The Golden Energy of Citrine – A Feng Shui Wealth Crystal
By Rodika Tchi
The joyful citrine2 radiates warm and nourishing sun energy, so it is naturally associated with the third chakra. In feng shui, citrine is considered to attract wealth and abundance, so you can find many wealth feng shui cures3 or jewellery with citrine crystals in them.
However, citrine is quite a controversial crystal. Most of the citrine on the market is actually heat treated amethyst4, so when you buy a citrine tumbled stone5 or a citrine point what you are most probably buying is treated amethyst.
It is not easy to recognize genuine citrine, but it is relatively easy to see if the so-called citrine is a modified amethyst. If the … Read more6
Citrine Crystal in Healing, Feng Shui and Jewelry
The joyful citrine is often used in jewelry and feng shui cures
By Rodika Tchi
Citrine radiates a joyful sun-lit energy, so it is naturally associated with the third chakra. In feng shui, citrine is considered to attract wealth and abundance, so you can find many wealth feng shui cures or jewellery with citrine crystals.
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Citrine is a controversial crystal. Most of the citrine on the market is actually heat treated amethyst1, so when you buy a citrine tumbled stone or a citrine point are you are probably buying a treated amethyst.
It is not easy to recognize genuine citrine, but it is relatively easy to see if the so-called citrine is a modified amethyst. Is the colour of the citrine you are looking at is a deep, burnt orange-yellow, then maybe keep looking for more sources to find citrine.
A genuine citrine is actually of a gentle yellow colour2, and it is relatively rare.
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THE CITRINE CRYSTAL?
Citrine contains a solar quality of energy, this is why it is traditionally considered a good healing crystal for the solar plexus/third chakra issues. It can help strengthen self-esteem and a positive, vibrant flow of energy3 in and around one’s body. Citrine is also considered helpful in improving digestion and strengthening one’s physical endurance.
Throughout history and in many cultures citrine was known as the merchant’s stone. This explains its associations with the energy of money and why it is considered a wealth stone in feng shui4, too.
WHERE DOES THE CITRINE COME FROM?
Most of the genuine citrine comes from Brazil, US and Russia.
WHERE DO I PLACE THE CITRINE FOR GOOD FENG SHUI?
The money and abundance area (Southeast if you follow the classical feng shui bagua5) is the best area to place your citrine. There are many traditional feng shui cures with citrine (or a crystal made to look like citrine) – from red tassels with small citrine wealth vase6 symbols to citrine crystal trees7, pi yao/pi xiu8, wu lou (gourds), ingots and various animal carvings.
Of course, as with everything feng shui related – especially modern application of the old, traditional schools9 based on Chinese culturally specific symbols, you have to use your own judgement. If a citrine gem tree or a pi yao10 will look strange in your place (I know it would in mine!) then be sure to trust your feelings and go for something more appropriate for you.
Often, just several tumbled crystals in a simple bowl can bring beautiful energy to any space, any decor and in any culture.
WHAT FORM OF CITRINE SHOULD I CHOOSE?
When it comes to citrine, there are not so many choices to look at. Genuine citrine clusters13 and towers (generators14) are very rare, which leaves you with the form of tumbled15 (polished) rocks that is most affordable and available. You can also find many carvings in citrine – from angels to various power animals.
A great way to benefit from the energy of citrine is to wear the crystal as jewelry16. Because citrine works on the third chakra – self esteem and power issues – a long necklace with a citrine pendant can be an excellent piece of jewelry.