Citrine is a yellow to golden brown form of quartz that gets its coloration from lithium and aluminum molecules. It has a strong, vibrant energy and I absolutely LOVE working with this stone! It’s warm, expansive energy can really help to get your creative juices flowing. Plus it helps to support you as you work towards manifesting abundance, wealth and prosperity in your life. But there’s so much more to working with your Citrine crystals… Read on to discover everything you need to know about this incredible stone!
A Crystal Message about the Healing Properties of Citrine: “It’s time for you to fully embrace your courage, confidence, success, and self-worth.”
Common Healing Properties of Citrine:
- Increases creativity
- Shields your energy body from outside energies
- Activates your intuition
- Supports you as you work to manifest abundance, wealth, and prosperity
- Encourages sharing
- Promotes happiness and joy
- Increases your self-esteem and confidence
- Encourages a positive attitude
- Enhances your focus and concentration
- Supports you as you work to overcome your fears
- Increases ease of communication
- Balances your emotions
- Instills inner-strength and inner power
Zodiac Signs: Leo, Virgo
Elements: Earth, Fire
Companion Flowers: Coreopsis (Tickseed)
Companion Essential Oil: Amber
Companion Stone: Sodalite
Common Origins: Brazil, D.R. Congo
Notes: A variety of Quartz. May be natural or created by heat-treating Amethyst to change its color from purple to yellow.
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More About Citrine:
Citrine is a yellow to golden brown form of quartz, with most pieces a golden yellow that’s reminiscent of topaz. It forms naturally when trace amounts of lithium and aluminum are trapped in quartz, as it crystallizes. This is the same process that forms all colored quartz; the only differences being the trace minerals involved and the geologic conditions and temperatures the Quartz is exposed to. In fact, most citrine available commercially is made by heating amethyst (which takes its color from iron molecules), as naturally occurring citrine is rare.
Citrine is known as the “Merchant’s Stone,” because it is associated with success and prosperity. Older references are rare because it was confused with topaz until relatively recent times, but this use has been consistent. Citrine has historically been used to aid ailments of the digestive system.