Citrine is the name given to the yellowish/orange variety of Quartz that has inclusions of Iron. It can be found crystallized in any form that Quartz is found in. Its name derives from the Greek word meaning κίτρο that translates to Citron. Some of the most famous Citrine in the world comes from the Minas Geras region of Brazil followed by Sri Lanka and India. Lately, beautiful specimens have been found in Madagascar. However, this crystal can be found virtually everywhere.
There is much debate as to the true history and correct identification of Citrine. Multiple civilizations have used the word Citrion to describe any yellow gemstone in color. Oftentimes, these gemstones were actually Quartz, Topaz, Jade, Aventurine, and Beryls (Aquamarine, and Heliodor). To this date, we cannot find a defining period of when the naming of Citrine had occurred. We firmly believe that in many old texts Citrine was commonly referenced due to its extremely high vibratory. Our ancient ancestors were highly intuitive and would not let this magical stone slip past them.
Natural Citrine is a very rare and expensive stone with some specimens selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Due to this, a large counterfeit market was created. This group has flooded the mineral world with fake versions, which is simply heat-treated Amethyst or Smoky Quartz. When one is looking to purchase a piece of natural Citrine, be extremely wary of the seller as well as its color and size. The best way to describe Citrines' natural hue is as a faint tint of yellow/orange. Any bold shade or vibrant color should immediately raise questions. Also, be wary of the size, any piece over a few inches should range for at least a few hundred dollars if not thousands (depending on the quality).
Citrine is a master of one's creativity center, which houses some of our strongest manifestative energies. This area has been known to be the key to not only unlocking our personal will but to also unlocking our truest desires. When one is truly looking for a change or a spark of imagination, Citrine’s energy has no bounds. Grasping this stone each day and letting the universe hear your goals will amplify its energies tenfold. It's not just about thinking, or wanting, but rather focusing and doing. When Citrine brings our root chakra into play, it allows us to bring our truest desires to life. Change is something that we are all seeking, but not all of us are truly ready to work towards it.
One of our favorite qualities about Citrine that not many practitioners are aware of is its deep connection with Mother Earth. When working with this stone our entire lower chakra becomes actively engaged and rooted in Mother Earth. During this experience, one is able to fully absorb the nurturing and rejuvenating energies our home planet has to offer. Next time you meditate with Citrine, try doing so outside; especially during dawn or dusk. Both times of the day are Earth's most potent, with all of her energies open and easily accessible. Even if you are not someone who has intense experiences during meditation sessions, you may find a powerful spark that Citrine will ignite inside of you. This beautiful stone combined with Mother Earth and all of her beauty will have a positive effect in steering your life path.
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