Citrine is a success stone. Learn more about the other crystal meanings and metaphysical and healing properties lore of this crystal.


"Kundalini Quartz" Natural Congo Citrine Example

Alternate Names & Name Spellings: Success Stone, Merchant's Stone, Citrina, Citron

Crystals Meanings of Citrine

Keywords: Success, Abundance, Personal Power

Citrine is a joyful stone with bright energy which lights up many aspects of lives of those who work with it. It has energies of good fortune and good luck, though these may appear in unexpected ways.

Citrine is well known in crystal work 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 chakra  stone 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 a happy stone. It can bring happiness to the person who carries or wears it. Because of its removal of negative energy and its own bring positivity, it can relieve depression, self-doubt, anger, and irrational mood swings.

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. 

In crystal healing and healing folklore, citrine is said to be beneficial for the digestion, stomach, nightmares, other sleep disturbances, thyroid, general health, heart, kidney, liver, muscles, strength, endocrine system, circulatory system, tissue regeneration, urinary system, immune system, diabetes, fibromyalgia. Citrine is also reputed to be good for removing toxins, and overcoming addictions. Sensuality and sexuality can also be heightened by citrine making it a stone of positive choice for sexual issues.

Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.

Citrine is associated primarily with the solar plexus chakra.

Citrine is yellow/gold quartz. See the Quartz page for mineral data, and additional metaphysical properties and healing properties common to all quartz stones.  

More on Citrine, from My Personal Perspective

Perspectives and opinions are often sharply divided as to whether natural and heat treated citrine have the same metaphysical properties. I feel that if nothing else, they have very similar energy due to correspondences of color energy and energetic intent on the part of those using it. Additionally, heat treating amethyst into a citrine color is the manmade version of what mother nature does herself. Like no two crystals growing next to each other in the earth have exactly the same energy, neither would natural and man-heat treated citrine, though they would be similar. One of the primary differences I've found over the years is that the energy of the natural stones seems a bit more focused to me. Working with the intent of doing the highest good for all concerned can ameliorate the mildly scattered feeling of heat treated citrine. Since this is something an energy worker or crystal healer would normally do in the course of his or her efforts it's not an onerous task to take on to smooth out the energy of any crystal including citrine.

"In some Amethyst deposits, the Amethyst has been partially or fully changed over to yellow Citrine by natural means of heating. - See more at:"


Faceted Citrine Example


Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Hat tip to for mineral information on this stone.   

Hardness (Mohs):  7
Color(s):  Yellow, Golden Yellow, Yellow-Orange, Yellow-Green
Lustre: Vitreous
Transparency: Translucent, Transparent
Common Locations:   Brazil, Africa, USA

Rock Lore & Tidbits:  Citrine is a yellow variety of quartz. Stones that gather their color from inclusions or surface coatings are technically not citrine. In practice, because natural citrine is harder to find, much citrine on the market is treated amethyst or smoky quartz  which is heated to make a type of treated citrine. 

View Citrine information at

This original article is Copyright @2013 Robyn A Harton dba Robyn A Harton Creative All rights Reserved. It is based on my previous original article on citrine. To request required permission to post or use my text or photos ask for licensing information here.

Sponsored Links
blog comments powered by Disqus