Stone Medicine - Citrineby Alannah Hudis on 06/06/17
(Stone medicine interpretation by Alannah Hudis - Geological information https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)
"Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown due to ferric impurities. Natural citrines are rare; most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethysts or smoky quartzes. However, a heat-treated amethyst will have small lines in the crystal, as opposed to a natural citrine's cloudy or smokey appearance. It is nearly impossible to differentiate between cut citrine and yellow topaz visually, but they differ in hardness. Brazil is the leading producer of citrine, with much of its production coming from the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The name is derived from the Latin word citrina which means "yellow" and is also the origin of the word "citron". Sometimes citrine and amethyst can be found together in the same crystal, which is then referred to as ametrine. Citrine has been referred to as the "merchant's stone" or "money stone", due to a superstition that it would bring prosperity." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartz#Citrine)
Sunny citrine, a stone of light and sunshine has a cheerful aspect, promoting optimism and banishing sadness. Citrine is a stone that fosters openness and reveals possibilities. Through all of its shade gradations, from milky white to golden hues, this stone is a benefactor of abundance. While often associated with material wealth, citrine's strength lies in its ability to open our hearts to the abundance that is all around us, and through its encouraging disposition, help support the ability to perceive and accept that abundance.
Energetically, citrine is associated with the Solar Plexus and the Summer season. The Plexus governs the organs of the belly and physically citrine is beneficial for the stomach, pancreas and spleen, and the whole of the urinary system. This stone is also good for the heart in that it engenders hopefulness and relaxation.
Citrine enjoys bathing in the sunlight which refreshes it and renews its energy. This is a good stone for children when they are sad or fearful.