Looking through a kaleidoscope as a child was always fun until I started seeing the same thing in real life around everyone I knew.
Humans can sometimes see what they call an Aura. It’s a series of colors and images that define a person. They say it’s how a person is feeling – some can tell the past and future from them, but mostly it reflects the person’s current situation.
Me, however, I don’t see that type of Aura. I see a persons supernatural pattern. Dragons cast their aura as the shape of a dragon, you can almost make out their shape and size and even the color if you know what you are looking at. This is caused by the elements a dragon uses to shift in and out of their differing forms.
The same can be said for were creatures. I see their form like an additional shadow except it’s made out of light rays that only Magnus can see and truly only a Cesari can see the aura as it truly is.
Venatori and other supernatural creatures have a slight movement of the elements around them, that help them be supernatural. But with a Magnus you can see the elements oscillate around them. If they can bend fire, then the fire element is pulled towards them, and the others are pushed away. The stronger the element the more the oscillation. It can become sickening if you see the oscillation. I’ve seen some untrained abilities and they are typically all over the place where even a little training calms the oscillation to a set rhythm you can tune out.
Not everyone can see it, but most Magnus can, it’s how we weave our patterns, by copying what we see around us. It’s a necessity but can be come tiresome if you can’t ignore it.