Gemstone Spotlight: Citrine

Gemstone Spotlight

Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about crystals? Apart from looking cool and pretty, crystals and mineral of all kinds are believed to hold healing properties that can help our moods, soothe our emotions and even alleviate certain symptoms of physical ailments. Here are descriptions of five of the most popular crystals to help you get started with your own collection.



Citrine occurs in shades of yellow, from a delicate primrose to a deep, buttery golden color. It is well known in gem lore as bringer of luck in all things connected to material comforts and security. It is an uplifting stone that makes you feel young and full of life.


Looking for a new love? Citrine is excellent for this, especially if you are young and just developing an interest in others in a sexual way. Its sunny colors remind you to be cheerful and carefree so that you are automatically attractive to others.


Known as the “merchant stone” this crystal is the stone to turn to in order to attract wealth and abundance. Place a piece in your purse or wallet to ensure that you never completely run out of money. Are you a bit of spendthrift? Or know someone who is?  Call upon this crystal to help with overspending and irresponsible attitudes towards money.


Citrine is a good stone to have by you when you are working on your own spiritual growth and development. Meditate with it, place it on your upper abdomen when lying flat, or wear jewelry of citrine to open you up to new ideas and messages from your angels and guides.   

Citrine is a balancing crystal and some people believe that it can help to soothe the symptoms of an over or under active nervous or digestive system.


The Solar plexus is the chakra most closely aligned to the vibration of citrine. If you want to soothe your mind and calm your mood, place it on your solar plexus (just below the breast bone) and visualize a golden yellow flower with a thousand petals in this position. As you breathe in the petals open, drawing in love, energy and vitality. As you breathe out the petals close gently releasing negative thoughts and emotions.


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