Citrine
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General: Citrine

Origins:
           Most citrine comes from Brazil.

Geology:
          Citrine, a semi-precious gemstone cousin of amethyst, is a form of macrocrystalline (large crystal) quartz, which appears in a variety of semi-transparent colors. Amethyst is purple, whereas citrine is orange to yellow, rose quartz is pink to reddish pink, smoky quartz is gray to brown, milky quartz is cloudy white, and rock crystal is clear quartz.
           Citrine is fairly rare in nature, and gets its color from iron. Some natural citrine probably started as amethyst, but changed color from a nearby heat source such as magma. Man-made citrine is amethyst or clear quartz that is heated; these are particularly orange in color compared to the more yellow natural citrine. Citrine should be protected from intense heat or light. Ametrine is a stone that is part amethyst and part citrine.

Birthdays & Anniversaries:
          Citrine is a traditional birthstone for November, a talisman stone for Virgo, and the 11th wedding anniversary gemstone.

History:
          The name citrine comes from French word citron, meaning "lemon," due to its color. Long ago citrine was worn as protection from snake venom and evil thoughts.

Crystal Healing:
          To remedy acid indigestion, stomach and food disorders, constipation, allergies, infections, and to detoxify, citrine is used to cleanse and stimulate the spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, pancreas, urinary system, and intestines. Citrine is believed to remedy diabetes if caught in the early stages. It is used to activate the thymus and balance the thyroid glands. It is known for relieving fatigue.
          Citrine is associated with the activation of the third chakra. Citrine is thought to enhance the body's healing energy and to help with mental endurance, focus, will-power, confidence, optimism, endurance, self-discipline, and self-esteem. Citrine is valued for dissipating negative energy (anxiety, fear, depression) and for creating a warm, positive, clean energy.
           It is known as the "merchant's stone" for its reputation for creating abundance, and it's often placed next to a cash register to create and maintain positive wealth.