealed my aura… i have blocked my vision as I did not understand it and I was scared. As a child it came naturally, now, the door seems to be shut! I lost my sister who reached out to me in spirit, so now I need to open the door again. I dont know how… but I dont want to see or hear the children again, or the man with the angry voice…. is it possible to have the one without the other?

    1. Psychic training is very helpful, so that you first learn how to create a psychic self defense field of protection, so that you can protect yourself from spirits that you don’t want to interact with.

  13. I see the colour purple oftenly in a vision and i don’t know what it signifies. everything around me turns purple, Trees, bridges, mountains, streams, grasses, leaves, and sometimes the sky. i would like to know why is this happening to me. please help if you can.

    1. It sounds like you are experiencing the purple ray, which is a spiritual color. If it becomes overwhelming to you, ask your spirit guides to slow this down, that you are uncomfortable. It would be helpful to get some psychic, aura and spiritual training so that you can learn how to work with energy in a safe and calm manner.

  14. Heyo!
    Everytime im in a dark room or before i sleep or when i close my eyes, everysingle time,
    i see purple lights that are first faded then they swirl, fan, or sometimes i see shows of what looks to be people moving.
    It has NO purpose because its always there for couple months now. It doesnt matter what state i am in.
    About me- i did used to meditate and im always spiritually interested and currently im always tired and depressed:((
    Do you have any clue about this sort of distraction to my sleep?

    1. It sounds like you are seeing/sensing energy that is around your energy body. When we’re tired and have become a bit run down, it also affects our aura energy body. This can affect electronics and a variety of things, some people have lights turn off and on and others see a color when they close their eyes. In my The Awakened Aura book, I give a simple white light prayer that you can say daily to help replenish the energy in your aura. You can read more about the aura here:

  15. At night recently when I lay down for bed I will be resting with my eyes open and often a large purple sort of energy begins to become apparent. It seemingly goes to the ceiling and back down to me and upon it coming down towards me all I can see is black fading to purple and a slightly intense feeling of stimulation throughout my body and like a cycle it leaves as fast as it comes and returns to the ceiling swirling around my body. I feel very calm and serene when the purple begins to move around me and it puts me to sleep very easily although I am not one to fall asleep easily. I usually wake up the next day and forget about it but I googled what I saw after it happening several times and the images I found matched the color of purple perfectly and I didn’t think there would be so much information about it but it led me to here. I also stayed the night at my girlfriends house and one night when she was sleeping I was laying awake and once again the purple energy started fading in and out but this time I also noticed an electric green color coming into my vision. I looked over to my left and it was radiating from my girlfriends body and it was absolutely beautiful. This has now happened several times as well all without any attempt to get this to happen, it just does which leaves my very confused. Can any logical conclusions be made from this?

    1. Hi Alex, it sounds like you are beginning to see the colors of energy that radiate from people, places and things. We call this the aura. I write about the scientific principles and studies that have been ongoing for decades in regards to the aura. Every living thing radiates energy and some people can sense or see this energy field and the rays of color that it emits. My book, The Awakened Aura goes over all of this material in depth, including explaining what each color means when you see it in the aura and I also have a free PDF booklet with some information about the science of auras. You can download the PDF guide here:

      My Aura School is a comprehensive course on seeing the aura, should you want to explore this further:

      All the best,

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