Is Citrine Fragile And Why Does It Break?(Cracking The Code)

Citrine is considered to be closely associated with wealth, prosperity, self-esteem, self-image and creativity, and is also loved for its beauty, being widely used in jewelry design.

Crystal breakage can be a chastening event, and in this blog post we will explore why citrine breaks and what it means when it does. So that you can be better prepared to live with them in your daily life and take better care of them.

is citrine fragile? does citrine break easily?

No, in general citrine does not break easily.

Citrine is a member of the crystal family, and it has a Mohs hardness level of 7 (10 is the highest), which means it is a little harder than ordinary glass.

But, citrine can break when it experiences a collision or other circumstances. You can find two types of citrine: naturally occurring citrine and citrine formed through heat treatment of amethyst, which is relatively more fragile.

If your citrine is very precious, it is best to use proper care and store it separately to keep it away from breakage so that it will be with you for many years.

why does your citrine break?

Here are 6 possible causes of cracks or breakage in your citrine:

Physical causes:

1. Drastic temperature changes

Drastic temperature changes will not only change the color of the citrine, but also its internal structure.

Crystals subjected to thermal stress during such drastic temperature changes will easily crack or fracture. In particular, some citrine crystals that already have cracks in them will break more quickly under these conditions.

Make sure not to expose your citrine to drastic temperature changes.

2. Falling from a high place or being hit by a hard object

When a citrine is subjected to a tremendous impact, it can have catastrophic consequences.

Although we mentioned earlier that citrine has a high hardness, even harder than ordinary glass, smartphone screens with the same Mohs hardness as citrine (such as Corning Gorilla Glass) can also break if dropped from a high place or hit by a harder object.

3. Often corroded by chemicals

Life requires us to be in regular contact with a number of chemicals, but it is not a good idea to involve your citrine in this.

Long-term contact with acidic or alkaline substances can corrode the surface or even the inside of your citrine. Therefore, to better protect your citrine, you should not take a bath or swim with it.

Spiritual reasons:

1. Completes its healing function

Citrine is believed to possess a number of healing properties that can help with physical, emotional, and spiritual balance and problem-solving.

Some people believe that citrine has the healing power to release anger and negative emotions, overcome depression and open the heart. Therefore, after the citrine has been with you for a while, its inner energy is depleted and transformed into your body’s energy, and this is when the citrine may break.

2. There are incompatible energies in your body

Each person has a unique energy vibration. And citrine carries the power of the sun and is full of energy.

Therefore, if you belong to the type of person who is energetic, aggressive and short-tempered, then the energy of your body may cause repulsion with the citrine, creating a disharmonious vibration.

At the same time, this mismatch of energies can create an imbalance that puts stress on the citrine and eventually causes it to break.

3. Helps you to ward off resentment, jealousy, or loss of money

People around us may resent or be jealous of us for something. Citrine has the property of resisting resentment and jealousy, and when it helps us to resist these negative energies, they become vulnerable.

Life is always full of change and when there is a possibility of money loss in life, the citrine may also help us to resist and defuse these risks. After the citrine has helped us withstand this, they will no longer be able to protect themselves and break.

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What Does It Mean When Citrine Breaks?

If your citrine is broken, you fall into constant unhappiness or sadness and think that something bad is going to happen.

I don’t usually advise you to think this way because crystal breakage is its norm, and it can go through many breakages during the formation and mining of the crystal.

So what does a broken citrine really mean?

  • No special meaning:

First and foremost, it’s essential to recognize that a broken citrine doesn’t necessarily hold any specific meaning.

It’s a natural part of the crystal’s journey, and its breakage doesn’t reflect a personal omen or forewarning.

Rather than attributing negative interpretations to the situation, consider it as a reminder of the impermanence of material possessions and an opportunity to embrace the beauty of life’s unpredictable nature.

Sometimes, things simply happen without any profound significance attached to them.

  • You have successfully avoided a potential property loss:

The breakage may serve as a protective mechanism, ensuring that you avoid a potential loss or disappointment.

Embrace the idea that the broken citrine acted as a guardian of your possessions, guiding you towards a path where your material belongings remain safeguarded.

  • You need to focus on relationships or self-awareness enhancement:

In certain spiritual traditions, a broken crystal is believed to symbolize a need for personal reflection and growth. Consider the breakage as a gentle nudge from the universe, urging you to pay attention to your relationships and inner self.

Take this opportunity to evaluate your connections with loved ones, friends, and even yourself. Are there any areas that require attention or improvement?

Use the broken citrine as a catalyst to deepen your bonds, nurture your relationships, and embark on a journey of self-awareness and personal development.

How to Handle a Broken Citrine?

  • Keep the larger part

If you have a strong emotional attachment to the shattered citrine and don’t wish to part with it, you can choose to keep the larger fragments.

However, it’s important to handle them with care to avoid any potential injuries. Begin by inspecting the pieces and removing any sharp edges or jagged points. You can then gently polish the shard to create a smooth surface.

This way, you can safely handle and appreciate the larger parts of your broken citrine, while ensuring they do not pose a risk.

  • Charge other crystals with citrine shards:

Citrine possesses a remarkable ability to charge other crystals, even when it breaks. This unique quality allows you to utilize the remaining citrine fragments to infuse their energy into other crystals.

Some crystals that are particularly receptive to citrine’s charging properties include clear quartz, amethyst, ametrine, and smoky quartz.

To perform this method, simply place the citrine shards in proximity to the other crystals you wish to energize. Leave them together for a period of time, allowing the citrine’s residual energy to flow into the surrounding stones.

This process helps revitalize and amplify the energy of your crystals, creating a harmonious and revitalizing environment.

  • Bury the citrine shard on the left side of your front door:

According to Feng Shui principles, the leftmost corner of your home, as seen from the front door, represents the wealth position.

By burying the broken citrine shard in this location, you can tap into its transformative energy to enhance abundance and self-worth in your life.

Additionally, this position is associated with self-confidence and trust in oneself.

By placing the citrine fragment here with the intention of boosting confidence and self-trust, you open up possibilities for personal growth and empowerment.

Take a moment to connect with your intention and visualize the positive changes you wish to manifest as you bury the shard. This simple act can serve as a powerful reminder of your own worth and potential.

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I was introduced to the power of crystals by chance during a trip overseas ten years ago, and began to learn about crystals and meditation. After years of experiencing firsthand the beauty and benefits of crystals, I founded CrystalWith to share my knowledge with others.

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