Citrine Symbology

Citrine takes its name from its yellow and golden hues, reminescent of citrus fruits.

Citrine has very special enegertic quality: it does not absorb or transmit negative energy, but dispells it.  Therefore, it never needs to be “cleansed.” It can improve mental focus and physical endurance. Citrine bring happiness and helps people laugh more, as well as feel fundamentally safer and more positive about reality.  It is a stone that helps people find solutions and help with practical survival.

Its warm golden color dispells a feeling of “mirkiness” and brings a sense of optimism for new beginnings. Someone who carries or wears citrine can find themselves with increased courage and inclination to take the necessary actions which lead to success.

Folklore and Mythology

Citrine was traditionally called the “merchant’s stone” and it was beleived that keeping a citrine crystal in one’s cashbox helped one maintain his wealth.  In ancient times, citrine was worn to protect from snake venom.

Healing Properties

Citrine helps with digestive problems, stomach ailments, and circulation.  It can also activate the thyroid.

Citrine is one of the birthstones of November.