Citrine is the lucky stone of those born in November and those of the Scorpio sign. It is also the stone that is given on the 13th and 17th anniversary of marriage. Citrine is the stone of hope, youth, health and fidelity.
What is Citrine:
Citrine is a variety of yellow quartz, often found in metamorphic rocks, especially granite and gneiss. The lucky stone of those born on the penultimate day of the year, citrine is as sunny as the sunflower in Vincent van Gogh’s paintings. The range of shades varies from the palest yellow to the amber yellow, called Madeira due to its resemblance to Madeira wine.
Benefits of Wearing a Citrine:
With its sunny sparkles, citrine is the symbol of hope and power, the ideal talisman for those who have to overcome difficult times.
Citrine is often associated with positive values such as hope, joy and fidelity.
Citrine is said to promote creativity, eliminate self-destructive tendencies and help clear thoughts. Citrine helps in purification and regeneration. Carrying solar energy in its facets, citrine is excellent in treating depression, underestimation and phobia. Improves clarity of mind, promoting inner calm and wisdom. It stimulates the intellect and helps to better verbalize thoughts and feelings. Citrine is useful for keeping calm in the most difficult situations. Citrine dispels stress and negativity, enveloping us in a relaxing silence. It helps us overcome fear, anger and destructive tendencies. He has a warm, creative energy that endows us with flexibility in thinking and openness to new experiences. Attract useful friends and mentors to our intellect and soul, encourages generosity, while bringing prosperity to our lives. It exudes joy and instills a positive attitude, negativity and sadness dissipating around citrine.
Citrine has qualities that help in treating diseases related to the digestive tract. Stimulates digestion, spleen and pancreas. Citrine is believed to be a tonic for the circulatory system, helping to cleanse the blood. It is also said that citrine improves the passage of electrical impulses in the nervous system and helps the functioning of the endocrine system. Citrine energizes and invigorates the body. It is useful for those who are sensitive to the environment. Citrine is beneficial for the stagnation of degenerative diseases. Helps relieve vision problems, hormonal balance and glandthyroid.
A concentrate of Light
Citrine is a luminous stone, which evokes the Sun and Abundance. Its Energy is made to support ambitious projects. Citrine warms the heart and develops anchoring, self-confidence and inner strength. Rolled up, it slips into your pocket to deliver a dose of optimism when you need it.
Which Zodiac Signs can wear Citrine:
Citrine is the stone recommended to Scorpios, being, at the same time, the lucky talisman of those born in the year of the Rooster (Chinese zodiac). The planets with which the stone is associated are Jupiter and Mercury. Citrine brings protection, business success, prosperity and health to the wearer. It is the stone of the Archangel Gabriel, the one who supports any act of communication and the one who it brings hope.
How to use Citrine?
Sit down for a few minutes with your Stone in your hand. Breathe in and visualize the Energy of your Crystal entering your body. Visualize your intentions for your Stone.
Program the Citrine with a powerful affirmation like “The light is entering my life” and let its vibration amplify your intention. Keep your Stones with you, use them in all your intuitive or meditation practices (mindfulness, yoga ) or place them in your “Ritual corner”.
Characteristics of Citrine:
Chemical composition: Silicon Dioxide. Citrine is often part of amethrin (along with amethyst) or bicolor quartz.
The rarest colors of citrine are saturated, with a very discreet composition, almost non-existent brown, ranging from pale yellow to orange and reddish orange.
Citrine is usually free of impurities visible to the naked eye. Inclusions are observed in the very light citrine, this detail considerably diminishing its value.
Citrine is found in a wide variety of shapes and styles of cuts. Raw citrine with minor inclusions is often used to make beads. “Flawless” citrine is usually processed in the traditional style, the favorite cuts being: round, oval, marquise and pear.
Over time, even 20-carat citrine crystals have been found underground. Citrine has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale and is a heat sensitive stone.
How to Recognize a Genuine Citrine
When buying a jewelry with citrine, take the warmth of color as a selection criterion. Citrine is a much more affordable option for jewelry than topaz or yellow sapphire. Citrine fits into the frame of jewelry with a bold, vibrant, even dramatic design. At the same time, it creates an effervescent mix in combination with other colored gemstones.
How to care for Citrine:
Citrine has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, being resistant enough to scratches to be worn every day. Citrine jewelry can be cleaned with lukewarm water and a little soap, and then lightly wiped with a soft cloth. Although it can be cleaned with an ultrasonic machine, the use of steam for the maintenance of citrine is not recommended, because it can lose its qualities if exposed to high temperatures.
Where is Citrine found:
Most crystals are found in mines in southern Brazil, Spain, Africa, Madagascar, France, Colorado, North Carolina, the Soviet Union, Bolivia, Mexico and Uruguay. In the mine in Anahi, Bolivia, there are crystals that contain a unique combination of amethyst and citrine; when these two gems appear together they are called amethrin.
History and Legends of Citrine:
Citrine has been popular for centuries, especially at a time when sources seemed scarce and limited. Perhaps because of this detail, citrine is not mentioned as a gemstone before the first century AD.
The Romans are probably the first to wear citrine as a centerpiece in jewelry, in a cabochon style. Roman pontiffs wore rings with massive amethysts and citrus. The Greeks used to carve citrine figurines. Citrine became popular during the Romantic period, when artisans preferred to use gemstones in warm colors to beautify gold jewelry. Also, during the Victorian period, it was a very popular stone among Scots.
In the first half of the 20th century, Art Deco fans used to mount impressive citrines in statement jewelry, worn mostly by Hollywood stars such as Greta Garbo and Joane Crawford.
Citrine was associated with two goddesses: Demeter, the goddess of harvest and motherhood, and Sekhmet, the Egyptian goddess of war and power. Citrine was believed to have magical powers, being worn as a talisman against evil thoughts and snake venom.
It was also believed to have medicinal properties and was often used as a remedy for digestive diseases.
Today’s Asians wear citrine for luck in tests, interviews or exams, as well as for inducing positive thoughts when situations arise. difficult.