This is a bright group of citrine crystals with even more students around it. You can feel the harmony, love and support of the group. The citrine is bright gold with a few rainbows glinting from within. Soft peaks of white phantoms just breach into the clearest parts of the crystals. The main crystal has some physical damage, which as discount has been given, but energetically they are strong. They will help foster a sense of community of individuals with mutual understanding. It will help to release fears within a group and buffer conflicts of personality. A perfect group of spirits to assist with teamwork!
Natural citrine is one of the rarer varieties of quartz available. Some of the most beautiful specimens come from the Congo region, both for their deep natural golden color and warm energies. Their energy is bright and warm, yet infused with a deep sense of wisdom. They bring with them a strong sense of joy that is positively contagious, giving you boost both physically and emotionally.
Citrine lightbraries are identified when a large crystal is surrounded by smaller crystals at its base. This formation is deeply reminiscent of students clustered about a Master Teacher learning their lessons. The formation gives these unusual and beautiful crystals the energy of a University of higher learning, and has informally been dubbed “Lightbraries” after their Brazilian counterparts. Lightbraries are said to house the Libraries of Light, and much knowledge and wisdom can be gained by working with these beautiful citrine crystals.
Phantom quartz records the stages of growth of a crystal. Phantoms mark a time of no growth, where another mineral has settled on the surface before the crystal began to grow again. Sometimes they mark a different growing condition, creating bands of color, like smoky or amethyst phantoms. Because phantom quartz shows a record in time, they are perfect for those who wish to work with past life recall. They also help you to identify patterns, and the evolution of healing. This is especially helpful for those working through trauma or abuse. Often the same issues crop up over and over again, leading you to believe you are not making any progress. Phantom quartz helps you to look back and see the progress you have made. You may be working on the same issues but now from a higher perspective. Different inclusions will focus the energy in specific ways, for example smoky phantoms are particularly good in breaking old patterns and blockages.
Phantom quartz is especially good for children, assisting them with learning to meditate. Use phantom quartz during stressful periods, or periods of change to facilitate a more peaceful transition. It is also an excellent stone for assisting with healing from abuse issues. It helps one to see the progress in healing, and identify patterns.
Natural citrine has long been one of our favorites of the quartz world. Iron inclusions in the quartz formations give rise to beautiful hues of yellow to yellow gold. This desirable color is often imitated by heat treating amethyst, which gives a more orange hue to the crystals. Natural citrine stimulates the solar plexus and crown chakras assisting one to bring higher vibrational energies into the physical body. It can give you an energetic pick up at any time by placing at your solar plexus and breathing deeply for a few minutes. Visualizing bright white energy streaming into your solar plexus will boost its effect. The warmth of citrine has a soothing effect that counters anxiety and stress. Personally, I use citrine in conjunction with labradorite to help keep panic/anxiety attacks at bay.
Citrine is also known as the "Merchant's Stone". It is quite helpful in acquiring and maintaining wealth. It is an excellent stone for clearing the aura and for aligning the auric body with the physical structure, diminishing the "muddy" areas in both the aura and the physical body. It can act to stabilize the emotions, to dispel anger, and to encourage one to "look toward the sunrise", the freshness of beginnings and the reality of excellence.