Citrine Crystal Meaning, Benefits, & Properties

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Are you looking for the light at the end of the tunnel? Are you in search of a crystal to uplift your spirit and bring more positivity and happiness into your life? Are you working on attracting wealth and success, but need a boost of confidence to go after what you want? The light-filled energy of a Citrine stone is just what you need to reap the benefits of the Citrine crystal meaning.

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Learn More About Citrine & its Healing Properties, Including Improving Happiness & Harnessing Abundance

Also known as the “Light Maker,” Citrine crystals have a bright yellow hue, which reflects its equally vibrant energy. Like Vitamin C for the soul, the Citrine crystal properties emanate positivity and joy.

By connecting with the Citrine meaning, you can harness the Citrine metaphysical properties of light from the sun embodied within this stone, which acts as a source of positive energy in all aspects of your life.

From your attitude and outlook to your projects and pursuits, the Citrine crystal meaning is perfectly suited to raise your vibration and help you embrace positivity and optimism as you move through life.

History & Lore

Citrine’s name is derived from the French word citron, meaning lemon, due to its color. The Citrine meaning has long been remarked upon for its subtle, honeyed beauty. Though the Citrine gemstone has an abundant history of being used in jewelry by ancient civilizations, Citrine is very rare today. Most Citrine seen on the market is Amethyst which has been heat treated to achieve a yellow hue. 

Real Citrine was used in the jewelry of Greek and Roman civilizations dating back to the 1st century A.D. Citrine was also featured in the flamingo brooch of the Duchess of Windsor and the Bulgari Cerchi earrings. 

Known as “The Merchant's Stone,” Citrine is said to bring prosperity when placed in a cash register. 

Origin & Regionality

Natural Citrine is found in Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, and the United States.

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Citrine Meaning

The Citrine stone meaning harnesses the energy of the sun to bring sunshine and light to all areas of your life. Keeping this stone close will help you keep your environment and energy feeling sunny and bright. Filled with positive energy, you can more easily connect to your inner light, as well as bring a sense of optimism to your endeavors.

Because of its association with the solar plexus chakra, the Citrine crystal meaning is effective in increasing your personal power and self-confidence. Enhancing this energy center can help dissolve blocks and stagnation, resulting in higher energy levels and a boost in overall circulation. Citrine’s bright and happy energy fills your spirit with positivity and the highest vibrations, clearing any blockages or imbalances in your solar plexus chakra with its sunny properties. This makes a Citrine stone ideal for a variety of intentions, including happiness, confidence, manifestation, and wealth.

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Choosing Happiness

One of the primary uses for Citrine crystal benefits is to improve happiness and positivity. The Citrine meaning and properties uplift your spirit and align your energy with its high vibe energy. Whether you tend to have a pessimistic outlook on life, or you’re going through a rough patch and need to shift your state, the bright and vibrant energy of your crystal will emit a higher frequency to stimulate feelings of optimism and positivity. It guides you out of the darkness and into the light. 

Manifesting Wealth

The meaning of Citrine is associated with wealth and abundance, which is why it is often called “The Merchant Stone” or “The Success Stone.” In fact, if your intention involves achieving success in financial or business ventures, this is one of the best stones for boosting those manifestations. The properties of Citrine are also linked with boosting joy and optimism, which gives you the motivation you need to accomplish your goals. Citrine infuses your spirit with positive energy, which is a powerful tool when manifesting wealth or any other creation. 

Another reason a Citrine crystal is so powerful for manifesting and attracting wealth and success is that it is a member of the Quartz family. As an amplifier and magnifier, Citrine benefits and strengthens your intentions and makes your manifestation practice that much more powerful. 

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How to Use Your Citrine Crystal

How to Use Your Citrine Crystal for Choosing Happiness

Our favorite way to use the Citrine meaning for boosting happiness is to create a crystal program for yourself. By wearing Citrine crystal jewelry, carrying the stone, and incorporating it into your space, you can align yourself with the energy of light to bring more happiness into your life and your environment.


Wearing Citrine in the form of jewelry is a powerful way to connect with the stone’s energy throughout the day. Your Citrine necklace, bracelet, or earrings can remind you to choose happiness and to tap into the light and positive energy that is always available to you.  


