Citrine the “Merchant’s Stone”


Citrine is the yellow to gold to orange color of quartz. Its name comes from the French for lemon, citron, though citron tends to be more golden than lemon yellow. Deposits of natural-colored citrine are found principally in Brazil and Madagascar, as well as in Burma, the USA and Namibia. Many of the stones on the market are created from Amethyst Crystals by heat treatment. Virtually all heat-treated citrines have a reddish tint.

Citrine gets its color from traces of iron present when the quartz crystal was formed. The difference between Citrine and Amethyst is only the oxidation state of the iron impurities present in the quartz. When amethyst is heated it becomes citrine, because the iron present will oxidize further because of the heat and cause the purple color to fade and become yellow to reddish orange (citrine), green, or colorless depending on the site and the original oxidation of the iron present and depending on the amound and duration of the heat applied. Keep your citrine in a safe, dark location when not wearing as it can permanently change color if left in the sunlight or near heat sources. It also scratches easy so take care when wearing not to bump it against anything hard.

Magickal Properties
Color yellow, golden brown, burnt amber
Associated Elements:Fire
Energy: Projective
Astrological:Gemini, Aries, Libra and Leo
Citrine is called the “merchant’s stone”, placing a cluster or a crystal in ones cash box or wallet will attract more income. It not only assist in the acquiring of wealth, but helps to maintain the state of wealth.
Citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but dissipates and transmutes it working out problems on both the physical and spiritual levels.It influences in a positive manner, the areas of education, business pursuits, and interpersonal relationships.It is an excellent stone for smoothing family or group problems.Carrying a Citrine attracts love and happiness, and guards against those who would break your heart. It is also an effective shield against spite and jealousy.

Healing Properties of Citrine

It is useful for balancing the yin-yang energies and for aligning the chakras on the ethereal plane. Citrine helps build a bridge between higher and lower consciousnesses. It transmutes fear, stimulates openess, and accelerates the opening of the mind.  It is aligned with the solar plexus and stimulates both mental focus and endurance.

Physically it is beneficial for the digestion, stomach, eliminating nightmares and other sleep disturbances, thyroid, general health, heart, kidney, liver, muscles, strength, endocrine system, circulatory system, tissue regeneration, urinary system, immune system,  to increase visual abilities and facilitate the diminishment of growths.

Sources: Love is in the Earth  Melody,  The New Crystal Bible   Cassandra Eason,   The Crystal Bible, Judy Hall,  The Crystal Bible 2, Judy Hall



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