History of Citrine
Citrine has been used ornamentally for thousands of years. In fact, in Ancient Greece, the stone was used as a decorative gem during the Hellenistic Age between 300 and 150 B.C. In addition, 17th century Scottish men used citrine on the handles of daggers and swords for decorative purposes. However, there is also record of entire sword handles that were crafted from citrine.
In ancient times, people believed that citrine gemstones could calm tempers, soothe anger and manifest desires, especially prosperity. To leverage these powers, Egyptians used citrine gemstones as talismans, the ancient Greeks carved iconic images into them, and Roman priests fashioned them into rings.
It takes its name from the French word for lemon, even though the most prized Citrines are more brownish red or reddish orange (if it is too yellow, it's simply called “lemon quartz”). The colour comes from traces of iron.
Citrine has been used for thousands of years to decorate jewellery, tools, and perhaps even religious garments. The Book of Exodus describes a “priestly breastplate” or “breastplate of judgement” worn by the High Priest of the Israelites and sometimes used to determine God’s will. The wearer of the breastplate would attach it to their garment using gold chains or cords and blue ribbons. It had to fulfil very specific instructions regarding its material and size and was to contain twelve specific jewels, each representing a specific tribe. Due to difficulties in translation, scholars cannot be completely certain of the twelve jewels. But one of the stones in the second row may have been citrine.
Brazil is the largest supplier of citrine. Other sources include Spain, Bolivia, France, Russia, Madagascar and the U.S. (Colorado, North Carolina and California).
Natural Citrine can be found in the Ural Mountains of Russia and in Madagascar.
Healing PropertiesPhysical Healing Energy
Natural Citrine enhances physical stamina and energy, supports the endocrine system, and encourages proper metabolism. It is beneficial for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and may aid in reversing degenerative disease.
It is thought to balance the thyroid and facilitate the diminishment of growths. Citrine stimulates digestion, the spleen and pancreas. It helps keep skin, nails, and hair healthy, and is good for relieving skin irritations and allergies, especially those caused by food or chemical intolerances
Natural Citrine is beneficial in eliminating infections of the kidney and bladder, and in the treatment of bed wetting, particularly in young adults. As an elixir, Citrine relieves menstrual and menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, hormone imbalance and the alleviation of fatigue. It may also be used for nausea and vomiting, and morning sickness.Emotional Healing Energy
Citrine opens the higher mind to accept joy in one’s life, releasing anger and negative feelings, deep-seated fears and destructive tendencies. An excellent crystal for overcoming depression.
Citrine reduces the sensitivity to criticism and inspires creativity and self-expression. It raises self-esteem, and by letting go of the past, allows one to move forward optimistically, enjoying new experiences and explorations.Spiritual Energy
Natural Citrine is an excellent crystal for those who are overly sensitive and extremely vulnerable to outside energies and influences. Worn, carried, or used in crystal healing, the radiant yellow color will increase the amount of light surrounding the body and protect the aura. It is also a good talisman to have in situations where one needs to feel confident and secure. For Wealth
Citrine is also known as the Success Stone and the Merchant’s Stone. It will manifest success and abundance in your business or career. It will be supportive of your generous nature but will help you protect your wealth.
This stone will help you to see cashflow as just that – a flow of finances from one party to the next, always in motion.
Acts as a Manifesting Stone
A manifestation, used in the context of working with crystals, refers to a person's projecting and programming her intention into the crystal being worked with. In essence, the crystals absorb what is called your manifestation wishes—your deepest hopes and dreams—then help make them a reality. Dispels Anger and gives Optimism
All of this light that citrine provides means that citrine cannot tolerate negativity. Spread some crystals in your garden to bring light to your plants and help them grow. Being in contact with citrine, as it channels the light-giving power of the sun, helps you cast aside negative feelings and aids any sun-loving entities (such as plants) to grow. Gives Mental Clarity
Being in contact with this light-generating crystal is thought to help boost your creativity, visualisation powers, and confidence.
In order to prosper financially, it is advised to place Citrine in the South East portion of the house. Citrine is known as the Merchant’s Stone as it is believed to bring in money, therefore one can also place the crystal on top of the cash box or carry a small piece in the wallet. The Chakras
Citrine heightens self-discipline, attracting professional success and wealth. Most often associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, Citrine can also be used to cleanse all Chakras. Citrine crystal is used in the balancing and activation of the solar plexus chakra. This energy center is located between the base of the sternum a few inches above the navel. It rules our personal power, willpower, and confidence. The color energy associated with citrine and the solar plexus chakra is yellow.
June 21 to July 22
Citrine for loyal and attachable
November birthdays are associated with two gems; Citrine and Topaz. The warm color of Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun and it's believed to be a healing gemstone.