The Complete Guide To Citrine And The Zodiac Signs

If we want to work with citrine effectively, we need to know its qualities and associations. By knowing this stone’s associated zodiac signs, we can help determine if it is beneficial to us and how  we could benefit from working with it. As a result we can be more intentional when wearing or meditating with citrine.

Citrine is the birthstone of November and therefore the zodiac signs of Scorpio and Sagittarius. It is also associated with the Sun, which rules Leo. Its abilities are particularly beneficial to Cancer and Gemini.

NOTE: A crystal can be beneficial to many different people, regardless of their zodiac signs. If you’re attracted to it, there’s probably a reason for it. Don’t let this article stop you from working with a crystal that you’re interested in.

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Citrine For The Zodiac Signs (Explained)

We can determine a crystals association to zodiac signs in several different ways; planet association, birthstones and the crystal’s ability. Below I’ll briefly explain each.

Planet Association

Citrine is associated with the Sun, the ‘planet’ of lifeforce and creativity, which rules Leo.

We can determine which zodiac sign matches with a crystal by looking at the ruling planet. Every crystal is associated with a planet or celestial body, and so are the zodiac signs. When we say a sign is ruled by a planet, we simply mean that this planet has more power over a sign compared to other planets.


According to the modern and traditional list of birthstones, citrine is the birthstone of November. As a result, we associate it with Scorpio’s and Sagittarius’ born in that month.

Birthstones were created by allotting a different crystal or gemstone to a specific month. We can use this to determine which crystal is beneficial to each zodiac sign. For example, amethyst is the birthstone of February, making it the birthstone of Aquarians and Pisceans born in that month.

Nowadays, there are 2 lists of birthstones.
On one hand there are the traditional birthstones, rooted in The Book of Exodus, which describes Aaron, the priest of the Israelites, wearing a breastplate with 12 stones. Each stone on that breastplate related to one of the Israeli tribes and later linked to the 12 zodiac signs.
Matching a specific stone to a zodiac sign using the traditional list is difficult, as the gemstones were described by color, not a specific stone.

On the other hand, there is the list of modern birthstones, defined by the National Association of Jewelers based partly on the history of Aaron, but also on what is widely available to American jewelers.

Birthstones are thought to bring luck to the wearer and provide it with a comfortable and familiar energy – perfect for when you are feeling a little out of place. This of course, does not mean that you cannot wear another sign’s birthstone.


Though all signs can benefit from citrine, the ones that can use the help of this stone most are Cancer and Gemini.

We can look at the specific properties of each stone to determine which zodiac signs would benefit most from working with it. For example, a stone like fluorite is particularly beneficial to Scorpio as this is a sign that has trouble making up their mind, and fluorite helps with decision making.

Benefits Citrine For Leo

We connect Leo to citrine, as both are ruled by or associated with the Sun. This is the planet of the ego and self-expression.

Citrine harbors the happy and joyful energy of the sun, and has the ability to pull and anxious Leo out of their shell. It will invite them to be everything they are already known for: passionate, confident and determined. They won’t need to look far for these qualities, as Leos inherently possess them. Citrine just helps to bring them out.

The result is a Leo that stands in their power and able to use their confidence and creativity to lead the way.

Benefits Citrine For Scorpio

We associate Scorpio with citrine because it is considered one of the birthstones of this sign. As a result, Scorpios will find a comforting and familiar energy around this crystal.

Citrine can help Scorpions by opening up their solar plexus chakra. This chakra is the energy center located above the navel and has everything to do with confidence and self-esteem. If this chakra is blocked, you might feel jealous, untrusting and resentful – emotions Scorpions are generally very familiar with.

Citrine also harbors the power of the sun, meaning it has bold and daring energy. It’s a very masculine stone, as opposed to the feminine energy of Scorpio. Note that masculine and feminine do not mean man/woman. We all have both in us, regardless of the gender that we identify with.
Working with this stone helps Scorpions to make use of their inherently brave and ambitious side.  They’ll feel more comfortable in who they are and confident enough to trust more.

Benefits Citrine For Sagittarius

Sagittarius is associated with citrine because it is considered one of the birthstones for the sign. Consequently, Sagittarius’ will find comfort and familiarity when working with this stone.

Citrine is perfect for Sagittarius, as it matches everything they stand for – trailblazing, adventurous and brave. The mutable quality of Sagittarius makes this sign comfortable with change. Maybe even a little too much sometimes. Sagittarius is known to start many projects, simply because they’re so excited. Citrine can help this sign to determine which projects are worth pursuing, so they can gain the most abundance.

With Sagittarius being a fire sign, they very bold and creative. Citrine invites this sign to make use of this creativity and use it to their own advantage.

Benefits Citrine For Cancer

Cancer is not associated with citrine as a birthstone, or even the Sun. In fact, it is associated with the exact opposite planet; the moon, the planet of emotions and comfort. Of course, neither planet is better, and we need both, but a good balance between the two is desirable.

Because Cancers are ruled by the moon, they embody these qualities as well. Cancers have a tendency to be very mother like; comforting, intuitive and nurturing. By inviting working with citrine, they invite some masculine energy into their world. It will allow them to use their imaginative side to their benefit and be the leader of their own lives.

As citrine is the stone of abundance, it can also help Cancers to bring more joy and excitement into their lives. It takes them out of their introspective side a little. This more inward focus is of course not a bad thing, and other signs could definitely learn from them (looking at you Leo’s!). However, if cancers get too deep into this energy they might struggle to manifest their wishes and goals. This is where citrine can also help them.

Benefits Citrine For Gemini

Though citrine is not associated with Gemini for its birthstone or planet, it can still benefit hugely from working with this stone.

Air signs are generally known to attract people with their intellect and charm. A great quality, that makes it easy for this social butterfly to meet and connect with people. However, a problem arises if this quality starts working against them and attracts those who do not have their best interest at heart. Citrine helps them to attract only those who have positive intentions.

Geminis are also known to be rather fickle, every changing their minds, love interests and professions. Citrine can help them by motivating them to stick to their goals and create the lives that they want, leaving them feeling more comfortable and less anxious. This way, they can make use of their loyal, bold and lively personality in a way that benefits them.

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