Yellow is the cheerful color associated with joy, creativity, energy, intellect and it is considered to be the happiest of all the colors in the color spectrum. Its energy brings wisdom, clarity and self-esteem. Like red, this powerful color has both positive and negative attributes and great care is recommend when using its energies.
Yellow is the color of the Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakra. Physically this chakra governs the digestive tract, liver, stomach, diaphragm, nervous system, pancreas and metabolism. It is also associated with self-worth and raw emotions. Use its energy to increase personal power, will, knowledge, creativity, laughter, mental clarity, humor, optimism, self-control, curiosity and awareness. Yellow aids in perceiving, intuition and understanding.
When there is an overabundance of yellow energy in this chakra one can become conceited, judgmental, demanding, a perfectionist, a workaholic, loud and rigid and will not be able to relax.
In Feng Shui the color yellow, depending on its intensity, can be either a fire element or an earth element. According to this ancient practice, the earth element rules the center of the house or a room. Its use in the home can bring a welcoming cheerfulness and energy. Adding the color yellow to a dark, dull room is a wonderful way to make up for insufficient light. Yellow is recommended for use in children’s rooms, entryways and living rooms, as it is the color of communication, health and friendliness. Yellow is also the Chinese color of luck, representing warmth, motion, wisdom and royalty. Golden yellows symbolize wealth and are thought to attract money, wealth, luck and success in business. Caution, prolonged exposure to intense yellow colors can cause anxiety, irritability and unrest.
Wearing the color yellow is said to aid the wearer in achieving goals and in gaining physical and mental power. It allows one to remain true to the self, giving one the self-confidence to use their personal energy and power in effective and efficient ways. Yellow wakes up and enhances ones natural abilities and exposes hidden talents. Wearing yellow allows one to once again find the fun, optimism and joy in life.
Yellow in advertising reflects sunshine and a joyful, young-at heart attitude. Its brightness captures the attention of all. Think taxi cabs, McDonald’s, Midas and Stanley Tools; their use of yellow in their advertising makes them hard to forget! The use of the color yellow is not recommended for luxury products as most men perceive the color as fanciful and childish. The color gold would be the better choice for a luxury product.
So if you are feeling down and mellow and looking for a natural way to feel joyful, happy and energized try some yellow energy today.