The Meaning and History of Citrine
Citrine is the birthstone of November
Citrine is the gemstone for the 13th Anniversary of marriage
Citrine is one of the stones of abundance. This dynamic stone teaches how to manifest and attracts wealth and prosperity, success, and all good things. Citrine is a happy, generous stone and encourages sharing what you have and yet helps you to hold on to your wealth. It has the power to impact joy to all who behold it. Gloom and negativity has no place around citrine. It is a useful stone for smoothing group or family arguments
Citrine is a powerful cleanser and regenerator. Carrying the power of the sun, this is an exceeding beneficial stone. It is warming, energizing and highly creative. This is one of the crystals that never needs cleansing. It absorbs, transmutes, dissipates and grounds negative energy and is therefore extremely protective for the environment.
Citrine energizes every level of life. As aura protector, it acts as an early warning system so that action can be taken to protect oneself. It has the ability to cleanse the chakra, especially the solar plexus and navel chakra. It activates the crown chakras and opens the intuition. Citrine cleanses and balances the subtle bodies, aligning them with the physical.
Citrine raises self-esteem and self-confidence and removes destruction tendencies. It has enhanced individuality, improves motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression. It makes you less sensitive, especially to criticism and encourages acting on constructive criticism. It helps develop a positive attitude and to look forward optimistically, going with flow instead of hanging on to the past. This stone promotes enjoyment of new experiences and encourages exploring every possible avenue until you find the best solution.
Citrine enhances concentration and revitalizes the mind. It is excellent for overcoming depression, fears and phobias. Citrine promotes inner calm so that wisdom can emerge. It helps in digesting information analyzing situations and steering them in a positive direction. This stone awakens the higher mind. Wearing a Citrine overcomes difficulty in verbalizing thoughts and feelings.
Citrine promotes joy in life, it releases negative traits, fears and feelings at the deepest of levels. It overcomes fear of responsibilities and stops anger. This stone helps you move into the flow of feelings and become emotionally balanced.
Physically Citrine imparts energy and invigoration to the physical body. It is useful for people who are particularly sensitive to environmental and other outside influences.
Citrine is believed to be of value in healing the spiritual self as well, as it is a powerful cleanser and regenerator. It carries the virtues of self-healing, inspiration and self-improvement. Carrying the power of the sun, it is excellent for overcoming depression, fears and phobias. It aids those with a depressed self-esteem. One’s sense of self becomes more radiant with a citrine and it helps to look forward to the future optimistically of going with the flow, instead of hanging on to the past.
Citrine is an excellent stone for energies and recharging. It is highly beneficial for CFS and reverses degenerative disease. Citrine stimulates digestion, the spleen, and the pancreas. It negates infections in the kidneys and bladder, helps eye problems, increase blood circulation, detoxifies the blood, activates and fortifies the nerves. Citrine is an eliminator, it relives constipation and removes cellulite, as elixir it is helpful for menstrual problems and menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, balancing the hormones and alleviating fatigue.
History and legend 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. There is also record of entire sword handles that were crafted from citrine. More recently, citrine was particularly popular during the Art Deco era between World War I and World War II. During this time, big Hollywood stars such as Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford wore oversized and elaborate citrine jewelry
- Citrine has a hardness on the Mohs scale of 7
- Citrine is also the Planetary stone for the Sun Sign of Virgo
- Citrine is a member of the Quartz family ranging in colors of yellow, yellow-brown, orange, dark orange-brown, reddish-brown. Citrine crystals can form together with amethyst or smoky quartz to form a bi-colored quartz called ametrine
- The name “citrine” replaced the standard name of “yellow quartz” in 1556. Although the name has a number of potential sources, all of them relate too citrus and are once again a nod to the stone’s orange-based hues. One of the most likely sources for the name is the French word “citron,” meaning lemon.
Citrine mines in the US are found in Colorado, North Carolina and California. The gemstone is also found all over the world, in Spain, Brazil, Africa, South Africa, France, Britain, Madagascar and the Soviet Union.
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