CITRINE – Stone of Abundance
Natural Citrine is actually quite rare. Most “citrines” on the market are artificially heat treated crystals, using low grade, inexpensive amethyst or smoky quartz, exposed to high temperatures to generate the bright yellow/orange colour often seen. In its natural state, citrine is usually a pale yellow, sometimes with an orange or reddish caste. While it is believed that the heat process does not damage the crystal, it is important to remember that heat treated “citrine” does not carry the same properties of natural citrine.
Citrine promotes success, prosperity, good fortune and abundance, especially in business. It is a stone of manifestation, helping to manifest abundance in many (sometimes unexpected) ways. Citrine also imparts generosity, encouraging you to share the wealth.
Citrine is one of the very few stones that never needs cleansing, because it does not absorb any negative energies from its surroundings, making it very stabilizing. It can be used to clear any unwanted energies or influences from your environment and your aura, as it dissipates negative energies of all kinds. You can also use citrine to cleanse your other crystals.
Citrine is associated with the solar plexus chakra located in the vicinity of the naval. The solar plexus is where your sense of identity, feelings of self worth, and personal power are seated. Thus citrine increases and strengthens your personal energy and power.
Mentally, citrine enhances mental clarity, helping you to think more clearly and effectively, and to focus on getting the task at hand done. It is useful in meditation and dream recall/dream work. It boosts your confidence and strengthens your willpower, reducing self-destructive tendencies. It increases creativity, and helps promote honesty.
Emotionally, citrine is an “uplifter”. It helps alleviate depression, self-doubt, anger and irrational mood swings. Yellow stones generally bring happiness and cheer to their wearers, and citrine is no exception, so it is helpful in overcoming emotional trauma and grief.
Spiritually, citrine is good for general psychic awareness and spiritual development. It enhances intuition and the connection with the higher self.
Physically, citrine is used by healers to help with digestion as it is considered beneficial to the endocrine and digestive system – cleansing, purifying and eliminating poisons that have built up. It is also reputed to be good for removing toxins, and overcoming addictions.
– In the furtherest left hand corner from the front door (Feng Shui)
– In the till/cashbox/safe
– In your purse/wallet
– With your other crystals as a cleanser
– Next to your bed to aid dream recall and eliminate nightmares/sleep disturbances
– In your meditation room/space
– Over or close to your solar plexus
- Type of Quartz (SiO2)
- Birthstone: November
- Chakra: Solar Plexus
- Star signs: Gemini, Aries, Libra, and Leo
- Colours: Yellow, orange
- Hardness: 7
- Crystal system: Trigonal
- Common Names: Success Stone, Merchant’s Stone
- Sources Include: Brazil, Bolivia, Soviet Union, Zambia, South Africa