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Citrine Meaning and Healing Powers

Citrine Meaning and Uses
Natural Citrine

Introduction to Citrine

Citrine is a yellow type of quartz. It also goes by the name 'Light Maker', Citrine can be found in yellow, yellowish-brown or smoky grey-brown color. It has been popular for millennia and has been used for its rarity. Ancient Romans used to wear it as part of beautiful jewelry. Later during the Art Deco period between World War I & II, citrine was set in prized pieces of jewelry, which inspired jewelry makers to make similar pieces for Hollywood stars like, Joan Crawford & Greta Garbo. These days, it is not that rare.

Citrine is a French word which means lemon, because of its color. Citrine is found in a number of places such as Brazil, Spain, France, Russia, US, and a few other countries.

Citrine is said to be the vitamin C of the soul because it resonates with joy and positivity. It gives you a feeling of a sunny day making you feel optimistic about life.

Do you know that citrine is also considered as a healing crystal? People have used citrine for its properties such as prosperity and abundance. As mentioned, Citrine gained popularity in the 19th century when Queen Victoria used to wear it as part of her jewelry collection, later it was worn by some Scottish people to decorate the handles of swords and daggers.

Citrine crystal is a translucent quartz which is composed of silicon. Its energy easily resonates with the one who wears it is because components of silicon can be also be found in the human body. It has a unique trigonal shape; the yellow color is because of the presence of iron.

Citrine Virtues

  • It gives us happiness
  • It provides prosperity
  • It induces generosity
  • It provides protection
  • It gives us strength
  • It gives us stability
  • It gives us confidence
  • It provides us with warmth

These are just a couple of reasons to start using citrine. You may think that it can work for everyone. Many times when people complain about a gemstone not working for them is occasionally because either they have a fake gemstone or they are not wearing the gemstone according to their birth month.

The color of Citrine

Citrine Color Range
Citrine Color Range

Citrine is a yellow quartz but the color ranges from a light lemony yellow to an earthy brown color with some attractive oranges in between. The more saturated the color the better and an even tone across the surface makes for a higher valued gemstone.

The Emotional and Spiritual Benefits of Citrine

Citrine drives out anger and gives sanguinity. It is not called light maker for nothing, as it projects light into our lives, it chases away the negativity from our lives. Not just that but it also rejuvenates the body, soul, and mind, giving glowing love. By chasing the negativity away, it spreads harmony and peace.

Citrine acts a manifesting stone. You might be wondering how a can stone act as a manifesting object? It means that a person can project his or her intentions into the stone and then the crystal absorbs their desires, dreams, hopes, and transforms them into reality.

The Physical Benefits of Citrine

Citrine provides energy to your body and reverses degenerative diseases and promotes the chemical balance in your body.

Physical Benefits of Gemstones

This in no way means that it treats the disease, so if you are diagnosed with a serious disease then you should consult a doctor first.

Citrine basically improves the chemical & hormonal balance of your body, as chemicals and hormones play an important role in our bodies.

It stimulates digestion and negates kidney & bladder infections. Citrine improves blood circulation, detoxifies your body and improves digestion.

Makes your sluggishness go away and gives you energy which gives you alignment and creativity in life. Furthermore, being proactive will stimulate your gastric motility.

Citrine and the Chakras

Chakra meditation

Citrine is said to open up chakras, for those of you who do not know what chakras are, they are the concentrated centers of energy. Chakra is a plural Sanskrit word meaning disk. Chakras mean the spinning wheels of light.

These chakras are basically the energy that is initially meant to keep us in good shape, mentally and physically. They block certain feelings and can help us in staying calm and focused.

There are some minor chakras and then there are some major chakras. You can meditate or do yoga to channel your positivity. So, people wear gemstones to enhance or open these chakras.

Can Citrine unblock Chakras?

Citrine cleanses chakras and opens the windows of intuition. Most people have weak intuition. Intuition gives you great alertness and a sense of different things, this happens when you have a spiritual connection with yourself. With your intuition, you are wiser and more observant.

Citrine clears up your chakras and channels wealth, prosperity, and success. Furthermore, Citrine promotes motivation and stimulates your brain which gives strength to the intellect.

Is Citrine a Birthstone?

Citrine is a birthstone for people born in November.

Please read our Citrine information article for more details

Citrine and the Zodiac

Citrine suits people born under zodiac signs Aries, Gemini, Leo & Libra.

12 Signs of the Zodiac

How to recharge and cleanse Citrine

To cleanse a Citrine gemstone, hold it under running water, a spring or stream is ideal but a tap will do, then dry it in the sun for a half an hour or so, no longer as long exposure can damage Citrine

Which gemstones go well with Citrine?

Citrine is said to work with other stones, this means if you possess citrine and pair it with other stone you will have a combination of powerful energy in your life, it will give you a yellow hue, radiance, and light in your life.

Citrine can be combined with Red Jasper or Garnet. The combination of these is going to give you the energy and focus necessary for becoming successful.

Jasper & Garnet
Jasper & Garnet

How to use Citrine

Previously, we talked about how Citrine works; now we will see how to use it. Despite it being a rare gemstone it is still affordable for the majority of people.

Citrine is heat-sensitive, so avoid taking it in direct sunlight or putting it in a place where you know there is going to be some heat. Also try to take care of the gemstone since it takes care of you as well.

