Virtues in lithotherapy characteristics and history


Citrine is a yellow-colored variety of quartz. It acts on the solar plexus chakra, called Manipura in Sanskrit. Citrine is often associated with heat, sometimes with libido.

It is a fine stone (formerly semi-precious stone, but this name has been banned).

Characteristics of Citrine

Main deposits Germany, Austria, Brazil, Spain, United States, Madagascar, Czechia
Appearance Pale yellow, golden yellow to orange brown
Hardness (Mohs scale) 7: scratches the glass
Chemical composition Silicon dioxide: SiO 2

Crystal system

Trigonal (Rhombohedral)


Solar Plexus Chakra (Third Chakra, “Manipura”)

Trace elements


Astrological signs

Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Gemini

Purification and Recharge

Purify citrine

Recharge Citrine

Citrine can be purified with pure water , pure salt, or salt water .

For purification with pure salt, we advise you to use the indirect purification method

Purification in a pure water bath requires leaving the stone in its bath for approximately 4 to 5 hours . To purify your citrine with salt water , you must leave it in the bath for 2 to 3 hours .

Citrine can be recharged by sunlight .

You can leave your stone for 2 to 3 hours in a room bathed in light.

Avoid long exposure to direct sunlight.

You can also recharge your citrine on a rock crystal cluster .

Recharging on rock crystal takes approximately 1 hour and can be done day or night.



On an emotional level

Citrine is a stone that tones the body , it brings a lot of dynamism, fills you with joy and good humor thanks to the positive energies it diffuses.

Citrine also brings a lot of optimism , it helps to see the positive side of situations encountered and to focus our attention on possible solutions .

The radiance of this stone allows its wearer to radiate a lot of confidence , to open up to others and to integrate .

Citrine can be very useful for creatively setting goals .

This stone is also widely used in lithotherapy because it promotes concentration and memory , while stimulating intelligence .

Citrine is also used to ward off fatigue .

On the physical level

Citrine is invigorating and full of positive energies , so it can be worn by a sick or convalescing person to support them in their recovery .

Citrine contributes to the regulation of diabetes and all related disorders. It also promotes digestion

On a spiritual level

Citrine helps to make changes in one's life , it then brings more prosperity .

It helps the mind to awaken and flourish and it strengthens personality traits linked to relationships with others: friendliness , respect for others and generosity .

Many use it to bring clarity in dreams and visions , and for all psychic work .

COLOR Properties


Yellow is the color of the sun and heat , so it is the color of what we send back to those around us.

This color allows us to shine and helps to stimulate our development , to communicate what we are .

Yellow communicates to us its dynamism , its joy and its cheerfulness , it is a color which illuminates us and puts us forward .

It is also the color of intellect and genius . It has mind structuring and memory development properties


Many stones found on the market under the name citrine are in fact heated amethysts.

Indeed, under the action of heat, the characteristic purple color of amethyst turns to caramel yellow and therefore resembles citrine . It is for this reason that it is advisable to choose pale yellow to golden yellow citrines .

Citrine is sometimes also sold under the name of topaz, to sell it more expensive: bohemian topaz, quartz topaz, Bahian topaz, Palmyra topaz, Salamanca topaz, Spanish topaz, golden topaz or even Madeira topaz. All these names are fraudulent and therefore prohibited.

History & traditions

The name citrine comes from the Latin citrus which means lemon. This is a reference to its color.

In South American shamanism, it is considered that citrine burns the limits of humans with its inner fire and that it brings vitality, both physical and psychological.

In ancient times, citrine was highly sought after. It was used in jewelry and made seals. Traces of use of this stone by the Greeks have been found as early as 400 BCE.

The Romans used it to make intaglios and other jewelry.

In the Middle Ages, it was worn to ward off the plague.

Lithotherapy is an alternative energy therapy, the indications given do not in any way constitute medical advice, they are taken from cultures and reference works in the field. For any medical problem we invite you to consult your doctor. Never stop treatment without medical advice.

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