Updated: August 1, 2021
Leo Zodiac Information
Date Duration: July 23 to August 22
Sign Quality: Fixed
From July 23 to August 22 the Sun is in Leo. Symbolized by the Lion and ruled by the sun, Leo is truly a force to be reckoned with. 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.
While this period when the Sun is in Leo has a more significant impact on people born under the sign, this strong fiery energy affects everyone as well. If you need some help in boosting positive traits, eliminating negativity, or balancing your own energy fields, there are stones and crystals that can help you during this period, regardless of your sign.
Leo's sign quality is fixed. Unlike Cardinal signs, which are positioned at the beginning of each season, Fixed signs are positioned in the middle of a season. In Leo's case, the Sun aligns with it in midsummer. During this period you may feel that the energy around you is charged and much more intense than in other times of the year.
Fixed signs are commonly associated with determination, courage, and rigidity.. People born under fixed signs, like Leo, are often set in their ways and not as adaptable to change compared to Mutable signs like Gemini. These qualities are not bad traits to have; in fact, they balance out the energies of other signs. Whereas others are more comfortable with putting an idea out there or avoiding the limelight, Leos are determined to step into action, front and center, and finish what has to be finished before starting something else.
Since the energy during this time of the year can be quite intense, some people might find it a bit overwhelming to cope whereas others might find the courage they lacked in previous months to pursue new or existing ventures. How Leo's energy affects you depends on your personal predilections and the current issues you are facing.
Whether you want to capitalize on any opportunities that may come your way or you want to avoid negative or highly-charged energies, these stones work for everyone. Remember, when it comes to using healing crystals and stones, intention is everything.
A Closer Look at Leo's Strengths and Weaknesses
Highly intelligent, determined, and loyal, Leos are loved for their magnetism. People are easily drawn to them because of their quick wit and charm. Just like the lion is considered the king of the jungle, Leos often act like kings and queens, and those around them also often treat them in high regard.
Leo’s easy charm and magnetism isn’t just for show; they are treated like kings and queens because they are born leaders: hard-working, determined, and are quick to think on their feet. They like to take charge and act quickly- whether it’s to help someone out, find a solution to a problem, or lead people in a team. This is why Leos make such great leaders, both at home and in the workplace.
Like a lion in the jungle, Leos love attention. When they take on a project at work, they love to be front and center, as they prefer to take charge and lead rather than wait around for other people to act. Leos make for great leaders, as they are smart, resourceful, courageous, and determined. While Leos are often considered invaluable in the workplace, their determination to lead the pack may be misconstrued by colleagues as attention-seeking behavior.
Some people, especially the more sensitive types, may find it difficult to deal with a Leo's strong personality. And others may not like the way Leos deal with matters at work and might think that it's in their best interest to compete so they can take matters into their own hands.
Competing with a Leo, however, is difficult, as they are strong-willed and tend to be competitive, whether at school or at work. Their highly competitive nature is very much akin to how lions prefer to lead other animals in the jungle, sometimes, even those far stronger than they are. Leos thrive when competition is involved, however, they compete not for malice or to make other people look weak. They compete because they are determined and it is deeply embedded in their nature to aim to win.
While Leos love attention, they are also deeply loyal, honorable, and generous, especially when their family and friends are concerned. Like their symbol, the Lion, Leos will fight for the people they love even at their own expense.. Having a Leo in your family or circle of friends is truly a gift, as they are some of the best allies you'll ever have.
Leos are always willing to lend a helping hand even to those outside of their inner circles. They treat everyone around them with dignity and respect. So, while, some people might find Leos to be snobbish and overbearing, they also often inspire others to be better and work harder.
As summer peaks in the following weeks starting today, so does Leo's energy. You might already be feeling it, especially if you are a Leo or if you're particularly attuned to the changes in energy around you.
Leos are some of the most driven, benevolent, and charismatic people you'll ever meet, but they can also be jealous, competitive, and complacent. Whether you are a Leo or not, you might already be feeling some of this enigmatic energy surrounding you right now. As such, it's the perfect time to get yourself out there- whether you're eyeing a promotion at work, a career change, starting your own business, or even starting a romance.
