Let go of what no longer serves you | Unwind tension | Support skin and digestion | Open to the yellow ray
Citrine and the yellow ray loosen your hold on all that no longer serves you, so that you may progress to the next higher state of being. Read more
- Experience more mental clarity, flexibility, and orderliness
- Expand your mind to its full potential
- Improve your memory
- Clear mental clutter
- Broaden your perspective
- Support the health of your vascular system, nerve sheaths, cerebrospinal fluid, sense organs, or brain
- Support the health of your eyes, ears, or sinuses
Tips for Choosing
Only the finest quality, pure gems yield the therapeutic results we expect from gemstone energy medicine. The higher a gem’s quality, the more therapeutically powerful it is. As a gem rises in quality, its therapeutic potency often increases far more than its price. Going up even one level of quality can deliver many times more therapeutic power.
Next to quality, the most important factor in determining a gemstone’s therapeutic power is mass. Quality being equal, larger gems are more potent than smaller ones. If your neck is sensitive to weight, consider wearing somewhat smaller gems. Children usually require shorter necklaces and smaller gems.
Quality and gem size being equal, longer necklaces are more therapeutically potent than shorter ones because they contain more gemstone mass. Consider your comfort when choosing; for example, shorter people may prefer wearing shorter necklaces. If you wish to wear more than one necklace simultaneously, ideally they should be of different lengths. All necklaces 23 inches or shorter contain a 14K gold clasp; longer necklaces have no clasp.
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When to Use
You Are Experiencing
- Difficulty letting go of bothersome thoughts, feelings, or situations
- Difficulty perceiving your higher purpose
- Inflexibility or tension in your body, mind, or emotions
- Spinal misalignment
- Stomach distress or dysfunction
You Want to
- Release what no longer serves you physically, mentally, or emotionally
- Increase your flexibility on all levels
- Support the health of your stomach
- Support the health of your organs of elimination (skin, kidneys, intestines, bladder, urinary tract, and eliminative aspects of the liver)
- Develop your ability to hear the subtle, nonphysical sounds of nature
Citrine prepares your body, emotions, and mind to accept a greater flow of the yellow color ray. The yellow ray is the aspect of the life force that helps us release what no longer serves us and to accept what we need in order to move to the next higher state. This aspect of Citrine also has a greater overall purpose—to help you fulfill your spiritual potential by encouraging you to embrace ever-higher states of consciousness.
Citrine works to loosen blockages and increase flexibility through the wave-like motion characteristic of the yellow ray. Citrine works gradually, one step at a time, to increase flexibility on a cellular level. This flexibility enhances the ability of the substances within a cell to move around as required—either within the cell or through the cell membrane. These substances can include the cell's organelles and fluids. Any intracellular processes that require movement are also enhanced and made more efficient.
If enough Citrine is worn over an adequate length of time, this flexibility will begin to extend beyond the cellular level to the organs and organ systems to which the cells belong. Most obvious will be Citrine's effect on the muscular system. After wearing a Citrine necklace for a while, you may find that you can stretch a little farther.
As a living organism, the body wants all its components to be in proper alignment. When any component is out of alignment, the flow of life force that keeps the body alive and gives it spiritual sustenance diminishes. As the body ages, it grows more and more out of alignment. Citrine can help the body—at any age—relax to the point where the life force can rush in, take hold, and move the physical body into a healthier state of alignment.
Citrine’s ability to loosen blockages and increase flexibility can be felt as a stirring or unwinding effect. This unwinding supports Citrine’s ability to move the body into greater alignment. When worn as a necklace, Citrine unwinds the entire body, especially the stomach chakra. If the stomach chakra is stuck or tightly shut, the Citrine will gently massage it and encourage it to open.
In someone with a yellow-ray deficiency, emotions are often out of balance. By providing yellow-ray nourishment, Citrine fosters awareness of one’s emotional center. Thus, Citrine can greatly benefit those who react in emotional extremes or whose emotional nature lacks balance.
The Sound of Citrine
Sound is just as integral a part of the life force as light. Thus, each color ray of the life force expresses a unique sound as well as a unique color. Citrine's crystalline matrix amplifies the sound of the yellow ray. Subtle sounds such as this are often difficult to hear amid the noises of daily living. If you wear Citrine continually, these sounds will become more audible. The more you listen to the sound of Citrine, the more your ears will be cleansed and the more clearly you will hear the subtle sounds of the universe.
