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Citrine ~ Personal Will, Creativity, Clarity

The first stone I was ever attracted to was Citrine.  I didn’t realize it then just how powerful Citrine actually was.  I remember my first visit to New Age People, a store located here in Indianapolis, Indiana,  at that time was in Broadripple. The clear orange/yellowish crystal called out to me and I couldn’t help but to pick it up.  I knew right then; it was the stone for me.  I later learned that being an Aries, with the issues I was having mentally and physically, this stone resonated with all that is me.    

To make it simple Citrine is associated with the following:

♦  Manifestation, Clarity, Creativity

♦  Element: Fire

♦  Chakras: Root (1st), Creative/Sex (2nd) & Solar Plexus (3rd)

♦  Number: 6

♦  Planet: Sun

♦  Astrological: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra

♦  Birthdates: March 26th – 28th | August 18th – 20th |

The Ancient History of Citrine

Ancient Egyptians were one of the first to celebrate the power of Citrine by using them as charms & amulets. Citrine is one of the stones worn in the breast plate of the High Priests of the Twelve Tribes of Israel.  Its name is derived from the French word Citron.  It was used as an ornamental Gem from 300 – 150BC in Greece.  It was often used in unfinished rings and engraved art in Greece and Rome through the 1st Century.  Romans associated it with the Sun God Apollo.   The 17th Century Scottish men would place the stone in the handles of their daggers and swords.  During WWI & II Actors would adorn themselves in oversized elaborate Citrine jewelry.  It is known as merchants stone and is often placed in the office, home, wallet, or cash box of merchants to acquire and maintain wealth. 

It is important to know that there are 2 different kinds of citrine.  There is Heat-treated Citrine and Natural Citrine.  Most commercial citrine are actually heat-treated Amethyst.  The deeper amber and orange shades of citrine are heat treated Amethyst, while the pale-yellow colored Citrine are Natural Citrine. 

Health Benefits

Citrine is known to increase stamina and assists with balancing the metabolism.  It neutralizes infections of the kidney and bladder and is known for increasing one’s sexual drive.  It is great for relieving constipation, stimulates digestion, helps to negate any digestion issues such as colitis, crohns, hemorrhoids, anal issues and more, it also supports the spleen and pancreas. It reduces your chances of getting food poisoning when worn or carried. It has been said to reverse degenerative disease, it also assists and may even improve eye sight and eye problems.  It detoxes the blood, fortifies the nerves and balances the thyroid.  It has been known to remove cellulite and for women, and when used as an elixir, it can relieve menstrual issues, hot flashes and balances hormones. It is even known for treating cancer.  See the combos below. 

Let’s Get (Meta)Physical

Citrine is a stone of abundance; it teaches the ability to attract prosperity.  It is great for those that need protect themselves from or are sensitive to environmental/outside influences.  It encourages one to be generous, while at the same time, it teaches one to hold on to their wealth.  Citrine gives enhanced clarity of thought; it revitalizes the mind, boosts concentration, and increases the powers of manifestation.  It equalizes the Yin & Yang energies and is known to align all the chakras.  It stimulates the creative function of the brain, which makes Citrine a great stone for Artists & Creatives of all kinds.  It assists with the ability to take in information and understand it properly.  It raises self esteem and confidence.  It encourages self-expression and is known to bring joy to those who wear or behold it.  Wearers or those who benefit from Citrine, often experience the ability to be less sensitive to negativity and keep a positive attitude through the day.  It encourages a release of negative traits / fears and promotes joy and emotional balance. It is an Aura protector.

Powerful Combos

♦  To add power to the 3rd Chakra combine Heliodor, Golden Labradorite and Imperial Topaz with Citrine.

♦  To enhance creativity, combine Citrine with Zincite, Orange Calcite and Carnelian.

♦  To enhance visionary thinking & creativity, combine Citrine with Phenacite, Azeztulite, and Natrolite.

♦  To remove Cancer, wear or place on affected areas, Amethyst, Carnelian, citrine, azeztulite, bronzite, cavellite, domite, melanite, peridote, patelite, selenite or sugarlite.  

♦  To help with Colitis, carry or wear Agate, Citrine, Obsidiean, Peridot, Tigers Eye, or Fluorite. 

♦ To assist with Crohn’s disease carry or wear Aventurine, Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Green Moss Agate, Hawk’s Eye, Peridot, Tourmaline all the time. 

♦  For Anal discomfort (hemorrhoids), minor infections or inflammatory conditions. Use Citrine and Tigers/Falons Eye beneath the cushion on your seat. 

Personally, I have found that wearing or having Citrine near me gives me courage to have that spunk to step outside of my comfort zone. It helps me stay focused on my creative work, when designing jewelry pieces.  It helps me to express myself fully and with confidence and helps me to see the beauty around me with refreshed eyes.  I’ve recently discovered that wearing Citrine in the winter to can cure winter depression/the winter blues. 

Share your experiences with Citrine in the comments.  We would love to hear from you and learn about your encounters with Citrine and what you feel it did or did not do for you.  

** Disclaimer ** All jewelry is handmade and most we designed with healing gemstones and crystals, with some glass beads included.  If glass beads are included it will be denoted in the information above.  Most bracelets, necklaces, and earrings are unique, one of a kind pieces, with duplicates made by request and at our discretion.  Please be advised that Earth + Fire cannot & does not guarantee the healing properties of any particular gemstone or crystal.  Information is gathered from several different sites and books.  Healing property info is given above to inform you of their possible potential only. 

About the author

I’ve always loved rocks. As a child, at recess, I would collect the rocks on the playground. I remember my mother having to always empty my pockets before washing clothes. As an adult my love for rocks is just as strong but now I know what those beautiful rocks/gemstones do to heal the body, mind and spirit. I love making our beautiful jewelry. It makes me feel good to share the positive energy & love that flows through me and into each beautiful piece of healing gemstone jewelry I make for Earth + fire.

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