Discover the Energy of Yellow Crystals: A Comprehensive Guide to Color Psychology and Healing Properties

We’re back with another week of color for our educational series, Crystallize the Rainbow!🌈 Throughout this journey we’re combining the fascinating world of color psychology with crystals and their properties.

Yellow is the color of happiness, positive energy, abundance, and mental clarity. 💛 Similar to orange, yellow feels like a burst of sunshine, warming our spirits and sparking happiness and light. Yellow crystals bring about happiness, abundance, mental clarity, and more, with each individual yellow crystal bringing it’s own unique flair! ✨

When it comes to the chakra system, the solar plexus chakra is represented by the color yellow. (you can learn more about chakras via our podcast episode HERE or our blog post HERE).

Yellow Color Psychology

Yellow is actually the lightest hue on the color spectrum so it’s really no wonder that it brings such an uplifting, illuminating, and cheerful energy. Emotionally, yellow evokes feelings of positivity, happiness, and confidence. It’s the color of optimism and hope, reminding us to look on the bright side and to embrace each day with a smile. When surrounded by yellow, we feel energized and inspired to tackle whatever challenges come our way.

Yellow is also said to bring abundance, physical energy, and mental clarity. Yellow really is a powerful force of positivity and light. Whether it’s brightening up a room or lifting our mood, yellow reminds us that life is full of endless possibilities and opportunities for growth and transformation. 💛

Yellow Color Psychology 🤝 Yellow Crystals

Even as a crystal shop owner, it can be really hard even for me to remember the exact properties of any given crystal. What REALLY helped me was learning / memorizing general color psychology and then applying that to crystals.

You can of course get specific with each yellow crystal’s properties but if you’re wanting to keep it simple and easy to remember – when you see a yellow crystal know that it’ll likely contain properties of yellow color psychology that I mentioned above.

Likewise for if you’re looking to support a certain emotion; seeking happiness, abundance, or mental clarity? Reach for a yellow crystal!

Yellow Crystal Properties

Here are a few yellow crystals with their specific beloved properties; and no surprise here, you’ll notice the common theme among them all tying back to yellow color psychology. 🤩


Yellow Fluorite: self-confidence + abundance + prosperity

Citrine: joy + focus + enthusiasm

Pyrite: success + abundance + motivation

Yellow Aventurine: prosperity + balance + optimism

Rutilated Quartz: protection + determination + strength

Yellow + the Chakras

Let’s explore the wonderful world of YELLOW via the chakra system, which beautifully intertwines color psychology and crystal properties. The chakra system originated in ancient India and while there is some discrepancy of how old the system is, we know it’s around 4,000 years old!

What’s a chakra?

Imagine your body as an energy playground filled with spinning wheels of color, consciousness, and power. These are your chakras; your personal energy centers that come in a rainbow spectrum of seven main wheels.

Starting from the base of your pelvis and traveling all the way up to the crown of your head, each chakra is like its own mini-brain, with its own set of superpowers. They’re not stacked in a hierarchy; instead, they work together as a team, governing every aspect of your life. From your physical well-being to your emotional state and even your psychology, these chakras are the ultimate power squad within you.

Learn more about chakras via our podcast episode HERE or our blog post HERE.

The Solar Plexus Chakra

Our solar plexus chakra is the place where our inner flames dance and flicker with confidence, self-esteem, and drive. Have you ever felt butterflies in your stomach when you’re excited or nervous? Or maybe a pit in your stomach when you’re scared or angry? That’s your solar plexus at work, responding to the emotions and energies around you.

Nestled in the upper abdomen, right at our sternum; our solar plexus is like a glowing ember, fueling our willingness to show up day after day with a spark of enthusiasm.

The the solar plexus chakra is often represented by the color yellow; because it really resonates with the vibrant energy of the color! Just as yellow symbolizes warmth, vitality, and positivity, the solar plexus chakra radiates with the same qualities. 💛

When focusing on our chakras, the goal is to have them balanced. Sometimes a chakra can be energy deficient and sometimes that same chakra could have too much energy.
While lots of energy may sound like a good thing, we actually don’t want an overactive chakra! If one has too much energy it means it’s compensating for something. So we want to make sure all chakras are balanced and in alignment.

An Energy Deficient Solar Plexus Chakra

When we’re energy deficient in our solar plexus chakra, we really struggle with our self-esteem and self-worth and often have overwhelming amounts of shame and doubt about ourselves and our value. We make ourselves small, we become the wallflower, are very self conscious, insecure, and even paranoid when our solar plexus is energy deficient.

An Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra

If we have too much solar plexus chakra energy or fire energy; it often looks like the opposite of what I described above with the deficiency. When our solar plexus is overactive we’re power hungry to a fault, extremely self-centered, apathetic, arrogant, critical of others, and very temperamental.

An Aligned Solar Plexus Chakra

When our solar plexus chakra is in alignment and balanced we are saying yes to fully living! We feel a sense of inner strength, confidence and we know and honor our self-worth. We feel like sunshine; we’re in alignment and humble celebration with who we truly and uniquely are.

Balancing our Solar Plexus Chakrs

By nurturing and balancing our solar plexus chakra, we can tap into our inner power and confidently navigate life’s ups and downs. Some ways we can take care of and bring our solar plexus chakra back into alignment are:

☀️ Spending time with the sun

🤸‍♀️ Twisting exercises / yoga positions

🏃‍♀️ Cardio workouts

🔥 A relaxing campfire or lighting a candle to enjoy

💛 And of course . . . using YELLOW CRYSTALS while doing the above activities

Our Favorite Yellow Crystals

Just like the color yellow in color psychology, yellow crystals also all bring a sense of happiness, confidence, and clarity to your emotional landscape. They’re like rays of sunlight, infusing your spirit with optimism and resilience.

Citrine, Yellow Aventurine, Yellow Jasper, Pyrite

Yellow crystals also serve as gentle reminders to stay focused on your goals and to trust in your ability to manifest your desires. With their warm and inviting energy, yellow crystals invite you to step into a state of flow and abundance. In essence, yellow crystals are powerful allies for anyone looking to energize their spirit and embrace life’s possibilities.

Mookaite Jasper, Yellow Agate, Yellow Fluorite, Rutilated Quartz

Yellow: The Happy Glow-Getter

Yellow radiates with the warmth of sunshine and the vibrancy of the world around us. It embodies the solar plexus chakra, empowering us with confidence, self-expression, and inner strength. Like a beacon of optimism, yellow illuminates our path, guiding us through challenges with its uplifting energy. Crystals like citrine, yellow calcite, and amber are revered for their ability to bring clarity, positivity, and abundance into our lives. Yellow inspires us to shine brightly, embrace our uniqueness, and seize every opportunity with courage and optimism.

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ICYMI: Here are the previous blog posts in the Crystallize the Rainbow Series | RED, ORANGE

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