Citrine Healing Properties, Correspondences and Meanings

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Today we’re going to talk to you about citrine healing properties, correspondences and meanings so you can learn how to efficiently and effectively work with this popular and powerful crystal.

Plus I’ve got this instant download for you of my Solar Plexus Citrine Smoothie Recipe that you can whip up anytime. You can sign up & download your copy below.

Question of the Day:

Is citrine part of your personal crystal collection?

Just type in Yes or No in the comments at the bottom of this page. I’m curious how many of us have citrine. I know rose quartz is always a definite YES if you love crystals. Usually amethyst is a definite YES, but I’m wondering how popular citrine is with all of you.

I believe that amethyst is number one. I’ve checked my sources on this and amethyst is the number one collector’s crystal, and after that it’s a toss-up between rose quartz, (because see rose quartz is popular with the metaphysical crystal collectors, but with the rock hounds not so much because rose quartz doesn’t grow in that nice crystal formation) and citrine.

Citrine is the one just behind amethyst as most popular quartz gem or crystal collection gem.

Why do we want citrine in our collection?

What’s the reason for that?

Citrine Properties

Besides being gorgeous, it’s wonderful for bringing about positive, joyful, good vibes and all around good energy.

If you’re feeling a tinge of depression or effective seasonal disorder from winter, those of us in the northern hemisphere might be dealing with that right now, citrine is great for inviting in a sunny disposition.

It’s also great for boosting your confidence and your self-worth.

This crystal resonates very much with your solar plexus chakra. It brings it into balance and alignment.

Citrine is also known as the ultimate manifestation stone, as well as the merchant stone because it’s, no other stone can surpass its energy for bringing in that prosperity type of vibe.

  • If you need to do better in business or you’re looking to attract just general prosperity and abundance, whether it be in the number of friends or abundance in your wallet…citrine.
  • If you’re looking to do a crystal grid to increase your revenue or beef up your paycheck, or perhaps you’re looking for a new job or a new career, or you might be looking to sell a house or rent a house, anything to do with finances and prosperity citrine is your go-to stone.

Citrine Geology

Let’s look at a bit of geology and identification because that’s my strong suit, something different that I bring to the table because I’m a former science teacher and science department head, so I know this stuff inside and out.

That’s why I have the Crystal Savvy elective, that’s why I can help steer you clear of the Crystal Fakes.

Citrine has a Mohs hardness of seven for those of you who know what that means (we get into that in-depth in Crystal Savvy).

It’s a silicon dioxide crystal, which means it’s quartz, silicon dioxide.

There are many different quartzes including amethyst, rose quartz, citrine, smoky quartz. These are all different types of quartz, so it is indeed a type of quartz. That’s why it has that characteristic six-sided hexagonal shape to it and grows in a point.

There are six different crystal systems, and citrine is part of the trigonal crystal system which is a sub-system of the hexagonal crystal system.

It has a gold hue, which comes from the iron that is in the citrine. So that’s what gives it a slightly different vibrational frequency than other types of quartz.

Mother Earth naturally creates citrine. Now, not all citrine is natural. Let’s be mindful of that, and we’re going to get more into that in part two of this citrine series.

Mother Earth creates natural citrine within her womb, below ground in what I call a geothermal heat source within the mantle. That’s below the crustal layer of the planet.

We’ve got a geothermal, gourmet, geo-kitchen happening down there and it heats the crystal, so we get either amethyst or smoky quartz, both again, are silicon dioxide, they’re both quartz, same as citrine, but with that bit of iron inclusion happening there, when the amethyst or smoky quartz is naturally heated within the earth it can turn into citrine.

Additionally, citrine can vary in color from very, very yellow like the cut and polished one from Brazil (the giant beauty pictured above). There are lots of rainbows in that one.

Color can vary from very yellow to a yellow/brownish. Then some others are yellow/brownish, or an orange or iced tea color.

I show you a bunch of examples in the video, and you might watch and say: “Hey, I know citrine to look like this.”

Well, Mother Earth doesn’t make citrine like this. I’m not gonna call it fake, but it’s man-altered, it’s baked. This is what we call is the dark orange-brown madeira citrine or a reddish brown. We’ll talk in-depth on that in part two.

Then there’s another type; your darkest, almost smoky citrine. What makes it different from smoky quartz is you can see golden yellow. When you take it out in the sunlight if there is a golden yellow hue to it at all, it’s citrine. Smoky quartz does not have a golden yellow hue.

Citrine is naturally found in the USA, Spain and can be found in Russia, France, Scotland, Africa, the island of Madagascar and Brazil. They’re all slightly different and have different characteristics depending on where they are come from.

