This crystal has been found in a large number of locations, including France, Britain, Russia, Madagascar, Burma, Spain, the USA and Brazil. Its color varies according to the location where it is found, and whether it has been heat treated.
You may be surprised at the range of colors that the lovely genuine natural Citrine comes . It can vary from a very pale yellow, in a range of shades through to a deep honey color.
Much of the Citrine color may be a dark orangey color, and this is an indication of the heat treatment that these stones have gone through.
Although some say this is a controversial crystal, this process actually mimics what happens naturally within the earth.
If you remember that all stones have been naturally heated during their time within the earth, you know that the heat treatment will not harm them at all.
Citrine Crystals are a variety of quartz and are closely related to Amethyst. Many of the stones on the market are created from Amethyst Crystals by heat treatment.
Although it is believed that this process does not actually damage the stone, the heat treated stones have different qualities to the natural genuine Citrine crystals.
Citrine is a joyful stone with bright energy of good fortune and good luck, though these may appear in unexpected ways.
Citrine is well known as a success and prosperity stone to the point that it is called the "Success Stone." It is said to promote and manifest success and abundance in all areas, and in many ways. It is particularly used to promote success in business if used in the cash box of a shop, carried or worn, earning it another nickname, "Merchant's Stone." In addition to manifesting abundance, citrine also brings energies of generosity so that the prosperity and success is shared.
Citrine is a solar plexus chakrastone used metaphysically to increase, magnify and clarify personal power and energy. This increased personal power can be used for the focused intent of the individual, as it brings will power as well.
Citrine is a fabulous stone to use to combat negative energy of any kind by breaking them up and dissipating them. It is helpful to clear unwanted energies from the environment, whether it be home, office, car, or other space indoors or out. Family issues caused by negative energies can also be cleared for resolution with citrine. Citrine is also a stone that brings hope. Since citrine eliminates negative energies, it is good for protection in general and helps bring stability energetically.
Citrine also does not absorb any negative energies from its surroundings, and thus never needs energetic clearing.
Because citrine can clear negative energy and influences from the aura, it is useful for meditation, psychic awareness, and spiritual development. By removing unwanted energies it paves the way for this spiritual and psychic growth. It is also excellent for dream recall and dream work.
In the mental arena, citrine enhances mental clarity, confidence, and will power. The mental clarity and confidence support bringing increased creativity and honesty.
Since citrine brings self-confidence as well as positive energy, it can also help eliminate fears of being judged or of others' ideas. It is also used to dissipate fear of being alone or unworthy of love.
Citrine is used to reduce self-destructive tendencies. Citrine can help overcome emotional traumas and grief that may lead to these emotionally self-destructive issues.
One of the less well known Citrine properties are their strong ability to soothe fear and anxiety. By allowing you to let go of your fear it may aid you to be able to accept into your life the good that is coming your way.
They have a good action to aid spiritual growth, and in addition they will help you to know when it is necessary to pull away from a situation and be able to say "no" when required.
Citrine is a November birthstone, come in a dazzling array of colors and are relatively affordable.