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By StarDreamer

I know next to nothing about crystals and stones. I seem drawn to citrine beads for a gift for my daughter. Anyone have any info on it?

From Earthbow:

Citrine and its properties Physical properties of citrine: Citrine is in the quartz group, its name derived from the lemon yellow color. Natural citrine is usually pale yellow. Many citrines found on the market are heat treated amethysts, these will show a red tint. Citrine has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs' scale, and has a specific gravity of 2.65. Metaphysical properties of citrine: ... (see Note on Properties) Citrine is related to the sun. Like the sun, its vibrations are positive, uplifting, and energizing. This makes citrine a good choice for people that could use a little extra motivation. Citrine's energies have an energizing effect that can also lead to greater physical activity, and thus improve overall health. Citrine also help to develop a feeling of security and inner calm. Its subtle vibrations can help displace negative ones, leaving you not only more open for constructive criticism, but also more able to use this criticism to move yourself in a more positive direction. This makes citrine a good stone to help you become a better you.

Citrine is a good stone for those seeking spiritual growth. It can help you be more in tune with your creative side, thus allowing you to understand things on a level that goes beyond the physical, 5 senses world. Citrine's calming energy makes it a good choice to use during meditation, and its positive vibrations will make the experience more rewarding.

Citrine and synergy: Citrine is a good stone for those born during the Moon of Harvesting - (22 Aug - 21 Sep) Citrine's ability to help us look within and its energizing effects combine to help harvest and use the potential that is inside us all, and its motivating effects make it seem easier to follow through with the things that will lead to growth. Citrine is part of the quartz group, and is able to to work with a wide range of different vibration levels and rates. This makes citrine a stone with a wide range of applications. Citrine is one of the best all-around stones for a new age.

Citrine is a good choice for those born under the zodiac sign of Virgo.


Clear Natural Tumbled Citrine Beautiful Citrine is a stone of prosperity attracting wealth and success. Energizes and invigorates, increases motivation and physical energies. Dissipates negative energy and promotes inner calm. Golden Citrine Totally natural and clear golden Citrine balances yin and yang, opens second and third chakras, cleanses the aura and aligns the etheric body with the physical as well as all the properties above in the previous box. It is suggested to wear on the fingers or at the throat.

Thanks, Mouse. Not sure why this feels right for my daughter right now...she's a Gemini. Perhaps, the energy towards motivation, not sure. Speaking of Gemini...I'm a Capricorn and have always had such difficulty getting a grasp on what my daughter is all about. Is that the duality of Gemini? Cap is such a round peg in round hole person (often to their detriment) daughter just doesn't give a rip! LOL Or, at least, that's the impression she gives. Perhaps Citrine might give the duality a focus? Or is that just the Cap speaking?

Hi,Star Dreamer! I am Gemini too, but there are a variety of Gemini in the world. We have different sign of Moon, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn etc... in different elements. What moon sign (or birthday) does your daughter have? It isn't that duality of Gemini, we are just longer a child! Curiosity keep us young...hahaha...

I'd hazard a guess and say it's to do with balancing the yin/yang aspects, finding a solid place within oneself -- perhaps also the Sun and finding Light at this stage in her life.

Oh, geez, I should dig out her chart. I've only dabbled in astrology, but I have analyzed a few charts. My daughter's, however, still left me up in the air. Everyone else seemed to fall - plunk! - into place, but not her. Sigh... Typical...always keeps me guessing! Mysterious. Maybe it's that child playing games with me, Usagi! She does seem the eternal child....thought it was just me as her mother wanting to see the child I once knew. The yin/yang does make sense, though, Mouse. I'll have to think on that.

It's so much fun to have a daughter that's a Gemini. They can drive you crazy and keep you stirred up till you despair of their ever calming down. Mine is 34 now and has integrated into a marvelous woman.

Are Geminis handfuls for our mothers? My mom is Pisces, and she says 'I am a romanticist...I like to hear the songs of birds!'. she is enchanted with birds. I say 'Bread is better than the songs of birds!' I always associate birds with a meal. hehehe....

Hello Lovely Star, Citrine is a beautiful stone for balancing and aligning the chakras and gifting your daughter with a Citrine will be a wonderful stone for her. It is especially useful for grounding the energy of the root chakra [first], something that may very well be beneficial to her. The color, whether yellow, golden or amber brings upliftment and helps clear away negative energy on all levels. Citrine vibrates to the number six therefore if the number six has any meaning to your daughter, the Citrine will bring an added bonus.

would citrine be the appropriate stone to use if I was feeling off-track in life, and kinda down? I guess I'm looking for something that would give me strength physically (health) as well as mentally....

You know Citrine as mentioned has wonderful properties but so do many other stones. Citrine is an excellent stone to help balance our yin and yang energy. So you can certainly use it for the purpose you mention. At the same time, I would recommend you visit a crystal store and let your first impression or see what stone you are drawn to help you find the one for you.

Thank you Lotus, I have the perfect store to go to!

*It is claimed that the citrine is able to help those who feel that they have misplaced their path in life and to give them a new sense of direction. It is also said to be of benefit to those suffering from poor circulation and to help to control the emotions. *Removes toxins from lower portion of body area. *Scott Cunningham: Projective, Sun, Fire, Anti-nightmare, Protection, Psychism.

Magical Uses: Citrine is worn at night to remove fear, to prevent nightmares, and to ensure a good night's sleep. It is a form of quartz and is worn to facilitate psychic awareness.

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