Leo, born July 23rd - August 22nd, is ruled by the sun, the dazzling celestial body that governs life and vitality. The sun never goes retrograde, and likewise, Leos are renowned for their stability, loyalty, and consistency. They are dedicated friends and lovers who put their hearts into every relationship. (Fittingly, the Leo sign governs the heart.) Lions love to watch their mates succeed — until they feel threatened. They can become impaired by their ego, pride, and jealousy when they start to fear their star power will be eclipsed. It’s important for celestial lions to remember that their light is never obscured by others, and the bright shine of others' success does nothing to their own. Ultimately, Leos' own hubris is the greatest threat to their happiness.
This fixed sign is known for its ambition and determination, but above all, Leos are celebrated for their remarkable bravery. In tarot, Leo is represented by the “strength” card, which depicts the divine expression of physical, mental, and emotional fortitude. Fearless optimists who refuse to accept failure, Leos will find their deep wells of courage grow as they mature.
Leo’s energy is quite powerful as it matches the high vibrational frequencies of summer, when the sun is at its brightest and the days are longest. There are certain crystals that match the same vibration that are beneficial healing stones for Leo’s. Those include:
Larimar: Working with Larimar stone allows for emotional release and the clearing of deep emotional patterns. It enhances the different perspectives on situations, so for the Leo who feels jealous and competitive, Larimar will help you to approach situations with compassion, and remind you of your true nature and how you want to show up to the world as your highest self. The serene blue of Larimar promotes relaxation. So for the ambitious Leo leader, it guides excessive passion into peace so that those around you are able to clearly see your true intentions. The light blue hues of Larimar represent peace and clarity, that aim to radiate healing energies. With Larimar highly resonating with the Throat Chakra, it’s excellent in assisting Leo’s in communicating emotions and thoughts in a way others can hear and accept. It teaches you that respect, love and nurturing of yourself is important to master before you can give to others.
Carnelian: Carnelian and Leo both share the element of fire. Bursting with energy and life, Carnelian is recommended for those who need a boost in energy, creativity, and passion (whether professionally or in their romantic lives). Carnelian's association with Leo doesn't end with its physical characteristics. Carnelian has been used since ancient times by warriors to boost courage and boldness- two traits that Leos already possess in abundance. It’s the perfect stone to use so you can capitalize on Leo's vibrant energy. While Carnelian is known for boosting energy and self-esteem, it is also known to help reduce excessive ego. Carnelian helps in this regard by tempering too much ego and allowing you to look at yourself and your successes with a healthy balance of pride and modesty.
Labradorite: It is an excellent stone for eliminating negative energy, connecting to one's subconscious, boosting intuition, and shining light on the truth. It is considered useful for Leo's energy as it helps temper one's negative traits- it tempers excessive ego, arrogance, and impatience. Ultimately, it is a stone for self-reflection and transformation.Turn to Labradorite whenever you feel like your ego is hurt or when you feel like negative traits are overpowering your positive ones. With this Leo stone, they can tune into their intuition and access creative thinking while calming the mind at the same time. This will give them the real confidence they need to live the life they desire.
Sunstone: Sunstone is one of the best Leo crystals. This gem promotes vitality, positive energy, and enjoyment of life. This crystal awakens optimism and faith in the future. Sunstone strengthens good qualities of Leos and minimizes their flaws. It helps Leo’s faith in life, a lot of energy to realize their goals, and optimism to face hardship. Leos tend to dramatize everything that happens to them in life, even the most insignificant aspects of it. Sunstone helps Leos recognize what to let go of and not waste time worrying over. Using Sunstone, Leos can increase their self-confidence and reach any goal they set their mind to. Speaking of their mind, Sunstone sharpens Leo’s intuition so they know which decisions will move them forward to their goals.If you’re a Leo who tends to depend on others, use Sunstone to increase your self-reliance and independence.
Rose Quartz: Amazing for Leos because it helps them reach an emotional balance when they need it.A confident fire sign, Leo might seem like the last one in the zodiac to suffer from self-love, self-confidence, or self-esteem issues. But Leos often struggle with self-doubt and negative emotions precisely because they have so many ideas and they're so passionate about putting them into practice and making them work. Rose Quartz empowers self-expression and self-control while amplifying the frequency of compassion and emotional crystal healing.
Citrine: A sunny, vibrant crystal that matches Leo’s energy. As their ruling planet is the sun, this Leo stone enhances their warmth and generosity, and it brings them the positivity, energy, and joy they need to thrive. With its help, Leo sun signs can open up to new opportunities and prosperity as it attracts the right people, situations, and abundance to them. At the same time, it also removes Leos’ fear of judgement so that they can fully express themselves, as they love to do.
Garnet: A Leo gemstone that is very similar to the Lion that represents this sun sign. It promotes loyalty, enhances strength, and offers courage. It brings vitality, charisma, and balance to Leos, and it allows them to achieve emotional balance that supports their self-confidence. It even brings some added protection and creative forces to the Leo sun sign, further helping them achieve their dreams.
Tiger’s Eye: Is the traditional Leo stone. It combines earth energy and sun energy to support, balance, and help them better utilize their strong will. With its association with the sun, it provides Leo with confidence, joy, and abundance, and it unblocks their creativity. Through its connection to the earth, it calms their feisty nature, grounding them to the earth and boosting their bravery and courage in the process. This Leo gemstone is the embodiment of self-empowerment, helping Leos to trust themselves and glide through life with more ease and joy.
Amethyst: Offers Leo a calming energy that balances their lively energy without taking away their passion and drive. It brings out their spiritual side, which is often reprioritized by Leos as they move full force through life. With a stronger connection to higher intelligence and their own intuition, they are able to make sound decisions that bring them to where they want to be with less stress and struggle.
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