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Learn all about the energy of healing crystals (and how to work with them in your day to day life) with this weekly podcast hosted by Ashley Leavy of the Love & Light School of Crystal Therapy.

Love & Light Live Crystal Healing Podcast Ashley Leavy

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Learn all about the energy of healing crystals (and how to work with them in your day to day life) with this weekly podcast hosted by Ashley Leavy of the Love & Light School of Crystal Therapy.

    Crystals for the Virgo New Moon

    Crystals for the Virgo New Moon

    Before we get into my 3 favorite crystals for the Virgo New Moon, I want to share a personal story with you about how I got started working with lunar energy and why it’s so important to me.





    I know how important this work is based on my own experience. I want to share it with you so that you may find healing and comfort through working with the moon just as I have.

    About four years ago, my life was interrupted dramatically when I needed to have a hysterectomy.

    It was only two weeks before my 29th birthday, and it wasn't entirely devastating for me because I had long before decided not to have children. Despite this, it hit me in quite an unexpected way.

    My personal choice not to bear children felt positive and somewhat empowering, but when that choice was completely taken away, part of me grieved for what I may have lost. Over the next few years, I struggled silently with grieving a part of myself that I hadn't realized was so important to me.

    Part of me felt incomplete. I felt a longing for a reconnection with the part of myself that had been lost. These feelings completely took me by surprise, but I knew I needed to do something to feel empowered again.

    So my journey into connecting to the DIVINE feminine began.

    This journey wasn’t about gender, it was about energy - the energy of the sacred feminine. I spent my days meditating, connecting with goddesses, and creating rituals for myself. Naturally, my love of crystals ensured they were a regular part of just about everything I was doing, but I started to develop a new passion: I became enamored with the moon. I fell in love with learning all I could about staying in rhythm with her natural cycles and flows. Perhaps the need for that connection arose from the absence of my own feminine cycle, or perhaps I was simply awakening to something larger taking place in our world. Whatever the reason, living in alignment with lunar energy became part of who I am.

    Tuning into the rhythm of the moon helped me heal.

    Perhaps the need for that connection arose from the absence of my own feminine cycle. Or perhaps I was simply awakening to something larger taking place in our world. Whatever the reason, living in alignment with lunar energy became part of who I am.

    I fell in love with learning all I could about staying in rhythm with her natural cycles and flows.

    I spent many, many hours journaling and sketching and doodling about the spiritual moon work I was doing. One evening while connecting with some amazing women in an online Goddess Circle, I shared a few of the ways I had been working with the moon in my own spiritual practice. It was then that I realized just how powerful this work was—and just how much I needed to share it with others as part of my own journey toward wholeness and completion.

    I realized in that moment of sharing that it was not just me who was feeling disconnected from the natural world, from the seasonal cycles, and from my own power and energy. Many others I spoke with were feeling the same way. We have become so far removed from nature that we have forgotten how to live in harmony with the world around us. One of the easiest ways to repair this connection is to live in alignment with the energy of the moon—to let her guide our actions so that we may become aware of our place in this universe again.

    As part of my work with lunar energy, I began learning about the distinct energies of each monthly full moon, the lunar phases, and how the moon's influence changes as it moves through different constellations in the Zodiac.

    The night sky can be more or less divided into twelve sections, one relating to each constellation of the Zodiac. As the moon travels around the earth, it passes through the sections of the different Zodiac constellations.

    • 36 min
    Healing Properties of Shungite: A Crystal for Healing & Purification

    Healing Properties of Shungite: A Crystal for Healing & Purification

    Shungite is an amazing stone for healing and purification, but it's controversial due to some of the claims made about its use. I was recently interviewed for an article at mindbodygreen about the properties and benefits of Shungite.




    After our conversation, and since I receive so many requests for information about this popular stone, I felt inspired to share more with you about this non-crystalline mineraloid.

    Before we dive into the healing properties of this stone and how to work with it, it's important to note that not all Shungite is created equally.

    The name Shungite was first used in 1879 to describe the high-carbon (98%+) mineraloids found in Russia near Shunga (in the Lake Onega area of Karelia). This high-Carbon variety of Shungite is the stone linked to claims of water purification and anti-bacterial properties. However, there are many other Shungite-containing minerals with much lower proportions of carbon. These vary greatly with the Carbon content ranging from less than 10% up to about 80%. The lower the percentage of Carbon, the lower the amount of fullerenes. Thus, the less likely the Shungite will live up to its reputation for healing and purification.




