Citrine: Meaning, Healing Properties and more
Countries of origin: UK, Madagascar, USA, Brazil, Russia, France
Hardness on Mohs scale: 7
Rarity: Natural citrine is quite rare
Zodiac Signs: Aries, Gemini, Leo and Libra
Birthstone Month: November
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Citrine gets it’s name from the French word for lemon “citron” due to it’s yellow colour.
What does citrine look like?
Citrine is a transparent crystal. It ranges from clear with a yellow tint to a dark yellow in colour.
What is citrine used for?
Citrine was first used in Ancient Greece as a decorative stone. It was believed in ancient times that citrine would bring wealth to those who held it and it would offer protection from evil thoughts.
Citrine jewellery became popular in the 1930’s. Hollywood stars started wearing citrine jewellery adding to the belief that this crystal brings success and wealth in to the life of the wearer.
Today citrine continues to be a popular choice of crystal jewellery to wear for many. It is also often found in geode form and displayed in the home both decoratively and for it’s healing and metaphysical properties.
Cleansing and charging citrine
All crystals should be cleansed when you first get them and then regularly after that. They should also be charged to keep them at their full power.
Two of the most common ways to cleanse crystals is with water and with sunlight.
Can citrine get wet?
Yes, with a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale water will not damage citrine.
Can citrine go in sunlight?
Sunlight will cause citrine to fade if left in the sun for too long. This will not cause the stone’s healing properties to weaken or change, however it is still not desirable to most.
For a more comprehensive guide check out this blog post: How to Cleanse and Charge Crystals
Citrine healing properties
Physical healing properties
- Great for kidney and bladder infections
- Aids eyes, pancreas, spleen, nerves, thymus, thyroid and circulation
- Assists with itching, digestion, constipation, cellulite and male hormones
- Supports recharging, energising and detoxification
- Benefits Alzheimer’s, ME and degenerative disease
Emotional and mental healing properties
- Boosts self-esteem, self-confidence, motivation, concentration and optimism
- Encourages self-expression, individuality and creativity
- Aids letting go of the past, nightmares, depression, fears and phobias
Metaphysical healing properties
- Brings Joy
- Attracts abundance, success, prosperity and wealth
- Supports manifestation, wisdom and sharing
- Protects against negative energies
Affirmations for citrine
Affirmations are a great tool to use alongside crystals. They can be used to set your intention and further personalise your journey of healing and growth. Firstly, decide which of the many properties of citrine you feel is needed in your life at this current time. Next, write down your affirmation as if it has already happening, in the present tense. Remember your affirmation must be positive, for example rather than “I want to feel more confident” write “I am confident”.
Here are some examples you can use:
Where do you put citrine in your home?
The best place to put citrine in your home would be the wealth corner. The wealth corner is the far back left corner of your house as you are standing at your front door looking in.
What chakra is citrine good for?
Citrine is great for the sacral chakra. The sacral chakra is associated with creativity and sensuality, it is all to do with pleasure and enjoying life. Citrine can be used to clear blockages from the sacral chakra, activate and balance it.
How to use citrine
Citrine can be used in an area of your house or placed within your energy field.
To be within your energy field a crystal can be:
- Placed near you
- In your pocket, wallet, purse or bag
- Worn as jewellery or an accessory
The crystal’s energy will now be working to heal, improve your life.
Another option is to meditate with citrine. You can either place it on one of your chakras or hold it in your hands. This is especially powerful if you have a particular healing property you wish to receive.