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Inside this Issue August 2022 Newsletter


Hello August!

A special thank you goes out to all our customers who celebrated Christmas in July with us - you all rock and we appreciate all the support! heart

Speaking of July, it was wonderfully warm and we've been enjoying spending time with our children over the summer holidays here in Virginia. August sees us returning to some ol' routines though, when the little and big ones go back to school on the 25th!

All good things come to an end, but we'll be bringing the goodness to Healing Crystals and we are looking forward to this new month, plus all the little things we have planned for you!

PS: Remember the 8th is "Wiggle Your Toes Day" so go wiggle your toes in the grass and have a giggle. We definitely will!


Back to School with Crystals

Maybe your little one is returning to school, your teen is in need of some crystals for their dorm room, you're a teacher seeking inspiration to raise the vibrations in your classroom or you are starting your own journey of studying something you're passionate about.

During August 18-25 our Tumbled Stones, Gemstone Well Water Bottles, Crystal Lamps, select Mixes, and our Tapestries will be on sale. Get some crystals to support learning and the mind!

Shop by Appointment in our Showroom

If you are local to or near our brick-and-mortar Showroom in Clear Brook VA, make an appointment to shop in our Showroom and receive an extra $5 off for coming in to shop! Call us at 703-828-4325 or email contact@healingcrystals.com to make a shopping appointment.


Current Crystal Favorites

Selenite Satin Spar Bowls Rainbow Obsidian Cabochons Mini Carved Turtle Carvings
Bumble Bee Jasper Cabochons Lava Stone and Chakra Bracelets Selenite Satin Spar Wands
Larimar Pendants Vivianite Blades Rock Salt Fire Bowl Lamps

Visit our New Arrivals to see what we've recently unpacked wink


Fluorite is useful when you need to concentrate, as it helps you to hold your attention for longer and keep your mind focused. This is a wonderful crystal to have in your space when you need to come up with new ideas; are brainstorming; have writer’s block, or need to get out of a mental rut.

Our Purple Fluorite Specimen Chunks will be 20% off through August 2022.

Purple Fluorite Chunk Specimen
Clear Quartz Specimen Towers

Calcite is THE stone for students, academics, and teachers. It is also known as the “Stone of the Mind”, heightening mental discernment and analysis, and increasing memory and learning abilities.

All Calcite will be 10% off through August 2022 and our Cluster will be 20% off.

Guess what's coming back in August?!

Yes that's right, our Crystal Show & Tell Videos!

We'll be announcing our first sale date on our social media as well as by email so if you want to join the fun, make sure you're following us.

Crystal Show and Tell Sales Coming Back in August

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Posts Featured This Month

  • How to Make Crystal Moon Water by Ashley Leavy from the Love and Light School of Crystal Therapy! So many of you have asked about how to make moon water and Ashley shows you just how easy it is. The next Full Moon is on the 11th and there's a New Moon on the 27th so we hope you'll be making some moon water wink
  • Crystal Talk: Crystals for Seniors - August the 21st is Senior Citizen Day and while there is a plethora of information out there on crystals for this and that, there isn't much for seniors or any challenges you experience as you get older.

How to Make Crystal Moon Water

By Ashley from the Love & Light School

One simple way to connect with the energy of the moon is to create your own crystal-charged moon water! The moon, being our nearest celestial body, has such a deep impact on us.

Photo of a bottle with blue crystals around it

The power of the moon and its long history of connection to magic and mystery and connecting with its energy can help you live in alignment and flow with natural cycles.

By preparing this crystal Moon Water essence, you can capture its energy in water to create a sacred essence that you can use for cleansing, ritual, and more! You can even take your moon water to the next level with flower essences or essential oils to create a special mist for your sacred space (more about that later).

How to Make Moon Water Youtube
(Watch on Youtube - over 34 minute watch)

To create your crystal moon water you’ll need just a few supplies that you likely already have around the house:

  • A Crystal of your choice (one that connects with lunar energy is best!)
  • A small glass container
  • A medium glass container
  • A jar or water bottle with a lid
  • Some water (spring or distilled is best, but tap water works in a pinch)

Creating crystal moon water is a very magical way to work with your stones and the energy of the moon. The concept behind a traditional gem water or crystal essence is that the energetic imprint of the crystal is captured by the water (similar to a flower essence). A traditional gem water or crystal essence uses just the energy of the stone to enhance the water, but in this magical adaptation, we’ll also be incorporating the energy of the moon!

When used, your energy body takes on the energy from the imprinted water and the qualities of the stone and the moon phase are absorbed into your field. For this reason, you’ll want to check a lunar calendar and choose an evening to create your crystal moon water when the moon is in the phase most related to your magical intentions. I’ve shared some common correspondences for each moon phase at the end of this article, but you may also want to check out my book, Cosmic Crystals: Rituals and Meditations for Connecting with Lunar Energy, for even more information about working with crystals and the moon.

