Memorial Day Crystals To Honor Our Heroes
By Tara Mideaker
Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor those who have given us so much. This American holiday was originally designated as a tribute for those men and women who gave their lives while serving their country. Today we use this time to recognize all those who sacrifice so that others can live freely and safely, including those currently serving and the families of our armed forces. One of the many symbols that we use for remembrance and gratitude of this occasion is the flag. The traditional red, white, and blue flag of the United States of America represents the results of their bravery and sacrifice; it is a wonderful way to honor their memory. Each branch of the Armed Forces has its own flag which can be used to signify how they served their country. We can further honor someone by including the flags of their ancestral countries. It is easy to forget, but America is a country of immigrants and we all have ties to other countries. A combination of these unique symbols will make a very special and personal honorarium on this Memorial Day.
The use of colors in each of these flags is an intrinsic element that enhances their power and energy. This is also true of the varying colors of crystals, so let's explore the meaning of some of the most common colors used in flags and the crystals that will enhance their symbolism.
RED is the color of confidence and courage. Use Red Jasper and Red Tigers Eye to recognize the unshakeable conviction and courage of our Armed Forces.
WHITE is the color of purity and light. White Agate is an excellent choice to recognize how much others have chosen to give freely. Scolecite will connect us to those we are remembering, and to society as a whole, as we come together to remember our heroes.
BLUE is the color for perception and peace. Blue Kyanite can give us valuable insight while Blue Quartz will serve as a reminder that the ultimate goal of their sacrifice is world peace.
GOLD is the color for wisdom and prosperity. Rutilated Quartz will help us communicate our positive intentions. Pyrite will balance feelings of loss and remorse, and replace them with understanding.
BLACK is the color of resilience and preparation. Use Black Obsidian to consider the endless possibilities that we have to heal and help each other. Onyx symbolizes the enduring strength of those who give us so much.
BROWN is the color of order and consistency. Bronzite will help us to understand the importance and harmony of cycles. Smokey Quartz embodies the spirit of transformation and protection.
GREEN is the color of nature and balance. Rhyolite will heal and provide strength to remember with less sorrow. Seraphinite will lift your spirits and provide insight on the higher purpose of our universal connection.