The Magic Of Citrine

Written by Dragana Ivanovska


Posted on August 27 2020

Immerse Yourself In Your Creativity & Passion

Citrine is well known for its ability to help us connect and enhance our inner passion, and creativity. Many practices use Citrine as a stone for manifestation, and meditations for enhancing personal will and motivation.

It belongs to the Quartz mineral class, and finding natural citrine is very hard. Most of the citrine that you see on the market is made by treating other quartz crystals – most commonly amethyst on low heat until they change their appearance and composition into a Citrine crystal. Because it is heat sensitive, citrine is best stored away from light and heat.

It’s bright yellow color deeply radiates and connects with the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras. It’s name derives from the French word ‘citron’ which in translation means lemon. It derives of it’s bright, yellow color that reminds of lemons.

Keywords for Citrine:

Some keywords for Citrine include creativity, imagination, passion, personal will and motivation. If you are seeking more creativity and imagination enhancement, then wearing a bit of citrine and keeping it close in your home and office is an amazing way to enhance creative energy.

If you are looking to enhance manifestation, personal will and motivation, then meditating with your citrine can help you to strengthen your inner self.

If you are trying to manifest your goals, then keeping a Citrine Wishing Tree in your home is an excellent way to do so. Cleanse your wishing tree, and by slowly touching and arranging the branches of citrine, think of your goals and intentions. Reinforced with clear quartz, the citrine will consistently send out your intentions to the Universe, ultimately helping you to manifest your dreams.

Origin of Citrine:

Most of the citrine in the world comes from Brazil. However, that’s not really natural citrine, it’s just heat treated amethyst that turns into citrine. Natural citrine can be found in Russia and Madagascar.

Are There Different Types of Citrine?

Yes!  There are different varieties of Citrine such as – Golden Citrine, Lemon Quartz Citrine and Palmeria Citrine. Although all of these varieties vary slightly in composition and color, they still have the same energy.

How To Tell If Your Citrine Is Real?

A couple quick tips to check if your Citrine is real are:

Citrine is yellow. Some crystals may have a slightly orange-ish undertone, but should still remain primarily yellow.

Color will not be consistent all around, it should vary.

Citrine is normally eye-clean. This means it is free of inclusions, where no materials or particles are visible with the naked eye. An authentic citrine is usually mostly clear in appearance where bubbles and discolorations are unlikely.

Look for imperfections, natural stones have imperfections even if they are cut.

Citrine Mohs Hardness:

The Mohs Hardness for Citrine is 7.0 making it a durable stone. 

How To Cleanse Your Citrine:

Citrine can be cleansed in a variety of ways.  Smudging with sage, lavender or palo santo is a great way to cleanse your citrine.  Using a tuning fork will also do the trick.  A tap or two will knock off any yucky energy. Leaving your Citrine under a Full Moon on your windowsill will cleanse it fully and thoroughly.  No matter what way you chose to cleanse your citrine, just be sure to set an intention that your crystal be cleansed with all that does not belong to you.

Chakras Citrine Connects Best With:

As a sacral chakra stone, it can help to balance, unblock and activate the sacral chakra. The sacral chakra connects us with our creativity, imagination, sexual energy and desires and our overall happiness and fulfillment in life. When the sacral chakra is balanced, you feel content and fulfilled with yourself as a person, you feel free to create as you exist and you are in tune with your sensual and sexual energy, unafraid to express and experience a pleasure. 

As a solar plexus chakra stone, Citrine can help you nourish and take better care of your inner self, thus boosting your self-confidence and achieving empowerment. If you have been feeling low on energy, then balancing the Solar-Plexus chakra Sunstone can help you to re energize and revitalize yourself.

Birthstone Month for Citrine:

Citrine is the natural birthstone for people born in the period of June 21 - July 21. 

Zodiac Sign for Citrine:

The sign of Cancer is connected with Citrine in June 21 - July 21 is one of the best stones for you to use to get in tune with your sun sign.

Planet Connected With Citrine:

If you are wishing to connect with Jupiter, Citrine is highly connected to this planet.  Jupiter tells us where our luck and special gifts are.  Wherever Jupiter touches is where we expand! .

Element Citrine Connect With:

Citrine is connected to the element of Fire. Fire energy is the energy of brightness, illumination, passion, and action. It’s the fiery power that helps us manifest our own damn magic!

Affirmations Associated With Citrine:

Some key affirmations to use with Citrine are:

  • I am filled with creative energy

  • I create freely as I imagine

  • I embrace my sensuality

  • I manifest my magic.

  • I am pleased in every aspect of my life.

The Best Ways To Use Citrine

There are soo many ways to use Citrine in your crystal healing work.  The best  ways are in sacral chakra meditation and in a crystal grid. 

For Sacral Chakra Meditation:

  • Lay down in a comfortable position

  • Take 5 calming breaths, relaxing deeper with each breath

  • Place your Citrine on your belly, right below your bellybutton.

  • Sit with the Citrine in place for as long as you feel comfortable, pushing away any thoughts and focusing on your breath.

  • When you are ready, share your gratitude with the Universe.

  • Repeat whenever you need creativity, passion and extra motivation.

You can use Citrine for a Crystal Grid to focus on developing your creativity and personal power. Check out this post on how to create a crystal grid here.

Citrine Crystal Shapes

Citrine Pendants, Necklaces & Bracelets

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