Each month, I bundle up my favorite seasonal tools and the teachings from one animal and present it to my annual SouLodge participants. These women purchased a year's worth of SouLodge teachings at the end of last year, but you can still get them month-by-month at the SouLodge site. This month we're working with the immense abundance of Sister Buffalo and reframing what living abundantly looks like. With just a tweak of our thinking and a realignment of our purposes on Earth, the path to prosperity and open-hearted generosity is unclogged and clear for inflow and outflow.
Above are the featured stones for March, and here is what I wrote about one of my favorite crystal allies:
Citrine is a golden member of the quartz family. It dissipates and transmutes negativity, and is one of two minerals on Earth which transmute negative energies and do not hold it. It's also a balancing stone, who raises self-esteem, and is a workhorse for the third chakra at the solar plexus, the place of power as well as the place original woundings settle, disempowering us when triggered. It is a creative problem solver and adept at dissolving fear. It is a stimulant and associated with wealth, and with sustained income. Like clear quartz, citrine is a cleanser, and can be used in a similar method. Working with it on issues of prosperity that stem from childhood or early adulthood hardwiring can resolve blockages to abundance. I often associate citrine with the recharging properties, warmth and generosity of the Sun, one who eagerly assists with new beginnings and fresh starts. I prefer, personally, to work with citrine in raw, rough form rather than tame and tumbled.
Citrine has made it's way into our March bundle to remove destructive tendencies around spending, consumption, and taking on too much, as well as to see us into the powerful and transitional Equinox. It's here to aid in the resolution of issues around money and abundance, to energize and stimulate new patterns, to cleanse, to empower and to support the work we do with Buffalo by allowing the release of that which no longer needs to be carried and opening the path for all forms of abundance to flow freely. Work with her point-down, at the solar plexus.
I use Citrine in the Springtime when I'm working with strong new beginnings, Eagle medicine, Bobcat, Mountain Lion or any of the solar allies. I think of it as a power boost and a compliment to the level of heat and action typically associated with Summertime, but also to warm up the cool periods. She's a gorgeous helper during transition and can shine a bright light upon times of transition.