Today we’re going to talk to you about Citrine meanings, healing properties, and correspondences so you can learn how to efficiently and effectively work with this popular and powerful crystal. (One stone that’s always on the top of my list is Citrine. By the way — if you want to check out my Top 10 Must-Have Crystal List, head over here.)

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 the most popular quartz gem or crystal collection gem.

Why do we want Citrine in our collection?

What’s the reason for that?

Citrine Meanings

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, because 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.

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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, and Smokey 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 to a point.

There are seven 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 golden 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 Smokey 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 Smokey 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 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 the dark orange-brown Madeira Citrine or a reddish-brown. We’ll talk in-depth about that in part two.

Then there’s another type; your darkest, almost Smokey Citrine. What makes it different from Smokey 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. Smokey Quartz does not have a golden yellow hue.

Citrine is naturally found in the USA, and 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 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.

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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 willpower, 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 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 and have the same Citrine meanings. This is a much rarer type of Spirit Quartz though.

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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 is 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 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 according to your liking. It’s not an exact science, not rocket science on this.

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 really 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 (or a high-quality powdered version), 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 a 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 foodstuff, 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.

Citrine Meanings Wrap-up

To wrap this up, here’s a little disclaimer I want to give you. Are these meanings reliable? I’ve given you Citrine meanings, properties, and correspondences, 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 me, my clients, as well as for thousands of students and graduates of my Certified Crystal Practitioner 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,