Citrine is a yellow-to-golden member of the quartz mineral group. A deep golden variety from Madiera Spain can resemble the costly imperial topaz gem stone, which is one reason that citrine is a popular birthstone alternative to those born in November.
Citrine has been called the "stone of the mind". Ancient cultures believed that placing a citrine on the forehead of an elder would increase his psychic power.
Energies of Citrine
Citrine is known as the lucky "Merchants Stone". If you are in any type of sales, just put a citrine in the cash drawer and watch what happens. Also used by healers to:
- increase self esteem
- protect from the negative energy from someone else's abuse
- open the mind to new thoughts
- promote clarity of thought
Healing properties of Citrine
Citrine is sometimes used by healers to help with digestion as it is considered beneficial to the endocrine and digestive system - cleansing, purifying and eliminating poisons that have built up. Citrine is an excellent stone to calm and soothe distressed conditions. Some use it to help relieve depression, digestive problems (including constipation and diabetes). It will give joy and love to the owner.
Sources of citrine
Sources of Citrine include Brazil, Bolivia, several African countries and parts of the Soviet Union.Natural citrine can also be found in the Ural Mountains of Russia, in Dauphine, France, and in Madagascar. Most Citrine comes from Brazil, but almost all of the Brazilian material is heat-treated amethyst.
Birthstone: November (Ancient)
Zodiac: Gemini, Leo (Ancient)