    A Crystal Message about the Healing Properties of Shungite: "I cleanse myself of unwanted energy, I set healthy boundaries, and I am protected and shielded from that which is not for my highest good."

    Common Healing Properties of Shungite:

    Facilitates astral travel

    Aids you in feeling connected to all beings and promotes feelings of universal oneness

    Create a protective energetic shield around your energy body

    Defends against EMFs or psychic attack

    Brings light to dark times in your life

    Helps to regulate the temperature of the body during energy work

    Energizes your body, mind, and spirit

    Transmutes negative energy into positive energy

    Soothes tired eyes

    Energetically supports the reduction of pain and inflammation in the body


    Colors: dark gray to black with a luster ranging from chalky matte to highly glossy

    Associated Chakras: 3rd (Solar Plexus), 6th (Third Eye), 7th (Crown)

    Zodiac Signs: Scorpio, Capricorn

    Elements: Earth

    Companion Flowers: Silver Sage (Salvia argentea)

    Companion Essential Oil: Siberian Fir

    Companion Stone: Malachite

    Common Origins: Russia, India, DR Congo, Austria, Kazakhstan

    Notes: The high-Carbon variety of Shungite is known as Noble Shungite or as Elite Shungite.

    Wanna’ Get Science-y? Click Here to get more information about this crystal!

    More About Shungite:

    Shungite is a black, glassy mineral from the Karelia region of Russia. It is composed of about 98% carbon, formed from the remains of algae that lived two billion years ago. The high-Carbon variety of Shungite (98%+ carbon) is also known as Noble Shungite or as Elite Shungite. The exciting thing about this is that some of this carbon comes in the form of fullerenes (aka “Buckyballs” - albeit in trace amounts of just 0.0001 0.001%). These fullerenes are similar in shape to a soccer ball, which have shown promise as a cornucopia of potential health benefits. Fullerenes appear to have antimicrobial properties, and possibly target such health risks as free radicals. They’re also useful as a purifying agent, especially of water.

    • 31 min
    Healing Properties of Blue Lace Agate: A Crystal for Happiness & Personal Growth

    Healing Properties of Blue Lace Agate: A Crystal for Happiness & Personal Growth

    A Crystal Message about the Healing Properties of Blue Lace Agate: "I surround myself with people that support my happiness and personal growth."






    Common Healing Properties of Blue Lace Agate:

    Promotes peace and calming

    Encourages you to speak your truth

    Encourages general plant health in the garden and is said to increase crop yields

    Instills joy

    Promotes forgiveness

    Encourages healthy friendships and relationships

    Supports personal growth

    Enhances empathy

    Shields your emotional body from negative energy

    Helps you to become grounded when you're feeling angry or frustrated

    Keeps you centered and balanced in mind, body, and spirit

    Removes energetic causes of acid reflux or heartburn

    Encourages truth in communication

    Promotes acceptance of things that cannot be changed

    Stimulates will power

    Energetically supports healing of the nervous system or circulation

    Facilitates communication with your totem animals, spirit guides, and angels

    Assists with emotional healing

    Blocks out negative energies associated with pollution or environmental stress

    Stabilizes the energy field





    Colors: Banded, pale blue with white “lace”

    Associated Chakras: 5th (Throat)

    Zodiac Signs: Pisces

    Elements: Air, Water

    Companion Flowers: Jacob's Ladder

    Companion Essential Oil: White Rose

    Companion Stone: Pink Calcite

    Common Origins: Kenya, Namibia

    Wanna’ Get Science-y? Click Here to get more information about this crystal!

    More About Blue Lace Agate:

    Blue Lace Agate is a translucent to opaque, massive mineral.  It is easily identified by its layers of pale, cornflower blue alternating with layers of white “lace.”  Blue Lace Agate is a banded form of Chalcedony. Because this is a cryptocrystalline stone, it displays no outward crystal structure, but it belongs to the trigonal crystal system.  Even though this stone is common in the market, it is only found in parts of Kenya and Namibia.

    Blue Lace Agate is a stone of forgiveness, helping you accept what has happened and release it. 

    It encourages you to heal your emotions and find balance.  Blue Lace Agate allows you to feel empathy and compassion for the person requiring your forgiveness and ensures that any energetic attachments are healed.  It is a stone of positive communication, promoting assertiveness and personal power.

    This lovely stone promotes hope and optimism.

    It opens the Throat Chakra and allows you to speak clearly and with purpose. It also enhances group harmony and cooperation, so it’s the perfect crystal to keep in your pocket or handbag for get-togethers with family and friends. It’s an excellent stone for building relationships, so don’t be shy about meeting new people and growing your network of friends and colleagues when you’re working with this crystal.

