August Q & A

The Q & A episodes are always my favorites! Deb and Samantha respond to questions sent in by their listeners (which can be submitted via email at or through their Facebook page). The topics are varied and expansive, covering everything from astrology to haunted homes to everything in between. It’s so thrilling to hear the ladies’ wisdom and insight into everything metaphysical and spiritual. Their knowledge is unmatched!

As with every episode, the ladies begin with a quick overview of a “crystal of the week” (COTW) and an “animal of the week” (AOTW).

COTW*: Hematite

*While not to be truly classified as a crystal, hematite is actually an iron oxide mineral 

A very powerful and protective stone, Hematite (aka “The Stone for the Mind”) is my go-to metaphysical armor. As dark hued stones are revered for their protective qualities, hematite is the quintessential psychic protection piece. It enhances feelings of groundedness and connection to the Earth, stabilizing your emotions. This is important, especially when in a situation where your feelings are in flux (such as dealing with a difficult person).

If you are highly sensitive or empathic, this stone will help shield your aura from negative energies. I recently gifted a beautiful piece of hematite to my mother to guard her new home and protect her sacred home space. It can also be worn in a bracelet on the left wrist to create a protective barrier for your auric field.

AOTW: Octopus

While creatures of the sea don’t immediately pop into my mind when I think of animals, I have to admit; there’s is something fascinating about the brilliant octopus. Incredibly clever, agile, and quick, the octopus reminds us to be flexible. We should remember that we don’t have to feel obligated or connected to people or situations which do not serve us. Octopus represents that idea of free choice and being able to go in your own direction. The gift octopus gives us is the knowing that:

Whatever has happened to you in your life, there is the possibility of healing. 

The show is filled with thoughtful questions and sharp insight. I recommend taking the time to listen to the full Q & A episode to see if any of the topics resonate with you.

The book of the week is Mary Stewart’s Rose Cottage. You can download an audible version of this book using a free trial through