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November's Gemstone is the comforting Citrine
Citrine is the modern birthstone for November, although Topaz was the original stone associated with this month. Citrine was acclaimed the official birthstone for the month of November by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. Additionally, Citrine is the gem associated with 13th and 17th wedding anniversaries. It is also the stone associated with the sun sign of Virgo.
The Many Facets of Citrine
Although a lesser known stone, Citrine is quite the lovely one and offers much to its wearer. This gemstone favors those with courage, who dance to their own drum, those with a strong will. This stone also vibrates well with selfless giving and the creative impulse. Citrine gives its wearer comforting strength, peacefulness and stability. If you sit quietly with your Citrine and allow it to do its work, it will promote balance, quiet and peace of mind.
There is another facet to this beautiful stone. It exudes such amazing positive energy that it has become known as the “stone of success”. In other words, whether in business or personal life, citrine can help to make your dreams come true.
Citrine is a variety of smoky quartz crystal. It’s coloring ranges from yellow to yellow-brown, orange, orange-brown, dark orange, and reddish-brown. Citrine crystals can also form with Amethyst or smoky Quartz. This fusion creates a multi-colored quartz called ametrine. Its name is derived from a French word meaning “lemon-colored”. Originally called “yellow quartz”, citrine became the name of choice as early as 1556.
Citrine is best used for ailments having to do with negative thoughts, and can help turn them to positive. It is a general strengthener and can bring new energy to the body on a cellular level, especially working with the heart, kidneys, liver and muscle systems.
The Citrine throughout History
Citrine has been adored for centuries. For instance, in ancient Greece during the Hellenistic Age (300 – 150 BC), it was used as a popular decorative gemstone. Interestingly, in 17th century Scotland, the gem was popularly used on the handles of daggers and swords. Sometimes entire sword handles were made from this beautiful gemstone. During the Art Deco period between World War I and II, Citrine was widely used for decorative purposes. Movie stars of the time were known to wear large and very elaborate jewelry crafted from Citrine.
Dreams of Citrine
If you dream of holding a large citrine in the palm of your hand, this indicates that you will experience great peace and enjoy personal freedom. If you are given a Citrine gift in your dream, it indicates that someone close to you will ask for your trust. If you dream of wearing a peace of Citrine jewelry on your wrist or finger, it symbolizes that you will finally be able to release dated attitudes that no longer serve you. If you dream of seeing a brown Citrine lying alone, you will begin to learn something in a new way!