Chemical Formulation: SiO2
Composition: Silicon dioxide. It’s yellow-orange coloring is often due to heat treating purple Amethyst or Smoky quartz. Natural Citrine occuring from organic heating processes is much more rare.
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Localities: Occurs in many igneous volcanic regions including Brazil, Russia, Columbia, Congo, Madagascar, South Africa, Spain, France.
Astrology: Aires, Scorpio, Capricorn, November birthstone
Energetics: Success, Abundance, Personal Power, 2nd & 3rd Chakra, Solar Plexus to Urinary Bladder Citrine, as you can image, is named for its lemon-orange coloring. Like many citrus fruits, this gem operates on a bright and joyful vibration. In crystal work, this stone is said to manifest success and abundance for those who work with its energies. It is also well known as the Merchant’s Stone. Putting this beauty in a cash box, near a register, or in your wallet may enhance the flow of resources. Like many gems, it is also useful at cleansing negative or unwanted energy from the home, or office. It can even be a beneficial tool when trying to resolve personal relationships with family. This power makes it a wonderful stone to use for meditation, and other spiritual practices.
Emotionally and physically, Citrine has the ability to calm anger, self-doubt, depression, and mood swings. Crystal folklorists believe it is a helpful aid for digestion, sleep disturbances, thyroid, toxin relief, and overcoming addictions. It is beneficial for most organ systems, including the immune, urinary, and musculoskeletal systems.
In Chinese medicine, because of its yellow color, it’s highly beneficial for the Earth element, Spleen and Stomach organs. Citrine can help us assimilate information, not just from the outside, but also from the inside. It can act like a guiding tool in the pursuit of growing and expanding personal power, leading us toward the light inherent in our soul.