The Color Yellow: What It Means and 7 Common Yellow Symbols


Each color that is visible to the human eye appears as a different color because of the vibration it reflects. When you look at a color, you are looking at the vibration that is reflecting off of a certain object. Because colors are essentially vibrations, the spirit realm loves to communicate with colors. Yellow is a powerful vibration and one that shows up frequently as a spiritual message. 

So, what does the color yellow mean? The meaning of yellow gives the message of confidence, joy, optimism, growth, and having the strength to take the next steps on your journey. It is an attention-grabbing color, so it usually appears when something is trying to get you to pay attention to a certain object or situation. The color challenges you to keep moving forward, despite any fear or insecurities that might be slowing you down. 

Depending on the object yellow is attached to, or the shade of yellow, the spiritual meaning could differ depending on the context. This article discussed the general spiritual meaning of yellow, as well as 7 common symbols that are usually attached to yellow that appear as spiritual communication. 


Spiritual Meaning of Yellow

Yellow is the color associated with the third chakra, or solar plexus chakra, which is all about confidence, manifesting, creativity and being comfortable in one’s skin. The solar plexus is all about connecting with your core identity and feeling comfortable with the person who you are. It is the center for self-expression and where you energetically go to exert your personal power. 

Spiritually, because of it’s high vibration, it is a vehicle for bringing spiritual concepts and attainments into the physical world. It is a color of miracles and magic. Those that are interested in attracting things into their reality should try to strengthen their solar plexus chakra and yellow vibration of their aura. 

With that said, yellow is an energy amplifier and makes you feel whatever emotions you are feeling even more.  If you are agitated, it will make you feel more agitated. If you are positive and joyful, it will make you feel even more so. 

If you do not feel comfortable with the color yellow, this could be because there are some emotional imbalances in your energetic and emotional states, such as anxiety, depression, sadness, agitation or stress. You should not surround yourself with a lot of yellow unless you are in a balanced and stable state emotional and energetically. 

In this way, yellow can be seen as positive or negative depending on the current emotions you are working through. It amplifies and gives life to whatever state of mind you are choosing to align with. 

This aligns with the positive psychological effects that the color yellow has in someone who is balanced mentally and emotionally, such as: 

  • Energy
  • Warmth
  • Vitality and good health
  • High metabolism
  • Optimistic
  • Feeling witty and having clarity
  • Confidence

But it also aligns with the negative effects that too much yellow can have if someone has any mental or emotional imbalances, such as: 

  • Agitation
  • Irritation
  • Frustration
  • Impatience
  • Feeling critical or judgemental
  • Insecurity
  • Fear of not being enough

If you want to know what it means when you have a yellow in your aura, you can read an article I wrote here: Yellow In Your Aura: What It Means And How To Read It


Spiritual Meaning of Yellow in Dreams

It can be hard to remember the small details of dreams shortly after waking, and this is especially true with colors. It is one of the first details that slips from your memory. If you can remember that you dreamt of something that is yellow, pay attention! 

This means that the symbol or object is very important, as the color has left a lasting impression on you for a reason. 

This is particularly true with animals. If you had a dream of a yellow animal, write it down in your dream journal. Try to remember the emotions you felt in the dream. Were you happy or sad? Scared or surprised? Excited or indifferent? 

It is common to have dreams of yellow animals. Dreaming of a yellow animal tells you information about how your primal instincts and the intuition from your higher self are aligned. If you are scared of a yellow animal, you may be scared of tapping into a stronger spiritual part of yourself. If you are indifferent to seeing a yellow lion, you may be numb to your intuition and are living your life on autopilot. 

In general, yellow can have two very different meanings depending on the emotions you feel around it. 

If your dream feels positive and uplifting, it can represent a new layer of inner intelligence, wisdom, joy, and strength. It can mean you feel comfortable with who you are and the positive impact you can have on the world. You feel significant and that your life here is not wasted. 

If your dream feels negative or depressing, it can be a sign that your personal power is being subdued in some way. This could be from an outside source, such as a person or job. It could also be from yourself, such as having a fear of letting others see your true potential. It often means insecurity and a lack of confidence. 


Spiritual Meaning of Yellow Bird

Yellow birds are different from showing primal instincts and are spiritual messengers communicating to you about your personal power. 

If a yellow bird visits you when you feel that you have been defeated, the message is that you are stronger than you think. You do have the strength to make it through the storm. 

Yellow birds are cunning, witty and confident. Do you remember the show Selvester and Tweety? Tweety was always getting himself out of the clutches of Selvester. A yellow bird carries the message that there is always a way out if you trust yourself and tap into your personal power. 

Yellow birds can show up more frequently if you are being faced with something that makes you feel scared or unsure of yourself. This is usually starting a new business or confronting someone who is suppressing your potential. Whatever the new challenge is, it will only strengthen your confidence and belief in yourself. 

Spiritual Meaning of Yellow Finch

A yellow finch represents abundance and success. It is a great sign if you are feeling that there is a lack of finances or love in your life. The message of a yellow finch is that this is temporary and there will be days ahead that are full of abundance – whether that be financial or emotional. 

If you are thinking of starting a business venture and you keep seeing a yellow finch, it may be a sign that you should go for it. 

