Crystals For Leo
If you were born from July 23rd to August 22nd, you are a Leo.
The middle of the summer is the time for people under the zodiac sign Leo to shine. Making an impression is Job One for Leos, and when you consider their personal magnetism, you see the job is quite easy. Leos are an ambitious lot, and their strength of purpose allows them to accomplish a great deal. Leo is ruled by the Sun, the center of the universe and the fuel for our being. In much the same way, Leos consider themselves indispensable and the center of the universe, and those who would tell them otherwise had better look out!
Lions are outgoing, self-assured and have a tremendous zest for life. The element associated with Leo is Fire. Everything about the Lion's personality is hot, hot, hot. Those born under this sign are fearless and strong, which may be why Lions plunge in headfirst and let the chips fall where they may. Thankfully, Leos are dignified enough not to commit too many pratfalls. It's the Lion's unswerving courage that wins so many folks over. If you need someone to lead the charge, call a Leo.
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Ruling House: Fifth
Ruling Planets: The Sun
It's the Lion that symbolizes Leos, and the king (or queen) of the jungle is a most appropriate mascot, since they consider themselves the rulers of their universe (and the zodiac at that). Like Lions, Leos tend to be dignified and strong, and it's this sense of their power that allows them to get things done. A Leo on your team is a good thing, since Lions are eager to see their projects through to completion. Putting these folks at the helm is a good thing, too, since the Leo-born are natural leaders. They may ruffle a few feathers along the way, however, since they can also be overbearing and somewhat autocratic. This may be in keeping with the Fixed Quality assigned to this sign -- Lions are indeed opinionated and set in their ways. That said, they are well organized, idealistic and have a knack for inspiring others.
The traditional zodiac stone for Leo is beautiful Onyx. Black onyx is a stone for banishing grief, enhancing self-control and wise decision making. It cools and condenses excessive energy, that our boisterous Leo may possess, and calms nervousness. Onyx can be used for getting rid of negative forces and influences and it is very effective at soothing rampant emotions. This stone is extremely helpful for people who are having trouble with letting go of something or someone. Today, onyx is used to help raise self-esteem, boost self-confidence, and aid one in reaching one's goal. It is also believed to help the nervous system and immune system. Onyx has also been used to treat blood disorders and depression.
Another mineral that pairs well with the sign of Leo is Gold. Gold is associated with the golden ray of the sun, which is why it is a traditional stone for Leo. Gold brings good fortune, enjoyment in life, and success. If you wear gold every day it can increase your personal power and confidence. Gold chains worn around your neck are reported by some to be good to preserve health. Gold is traditionally the color of kings, riches, and the sun. It is as close to a magical color as exists. It seems to touch a deep part of our minds, conjuring up images of mystical places, treasure, and adventure. We instinctively seek this color. It makes us feel rich, secure, and successful, which a Leo loves.
Black onyx is a stone for banishing grief, enhancing self-control and wise decision making. It cools and condenses excessive energy and calms nervousness.
What Authors Say About Crystals
Heliodor serves to enable one to both expertly and sympathetically contend with delicate issues. It assists one in exhibiting both sympathetic and compassionate understanding.
The lemon yellow color of this stone is invigorating to those born under the sign of Leo. It will stimulate their creative faculties and encourage them to make their dreams a reality.
As one born under the sun sign of Leo, you have quite a few choices about which crystals are really right for you. The great strengths of the Leo-born are their creativity, idealism and leadership. Lions don't lack for ambition, either, so they're likely to accomplish a lot and have fun while they're at it. Their warmth and loyalty ensures that others will enjoy the ride as well. Since Leo rules the heart and back, however, overzealous Lions may have to take a deep breath and slow down a bit. We suggest you use stones to enhance and balance your Leo qualities such as Onyx and Gold. You can also try crystals other authors recommend such as Heliodor and Citrine.
Love is in the Earth
The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals
The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals
Healing Arts Press 2007)