|My citrine crystal|
I was told citrine helps with success, clear thinking, confidence, prosperity, and doesn't hold onto negative energy so it isn't necessary to cleanse it or charge it as it is with normal crystals. So I thought this week for the Pagan Blog Project, I would do a little more reading and research and share my results with all of you. I never really got around to doing that and I really should so this was the perfect opportunity.
So first stop was my plethora of Pagan books I have on my shelf, some I have read all the way and some serve as more references and inspiration. In the book, Magical Housekeeping, Ms. Whitehurst talks about citrine crystals, which is an orange or yellow variety of quartz. She refers to it as pure sunshine and talks about how it brings happiness and general positive energy. I love this line in particular "it can help you increase your conscious awareness of the infinite nature of abundance and warm up to the idea of receiving abundance, which of course makes abundance more readily available to you." (1) I mean, really, after reading this line, who of you don't want to run out and find 5 to bring home! Some ideas for use is to help ccheer your up or lighten up, which I really needed at the time, or to place it near your bill paying area to help you with your attitude towards managing money and therefore help you see more prosperity. I actually used to have this in my office at work as I had a lot of negative energy there from a coworker, it certainly helped dissipate a lot of this. Now it is in my home office and the energy I feel for my work is more positive than ever!
I also visited this website, crystalsandjewlery.com, which had a large article about citrine. This article referenced that citrine is associated with the solar plexus chakra which I thought was very interesting. The lady that had brought the crystals to our group said that it helps with digestion and in fact when I was getting my feelings when I was holding it, it was right in that area between my ribs and belly button. I also had a lot of digestive issues and heartburn so I thought it was a great coincidence. This also confirmed what I was told about the cleansing of this stone. "Citrine dissipates negative energies of all kinds. It also does not absorb any negative energies from its surroundings, and thus never needs energetic clearing. (...) Since citrine eliminates negative energies, it helps generate stability in all areas, and is good for general protection." (2).
So it sounds like what I was told was true about this crystal, not to mention that it is absolutely beautiful! I love having it to look at, it is a great piece on my desk. It has been a great feeling crystal to have in my house and has helped our house have a great energy.
1. Magical Housekeeping: Simple Charms & Practical Tips for Creating a Harmonious Home by Tess Whitehurst
2. "Citrine, Metaphysical Properties, Healing Properties" by Robyn A Harton Creative. From: http://crystalsandjewelry.com/metaphysical_healing/stoneinfo/citrine.html