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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.

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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 to Support You Through the Holidays

    Crystals to Support You Through the Holidays

    The holiday season can be SO joyous, but it can also be challenging at times. It's important to keep yourself grounded, protected, and balanced during this busy time of year so that you can truly enjoy the magic and delights of the season.


    I like to do this using my favourite crystals for the holidays, which is why I've put together this important list of crystals for all of your holiday needs. I hope it serves you well and helps you create a very merry season ahead!

    Crystals for Holiday Cheer:

    Shungite, Black Onyx, & Hematite:

    These stones create a protective shield around you and continually transmute negative or stagnant energy into positive, freely flowing energy. They keep you from getting swept up in any holiday drama so you can be  joyful and just enjoy the magic of the season.

    Clear Quartz, Selenite, & Smoky Quartz:

    These crystals purify the energy of your home and all who enter it. They will amplify the properties of any other stones in your space to make a BIG impact on the flow of energy in your home, helping to keep things merry and bright.

    Carnelian, Orange Calcite, & Sunstone:

    These crystals encourage easy communication and the natural flow of joy throughout the holiday season. They also bring calming peace to your holiday gatherings by increasing positive thought patterns and keeping emotions steady & balanced.


    Crystals for Self-Love During the Holiday Season:

    Rhodochrosite, Pink Opal, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, & Morganite:

    Work with these crystals to help you see just how truly special you are. These crystals can help you focus on self-love during the holidays (which is especially needed since there are so many extra triggers and stress factors this time of year).

    Emerald, Peridot, Malachite, & Lapis Lazuli:

    Work with these stones to open your heart while keeping firm boundaries in place. These crystals are especially helpful for empaths that tend to get dragged into other people's issues or for those who are easily drained (both physically and emotionally).

    Want to really treat yourself to some positive self-love vibes this holiday season? Close your eyes and think about a crystal that you've been wanting for a long time now. Find one at a local shop or online that you feel drawn to purchase, then wrap it up lovingly in wrapping paper or a special box. Trust me... you deserve it :)


    Crystals for the Holidays - Prosperity & Abundance:

    Clear Quartz & Clear Apophyllite - Enhances your

    wealth-gathering energy.

    Citrine & Peridot - Helps to draw in wealth & abundance to best serve your needs at this time.

    Pyrite & Red Garnet - Adds powerful gratitude energy to your awareness.  When we are grateful for what we already have in our lives, our ability to manifest prosperity and abundance flows freely and comes easier to us.  Remember…Ask, Believe, Receive – it’s all about the law of attraction. Show your gratitude to the Universe and you will draw in more of what you are grateful for.

    Green Aventurine & Green Jade - These are stones of good luck – this might show up in the form of finding the perfect gift at the perfect price, scoring a bonus holiday sale deal, or sharing in the generosity of those around you.  Since they are also associated with wealth, these are the perfect stones to energetically support your holiday manifesting.


    Crystals for the Holidays - Gift-Giving:

    Love Stones For Your Partner - Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite, Watermelon Tourmaline, Pink Tourmaline, Green Aventurine

    Friendship Stones - Pink Botswana Agate, Apache Tear, Emerald, Pink Halite, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Pink Tourmaline

    Best Crystals for Children - Amethyst, Azurite, Charoite, Labradorite, Clear Quartz, Lapis Lazuli

    • 23 min
    Healing Properties of Rainbow Fluorite: A Crystal for Clarity & Intuition

    Healing Properties of Rainbow Fluorite: A Crystal for Clarity & Intuition

    Rainbow Fluorite, also known as Fluor Spar, is a stunning stone that displays an amazing range of colors. Some of the most beautiful pieces are found in Mexico, England, and China. However, Fluorite used to be mined in Southern Illinois in the United States. In fact, this was where my very first crystal digging experience took place.

    When I was about 8 years old, I was visiting my grandparents over Spring break from school. Their home wasn't far from a former Fluorite mining site at Cave in Rock, Illinois. My grandpa took me to search the mining "dump pile" for rocks with little bits of Fluorite on them. I was astonished to find gorgeous Fluorite crusts on some of the stones, ranging from purple to yellow. In fact, I still have one of the stones I found on that trip - and it's one of my most treasured crystals (though it may not be considered conventionally beautiful).




    A Crystal Message about the Healing Properties of Rainbow Fluorite: "Feel clarity wash over you as you consciously co-create with the universe."



