Citrine Healing Properties, Meanings, and Uses

Welcome to the Crystal Encyclopedia page for Citrine. Here you will learn everything you've ever wanted to know about this crystal including Citrine healing properties, Citrine metaphysical properties, using Citrine in meditation, Feng Shui, spiritual work, and much more!

Quick Overview of Citrine

Citrine Meanings and Introduction

Natural Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing, and life-giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action.

Its frequency awakens creativity and imagination and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages the fullness of life, fresh beginnings, and new pursuits.

Natural Citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but rather transmutes, dissipates, and grounds it, making it extremely protective for the environment. It works out problems on both the physical and subtle levels, transforming negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones. It is one of only two crystals on Earth that never needs to be cleared or cleansed. The other is Kyanite.

Citrine is a transparent, yellow variety of Quartz, ranging in color from pale to golden yellow, honey, or almost brown, and may contain rainbow or sparkle inclusions. The name comes from the French word citron, meaning "lemon". It was used as a gem in Greece as far back as 300 B.C., and because of its color, is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Gold Topaz, Madeira or Spanish Topaz, or Safranite.

Much of the commercial Citrine on the market is heat-treated Amethyst or Smoky Quartz that produces an enhanced Citrine color, usually a deeper amber or orange-reddish shade. Most Natural Citrine is a pale yellow color.

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Healing Benefits Overview

Called The Merchant’s Stone for its properties of increase in the cashbox, sparkling yellow Citrine not only assists in acquiring wealth but helps in maintaining it. It is a stone of abundance and manifestation, attracting wealth and prosperity, success, and all things good. It also encourages generosity and sharing good fortune.

Citrine assists in all fast money ventures and is especially helpful in financial speculation and for commercial success. Carry one in the purse or wallet to attract money and stop excessive outflow.

As a professional support stone, Citrine improves interactions for all who work in sales, merchant banking, casinos, sports and fitness instruction, and the media. It is a fortifying crystal for medical personnel and healers and increases productivity in governmental work. Citrine strengthens the inner light and sparks creativity and imagination. It is ideal for artists of all kinds.

Citrine is an excellent crystal for interpersonal relationships. It smooths family or group problems and promotes solutions and cohesiveness. It also helps in understanding and dealing with impressions from those around us.

Carrying a Citrine attracts love and happiness and guards against those who would break your heart. It is also an effective shield against spite and jealousy.

The gift of a Citrine angel or sphere to a newborn brings intelligence, health, happiness, curiosity, confidence, and healing wisdom.

Natural Citrine tumbled stones, placed where the light catches them, clears unfriendly ghosts from an area. Sprinkle a Citrine elixir weekly to prevent the negative energies from returning.

A small warning: Citrine may exacerbate aggressiveness in some. It is not recommended for those with a fiery, quick-tempered nature, and should be avoided by people with a tendency to slander or gossip. Citrine can fade in sunlight.


Healing Properties

Citrine healing properties can help with physical, emotional, and spiritual balance and issues. It has healing powers to help with physical ailments and emotional issues. It is also used in Energy Healing and Chakra balancing. Citrine healing crystal therapies include encouraging proper metabolism, directing personal power, and balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra. The therapeutic uses of Citrine have a long and well-documented history. Meditation with Citrine is also highly recommended.

Physical Healing Properties

Physical Health

Natural Citrine enhances physical stamina and energy, supports the endocrine system, and encourages proper metabolism. It is beneficial for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and may aid in reversing degenerative disease. It is thought to balance the thyroid and facilitate the diminishment of growths.

Citrine stimulates digestion, the spleen, and the pancreas. It helps keep skin, nails, and hair healthy and is good for relieving skin irritations and allergies, especially those caused by food or chemical intolerances.

Natural Citrine is beneficial in eliminating infections of the kidney and bladder, and in the treatment of bedwetting, particularly in young adults. As an elixir, Citrine relieves menstrual and menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, hormone imbalance, and the alleviation of fatigue. It may also be used for nausea and vomiting, and morning sickness.

Citrine activates nerve impulses, strengthening intelligence and the intellectual faculties of concentration and wisdom. It also aids in short-term memory loss.