There's no time like now to get out of your comfort zone and make good use of the positive energies that the sun brings while it is aligned with Leo to help improve both your personal and professional life.
On the other hand, if you find yourself overwhelmed by the abundance of Fire energy this time of the year and find yourself needing to cool down, read this post about the best crystals for summer. It's especially useful for people who are prone to anxiety and have issues with sensory overload.
The crystals and stones we recommend in this post are curated specifically to match Leo's energy and while they have a special affinity with Leos as they are their birthstones, everyone can benefit from the unique energies that these stones possess.
Recommended Stones and Crystals for Leo Energy
Peridot is the birthstone of August and the main birthstone for Leo. It comes in only one color- green. It is often light-green in color when polished and is reminiscent of the cool green color of the ocean during summer.
Peridot is a stone of the Heart Chakra and is known to promote unconditional love and compassion, as well as facilitate forgiveness. Peridot has been used as a talisman since ancient times to ward off evil spirits and madness. Today, it is used to heal emotional wounds and to help prevent depression and dark thoughts.
Its light-green semi-translucent physical attribute makes it an excellent stone for shining some light into the darker areas of your mind. It is also used to promote mental clarity and for cleansing the aura of negative emotions and energy (particularly, guilt, jealousy, and fear). It promotes positivity and abundance in all aspects of one's life.
Larimar crystal resembles the serene blue of the sea and sky, and is also known as the Dolphin Stone. It is said that the Larimar brings the ancient wisdom of Atlantis and the healing power of dolphins together to harmonize the body and soul. It stimulates the Heart, Throat, Third Eye and Crown chakras, facilitating stronger manifestation and connection to the divine.
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.
A variety of Chalcedony, Carnelian comes in a range of orange hues. It resonates with both the Sacral and Root Chakras. This stone's fiery red-orange hue is reminiscent of the sun when it is just about to rise or set whereas its brownish-orange variety is more akin to the color of the sky during sunset on a clear day.
Considered to be one of the primary zodiac birthstones for Leo, 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.
However, for people who find themselves in need of courage, whether if it's for pursuing a venture or for speaking out, you can't find a better stone than Carnelian to help you. It has long been used by leaders and public speakers to boost their confidence when addressing crowds. It's the perfect stone to use (especially by other signs) during this period 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. Leos can fall into egotistical habits, especially since they are often put on pedestals by friends and colleagues. 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.
Like most of the stones on this list, Pyrite also has a strong connection to the sun. It is an Earth Element stone, but is also a Fire stone and is even named as such; "Pyr" means fire in Greek. It is also used to start fires, as it can create the sparks necessary for starting a fire when it strikes metal. It is also known for the moniker "Fool's Gold" because of its golden yellow color and its physical similarities to gold.
It is associated with the Zodiac sign Leo due to its strong connection to both the sun and fire. It is a stone of the Solar Plexus Chakra and like other yellow-golden stones, it is a stone that attracts wealth and prosperity. It is a manifestation stone and is especially useful for boosting creativity and recognizing one's hidden talents.
Pyrite is also an excellent stone for dispelling fear, particularly fear of how others see us. Leos, while generally confident, tend to also suffer from issues of self doubt. Wearing Pyrite in the form of jewelry can not only help you with overcoming your fears but it also helps with manifesting your goals into reality. Oftentimes, it's fear that stops us from working towards our goals, so using Pyrite as a shield against fear is an excellent way to welcome luck and abundance in your life.
Sunstone, as its name suggests, has a strong affinity to the Sun. It comes in a wide-range of colors including: red, gold, orange, peach/pink, and brown. It is a semi-opaque variety of feldspar that produces an iridescent sheen when exposed to light. Like many other stones on this list, it is one of the Zodiac birthstones for Leo due to its strong connection to the sun.
Metaphysically, it radiates a powerful yet gentle energy, much like the rays of the sun on an early summer morning. It is widely used as a stone for leaders, as it boosts mental clarity, physical strength, personal power, and generosity. It further boosts Leo's innate benevolence- the willingness to help others in various aspects of life.