    Common Healing Properties of Rainbow Fluorite:

    Enhances energetic protection

    Supports you while you work to reduce your stress

    Transforms energy

    Helps you to maintain balance in your energy body

    Strengthens your intuition

    Encourages accurate psychic readings

    Improves mental clarity and concentration

    Promotes self-confidence

    Shows the truth in any situation

    Aids in promoting objectivity and fair judgment

    Stimulates the intellect


    Colors: Bands of Clear, Violet, Purple, Lavender, Blue, Green, and Yellow

    Zodiac Signs: Gemini, Libra, & Aquarius

    Elements: Air

    Companion Flowers: Cherry Blossom

    Companion Essential Oil: Lemon Verbena

    Companion Stone: Black Onyx

    Common Origins: Illinois (USA), China, United Kingdom, Mexico

    Notes: Also known as Fluor Spar.

    Wanna’ Get Science-y? Click Here to get information about the chemical composition, hardness, streak, etc. of this crystal from one of my favorite sites!


    More About Rainbow Fluorite:

    Fluorite, once called the “home of the rainbow,” is a stone of amazing variety. First, there are the colors: green, purple, blue, yellow, which are often found in beautiful banded formations. Only tourmaline shows more color variation.

    Fluorite also shows fluorescence (and yes, it is the source of that word) under ultraviolet light, and, in some forms, with heating. One form called chlorophane will even glow if you simply hold it in your hand!

    The name “fluorite” comes from the Latin word for “flow,” because fluorite melts at fairly low temperatures. And because it’s so easy to melt, it has long been shaped into figurines, drinking vessels, and other useful items. The Romans thought fluorite cups made their wine taste better — probably because of the resin melted in to make the cup hold its form. The chemical composition of Fluorite is CaF2.


    Rainbow Fluorite promotes clear thinking and allows you to see what’s most important in a given situation.

    If you’ve been feeling scattered or pulled in lots of different directions, work with this crystal to get you back on track. It can also bring clarity to your role in projects, relationships,

    • 16 min
    Protecting Your Home with Crystal Grid Energy

    Protecting Your Home with Crystal Grid Energy

    I am often asked about using crystals for energetic protection. Creating a crystal grid is a simple way to work with crystal energy for protection.

    In this post, I'm sharing a simple method for energetically protecting your home with crystal grid energy. This crystal grid recipe uses only 2 types of stones. Even better, they can be used effectively in any dwelling.

    To create an initial energetic shield to protect your home, place Black Tourmaline in each exterior corner. You can then place Selenite along each of the walls and any exterior doorways or windows. This will energetically connect the Tourmaline stones. The Tourmaline acts to set an energetic protective boundary while the Selenite aids in cleansing and purification.

    Watch Now: How to Protect Your Home with Crystal Energy


    My ideal grid for protecting your home with crystal grid energy:

    The diagram of the home below shows my ideal set up. This setup uses 12 pieces of Black Tourmaline, one in each exterior corner of the home. It also uses 14 pieces of Selenite (at least one on each exterior wall where there is no window PLUS one over each exterior door and each window).

    However, if this many stones is not within your budget, or if there would be safety concerns over placing the stones in children's rooms, etc. you can absolutely reduce the total number of stones. Do this by placing the Tourmalines in just the outermost corners of the home. This can be reduced to only 6 pieces.

    Additionally, by placing just one piece of Selenite per exterior wall (but still making sure to place one above each exterior window or door), the number of pieces of Selenite used is reduced to only 7 pieces. The resulting grid would still be very effective for most situations. Also, it would only be a fraction of the cost. This makes energetic home protection a bit easier on your pocketbook, which is always a bonus!

    Setting Up Your Grid for Energetic Protection:

    Before placing the stones, they should be cleansed. As you place each crystal in the grid, hold your intention clearly in your mind. This may be something like, “This crystal adds to the energy of my grid and helps to creates a protective energetic boundary around my home.” OR “This crystal energetically protects me and my family in our home.”

    After placing the stones, it is recommended that you “activate” the grid.

    Activating your grid means to energetically link the crystals together. Since this is a large scale grid, the activation process is a bit different than it would be for a small, tabletop crystal grid.

    To activate your grid, you'll need a Crystal Laser Wand (a single-terminated clear Quartz point) or an additional piece of Selenite. Alternatively, you can even just activate your grid with your finger. Point the crystal or your finger toward the first crystal in the grid. Some people like to begin with the crystal in the northernmost position, but just do what feels most natural. Move around your home from one stone to the next in a clockwise direction while “drawing” energetic connections between each stone.

    In this way, you connect the crystals energetically. This means that they are better able to act as one harmonious grid, rather than many individual stones. After the grid has been activated by completing the energetic circuit between the crystals, remember to cleanse the stones fairly often and revisit the intention you've set for the grid to be sure it's still relevant.

    Additional crystal properties you may wish to add to the energy of your grid:


    (Also known as Gypsum or as Satin Spar). Use for purification, to cleanse the energy of a space,

    • 25 min
    Healing Properties of Turritella Agate: A Crystal for Inner Guidance

    Healing Properties of Turritella Agate: A Crystal for Inner Guidance

    Turritella Agate is one of the most strangely named stones I know of.

