Crystal System: Trigonal
Chakra: Cleanses and Re-energizes All
Energy Vibration: 6
Zodiac Sign: Aries, Gemini, Leo, and Libra
Source: Brazil, France, Madagascar, Russia, UK, and USA
Beneficial For: Concentration, Creativity, Depression, Energizing,Fears, Individuality, Motivation, Nightmares, Optimism, Recharging, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, and Self-Expression
Citrine is a variety of quartz, whose color ranges from pale yellow to brown due to different impurities. Natural citrine is very rare and most commercial citrine is simply heat treated amethyst or smoky quartz. Heat treated amethyst will have small lines in the crystal, as opposed to a natural citrine’s cloudy or smoky appearance. It is nearly impossible to differentiate between cut citrine and yellow topaz visually however they have different hardness scales. Brazil is largest producer of citrine. Citrine gets its name from french for citron, or lemon for its lighter shades.
Citrine is said to govern the physical body and its functions and the darker shades of Citrine rule over the spiritual aspects of life. A powerful cleanser and regenerator that carries the power of the sun, this is a beneficial stone for a variety of reasons. Energizing and highly creative, it never needs cleansing. Citrine absorbs, transmutes, and grounds negative energy and protects the environment. It is particularly beneficial for attracting abundance and should be placed in a cash box and the wealth corner of the house. Citrine encourages sharing what one has, and it imparts joy to all who interact with it. Citrine is also useful in resolving family discord or soothing a group. Citrine reverses self-destructive behavior and assists in acting on constructive criticism. It promotes inner calm, allowing your natural wisdom to emerge, and helps you move into the flow of feelings and becomes emotionally balanced. Wear in contact with the skin for best use.