To begin, make yourself comfortable in your sacred space. Then, pick up your chosen moon crystal, close your eyes, and hold it up above your head to the moon. Close your eyes and think about your motivation behind connecting with the energy of the moon.

  • Why is this important to you?
  • What do you hope to achieve?
  • How do you want to feel or what do you want your life to be like once you’ve been able to deepen your connection to lunar energy?

Hold these thoughts in your mind and visualize the energy from the moon, down into your crystal, and then into your energy field, surrounding you, and connecting you with the moon.

When you feel ready, bring your arms down to your sides and place the stone in front of you.

Set your larger glass container (be sure all containers are recently washed in hot, soapy water or sanitized in the dishwasher) on a level surface near a window. Then, place your smaller glass container inside of the larger container (off to one side works better than directly in the center). Next, place your lunar crystal inside of the small container. Slowly pour your spring or distilled water into the larger container, so it surrounds the smaller container, making sure that there’s no water in the smaller container. Your crystal should never make contact with the water. This is called the indirect method of preparation of a gem essence or elixir since the water is charged by the energy of the stone without the stone making direct contact with the water. This method is much safer than immersing your stone in the water and it is the only method of essence and elixir preparation I recommend (it’s also important to note here that you should never use radioactive stones in crystal healing or in elixir preparation).

In a traditional gem water or crystal essence, you’d allow the water to sit for anywhere from 2-24 hours. But since we really want to add a little lunar magic, we’re going to allow this essence to charge in the moonlight overnight. Place the containers near a window, or in a spot where they’ll have access to the moon’s energy. The water does not need to be in direct moonlight for it to be charged up with lunar energy, but if you do have a spot where this is possible, go for it! If you’re creating your crystal moon water on the evening of the dark moon there won’t be any light (and that’s ok – you want to create your moon water under the moon phase that’s most aligned with your magical intention or purpose – I’ve included more about that below).

a glass vase with flowers

You may also want to cover your containers to prevent any unwanted dust or debris from getting into your water.
Allow your crystal-infused moon water to charge up under the moonlight until the next morning. When you wake up in the morning, gently remove the smaller glass container with your moon crystal from the larger glass container with the water. Pour the energy-infused water into a clean (again – that means it should be recently washed in hot, soapy water or sanitized in the dishwasher) glass container with a tight-fitting lid and store it in the refrigerator. You can keep this lunar-charged crystal water in the refrigerator for up to three days.

If you’d like your crystal moon water to last longer, add a preservative (only use grain alcohol – food-grade alcohol that is at least 90% alcohol / 180 proof) in a 1:1 ratio of alcohol to your crystal moon water. This means that your finished moon water for storage will be 50% alcohol and 50% water. So, if you have 2 ounces of energy-infused water, measure out 2 ounces of alcohol for the finished, preserved water. It is imperative for safety that you add the correct type and quantity of alcohol for preserving your crystal-charged moon water for longer than 3 days. Be sure to keep the preserved water (containing the alcohol) out of reach of children and pets. Store your bottled, preserved moon water in the refrigerator for up to 30 days. Be sure to label it with the date you bottled it so you know when it has reached the end of its shelf-life. If you see any signs of microbial growth before 30 days, discard the bottle with its contents and do not use it.

You can add some of this crystal moon water to a ritual bath, use it for magical ritual or ceremony, or you can even create a vibrational spray to use in your sacred space.

If creating your own vibrational spray, you’ll need a small, dark-colored, glass spray bottle. Just fill the bottle with your preserved moon water. You can customize this spray with your favorite flower essences or essential oils (just be sure they still correspond to your intention and purpose AND be sure not to use anything you may be allergic to). Then, label your spray bottle with the purpose or intention for your spray, the ingredients (like essential oils or flower essences) you used, and the date you bottled it. Store your spray in a cool dark place and enjoy it for up to 30 days. If you see any signs of microbial growth before 30 days, discard the bottle with its contents and do not use it.

If you need a recommendation for where to buy essences, my favorites are the Chalice Well Shop Flower Essences.

If you’ve never worked with flower essences before, I’d highly recommend the book, Flower Essences from the Witch’s Garden by my friend, Nicholas Pearson. Disclosure: The link to the book is an affiliate link, meaning I may earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Yay!

Remember, choosing a specific crystal and the moon phase under which you create your energy-infused water will capture the specific energies of the stone and the moon, so be sure to work with the energies most aligned with your magical purpose or intention. If you need some suggestions for the best crystals for working with the moon, you may want to check out this list of my top 11 choices.

If you need help choosing the right moon phase for creating your crystal moon water, check out the list below.