Yellow finches are fast movers, so fast energy is what they are bringing into your reality. If you want to keep up with the energy of a yellow finch, you have to change your mindset to focus and keep moving towards your goal no matter the cost. This energy will bring in a very high manifesting power. Don’t be afraid of things changing, because if you want to keep up with a yellow finch, your reality will change. 

Seeing a yellow finch is a sign that you DO have the power to manifest a higher version of yourself, but it does take work and confidence in yourself. 


Spiritual Meaning Of a Yellow Butterfly

Butterflies are very sensitive to the energetic currents that flow in and around every object, shaping the fabric of our reality. If there is a ripple in an energetic field, a butterfly will sense it and change course. 

It is becoming more widely understood that our thoughts and desires have an energetic impact on the world around us. With every new thought, dream and word spoke, the vibration is carried out throughout this field of connectivity. 

Butterflies can sense this, and ride on these ripples. Because of this, butterflies are the physical manifestation that your prayers have been received, and there are things working under the surface to move you closer to your desired reality. 

The color of the butterfly can give you a lot of information about the information coming back from the desire you put out into the ethers. With a yellow butterfly, the answer is this: Your prayer will be answered if you meet the universe halfway

Yellow is the color of action and forward movement. The lesson with yellow is that when you face your challenges and do hard work, you will feel more confident in yourself and become more embodied in your highest version. 

The message with a yellow butterfly is that you need to do more work on feeling confident, so things you want will not be given to you on a silver platter without you having to work for it. Your goal will be achieved if you face your fears and do the work. 

It usually only takes 10% action, and the universe will meet you the other 90%. 


Spiritual Meaning of Yellow Jacket (or Yellow Wasp)

Seeing a yellow jacket, or dreaming about a yellow jacket (or wasp) is a sign that you are not wanting to confront some difficult emotions or situations, particularly with family or loved ones. 

Avoiding to confront these emotions may seem like the best choice in the moment, but the longer these emotions are ignored, the more resentment they cause. 

Many reasons why one doesn’t want to confront someone is because they don’t feel as though they have the personal power to speak up. They feel as though the other person will get their feelings hurt or not like them if they argue. 

If this is you, the sign that a yellow jacket is sending you is to stand up to your family members, friends, co-workers, partners, or whoever else. The unspoken resentment will keep building until it will feel like a sting. 

Once you harness your own personal power, others will respect you and let you bee (ok, bad pun).


Spiritual meaning of Yellow Flowers

Yellow flowers represent self-love. The color yellow is all about tapping into your personal power and feeling confident in who you are. This requires an immense amount of self-love. 

The message that yellow flowers give is that you cannot love others, or allow others to fully love you, if you do not love yourself first. This could a great period to turn your dating app off and start dating yourself. Or take yourself on a solo vacation. 

You deserve everything you want in life, and often times we expect others to be the ones that can give us a life of happiness and contentment. The color says: a life full of happiness can only come from you and your own state of mind

If you keep seeing yellow flowers, perhaps it may be time to go on a long meditation retreat or participate in something that can reconnect you to yourself. 

If you see wilted or sick yellow flowers, it could be a sign that the relationship you are in is draining your personal power. It might be a good idea to reflect on what you want in life and ask yourself if your partner is moving you closer or further from this goal. Partners should be empowering each other, and helping each other grow and evolve. 

Spiritual Meaning of Yellow Roses

Yellow roses have one of the highest vibrations in the entire plant kingdom. A yellow rose represents a new layer of optimism, joy and connection with others and your environment. 

If you keep seeing yellow roses, or keep receiving yellow roses, it is the universe flirting with you. The message is that you are special and you should recognize how lovely you are. 

It is a way for the universe to help you receive love, and feel deserving of that love. You should feel very flattered if you keep getting surprise yellow roses. 

Visualizing yellow roses in your meditation is a great way to instantly raise your vibration. Picture the yellow rose to absorb any external or negative energy, then throw the rose outside of your energetic field and send the energy back to its original source. 

Spiritual Meaning of Yellow Tulip

Yellow tulips are a sing of unconditional love. The message is that no matter what you do, think or say, there will always be a constant stream of love flowing towards you. The law of nature is that life-force can only be loving you, and nothing else. 

If a partner gives you yellow tulips, or you receive them from someone special, it can be a sign of a very pure and devoted partner. 

Dreaming of yellow tulips could give you a lot of information about how compatible and loving your friends or partner is. For example, if you dream that someone has stepped on a yellow tulip, it could be a sign that their love is conditional, and therefore they may be manipulating you. If you receive tulips from someone in a dream, it may mean that you two have deep karmic contracts that you are bonded to for this lifetime. 


Summary

There are countless ways to interpret what yellow means if you are listening to it as spiritual communication. While there are general ways to read yellow, you are your own best source for this intuitive information. 

If you see a symbol that is yellow, write it down, and find some time to meditate on it. What lessons are you trying to learn? What significant events led up to you seeing the color?  How does the color make you feel? 

Colors mean different things to different people, so use colors as a way to strengthen your own intuitive language. If you sit still and listen for long enough, an answer will arrive.  

Rose Putnam

Rose is the owner and founder of Crystal Clear Intuition and the author of the blog. She is a trained Intuitive Coach and does intuitive readings, coaching and healings. She is passionate about meditation and is a meditation teacher and mentor.

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