Citrine is a variety of Quartz, silicon dioxide, the “common” form being heat-treated Amethyst. The color of this form can vary from pale yellow/gold to dark yellow/brown tones.
Citrine usually has only about 40 parts per million particles of iron. The oxidation of this iron is what gives the Citrine its yellow or yellow-orange color.
You can easily heat up Amethyst to create Citrine. Since Amethyst is found more readily than Citrine, the commercial Citrine you purchase is usually Amethyst that has been specially treated.
Citrine is a hard mineral and usually has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.
The frequency of Citrine is connected to the solar plexus chakra. It stimulates this chakra aiding with issues of confidence and willpower, allowing for an optimistic approach to life bringing forth the energies of abundance.
The energy of this crystal allows one to be assertive and helps one to release negative thought forms connected to abundance and prosperity so that one can step into one’s power.
“Common” Citrine can help with one’s metabolism and issues of the digestive system and provides energetic support to one’s physical vehicle during periods of physical exercise.
- Solar Plexus
- Digestive Issues
- Abundance and Prosperity
- Personal Power – Spiritual
History and Origins
Citrine has been known to man for thousands of years. It was first used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans for jewelry such as intaglios. It was also popular during the Middle Ages and was said to have medicinal and mystical qualities. For instance, Citrine was used to stimulate one’s intellect and bolster creativity. It was also said to be helpful in acquiring wealth and self-confidence.
Regarding medicinal uses, Citrine was used in a variety of different ways, such as protecting one from snake bites, to help remove toxins from the body. It was used to speed healing and disorders dealing with the heart, liver, and digestive systems.