For example, you bought a very expensive car and after a couple of months, it needs some tuning or other repair work.

There are two possible outcomes to this situation. Either you have it repaired or you just let it be and hope it just keeps working. Now that is the worst thing to do because if you leave it hanging on its own without looking after it, with the passage of time it is going to stop working. It will be of no use to you.

I hope it makes sense as to why it is important to take care of your gemstone. Although it is just a gemstone with some energy, it gives you prosperity and good health, so the least you can do is take good care of it.

Another thing, citrine is usually quite durable for your daily wear but avoid taking it or keeping it near heat. You can clean the gemstone with lukewarm water and some liquid soap.

As I have mentioned earlier, citrine is a very powerful crystal that attracts money and prosperity, because it activates the solar plexus chakra and improves your ability to manifest things you want like good health, good life or a good house, you name it. Citrine basically holds thoughts or intentions; it depends on the intensity of your desire. The more you want a particular thing in your life, the higher will be the intensity. This intensity of yours makes the crystal work. It becomes a charm that gives you everything. You can keep the gemstone near you or wear it.

When I said citrine works to get that negative energy out of your system, it is very important to understand that when a person is clouded with negative feelings he or she can't think straight. Negative energies really impair your other abilities which affect you in many ways. So, in order to get rid of those negativities from your life, you can take a cleansing bath, you can wear a citrine piece or place it over one of the chakras to cleanse your chakras. But if you find these methods odd, there is another solution. You can meditate while you are in the bath, all you have to do is add some bath salts, some drops of essential oil and a citrine gemstone. Then you need to channel the energy within yourself to open all of your chakras, this will allow your aura to be cleansed.

In order to have positivity in your life, you can place the crystal at the place you work, or in your home. When you go out you can always wear the crystal in the form of a ring or necklace but when you are at home you can always create a serene and peaceful environment for yourself. This is what you are going to do, cleanse your crystals and then place one gemstone at every corner of your room, while keeping them you have to make an intention like, I am opening a door for positivity and clearance in this room and my life.

Do you feel drained or fatigued? Then here is what you need to do, it not a hidden fact that citrine is often used to revitalize. It boosts our metabolism, endocrine system, and other physical systems by giving vibrant and powerful energy. It is a very simple technique, you just have to give 15 minutes of your life. What you must do is, place your crystal over the root chakra for at least 15 minutes and lay down. By doing this exercise you are boosting your physical vitality and strength. After doing this exercise you can wear or keep citrine near you to keep this positivity throughout the day.

Get depression out of your life. You might be suffering from some emotional trauma, do not give in to despair, I know it is easier said than done, which is why you are reading this, you at the present moment are trying to verify whether this whole citrine and healing thing works? It does, you have to have the intention of making things work for you because it won't work if you yourself have no intention of getting better. Again I will make a comment about citrine being the light maker, it's the vitamin C for your soul. In order to drive that negativity away, you will have to keep citrine over your heart chakra; it is situated at the center of your chest. After placing citrine over your chest, make an intention while holding the crystal 'Every negative or gloomy aura inside you is being transformed by citrine' you will have to leave it for 15 minutes. Try to do this in a very quiet place so you can experience the changes taking place within yourself.

Whenever you have a huge opportunity coming up like a meeting, a date or interview. Wear citrine because it is said to drive anxiety out of your life, with anxiety out you will feel the sudden boost of confidence. It is not rocket science that when you have confidence you attract many opportunities. So, always keep citrine close to yourself.

Citrine and the workplace

Do you know that in the past citrine was also known as the merchant stone? Even to this day, there are people who keep citrine next to cash registers, to boost their income and prosperity. In the past, merchants used to wear citrine in the form of rings to prosper.

Handy Guide to Citrine

Category Details

Merchant's Stone




Solar Plexus




Aries, Gemini

Main Virtue

Attracts Wealth



Gem Partner

Jasper / Garnet


Water / Smoke


Demeter / Sekhmet

Final thoughts on Citrine

In the past, people used to wear these gemstones because they believed that these stones held certain benefits for health, wealth and mental well-being.

With the passage of time, people started wearing these gemstones as ornaments. In the modern age, there are many people who still believe that these crystals have some significance; while some just wear gemstones as a piece of jewelry.

Also, gemstones do not come in the domain of white magic or spells. This article is just to provide information about gemstones.

Please read our Citrine information article for more details


Disclaimer GemSelect has been buying and selling gemstones for many years now and in that time we have built up quite a relationship with our customers and suppliers. We are not experts in the meanings and health benefits of gemstones but we have been able to speak with and take advice from people who are.

We are based in Thailand where the belief in spiritual and physical benefits of gemstones, herbs, prayers, pilgrimages, amulets, colors and the stars is common and part of nearly everyone’s daily life.

All of our employees have some experience with using gemstones or amulets in order to improve or maintain their physical or emotional health.

The powers of gemstones have been chronicled for 1000s of years and proven time and time again to be effective in improving people lives in many, many ways but we must stress that they are not a replacement for medical treatment.

If you feel unwell or are concerned about your mental health please contact qualified medical help as soon as you can.

In addition we try to research and verify information about the history and efficacy of each gemstone using the internet and various reputable books published by a number of sources.

  • Primera publicación: Marzo-04-2020
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