Physical properties

Chemical Formula: SiO2
Composition: Silicon dioxide.
Crystal System: Trigonal
Transparency: Transparent, Translucent
Colour: Yellow, Orange, Brown
Hardness: 7

The name comes from the Latin word citrina which means “yellow”.

Metaphysical properties

Chakras: 1st (Root), 2nd (Sacral), 3rd (Solar Plexus), 6th (Third Eye)

Citrine is being referred to as the “merchant’s stone” or the “money stone”, in the idea that it would bring prosperity.

Uses for Citrine

Protection, purification, prosperity, repels negative energies.
– manifestation
– personal will
– mental clarity
– creativity
– imagination
– warming, comforting, uplifting
– individuality
– self-confidence
– connect to the Higher Self
– combines mind with will
– assists in learning
– does not accumulate or store negative energy
– merchant’s stone, assists in acquiring wealth
– lighten dark thoughts
– optimism, playfulness, happiness
– overcomes depression
– digestion
– metabolism
– weight loss
– increase energy during exercise


Citrine is a self cleansing crystal, so it does not really need cleansing, but if you feel that a cleansing process is needed, you can use the method that suits you best.

Recommended cleansing methods

– Smudging or Incense Sticks – by placing the crystal where the smoke can cleanse the stored energies, negative energies, programs that may have been acquired by the stone.
– Crystal Druse, bed, Geode or Cluster – by placing the crystal on them for 24-48 hours.
– Water – If you are near to a natural running river, you can place the crystal in an open mesh bag and hold it for a short time in the river. You can also use running water in your home.
– Reiki Energy – If you are a Reiki practitioner, you can use Reiki for cleansing your crystal.
– Earth’s energy – You can bury the crystal in the earth for 24-36 hours. NOTE: Be sure to mark the spot you have buried it, as you may have the surprise of not being able to find it.
– Visualization – You can use visualization or ‘thought energy’ to cleanse your crystal.

Not recommended cleansing methods

– Salt – Crystals (like humans) store high amounts of water, and exposing them to salt dehydrates them, and they may eventually break.
– Sun light – Direct sunlight is affecting the Citrine in the means of fading its color. Therefore, it is not recommended to leave it in direct sunlight for long periods of time.


Citrine is a self charging crystal, therefore needs no charging. You can use it to cleanse and charge other crystals by placing other crystals near it. If you feel that your Citrine is low on energy and needs a recharge, you can use the method that works best for you.

– Crystal Druse, bed, Geode or Cluster – by placing the crystal on them for 24-48 hours.
– Water
– Reiki Energy
– Earth’s energy
– Visualization
– Sun & Moon Energy – You can place the crystal where it can get the energy from the Sun and the Moon (a window, on a table in your yard), but be sure that it does not stay in direct Sun light, as it may damage the crystal.