    Most Agates are made of flowing bands of translucent or transparent, cryptocrystalline Quartz. We can see this clearly in stones like Blue Lace Agate or Lace Agate, however Turritella Agate doesn't show any of the banding patterns of other, more traditional, Agates. Because it lacks these distinctive bands, it might be better classified as a Chalcedony, but the name Turritella Agate has really stuck.

    Even more interesting (and MUCH more incorrect), is the fact that these stones don't contain Turritella fossils at all! The name "Turritella" Agate is actually an incorrect name that was given to this material decades ago. In fact, the species studded inside most of this material is actually Elimia tenera, not a Turritella species.

    A Crystal Message about the Healing Properties of Turritella Agate: "I spiral into the center of myself and listen to my inner guidance."

    Common Healing Properties of Turritella Agate:

    Boosts your creativity

    Supports you as you heal past emotional pain

    Promotes a sense of oneness and connection with others

    Helps you release unwanted energy connected with things that aren't serving you

    Keeps you grounded during times of great life shifts

    Assists in healing Mother Earth

    Promotes maturity

    Enhances emotional stability

    Encourages new ways of thinking

    Increases your wisdom based on what you've learned from your past experiences


    Colors: Dark brown or black with white or tan swirling fossil shells (Gastropod Shells)

    Zodiac Signs: Taurus, Capricorn

    Elements: Earth

    Companion Flowers: Bloodroot

    Companion Essential Oil: Ginger

    Companion Stone: Brown Banded Aragonite

    Common Origins: South of Wamsutter, Wyoming, USA near the Delany Rim (Green River Formation) - May also be found in Colorado and Utah

    Notes: The name "Turritella" Agate is actually an incorrect name that was given to this material decades ago. In fact, the species studded inside most of this material is actually Elimia tenera, not a Turritella species.




    More Information About Agate:

    Agate comes in a huge variety of colors and patterns, many named after plants and animals. These names not only describe the stone's appearance, but they also add meaning to the stone's uses as well.

    The Ancient Greeks called tawny-colored Agates "lion skin agates". These stones were thought to have great strength, and were also thought to counteract a wide range of poisons, especially scorpion stings.

    On the other hand, some ancient writers cautioned against keeping Agates with the spotty pattern (appearing like hyena fur), claiming those would cause domestic troubles.

    The green of a tree agate was said to attract positive attention from the agricultural goddess Ceres. Farmers not only wore this stone as an amulet, but they would also tie a piece to the horn of their oxen while plowing.




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    • 22 min
    Lughnasadh & the Wheel of the Year

    Lughnasadh & the Wheel of the Year

    One way that I like to connect with Lughnasadh, the seasons, and cycles of the earth is by tuning into The Wheel of the Year.

    This is a relatively new practice for me, but I'm finding the journey into exploring this way of being in flow with the seasons to be an enjoyable one!

    Read on to discover how you can connect more deeply with the earth's natural cycles in your spiritual practice...

    The Wheel of the Year can help you tune into natural cycles and helps you internalize these outward changes in nature as reflections of the growth and evolution you experience in your own life. Living in harmony with the seasons and the ebb and flow of nature helps you to lead a more soulful life and to cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself on a soul level. The Wheel of the Year helps you recognize who you are and your role in the world around you.

    So what is the Wheel of the Year?

    Separated into 8 main holidays, the Wheel of the Year represents seasonal cycles that focus on the 4 Solar Holidays of the year (also known as the quarter days). This stems from the Anglo-Saxon cultural observations of the solstices and equinoxes, with the addition of the 4 Gaelic, agrarian, seasonal celebrations (the mid-points between the solar holidays known as the lunar cross-quarter days or fire festivals).

    Although some of the holidays observed in the Wheel of the Year are quite old, The Wheel of the Year as a whole is fairly modern (being developed in the late 1950s). Though I don't personally follow the tradition that created the contemporary Wheel of the Year, I find it a helpful way to think about the passage of time and what's happening at each time of year.

    I tend to identify more with the Gaelic Cross-Quarter Days, like Lughnasadh, as they stem from my ancestral heritage, than I do with the Anglo-Saxon solstices and equinoxes, but I do find value in these quarter days because they more closely align with the seasons as I observe them where I live in  Wisconsin. For this reason, these seasonal markers are important for helping me feel connected to what’s happening in nature all year long, while the cross-quarter days hold more spiritual significance for me in other ways.