In addition to wearing the stone, carrying a Citrine stone in your wallet, purse or pocket allows you to bring positive energy with you wherever you go. Whenever you find yourself feeling down, hold the stone in your hands and allow it to raise your vibration and fill your energy field with light. 


The last step in your crystal program for happiness is to bring the stone into your environment. Place a Citrine Point somewhere you will see it each day as a reminder to be happy. It will also act as a source of positive energy to fill your space with good vibes.

Citrine Crystal Intention for Choosing Happiness

When working with Citrine for choosing happiness, use the following crystal intention: “I choose to be happy.”

How to Use Your Citrine Crystal for Manifesting Wealth

To manifest wealth and success, create a Citrine crystal program for yourself that includes wearing it, carrying it, and placing it in your space. 


For constant access to the bright and uplifting energy of this stone, you can wear Citrine jewelry. As soon as it comes into contact with your skin, the stone will bring opportunity and abundance into your life simply by elevating your sense of optimism. This boost of positivity allows you to keep your energy focused on manifesting your dreams, without letting negativity get in the way. 


To enhance your crystal manifestation practice, keep a piece of Citrine in your wallet, purse, or pocket to carry the energy of abundance with you wherever you go. 


To complete your crystal practice, place a Citrine crystal in your space. For manifesting wealth, we suggest placing it in your office, on your desk, or near your workspace. You could also place it on top of a business card or financial document to call in wealth and success.  

Citrine Crystal Intention for Manifesting Wealth

When working with Citrine for attracting wealth, use the following crystal intention: “I manifest wealth, success, and abundance.”

Clear & Activate Your Crystal to Enhance the Citrine Meaning

The joyful and optimistic properties associated with the Citrine meaning help you work towards your intention for happiness and abundance by taking away any and all negativity. After a while, the Citrine properties absorb all this toxic energy, which is why it's important to keep its frequencies cleansed and charged.

Before programming your Citrine stone to use in a crystal program, make sure its energy is open and receptive with these traditional and effective energy-clearing tools

The sun

The Citrine crystal meaning is associated with the life-giving elements of the sun, so give it an uplift and recharge by bringing it back to nature. Citrine healing properties are a wonderful tool for keeping you on the sunny side of life, and the energy of the sun will return them to their full potential for infusing your spirit with joy and optimism.

Before you program it with an intention for happiness and abundance, give the Citrine stone meaning a boost by placing it outside in a sunny spot for 4 hours or more, allowing the light of the full sun to fill it with the brightest energy and burn away any negativity it may have absorbed.


Another way to charge and cleanse the properties of the Citrine crystal meaning is to place it on a Selenite charging plate, which will fill its energy with pure white light. Selenite is known for its powerful purifying properties and is one of the only crystals that doesn't need its energy cleansed and charged.

When the Citrine comes into contact with this stone, its properties are quickly magnified and re-energized with vibrant energy, giving it more brightness and sparkle. Similar to other cleansing practices, keep it in contact with Selenite for 4 hours or longer, allowing it to be cleared and ready for new programming.


If your Citrine stone seems dull and not as vibrant, it's time for an energetic cleanse with the healing vibrations of sound. Before you start working with the Citrine meaning to move towards your intention for abundance and a positive outlook, fill it with the pure energy of music, either from Tibetan singing bowls, peaceful music like classical piano, or the ohm mantra. 

Sacred smoke 

Used by native tribes for thousands of years, the sacred smoke of Palo Santo, Frankincense, and Sage is one of the quickest ways to get rid of any stagnant energy in the Citrine crystal meaning. It is also a versatile cleansing tool that can be used with other energy-clearing methods for an extra dose of purifying effects. Fully immerse your Citrine crystal in the smoke for 30 seconds or until you notice its energy coming back to life. 

Crystal Combinations to Amplify the Citrine Meaning & Properties

With the Citrine meaning symbolizing the sun and the green hues of Aventurine representing the earth, this crystal pairing maximizes your life force energy, infusing your mind, body, and spirit with renewed vitality.

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