Ashley Abbott is an LA-based crystal shepherdess, writer, and healer. She’s the owner of Mirror for the Moon and provides intuitive crystal consults and is committed to sharing her knowledge of the mineral world and its healing capabilities with her community. We caught up with Ashely to see what crystals she’s keeping close to find comfort this season.
“Fall is the perfect time of year for turning inward and expanding intuition. Connecting and trusting our intuition leads to more clarity on who we are and what we want, less anxiety about the future, and a deep sense of empowerment,” says Ashley. “ Leaning on crystals and their magic can help support us with heightening our intuition and trusting ourselves and our magic!”
First, she recommends Amethyst since it’s a crystal known for its connection to spirituality which brings enhanced psychic awareness, connection to our higher self, and, of course, expanded intuition. “Because Amethyst really strengthens our own awareness, those little "gut feelings" will be more pronounced when working with this stone. This should make acting from a place of intuition more graceful.” says Ashley.
Next is Amazonite. It also helps to expand intuition, but not in quite the same way as Amethyst. Amazonite up to trust ourselves and acts as our biggest cheerleader, reminding us that we know what’s best for ourselves. Ashley says, “instead of giving our power away to other people, things, or events, Amazonite invites us to look inward for validation instead. This stone also helps us with asserting ourselves and our own reality which is truly such an empowering act.”
She continues, “Black Tourmaline is always my number one crystal and I suggest it to everyone just starting out in the crystal world. It is the most protective stone in the mineral kingdom and is also incredibly grounding. It protects against negative energies, people, events and also helps us in becoming aware of our own negative tendencies so that we can transmute that energy. In regards to our intuition, Black Tourmaline helps us ground down into our intuition, helping it for more real to us and more reliable.”
“Work with the energy of these stones during this auspicious time of year and find deeper levels of trust within yourself!”