Mythology: In Chinese legends and myths, citrines are ‘Stones of Success’ because they increase intellect and broaden the mind by dispelling misconceptions. Because citrines are such powerful stones they should only be given to generous people, according to these legends. Even in modern day China, citrines are still very popular gemstones. Especially among scholars, teachers and students, helping them to teach, study and prepare for tests.
Usage: Called The Merchant's Stone for its properties of increase in the cashbox, sparkling yellow Citrine not only assists in acquiring wealth, but helps in maintaining it. It is a stone of abundance and manifestation, attracting wealth and prosperity, success and all things good. It also encourages generosity and sharing good fortune. Its frequency awakens creativity and imagination, and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits. Citrine assists in all fast money ventures, and is especially helpful in financial speculation and for commercial success. Carry one in the purse or wallet to attract money and stop excessive outflow.
Metaphysical Properties: Citrine can help with blood circulation disorders. Citrine helps to relieve menstrual pain, and the symptoms of menopause and assists with urinary problems. Citrine stimulates motivation, self worth and optimism. Citrine opens the higher mind to accept joy in one's life, releasing anger and negative feelings, deep-seated fears and destructive tendencies. An excellent crystal for overcoming depression, Citrine reduces the sensitivity to criticism and inspires creativity and self-expression. It raises self-esteem.