Natural History

A golden type of quartz found in Brazil, Russia, Madagascar, Britain and France.

Watch out for heat treated amethyst or smoky quartz posing as citrine.

History and Folklore

Said to hold pure sunlight and never absorb any negativity.


Angel: Raphael; Gods/Goddesses: Mercury; Chakra: solar-plexus; Element: air; Astrological Sign: Gemini; Planet: Mercury; Sabbat: Lughnassadh or Lammas.


Will raise vibrational level in a room and will dispel ghosts and negative energies. Transmutes negative energy into positive. Can help to cleanse other crystals.

Healing and Magickal Uses

Body: Reduces toxicity. Relieves back pain and allergies.

Mind: Relieves depression and anxiety.

Magick: Good for prosperity magick. Protects against negative people. Aids intuition.

Care and Cleansing

Sunlight will fade it. However, recharge on Litha by leaving your citrine in a place where it can greet the dawn. Otherwise, leave under a holly or ivy plant in the shade.

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