* USES: Gemstone and ornamental stone.
* BIRTHSTONE FOR: November
* COLOR: various shades of yellow and orange.
* CRYSTAL SYSTEM: trigonal
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Citrine is any quartz crystal or cluster that is yellow or orange in color. Although often cut as a gemstone, citrine is actually somewhat rare in nature. Most citrines on the market have been heat treated. Specimens of low grade, inexpensive amethyst or smoky quartz are often cooked at high temperatures to produce the more profitable orange yellow citrine. Citrines whose colors have been produced by artificial means tend to have much more of an orange or reddish caste than those found in nature, which are usually a pale yellow. Much of the natural citrine may have started out as amethyst but heat from nearby magmatic bodies may have caused the change to citrine. Citrine made by heating amethyst may be returned to a purple color by bombarding it with beta radiation. Interestingly, a popular gemstone on the market is a mixture of half amethyst and half citrine and is given the name ametrine, made by heating an amethyst until it turns into citrine, then irradiating a part of the resulting crystal or gemstone to convert that portion back to amethyst.
Unfortunately for citrine it is often confused with the more expensive orange-yellow topaz and is at times sold as topaz by unscrupulous dealers. This practice has soured many potential citrine fanciers who see citrine as a fake topaz and not as a legitimate gemstone.
Citrine is only one of several quartz varieties. Other varieties that form macroscopic (large enough to see) crystals are as follows:
* Amethyst is the purple gemstone variety.
* Milky Quartz is the cloudy white variety.
* Prasiolite is a leek-green variety.
* Rock crystal is the clear variety that is also used as a gemstone.
* Rose quartz is a pink to reddish pink variety.
* Smoky quartz is the brown to gray variety.
self confidence, self-discipline, personal power, abundance, prosperity, generosity, creativity, physical strength, confidence, stability, energy, comfort, career success, life enjoyment. Mental and emotional clarity, problem-solving, memory, willpower, optimism, confidence,
Citrine brings happiness, joy and optimism into your life. One of only two minerals on the planet which do not hold or accumulate negative energy, but dispels and transforms it.
You don't ever have to cleanse Citrine, because it doesn't hold any negativity! Citrine energizes, and invigorates, promotes warmth, comfort, and energy.
Aids in matters of daily living. It is said citrine will open the mind to new thoughts. Often used by healers to increase self esteem.
Men are drawn to golden Citrine for the courage and self discipline it offers. Getting tasks done, developing self worth and mastering the ego are all achieved through the energies of Citrine.
* Successful Outcome: Citrine is the best stone to use when trying to "Take care of Business" whether it be accomplish business matters, education, or settle family matters. This includes legal issues and lawsuits when materials or money is involved.
* Light: Citrine is SUN energy - Used during the Middle Ages to treat people whose energy and moods become depressed during the long winter months, or during a long spell of rainy, overcast weather.
* Wealth: The lucky "Merchants Stone". Carry Citrine if you have a lot of material wealth, to help from becoming greedy and too attached to material possessions. Citrine will help you focus more on the giver than the gift.
* Materialism: Although this stone is particularly good for material wealth, prosperity and career success, our value is not determined by what we own, but by WHO we are. Success as a human being goes far beyond a large paycheck. What determines your value to you? I will be very surprised if your answer is simply a large bank account.
* Entrepreneurs: Especially good for people starting a new business!! Supports your material and business SUCCESS in addition to supporting your business plans and successful associations with vendors, partners, and suppliers.
* Relationships: Excellent stone for smoothing family or group problems, cutting to the quick of the situation and speeding up the process.
* Group Dynamics: Terrific for 12 Step Program Group dynamics. So many people, so many opinions. Helps any group to get along better. You know how there is usually someone to take notes, and keep track or minutes of a meetings of a Corporation, a PTA or Hobby Club, or 12 Step Meeting? I think you should have them be the keeper of the Citrine Crystal they bring to every meeting...!
* Communication: Often carried in the pocket of public speakers, to give courage and strengthen communication skills. It will help you think clearly and bolster your confidence. could come ine handy, as in "Would you like to share your story tonight...?"
* Citrine prepares your body, emotions, and mind to release what no longer serves and to accept what we need in order to move to the next higher state. This aspect of Citrine also has a greater overall purpose - to help you fulfill your spiritual potential by encouraging you to embrace ever-greater states of consciousness.
I think every group should buy a Citrine Sphere, about 2 inches in diameter, and that one person should be responsible for putting it smack dab in the middle of the table before everyone gets there and starts to talk. Things would move along so much smoother. Just MHO.
Finally, Citrine is the HAPPY Stone, full of Joy and Sun energy .. .. so wear Citrine whenever you feel down, and LIGHTEN UP!
A golden or light yellow quartz.
Yellow: The color YELLOW is the color of logic and the intellect.
Physical Healing Properties:
Balances digestion, acid indigestion, food disorders, allergies, diabetes, . Cleanse spleen, liver, kidneys, constipation, kidney and bladder infections, Urinary problems, blood circulation, poor circulation, anemia. Good for asthma, and in the treatment of emotional trauma.
narrow mindedness, fixed ideas. Reduces anxiety, fear, and depression.
And finally, it is a Spiritual Axiom, that the greatest way of all to achieve and insure Success is by doing for others. As the Universe sees that you are responsible Steward of finance and resources, keeping the flow of energy and economy in motion, more resources will naturally flow to you.
This is a "stone of success" in all walks of life, and should be a part of anyone's gemstone collection. If you don't have any citrine, and you have not been very successful in your endeavors, perhaps balancing the "Yellow" energy will turn things around for you.
School and College, learning and tests, athletic events, overcoming obstacles and disease.
Extra on Citrine
: 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous - Addiction and
1st Step Stone: The only step you have to do perfectly. Excellent stone to support you on your new journey, or keep you on the path to success!!
New Comers: A particularly good stone for Beginners in any 12 Step Program, giving support and self confidence when they need it most.
Citrine is also called the "Coyote Stone". According to legend, the coyote is the one who place tricks, and forces others to learn in spite of themselves. This is a good stone for those who are most resistant to treatments.
Al Anon and Al A Teen: A survivor's stone, it imparts courage when the chips are really down. The crystal brings wisdom for making good decisions and helps remove self-imposed obstacles.
1st Tradition: "Personal depends upon AA Unity" - Getting along with other people. This stone is excellent at smoothing family or groups problems, and penetrating problems, expediting solutions. Helps define problems and workable solutions on a non physical level.
Metaphysical Properties: Citrine is one of the only stones which dissipates negative energy, and never requires cleansing or clearing. Warm energy, promotes optimism. Also attracts abundance, and is known as a "merchants' stone," to be placed in cash register or where one conducts business, to not only acquire positive wealth but to maintain it as well. Activates third chakra. Enhances body's healing energy. Good for mental focus, endurance, and self-esteem.