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Also known as Cairngorm, this beautiful variation of quartz with a golden hue instantly elicits happiness and joy. It’s like a ray of welcome sunshine bringing warmth, vitality and positivity to whoever sees or holds it. It gets this yellow colour from the heat of volcanos, and it’s also known to bring prosperity.
Physical Healing Properties: A very energizing stone, citrine helps bring you energy and vitality in all areas. It aids in digestion and helps the spleen and the pancreas. An excellent stone for getting things moving through your digestive system to relieve constipation or to detox your body. Helps with kidney and bladder infections as well. Activates the thymus and helps to balance the thyroid and hormones. Citrine increases circulation and detoxifies the blood. Since it is a stone of warmth, it helps to calm and soothe the nervous system as well as the endocrine system. Even great for eyesight and issues with the eyes.
Emotional Healing Properties: Wonderful for self-esteem and confidence, it helps you in protecting yourself from things that aren’t in your best interest. It also helps you in standing up for yourself and what you believe in while giving you the boost you need to speak your truth. Since it’s a very energizing stone, it also helps you get motivated and enhances creativity and problem-solving. It also promotes joy and helps to release fear or anger allowing more positivity to enter into your life. It will also help you in getting in touch with your emotions so that you can healthily express them.
Chakras: The solar plexus chakra is the main chakra that citrine is connected with. It’s also connected with the crown chakra and helps bring intuition and inner guidance. It can even assist in cleansing all of the chakras of negative energy and infuses them with positivity.
Astrological signs: Citrine is connected with Gemini, Libra, Aries and Leo
History: Citrine has been used in jewelry and as decoration for thousands of years. For example, in Greece during 300 BC and 150 BC, it was used ornamentally and in Scotland during the 17th century, it was used to adorn their swords. It was called yellow quartz until 1556 when it got its name, citrine because of it’s yellow hue which is much like citrus fruits lemons and oranges. It became very popular during World War I and World War II when many women including famous movie stars like Greta Garbo would wear jewelry with citrine jewels in an Art Deco style.
How to use it: Bring citrine into your life when you feel like you need more joy and positivity. You can wear or carry some to keep the good vibes flowing. You can also place a piece of citrine in the wealth corner of your home which is the far left corner in your home when you’re facing the front door. Or you can place some citrine in your wallet or purse. Wearing citrine on a pendant close to your throat or on rings on the fingers also works to bring the healing benefits of citrine into your life.