  • New Moon – adventure, anticipation, blessings, new beginnings, opportunities, surprises, wishes, & positive changes
  • Waxing Crescent Moon – action, expansion, growth, knowledge, manifesting, power, progress, & wisdom
  • First Quarter Moon – bravery, communication, life challenges, love, overcoming obstacles, relationships, romance, wellness
  • Waxing Gibbous Moon – acceptance, celebration, decision-making, discernment, jubilation, relaxation, surrender, tranquility
  • Full Moon – achievement, completion, dreams, emotions, flow, fulfillment, intuition, manifestation, power, protection, wholeness
  • Waning Gibbous Moon – boundaries, destiny, detachment, letting go, receiving, reflection, release, rumination
  • Last Quarter Moon – compassion, empathy, epiphany, independence, oneness, self-discovery, solitude, strength
  • Waning Crescent Moon – balanced emotions, emotional release, relaxation, rest, retreat, self-expression, solitude, stillness
  • Dark Moon – authenticity, healing, magic, mystery, reflection, revelation, shadow work, solitude, stillness, wisdom

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

 

ABOUT ASHLEY LEAVY
Hi, I’m Ashley Leavy, Founder & Educational Director of the Love & Light School of Crystal Therapy – where our mission is to share the power of crystal healing with people all over the world. If you are curious about using crystals to make positive changes for yourself, your friends & family, or your clients, then you’ve come to the right place. We offer a broad range of
 training programs & free resources for wellness professionals and crystal enthusiasts from all around the world.

Visit her WebsiteFacebookInstagram or YouTube.


Crystal Talk

Crystal Talk: Crystals for Seniors

Senior citizen day on August 21st is a day to celebrate seniors and the contributions they have made to society. This is a day to celebrate the wisdom, experience, and contributions of our seniors. While there is a plethora of info available on crystals for this and that, there seems to be a lack of information for seniors. Here are our favorites for the challenges some may experience as they age, or for a loved one...

Aging (mental and emotional symptoms) - Blue CalciteChalcedony, Diamond, Emerald (for women), KyaniteLepidolitePetrified WoodRhodochrositeRutilated Quartz (for men), Sapphire, Sodalite

Alzheimer’s disease - Alexandrite, AmberChalcedonyFossils, GalenaLepidoliteMoss AgateRhodochrositeRhodoniteSerpentineTree Agate

Angels (to connect with) AngeliteCelestiteRainbow (Angel) Aura QuartzSelenite

Anxiety/Panic Attacks AmethystAmetrineAngeliteAquamarineCelestiteDesert Rose SeleniteKunziteKyaniteRose Quartz

Arthritis Apatite, Azurite, Blue Lace AgateChrysocollaFluoriteGarnet, Gold, Green CalciteHematite, Lodestone (Magnetite), Malachite (for swelling), Petrified WoodRhodoniteBlack Tourmaline (Schorl), Turquoise

Cataracts - See Eyesight

Convalescence RubyUnakite

Death & Dying Process AngeliteChiastoliteLepidolite (helps with acceptance and eases passing from physical to spiritual world), Morganite

Degenerative Conditions - Azurite, Lapis LazuliLepidoliteMalachiteRhodochrosite, Sapphire, Spinel, Sugilite

Dementia - Alexandrite, ChalcedonyRose Quartz

Depression Apache TearsAqua AuraCitrineClear QuartzJetRed Tiger’s EyeSunstoneSmokey Quartz

Empty Nest Syndrome - Zincite

Eyesight Aquamarine, any Green stonesBlue Calcite (for Cataracts), Blue Tiger’s EyeRose Quartz, Turquoise (for Cataracts)

Longevity AgateFossilsJadePetrified Wood

Memory Problems AmethystCarnelianCitrineGreen FluoriteLapis LazuliSeleniteSodalite

Menopause CarnelianCitrine, Diamond, GarnetJetLapis LazuliLepidoliteMoonstone, Pearl, Rose QuartzRuby

Osteoporosis Amazonite, Azurite, Calcite, CavansiteLarimar, Smithsonite, Zebra Jasper

Parkinson’s disease Celestite, Cleavelandite, OpalRose Quartz

Prostate AragoniteBlack Obsidian, Chrysoprase, Shiva Lingam, Variscite, Zincite

Recovery after Illness/Surgery AmberAmetrineCarnelian, Chrysoprase, Red AgateRed JasperRuby

Self-Esteem CarnelianCitrineKunzite

Shingles Clear Quartz (for pain), Amethyst (place near bedside for restful sleep), Blue Lace Agate, Chrysoprase, FluoriteJadeLapis LazuliSelenite (for blisters)

Skin (reverse aging) KunziteMoonstoneRose QuartzSelenite, Spinel

Speech Impediments AngeliteBlue Lace AgateBlue Topaz, Blue TourmalineCelestite

Stroke AventurineBloodstoneBlue Lace Agate, Chrysoprase, Cleavelandite, KyaniteLapis Lazuli

Transitions/Change ChiastoliteKunziteLepidolite, Lithium Quartz, Moonstone, Spirit/Cactus Quartz (especially helpful if you/loved one must leave your/their home to move into another’s)

PS: If you're near our brick-and-mortar Showroom in Clear Brook VA, seniors who make an appointment to shop on Fridays get 10% off.




Posted on August 01, 2022
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