This cleansing of your inner hearing may allow your ears to open to the different sounds of all the gemstones. Each gemstone carries its own music, a unique and enchantingly beautiful sound. If you can hear the sound of a gemstone, you will become more attuned to its energy, and its powers will increase many fold. Citrine’s sound is heard more easily than the sounds carried by the other color-ray gemstones. Thus, by opening your inner ears, Citrine can also prepare you to accept the greatest benefits that any gemstone can give.
Citrine and the Eliminatory System
Each of the seven color rays of the life force is particularly healing and nourishing to certain aspects of the physical body. The yellow ray nourishes and supports the organs of elimination, including the skin, bladder, urinary tract, kidneys, intestines, and eliminative aspects of the liver. Consequently, wearing Citrine can help strengthen these parts of the body and resolve certain conditions associated with them.
Increasing Citrine’s Effectiveness
In most cases, one necklace of Citrine works exclusively on a cellular level unless its effects are magnified in some way. The best way to magnify Citrine's effects is to wear a necklace of very high-quality Citrine or to wear additional Citrine—either by wearing a necklace with larger beads or by wearing a second or third necklace.
Citrine Rounded Chips vs. Spheres
Unlike most of the gemstones we offer, Citrine is most effective when worn as polished rounded chips instead of spheres. Citrine breaks up hardened energies and fixed states of consciousness. Although Citrine in spherical form produces this effect, rounded chips enhance it. A gemstone's energy radiates from a sphere in a perfectly regular fashion, while it escapes from a rounded chip in an irregular one. In the case of Citrine, this irregularity helps break up old states of consciousness, thus helping Citrine deliver its benefits more easily.
Only pure-yellow Citrine can draw the yellow ray to the body. The color of therapeutic Citrine ranges from light to deep yellow and sometimes possesses a golden glow. Very pale Citrine does not manifest yellow-ray energy strongly enough to produce therapeutic effects. Dark-amber or brownish Citrine can actually be detrimental, because it muddies the energy flow to the atoms, molecules, cells, and organs that are dependent on the yellow ray for life. Indeed, any degree of black or brown within Citrine is a toxic contaminant.
Internal flaws dull Citrine's appearance and diminish its ability to express the yellow ray. Slight surface flaws are acceptable, as are a very small number of internal cracks, but only if they occur in Citrine that is pure, bright yellow.
Ideal Citrine is flawless and the true yellow of the rainbow. Citrine that displays the special optical property known as gem candescence radiates a greatly enhanced flow of Citrine energy.
Our Citrine Necklaces
Our therapeutic Citrine necklaces are made with Citrine rounded chips that have been cut from the highest quality crystals, usually reserved for making faceted gems. Once we have cut the individual chips, we tumble and polish them to reveal their exceptional gem candescence, a brilliant liquid quality found only in superior quality gemstones. Citrine necklaces of this high quality are available only from Gemisphere.
After only two months of continued use, Citrine helped me effortlessly go down two dress sizes by healing some of my food sensitivities and edema. This level of healing is especially remarkable for a woman in her late 30's who has dozens of food sensitivities, IBS, GERD, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Sjogrens, and Raynaud's autoimmune diseases. All of these conditions negatively affect the circulatory and digestive systems and contribute to holding onto water weight. Using Citrine helped me release the water my body was holding onto and improved my digestion dramatically. I'd previously been on a low-sodium, low-fat, plant-based diet, but it wasn't until I started using Citrine that my body was able to assimilate the food and create this new level of healing. Citrine has been a lifesaver for me. I’m so very grateful.
—R.B., Poulsbo, Washington
I need to tell you how much I am LOVING my new Citrine! I haven't taken it off yet and it was my most productive weekend ever. I wasn't even thinking of how it could help with cleaning but spent a lot of time this weekend cleaning out cupboards and reorganizing. I also worked a lot on my health coaching website, which I have put off for a while. It is just making me want to do everything! It's amazing! YAY!
—S.H., Portland, Oregon
When my 14-year-old daughter wears Citrine while she’s transposing piano music, she does it in half the time, plays better, and enjoys it even more.
—T.M., Falmouth, Massachusetts
I recently purchased a Citrine necklace, which I selected from several available Citrines. It's always an eye-opener to try on necklaces of the same stone and feel the differences between them. I'm so happy with my choice.
