Citrine stone Side Effects

Citrine stone side effects

Citrine is a gem that is a form of yellow quartz and is popularly used to bring good luck and abundance. It is also known as the “stone of prosperity” and the “stone of happiness.”

Natural Citrine is a yellowish-orange gemstone that is often used in jewelry. 

It has been used for thousands of years in various cultures, and it has also been found in the tombs of ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.

Citrine is a healing stone with various healing properties. But as with most healing stones, citrine also may aggravate the problem areas and bring them to the fore before healing the issues.

The 6 major Citrine stone side effects are:

  • Headaches
  • Energy Tingles
  • Dizziness
  • Emotional Swings
  • Aggression
  • Anger
Citrine stone Side Effects


Citrine Stone side effects – Physical

It is possible to get headaches

Citrine Stone Side Effects

Yellow Citrine being a high-energy crystal, overstimulation by citrine can cause headaches especially if you have just started working with citrine.

Headache is a common side effect that occurs when the healing energy of citrine comes in contact with the forces of the pineal gland and the energies of the brain.

Citrine crystal energies stimulate the third eye chakra which controls the pituitary and pineal glands. 

The sudden stimulation from citrine gemstone could cause a headache if your Third Eye chakra is very underactive or blocked.

You may experience energy tingles

There are some people who experience a tingling sensation that feels like pins and needles happening at random places on their bodies when they receive citrine crystal healing.

You may even experience hot or cold flushes. These are all signs that the healing crystal is working its magic and will vary depending on your body’s way to react to the crystal’s energy.

You may feel dizziness

Dizziness or lightheadedness are additional reactions to Citrine crystal especially if it’s a very strong piece of citrine. 

In this case, it’s best to pair it with another gemstone to neutralize its energy or work with a crystal that has lesser vibrational energy.

Citrine Stone side effects – Emotional

Continual emotional swings

Natural Citrine can trigger unpredictable emotions

Especially if you are carrying a lot of suppressed emotions or emotional baggage from a childhood trauma all these emotions can suddenly come to the surface as the crystal energy works on the process of healing and dissolving them.

The emotional reactions experienced by people who undergo citrine crystal healing include crying, laughing, and euphoria.

Increased aggression and anger

Citrine is associated with the solar plexus chakra and sacral chakra. 

It works on these chakras to balance and stimulate them if you already have an overactive solar plexus wearing citrine gemstone can aggravate the negative tendencies of the overactive chakra such as aggression and anger.

Those who already have anger issues are recommended to pair it up with another quartz crystal such as smoky quartz or rose quartz crystal.

Who should not wear citrine

Those who already have a fiery, quick temperament should avoid wearing citrine jewelry like a citrine bracelet, citrine necklace, or pendant for a long duration since citrine properties may aggravate those aggressive tendencies.

Guidelines to work safely with citrine

Cleanse your citrine well

The easiest way to cleanse your citrine is to just hold it under running tap water for a minute.

You can keep citrine in the moonlight overnight to charge it. Be careful with keeping your citrine in the outdoors. 

Citrine fades in sunlight and can lose its color and shine.

The smoke of sacred herbs such as sage, cedar, frankincense, sandalwood or Palo Santo can be used to gently rid the crystal of accumulated unwanted energies

Activate your citrine with intent setting

Using citrine without activation can cause side effects as without proper direction citrine energy might cause unwanted changes.

citrine can be activated or programmed just like any other gemstone with a simple activation process. 

If you feel energy sensations or tingling during the activation process it just means your citrine is ready to work for you.

Here’s how you can activate Citrine:

  1. Hold your citrine stone in your receiving hand that is your left hand.

  2. Next, close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and try to imagine what you’d like citrine to do for you. If possible speak out your intentions loud and clear.

  3. Notice any kind of sensations you feel as this indicates that the activation is working.

  4. After finishing place the citrine in your intended place for it to work its magic.

Do not place near the sleeping area

Citrine is a high vibration crystal it’s not recommended to wear it while sleeping or keep it in close proximity while sleeping. 

Having citrine near your bed can act as a stimulant for your mind preventing it from going to rest hence causing a night of disturbed sleep and a restless mind.

Drink Citrine infused water/Citrine Elixir within limits

Though citrine stone is safe and can go in water

Do not over intake citrine-infused water especially water that has the crystal directly infused. 

It’s common for sellers to dye Quartz to make it look like natural citrine and to give it a brighter yellow color. When in the water this dye could leak and make the water harmful. 

Check the citrine color to make sure it is a real citrine stone for making citrine water and buy from a reputable crystal shop.

A safer way to prepare citrine elixir is to use the indirect method. Where there is a glass barrier between the water and the gemstone.

Create Citrine Grids

If you like the citrine powers to work for you but are not sure about wearing it you can set up a crystal grid with citrine and other abundance crystals such as green aventurine and pyrite and setting an intention. 

This will also protect you from any possible side effects of the gemstone while still serving its purpose.

Favorable Citrine Combinations with other crystals

Pair citrine with the below crystals to balance and neutralize its energies

Citrine with Quartz family

Citrine is a Quartz family crystal, hence works great in combination with the other Quartz crystals which include Amethyst crystal, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, and Smoky Quartz to name a few.

Citrine with Green Aventurine

Citrine combination with Green aventurine works wonderfully in clearing blocks and bringing abundance.

Citrine with Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is a healer’s stone and is said to balance emotions. Pairing citrine with lapis lazuli helps neutralize its strong effect on emotions.

Citrine with calcite

Both citrine and calcite are associated with solar plexus chakra and wonderfully complement the energy of each other.

Citrine combinations which may cause side effects

Firestones are known to increase your physical and mental vigor.

Citrine being firestone when combined with other firestones such as Carnelian, Amber, Fire Opal, Sardonyx, Garnet may generate too much energy which may cause unpleasant symptoms such as headaches and Dizziness.

Citrine with Carnelian

Carnelian stone is very stimulating to the brain just like citrine hence using these 2 together can cause headaches and dizziness.

Citrine with Tiger eye

Citrine and Tiger eye is essentially used for the same purposes, so may compete with each other for attention when used together.

Citrine with Malachite

Malachite being a high vibrational crystal using it with citrine can be overstimulating and difficult to handle for those unprepared.


Deep healing usually comes with some amount of discomfort. 

The deeper the problem the more the symptoms come to the fore during the healing process. 

Be patient when working with your citrine to allow it to get to the core of the issue and heal it. 

Pair citrine with another stone to balance its energy. Make sure to properly cleanse and active your stone before using it for any work.

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