Citrine – The Prosperity Stone

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Citrine is a form of Quartz that varies in color from a pale yellow to deep amber and orange due to the presence of iron oxide. The name Citrine originates from the French “citron” which means lemon. It was very well known to the Greeks and Romans and worn as jewelry, especially rings. Today there are 2 types of Citrine, “Common Citrine” which is Amethyst Quartz heated (mostly orange to deeper amber color) and “Natural Citrine” which is usually a lighter yellow to smoky amber color.  Both have very similar properties and in spite of the “great debate” about heat treated vs. natural, both are recognized as Citrine and can be used interchangeably.  I will address this issue in a separate blog post but rest assured that whatever type of Citrine you choose, it will serve the purposes outlined below.

Element: Fire
Chakra: Solar Plexus (3rd at the navel center)
Astrological: Gemini, Libra, Aries, Leo
Numerology: 6
Gem Essence: Use polished stone for the direct method and rough for indirect
Rarity: Common Citrine is readily available and resonably priced. “Natural” Citrine is more rare and usually quite expensive.
Usage: Wonderful as a pocket or tumbled stone. Use in grids, wear on body, for large display.  Keep in a cash box, near checkbook, safe or wherever money is transacted. Place in the wealth bagua for Feng Shui. Especially attractive faceted in jewelry.
Key Words: Abundance, prosperity, clarity, manifestation, health
AKA: “Merchant’s Stone”

Metaphysical Attributes
In my healing practice, I use Citrine as one of the Essential Eleven stones on a daily basis, primarily for abundance, success, and overall positive energy.  It is one of the premier stones when one must energize, heal and recharge on any level.  It has an immediate and powerful effect to uplift and bring light into the aura.  It is frequently used in Feng Shui (wealth corner), in the meditation space (on altar) and at place of business (in safe, cash register or cash box).  It never needs cleansing and can operate entirely by itself without any other crystal to complement it.

Physical Healing:  Citrine is one of the most energizing stones so like fire, it warms and creates strength, cleanses and nurtures. Use it to increase a lagging metabolism, especially after a long illness, in the case of normal aging or to stimulate digestion, blood circulation, thyroid problems and overcome lethargy.

Emotional/Mental: One of the most positive energy stones for the mind and heart.  If one is discouraged or feels unworthy, keep Citrine nearby or wear at all times.  However if it creates restlessness at night (it could be over stimulating) then take it off until one is ready to start the day. It makes the mind sharp and focused and helps one envision desires and goals so they can be manifested.  It is this creative aspect of Citrine that makes it so famous for helping to create financial prosperity through a sharp focus of the human will and imagination.

Complementary Crystals: Citrine is one stone that does not absorb negativity and is complementary with virtually every other stone. It can be used to amplify (like quartz) the energy of other stones.

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