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.
Excellent, simple to understand introduction to how to start gridding with crystals by Dragonfae:
Gridding with Crystals.
Crystals are amazing. For thousands of years, through hundreds of civilizations, they have been used to protect, adorn, decorate and heal. Nowadays however as a culture we are a lot more skeptical about anything we cannot see with our naked eye.
What do crystal shapes mean, and how do they affect/influence the work a crystal can assist with? The chart below lists over 100 pictures and definitions of various crystal formations.
Crystals are classified by a number of categories: Internal lattice structure (as discussed in How Crystals Work); Outward Structure (Shape & Form); Colour and Mineral Composition.
Let’s start with the outward structure. Points and formations have deeply significant shapes and forms according to how they formed that affect how they transmit energy.
THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEANSING YOUR CRYSTAL
Crystals work very hard. They are constantly transmitting, absorbing and diffusing energy. When you buy a Crystal, it is very important that you cleanse it right away. This is to clear away all of the negative energy that the Crystal has absorbed and also to clear any “emotional residue” it may be holding – your Crystal has been handled and touched by many people before it reached you. Cleansing the Crystal also recharges and re-energises it. You need to cleanse your Crystal regularly to keep it functioning at its highest level.
HOW CRYSTALS WORK…
“All crystalline structures are formed of mathematically precise and orderly three-dimensional arrangements of atoms. This is the crystal lattice, which confers a high level of stability. It also gives Crystals their unique colours, hardness and physical, geometrical and energetic properties. Gemstones and Crystals have an amazing capacity to absorb, reflect and radiate light in the form of intelligent fields of stable energy that increase the flow of vital life-force within the human physical and subtle anatomy. By applying this stable energy or Crystal resonance in a coherent, focused way to dysfunctional energy systems, they holistically restore stability and balance. This results in the releasing of dis-ease bringing about restructuring and alignment” – From “Heal Yourself With Crystals” by Hazel Raven
FORMATION OF CRYSTALS
Let’s start at the very beginning: Crystals formed millions and millions of years ago as the Earth went through dramatic and volatile changes – shifting tectonic plates, swirling gasses and volcanic explosions.
Amber: Clear mind, inner peace
Adventurine: Money, prosperity
Amethyst: Balance, calm
Bloodstone: Creativity, healing
Blue Lace Agate: Healing, wishes
Carnelian: Personal power, happy home, fertility, strengthen magic
Citrine: Balance, self-esteem, wealth
Fluorite: Healing, team work, block electro-magnetic smog
Garnet: Focus, protection, healing, passion
Haematite: Protection, absorb negative energy, relieve grief or pain
Jade: Serenity, balance, luck, Spirit
Jasper: Flexibility, openness to new ideas and influences
Kyanite: Dispel negative energy, open communication
Lapis Lazuli: Psychic opening, sense spirits
Moonstone: Balance mood swings, comfort, psychism
Pearl: Peace, compassion, love, best at retaining positive emotions
Quartz: All purpose stone
Rhodochrosite: Sexual adventure, fertility, pregnancy
Rose Quartz: Love, happiness, self-esteem
Sodalite: Replaces Lapis, brilliant for headaches
Smoky Quartz: Dispel depression
Tigers Eye: Popularity, persuasion, travel protection
Turquoise: Protection, luck, psychic strengthening
Tourmaline: Grounding, repel negative energy, protect against electro-magnetic smog