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This Months Birthstone

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Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"The Happy Sunshine Stone"

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Named from the French word for lemon, “citron,” as many Citrines produce a juicy lemon color, though they may also be found in a range of pale yellow, to golden brown, and even a lovely burnt amber.  This coloration variation is due to the presence of iron.

Although it seems that Citrine was not as popular in ancient cultures as many other gemstones, it has been told of in history and lore for over 6,000 years.  It was used extensively during the first and second centuries in Greece as well as Rome.  It was used as a talisman against evil though, overindulgences, treachery, scandal and libel.

Due to is lovely color it is recognized as a stone of  happiness, joy, sunshine, light and life.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure.

Citrine is the yellow/golden/smoky brown variety of Quartz. Its depth of its color is due to the presence and level of iron.

Citrine is formed in primarily the same manner as Amethyst, being a close sibling, and is found in pegmatites or formed hydrothermally is clefts or druses.

It has been told that yellow Amethyst, as well as Smoky Quartz, have been used as a base and then heat treated to artificially create Citrine, although the color is not quite as lovely as when Mother Nature does the heating.

Metaphysical Properties

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Sunny Citrine is one of the only gemstones that dispels and dissipates most any and all negative energy, yet never requires cleansing or clearing.  Emitting a warm energy that promotes joy and optimism, it attracts abundance as well, warding off depression, stress and general unhappiness.

Citrine has been commonly known by the names “Success Stone”, “Abundance Stone”, and “Merchants Stone”, told in lore to promote success and abundance specifically in business and commerce. If placed where one conducts business or in the ‘Wealth Corner’ of one’s home, it is said to not only acquire positive wealth, but the ability to maintain it as well.

Citrine enhances the whole body’s healing energy, opening the conscious mind to intuition, and directing creative energy into the open mind.  It is said to help one adjust and adapt to changes and to process those changes, feeling confident and secure in the process.  It’s warm radiating energy may aid in voice projection, which also helps to boost one’s self esteem.

With the power of The Color Yellow, this stone becomes much more powerful!

Healing Properties

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Citrine is a Happy Stone, not simply removing negative feelings and emotions, but also then replacing them with positive energy. Providing enhancement of self-confidence and positive energy, Citrine helps to eliminate fears related to being judged by others, fear of being alone, as well as feelings of being unworthy of love.

Physically, Citrine may impart energy and invigoration, increasing circulation and detoxification of blood, activating the thymus as well as balancing the thyroid. Which also makes this stone beneficial to the endocrine and digestive systems; cleansing, purifying and eliminating any poisons that may have built up. This includes the metabolic processes of the liver, stomach and pancreas.  It is also said to improve the immune system.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Projective
Element: Fire
Planet: Sun, Jupiter
Powers: Protection, Psychic Power
Persephone, Mercury
Powers: Protection, Psychism, Nightmare Prevention
Candle Color: Lemon Yellow

A member of the Quartz family, Citrine may be used in much the same manner as clear quartz is used. The clear benefit of using Citrine is the lovely yellow power and energy of the sun it carries with it to the work.

Citrine is known to transform fears, emotional as well as inherited, offering one the clarity of thought without fear.  Citrine aids in working with a difficult Karma, helping to open the channels to the intuitive mind. Its vibrations will build up physical, emotional, mental and spiritual stamina, making it possible to deal with the difficult Karmic events.

Citrine is often worn at night to eliminate fear, to prevent nightmares and to ensure a sound night’s sleep. It is used to align with the higher self and to protect one’s aura.

Citrine is a good stone for scrying into matters pertaining to money and other forms of prosperity and abundance.

Zodiac Properties

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Zodiac Stone of:  Scorpio

Associations: Pluto

Birthstone: Traditional Birthstone for the Month of November, Modern Alternative Birthstone for November, and Anniversary stone for the 13th year.

To dream of Citrine is not just a warning that self destructive attitudes may be keeping you from happiness, it also symbolizes confidence and individuality bringing renewed determination so one may face and release negative energies.

Chakra Properties

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Citrine is generally to be called upon when there is a creativity block, an inability to solve problems, repressed anger, sleeplessness, nightmares, problems with the stomach and digestion, obesity and other physical problems regarding circulation and digestion; the majority of which are located in the 2nd and 3rd Chakras.

Citrine’s radiant yellow and gold coloring activates, opens and energizes to heal and balance the 3rd, Solar Plexus Chakra as well as the 2nd, Navel Chakra, directing creativity, intellectual decisiveness, and personal power to enhance one’s personal physical body, strengthen one’s self esteem, and protect the aura.

Information Sources:
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003
Love Is In The Earth by Melody, 1997
Wheels of Life
by Anodea Judith, PhD, 2000
Crystal Enchantments by D.J. Conway, 1999
Smithsonian Handbooks Gemstones
by Cally Hall, 1994
Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, 2002
Chakra Healing & Karmic Awareness by Keith Sherwood, 2005
Jewelry & Gems for Self-Discovery by Shakti Carola Navran, 2008
The Illustrated Directory of Crystal Healing by Cassandra Eason, 2003
Gemstone Energy Medicine Healing Body, Mind and Spirit by Michael Katz, 2005
Healing Crystals and Gemstones
by Dr. Flora Peschek-Bohmer, Gisela Schrieber, 2002
Personal Experience and Personal Accounts of Others In the Metaphysical Field of Work

The information here is presented to you to use as you see fit, but is not to take the place of professional medical advice. Crystals, Gemstones and Metal can accent, help, negate, protect, encourage, strengthen, and balance and thereby promote healing. Their effects can be extraordinary, but use in addition to medical advice, and not as a substitute for proper care. If you are ill, we beseech you to seek professional medical attention from a qualified physician.

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