Emotional Healing Properties

Emotional Health

Citrine opens the higher mind to accept joy in one’s life, releasing anger and negative feelings, deep-seated fears, and destructive tendencies. An excellent crystal for overcoming depression, Citrine reduces the sensitivity to criticism and inspires creativity and self-expression. It raises self-esteem, and by letting go of the past, allows one to move forward optimistically, enjoying new experiences and explorations.

Natural Citrine is a powerful purifier of one's center, helping to identify and heal issues of power abuse and feelings of helplessness. It enables one to understand what is necessary to resolve those situations and provides the courage and fortitude needed to make difficult decisions and take action.

Chakra Balancing Healing Properties

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Natural Citrine’s radiant yellow and gold energy activates, opens, and energizes the Solar Plexus and Sacral Chakras, directing personal power, creativity, and intelligent decisiveness to enhance the physical body. Its foremost energy is to aid in manifestation.

When one is totally attuned to the creative Life Force, simply clarifying, defining, and projecting what is wanted will draw those purposes toward the person like a powerful magnet. It is very important to use this power of attraction only for the highest good. Otherwise, what is drawn will become attachments that will eventually bring loss and sorrow to the possessor.

The gold ray produced in high-quality Citrine, especially in faceted form, also stimulates the Crown Chakra and can be used to channel pure Crown energy back to the Solar Plexus and Sacral, allowing for synthesis between the intellect and the body’s total perfection. It increases clarity of thought, mental focus, and protects and directs the use of the creative Life Force in one’s life.

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The Solar Plexus Chakra is the energy distribution center and the chakra of relationships. This chakra is located between the rib cage and navel and controls the immune and digestive systems. When in balance, you have the strength to fight infections, are free of allergic reactions, and are able to use the nutrients you ingest. It also allows you the freedom to interpret the world through your own thoughts and emotions and not live in fear of violating the dictums of others. Shop for Solar Plexus Chakra Items >>

The Sacral Chakra is located below the belly button and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. It controls the flow of energy and is the center of gravity of the body. It is the center of the Life Force and controls the flow of information from the body to the mind and from the mind to the body. Gut feelings, intuition, and other "non-linear" communication come from this chakra. When it is in balance, you have grace, feel pleasure in life, find you are flexible, and can "go with the flow" and do so in good spirits. Shop for Sacral Chakra Items >>

The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life. Shop for Crown Chakra Items >>


Benefits for Spirituality

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Natural Citrine is an excellent crystal for those who are overly sensitive and extremely vulnerable to outside energies and influences. When worn, carried, or used in crystal healing, the radiant yellow color will increase the amount of light surrounding the body and protect the aura. It is also a good talisman to have in situations where one needs to feel confident and secure.

High-quality Citrine reflects the golden ray so clearly, it beams positive sunlight energy directly into one’s environment. In single generator form, Citrine crystals can be set in gold and worn with the termination point facing downward, channeling the crown energy into the body.

Citrine Cathedral Quartz is particularly useful to those who have experienced emotional or physical lack, especially ingrained poverty consciousness over several lives. The crystal returns to the problem’s core and corrects the underlying belief, replacing it with a positive outlook, and allowing for spiritual and physical abundance to carry forward.


The Color Energy of Citrine

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Yellow Citrine brings the power to solidify new interests and new relationships, helping you to see things in a different light. It adds clarity, waking things up and adding zest, optimism, and meaning to your life and relationships.

Light Yellow crystals ensure that new relationships get off to a good start by aiding in the establishment of good communication. They help you focus on the needs of the person or group you are getting to know. Dark Yellow Citrine is an excellent aid when decisiveness, precision, or persuasiveness is needed.

Gold Citrine brings success, enthusiasm, happiness, and power. It is traditionally the color of kings, riches, and the sun. Gold touches a deep part of our minds, conjuring up images of mystical places and adventure.

Light Gold crystals provide us with the simple pleasures of life – cheerfulness and contentment. Dark Gold crystals have a deeper, more pronounced sense of devotion and commitment, providing us with a mature enthusiasm and ability to share a lifelong commitment of care and love.


Meditation with Citrine

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Citrine is useful in meditation to open the doors to inner thought. It allows the flow of the Universal Life Force and promotes an easy transition into the meditative state. It activates the thinking processes and brings images forward from the deep mind.

When meditating with Citrine, one feels a glowing warmth from within and from without. Its sole purpose is to manifest the golden Light Force onto the physical plane.


Citrine Meanings in Divination

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The Divinatory meaning of Citrine is... A time to communicate your ideas and needs clearly.


