March 2014 Gemstone ~ Citrine
Color: Varies in shade from very pale yellow to a deep amber, nearly orange, with some specimens exhibiting brownish tinges.
Appearance: Crystal system is trigonal and its yellow pigmentation is derived from iron.
Source: Brazil, Africa, Madagascar, Spain, Russia, France, Scotland, USA
The name Citrine comes from the French word citron, meaning lemon. Citrine was used as a gem in Greece as far back as 300 B.C. and was worked into cabochon ring stones and intaglios in Greece and Rome through the first and second centuries A.D.
Much of the commercial Citrine on the market is heat treated Amethyst. In general, the deeper amber and orangish shades are heat treated. Natural Citrines are mostly a pale yellow color. There is a tremendous difference between the appearance of the orange-yellow heat treated Citrine commonly found on the market and smoky golden natural Citrine. That difference extends to these stones’ energies, as well.
Metaphysical Healing Properties of Citrine
Keywords: Manifestation,personal will, mental clarity, creativity
Citrine opens the inner doors to increased clarity of thought, enhanced creativity and magnified powers of will and manifestation. Citrine in both natural and heated forms, stimulates imagination through three portals — the 2nd, 3rd, & 6th Chakras. The vibratory resonance of Citrine activates and harmonizes these three energy centers, all of which are necessary to the process of creative imagination.
Through the 6th Chakra -the Third Eye- Citrine activates the thinking process and enhances mental clarity, as well as the visionary function through which inner images appear. Through the 2nd Chakra – the Sacral- Citrine stimulates the creative function, the wellspring from which new potentials are born. It is fitting that this Chakra is also the sexual energy center, the source of both types of ‘conceptions,’ imaginal and biological. Through the 3rd Chakra- the Solar Plexus- Citrine generates the human dynamo of personal will. Citrine strengthens the 3rd Chakra -Solar Plexus- , and through that, one can more readily dig down and find the persistence to ‘make it happen.’
Citrine is our foremost ally in the process of manifestation. The vibration of Citrine stimulates our 2nd & 3rd Chakras, initiating our creative energy and our will, and increasing our ability to bring energy into form. Citrine enables us to open more fully to the energy of Divine Will and the path of love. By resonating with Citrine, we are reminded that we are loved and supported by the Universe in our efforts towards manifestation. When one chooses the path of love and joy, opening to the power of Divine Will, Citrine supports us in bringing forth what is truly beautiful.
GemStone Healing Combinations
Citrine works synergistically with many stones, and one can choose combinations based on where one feels the need to add (or multiply) additional energy. Heliodor, Golden Labradorite and Imperial Topaz add power to third chakra, seat of the personal will. For additional emphasis on the creative function, Zincite, Orange Calcite and Carnelian are excellent choices. For enhancing the visionary function, Phenacite, Azeztulite and Natrolite are ideal allies. To bring in more spiritual energies from higher realms, Amethyst, Petalite, Danburite, Clear Apophyllite, Scolecite and/or Herderite can be of great assistance.
Healing Properties of Natural Citrine
Natural Citrine carries a powerful frequency that allows for the clearing and strengthening of the manifestation channel and one’s personal will. Its purifying properties come from its natural Smoky Quartz energy, combined with the stimulating Fire element it carries. The phantoms that often appear in natural Citrine allow one to connect to one’s Higher Self, so one can focus on manifesting those creations most aligned with one’s highest good.
Natural Citrine stimulates the 1st-3rd Chakras (Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus). These are the points at which the high-frequency energies of the emotional and spiritual planes manifest into the lower frequency realm of physicality. In other words, these Chakras are where energy becomes physical. For this reason, they are powerful points in one’s energy systems for manifestation and creation work. They are also the points where we tend to experience the most blockages to manifestation. These areas have to do with our sense of deserving what we want and taking the initiative to create it. Natural Citrine allows blockages in these areas to become apparent so they can be cleared. It not only stimulates these areas, but also clears any energetic blocks, allowing for a freer flow through the manifestation channel.
In addition to its manifestation properties, Natural Citrine is also a powerful purifier of one’s will center. It helps one perceive and heal issues of power abuse and feelings of powerlessness. It enables one to understand the proper action to take to resolve situations for the higher good. It lends one courage and fortitude to make hard choices or take difficult actions.
Natural Citrine is the great manifestor, allowing one to purify the manifestation channel and bring Divine energy into form through intention and action. It assists one in maintaining one’s direction when the going gets difficult, or when obstacles appear in one’s path.
Natural Citrine assists one in overcoming difficulty, maintaining effort through adversity, and taking decisive action to resolve difficult situations. It assists one in overcoming feelings of being undeserving of abundance.
Natural Citrine enhances physical stamina and energy, supports the endocrine system and encourages proper metabolism.
I open myself to the inspiration of my creative imagination, and through the strength of my will, aligned with Divine will, I manifest my dreams.
1st — Root
2nd — Sacral
3rd — Solar Plexus
Vibrates to the Number
The Book of Stones; Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian,roughandtumbledcrystalcreations.net, navitascrystals