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Citrine: This November Birthstone Is Like A Warm Ray Of Sunlight

by Liz Beth |

If you could soak up the radiant rays of the sun no matter if it’s sunny, rainy, or dark, Citrine would be the way to do it. This beautiful gemstone may be little, but its sunny disposition is mighty.

Citrine meaning is enhanced for those who were born in November, and November birthstone jewelry is one of the best ways to enjoy this stone. Citrine is also a zodiac birthstone for Cancer (those born between June 21st and July 22nd).

Let’s first take a look at the Citrine properties that make up this joyful stone before we dive into Citrine meaning and the healing properties of Citrine.

Associative Properties Of Citrine

Citrine is connected with Sekhmet, the Egyptian goddess of war, because of its association with power. It is a symbol of strength, hope, prosperity, and cheerfulness. It is also a traditional gift for the 13th and 17th wedding anniversaries where a gift of my Citrine Teardrop Pendant Necklace would be a big hit.

Citrine Family, Color & Value

Citrine is a transparent variety of Quartz that comes in varying shades of yellow. Its name comes from the French word "citron," which means “lemon," denoting the importance of its color.  Some Citrine on the market today is actually created by heat-treating Amethyst or Smoky Quartz, so if having genuine Citrine is important to you -  be sure to confirm this beforehand if it is not made 100% clear in a product description.  I only use genuine earth-mined, ethically sourced, non-treated stones in all of my work such as this beautiful genuine Citrine Vertical Bar Necklace.  

Historical & Traditional Citrine Meaning

By looking to the history and traditions that come along with this yellow beauty, we can better understand Citrine meaning, as well as how the November birthstone meaning makes this stone even more powerful for those who have a November birthday.

Citrine has been known throughout history as “The Merchant's Stone” because it has been thought to bring prosperity to its user. That’s why shopkeepers often kept this gemstone near their cash registers. They believed it would help them acquire maximum profits.

Ancient Chinese legends referred to Citrine as "The Stone of Success," and it was prized as a crystal that should only be given to the most generous people. Chinese emperors also used Citrine to help them hone their intellectual abilities.

In Ancient Greece, it was used quite often for decorative purposes, especially during the Hellenistic Age from 300 to 150 BC.

During the 17th century, Scottish men decorated the handles of their swords and daggers with Citrine. And during the Art Deco period, movie stars were often seen wearing large Citrine jewelry.

There is evidence to show that throughout history, Citrine was thought to make men more handsome and intelligent, while it brought women increased fertility and happiness.

Citrine was often mistaken for Yellow Topaz, and all yellow stones were thought to be a cure for jaundice and diseases of the liver.

Healing Properties of Citrine

Modern day Citrine comes with a long list of healing properties, especially when it comes to wealth, power, and success. Make no mistake about it, Citrine is a power stone that has been said to help us take action and manifest our deepest desires. It is linked to abundance, prosperity, and wealth.

Citrine is a high frequency crystal that helps us raise our vibration. Its warmth brings in the power of the sun, giving it a comforting yet vitalizing energy that supports new beginnings and helps us live life to the fullest.  My Citrine Heishi Bead Anklet is one way to add a warm and fashionable sparkle to your look, so be sure to check it out.

This solar plexus stone has been said to increase creativity, imagination, and personal will. It inspires confidence and beacons our inner light to shine bright. Citrine users often report feeling happier and filled with hope when then wear it.

It’s a stone that grounds and transmutes negative energy, thoughts, and feelings so that we can experience more good fortune and less fear. With this stone, it’s easier to move forward in our lives with gusto.

When it comes to physical healing, Citrine has been known to boost physical energy and to assist with matters of the endocrine system, digestive system, and the bladder and kidneys.

Citrine Meaning in Feng Shui

In the ancient art/science of Feng Shui, Citrine is often used in the wealth corner of a home or room because of its natural ability to support manifestation and prosperity. It can be used in the center of a home or room to bring Fire energy into a space and promote joy, light, and life.

By placing a Citrine stone in the Southeast area of the Bagua Map, otherwise known as the Wealth & Prosperity area, you might find that your financial life improves. You can also wear November birthstone jewelry to bring its Fire energy with you wherever you go.

Final Thoughts About Citrine Meaning

This firey crystal is like a burst of Vitamin C for the body, mind, and spirit. Just by peering into its golden color, you can get a feel for the potency of Citrine meaning.

My Genuine Citrine Raw Citrine necklace is one of my bestsellers and it’s the perfect gift for anyone born in November, but it’ll be cherished by anyone who appreciates its sparkling color or healing properties.


* Crystals and stones should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment.