A Citrine Crystal in the context of citrine meaning and uses
May 10, 2020

Citrine Stone Meaning and Uses


Citrine is a well reputed stone to attract abundance and improve imagination, and a gemstone which has been used for thousands of years. Even though it is famous as a crystal for businessmen, citrine stone meaning and uses are diverse. I will be discussing powers, benefits and uses of citrine in the article along with a bit of background information.


What is Citrine?

Citrine is a gemstone which belongs to the quartz family of minerals. Clear quartz, smoky quarts, rutilated quartz, amethyst, rose quartz, prasiolite and ametrine are some other members of the quartz mineral group.

It is a yellow color stone ranging from pale, golden yellow, honey color to brown. Since it belongs to the quartz family, citrine bears all physical properties of quartz. For example, it is made of Silicone Dioxide, specific gravity is 2.6-2.7 and has a hardness of 7. (More technical information on citrine can be obtained from here)

When amethyst is heat treated, it becomes citrine (purple quartz becomes yellow). Most of the citrine in the market today comes from Brazil and almost all are heat treated amethyst. Olkhovka in Russia was a famous source for natural citrine but the mine is exhausted now. Colombia, Congo, Madagascar, South Africa, Spain and France are some other sources of natural citrine.

Name citrine comes from the French word “citron” for lemon and the stone has been used in jewelry in ancient Greece as early as 300 B.C. Citrine is also the birthstone for the month of November and Sagittarius zodiac sign.

image 1 : A Citrine Crystal Specimen

Citrine Stone Meaning and Uses

As a healing crystal, a gemstone for jewelry, a stone to attract abundance and good luck, and as a birthstone, citrine holds a unique place in the metaphysical word of gemstone powers. Citrine stone meaning and uses are well diverse and I will discuss those under following sections.

  1. Emotional Benefits
  2. Chakra Healing and Energy Balancing
  3. Wealth, Business and Work Related Benefits
  4. Physical Healing Benefits


1. Emotional Benefits of Citrine

Citrine is a stone capable of increasing the clarity in mind and thoughts. It is also capable of unearthing imaginative and creative powers in the mind, and also the will power. The powerful activation of imagination, creativity and will power by citrine can be attributed to its stimulation of the second, third and sixth chakras, which will be discussed under the chakra healing section.

While improving creativity, citrine also helps to reduce your sensitivity to negative criticism. It helps to increase your self-belief and approach your work with positivism.

Another common problem with most of us is that we forget to appreciate moments of joy and happiness in day to day life. Enjoying even little moments when possible is a key to a happy and fulfilled life. Even at work, ability to enjoy little moments of success and new experiences is extremely important. Citrine helps the mind to be open to happiness and release toxic emotions, such as anger, sadness, fear, and other negative thoughts. Hence, this is also a great crystal for those who are suffering from depression.

image 2 : A Citrine Ring

2. Chakra Healing and Energy Balancing

As it was mentioned earlier in this post, citrine is a powerful stimulator of imagination and this can be explained through its connection to chakras.

Citrine’s vibration energy is capable of activating and harmonizing with the second, third and sixth chakras. The sixth chakra (third eye) stimulates thinking and clears the mind. It also powers the visionary capabilities of the mind. The images that appear in our mind is through this visionary capacity and it is an essential element in imagination. For example, artists, architects, inventors and others in such fields, all create these mental images.

Creativity is stimulated by the second chakra (also called the naval and sacral chakra). It controls the information flow from mind to the body and vice versa. Intuition or what we refer to as gut feeling is powered by this chakra. The visionary capabilities activated by the third eye chakra and the intuition from the sacral chakra works hand in the process of imagination and creation.

The third chakra or the solar plexus chakra, creates the will power of a person. Any innovation or a new imaginative work is not going to be easy and a strong determination, perseverance and will is needed to carry you till the end result is achieved. Citrine activates the solar plexus chakra which strengthens the will power.


3. Wealth, Business and Work

This is one of the most important areas in citrine stone meaning and uses.

Citrine is a well-known stone to attract abundance and hence it is called the “Merchant’s Stone”. It helps to obtain wealth, and also to protect and maintain it.

The stone also helps to stop procrastinating and act upon your plans. It helps you to remove negative toxic thoughts such as fears, doubt, self-pity and makes you trust on your dreams. Citrine also helps you to focus on what needs to be done right now. It is believed to carry the power to ward of negative energies from others such as jealousy and unkindness.

Another benefit of citrine is that it encourages generosity. This is another key to living a happy and fulfilled life.

Citrine helps to improve relationships in professions such as sales and banking, provides security to professions such as doctors. It is a stone known to improve productivity as well. Citrine is a stone which improves relationships and cohesiveness in general,  promotes understanding each other and coming up with solutions. Therefore, it can be a valuable asset to have in any work place.

As a powerful stone which stimulates imagination and creativity, citrine is good for anyone in a creative profession.

image 3 : A Citrine Pendant

4. Physical Healing Benefits of Citrine

Citrine is a stone which revitalize the body and improve the physical stamina.

It also strengthens the immune system, spleen and pancreas. Also, citrine improves the capability to fight infections of the kidney and bladder, and it is good to relieve pains in the urogenital tract. It is used in the treatment of bed-wetting, especially for young adults.

The stone supports function of the endocrine system, stimulates proper metabolism and digestion. It is also considered beneficial for the degenerative disease. Reducing growths and balancing of the thyroid glands are also believed to be supported by citrine.

Citrine is good for the hair, nail and skin and for alleviating skin allergies and irritations which occurs as a result of chemical or food intolerance.

Citrine elixir (citrine infused water) is a known traditional medicine for menstrual cramps and chronic fatigue. Additionally, it is used for morning sickness, nausea and vomiting.

The earlier discussed ability of citrine to improve imagination can be connected with its physical healing ability of activating nerve impulses which helps to improve the intelligence and power of concentration. Citrine is also good to treat short-term memory loss.


Final Thoughts

During the cause of this article, I discussed various citrine stone meanings and uses. As mentioned, even though citrine is most famous for attracting wealth and inspiring imagination, it offers many other benefits as well. As a relatively inexpensive gemstone, all the benefits and uses of citrine are quite remarkable.

Hope you managed to learn something new from the article and I would love to hear your thoughts. Please also let me known if you have questions and don’t forget to share this post among your friends.


Sources for my articles.

4 thoughts on “Citrine Stone Meaning and Uses – A Stone of Abundance and Imagination

  1. Loved this article! I don’t have a huge interest in stones but this was very informative and I truly enjoyed reading about the Citrine stone. I actually would like a stone of my own due to its unique qualities such as removing negative toxins, revitalizing the body and literally so many health benefits! Happy I came across this article.

  2. What a fantastic article! I must admit that I had no idea whatsoever that citrine was so beneficial. I will forget about diamonds and ask for citrine juwelry instead. Especially as it works so well in relationships and attracting wealth. Thank you for sharing!

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