Citrine meaning is focused on helping you to get an optimistic outlook on life. Increasing your success and happiness.

Citrine is a great looking yellow quartz gemstone. It is a gemstone of success that brings joy and laughter by dispelling negative thoughts and energy.

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The most important property of citrine is its ability to dispel negative energy. Which means that it never has to be cleansed, unlike other gemstones and crystals that absorb negative energy. Citrines give the owner a feeling of warmth and comfort.

It is often referred to as a ‘Merchant Stone’. Not only because it attracts wealth, but also because it boosts self-esteem and increases your focus. Making it more likely you’ll be successful at completing your tasks. It can be kept in your wallet or if you own a store in a cashbox or safe.

Because it boosts self-esteem, confidence and ego it is often used in crystal therapy to help dealing with depression. But even when you are just feeling a bit down, you can use citrine crystals to bring some joy to your life and lift your mood.

The astrological sign of citrine is Sagittarius (used to replace the far more expensive topaz) or Virgo. Citrine is the birthstone of November.

Citrine Legends and Myths

In Chinese legends and myths, citrines are ‘Stones of Success’ because they increase intellect and broaden the mind by dispelling misconceptions. Because citrines are such powerful stones they should only be given to generous people, according to these legends.

Even in modern day China, citrines are still very popular gemstones. Especially among scholars, teachers and students, helping them to teach, study and prepare for tests.

Citrine Healing Properties

Citrine healing is mainly focused on dispelling negativity. But other powers are attributed to these yellow gemstones as well. Some of these powers focus on the kidneys and urinary tracts, likely because of the yellow color of citrine. Other areas where they can help healing is the stomach, helping with digestive problems and other ailments.

Disclaimer: Citrines should not be used instead of regular medical treatment, but in addition to these treatments. Always seek professional help when dealing with health related problems.


  1. Patti76
    December 30, 2012 at 11:58 pm — Reply


    should i be buying crystals or get polished or cut citrines for the most effect?

    • December 31, 2012 at 1:41 pm — Reply

      Most authorities agree that a rough citrine crystal holds more power than a cut one. Though if you like the looks of a cut citrine more then by all means go for it. Many people leave a rough crystal at home and wear a citrine ring or necklace when they leave the house.

  2. Anonymous
    January 17, 2013 at 4:34 am — Reply

    I find that using citrine for pendulum works the best.

  3. kimmie blue
    February 27, 2013 at 1:38 am — Reply

    I think citrine are a beautiful crystal I own a lot of crystals,and, citrine stands out to me more then any,
    other crystal. When I hold mine I feel positive energy. I think everyone should own one.

  4. paula
    September 26, 2013 at 10:30 pm — Reply

    Citrine is also one of my favorite stones. I agree i think it gives off the most energy. Being new in crystal healing i have found alot more happiness and postive energy seems to present.

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