The Meaning of The Color Yellow

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The color yellow is the color of the sun and sunlight, so it makes sense that cheerfulness and happiness are associated with this color.

A golden yellow color indicates health and well-being in the Edgar Cayce readings. "Such people take good care of themselves, don't worry and learn easily. Good mentality is natural to them. They are happy, friendly, and helpful. 1

The colour yellow symbolizes joy and happiness. It is also related to wisdom, in thoughts words and deeds.

The positive characteristics of someone who has a well balanced yellow color energy include confidence, clear thinking, creativeness, optimism, forcefulness, courage, strength of character, a good sense of humor and lots of energy.

A clear yellow color allows clarity of thought. It increases awareness and allows good ideas to flow. Both reading and writing are helped by the color yellow. It has a fantastic healing effect on the nervous system as well.

Yellow color and yellow foods are thought to help children to understand and learn. In fact, research has been done that shows that children with attention disorders may benefit from yellow foods and Omega 3 fatty acids.

On a physical level the color yellow helps with digestion and helps to prevent or eliminate digestive issues such as constipation and flatulence. Yellow energy cleans the pores of the skin and helps with skin problems. It also affects the liver.

An imbalance in yellow colored energy can be a contributing factor to developing diabetes and other metabolism imbalances. In fact some authors have gone so far as to say that diabetes cannot occur in a body that has yellow energy in balance. If you have diabetes, you may want to look at ways to determine if you have enough yellow energy or an imbalance in the solar plexus chakra (see below for its connection to the color yellow).

As with other colors, the exact shade of yellow determines its ultimate effect on the psyche and the body. A clear, pure yellow keeps the mind alert. Adding green can cause one to feel more disoriented. Adding orange lends itself to a feeling of something being well established. Added a good amount of red can mean an interest in money and having security.

Generally, the negative aspects of the color yellow include a pessimistic attitude, skepticism and a feeling of restlessness. Someone who tends towards excesses, whether it be in food consumption, drugs, alcohol or sex may have an excess of yellow energy.

Excessive anger and the need to fight or cause strife are negative aspects of yellow as well. A person with a lot of yellow energy may also tend to be cowardly and appear aloof. They may talk a good talk but never actually do anything. They may feel a lack of purpose.

Yellow in the Chakra System:

The color yellow is associated with the third chakra, often called the solar plexus chakra.

The solar plexus chakra governs mental acuity, a sense of identity, vitality, desire, a sense of belonging and will.

Each chakra governs certain areas of the physical body. Distress in any of these parts of the body is the result of this chakra being out of balance. If your solar plexus chakra is out of balance you can develop diabetes, gallstones and ulcers as well as diseases of the large intestine.

Physical problems that stem from this third chakra arise because of issues with your emotions. You may have trouble controlling your emotions or with showing emotion. If you are having physical problems with the areas outlined above, you may want to look at balancing your solar plexus chakra and your yellow color energy.

Someone whose solar plexus chakra is balanced and who has sufficient color yellow energy is open and spontaneous. Bouts of anger, sadness or depression indicate a need for more yellow energy.

Yellow Gemstones

The color yellow can be found in the following gem stones: Amber, Citrine, Lemon Quartz, Honey Calcite, Topaz, Yellow Fluorite and Sulphur.

Carrying a yellow color gemstone can help to enhance decision making skills, so tuck one in your pocket or carry one in your purse when you need to make a decision.

Gemstones in the color yellow are thought to be the best stones for writers and those who speak publicly. They help you to express yourself clearly and eloquently.

Adding The Color Yellow in Your Life

Adding a particular color in your life, whether it is in the clothing you wear or the decor of your room, effects both your mood and those of the people around you, so care should be taken when adding color. Certainly have fun with color, but being aware of the effects it has and the best time to use each color makes the best and most productive use of color in your life.

Add Some Yellow To Your Life:

Add some yellow to your life:

  • When you are needing to make decisions and want to have a clear mind.
  • When you need to concentrate on something or remember things. In that sense, yellow is a good color for an office environment.
  • When you are feeling dissatisfied with your life.
  • When you feel panic.
  • When you feel burned out.
  • If you have digestive issues or flatulence.
  • If you have skin problems.
  • If you have weight problems, either wanting to lose weight or to gain it.
  • Because the color yellow is contains creative and intellectual energy, using yellow colored paper and yellow note pads is helpful for work or writing.
  • When you are feeling tired.
  • When you are feeling nervous.
  • When you are feeling sadness or melancholy, or depression.
  • When you are feeling the lethargic effects of dreary weather.

Do Not Add Yellow:

It is a good idea NOT to wear yellow if you are feeling the emotional effects of problems in your life. Yellow should not be used in institutions for those with mental issues.

Wearing Yellow

Wearing the color yellow is cheerful and tends to have an uplifting effect on both the wearer and those around you, so wear yellow when you want an emotional lift or you think it will have a positive emotional effect on those around you.

Wearing a yellow color can be particularly effective if you suffer from seasonal affective disorders during dull weather or long dark winters.

Wear yellow when you need to make decisions. It helps to keep your mind clear and improves decision making. It also helps your memory.

Yellow Characteristics

Day: Sunday

Sign: Leo for true yellow, Virgo for yellow/green

Planet: Edgar Cayce says Mars, other sources say the Sun for true yellow, Mercury for yellow/green

Gland associated with Yellow: Adrenal Glands

Yellow Foods: Corn, grapefruit, bananas, yellow peppers, lemons, eggs, pineapple, yellow squash

Yellow Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Topaz, Lemon Quartz, Sulphur, Honey Calcite, Yellow Fluorite

Chakra: The third or Solar Plexus Chakra

Read more about the color yellow and the meaning of colors here.

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1. Color and the Edgar Cayce Readings, by Roger Lewis
2. Colour Energy, by Inger Naess

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