Leo - July 23rd - August 22nd
Zodiac symbol: The Lion
Ruling planet: The Sun - the dazzling celestial body that governs life and vitality.
Leo symbolizes Pomp, Show and Drama
Element: Fire - Warm and loving
Birthstones: The healing crystal gemstones related to the sign of Leo are:
Garnet - It promotes loyalty, enhances strength, and offers courage.
Sunstone - This crystal’s bright, positive energy aligns your mind, body, and spirit with its high vibrations.
Some of the most famous Lions include - Ben Affleck, Sandra Bullock, Whitney Houston, Peter O'Toole, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Martin Sheen and Kylie Jenner.
Leo is related to the colour Gold and its various shades. Gold is a precious metal that is associated with wealth, grandeur, and prosperity, as well as sparkle, glitz, and glamour.
The colour Gold has similar associations to compassion, courage, passion, magic, and wisdom.
Leos love to lead, perform, talk, be admired and receive the praise and respect of others. They are naturally regal and always assume a boss-like stance in any relationship or group dynamic. They are magnanimous, generous, hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active and open. They are fiercely proud and confident though at their worst they can also be jealous, controlling and possessive.
Leos are ruled by the Sun, and this perfectly represents their innate belief that they are the centre-of-the-universe!
However, like all elemental groups, the Fire sign trio (Aries, Sagittarius and Leo) all get on well with each other as they're all bright, bubbly, outgoing and action-orientated.
Yellow Tiger’s Eye stimulates peace, clarity of mind and intuition. It’s used to alleviate depression, increase positivity, perceptiveness and awareness. The colour range includes red, brown, gold, cream, black and blue.
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Carnelian increases initiative, inquisitiveness, perceptiveness, and analytical abilities. It’s also good for concentration, creativity, compassion and physical vitality. It dispels apathy and increases motivation for success. It’s a form of chalcedony and is usually orange, red, red-brown. If banded, it can be identified as both Carnelian and Agate. Read our article Carnelian - The Stone of Empowerment Healing Properties – Confidence, Love, Success, Positivity, Creativity, Inner Peace, Protection, Anxiety / Stress, Health
Garnet, the stone of health, commitment and devotion promotes expansiveness and manifestation of desires. It’s a fire stone that increases a person’s creative energy to the point of implementation. Garnet provides protective and calming energy and discourages chaotic and disruptive growth. It treats disorders of the spine, heart, lungs and blood. Healing Properties – Anxiety / Stress, Communication, Concentration, Confidence, Creativity, Health, Love, Luck, Positivity, Protection, Success, Wealth Read our article Garnet - The Fire Stone of Love, Commitment and Devotion
SHOP NOW Sunstone signifies good luck and fortune. It represents divine energy and is said to increase intuition, vitality and dissipate feelings of anxiety / stress. It’s thought to energise all the Chakras. Read our article What are Chakras and how do we align them?