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 gemstone, which is one reason that citrine is a popular birthstone alternative to the common topaz for those born in November. Its corresponding signs are Gemini, Aries, Virgo, and Leo.
Sources of citrine include Brazil, Bolivia, several African countries and parts of the Soviet Union. It is the stone for the 13th wedding anniversary.
Citrine dissipates negative energy and as such never requires cleansing.
Citrine activates the third chakra (solar plexus), enhances the body`s healing energy and is good for mental focus and self esteem.
Of Mind and Money
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. Citrine is also known as the lucky "Merchants Stone". If you are in any type of sales, put a citrine in the cash drawer to increase cash flow.
Citrine can help with digestion (including constipation and diabetes). It is beneficial to the endocrine as well as the digestive system: cleansing, purifying and eliminating poisons that have built up. Citrine has the power to calm and soothe distressed conditions offering help with depression and anxiety . It will give joy and love to the owner. It can:
- increase self esteem
- protect from the negative energy from someone else's abuse
- open the mind to new thoughts
- promote clarity of thought