Citrine is a yellow-to-golden member of the quartz mineral group. A deep golden variety from Madiera Spain can resemble the costly imperial topaz gem stone, which is one reason that citrine is a popular birthstone alternative to those born in November.
Citrine is a transparent, yellow variety of Quartz, ranging in color from pale to golden yellow, honey or almost brown, and may contain rainbow or sparkle inclusions. The name comes from the French word citron, meaning lemon. It was used as a gem in Greece as far back as 300 B.C., and because of its color, is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Gold Topaz, Madeira or Spanish Topaz, or Safranite. Much of the commercial Citrine on the market is heat-treated Amethyst or Smoky Quartz that produces an enhanced Citrine color, usually a deeper amber or orange-reddish shade. Most Natural Citrine is a pale yellow color.
Citrine has been called the “stone of the mind”. Ancient cultures believed that placing a citrine on the forehead of an elder would increase his psychic power.
Citrine brings happiness, joy and optimism into your life. One of only two minerals on the planet which do not hold or accumulate negative energy, but dispels and transforms it.
Natural Citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but rather transmutes, dissipates, and grounds it, making it extremely protective for the environment. It works out problems on both the physical and subtle levels, transforming negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones. It is one of only two crystals on Earth that never needs to be cleared or cleansed. The other is Kyanite.
Aids in matters of daily living. It is said citrine will open the mind to new thoughts. Often used by healers to increase self esteem.
Men are drawn to golden Citrine for the courage and self discipline it offers. Getting tasks done, developing self worth and mastering the ego are all achieved through the energies of Citrine.
Successful Outcome: Citrine is the best stone to use when trying to “Take care of Business” whether it be accomplish business matters, education, or settle family matters. This includes legal issues and lawsuits when materials or money is involved.
Light: Citrine is SUN energy – Used during the Middle Ages to treat people whose energy and moods become depressed during the long winter months, or during a long spell of rainy, overcast weather.
Wealth: The lucky “Merchants Stone”. Carry Citrine if you have a lot of material wealth, to help from becoming greedy and too attached to material possessions. Citrine will help you focus more on the giver than the gift.
Materialism: Although this stone is particularly good for material wealth, prosperity and career success, our value is not determined by what we own, but by WHO we are. Success as a human being goes far beyond a large paycheck. What determines your value to you? I will be very surprised if your answer is simply a large bank account. This is a stone of abundance and manifestation, attracting wealth and prosperity, success and all things good. It also encourages generosity and sharing good fortune. Citrine assists in all fast money ventures, and is especially helpful in financial speculation and for commercial success. Carry one in the purse or wallet to attract money and stop excessive outflow.
Entrepreneurs: Especially good for people starting a new business!! Supports your material and business SUCCESS in addition to supporting your business plans and successful associations with vendors, partners, and suppliers.
Relationships: Excellent stone for smoothing family or group problems, cutting to the quick of the situation and speeding up the process. Carrying a Citrine attracts love and happiness, and guards against those who would break your heart. It is also an effective shield against spite and jealousy.
Communication: Often carried in the pocket of public speakers, to give courage and strengthen communication skills. It will help you think clearly and bolster your confidence. could come ine handy, as in “Would you like to share your story tonight…?”
Citrine prepares your body, emotions, and mind to release what no longer serves and to accept what we need in order to move to the next higher state. This aspect of Citrine also has a greater overall purpose – to help you fulfill your spiritual potential by encouraging you to embrace ever-greater states of consciousness.
Finally, Citrine is the HAPPY Stone, full of Joy and Sun energy .. .. so wear Citrine whenever you feel down, and LIGHTEN UP!
Natural Citrine enhances physical stamina and energy, supports the endocrine system, and encourages proper metabolism. Citrine stimulates digestion, the spleen and pancreas. It helps keep skin, nails, and hair healthy, and is good for relieving skin irritations and allergies, especially those caused by food or chemical intolerances.
An excellent crystal for overcoming depression, Citrine reduces the sensitivity to criticism and inspires creativity and self-expression. It raises self-esteem, and by letting go of the past, allows one to move forward optimistically, enjoying new experiences and explorations. Natural Citrine is a powerful purifier of one’s will center, helping to identify and heal issues of power abuse and feelings of helplessness. It enables one to understand what is necessary to resolve those situations, and provides the courage and fortitude needed to make difficult decisions and take action.
Natural Citrine’s radiant yellow and gold energy activates, opens, and energizes the Solar Plexus and Navel Chakras, directing personal power, creativity, and intelligent decisiveness to enhance the physical body. Its foremost energy is to aid in manifestation. When one is totally attuned to the creative Life Force, simply clarifying, defining and projecting what is wanted will draw those purposes toward the person like a powerful magnet. It is very important to use this power of attraction only for the highest good.
Citrine is sometimes used to help with digestion as it is considered beneficial to the endocrine and digestive system – cleansing, purifying and eliminating poisons that have built up. Citrine is an excellent stone to calm and soothe distressed conditions. Relieve depression, digestive problems (including constipation and diabetes). It will give joy and love to the owner.
Sources of citrine
Sources of citrine include Brazil, Bolivia, several African countries and parts of the Soviet Union.
Color: translucent yellow to golden brown
Star Stone: Gemini, Leo (Ancient)
Birthstone: November (Ancient)
Vibrates to the Number 6
Energies: Money, Luck, Protection, Healing
Chakra: Third Chakra – Solar Plexus
Anniversary Stone: 13