    An Introduction to Lughnasadh:

    Lughnasadh is the third of the cross-quarter days, which marks the first harvest (and is the mid-point between Litha, the Summer Solstice, and Mabon, the Autumn Equinox). It is commonly celebrated on August 1st each year here in the northern hemisphere (or on February 1st in the southern hemisphere), but it may be celebrated between July 31st to August 2nd. Lughnasadh is the time of the first major harvest of the year of 3 in total - the second being Mabon at the autumnal equinox, and the final harvest being Samhain. It is also sometimes known as Lammas in the modern Pagan calendar.


    Set up your Lughnasadh Altar with me!



    Lughnasadh Crystals:

    Green Aventurine

    Red Calcite

    Black Onyx

    Yellow Aventurine

    Rutilated Smoky Quartz




    Mahogany Obsidian



    Golden Tiger's Eye


    Clear Quartz

    Moss Agate


    Garden Quartz (Quartz with inclusions of Chlorite and Lodolite)

    Peach Moonstone

    Red Tiger's Eye

    Imperial Topaz


    Golden Quartz

    Black Obsidian


    Lughnasadh Signifies the Time for:


    First fruits


    Honoring the Ancestors







    • 37 min
    How to Create and Use a Crystal Grid (Step-by-Step)

    How to Create and Use a Crystal Grid (Step-by-Step)

    Crystal Grids consist of crystals placed in concise, geometric shapes in order to affect the flow of energy for a specific purpose - and they're amazing! Knowing how to create a crystal grid so that it works for you is key to harnessing its healing power.

    Are you familiar with how to use a crystal grid?

    Basically, a crystal grid is a special arrangement of healing stones. It is used with intention to manifest a desired result.  The properties of the stones used, combined with their arrangement in a sacred geometric configuration, creates a unique energy combination. This energy can be used to enhance your intention.

    Using crystal grids is very powerful. It combines the energy of the stone with Sacred Geometry. By placing your stones in a geometric arrangement, the crystal energy is enhanced exponentially. Your intention is being amplified through the stones and then sent out to the Universe in a clear and direct way.


    But how can you make your own powerful crystal grid to create change in your life?

    Here are my easy, step-by-step instructions for how to create a crystal grid.

    Create an affirmation or intention statement as the focus of your grid.

    Choose the stones needed for the grid and be sure they are cleansed. You may select them according to listed properties in books or articles online, or you can choose the crystals intuitively. The most common way to select your crystals is to firstly choose 1 stone for the overall theme or intention of your grid. This is the central stone - also called the anchor stone. Next, choose several supporting stones that further define your main purpose.

    Choose a sacred geometry shape that aligns with your purpose. This is to be used as a template or base for your grid (click here to download a free, printable crystal grid template pack). You can read a quick introduction to sacred geometry here if you need more information on the meanings of each shape.

    Place the anchor stone into the center of your chosen sacred geometry shape.  Be sure to place this stone with intention. As you’re placing the crystal onto the grid template, say your affirmation either out loud or silently to yourself.  Optionally, you may place a written intention beneath this stone at the very center of your crystal grid.

    Place the remaining stones around the central anchor stone. Make sure to follow the shape of your chosen crystal grid template.  Place them exactly along the lines of the shape you've selected. Proper alignment of the sacred geometry shape is necessary for proper energy flow.  As you are placing each of the remaining stones, state your intention for them. What energy do they bring to the grid? Do this either aloud or to yourself.  These stones should support the main focus or intention for your grid, but should also work to further define your specific situation.

    Your grid might now look something like the photo above.

    (OPTIONAL STEP) You may choose to further define your intention or purpose with crystal energy by adding additional supporting stones to your grid. These can be in another ring or layer around your central stone.  You may add and additional set of stones around your anchor stone to add additional qualities.  Follow the instructions outlined in step #5 above as you place these additional crystals.  If adding the additional stones, your grid may look something like the photo below.

    Activate your crystal grid. Use one of the methods described below.

    Make time to connect to the energy of your grid regularly.

    You may want to meditate in front of your grid each day for a few minutes, or just sit in the presence of your grid to fill you up with the energy you’re trying to create in your life.  Just be sure to hold space in your life for transformation in whatever form is for your...

    • 30 min

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I have a fair amount of trauma healing and spiritual healing that I have been on a journey to find. I started dabbling into crystals and moon energy to figure out if that could help. Ashley us SO informative without being super biased of a certain crystal or stone. She talks about different questions her listeners have and goes into depth with those. She also has the most calmingggggg voice which, for me, keeps me engaged even I find a podcast interesting. Recommend!!!

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I have carried crystals with me for many years. This podcast is so informative.

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I starterd listening to this podcast because I am a hospital chaplain. I wanted to know more about how I could best support my crystal lovers patients in their spiritual practices, especially for healing in a hospital. Ashley is very knowledgeable and her voice is soothing to listen to. Thanks!

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