Madame Z provides monthly posts featuring a different healing stone each month. She gathers her info from many different sources including the books: The Pocket Book of Stones; The Way of the Green Witch; Healing Crystals and Gemstones; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones; and Grimoire for a Green Witch; the websites: That Crystal Site; Wings of Spirit; and Healing Crystals for You; as well as relying on personal experience. Healing stones are not a substitute for medical treatment. Anyone with serious medical or emotional issues should consult with a health care professional. When purchasing a healing stone, it is best to buy the stone you are drawn to. Healing stones should be cleansed and charged periodically. We cleanse our personal stones at least once a month, and sometimes more often if we feel they need it. Cleansing can be accomplished by holding the stone in a stream of water. A natural stream is best, but since most of us do not have access to one, filtered water is a good substitute. Some stones should not be placed in water. These stones can be placed in dirt or smudged with white sage. To recharge the stones, place in a sunny window or in moonlight for a few hours.
The spotlight stone for April was Citrine. Citrine is considered a stone of sun, light, and life, and has been well known as a healing stone for nearly 6000 years. Because it was thought to have life saving abilities, citrine was once worn by soldiers.
Citrine is considered beneficial to the nervous system, and helpful with relieving stress and depression. It is also believed to detoxify the body and to strengthen the immune system. This sunny stone is thought to increase self confidence, to help improve concentration, to bring optimism, and to aid decisiveness. It is thought to enhance creativity and even to calm nightmares, too.
Physically, citrine is thought to support digestion and to relieve bladder and kidney problems. It is also believed to aid those with allergies and eating disorders. Citrine is considered beneficial to those with fibromyalgia and thyroid conditions, as well.
Magickally, citrine is thought to induce dreaming: and is associated with protection and prosperity.
Citrine is associated with the solar plexus and root chakras, and does not need to be cleansed or charged. In fact, it can be used to charge other stones. If cleansing and charging is desired, cleanse with warm water and charge with moonlight. Sunlight can cause citrine to fade. Stones faded by sunlight are considered less powerful than those that are not faded.
We have not had enough contact with citrine to be able to give our personal assessment of it.