Solar Plexus Chakra

As I mentioned, citrine works very well with the solar plexus chakra. For self-esteem, confidence boosting and bringing about that positive attitude. I pulled this card today from my Mermaid deck. Positive Energy.

Surround yourself with positive people and situations and avoid negativity. Citrine helps with that so that was really apropos that I pulled that card today.

It’s great for:

  • bringing about strong will power, if you need a boost with that
  • any matters physically dealing with the stomach or digestive system, that’s all solar plexus stuff, and citrine is great for working on that.

Different Types of Citrine


Ametrine has a little bit of citrine in the amethyst. It’s a mixture of amethyst and citrine together in one stone, and some have clear quartz, citrine, and amethyst (like the one I show you in the video).

It’s partly purple and partially that yellow/orange in the citrine and the color zones are very sharply divided. Ametrine is the stone you want to work with for mental clarity and decision making, clear decision making. This is your go-to for that.

Cactus Quartz

You might be familiar with cactus quartz. It primarily grows and is more widely available as amethyst. It’s gorgeous. Sometimes cactus quartz, also known as spirit quartz, can come in citrine. This is much rarer.

So here’s a citrine cactus quartz, spirit quartz. It’s a form of quartz, but again it’s usually amethyst and more rarely citrine, or it can be a combination of the two. Sometimes you see both citrine and amethyst on one crystal.

Cactus quartz contains a large crystal with little baby crystals growing over the larger one in a layer of spikey little smaller crystals, hence, why they call it cactus quartz. It’s found in South Africa, and it’s so beautiful, brilliant and gorgeous.

Lemon Quartz

Next is lemon quartz. Sometimes people call pineapple when it has little spikes on it, but the lemon quartz has this bright yellow hue to it. A lot of times it’s faked. But there are natural, authentic lemon quartz and it’s a naturally colored (that’s the key), very light, bright yellow citrine. It lacks that brown, orange or reddish hue in that orange tint. It’s very light and bright.

Really it’s all in the eye of the beholder, guys. You can have two geologists standing next to each other. One will say yep, that’s lemon, that’s lemon citrine and some other one will say no, no, no, it’s not.

In part two I’ll be talking all about the fake citrine or about that madeira, the baked variety out there and how to tell the difference between a real deal citrine and the fake ones. We’ll dive deep into that in in part two.

Solar Plexus Power Juice

I’m going to give you the ingredients, but this is not like baking, it’s more like cooking. You just kinda throw it in to your liking. It’s not an exact science, not rocket science on this.

But, if you want the exact recipe, the exact amounts and all that stuff, you can get my free download of the actual recipe pdf.

When you do this, you don’t have to have a juicer, a NutriBullet, a Magic bullet type blender will work, or something like that. All these ingredients are pure solar plexus stuff guys and organic whenever possible.

You’re going to want to put in one peeled carrot. A cup of orange juice. Fresh ginger, grated up, that’s to taste. Some people like a lot of ginger and like it real spicy and some people just want a little touch. Or you can leave it out if you want, but I do recommend having it in there.

Grind up some fresh turmeric, a squeeze of lemon, just a squeeze, ice cubes and then the key here is citrine gem elixir.

Now, you might be like whoa, what in the world is that? Easy, easy. Just grab a cup, a coffee mug, a glass, whatever. Plop a citrine in there; a tumbled stone. Not rough. Make sure you wash it first, so it’s clean. Put it gently in with a glass of water. Pop it in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, guess what? You’ve got citrine gem elixir.

How easy is that?

No need to get all glamorous about it and all ritualistic about it. You can and I show you how to do that in my course, but you don’t need to. So you put it in there with ice cubes, blend it up, and there you go. Solar Plexus Power Up Juice Smoothie.

If you don’t want it to be like smoothie consistency leave the ice cubes out and just blend it. This will give you so much good high vibe energy, just what we’re looking for from citrine and it tastes amazing.

Try it! Some people don’t like the taste of carrot and orange juice together. I was cracking up because my friend, Leonie Dawson, posted something where she was drinking carrot and orange juice. She was like, what in the world is this?

But for me, with the health food stuff, I can pretty much do it all and I think it’s great. Maybe it’s an acquired taste, I don’t know, but try it out.

I think the energy trade-off that you get from it and the energy, the vibes you get from the citrine gem elixir is more than worth it. I think it tastes beautiful.