    Blue Lace Agate is a stone of hope and joy.

    Work with it to help you celebrate the small steps you’ve taken toward creating a happier life. This crystal reminds you to be present in the moment, releasing pain from the past or anxiety about the future, so that you’re able to enjoy the here and now.

    This is a stone of hope,

    • 19 min
    A Crystal Layout for Intuitive Guidance

    A Crystal Layout for Intuitive Guidance

    Performing a crystal layout involves placing stones on and around your physical body to create a shift in your energy field.  Crystal layouts can follow geometric patterns or may be done intuitively. The overall purpose is to direct the flow of energy from the stones to shift the energy within your body, mind, spirit, and life.


    Crystals can work wonders to help open you up to receiving intuitive guidance and messages from your spirit guides and angels.  This simple crystal layout for intuitive guidance can open your Third Eye and facilitate a connection with the divine.  These stones will help assist you in tapping into your psychic gifts. This will aid you in learning to trust your own intuitive guidance.

    The following crystal layout for intuitive guidance is an excellent starting point for your work.  However, there’s no substitute for following your own intuition and inner guidance when it comes to working with your stones.  It’s important that you trust your instincts and begin to develop your own style of healing with your crystals.

    You may feel called to change the order the stones are placed, make substitutes for the stones used, or move the placements of your crystals.  Over time, you’ll begin to feel more comfortable with these changes. You’ll learn to trust your inner guidance when it comes to your crystal healing work.


    Opening Your Third Eye

    Start by placing an Amethyst crystal over your brow at your Third Eye Chakra.  Amethyst opens you up to your inner guidance (especially if you’ve been closed off to your intuitive gifts or if you have trouble trusting your insights).

    Substitutes for Amethyst in this Layout: Charoite, Purple Opal, Ametrine.

    Next place a Herkimer Diamond (a special type of double-terminated Quartz crystal) above the Amethyst stone, near your hairline. Make sure that the points of the crystal are parallel with your spine.

    Substitutes for Herkimer Diamond in this Layout: Clear Quartz, Rainbow Moonstone, Clear Apophyllite

    Connecting with Your Guides and Angels

    Next, place a small Angelite stone over your Throat Chakra.  This crystal facilitates communication with your spirit guides and angels.  After placing the Angelite stone, you may invite your guides or angels into the space to share their wisdom and knowledge with you.  If you have a specific question to ask, you may ask it once you feel the presence of your guides in the space.

    Substitutes for Angelite in this Layout: Blue Lace Agate, Blue Calcite, Blue Chalcedony.

    Completing the Layout Process

    When you feel ready, take a few deep breaths, wiggle your fingers and toes, and come back to the present moment. Slowly remove the crystals in the opposite order they were placed. You may wish to take some time to journal about your experiences.


    Are you interested in becoming a Certified Crystal Healer? Find out more about the CCH and Advanced Crystal Practitioner Program HERE!

    • 15 min
    Healing Properties of Orange Calcite: A Crystal for Motivation & Soul Purpose

    Healing Properties of Orange Calcite: A Crystal for Motivation & Soul Purpose

    A Crystal Message about the healing properties of Orange Calcite: "I embrace my motivation to walk my path and fulfil my soul purpose."





    Common Healing Properties of Orange Calcite:

    Energetically cleanses your physical body and your environment of negative energy

    Increases vitality

    Quickens your spiritual development

    Promotes happiness & joy

    Increases your awareness

    Helps you to discover and embrace your soul purpose

    Facilitates intuitive visions and enhances your psychic powers

    Aids in channeling

    Enhances creativity

    Increases motivation

    Removes mental "fuzz" and improves focus

    Dispels laziness & energizes you

    Stimulates the memory

    Energetically supports the healing of damaged tissues in the body

    Promotes resiliency

    Supports a healthy skin-care routine

    Banishes the energetic roots of depression

    Supports the energetic healing of the reproductive system





    Colors: Bright orange, semi-translucent to opaque (with occasional lighter orange banding)

    Associated Chakras: 2nd (Sacral)

    Zodiac Signs: Sagittarius, Gemini, Leo

    Elements: Earth, Fire

    Companion Flowers: Butterfly Weed

    Companion Essential Oil: Mandarin Orange

    Companion Stone: Blue Aragonite

    Common Origins: Mexico


    Wanna’ Get Science-y? Click Here to get more information about this crystal!

