Written and compiled by - Patricia Jean Martin
is any quartz crystal or cluster that is yellow or orange in color, and was
named for the French word for lemon.."citron".
Found in its natural state it is often cut as a gemstone, but natural
Citrine is actually rare. Most of
the Citrine found on the market today is simply Amethyst which has been heat
treated. (Amethyst will turn yellow when heated at high temperatures between 878
and 1,040ºF, or 470 and 560ºC). Citrines
produced by artificial means (heat treated) tend to have more of an orange or
reddish tint than those found in nature, which are usually a pale yellow.
One exception to this rule is the darker colored natural Citrine called
Madeira Citrine, named for its color's resemblance to Madeira wines.
Madeira Citrine is generally more valuable than the lighter yellow
Citrines. Much of natural Citrine
may also have started out as Amethyst but heat from nearby magmatic bodies in
the Earth's crust caused the change to Citrine.
A popular gemstone on the market today is a mixture of half Amethyst and
half Citrine, called Ametrine.
is often confused with orange or yellow Topaz, but Topaz is a totally different
mineral of Aluminum silicate fluoride hydroxide (Al2 SiO2 (F,OH)3).
Citrine, though one of the most valuable forms of Quartz, is only one of
several Quartz varieties. Other
varieties that form macroscopic (large enough to see) crystals are: Amethyst,
Rock Crystal (clear Quartz), Rose Quartz, and Smoky Quartz.
is the secondary birthstone for November; Topaz being the primary.
SiO2, Silicon dioxide with colloidal iron hydrates.
Transparent to translucent light yellow to dark orange to golden brown.
Glassy to vitreous.
Habit: Prismatic, striated, or
massive granular; twinning is common.
Conchoidal, very brittle
Gravity: 2.65 - 2.7
Characteristics: Found many times among Amethyst deposits.
Occurrences: Brazil; Ural Mountains, Russia; Dauphine, France; Madagascar.
Field Indicators: Color, crystal habit.
Gemstone and ornamental stone.
was one of the stones used in the breastplate of the High Priest.
In ancient times, it was carried as a protection against the plague, skin
problems, snake bites, and evil thoughts.
as "The Merchant's Stone", Citrine is said to bring prosperity when
placed in a cash register as if drawing the money there.
Citrine is reported to hold no negativity, it never requires cleansing or
Sign(s): Libra, Gemini, Aries, Leo
("The Merchant's Stone).
physical aid in treating: Heart, kidneys, liver, digestive tract and muscle
problems. Balances thyroid;
stimulates thymus. Helps in
overcoming depression, fears and phobias.
Stone therapy should NOT take the place of medical evaluation and procedures,
and should be used merely to enhance one's health and well-being.
own thoughts and experiences:
does one of two things for me (and sometimes simultaneously).
As my Happy-Happy-Joy stone, Citrine's sunny qualities better my
disposition and increase my optimism. As
my Wake-Up! and Cut-To-The-Chase stone, Citrine clears my mind and illuminates,
while bringing energy to a situation. I've
loved Citrine for a long time now, and, next to Peridot, it is one of my
favorite gemstones...and the lighter the yellow, the better.
how does Citrine work? Well...
a trip into the rainy forest of your mind, where dark and muddy waters have
puddled and plagued your thoughts this past day (week, month, year).
Now think of a sudden drop of bright light yellow sunshine piercing that
canopy of deep, dark forest shadow. It
falls on your face and you at once bask in its warmth.
~This is the optimism of Citrine.
imagine calmly sitting down in a mossy glen of your now somehow not-so-chaotic
forest, where you kick a pebble into a nearby puddle.
You watch the reflected light of the sunbeam ripple outward from that one
central point of entry. ~This is
the mental clarity and mandala-like focus of Citrine.
think of yourself leaning up against an old, fallen, worn out log, which is
vaguely reminiscent of how you felt only hours ago.
Suddenly a bee or two goes buzzing by your head (sorry TJ..lol), and you
realize that there is a hive hidden in the depths of the old log.
Have you been an old log about something?
And what is hidden in the depths of you?
Mused and amused, you contemplate the bees' activity...in and out of the
hive their furry little airborn yellow bodies quickly go, not randomly, but in a
determined and organized dance. ~This
is the energizing and recharging of Citrine.
imagine the sunlight shifting a little as the Earth beneath you moves, and the
sunbeam now rests directly on the hive. You shift your ody too and move closer,
unafraid because you are now excited to be privy to such a splendid display of
purpose. Before your eyes, a
beautiful golden drop of honey begins to flow out of one of the hexagonal
honeycomb cells and the sunlight catches it just right, flashing a sparkle into
your eye. The honey flows, and now
your sense of purpose flows too. You take your hand and bravely put your finger on what you
couldn't seem to put your finger on before...that golden drop of inspiration.
Tasting it, you find it is sweet. And
the whole process has suddenly given you a solution to your own dilemma. ~This is Citrine's problem-solving capability.
energized and perky, you give a hearty thank-you wave to the bees and now
happily skip through the woods, determined to put your new thoughts into
practice. As you near the edge of
the forest though, you stop for another quick look at what lies ahead.
There, in the near distance lies a large lake whose also rippling waters
are catching the last sunrays of the day. You
gasp and your heart swells, taking in the sheer magnitude and beauty of the
sparkling and reflective golden water. ~This
is Citrine's abundance.
may your forests be deep and beautiful, but never too dark, as you carry your
Citrine that lends you its spark.
Is In the Earth" ~ Melody
Crystal Bible" ~ Judy Hall
© Patricia J. Martin
Best wishes and Blessed Be
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