It's chakral association depends on the color of the stone but generally, it is a stone of self-empowerment and discovery. It also has the ability to cleanse all chakras to allow for the free flow of the positive energy from the rays of the sun.
Sunstone carries within it the warm, vibrant energy of the sun and is an excellent stone for people who are particularly sensitive to negativity. It blocks out negative energy and gives the wearer the ability to look past the shadows and focus on the light.
Wear Sunstone as jewelry in the form of a ring or bracelet on your dominant hand to encourage sharing your wisdom and resources with others and on your non-dominant hand for receiving exactly what you need at the moment. You can also carry a tumbled piece on either side of your body in the same way.
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Garnet comes in a range of colors, including red, brown, green, and red-orange. Each color is associated with a different Chakra, but generally Garnet is a grounding crystal and a crystal for the Heart. Bringing stability to emotions. It has been used since ancient times as a talisman for protection.
Of all the different colors of Garnet, however, Red is the color associated as a zodiac birthstone for Leo. It is also the most well-known color of Garnets and the most abundant. It is associated with the Heart and Root Chakras and is a powerful grounding stone, as it balances our bodies energy centers and grounds us to the gentle vibrations of the earth.
Red Garnet is also used to boost creativity and energy. Leos, aside from their intelligence, are also known to have a special affinity for the arts. As they are highly confident people, they have an innate talent especially when it comes to performance arts.
Garnet is also a stone of commitment, especially when it comes to romantic relationships. Leos are very loyal people, especially to their partners and families. Garnet can help boost these positive traits, especially when one's relationship hits a rough patch.
Garnet is also associated with trust- whether trust in others or oneself. As Leos tend to be their own harshest critics, using Garnet to alleviate self-doubt and restore trust in oneself can be especially helpful in times of crises. The emotional healing properties of Garnet don't just apply to Leos, they apply to everyone else, too. So whenever you need a powerful grounding crystal when life becomes too stressful, carry around a Garnet stone with you or wear it as jewelry.
7. Black Onyx
Black Onyx is a variety of Chalcedony, layered with white bands. Although, some varieties come with parallel white bands, Black Onyx is mostly composed of solid black. It is a stone of the Root Chakra and is useful for Leo's vibrant, high-frequency energy because of its calming and grounding effects.
Black Onyx has been used since ancient times as a protective stone. While feared in some ancient cultures because of its black color, it has been used for centuries to combat fear, phobias, and boost one's inner strength.
It is a grounding crystal and is a powerful talisman against negativity. It helps turn weaknesses into strengths with its incredible transformative powers. It is also known to boost mental clarity and endurance. It helps people connect with their higher selves (the subconscious) to allow the wearer of the gem to become aware of their own strengths and weaknesses. It is also an effective protective talisman against both tangible threats and perceived threats (e.g. phobias, nightmares).
Place a Black Onyx stone on your desk at work to keep your head clear or place one on your bedside table to ward off nightmares. It is also an excellent stone to wear as jewelry or carry around with you when dealing with particularly difficult situations or people.
Black Onyx is an excellent stress reliever, making it the perfect stone for Leos or anyone who is overworked. As a stone of the Root Chakra, Black Onyx brings you back to your roots, your family- silently, but effectively reminding you to focus on what's important to you while helping you let go of what no longer serves you (whether it's toxic people or bad habits).
Dumortierite stone is a blue crystal and is often called Dumortierite Quartz as it is found within quartz crystals. It was named after the French palaeontologist, Eugene Dumortier and is found in many countries across the world such as Austria, Brazil, Madagascar, Russie, Sri Lanka and the USA
Dumortierite resonates with the Third Eye and Throat chakras. It has a very soothing energy that gently calms you and helps you “sink in” and connect with your intuition. This is especially helpful for Leos who want to tune into their higher knowledge for guidance. With the energies of your Throat and Third Eye Chakras moving into balance, you’re able to speak out more confidently and with more clarity.
For the Leo that needs an extra boost to put themselves out there, the Dumortierite inspires you to overcome any limitations, giving you the courage to step into your true light. This crystal encourages and directs your creative abilities helping you to manifest true abundance in your path.
