Secrets Of Color: Yellow


Feeling sad? Perhaps you are low on energy? Or maybe you want to attract abundance for a creative venture? Whatever the case, yellow is your color! In the third installment of the Secrets of Color series, contributor April McMillan dives into its powerful benefits.

Secrets of Color: The Power of Yellow

The third color in the spectrum is yellow. This color belongs to the planet Mercury. Mercury confers a quick intellect by stimulating the nervous system. To be quick-witted, the nerves should be in an active condition throughout the body so nothing can stay stagnant under the beneficial influence of this planet. Wisdom is conferred by Mercury and its color — yellow. Buddha always clothed his priests in yellow, for the color has stood for wisdom and intellect throughout the ages.

Yellow electric lamps or glass windows stimulate the nerves of the brain and the body. It also  cures a stagnant condition of the internal organs. They shouldn’t be used for highly nervous subjects

We find that yellow predominates spectroscopically in all herbs which, are purgatives or nerve-stimulants, such as senna, sulphur, fig juice, tartar, phosphorus and castor oil. An extreme amount of yellow has a disastrous over-stimulating effect upon the nerves, causing death, as with prussic acid and strychnine, which are very yellow. Dr. Babbit proved that plain water, hung in the sunlight in a sealed lens of yellow glass, becomes impregnated with very nerve-animating properties such as phosphorus and sodium, and that it will have a purgative action if drunk, where possibly other drugs have failed.

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This lens must not be filled entirely as it will absorb such highly expansive chemicals from the yellow rays that it would burst if full. What’s interesting to learn is that the treated water goes bad in a few days.

Yellow also corresponds to the musical note of E. Its jewel is the yellow topaz, and it represents luminosity. When seen in the human aura, yellow, if dark and crude, it tells of deceit, treachery and cowardice (we have all heard of the ‘yellow streak’!), but if pale, pure and luminous it shows high wisdom and intellectualism.

Healing Attributes:

Yellow provides energy for the muscular system, the nervous system and the brain. It stimulates and purifies the blood and lymph systems. It cleanses the liver, intestines, and the skin. It has a psychological effect on the body, creating feelings of cheerfulness and positivity. Illness that respond well to yellow include: constipation, diabetes, dyspepsia, eczema, flatulence, indigestion, kidney problems, paralysis, piles, rheumatism, and the spleen.

As Your Favorite Color:

If yellow is your favorite color you know how to express yourself well, and you thrive on new and different experiences. You enjoy entertaining and being entertained. You communicate well with others, and are full of good ideas. You have an excellent sense of humor, and can be the life and soul of a party when you want to be.



 Support in Daily Living:

Yellow helps you overcome frustration, loneliness, and depression. It is mentally stimulating and promotes concentration, good ideas, and clear thinking. It encourages you to communicate with others, and helps stimulate feelings of joy, happiness, and excitement. You should wear yellow if you have a tendency to take things too seriously, or underestimate yourself. It works against a depressed state of mind, and boosts esteem.

Flower & Hidden Desires:

A yellow flower symbolizes generosity, good fortune, abundance, prosperity, and fertility. Yellow roses symbolize friendship. A desire for creative self-expression.

Goal Pursuits:

You should use yellow if your goal relates to study or other intellectual pursuits. It should also be used for goals on communication. It can also be used to attract like-minded friends and to create an enjoyable environment.

Stone Healing: Solar Plexus Chakra {Manipura}

  • Amber – Amber is a powerful healer and cleanser of the body, mind and spirit. It also cleanses the environment. Amber draws disease from the body, healing and renewing the nervous system and balancing the right and left parts of the brain. It absorbs pain and negative energy, helping to ease stress. Amber clears depression, stimulates the intellect and promotes self-confidence and creative self-expression. It encourages decision-making, spontaneity and brings wisdom, balance and patience.
  • Citrine – It cleanses the chakras and opens the intuition. Citrine attracts wealth, prosperity and success. It imparts joy, wonder, delight and enthusiasm. Raises self-esteem and self-confidence. Stimulates the brain, strengthening the intellect. Citrine promotes motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression. Enhances concentration and revitalize the mind. It releases negative traits, depression, fears and phobias. It also helps balance your emotions.
  • Yellow Sapphire – Attracts wealth and brings prosperity to the home. It stimulates the intellect and improves overall focus, enhancing wisdom. Yellow Sapphire assists in bringing fulfillment of ambition. It aids in eliminating impurities from the body and stimulating the lymphatic system. Treats liver and gallbladder problems as well as disorders of the spleen and stomach.
  • Topaz – soothes, heals, stimulates, recharges, motivates and aligns the meridians of the body – directing energy to where it is needed most. It promotes truth and forgiveness. Topaz brings joy, generosity, abundance and good health. It is known as a stone of love and good fortune. Releases tension, inducing relaxation. Topaz promotes openness and honesty, self-realization and self-control. It aids problem-solving and assists in expressing ideas. Stabilizes the emotions, making you receptive to love from all sources. Yellow Topaz strengthens faith and optimism. It assists in recognizing your own abilities, instills a drive toward recognition and attracts helpful people. Bestows charisma and confidence with pride in abilities. Yellow Topaz regenerates cellular structures and is beneficial for nervous exhaustion and insufficient combustion of nutrients. It treats the liver, gallbladder and the endocrine glands.



– April McMillan


April McMillan is a fine art photographer from Bronx, New York. She took an interest to metaphysics and holistic practices through her self-discovery. Check her out at and

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