Hermione Granger: "I don't think it looks like a Grim."
Sybill Trelawney: "You'll forgive me for saying so, my dear, but I perceive very little aura around you. Very little receptivity to the resonances of the future."
Hermione Granger and Sybill Trelawney[src]

An aura was the distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place.[1] Within the wizarding world, auras can have magical connotations.

Squibs occasionally have a magical aura around them after birth, which can cause the Quill of Acceptance at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to incorrectly identify them as a wizard at first. True wizards, however, will show signs of magic later in life, whereas Squibs will eventually have their aura fade.[2]

In the 6 December 1926 issue of The New York Ghost, C. Williamsum reported that there was a "sinister" aura around New York, and that master aurologists had been called in from Seoul, Korea to investigate it.[3]

During a Divination class in 1993, Sybill Trelawney told Hermione Granger that she perceived very little aura around her, indicating that she had "very little receptivity to the resonances of the future".[4] Conversely, she once claimed Ronald Weasley's aura was "pulsing" during a divination session.[5]


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