An aura was the distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place. 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.
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.
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". Conversely, she once claimed Ronald Weasley's aura was "pulsing" during a divination session.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- Harry Potter: The Character Vault (Mentioned only)
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ Oxford English Dictionary - Aura
- ↑ Writing by J.K. Rowling: "The Quill of Acceptance and The Book of Admittance" at Pottermore
- ↑ J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Movie Magic Volume One: Extraordinary People and Fascinating Places (see this image)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 6 (Talons and Tea Leaves)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film), Chapter 9