When I sketch the aura, I use a full-body sketching format, rather than just the head and shoulders. This is a bit like pulling a seven card tarot layout, where each position in the layout has a different meaning, rather than choosing just one card and having no layout pattern at all. By using different body areas to represent different parts of a person’s life, I can cross-reference colours with positions for greater accuracy, just as the tarot reader cross-references tarot cards with positions in the tarot spread.
For me, the area around the hands in an aura sketch and reading, represents a persons working life. This can include the career they pursue on the basis of passion, the job they endure out of necessity, their untapped career potentials, their earning power and their working environment. The hand area is still relevant when a person does not have formal paid work. For example, stay-at-home parents will display parenting or child colours around their hands, and volunteer workers will feature the charity colour, Generosity Green.
I’ve often thought of the hand area in the aura as representing what we do with our time and energy. Some of us are passionate about our jobs, while others work for financial security and find ‘passion outlets’ elsewhere. The lady who works in a bank during the day and spends every other spare moment riding horses might have animal colours show up around her hands rather than financial colours. And the man who works in an office all day but spends his afternoons and weekends in the garden may well have brown earthy hands rather than office-coloured hands.
The hands area can reflect our relationship with money and our earning power. Dark grey found around the hands can represent debt or holes in the financial pocket of our aura. This colour can also be present when we don’t feel as though we are being paid what we are worth, or when we feel trapped by our job. By comparison, colours like Gold and Abundance Green suggest a healthy pay packet and a fantastic sense of self-worth is being gained from the work at hand.
With the hands being related to the solar plexus chakra in the aura, self-worth is a common theme reflected by aura colours found around the hands. I’ve often noticed there is a strong link between a persons self-worth, their work, their job-title and their pay. Our work often provides us with a sense of purpose and meaning, a feeling that we are contributing somehow to the world around us and being valued by others.
It’s always interesting watching new healing students try to work out how much to charge. To some extent, the price they settle on reflects their confidence in their skills as well as their inherent sense of worth. Some of us need to feel worthy before we will accept that we deserve certain titles and pays- others of us seek prestigious titles and pays in order to feel worthy.
One of my favourite colours to find around the hands is Wholehearted Pink. People who wear this colour in this position love what they do and they do what they love. They love the idea of getting paid to do what they love. Others have a strong calling to be of service to others in a way that will bring both themselves and others joy.
I’ll never forget the intensive training program spirit put me through when teaching me how to recognise different careers using the aura colours around the hands. One of my favorites was green around the hands and brown up the length of the arms. Turns out the man was a tree lopper, which is probably why his arms looked like upside down trees! Spirit definitely has a sense of humour.
I wonder what colour you have around your hands? Mine would have writing colours (blue), healing colours, herbal colours and counselling colours, just to name a few. What are your passions? Are you living them? Do you love your job? Are you stimulated and challenged by it? Does it give back to you in a way that rewards you for what you put into it? Are you sinking you hands into the stuff of life and shaping it into the life you want to live?
I hope so. Life is so wonderfully precious, so rich, so full, such a multi-sensory delight. I hope you are inhaling it and being inspired by it, even if it is crazy sometimes, painful sometimes or perhaps even often. Remember to look for the beauty around you and within you. Focus on the beauty and it grows!