Zodiac: Scorpio, Leo, Cancer
Planet: The Sun, Jupiter
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Found: Brazil, Africa, Madagascar, Russia, Spain, France, Scotland
Citrine, a member of the quartz family, is a silicon dioxide mineral with a trigonal crystal system. The yellow color of Citrine is caused by iron and can vary in shades from pale yellow to deep amber. Its name comes from the French word citron, meaning lemon. Most of the Citrine on the market today is heat treated amethyst – dark amber colored clusters are an example of this treatment. What is sold as a tumbled Citrine is heat treated – including our tumbled at the DG. The natural Citrine from Brazil is lighter yellow and there is beautiful deep yellow Citrine from Africa.
Because Citrine is quartz that has had iron introduced during its growing period, you will find beautiful combinations when other minerals also find their way into the growth structure, such as with powerful citrinated Smoky and Ametrine crystals.
As far back as 300 B.C., Citrine was used as a precious gem in Greece, and as a result of its color, is still sometimes mistakenly referred to as Golden Topaz.
Metaphysical & Spiritual Properties
Ruled by the lucky planet, Jupiter, and reminiscent of the golden, generous sun, Citrine healing stones are meant to instill happiness, joy, and goodness. In fact, this crystal’s healing properties revolve around its sun-like qualities; like sunlight, it energizes and encourages. It brings abundance and wellbeing. Wearing and carrying Citrine is like having a positive force around, inspiring confidence and goodwill.
It is also an overall cleansing stone, helping to purify not only the physical body, but the subtle bodies as well, bringing balance and connection with the higher realms. Natural Citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but rather transmutes, dissipates, and grounds it, making it extremely protective for one’s environment. A crystal should always be cleansed when first received, but Citrine naturally cleanses itself after that.
Citrine has an intensely positive effect on the psyche and one’s emotional outlook. This is the stone to use to help transform anger and negative emotions into positive ones. Through its cleansing energy, it releases darker feelings, tendencies, and thoughts, while at the same time bringing an awareness of divine energy through its ability to open the crown chakra.
Natural Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Carrying the power of the Sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action. Its frequency awakens creativity and imagination and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits.
Natural Citrine’s radiant yellow and gold energies activate, open, and energize 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. Otherwise what is drawn will become attachments that will eventually bring loss and sorrow to the possessor. [Melody, Ahsian, Hall]
~ Strengthens the inner light and sparks creativity and imagination. It is ideal for artists of all kinds.
~ Attracts wealth, prosperity, and success; Raises self-esteem and self-confidence; Transmutes, dissipates and grounds negative energies; Energizes on every level.
~ Natural Citrine tumbled stones, placed where light catches them, clears unfriendly ghosts from an area. Sprinkle a Citrine elixir weekly to prevent the negative energies from returning. [Eason, 89]
Works well with…
One should combine Citrine with stones based on where they feel additional energy is needed. When pairing with Labradorite, Heliodor, or Imperial Topaz it will add power to the third chakra. To increase creativity, use Citrine with Orange Calcite or Carnelian. To bring forward more spiritual energies from higher realms pair it with Amethyst, Petalite, Danburite, Apophyllite or Scolecite.