June is Pride Month, a month to celebrate LGBTQ+ communities all over the world, so let’s have a look at some crystals and gemstones, their meaning and how these colors reflect the Pride Flag.
While color can be pleasing to the eye, crystals also play an important role in supporting the LBGTQ community on a much deeper level to bring benefits such as, dispelling fear, peace and harmony, pure unconditional love, generosity towards others, mental clarity, open heartedness and so much more. The colors come together to represent humankind’s diverse community.
Pink (red) in the Pride Flag symbolizes Love.
Rose Quartz is considered the “universal love stone” and it resonates with the essence of the LGBTQ movement - unconditional love and acceptance. It's said to boost feelings of self-love and foster loving relationships with others. It is a stone that you should always have near to you because of its universal love properties, and its ability to heal so many different things. A true stone of compassion and generosity.
Orange in the Pride Flag signifies Healing. It conveys a message that by healing ourselves and others, we’ll be able to overcome intolerance.
Carnelian is an excellent tool that promotes deep inner healing. It’s known to dispel negative energies and restore vitality in our chakras. Carnelian is also believed to clear mental congestion and offer a fresh new perspective to things. A gem that offers stability, grounding, a zest for life, and helps to improve confidence and creativity.
Yellow in the Pride Flag symbolizes Sunlight. It inspires us to have warmth and affection towards each other.
Tigers Eye is known to ignite a sense of warmth and harmony within a group. Tiger's eye helps to dissipate fear and anxiety. It supports during challenging times and instills strength, will, courage and self-confidence and helps to focus and calm oneself. Popular for its unique name and looks, Tigers eye can help narrow our differences and foster empowerment.
The soothing green color in the Pride Flag is the symbol of Nature. It inspires us to nurture acceptance and tolerance.
This exquisite gem is known to induce calmness and serenity. Jade is a comforting gemstone that eliminates negative thoughts and energies. It nurtures self-love and emotional balance by restoring the heart chakra. Jade is hugely intuitive when it comes to dealing with mental and emotional well-being. This stone nudges out negative thought patterns, gifts you the courage and wisdom to welcome your own sage advice and is all about upping self-sufficiency so you feel allowed and proud to stand on your own two feet
Blue in the Pride Flag is the symbol of Peace & Harmony.
Lapis Lazuli’s benefits consist of a powerful intense blue stone used to open minds and give enlightenment. It is used to encourage self - awareness, self - confidence, self - knowledge, peace and harmony, compassion, morality, making the wearer in a good mood throughout the day.
Lapis Lazuli's healing crystal was discovered to relieve anger and negative thoughts. It is a useful tool for those who suffer emotional breakdowns, it calms the senses and opens the mind to produce knowledge and self-awareness. It is a stone of protection against anxiety, and psychic attacks that down the mind to think more and create more ideas. it stimulates clarity and objectivity and speaks one's truth and emotions. It also came to balance the male and female aspects of your personality.
It helps the person to be more aware of who they are and helps easily express his or her truth.
Violet/Purple in the Pride Flag represents Spirit. It signifies our temperament and perseverance in the movement towards change.
The metaphysical properties of Amethyst are calmness, balance, and peace. Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone that works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes. Amethyst offers protection and brings clarity of mind. It stimulates inspiration, intuition and contributes to finding deep inner peace and to discovering inner wisdom. Amethyst helps our mental endurance and decision-making abilities. Besides, the vibrations of Amethyst are believed to enhance universal consciousness and our connection with our soul.
In Conclusion, every color in the Pride Flag has a powerful story and energy. Crystals and gemstones are beautiful tools to help articulate their meaning. From encouraging acceptance to binding people together through love, acceptance and empowerment, crystals and gemstones can be a unique way to cheer the LGBTQ community.
I wish you a Happy Pride Month!
JUST BE YOU,
Brenda McDermott, Owner and Creative @Rei of Light Jewelry