Prana Life | Citrine


Constancy and One Pointedness

Known as the stone of imagination, personal will and manifestation, citrine has been called the Sunstone from long back believing that it has the power of the Sun. It can be identified from its gentle yellow color and beautiful transparent crystal outlook.

In fact because of its color, citrine is believed to work on the higher mental plane, bringing about clarity, creativity and intelligence, and an awakened imagination. It also increases one-pointedness, consistency and will power.

The physical properties of citrine include cementing and assimilating; yellow Prana is basically necessary for having healthy bones, tissues and organs. It is believed that citrine also improves digestion and strengthens one’s physical endurance and stamina.

Throughout history, citrine was commonly called as the “Merchant’s Stone,” because of its ability to direct the will power and concentration and improve the condition of businesses. It is therefore good to both attract and maintain prosperity, abundance and success.

Citrine is in fact a transparent, yellow variety of Quartz and one of the most popular varieties of Quartz. Its name comes from a French word, Citron, meaning lemon. Its colors range from pale, golden yellow to almost brown. Currently however most of the citrine in the market is actually heat-treated Amethyst or Smoky Quartz. The color of most of the natural citrines is pale yellow while heat-treated ones usually appear in a deeper amber or orange-reddish shade.

Citrine was used as far back as 300 B.C as a gemstone in Greece.  In ancient cultures, citrine was called the “Stone of the Mind.” They believed that placing a citrine on the forehead would increase psychic powers.

Being known as a professional support stone, citrine is recommended for people who work in sales, merchant, business, marketing, banking and media since it is believed to increase productivity and one-pointedness. In fact it is a very useful crystal for increasing constancy of aim and effort.

Citrine is also effective in treating emotional problems such as depression, low self-confidence, fear and helplessness. Besides activating the will power and inner-strength, in case of emotional issues, citrine enables the person to make difficult decisions, think clearly and take action.

Natural citrine therefore is an excellent help for those who are very sensitive and extremely vulnerable to outside energies and influences.

Currently most of the genuine citrine comes from Brazil, US, Russia and several African countries.

To know more about crystals and how they work, get cleansed, programmed and consecrated please attend the Pranic Crystal Healing workshop, designed and developed by Master Choa Kok Sui.

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