With its light to deep yellow color, Citrine is truly a crystal of the sun. The stone's warm, happy energy, matches the vibrational frequencies of Leo's energy. Called the "Merchant's stone", the "Stone of Creativity" and the "Stone of Prosperity", it goes by many names because it is one of the most powerful manifestation crystals in the world.
Citrine is a yellow translucent variety of quartz and belongs to the same family as Amethyst and Clear Quartz. All three are powerful healing crystals in their own right, but Citrine is especially useful for Leos because it is a stone that not only attracts wealth, but also boosts creativity.
As Leos are naturally gifted in the arts, having a Citrine crystal in your place of work, especially if you're an artist, can be very beneficial for your career. This is especially true if you run your own business, as Citrine welcomes prosperity in all levels of your professional life.
It is a stone of the Solar Plexus Chakra, your third chakra, located right below your chest. The Solar Plexus has a very important role in connecting all your other chakras. Any blockages in this chakra will not only affect your sense of self but may affect all other aspects of your life as well. Citrine is a powerful stone that can release any blockages in your Solar Plexus, balancing all other chakras in the process.
As a prosperity stone, it doesn't just attract wealth but also helps you keep it, while at the same time, encouraging generosity.
Citrine's sunny disposition serves as a constant reminder for everyone to focus on the positive aspects of life and let go of the negative (be it past traumas, toxic relationships, or bad habits). Citrine is a self-cleansing crystal. It absorbs negative energy and releases it to the earth, which is why it is also a helpful stone to have around the house for counteracting negativity.
Wear citrine as jewelry in the form of a necklace, bracelet, or ring. To enhance prosperity, place a Citrine crystal in your cash box or your wallet. Wearing Citrine jewelry or carrying a tumbled stone with you also helps you make wise choices when buying things, as it establishes healthy boundaries.
Citrine's warm but powerful energy reminds us that everything, especially money, is finite and that we should spend it wisely. It also helps in setting up boundaries when it comes to relationships. As Leos are known for their benevolence and generosity, some people may unintentionally take advantage of these traits and plant seeds of self-doubt in its place. Use Citrine to protect you against such threats.
Labradorite is a stone revered not just for its metaphysical powers but also for its beauty. When polished, Labradorite showcases multiple flashes of color that can leave anyone mesmerized. This color play is called Labradorescence, similar to the iridescent sheen in Opal and Moonstone.
The Inuits believed that Labradorite can connect them to magical realms, which is why it is often referred to as a magical stone. Labradorite is typically blue or gray in color showcasing a multitude of colors when light passes through the stone. It is associated with the Throat and Third Eye Chakras.
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.
Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate banded stone with colors ranging from pale pink to deep red. Both pink and red can appear as bands on the surface of the stone depending on its formation. Like Rose Quartz and other pink stones, Rhodochrosite is a stone of the Heart Chakra. It promotes compassion and unconditional love. It is an excellent stone to use for healing emotional wounds, especially wounds from past romantic relationships.
As Leos tend to be stubborn and set in their ways, when emotionally wounded, they tend to hold onto resentment and jealousy. No matter how kind and loving a person is, when deeply wounded, it's often difficult to let go.
Turn to Rhodochrosite when you feel deep emotional pain. It clears blockages in the Heart Chakra. Spiritual healers also use Rhodochrosite to balance the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras.
To facilitate emotional healing and forgiveness, Rhodochrosite boosts compassion and brings back one's personal power. It also boosts one's self esteem which is important for nurturing self love. As the saying goes "You can't learn to truly love others until you learn to love and accept yourself wholeheartedly"- this is the true essence of the healing powers of Rhodochrosite.
If your Sun sign is Leo and you want to boost your positive traits and temper the negative aspects of your personality, the stones and crystals mentioned above are especially attuned to your sign's energy.
Browse our curated collection of crystal jewelry for Leo and find the perfect pieces to complete your crystal collection. Each piece is already charged so you can harness the powers of these crystals and Leo's ruler, the Sun. They are all blessed to help guide you find new opportunities, make the most of existing ones, strengthen your relationships and most importantly, give you exactly what you need when you need it most during this season.