    More Information on the Healing Properties of Orange Calcite:

    This stone mimics the color that’s so often visible in the harvest moon when it sits just above the horizon. Orange Calcite warms the body, and the soul, preparing you to move into the cooler autumn months.


    One Way to Work with Orange Calcite:

    Cleanse your space. Light a candle-- anoint it first with your favorite oil or herb if you feel called to. Grab an Orange Calcite crystal to help you feel motivated and at peace.

    Once you’re ready, take some deep breaths. Visualize yourself creating space and time for all the things you need to do in order to move more into alignment with your soul path. Imagine the joy you’ll feel as you do each one. Think about how each item on your to-do list makes you feel. What do you see when you think about that activity? What do you hear? Smell? Feel? Hold space for these things to unfold over the next few weeks and carry your Orange Calcite stone with you for the motivation you need to accomplish these tasks.

    More About Calcite:

    Four percent of the Earth’s crust is composed of calcite, making it a very common mineral. It’s a beautiful one though, coming in a rainbow of colors, all of which seem to glow with their own internal light (in fact, some specimens literally do glow in the dark). It forms in rhombohedrons—like cubes, only with odd angles—and usually feels silky or waxy to the touch.

    Metaphysical Uses of Calcite:

    Uses of calcite vary by color.  The purest form, clear calcite, promotes dreaming and astral travel.  It can intensify visual images, making it useful for scrying.  Orange calcite is a natural “detox” stone, which can help clear up the energy of both lingering physical complaints and mental fuzz.  Green calcite promotes vitality.  Blue is an excellent cooling stone,

    • 17 min
    The Crystal Immersion Method: A Comprehensive Approach to Crystal Healing

    The Crystal Immersion Method: A Comprehensive Approach to Crystal Healing

    I’ve developed the Crystal Immersion Method ™ of teaching, specifically to help you deepen your crystal knowledge and spiritual development through 3 key pillars of training.






    I know from experience that developing these 3 key areas is important for all spiritual seekers. Intuition, Compassion, and confidence all play a role in creating a strong foundation for your work as a crystal healer.

    Each part of this Crystal Immersion Method focuses on one of these 3 pillars to help prepare you for your journey ahead.

    It’s my hope that by developing these pillars within yourself, you’ll be better able to connect with your crystals, develop your healing skills, and feel more comfortable and confident when working with your stones.

    Pillar #1: Intuition

    Developing your intuition is the first pillar you need to master in order to deepen your connection to your crystals and the world around you. When you’re tuned in intuitively, you receive the messages the universe has for you and can act upon that guidance. Learning to listen to your intuition is the first step to being a better healer.

    Remember, Your intuition is THE MOST important asset you have as a healer!

    As long as you’re listening to your inner guidance...you can’t go wrong.

    Crystals for Intuition:




    Lapis Lazuli



    One way to work with these stones is to place one over your Third Eye Chakra for approximately 10-15 minutes to let it gently open this intuitive center.

    Pillar #2: Compassion

    Holding compassion for yourself and others is the second pillar in our Crystal Immersion Method. This is where you really step up your game as a healer by learning to truly be of service to others (while still taking good care of yourself!). This pillar is all about empowering others to take charge of their own healing and supporting them on their journey while opening your heart to the fullest.

    You can embrace compassion in your life by focusing on forgiveness and gratitude. Cultivating both of these is an important part of creating space in our lives for compassion to blossom and thrive. Focusing on forgiveness gratitude has a way of expanding our heart centers and helping us feel full and supported.

    Crystals for Compassion:


    Pink Calcite

    Pink Opal



    Rose Quartz

    One way to work with these stones is to wear a necklace made of one of these crystals on a long chain over your Heart Chakra so it fills this center with the energy of kindness and compassion all day long.

    Pillar #3: Confidence

    Building confidence in your healing skills is the third and final pillar. By developing your intuition, creating space to support others through compassion, and getting world-class crystal training, your confidence skyrockets like never before! This pillar is all about acknowledging your own gifts and letting your light shine out into the world because you’re finally aligned with your soul path.

    Building your confidence can help you overcome blocks that are holding you back from embracing your soul path and living your life to the fullest.

    Crystals for Confidence:


    Clear Quartz

    Golden Tiger’s Eye


    Red Garnet

    Rutilated Quartz

    One way to work with these stones is to carry them in your purse or pocket and hold them in your hands for a moment any time you need a quick, supportive confidence boost!

    Did you enjoy this post on the Crystal Immersion Method? Become a Certified Crystal Healer! Find out more about the CCH and Advanced Crystal Practitioner Program HERE!

    • 33 min

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