Is there any concrete evidence that healing crystals actually work? Not really. But is that going to stop us from collecting these beautiful gems and trying to harness their magic powers? Nope. So we’re teaming up with Heather Askinosie, co-founder of Energy Muse and author of Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune In to the Real You, to find out more about citrine, aka the merchant's stone.
Color: Pale yellow to almost brown, citrine is a transparent quartz that may sometimes contain rainbow or sparkle inclusions. (Ohh, so pretty.)
Origin: Citrine can be found naturally in many locations, including Brazil, Spain, Russia, Madagascar and the United States. It has purportedly been used as an ornamental gem since 300 B.C. and was popular in Ancient Greece and Rome.
Healing properties: “Derived from the French word citron, meaning lemon, this crystal’s vibe is anything but sour,” says Askinosie. How so? Citrine is known as the stone of wealth and abundance. Harness this gem’s powers to attract prosperity, and to help maintain your (vast, vast) fortune. But it’s not all Champagne and yachts—citrine also encourages sharing and generosity.
Why it rocks (pun intended): “Citrine is unique because it is one of few stones that, rather than absorbing negative energy, clears it. It makes room for happiness and light so that the spirit is welcoming to a wide range of positive possibilities,” Askinosie tells us.
How to use it: “Place citrine over your business card to infuse your business with new opportunities and abundance,” advises Askinosie. Or keep a small piece of citrine in your wallet as a reminder that you are abundant, she adds. (BRB, we’re off to buy a lottery ticket.)