Mineral Therapy // Citrine

Citrine by Ashley NeeseCitrine is my absolute number one crystal for manifesting. Anytime I am working towards calling in more abundance, prosperity and personal power I use citrine in my meditations and writing rituals. I prefer to use citrine points for this practice as they help draw the energy upwards and that directional pull is really supportive because it means I don’t have to do as much work. Another big bonus is this happy yellow stone doesn’t absorb negative energy, so it doesn’t need a full moon bath each month.

I picked up my first deep honey colored citrine point in Banff, Alberta winter of 2009. During the month I was living there I frequented a sweet little crystal shop. Every time I walked around their well lit counter my eyes came to the citrine. I just loved the color. Finally I bought it and kept it on a key ring for years. Each time I picked up my keys I held the citrine in my hand with its point to the sky and took a few deep breaths allowing my current desire to receive attention and support.

It wasn’t until years later that I began researching the more detailed healing benefits and facts about citrine and came to learn that my intuition was right on the money. I had been using this beautiful honey colored stone to be a guide in my life, especially around a big career change I was in the middle of making. I later discovered from crystal teachers that is one of the primary ways to use this potent crystal. It always amazes me how our bodies have all of the wisdom if we just keep listening to them and trusting them to lead the way.

Citrine is found in many parts of the world including Brazil, Burma, Spain and the U.S. It is a variety of quartz and is related to the Amythyst.True citrine has a yellow color that varies from light to dark honey. Some of them can be a little orange and light brown as well. Be very careful when purchasing citrine as much of it on the market is actually amythyst that has been treated with heat to change the color. Once minerals have gone through treatment like this their properties change on an energetic and physical level.

This yellowish quartz was named after the ‘citron’ fruit. It has been called the ‘merchant’s stone’ because it has historically been used for manifesting success around work. The beauty of working with citrine is it can help you manifest abundance in your career and it radiates energy to everyone involved. This gives a huge energetic benefit to your clients, employees, and/or bosses ;)

Citrine by Ashley Neese

Citrine is a powerful tool for strengthening your lower chakras (energy centers in the body) and supporting your imagination. Most often citrine is associated with the third chakra which is located in our solar plexus. In energetic medicine this area is our power center. If you are looking to increase your personal energy and power citrine will be very helpful. When we feel empowered our intentions become clear. From this point of view manifesting is easy, imagination thrives, and our intuitive centers open.

This cheerful stone is excellent for clearing out negative energy from the home, office or car as well as in personal relationships. Citrine encourages lightness and community building. Because citrine eliminates the negative energy without absorbing it, you have access to a constant stream of transparency that is really beneficial in all areas of life.

Citrine is the ultimate manifesting and success stone. It works to promote abundance in your business or job in many ways. Some people carry it in their pocket or wear it to work. Citrine’s energy is all about generosity and allowing that spirit of giving to flow through you.

If you have digestive issues citrine is thought to bring balance to them as well as support eating disorder recovery. From an internal organ standpoint citrine cleanses the liver and spleen. Citrine is a great stone for building up immune system reserves and boosting the metabolism.

Note that citrine will fade in the sun, best to keep inside out of direct sunlight.

There are a variety of ways to make citrine part of your life. Below are some tried and true suggestions. See what works for you and trust your intuition.

Place citrine on your solar plexus (third chakra) to……

  • Increase self respect
  • Access deeper levels of personal power
  • Raise the vibration of your creativity
  • Connect to your intuitive center (third eye)

Carry citrine to…….

  • Attract abundance
  • Promote generosity and understanding in your daily work
  • When you need assistance with intellectual tasks
  • Support you in professional endeavors
  • Maintain prosperity

Wear citrine to…..

  • Transform negative energy
  • Protect yourself from jealousy
  • Strengthen inner light
  • Attract love and happiness
  • Reduce sensitivity to criticism

Meditate with citrine to……..

  • Manifest your desires
  • Release fears and anger
  • Energize your first three chakras
  • Increase the amount of light around your aura
  • Channel your intuition
  • Activate your subconscious

Place citrine in the your home…..

