Lovely, lovely citrine. What a gorgeous stone the universe has given us! It is a golden beacon of warmth and happiness for anyone who possesses it. If you are just starting out collecting gemstones, I would recommend that you get your hands on this beautiful stone before all others.
I refer to citrine as the "energy stone".
It is highly cleansing and energizes all aspects of your mind, body, and spirit. Citrine is also the stone of joy and enthusiasm and can be useful in uplifting your self-esteem and self confidence.
There are many motivating properties associated with this stone. Citrine encourages creativity, self expression, and revitalizes the mind. Because it has such a positive vibration, it is the "go to" stone for anyone experiencing negative thoughts, depression, fears, or anxieties.
You can meditate on this stone to achieve a sense of balance and cleanse your chakras.
There are many different ways you can incorporate citrine in your life. Trust me, you will thank me later. You can never have too many citrine crystals, so snag all that you can get your hands on.
First and foremost and before you begin your work with citrine, you will need to cleanse it. This can be done in several different ways. You can use sunlight (preferred), sage, or clean running water. Hold the citrine in your hand and state your intention to cleanse the crystal. Once you are satisfied you have set your intent, you can proceed. I personally cleanse my citrine crystals often by placing them in a sunlit window sill for the day.
Here are a few ways you can use citrine:
1. Citrine is associated with your solar plexus chakra, or just above your belly button. Clear any negative energy from your body and energize your spirit by lying down and placing a citrine crystal on this chakra point. Take three deep breaths and visualize the golden energy flowing into you. Feel the energy of the citrine lifting you to a higher vibration. Now, focus on something positive that you wish to manifest in your life and let the power of the citrine guide you toward that goal.
2. Use citrine as a natural defense from negativity by carrying it with you or placing it around your home. Citrine radiates positive energy, clearing the space you are in and sending out a golden aura of protection. If you are familiar with crystal grids, citrine's powerful positive energy can be amplified when accompanied by clear quartz or selenite.
3. Most of us are bombarded with electronics in our daily lives. Use citrine to absorb and transmute any unwanted exposure to this energy which can result in increased negative thoughts and emotions, EMF energy drain, and depressed moods. Charge your bathwater by placing a few citrine stones in or around your bathtub. When you enter the bath, close your eyes and focus on the energy being radiated to you and soak it in.
4. Another way I personally use citrine is wearing it. As a gemstone jewelry designer, I can tell you that citrine is one of my most favorite stones to work with. Just wearing a pair of citrine earrings, or a bracelet can instantly make me feel calmer and more balanced. Wearing citrine also makes me feel confident and self assured, helping to decrease doubt and fear. I always wear citrine if I know I may be in a stressful or challenging situation, especially during travel or social events.
I can't speak highly enough of this beautiful stone and I encourage anyone who collects gemstones to covet it, and let it guide you to increasing happiness in your life.