I look like the devil in this photo. I did not like the looks of it at first but my aura reader assured me that all colors are good as long as they are bright. Red typically symbolizes vitality, passion, energy, stability and spontaneity and as much as I wanted a pretty triple rainbow aura photo, red suits me very well this summer. I’m not sure if it’s just that summer in New York feeling or a couple of epiphanies following some life burps, but I’ve picked up a lot of energy the last couple months. I’ve perfected the art of booking up my moleskine® calendar, hitting the beach and heading out to the Museum of the Moving Image’s Jim Henson exhibit by myself during a bout of spontaneity.
For some reason, It hasn’t always been easy for me to know exactly what I want in life and then go for that. I know picking a place to eat dinner can be challenging territory for lots of hungry humans, but sometimes it’s so tough for me that I just give up and eat endless bowls of cereal. This summer I’ve learned a couple things: To love myself, first, and also to figure out what I want and just do it, dammit. You just have to go with what you feel and trust yourself. I’ve come to realize that if I was stranded on a desert island with no one else around, I might still have a pretty good time.
Before this aura photo, I’d never gotten any sort of reading before, and weirdly, I was nervous to have it taken. I wasn’t prepared to hear something about myself I didn’t already know. But as it turns out, getting your aura read is the same thing as getting a sweet photograph taken of yourself and hearing some vague remarks that reiterate what you might already know. —MAIA STERN