Most crystals travel long distances and may change hands many times before they reach their permanent owner. Throughout their journey to you, the stone may absorb a lot of energy, and in order to restore it to its natural state,…
Crystals have amazing powers for healing and promote the flow of positive energy into, and negative energy out of, the body. They work with our body’s Chakras, employ energy from the sun, moon, and oceans to improve our states, and their vibrations and energies lift up our mind, mood and health.
Each crystal contains its own unique healing properties and powers, but today I want to tell you about 6 things that Citrine crystals will do for you.
What are Citrine Crystals?
Citrine crystal is the most common type of crystalline Quartz. For centuries, it has been known for possessing the healing properties of the sun, and protection against snake venom, evil thoughts, and heartache. Citrine’s name comes from the French word for lemon, even though these crystals more frequently occur in shades of red to orange, rather than yellow.
Using the Mohs scale, Citrine has a hardness value of 7, making it scratch-resistant and ideal for placement into jewelry such as rings and bracelets. Because Quartz is the second-most common mineral on earth, the price-per-carat of Citrine is relatively low, making it an affordable stone for large statement pieces.
Citrine is the birthstone for the month of November and the gemstone for the 13th wedding anniversaries.
Where Does Citrine Come From?
Naturally occurring Citrine comes from the Ural Mountains in Russia and in Madagascar. However, most Citrine, which is really heat-treated Amethyst, comes from Brazil. Additionally, Ametrine—or Amethyst and Citrine that naturally occurs together—can be found in Bolivia.
Natural vs. Heat-Treated Citrine
Natural Citrine is very rare and usually occurs in pale colors, so it became common practice to apply a heat treatment to purple Amethyst, creating a permanent tawny shade of Citrine. Over the last few years, heat-treated Citrine has become common, and the stone has remained affordable for those wanting to add it to their collection.
Confusion with Topaz
For many years, Citrine was confused with Topaz, due to their similar colors. However, Topaz is a completely different stone. It is harder, heavier and possesses a higher refractive index. Due to this confusion, the symbolism of Citrine and Topaz is forever intertwined.
Varieties of Citrine
There are several variations of Citrine, including:
Bright orange Citrine.
Citrine with a golden yellow color.
Yellow Citrine/Lemon Quartz
This is a light to dark yellow Citrine without any orange, brown, or red tints.
Brownish-red to orange-red Citrine.
A combination of Amethyst and Citrine, this is a unique gemstone that comes in a multicolored yellow-purple hue. The only known large deposit of Ametrine is in the Anahi Mine in Bolivia, however, there have been a few sporadic findings in other South American Amethyst deposits. These gems come in various combinations of colors and patterns; and they are often cut to produce a stone that is half gold and half purple. However, sometimes both colors are present in a mixture and there is sometimes even a checkerboard pattern with a clear distinction between Amethyst and Citrine.
6 Things Citrine Crystals Will Do for You
Citrine, a variety of Quartz, is a premier manifestation stone that possesses strong amplification properties, especially when combined with the power of affirmations, meaning that, when combined with other stones, it enhances their powers.
If you are interested in introducing Citrine into your life, check out these 6 things that Citrine crystals can do for you:
1. Citrine attracts wealth and prosperity.
Known as the “merchant’s stone,” Citrine attracts wealth and prosperity to wherever it is placed. So, carry Citrine in your wallet or purse to lure more money into your possession and place Citrine in your safe or cash drawer to invite financial success to your business.
2. Citrine heals Your Solar Plexus and Third Eye Chakra.
Citrine is a healing crystal for issues affecting the Solar Plexus and Third Eye Chakras.
The Solar Plexus, also known as the Celiac Plexus, is located in the stomach, in front of the aorta. This is an intricate system of radiating nerves and ganglia that is part of the sympathetic nervous system and it plays a critical role in the functioning of the adrenal glands, stomach, kidneys and liver. Several conditions, including both physical and emotional issues, may lead to Solar Plexus pain, such as anxiety, acid reflux, asthma, bronchitis, diabetes, gas, indigestion, pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, pulled muscles, stomach ulcers, trauma to the blood vessels or internal structures, and more.
Heal this area of your body during meditation by placing it on the Solar Plexus. Then, breathe in and allow the crystal’s energy to clear your aura and energize the Chakra.
Third Eye Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra is the energy center within our bodies that is responsible for intuition, perception, manifesting, thought, imagination, self-awareness, and balance. It is located in the middle of the forehead, just above the eyes, and is the center of intuition and foresight.
Known as the “energizer crystal,” Citrine improves energy, physical stamina, and endurance, strengthens the endocrine system, and enhances metabolism. This crystal provides balance to the thyroid, slows the development of growths, and may even provide relief for those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and aid in reversing degenerative diseases.
3. Citrine soothes fear and anxiety and instills confidence.
Citrine provides relief to those who suffer from fear and anxiety by activating the Solar Plexus, the seat of the Will. Additionally, this crystal strengthens our self-esteem and creates a vibrant flow of energy in and around one’s body, giving us a sense of personal power. When you need to feel confident, wear a Citrine talisman.
4. Citrine will help you to think more clearly
Citrine allows us to think more clearly by opening up our Third Eye Chakra, which is the sixth chakra, located on the forehead, between the eyebrows. It is the center of our intuition and foresight and provides us with our imagination. Citrine alleviates issues with the Solar Plexus, which gives us our personal power.
This crystal also enhances our ability to take the right action when faced with difficult decisions, deepens mental clarity, and activates our intuition, which allows us to come to an answer more easily. Combine Citrine with Tourmalinated Quartz to further enhance mental clarity.
Use Citrine as a point in the room to gaze upon as you meditate. The crystal will facilitate the clearing of your thoughts and allow you to gain clarity and find the answers you are seeking.
5. Citrine will stimulate your creativity.
Even the most creative of us become stuck sometimes. Luckily, Citrine can help you to get out of a creative slump and make your juices start flowing again.
6. Citrine will bring happiness, joy, and positivity into your life.
Citrine promotes feelings of happiness, joy, and positivity and will help you to manifest it in your life. The crystal diminishes negativity and inspires new beginnings—the perfect stone for a new year!
How will Citrine positively influence your life? Contact me today to find out how you can alter the energy within yourself and your surroundings with crystals.
About Michal Mael:
Michal’s worldly background made her the perfect ambassador for nature’s gems. She was born in Israel to parents of Iraqi, Yemenite, and European origins moved to America at a young age and grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. As a pre-teenager, she mastered sales in her mom’s retail store, and by the age of 19, Michal opened “Jewels of the Nile,” a traveling business selling beads, statues, antiques, and crystals.
Through decades of traveling the world to handpick and sell gems, Michal became a leading expert on rocks and minerals. Transforming any environment with Nature’s Art Decor™ is her specialty. Michal believes that each crystal has a specific purpose and place in life, business, and the home. Tranquility and abundance can be achieved through the right placement of Nature’s Art.
From international businessmen and women to Beverly Hills celebrities, and everyone in between, Michal uses her expertise to place the exact crystals needed, giving clients the alignment they desire in both home and work environments. She has developed her own technique and system of Energy Positioning Placement™ and teaches audiences about stones and energy all over the world.