Updated: Jan 30, 2019
Citrine belongs to the mineral family Quartz. This is the same family as clear quartz, rose quartz, amethyst & smoky quartz. It is yellow in colour and this is produced by tiny deposits of iron or slight doses of irradiation. Natural citrine is comparatively rare and most citrine on the market is mined as amethyst or smoky quartz and heat treated. A natural citrine would have a slightly paler colour whereas the heat treated citrine varies in shades from pale yellow to dark yellow/light orange.
When it comes to the debate on the energy of natural crystals versus enhanced crystals, here is my opinion about citrine. Natural citrine is created by quartz which has iron inclusions and has been heat treated within the earth. Unnatural citrine is created by heating amethyst which already has iron within it. The result is almost the same, however one is naturally heated by the earth and the other by man. Most people who work with crystals agree that the unnatural citrine definitely has the citrine quality, although not as strong, so it is frequently used as an alternative to natural citrine. If you are fortunate enough to have both natural and heat treated citrine, work with each of them and see if you notice a difference.
Citrine has a joyful vibration and is very uplifting. It can help to overcome depression by lifting ones mood and giving a more positive outlook on life. It is great for transmuting negative energy as it warms, cleanses and energises.
Citrine is known for its manifestation qualities and helps in the process of turning dreams into reality. It is also said to be good for abundance, attracting wealth, success and prosperity.
In healing, citrine is often associated with the solar plexus, helping with personal will and self-confidence. It can enhance optimism and improve self-esteem.
Physically, Citrine can support and enhance healing for the spine, the digestive and elimination organs, and the metabolism. Citrine can facilitate detoxification and stimulate circulation. Often used for chronic fatigue, Citrine has a reputation of being able to increase energy and drive. This property can also help those who are trying to lose weight, by encouraging one to be optimistic about achieving their goals.
My experience of living with Citrine;
Wow, what a week, I don’t know where to begin. It feels like my feet haven’t touched the ground. I have certainly had a very uplifting week, starting with yoga where I was feeling great joy within. I felt like I was glowing and couldn’t stop smiling.
I have certainly had a lot of abundance. Not necessarily in the financial way, but more importantly in a life fulfilling way. I have been doing many crystal healing taster sessions and what started off as one fully booked day, turned into a 2nd day and then a 3rd. Becoming a crystal healer and helping others has been a dream of mine and it is now becoming a reality. I feel so blessed and honoured to be able to do this for others and this fills me with great joy.