Citrine is the birthstone for November and such a gorgeous color, it reminds me of pumpkin spice and is perfect for this time of the year!
Citrine is connected to the Solar Plexus, which is the energy distribution center, the first of the chakras of relationships. This chakra is located between the ribcage and navel. It controls the immune system and digestive systems. When in balance physically you have strength to fight infections, are free of allergic reactions, and are able to use the nutrients you ingest.
When it is out of balance physically you will have a low tolerance to infection, suffer from hormone disorders, or have a low tolerance for many foods.
Spiritually, when the solar plexus is in balance you are free to interpret the world through your own thoughts and emotions, and not live in fear of violating the dictums of others.
When the solar plexus is out of balance spiritually you will feel fear: fear of the displeasure of others, and disappointing others, or fear of subordinating your life and pleasures to the will of others.
Citrine is a transparent, yellow variety of Quartz. The name comes from the French word citron, meaning lemon. It was used as a gem in Greece as far back as 300 B.C.
Citrine opens the higher mind to accept joy in one's life, releasing anger and negative feelings, deep-seated fears and destructive tendencies. An excellent crystal for overcoming depression, Citrine reduces the sensitivity to criticism and inspires creativity and self-expression. It raises self-esteem, and by letting go of the past, allows one to move forward optimistically, enjoying new experiences and explorations.