  • Cleanse the energy of your space
  • Increase prosperity (place it in the wealth corner of your home, the far left corner facing the front door)
  • Encourage happiness and good fortune
  • Protect the energy of the environment


Are you ready to manifest your intentions with citrine? Let us know how you are using this high energy crystal.



I got this beautiful citrine point from my friends over at Energy Muse. They have a wonderful selection and are a very conscious local business.


  • Chiara

    I read the whole post with a smile to my face. I am definitely feeling a pull towards citrine, so I’ll just have to bring it into my life! You mentioned a full moon bath earlier in your post and it reminded me of something I’ve been wanting to learn more about for a while now. I was wondering if you had any tips/resources on how to engage with the moon and its phases more, how to bring it into our lives. I’ve been feeling a strong desire to learn more about the moon and its connection to our bodies (especially women’s), its energy, and the ways that I could live more aligned with its phases. Perhaps you have an entry in the works on this already, but I’d love to learn its rhythms and how they affect my body-spirit more… I feel a growing fascination and respect for the moon and what it stands for, and think there is a lot of inherent wisdom and intuition to be found through it, but I’m not quite sure where to start! Thanks, xo

    • ashley

      Hello dear!
      So lovely to hear from you. Thanks for writing. Yes, there is so much to be gained from connecting to the moons energy and cycles. I am working on a new series that will dive right into all of the questions you are asking, it might even become an ebook…..There are lots of posts in the works behind the scenes! For now I suggest starting a moon journal. Find a moon phases calendar you like and start tracking your emotions and insights each day and write in the journal what phase of the moon we are in. Over several months you will start to see patterns and make connections to how your emotions and energy shifts during the moon phases. This is a very direct way to begin your work. More to come. Wishing you a beautiful week. Lots of love. xoa

      • Chiara

        This is an incredible idea, thank you so much!! Love right to you too, xoC

  • Chiara

    (Also, can’t wait for the posts to come! :)

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  • Tyann Moore

    I do not ha a far left corner facing the front door to Increase prosperity in my home. What else can I do with it.


    • ashley

      Hi! There are loads of suggestions in the post, choose one that is more accessible!

  • Ashley

    Dear Ashley!

    I’ve just read your article and found it really helpful and intresting. I’m kinda a beginner with crystals, been into the topic for about two weeks. Two days ago I bought some ‘pre made’ crystals for jewellery and made my own bracelet. I had made some research and choose crystals that can help me in studying , focusing better and bring me luck and success as I’m a college student. One of the crystals is citrine and the main reasons I chose it is listed above ‘carry with yourself’. Well, I made a bracelet so I wear it. What’s the difference if your carry it or wear it? Do it have really different reasons? (Because as I wear it on my hand I kinda also carry it haha). Should I invest in a piece of citrine to carry it in my pocket or is it enough if I wear it as a bracelet? Will I get the same results? And shall I put each crystals directly to the chakras or is it good if I wear them as a bracelet on the long term? What kind of crystals would you advice for studying? (There are many articles on it but I would like to know what YOU find the most suitable :) )
    As I’ve told I’m new in the topic, I a know some about the benefits of different crystals, I just haven’t heard about that it could have different benefits if you wear or carry it.

    I’m looking forward to your answer as I would like to make some other jewelries too with different crystals for myself, the family and friends. I found it really relaxing doing my bracelet I may have found a new hobby. :)
    Best wishes,

    • ashley

      Hi Alicia!
      Thanks so much for being here and sharing with us. Yes, carrying it or wearing as a bracelet is similar and no need to carry with the bracelet ;) I suggest working with the crystals that call/speak to you and move on when you are ready. The crystals will let you know when it’s time to start working with another stone. It’s amazing really. The ones I have worked with the most are featured on the journal, simply search ‘mineral therapy’ and the posts will appear. I plan to add more in the coming year as well.

      • Alicia

        Dear Ashley,
        Thank you really much for your answer!

        Best wishes,
        Alicia x

  • Chelsea Watson

    This was a really interesting read!! I’ve always felt attracted to Citrine stones whenever I come across them, and actually got one tattooed on me recently!

  • Ciji Watkins

    Hi. Can you use citrine in multiple ways at once? Can I leave on in my office, home and keep one on me?

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