Seven Colors of Music - Yellow
Seven Colors of Music

Yellow is the Golden Throne of Selfhood

Now the dance of Orange is complete
And I know who I have become.
I delight in my own image,
A bright star among many other bright stars
In the infinite cosmos.

Many lessons there are to discover
And my learning is incomplete;
Yet I am perfect at the center of my being.
My validity and power are without question.

The Yellow goal is to become a being that is complete unto itself. Red is like a young baby, having almost no awareness of self. Its awareness is mostly of its new and unfamiliar surroundings. In Orange the environment becomes friendly instead of unknown and there is more self-awareness. Growth can now happen. When the flower comes to full blossom it is now in the Yellow condition of selfhood. The tree that was once one among many in the forest now grows to full expression in the open field.

Growing to selfhood is always a struggle. It can only take place in the context of other individuals and a world in which you must sustain yourself. The self-identity that results is a combination of genetic predisposition and life experience. The individual who has reached full selfhood does not require the approval of others for a sense of well-being, and does not have a need to form judgments of others.

This person has a cheerful or serene nature that empowers others around him or her. Not every soul reaches this state on the first try. Yellow music encapsulates individual magnificence and the joy of fullness. It is happy in a way that emphasizes self more than the group. The hallmarks of Yellow music are a moderate to fast tempo, a feeling of lightness and joy, and a power that seems to strengthen your individuality. It is totally accessible: no mysteriousness, nothing ponderous or deep.

Fast-tempo music with a dark feel is rare but possible. It is heard in dramatic Romantic period operas occasionally. Such music is a dark form of yellow (“sunshine giving way to clouds”).

W. A. Mozart is the epitome of the light-hearted, self-assured composer. Most of his music reflects a joyous soul. His antics, his gregarious nature as a child and teenager kept him at the center of attention, and even when he performed for distinguished personalities throughout Europe he did it with a flourish. Only in his later years, after about age 30, did his mood and his music become more serious, especially his great choral works.

Chakra: Manipura (solar plexus)

Yellow Examples


Bach B Minor Mass / Credo
Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 / 1
Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 / 1, 3
Chopin Waltz, Op. 64 no. 1
Polonaises (Op. 40 & 53)
Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Haydn Symphony 94 / Finale
Symphony 99 / Finale
Symphony 100 / Allegretto
Symphony 101 / Andante
Holst The Planets / Mercury
Mendelssohn Spring Song
Monteverdi Confitebor
Mozart Piano Concerto 17 / 1, 3
Piano Concerto 23 / Allegro
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik / Rondo
Serenade K. 320 / 4
Serenade K. 250 / 3, 4
Symphony 29 / 1, 3, 4
Symphony 33 / 1, 4
Schubert Ballet music no. 2 from Rosamunde
Impromptu in E flat
Sonatina D. 384 / Allegro vivace
Sonatina D. 385 / Allegro moderato
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker / Dance of the reed pipes ('mirlitons')
Vivaldi The Seasons / Spring, Autumn, Winter
Verdi La Traviata / Gypsy Chorus
Aida / Ballet music


Beatles Here Comes the Sun
Beach Boys Good Vibrations
Judy Collins Both Sides Now

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