Reading them differs. Some people can read as far as any fluctuation the person being observed experiences. But as far as the average person (myself included) can usually get is seeing them and decifering them from there. It's only suppose to be another sense not the only one you use. Take what you just feel about someone into account. Peoples energies are easy to catch. And just see what you see. You are yourself, you see things differently than anyone else. What do the colors mean to YOU? Not what does Wikipedia say the color means. What is the sense the energy and the colors give you? Hope this helped. I know only basics in aura reading, above is about everything I know.