Do you know about the seven layers of the aura? Here's a rundown on the layers and what they govern
The aura, often known as the auric body system, is the energy field which extends outwards from our physical body. It is made up of seven main ‘layers’ or ‘bodies’ which are also know as the subtle bodies.
The layers of the aura help our energy field to interact and connect with the environment, other people and the spiritual realms. Our Aura also regulates the energy within us (just like our skin regulates the temperature within our physical body). It communicates with other energies which are external to us, and protects us. Our Auras are usually invisible to most people, but those with psychic abilities are often able to see auras quite clearly.
The Auric Body System is broken down into three sections: the physical plane, the astral plane and the spiritual plane. The physical plane bodies are our lower vibrational bodies, the astral body is the bridging body and our spiritual bodies are our higher vibration bodies.
The seven bodies and their planes are:
Physical Plane Bodies: Etheric, Emotional, Mental
Astral Plane Body: Astral body
Spiritual Plane Bodies: Etheric template, Celestial, Ketheric
The Aura corresponds to and works closely with the chakra system. Each auric body has a set of its own seven main chakras, which are layered upon each other in each body. As we move outward from the physical body the vibration of these chakras increases. So, the Ketheric body has the chakras with the highest vibrational frequency and the Etheric body has the lowest vibrational frequency chakras. All seven chakras are layered on top of all seven aura bodies, so energy can be moved between all bodies and to each chakra. Each body also has its own dominant or leading chakra which influences all the other chakras. So, in essence we all have a set of 49 chakras in our aura!
Here is a short breakdown of each auric body in order:
First Body: The Etheric
Associated Chakra: Root chakra (1st)
Our etheric body is the closest body to the physical body and is the auric body which gives us awareness of our physical body. It is the body which produces the feelings and sensations in our physical body such as pleasure or pain. This is the body that you will most likely be able to see when you start practicing the art of seeing auras. It is most commonly seen by rubbing your hands together and will appear as a bluish/light grey colour. The Etheric body is the bridge between the physical body and the rest of the auric body system. Its structure mimics exactly that of the physical body including all our organs, muscles and tissue. The Etheric body is born before the physical body; therefore, the physical body is the manifestation of the Etheric body’s energy. Without the support of the Etheric body the physical body’s tissue and organs could not exist and the matter of them would float around unformed. In extremely advanced vibrational states of awareness a person is able to change parts of their physical body by using the energy of the Etheric body. This is a great gift in the use of healing any ailments in the physical body.
Second Body: The Emotional
Associated Chakra: Sacral chakra (2nd)
The second body in the aura is the Emotional body which governs our feelings and emotions. The Emotional body is shaped in the form of an egg, therefore it doesn’t mimic the structure of the physical body like the Etheric body does. The Emotional body’s energy is much calmer in movement compared to the Etheric body’s fast-paced energy. It is often cloudy in texture and emits different colours depending on a person’s emotional state. It is associated with the sacral chakra, giving it governance over sexuality. Without a connection between the emotional body and sex the emotional body can throw up feelings of insecurity, fear and anger. The Emotional body is also the source of physical likes and dislikes. Pleasurable feelings and unpleasant feelings all rise from this auric body.
Third Body: The Mental
Associated Chakra: Solar Plexus chakra (3rd)
The Mental body is the third auric body. This body produces our thoughts, beliefs and mental processes. The mental body extends 7cm-20cm from the physical body and I’ve found that people with the sun, moon or ascendant of Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius to have the largest extending mental bodies as they have a tendency to constantly think and analyse. This body’s appearance is of yellow light and has been portrayed as unique to many religious figures including Jesus and Angels. Of course, it isn’t unique to certain beings but is common to everyone. The Mental body’s governing chakra is the Solar Plexus and with this connection we can get a real sense of how this chakra and this auric body work. The Solar Plexus holds us to ourselves and our ideals about the world as does our Mental body. In fact, the Mental body is quite a tough body to penetrate due to it sometimes forming an outer shell. Even though this outer shell is permeable it is still a shell, and this can be the blocking point between the physical bodies connecting and communicating with the upper spiritual auric bodies. A healthy Mental body can produce energy which is fluid and interconnecting with the other auric bodies. This is when an outer Mental body shell isn’t present. This health can also lead to clear thinking and the mental production of love and will.