I sought Citrine to help me let go of things that no longer apply to my life and to make room for the new, and it is doing that in a wonderful way. I find that a real clean way to understand the resolution and re-creation that comes from my Citrine is that it’s less about letting go of the old and more about a transformation to the new.
As an added benefit, I am much more aware of the musical content of sounds; even silent things seem to have a musical character.
I can feel what I am learning from Citrine, as with all my therapeutic gemstones, even when I'm not wearing it. Carnelian pairs so powerfully for me with Citrine that I can only wear it for an hour or two (lots of work to do there). I usually wear Citrine with Roselle and Leopardskin Jasper all day.
—P.D., Portland, Oregon
For the past two weeks I have been wearing Citrine daily and putting it on my bedpost at night with the intention of opening and balancing my solar plexus, or third chakra. Since wearing Citrine, I have felt empowered in parenting, with the courage to say what I mean and follow through in teaching our children. Whereas previously I would sit by and do and say little in this arena of my life, I am experiencing the courage to do what is required to strengthen our marital and family bonds.
I love these gemstones and what they bring up for me to focus on and expand. I will continue to work with Citrine and I am excited to see how much good comes from the courage and empowerment I feel when wearing this gem.
—M.C., Tremonton, Utah
I love my Citrine necklace. It has visibly changed my countenance, and I can see how it is working in both my body and field. This gemstone is perfect for releasing tension from the solar plexus that can result in tightness throughout the body. When I put it on, I can feel my body ‘sighhhhh’ on a cellular level.
—S. C., Yoga Therapist
We've been using gemstones around our house for a few years now. Personally, I do fantastically well with Citrine. Any time I have a headache or a tight neck or tight muscles, it seems to dissolve the pain almost instantly.
—J.W., Tempe, Arizona
Citrine has shown me the true meaning of multidimensional healing. It is a gem I ‘just had to have.’ When I saw it in person it was the most amazing yellow I have ever seen and stirred a spiritual memory in me of yellow’s beauty. When I put it on for the first time, I started smiling instead of worrying and felt happy in a calm way. Being easily tense and hyperactive, this was a whole new experience. Since I started using Citrine, it has become a gem I use for everything. I love all the Citrine therapies and have used them almost more than just wearing the necklace.
I enjoy wearing Citrine while playing concerts, when I want to get into the flow of the music. Many times I unconsciously tense up my hands because of trouble concentrating, and Citrine reduces this tension so I can play with more precision and variety.
After having digestive problems for many years, the Citrine stomach therapy was so effective in balancing my stomach that, as long as I have a Citrine necklace, I may never have to use antacid pills. If I eat something incompatible, Citrine helps me get it through my digestive system with less discomfort and tired, foggy feeling. Also, since using Citrine and a couple of other gems, I haven´t been to the chiropractor for over a year. I used to have to go about once a week if I was to keep the alignment.
Citrine seems like a gem I will never be ‘done’ with. There always seems to be a new use for it. The philosophy presented in the Citrine chapter of Wisdom of the Gemstone Guardians really appeals to me. Citrine—makes healing fun, looks stunning, and is really handy to have around. THANK YOU!”
I feel much more hopeful when I wear my Gemisphere Citrine necklace. My mood is lighter and my spirits are lifted. The fact that it is beautiful doesn't hurt. I wear my 24-inch Citrine every day. Thank you, Gemisphere!
—K.D., Orange, Texas
When I first wore Citrine, when I closed my eyes and turned my focus inward, I felt a very active breaking up of tension, both in my body and my mind. After some hours this settled down, and I now feel very open and ready for whatever will happen.
I wore Citrine almost daily for about two years. I found it to be a great aid in making transitions of any kind. It helped me clarify what I need, and to let go of what I don't. I gained the inner knowledge and strength to make choices and take actions that I needed to take, whether or not they were popular or approved of by friends and family. I found that the Citrine can also make you aware of the deeper urges and feelings that are harder to acknowledge.
Also, when Gemisphere talks about Citrine opening you up to the sounds of nature and your own clairaudience, it’s no exaggeration. It absolutely did, so be prepared! A side benefit for people who sing or play music in a choir: I felt that it helped me with sight singing, so I was better able to keep my part and sing the right notes, greatly adding to my enjoyment of the whole experience. I would even try wearing it to concerts!
—D.T., Playa Vista, California
Citrine is great for releasing tension in my neck, back, and solar plexus. I get results in less than an hour after putting on the necklace.
