Citrine’s Metaphysical Properties
Updated: February 12, 2023
Celebrated and valued by various beliefs, citrine is a quartz crystal tingling with high levels of psychic energy.
Citrine is commonly associated with creativity and wealth, hence its given name as ‘the merchant’s stone’. It is also closely linked to the solar plexus chakra, responsible for encouraging inspired action and conscious movement.
With its bright, warm and sunny appearance, it is not hard to be influenced by its unique healing properties.
Citrine Metaphysical Correspondences
- Ruling Planets: Jupiter
- Astrological Signs: Aries / Gemini
- Elements: Air / Fire
- Deities: Demeter
Citrine is a birthstone for those born at the beginning of summertime, particularly June. Zodiac signs Aries and Gemini have signature qualities that Citrine features: creativity, courage and charisma. With that in mind, Citrine is customarily both known as a fire and air stone.
Citrine is associated with Jupiter, the king of gods and the planet that rules over the visionary Sagittarius. It is a crystal that inspires humor, positivity and confidence while dispersing blockages such as blind optimism and overindulgence.
The bright crystal is also linked with Demeter, the goddess of harvest and fertility.
Unique Properties of Citrine
Citrine is unique by its straightforward simplicity and outward radiance that shines upon the wearer of the user. Citrine is definitely a crystal to look after during times of darkness, sadness, grief, or idleness.
Resembling with the light of the sun, citrine is also considered to bring forth harvest and fertility even on the lands surrounded by shadowing darkness. Other beliefs such as Fung Shui, also praise the capability of citrine to invite wealth, prosperity in abundance to their homes and businesses.
Cleansing and Charging Citrine
Just about any other crystals, citrine should be cleansed and charged before used. To cleanse your citrine crystal, simply put it under running water or put it above a lit incense or smudge stick.
To charge it, you may use the visualization technique by imagining a bright light shining from within the crystal. From there, you can think of an intention to bless the crystal with a specific vibe that redirects your energy to the achievement of that goal.
Citrine and Witchcraft
Citrine can be used in just about any Wiccan practice. It can be used to light up an altar or a sacred space or even cleanse surrounding crystals with its tenacious positive energy. Citrine can also be used during daily morning meditation to invite vigor and enthusiasm at the beginning of each day.
Citrine can be used to cleanse the chakras and charge each one with a positive energetic outburst.
The crystal can also be used before a tarot reading to cleanse and charge the area where the reading will take place. It encourages the use of the intuition by trusting it with confidence and protects your aura from external influences that may affect the reading. This can be well applied to any divination practice or spellwork that requires you to connect with your true and highest self.
Alternatively, citrine can simply be placed in an area where you can easily access its presence.
Radiant, optimistic, enthusiastic, motivated and inspired. These are just some of the words that can describe the joy that a sunny citrine crystal can bring into your witchy life. Most definitely, this is one of the basic crystals that you should have within reach.