Citrine crystals and gemstones are a powerful cleanser and regenerator that carries the power of the sun, this is an exceedingly beneficial stone. Lighter shades in color are said to govern physical body and its functions, and darker shades - the spiritual aspects of life. Citrine crystals are energizing and highly creative, they never need cleansing. It absorbs, transmutes, and grounds negative energy and protects the environment. It is particularly beneficial for attracting abundance and should be placed in a cashbox or purse and the wealth corner of the house. Encouraging sharing what one has, it imparts joy to all who behold it.
Citrine crystal encourages individuality, self-confidence and the courage to face and enjoy life. It makes us dynamic and encourages a desire for variety, new experiences and self-realization. As an aura protector, it acts as an early warning system so that action can be taken to protect oneself. Citrine cleanses and balances the subtle bodies, aligning them with the physical. Citrine is a useful stone for smoothing group or family discord. Citrine reverses self-destructive behavior and assists in acting on constructive criticism. It promotes inner calm, allowing your natural wisdom to emerge, and helps you move into the flow of feelings and become emotionally balanced.
Citrine bestows an exuberant enjoyment of life, joyfulness, cheerfulness, happiness, it is a positive and warm solar energy. It helps us overcome depression and free ourselves from oppressive influences. It improves individuality, improves motivation, activates creativity, and encourages self-expression and to be extroverted. Citrine helps us digest impressions we have received. It stimulates the ability to confront and help ourselves, to draw conclusions rapidly and to understand them.
Citrine is the yellow to orange variety of Quartz. Natural Citrine is not common, most Citrine on the crystal and gem market is produced by heat treating Amethyst and Smoky Quartz. It takes a relatively low temperature to change the color light to golden yellow, and heating to higher temperatures will give the stone a darker yellow to brownish-red color. The name Citrine is derived from the citron fruit, a yellow fruit similar to the lemon. In fact, citron means "lemon" in several languages, including French, and even in Greek it means lemon stone. The Roman legionnaires wore this stone on the breast in order to protect themselves from evil glances and envious intrigues. Throughout the Middle Ages, citrine was revered as a Sun stone, which was claimed to confer eternal life on the wearer.
Citrine crystals are long known as the Merchant Stone and is associated with abundance and prosperity consciousness. This dynamic crystal teaches how to manifest and attracts wealth and prosperity, success, and all good things. Citrine is a happy, generous stone and encourages sharing what you have and yet helps you to hold on to your wealth. Drawing abundance to you requires mental and emotional focus combined with the power of intention. Much more than mere wealth and possessions, prosperity is a state of mind that recognizes your own inner riches and trusts the Universe to provide appropriately for your needs.
Using Citrine crystals and gemstones raises your self-esteem, gives you self-confidence, and helps you to value yourself for who you are rather than what you do or own. It removes removes destructive tendencies. It lets you live in the moment rather than dreaming of what might be. Citrine gives you energy to manifest your own reality and to attract everything you need.
Citrine invigorates the body and activates the immune system. Beneficial for degenerative diseases, it encourages energy flow and balances hormones. Citrine energy enriches the spleen and pancreas, and combats infections or pain in the urogenital tract. Citrine-infused water (crystal elixir) is traditionally used to alleviate menstrual cramps and chronic fatigue. Citrine also simulates the digestion. It promotes the working of the stomach, spleen and pancreas and will even alleviate diabetes in its early stages. Citrine fortifies the nerves and has a warming effect.
Abundance is about living fully on all levels, and Citrine opens your mind to new possibilities in an abundant Universe. Place Citrine in the wealth corner of your home, farthest back and at the left as you enter the front door - to draw in abundance. If you tend to procrastinate or are hampered by toxic expectations, Citrine helps you let go of doubt, guilt, fear, or self-pity. It teaches you that what your mind conceives, it achieves.
Poverty consciousness, a mindset of lack, is a base and sacral chakra issue of powerlessness and the inability to create, often instilled by negative parental influences. To transform it into prosperity consciousness, place a Smoky Quartz over the Earth star chakra beneath your feet to ground you in the material world and Citrine over your base and sacral chakras to activate your manifestation flow.