Crystals and Angels

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If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Citrine of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.

Date Crystal Color Name of Guardian Angel
April 21 - April 25 Yellow Achaiah
May 11 - May 15 Light Yellow Lauviah (Laviah)
June 11 - June 15 Light Yellow Lauviah (Laviah)
June 22 - June 26 Light Yellow Lauviah (Laviah)
June 27 - July 1 Dark Yellow Pahaliah
July 23 - July 27 Dark Yellow Nith-Haiah (Nithhaja)
Aug 7 - Aug 12 Dark Yellow Seheiah (Sehijah)
Aug 18 - Aug 22 Dark Yellow Omael
 Dec 17 - Dec 21 Yellow Nithael

There are other Angels that are partial to Citrine, too. The table below gives you more information about them.

Purpose Crystal Color Name of Angel
Guardian of the Fourteenth Mansion of the Moon; Virgo. Dark Gold Ergediel
Risnuch helps you while Dealing with Agriculture and Animals. Dark Gold Risnuch
Ruler of Earth/Wind Dark Gold Ruchiel
Samael is known as the Severity Angel; Tree of Life, is the Guardian of Tuesday, and the Ruler of Mars. Dark Gold Samael
Protector and Ruler of the dates July 23-27; Leo. Dark Yellow Nith-Haiah
Protector and Ruler of the dates August 18-22; Leo. Dark Yellow Omael
Protector and Ruler of the dates June 27-July 1; Cancer. Dark Yellow Pahaliah
Protector and Ruler of the dates August 7-12; Leo. Dark Yellow Seheiah
Master of the 8th Tarot Card “Strength” and is associated with Leo. Dark Yellow Verchiel
Guardian of the Nineteenth Mansion of the Moon which is Scorpio. Gold Amutiel
Gabriel is the Foundation Angel and known as the Tree of Life. The Angel of  Monday, and the Ruler of the Moon, Earth, and Lighting. Gabriel is also the Master of the 2nd Tarot Card “The High Priestess” and Tarot Card 12 “The Hanged Man”. Gabriel is also the Angel of Pregnancies/Child Birth, the Angel of the North Wind, Creativity, and Truth. he is also associated with the sun sign Aquarius, and also the Guardian Fifth Mansion of the Moon; Taurus. Gold Gabriel
Master of the 2nd Tarot Card “The High Priestess”. Gold Schelachel
Uriel is the Master of the 21st Tarot Card “The World”. Also, he Heals Resentment and is the Ruler of the South Wind. Uriel is also known as the Angel of Music and Repentance, and is associated with the sun sign, Libra. Gold Uriel
Master of Tarot Card 0 “The Fool”. Light Gold Chassan
Angel of the Mountains Light Gold Rampel
Master of the 18th Tarot Card “The Moon”. Light Yellow Amnitziel
Guardian of the Fifteenth Mansion of the Moon; Libra. Light Yellow Ataliel
Guardian of the Twenty-First Mansion of the Moon; Capricorn. Light Yellow Bethnael
Guardian of the Second Mansion of the Moon; Aries. Light Yellow Enediel
Protector and Ruler of the dates May 11-15; Taurus. Light Yellow Lauviah
Mihr is the Angel of Friendship. Light Yellow Mihr
Ruler of Earth/Thunder Light Yellow Ra’amiel
Master of the 13th Tarot Card “Death”. Light Yellow Sayitziel
Angel of Patience Yellow Achaiah
Ruler of Earth/Sun. Yellow Galgalleil
Protector and Ruler of the dates December 17-21; Sagittarius. Yellow Nithael
Angel of Free Will Yellow Tabris
Master of the 1st Tarot Card “The Magician”. Yellow Tiriel

Citrine for the Goddess

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Citrine honors Demeter, the Greek Goddess of the Harvest. She brings an end to the barren wintertime, filling the fields with life-giving grain.

Citrine honors Sekhmet, the Egyptian Goddess of War. She is the most powerful goddess of Lower Egypt and is usually depicted with the head of a lion and the body of a beautiful woman.

All crystals of gold honor Persephone, Greek Goddess of Spring. She represents celebration and the Earth alive with new growth.


Citrine Birthstone

There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. Finally, many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.

In this section, you will find information on all three approaches.

Traditional Birthstone


Citrine is not a traditional birthstone.


