The planet Pluto and the intense sign of Scorpio govern the month of November. November borns inherit a powerful will and are attracted to the unknown, the medical professions, the police force, metaphysics, politics, and general investigations. They are quite private, secretive, and like all other water signs they excel in the study of metaphysics. They carry in their souls the element of life and death, reincarnation and pure sensuality. They are born with a practical mind and an acute intuition. The Birthstone of those born in November is the sunny Citrine stone.
Citrine is a bright shining gem that is said to be a gift from the sun. The name Citrine, which is French for “lemon”, fits well with its colour range of juicy lemon yellow to a bright orangey brown. Most people choose a Citrine based on their personal preference, but some of the most sought-after Citrine gemstones have a clear, radiant yellowish to brownish red colour. A deep golden variety from Madeira, Spain, can resemble the costly imperial Topaz gemstone.
Citrine has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale and is thus, to a large extent, insensitive to scratches. Even if its refractive index is relatively low, the yellow stones have just that mellow, warm tone that seems to have captured the last glow of autumn. Citrine jewellery shimmers and brings a hint of sunshine to those dull November days.
Citrine is one of the most popular and affordable gemstones. It is relatively plentiful and available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, including very large sizes. These reasons make it a great gem for that big, bold, statement piece. It is generally an inexpensive gemstone requiring low maintenance due to its sturdiness and is available in varied sizes and shapes. Citrines are commonly sourced from Brazil, Bolivia, several African countries, and parts of the Soviet Union.
Citrine has been called the stone of the mind. Ancient cultures believed that placing a citrine on the forehead of an elder would increase his psychic power. Also known as the Merchant’s Stone, Citrine keeps the cash boxes ringing for businessmen. Along with acquisition of wealth, it also helps to maintain it. With increased earnings, it inspires generosity and encourages sharing of the wealth and wisdom that it showers upon the wearer.
Natural Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life-giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action. It awakens creativity and imagination, and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits.
Citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but rather transmutes, dissipates, and grounds it, making it extremely protective for the environment. It solves problems on both the physical and subtle levels, transforming negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones. It is one of only two crystals on Earth that never needs to be cleared or cleansed. The other is Kyanite.
This joyful stone is believed to bring good fortune and prosperity in life. In ancient times, this gemstone used to give the wearer protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. It was also used by the Greeks around 300 BC. It clears the aura, and promotes wellness in totality.
Citrine is also an excellent healing stone for curing ailments of the heart, the liver, and the endocrine system. It detoxifies the body and improves digestion. It is also worn by pregnant women for their protection. It is believed that gifting a Citrine angel or sphere to a newborn brings intelligence, health, happiness, curiosity, confidence, and healing wisdom. However, Citrine may exacerbate aggressiveness in some. It is not recommended for those with a fiery, quick-tempered nature, and should be avoided by people with a tendency to slander or gossip.
Whether it is to benefit from its healing and cheering effects or as a substitute to similarly coloured, but more expensive gemstones, the Citrine is a gemstone that is irresistible in its unique golden sheen. Use it singularly as a pendant or a ring that glorifies its natural vibrance or use it to enhance the hues of other coloured gemstones that complement the Citrine. Visit us at Gehna and parley with our gemologist and design team to see how best you can wear this beautiful stone.