Judith Greenwood, L.M.T.
I have found that, on some of my clients, Citrine helps their bodies unwind and relax so rapidly that they rebuild good health more quickly.
Kathy Miller, R.N.
Oak View, California
I am a long-distance bicyclist. Several years ago, I fell and had pain in my shoulder almost daily. Despite weekly massages and working with my personal trainer, nothing eliminated the pain. Then, to prepare for a 1,000-mile bike trip, I bought a Citrine necklace. During the trip, I wore it every day, and at night I put it in a wrap around my shoulder. I was on my hands and shoulders every day for three weeks, which can be very hard on shoulders and arms. However, by the time my trip was over I had no pain in my shoulder.
J.B., Blaine, Washington
Wearing Citrine has changed my whole perception of life. The first week I wore it, I became aware that I had been swimming in a sea of stale, unsupportive energy. As I continued to wear the Citrine, I was able to release this baggage. This inner cleansing has revitalized my mind and given me a sense of greater space within. As my life has become more harmonious, I feel eager to embrace new, healthier patterns of thought and perception.
P.E., Portland, Oregon
I was experiencing the beginning of a bladder infection, so I put on my Citrine necklace. After wearing it for several days, the infection disappeared and hasn’t returned since. Also, since wearing Citrine, I am taking great strides in the creative side of my nature. I am really, really happy with the progress I am making there.
J.M., Groton, Connecticut
Wear It Around Your Neck
One of the most powerful and convenient ways to use a Citrine necklace is to wear it around your neck. There the gems will silently work for you as you go about your day. At night while you are sleeping, you can wear the necklace or keep it within three feet of your body to maintain your connection with the gems.
You can also use Citrine for more focused treatments. The simplest treatment is to place it on a specific area of your body to focus its healing energies there. For example, you can curl it up and place it on an ailing, injured, or painful area to accelerate the area’s recovery.
Placing Citrine on the crown chakra while performing a movement exercise helps "unwind" tense muscles, thus allowing the bones and joints to move into greater alignment.
Citrine is used to relax tightness in a localized area of the body. This therapy can be used as either a primary treatment or a pre-treatment for another therapy. A Citrine necklace is held with the left hand and applied to the body and in the aura.
Two Citrine necklaces are applied to the ears and in the aura to help develop inner hearing. This therapy enhances the ability to hear the nonphysical sounds expressed in all of life's manifestations, such as plants and gemstones.
Increasing Citrine’s Effectiveness
In most cases, one necklace of Citrine works exclusively on a cellular level unless its effects are magnified in some way. The best way to magnify Citrine's effects is to wear a necklace of very high quality Citrine or to wear additional Citrine—either by wearing a necklace with larger beads or by wearing a second or third necklace.
Citrine can be worn continuously. However, it is always wise to be sensitive to your body’s responses. If you start to feel a headache or significant discomfort, take the necklace off for a while. Then allow your body time to adjust to the changes initiated by the gems by wearing them for only an hour or two a day. Gradually increase this time until you can comfortably wear the gems for as long and often as you wish.
Cleanse Citrine Regularly
To maintain their effectiveness, therapeutic gemstones need regular care. As the gems help us release energetic impurities, some of these energies cling to the gems’ surface and inhibit their ability to work at their peak capacity. A simple energetic cleansing will clear these energies and restore the gems to their naturally vibrant state. You can use any of following methods to cleanse your Citrine necklace. Learn more about these methods.
Plant Rejuvenation: 2 – 3 times a week, wrap the necklace around the base of a healthy houseplant or lay the necklace in its branches.
Salt Bed: 2 – 3 times a week, lay the gems in a half-inch of salt for at least an hour or overnight.
Water Rinse: Rinse the gems daily for the first two weeks, then 2 – 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can place Citrine in snow to cleanse and enliven it.
Sunbath: Every 1 - 2 weeks, lay the gems in sunlight for a maximum of 5 minutes at a time.
Clay Cleanse: For deeper cleansing, occasionally perform a bentonite clay bath or pack.
When Your Necklace First Arrives
When you put on a new necklace or one you haven’t worn for a while, bring it into your aura with consciousness and a clear intent. We call this “practicing presence.” By opening yourself to the gems’ energies and consciously cooperating with the process of change, you can greatly enhance the gemstones’ benefits.
Learn more about how to use your new gems here.