Citrine, a golden-hued stone, relates to the third chakra,
which deals with self-esteem, the appropriate use of personal
power, and abundance.
Self-esteem, which includes trusting oneself, makes it possible
for one to exercise one's personal power in a responsible
way. The ability to make and act on decisions which are
best for one will lead to abundance (including, but not
limited to, money).
An unbalanced third chakra can show up as greed, manipulation,
and other abuses of will. This chakra can be balanced by
guidance from the seventh (crown) chakra, which governs
our sense of interconnectedness with All That Is. As gold
(relating to the sun, which shines without bias on all things)
is one of the seventh chakra colours, citrine can be used
to assist in this balance.
Sapphire, for example, is Virgo's traditional birthstone,
but unlike Emerald
birthstone), this crystal isn't generally available in rough,
Virgo is one of the more self-effacing signs of the zodiac;
often its members could use more self-assertion and esteem.
In addition, Virgo
rules the intestines, and it is believed that Virgos are
highly prone to digestive disorders. This may mean on an
emotional/spiritual level that they have trouble digesting
and assimilating the events of their life and in dissolving
old beliefs. Citrine can be very helpful in this processing.