Fourth Body: The Astral body
Associated Chakra: Heart chakra (4th)
The Astral body is the fourth body in the auric body system and the only auric body that stands alone. This body combines all the functions of the Etheric, Emotional and Mental bodies and expresses them through consciousness. It is literally the bridge between the physical plane and the spiritual plane. The Astral body is represented by the Heart chakra which is also the bridge in the chakra system. All energy must pass through the astral body when going from one plane to the other. A truly loving person quite often has an Astral body and Heart chakra which is infused in rose light. The Astral body is the centre of cords, and strong relationships between people can produce some amazing cords on the astral level. Without the Astral body the spiritual plane bodies would not be able to express themselves and be known to you. It is amazing to view the energy being transferred between two people who are supposedly unaware of each other in a room, when in fact their Astral energy levels are going nuts and being thrown between each other.
Fifth Body: The Etheric Template Body
Associated Chakra: Throat chakra (5th)
The Etheric Template body is the fifth body in the auric body system. Its function is to support the physical body through ‘parenting’ of the lower Etheric body. The Etheric Template body is the blueprint of the Etheric body and is formed and exists before the Etheric and physical body. This is the first body that a soul will take on to forming a physical body during the process of reincarnation. If the rest of the process fails then this blueprint is discarded by the soul. The Etheric Template body is governed by the Throat chakra. It is a communication hub for the physical bodies and the spiritual bodies. Sound has a huge impact on this layer. Due to the vibrational level of the Etheric Template body It responds well to sound and creates matter when its vibrational frequency is activated by sound. The Etheric Template body is the body we use when implementing the law of attraction. It is here that our higher will manifests and originates from. When the Etheric Template body is in an unhealthy state it can lead to severe illness in the organs of the physical body and distortion in belief systems. Buddhist meditation usually reaches and works with the Etheric Template body.
Sixth Body: The Celestial body
Associated Chakra: Third Eye chakra (6th)
The Celestial Body is the sixth body in the aura and is known as the ‘Emotional’ body of the spiritual plane. This is our intuitive level and governs higher feelings or the pure spiritual feelings in our soul. Our Celestial body is in a constant mode of seeking enlightenment. The Celestial body is made up entirely of light. With the Celestial body governing higher feelings, it is the body that is responsible for the feeling of emotional bliss and spiritual ecstasy. This body gives us access to a higher quality of feelings. Through this body we are able to communicate with spirit and our spirit guides and experience unconditional love and trust. When Twin souls meet, they often can feel each other through this body. The Celestial body allows us to love universally. Related to the Third Eye chakra, spiritual insight is experienced and nurtured here.
Seventh Body: The Ketheric Template Body
Associated Chakra: Crown chakra (7th)
The Ketheric Template body is the seventh body in the aura. It is related to the divine or universal consciousness and is also known as the Mental body of the spiritual plane. The Ketheric Template body is governed by the Crown chakra and the correlation between the two is clear. Like the Crown chakra, the Ketheric Template body allows us to connect to the Divine and form a relationship with God/The Universe. It offers the purest link between ourselves and this power. Spiritual protection usually creates and strengthens this body’s shell when needed. The core of our soul resides heavily in the Ketheric Template body. This is the body which holds the template for our soul and what we are currently learning and experiencing during our lifetime to the soul’s benefit. When accessing soul records, past life experiences or lifetime purposes this is the auric body which we access to find this information from. The Ketheric Template body is the final place where we can find true enlightenment. It contains the energy of all the lower auric bodies within it and is the main power source for all seven chakras on each level.