To wrap this up, here’s a little disclaimer I want to give you. Are these meanings reliable? I’ve given you citrine, crystal meanings, correspondences, properties, but are they reliable? This is a new disclaimer I’ve been giving recently. Those that have been with me a little while you know, you’re like, ah, here we go. 🙂

This information that I’m giving you today on citrine relies mostly on the common crystal correspondences that have been relied on for hundreds of years, many of them going back to ancient times and I’ve also researched them out and of course, tested them out, experimented with them and have found them to be consistent for myself, my clients, as well as for thousands of students and graduates of my Certified Crystal Healer Course. I’ve found that the known crystal properties ring true for about 80% of us.

So, that’s most of us, but that’s not everybody. You might be someone who says: “Citrine does not give me this kind of energy at all, it’s totally different for me”. Or, it might be the type of citrine you’re working with. Are you working with a natural Congo citrine or are you working with a baked citrine?

Plus recently, the energy on our planet in regards to the work we do with crystals has shifted, so, for those of you out there, don’t feel bad if you’re one of those that do not resonate with citrine’s usual correspondences and the ones that I’m talking about here today.

It could be due to these energy shifts, or again, you could have a baked citrine on your hands. I used to think baked citrine worked just fine. I have a different take on that and we’ll talk about that in part two, but yes, something has shifted with the energy there and both with us, it hasn’t just shifted with the crystals, shifted with the planet, with us and the crystals especially with this crystal, citrine.

If you want to know more about this I went into it deep in a blog post right here.

Post in the comments below if you have a piece of citrine (or several!) in your collection. Also, tell me do these correspondences ring true for you or have you had a different experience?

Crystal Blessings,

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      1. Love your blog. Have you ever thought of writing a recipe book for gem elixirs and smoothies? I don’t think there is anything like it.

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      2. Hi. I have lots of citrine pieces n bracelet, smokey quartz, amethyst, honey calcite, rose quartz, labradorite, banded agate, melachite, clear quartz just to name a few. I always love your post because I learn so much from them. Kindly keep the notes coming. Thank you so much for educating us and sharing your knowledge with us. Namaste.

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    2. Hi. My first crystal was a beautiful golden citrine (baked) pendulum i just couldnt walk away from it, it was so lovely. That was a long time ago and it is only now that i feel drawn to other crystals. My citrine makes me feel happy just looking at it.

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    3. I have citrine and ametrine crystals.I love them both and thanks for the smoothie recipe and article.Namaste.

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    4. Yes, I have citrine. A congo cactus style piece. Looks like the ones in your picture with alot of little points arount several larger points. Its not at all pastel but a deep lemon yellow all of it except bottom, abit on sides. I doubt its a fake. Seen a lot of those. Havent worked uch with this citrine. I stay away from unnatural crystals in any way. Some shapes.

      What about the aluminum content in some of these minerals? As far as drinks and eating.

      Love what you are doing. All the positive energy and healers you are generating. Thank you. Blessings, Kathleen

    5. I love citrine and have had small specimens in my collection for years 🙂 but now I am on the hunt for Several larger chunks to adorn my wedding table, bringing in my boho style and Hughes vibes. I reached out to a trusted source from our CCH class with no luck. Wondering if my crystal coaches can lead me into the direction of a trusted seller 🙂

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  1. I SO needed your blog info today! This New Moon/Mercury Retrograde is kickin’ my butt! LOVE Citrine! Use it all the time. It’s funny when I start to get into a funk I also forget all my tools! Thanks HB!!! Love you and all you do! Crystal Blessings!

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  2. I have citrine with me at all times, bedside, wrist, water, wallet, pockets. You will find them in any room you enter in my house. They are one of my favorites.

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  3. Yes I like my citrine, but I don’t use it often enough! Thanks for the reminder.
    BTW, I’m sure it’s obvious to most people, but after you’ve made your elixir, make sure to remove the stone before blending your smoothie😂

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  4. I have lots of natural Citrine, mostly Congo, some Zambian, some Cactus/Spirit from South Africa and it is my favourite out of all of the Quartzes. I do love the Amethyst, Rose and Smokey Quartzes too and the Clear Quartz seems to lack something for me 🤔 would be interesting to see what your take is on that one day?

    Very interesting post, as always – looking forward to part 2

    Meanwhile off to try the solar plexus power juice 😋

    Namaste 🙏

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  5. Yes, I have a citrine tower, a tumbly, an amatrine and a cactus quartz. My tower mostly stays in my abundance grid (coming out for meditation). The tumbly mostly stays in my crystal draw oracle bowl and the other two travel.
    Thank you for your clarity on the nature of readily available citrine maybes on the market. I have a necklace which may well be one…however, it raises my spirits so much I am fond of it regardless!
    Thank you your insights!

