Ever heard of an aura reading? I decided to go for one, and the chromatic results caught my attention.
As the team’s certified “woo-woo wonderer” (a made-up term, unfortch), I’ve been through it all. Tarot reading, numerology, self-interpreting my astrological birth chart… yes, I’ve put myself to the moon and back. So, what’s next on my agenda? Aura reading, which is a dime a dozen in Singapore. I hit the jackpot with The AuraChakra Company located at Siglap Centre after a quick Google search. The team didn’t take long to get back to me, and after a quick back and forth, we settled on my appointment. Was I excited? Oh yes, with a capital E.
Abracadabra, read my aura
You’ve probably heard people saying they can “sense your aura”. What if I told you there’s some truth in that? Auras are unseen electromagnetic energies surrounding our physical bodies. “Think of it as energy emission and attraction,” The AuraChakra Company co-founder Selina Seah tells me. You know how some people intimidate you while others put you in a jolly mood? That’s aura for you. Or vibes, as Gen Z likes to put it.
I question whether our aura remains the same throughout our lives. Selina elucidates that they are “not a destination” and that our auras are constantly evolving. She lets on that this is neither good nor bad. “Change is the only constant,” she sagely reminds me.
Since the naked eye can’t see auras, how do we find out their colours? While online quizzes claim they can determine your soul shade, those aren’t entirely accurate. Companies in Singapore that offer aura reading use cameras to capture the hues and generate detailed reports on the findings. “I don’t need your birth date and time to figure you out. With just a click, I can know everything about you,” Selina boldly proclaims. I nod, slightly impressed.
“Are you ready to find out?” The question rings in my head. I reply in the affirmative, even though I’m getting more nervous. She tells me to put my index finger on the biosensor and look directly at the camera. A second later, my aura colours are projected on the screen. Yes, it’s that fast!
Orange is the new black
For some reason, I was anticipating my aura to be red as it’s my favourite colour. Orange is not part of my bingo card. But Selina seems pleased with the outcome. According to her, the colour signifies artistic expression and creativity (“That’s why you’re a writer!”), good energy, warmth, and an inviting personality.
She notices the green shades on my right side and asks if I’ve been doing something new for myself lately. I tell her I’ve started taking magnesium supplements to improve my sleep and regulate my emotions. She looks at me and smiles.
“That’s good to know, dear. But I feel like this is something bigger than that,” she prods. Well, there’s the new podcast series which we launched last month. Could that be it? I casually bring it up.
“Now, that’s what we’re talking about, congratulations!” she exclaims. “Don’t get me wrong: the supplements are great, but only you can feel the effects. But the podcast is bigger – more people know about it!” I chuckle.
Selina glances at the screen again. She says something that happened in my younger years (“between eight and 12”) still affects me. Two things immediately come to mind: being bullied throughout primary (and also secondary) school, and my maternal grandmother’s death. I mention them to Selina, who empathises. “Even though those things happened, you didn’t let them stop you from being optimistic. You’re still bright and shiny,” she says, looking at me squarely in the eyes
“You don’t hate the world.”
Chakra Khan and the seven
Aura reading experiences in Singapore also cover the seven chakras or energy centres: the base (or root), navel, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown. These points are tied to certain organs, are situated from the base of the spine to the top of your head, and are linked to the seven rainbow colours.
“All your chakras are good, even though there are holes in some of them,” Selina states. I ask if that’s a bad thing. She shakes her head and clarifies that it’s not a “major concern”. However, she brings attention to my navel chakra, which is a pale orange. While she doesn’t offer much explanation about it, Selina advises going swimming to correct the issue.
“Alternatively, you can stand under the shower, press your palms to your abdomen, breathe in, and chant ‘vam’,” she suggests. It’s a meditation technique that helps align the navel chakra.
She also reminds me to have my lunch on time, eliciting a huge laugh from me. “Your mentality is ‘I need to finish [my work] before I can take a break’. That’s not good, Sufyan, you need to nourish yourself. Don’t be too fixated with work!” she chastises me. I laugh again and nod, making a mental note of this. I won’t deny that I tend to skip meals in favour of completing my articles.
Two observations that surprised me the most involved my throat and crown chakras. According to Selina, I dare to speak my mind and feelings, and working on the podcast is another boon to my throat chakra. She also points out that my crown chakra is a “nice, gorgeous shade of violet” and believes I’m spiritually protected. I’m deeply fascinated by that statement.
I see your true colours shining
Our session was supposed to run for 30 minutes. When Selina’s assistant came over to remind us of the time, I realised we’d been talking for almost an hour. “See, I told you we’ll be here for at least three hours!” she quipped. That’s our cue to wrap up our appointment.
I point out the other results – the colour wheel and the various graphs – and question whether there’s anything significant I should know. She assures me that I’m doing all the right things, like picking a flattering hair colour and knowing what works for me, style-wise.
“Now, I know you’ve had these bad past encounters, and because of that, you’re constantly seeking validation,” Selina broaches sensitively. “That’s dragging you down; it’s making you swim around with an elephant tied to you.” She acknowledges that I’m responsible, but she hopes I can get rid of my baggage and be the free person I should be. Those words jolt me back to reality.
Throughout my journey home, I weigh the gravity of Selina’s words. Even though I’m not convinced by certain statements, such as my throat chakra revelation, I’m very impressed with the session. Is it because she has two decades’ worth of experience doing aura readings in Singapore? Or, could it be due to my third eye chakra, which opens me up to embracing different perspectives? Maybe I want to believe in all of it because I’ve never felt so seen. That’s basically it – I just want to be seen.