Citrine is a member of the quartz family. It forms in volcanic beds and lava flows. Amethyst and Smoky Quartz when heated turn to Citrine. The yellow hues of Citrine are due to the presence of iron in these gems. Its colour is said to symbolise qualities of joy, abundance and change. Many believe that it is a mood elevator and captures the energy of the sun.
It is mined the world over but is rarer than amethyst and smoky quartz. It measures 7 on Mohs scale of hardness, making it suitable for use in many jewellery settings.
It is a stone of abundance, manifestation and prosperity. Supporting the 3rd chakra, it promotes self-worth and individuation. Natural Citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy.
It is a protective stone on the physical and energetic levels. Along with Kyanite, it is one of 2 gems that do not need to be cleansed or cleared.
Apart from owning and wearing Citrine jewellery, it is recommended to carry a gem in your purse or wallet to enhance financial abundance and prevent excessive outflow of money.
So, Citrine has qualities that appeal to all birth signs and should be considered as a gem for all seasons!