Citrine is a type of quartz ranging in color from light yellow to burnt amber and hues between the two. It is one of the few minerals on the planet that does not accumulate negative energy, instead transmuting it and dissipating it. With this, you need not cleanse or clear the negative energies from it as you do many other gemstones.
Citrine has been called the “merchant’s stone”, with its connection to the color of golden light. Merchants were known to place a crystal or cluster in a cash box to help acquire and maintain wealth.
Citrine connects to the navel and solar plexus chakras and will aid to open and energize them both. This is the seat of personal power, creativity, and intelligent decisions. It adds positive influence to areas of education, business pursuits, and interpersonal relationships, making it an excellent stone for smoothing family or group-related issues, allowing for cohesiveness of the individuals involved. It is said to brighten the darkest corner of perceived reality and helps one to laugh with joy and without restraint.
Citrine stimulates the crown chakra, allowing for the synthesis between intellect and total perfection. It is helpful for problem solving, and it is also said to stimulate and accelerate the wakening of the mind. As a stone of the sun and light, it is excellent for clearing the aura and aligning the auric body with the physical, helping to diminish the muddy areas of energy. It can act to stabilize emotions, dispel anger, and encourage one to look towards the sunrise for fresh beginnings.