Natural Birthstone

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Citrine which is yellow in color is the natural birthstone of those born at the beginning of summer (June 21 – July 21). Yellow crystals bring you enlightenment, optimism, warmth, and clarity.

Citrine which is gold in color is the natural birthstone color of those born in the magical month of midsummer (July 22 – August 21). Gold crystals bring you success, enthusiasm, happiness, and power.

Zodiac Crystal for Cancer

Citrine is the zodiac stone for those born under the sign of Cancer in early summer, from the summer solstice on June 21 to July 22. Cancer is represented by a crab, and people born under this sign are adaptable, loyal, and attached to family. They are gifted with strong imaginations and make great musicians, artists, writers, and composers Cancer is also known as the "Sign of the Prophet" or "Sign of the Teacher".

A Cancerian’s strengths are being adaptable, loyal, and attached to family. Being very prone to mood swings as well as being over-sensitive and emotional are their weaknesses. Cancerians are gifted with strong imaginations. They can be great musicians, artists, writers, and even composers. Shop for all Cancer Items Now >>


Meaning in Talismans and Amulets

Natural Citrine is a Seeker Transformer crystal.

Seekers contain a crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They’re pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, the wanderer, and the explorer. They’re also crystals of the student and the researcher.

Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook, or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities, and change our lives.


Using Citrine in Feng Shui

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Citrine has a subdued Fire Energy. This type of crystal is generally used in the center of a home or room to bring cheerfulness, light, and energy to the entire space.

Yellow is the color of the middle of the year, the middle of space, the sun, and light energy. Use Citrine in the center of a space to energize and vitalize it.


Meanings in Ancient Lore and History

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Citrine is reputed to make men handsome, intelligent, and sterile women fertile and happy.

In antiquity, Citrine may have been mistakenly referred to as Topaz and may well have been used in many ancient cultures. In one text, it is referenced as Cairngorm, a false topaz, being of a light yellow or citron color; and as a Scotch Topaz, being only yellow quartz. As a yellow stone, it would have been prescribed for the cure of bilious disorders, for jaundice in all its forms, and for other diseases of the liver.


Written by Linda Mason

Published 04/08/2013

Published 03/29/2023


More Citrine Information

What is Citrine?

Citrine is a transparent, yellow variety of Quartz, ranging in color from pale to golden yellow, honey, or almost brown, and may contain rainbow or sparkle inclusions.

Where is Citrine found?

Citrine comes from all around the world. The most abundant natural citrine sources are in Bolivia, Madagascar, Mexico, Spain, Russia, Brazil, and Uruguay.

How is Citrine formed?

Citrine forms the same way as Quartz since Citrine is in the Quartz family. It is comprised of silicon and oxygen, and traces of iron impurities give it its yellow color.

What is Citrine good for?

It is a stone of abundance and manifestation, attracting wealth and prosperity, success, and all things good. It also encourages generosity and sharing good fortune.

Can Citrine go in water?

It is water safe.

What does Citrine mean?

Because of its clarity and light citrus tint, citrine derives its name from the Latin word "citrina". According to legend, it is a "Sun Stone" that absorbs sunlight and harnesses its energy.

How do you cleanse  and charge Citrine?

Citrine is one of only two crystals on Earth that never needs to be cleared or cleansed. However, you can cleanse Citrine with regular cleansing methods to improve your connection with it.

Can Citrine be left in the sun?

Citrine is not sun safe due to the nature that its color will fade with long-term exposure.

How hard is Citrine?

Citrine is a 7 on the Moh's hardness scale.

Why is Citrine called Citrine?

Because of its clarity and light citrus tint, citrine derives its name from the Latin word "citrina". According to legend, it is a "Sun Stone" that absorbs sunlight and harnesses its energy.

How to use Citrine?

The best way to use Citrine is by using it in a manifestation bowl for abundance, placing it in the wealth corner of your home, wearing Citrine jewelry, or holding it during meditation.

How can you tell if Citrine is real?

Natural Citrine is very pale, even in color, and contains no bubbles. Fake Citrine is often colored glass that usually contains bubbles. Heat-treated Amethyst is also referred to as Citrine, but is ultimately not Citrine.

What does Citrine look like?

Citrine is a transparent, yellow stone that looks like sunshine trapped in a stone.

What does Citrine symbolize?

Citrine symbolizes happiness, abundance, success, and wealth.


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