It helps you focus on what you want to attract right now and teaches you that when you do what you live, abundance follows. With Citrine in your pocket, you can fulfill your dreams because you recognize that the Universe and your soul want you to succeed. This crystal encourages you to be grateful for the small joys of everyday life, sharing life's bounty and taking pleasure in giving. Citrine is on of the few self-cleansing crystals, but it still benefits from regular purification.
Citrine Properties and Metaphysical Information
Color: Light yellow, yellow, yellowish-brown reddish-brown, gold-brown, smoky gray-brown, translucent
Sources: Brazil, Russia, France, Spain, Scotland, Madagascar, UK, USA
Chakra: Sacral mainly, but also cleanses and reenergizes all chakras
Astrological Sign: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Scorpio
Numerology: 1, 6
Rarity: Natural Citrine is comparatively rare. Heat-treated Amethyst is often sold as Citrine.
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemistry: SiO2 Silicon dioxide
Minerology: Citrine is a yellow to orange crystal Quartz whose color is produced by tiny deposits of iron or slight doses of ionizing irradiation. It is created in hydrothermal solutions of magmatic, sedimentary or metamorphic origin.
Mythology: The term 'citrine' was used until the 16th century for many different yellow colored stones (beryl, zircon, etc.). It was not until 1546 that the term was first clearly assigned to yellow quartz. Modern citrine was then said to be able to strengthen the intellect and provoke a sunny disposition.
General Uses: Citrine crystals can be used for sensitivity to environmental influences, optimism, letting go of the past, self-esteem, self-confidence, concentration, depression, fears, phobias, individuality, motivation, creativity, self-expression, nightmares, Alzheimer's, itching, male hormones, detoxification, elimination, energizing, recharging, ME (Myalgic Encephalopathy), degenerative disease, digestion, spleen, pancreas, kidney and bladder infections, eye problems, blood circulation, thymus, thyroid, nerves, constipation, cellulite. As a crystal elixir: menstrual problems, menopause, hot flushes, balancing hormones, alleviating fatigue.
Emotions / Psychological Uses: Citrine crystals help to raise self-esteem and self-confidence, and removes destructive tendencies. It enhances individuality, improves motivation, activates creativity, and encourages self-expression. It makes you less sensitive, especially to criticism, and encourages acting on constructive criticism. It helps you develop a positive attitude and to look forward optimistically, going with the flow instead of hanging on to the past. This stone promotes enjoyment of new experiences and encourages exploring every possible avenue until you find the best solution.
Health / Physical Uses: Citrine crystals are an excellent stone for energizing and recharging. It is highly beneficial for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and reverses degenerative disease. Citrine stimulates digestion, the spleen, and the pancreas. It negates infections in the kidney and bladder, helps eye problems, increases blood circulation, detoxifies the blood, activates the thymus, and balances the thyroid. It has a warming effect and fortifies the nerves. Citrine is an eliminator. It's relieves constipation and removes cellulite. As a crystal elixir, it is helpful for menstrual problems and menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, balancing the hormones and alleviating fatigue. Citrine can also help with detoxification, female reproductive system, people suffering from diabetes, strengthens the intestines and gives protection against appendicitis. Strengthens the immune system and metabolism. In combination with amber, Citrine is even capable of healing abdominal complaints, inflammation of the stomach, ulcers and cancers in the early stages. Citrine / Amethyst crystal elixir (also called gem elixirs, crystal essences or crystal waters) is an excellent agent for promoting hair growth, and helps against dandruff and psoriasis. Citrine imparts invigoration to the physical body. It is useful for people who are particularly sensitive to environmental and other outside influences.
Application: Citrine should be warn on fingers or throat in contact with the skin. Wearing a Citrine point down brings the golden ray of spirit into the physical realm. Position as appropriate for healing. Use a sphere for meditation. For money or abundance - place in the wealth corner of your home or business, or in your cashbox or purse. Citrine fades in sunlight. Internal consumption as a precious gem essence or gemstone elixir is also extremely beneficial.