  6. I love my citrine crystals. They are hard at work in my abundance grid(thanks to your great book on grids),they are one of my favorites! Thank you so much for your video. You are always so generous with your knowledge ✨✨❤

  7. Yes. I have citrine on all my window sills to invite peace and joy into my home. I can’t wait to try the other uses!

  8. Hi, I just put my citrine into water and in the fridge! Hope it works ’cause otherwise my water does not taste good. Have to drink a lot to lose weight. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to class 2 about citrine. Wish I knew where to get REAL kind–sounds wonderful.
    Cathy( crystal ). Can I use this this name–I LIKE it!

  9. Love my Citrine. Recently got some Congo but we had some baked before that. Love and peace to all. Thank you, Hibiscus Moon.

  10. Yes I have a real citrine crystal on a rope necklace. I’ve had it for about 5 years. Also have a couple baked.

  11. Yes, Citrine is a part of my crystal collection. Citrine was one of the first stones that I purchased. I have purchased both tumble stones and a gorgeous piece of Citrine from Brazil. I love working with Citrine.

  12. Yes, Absolutely love my citrine, I have a few tumbled stones that I have personally experienced the amazing energy citrine has to offer specially regarding solar plexus, my citrine point(s) are my fav go to when I feel the clouds of life drowning out the sun, instant sunshine, smiles and a content grin on my face that nothing can touch. Combined with my rose quartz, Life IS sunshine and roses all the way.

  13. Citrine is one of my go toos, in my purse on my salon station, my collection display and in my office <3 love it. BTW, where can I find the Mermaid deck you have used? I have a friend who needs this from me 😀 TIA

  14. Yes, I have a lovely piece of rutilated citrine from Madagascar. It’s a unusual color, kind of a peachy tea color, but that’s what drew me to it and I trust my rock shop owner.
    Strangely enough, I’m a bit of a newbie and not really drawn to amethyst and definitely not Rose quartz. I did buy a tumbled piece of each but I very recently had a dream where I had a healthy, gemming amethyst generator and feel it’s something I’m supposed to add to my list.
    Just ordered some natural citrine tumbles for a grid and my salon drawer last night. 👍❤️

  15. Really enjoyed reading your blog! New to crystal healing and love your Facebook page. Will be picking this up for sure!

  16. Yes I have citrine. I took your advice and now have several pieces of Lwena citrine and, wow, can I feel the difference. The energy is crisp, clear and powerful. Thanks for the info!

  17. Yes! Love citrine, I have two Congo pieces, very different vibrationally to baked citrine, which I also have, having brought them before taking your courses 😉.
    Love the Citrine Smoothie recipe and off to think of some others.
    Great blog HM x

  18. Yes! I’ve got a few citrines, both tumbled and points, natural and a few small baked natural points which I don’t really like but I can’t get rid of them either.
    Every time I see citrine I want to get more pieces 💛🍋💛

  19. I love Citrine! It’s my birthstone. I always carry citrine in my wallet to help keep money flowing in. I have many small pieces, but
    Would love to get a citrine generator for my crystal grids.

  20. I have several pieces of citrine and ametrine. My favourite is a perfectly clear single terminal tower of citrine. I also have the usual clear, rose and white quartz, as well as black tourmaline, different jaspers and agates, carnelian, sodalite (both blue and green), many colours of kyanite…I guess I’m just nuts for rocks!

  21. I have a few pieces of tumbled citrine, citrine necklace and bracelet, but my favorite is large cluster. When I meditate with this cluster I get major crown chakra activation, I feel a strong tingling around my head like I’m wearing a halo! This shocked me the first time because I had no clue it could work that way, I always thought it just activated the solar plexus!

  22. I just had to comment. Citrine is one of my favorite crystals. It was one of my first I got when I was a teen. Didn’t know about crystals and working with them back then I just knew I was drawn to them. I love the energy of them. Thank you for sharing this

  23. Hi, I have a question , very weird. I ´m sending healing distance with citrine , when I do it with thetahealing, I can visualize the citrine energy going in the person, and she vomits black stuff, like black oil, sometimes black shadows … Is the only stone it this occurrence… is this normal? what can be? I think maybe releasing dark energies, and lack of steam energy? I would like to heard your opinion! Thank you, Silvia from Amsterdam

  24. How do I get the download for the Solar Plexus powder juice PDF and the Prosperity grid layout mentioned in the 2 you tube clips please.

    Thanks x

  25. Awesome blog post, I love citrine. It has helped me through the years with depression and just makes me feel really good. This crystal is one of the best to have in your collection.

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