- Mineral: Quartz
- Chemical composition: SiO2
- Color: Yellow to orange to orangy red
- Refractive index: 1.544 to 1.553
- Specific gravity: 2.66 (+0.03/-0.02)
- Mohs hardness: 7
Citrine is a stone as bright as its energy. Everything about this stone emanates positivity and joy. Even its name, which is derived from the French word for lemon, carries a sense of sun and joy attached to it. Found naturally in Brazil, Africa, Madagascar, Spain, Russia, France, Scotland and USA, this gemstone has been an ornamental gem for civilizations as early as 300 B.C., and a favorite with jewelry makers since the ancient Greeks and Romans. Even in first century A.D., citrine was being fashioned into cabochon rings and used in intaglio work. Later in the 17th century, Queen Victoria would become fascinated by the beauty of the stone, and as a result it would be used by Scottish men in kilt pins, shoulder broaches, and to adorn their swords and the handles of their daggers. The stone’s popularity resurged again during the Art Deco era, as early Hollywood stars boasted citrine jewelry like elaborate brooches, grand necklaces and other pieces where large faceted citrine was the center piece.
Citrine Physical Healing Energy
Natural Citrine enhances physical stamina and energy, supports the endocrine system, and encourages proper metabolism. It is beneficial for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and may aid in reversing degenerative disease. It is thought to balance the thyroid and facilitate the diminishment of growths.
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.
Natural Citrine is beneficial in eliminating infections of the kidney and bladder, and in the treatment of bed wetting, particularly in young adults. As an elixir, Citrine relieves menstrual and menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, hormone imbalance and the alleviation of fatigue. It may also be used for nausea and vomiting, and morning sickness.
Citrine activates nerve impulses, strengthening intelligence and the intellectual faculties of concentration and wisdom. It also aids in short-term memory loss.
Citrine Emotional Healing Energy
Citrine opens the higher mind to accept joy in one’s life, releasing anger and negative feelings, deep-seated fears and destructive tendencies. 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.
Citrine Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy
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. Otherwise what is drawn will become attachments that will eventually bring loss and sorrow to the possessor.
The gold ray produced in high quality Citrine, especially in faceted form, also stimulates the Crown Chakra, and can be used to channel pure Crown energy back to the Solar Plexus and Navel, allowing for synthesis between the intellect and the body’s total perfection. It increases clarity of thought, mental focus, and protects and directs the use of the creative Life Force in one’s life.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is the energy distribution center and the chakra of relationships. This chakra is located between the rib cage and navel, and controls the immune and digestive systems. When in balance, you have strength to fight infections, are free of allergic reactions, and are able to use the nutrients you ingest. It also allows you the freedom to interpret the world through your own thoughts and emotions and not live in fear of violating the dictums of others.
The Navel, or Sacral Chakra, is located below the naval and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. It controls the flow of energy and is the center of gravity of the body. It is the center of the Life Force, and controls the flow of information from the body to the mind and from the mind to the body. Gut feelings, intuition, and other “non-linear” communication comes from this chakra. When it is in balance you have grace, feel pleasure in life, find you are flexible and can “go with the flow” and do so in good spirit.
The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life.
Citrine Spiritual Energy
Natural Citrine is an excellent crystal for those who are overly sensitive and extremely vulnerable to outside energies and influences. Worn, carried, or used in crystal healing, the radiant yellow color will increase the amount of light surrounding the body and protect the aura. It is also a good talisman to have in situations where one needs to feel confident and secure.
High quality Citrine reflects the golden ray so clearly it beams positive sunlight energy directly into one’s environment. In single generator form, Citrine crystals can be set in gold and worn with the termination point facing downward, channeling the crown energy into the body.
Citrine Cathedral Quartz is particularly useful to those who have experienced emotional or physical lack, especially ingrained poverty consciousness over several lives. The crystal returns to the problem’s core and corrects the underlying belief, replacing it with a positive outlook, and allowing for spiritual and physical abundance to carry forward.