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Yellow Quartz: Healing Properties, Uses, & Benefits

In this article we will talk about the yellow quartz and the many perceived health benefits associated with it. 

Crystal healing isn’t new. It’s been around for thousands of years. There are historic links to Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and India.

The earliest mention of healing crystals was in 400 BC.

While it’s been popularized by the New Age movement and a growing popular interest in spirituality, it really isn’t a newcomer in holistic healing.

Today we’re going to focus on one healing crystal, the yellow quartz.

Yellow Quartz Meaning and Facts

Yellow quartz is often linked to sunshine, willpower, joy, and the solar plexus chakra.

The most popular yellow quartz is known as Citrine, and it is distinctly different from the similarly colored Topaz.

Citrine’s color comes from the gemstone’s ferric iron content.

Most of the natural yellow quartz or citrine is found in Brazil, but it can also be produced hydrothermally in labs.

This quartz is most often associated with fire sign Leo and is considered the birth stone for the month of November. 

Other yellow crystals include the following.

  • Calcite
  • Yellow Tourmaline
  • Yellow Agate
  • Carnelian
  • Yellow Sapphire
  • Yellow Garnet
  • Yellow Diamonds
  • Amber
  • Yellow Jade

Whether you use Citrine or another type of yellow quartz in your practice or fashion, it is often associated with several health benefits in spiritual and holistic healing circles.

Let’s take a look at what is said about yellow quartz when it comes to healing. 

Yellow Quartz Healing Properties, Uses, & Benefits

Feng Shui Uses and Benefits of Yellow Quartz

Yellow Quartz can be used in the art of Feng Shui, or how energy flows in your home.

It is seen to represent abundance, wealth, self-worth, and wellness and can be used throughout the home.

Different placements in the home represent different energy centers.

You can also carry citrine in your wallet to stimulate prosperity in your life, ground yourself by carrying this crystal in your pocket, or put it in your office to encourage positivity there. 

Meditation and Yellow Quartz

While crystal healing may live in the realm of pseudoscience, meditation most certainly does not.

Meditation is proven science, and the benefits of meditating extend to both physical and mental health.

If you enjoy using crystals in your practice and/or believe they support your healing, you can use them in meditation.

They may help eliminate negativity and help you tap into your personal power. The stone represents joy, freedom, and optimism.

Grounding and Yellow Quartz

This crystal can also be used throughout the day to help soothe anxiety by assisting you in grounding to the present moment. It’s a great mindfulness tool.

Putting a yellow quartz in your pocket, car, or even your wallet can be handy when you experience anxiety.

Having something tactile you can hold when you’re feeling overwhelmed and anxious can help you remember to breathe, mindfully focus on the present moment, and calm yourself.

Using yellow quartz can be a reminder to see the bright side and find your hope and optimism.

Protection and Yellow Quartz

Citrine is a stone that is often used for protection from negative forces.

It’s a good stone to carry when you travel or when you’re going into a situation that causes you some anxiety.

Of course, it doesn’t have magical powers to protect you, so you’ll need to employ common sense and not put yourself at risk while carrying it. 


You can wear this crystal when you want to project confidence, wealth, and prosperity.

It’s the symbol of self-worth and personal power, and you can incorporate it in as an accessory to help you embody those characteristics.

It can serve both as representation and reminder.

Chakra Healing

Yellow quartz is most commonly associated with the solar plexus chakra, or area beneath the ribs.

This often connects yellow quartz to healing practices around the stomach, liver, spleen, pancreas, and small intestine.

While many healing practices may incorporate yellow quartz for healing purposes in this area, be sure to consult your doctor or qualified healthcare professional for any medical advice. 


You might feel surprised that people use gemstones to obtain guidance or to see into the future — or perhaps you’re already familiar with this technique.

From choosing gemstones from water or a bag, there are many ways to use them to get guidance from the Universe or to try to see into the future.

Of course, many believe that you have to have a natural gift or ability to use gemstones in this way, but others would suggest that you can develop these abilities.

Recommended read: How to Manifest Something by Writing It Down

Summarizing the Key Benefits of Yellow Quartz

 Yellow quartz represents, or may help, in the following:

  • It promotes abundance in all areas of life.
  • It helps strengthen your sense of self-worth.
  • They say it helps project greater confidence.
  • It has been linked to greater prosperity and is used when someone wants to manifest more in their lives.
  • It often represents optimism, joy, and positivity.
  • It helps bring illumination and clarity.
  • It helps repel negativity and ward off negative influences. 
  • Often symbolizes creativity.
  • Represents personal power.
  • It’s a representation of healing energy.
  • They say it provides the user with more stamina and energy.
  • It’s also reputed to bring a sense of calm and to soothe anxiety.

Yellow quartz sounds like it packs quite the punch.

While it has a big reputation, you might want to consider approaching any healing technique with a healthy amount of caution. 

Yellow Quartz and You

If you’re a skeptic when it comes to using healing for crystals, that’s actually good. We should all be a little skeptical when it comes to our health.

You should absolutely do your due diligence and conduct independent research about the efficacy of crystals on the human body. 

What you’re likely to find is that crystal healing is a pseudoscience, which means there are no peer-reviewed studies in academia definitely proving statistically significant results from using crystals for healing.

But… and there is a powerful but here … there is evidence that crystals work if you believe they work. 

The placebo effect is actual legitimate science. This is good news for crystal healing. If you believe it works, you will likely see benefits from using them.

If you don’t believe they work, it shouldn’t come as a shock that it doesn’t work for you.

However, it’s perfectly valid just to use crystals in your lifestyle and rituals for aesthetic purposes and to trust your doctor or other healthcare professional for medical advice.

In the interest of full disclosure, I have many crystals in my home. They serve both a decorative and aesthetic purpose.

You can embrace the use of crystals in everyday life purely for their beauty, or you can lean into learning more about how they help in healing. 

You’re sure to find many articles happy to expound on the benefits, uses, and healing properties of crystals — and just as many to refute them.

Whichever you choose, I hope you embody yellow quartz’s joyful optimism in your search for truth and healing. 

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