The ‘Merchant’ Stone
Citrine – I carry the power of the sun… warm, energising and awakening. Stir the soul into action. Your greatness is not what you have, it is what you give. Live generously and graciously towards others and bask in the fullness of life. The Merchants stone, put me in your place of wealth creation and I will attract abundance and prosperity.
APPEARANCE AND ORIGINS
Citrine is a variety of quartz, the colour ranges from golden yellow to burnt amber and sometimes even slightly green. It is often looked at as a crystal of money, however, it can attract good fortune into all areas of life, not just from a monetary perspective. Naturally occurring Citrine is quite rare, which is the result of natural heat and pressure applied to Amethyst over a very long period of time. Natural Specimens are often more dull in colour like an opaque light yellow or brown. Both man heat treated and natural Citrine hold immense power and energy.
The element associated with Citrine is fire. Like the sun, fire gives life to everything on earth. In Indian tradition, weddings take place in front of a fire. The fire acts as an all powerful witness to the vows, carrying their essence to the gods. It has been widely popular for thousands of years because of its rarity and also it’s connection to the element of ‘fire’, the sun and properties of prosperity and good luck.
CHAKRAS + PLACEMENT
Citrine activates, opens and energises the solar plexus chakra which is the point just below your rib cage and above the navel. The solar plexus chakra provides you with transformational powers for your body and mind to be able to more easily process energy. Citrine, known as the Merchant stone, powers up this chakra and gives super-achievers and day-dreamers the willpower to manifest their wildest dreams into reality. It is a must have crystal for workspaces, shops, offices and places where you wish to manifest wealth creation and abundance. Hold a piece of Citrine in your hands or lay one on your navel and feel it’s manifesting magic rush through you.
Chakra: Navel, Solar Plexus
Commonly Associated Astrological Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aries, Leo
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide.
Colour: Yellow, Golden Brown, Burnt Amber
Rarity/Abundance: Somewhat rare
Hardness MOHL: 7 Hardness
Geography: Brazil, Africa , Madagascar, Spain, Russia, France, Scotland, USA
Mineral Class: Quartz group
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Crystals with a hardness of over 7 on the MOHS Scale can be cleansed in water.
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There are a few things regarding sunlight exposure to keep in mind when placing your crystals in the Home & Workspace. Sun exposure can cause fading to your crystals as well as make them more brittle or extremely hot. Citrine is generally known to fade with light. Extended periods of direct sunlight may cause deeply coloured Citrine to fade. The color change will not effect the energy your crystal omits, however keep an eye on them and if you see some color change that you prefer to avoid place your stone in a place where there is indirect or dappled light.