Color: yellowish-orange or orangish-brown
Chakra(s): solar plexus and crown
About the stone: Citrine is the yellow variety of quartz (crystalline silicon dioxide). Citrine crystallizes in the trigonal system and the yellow color is thought to be caused by traces of iron. Natural citrine is rare, and most citrine is produced by heating amethyst, which turns its color to yellow.
Astrological sign(s): Leo
Mohs scale: 7
Spiritual uses: Citrine point activates the golden flecks of light vibrating in your halo, which shimmers and connects you with your Divine nature.
Mental uses: Good for mental clarity, citrine reminds you that whatever you ardently believe and desire and work passionately toward will manifest. Use this stone to awaken your awareness and become conscious of the repetitive patterns of self-limiting thoughts that are holding you back. Then, develop and focus on positive thoughts to replace those negative beliefs.
Emotional uses: Citrine activates self-confidence and joy. Use this stone to help you out of depression and relieve any feelings of inferiority or unworthiness. The radiant vibration that citrine emits helps remind your emotions that you are one with joy, peace, and love. Let the golden rays of this stone dissipate whatever challenge or negative emotion is blocking your way to happiness.
Physical uses: Citrine helps improve digestive difficulties, bladder and kidney problems, allergies, and eating disorders.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones. (Llewellyn. 2013) byMargaret Ann Lembo