Life is cyclical and allowing yourself to ebb and flow with the seasons is a way to stay in touch with what it means to be whole and human. One of the best ways to do this is by incorporating rituals into your every day life. Throughout the year we engage in little rituals without even trying — welcoming in the New Year, the shift from season to season, and celebrating your own personal trip around the sun (AKA your birthday!).
We all have our own birthday rituals, but I’d like to share a way to create a ritual around the zodiac calendar — even if it isn’t your birth month.
Leo Season is an invitation to take a deep breath and step into good lion energy.
Those born under this zodiac sign are natural born leaders, self-confident, and driven to make things happen while still remaining warm-hearted and generous. However, maintaining or adopting that energy can be difficult! So here are 5 crystals and affirmations you can use to nurture Leo energy this month and throughout the rest of the year — especially during those barren winter months.
Crystals to Manifest Leo Energy
Peridot is Leo’s birthstone. Pale green and nearly translucent, this stone helps you manifest compassion for yourself and others, enhance confidence, and motivate you when you’re going through a period of growth and change. Keep this one close when you need to have a difficult conversation that requires less Leo bluntness and more compassion and empathy. Peridot is also good to wear when you’re stepping into new situations or opportunities that require more confidence and assertiveness than you normally have.
Tiger Eye is probably the most recognizable stones, even to the casual crystal lover. It comes in three colors: golden-brown, blue, or red. The golden-brown, “tiger-striped” one is best for embodying Leo energy. Tiger Eye is a stone of protection and can bring good luck to the wearer. It’s also a great stone to keep close when you need focus or mental clarity. If you’re in need of courage and motivation to achieve success, Tiger Eye is great for that, but it likes a plan. Have one in place if you want to use it to manifest success.
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Leos are known for being spirited, theatrical, and passionate. While these qualities come naturally to a lion, Sunstone is the perfect crystal to help you fully embrace those qualities in a way that can bring you good fortune. Choose a yellow, peachy, or orange-red Sunstone to use in your ritual to embrace your independence, sensuality, fearlessness, and originality.
This particular stone is new to me, but I’m so glad I found it! The blue Dumortierite is perfect for a Leo that needs to govern their emotions. This stone increases your patience when you’re confronted with situations that agitate your Leo temper and it also has the added benefit of helping tap into your intuition.
Meditations for Manifesting Leo Energy
Below are affirmations to tap into the metaphysical qualities of each Leo Season crystal.
Using positive affirmations is an easy way to incorporate crystal magic into your every day life. Repeating positive sentences to your self helps you build self-confidence and self-belief in your subconscious mind. These affirmations are specific to each stone and can be used individually or as a group.
How to Meditate with Crystals
Find a quiet place to sit and hold your crystal in your non-dominant hand (this is your hand that's most receptive). Begin by closing your eyes and counting your breaths until you settle into a quiet space.
Now, with your mind's focus on the stone in your hand, recall your affirmation, imagining the stone's energy flowing from your hand into the rest of your body. Repeat the affirmation in your mind or aloud as many times as you'd like before getting quiet again, taking note of any shifts or sensations you feel, and opening your eyes to end your meditation.
Affirmation for Peridot
I approach each new opportunity for growth and change with confidence and compassion for myself and anyone I encounter on my journey.
Affirmation for Tiger Eye
With courage, focus, and clarity I will be successful at everything I set out to do.
Affirmation for Sunstone
I embrace my passionate sensuality and independence. My fearless originality draws who and what I desire to me.
Affirmation for Dumortierite
My patience is abundant, and I allow my intuition to guide me through and toward decisions and experiences in a way that helps me maintain peace in my life.
Leo season is my favorite season and not just because it’s my birth month. To me, it’s the embodiment of everything I love about summer; the warmth of a yellow sun, the tumult of quick, cooling thunderstorms storms, and a night spent under the stars with friends and people you love.
I invite you to use these affirmations and crystals to embrace and celebrate yourself like a Leo. There’s enough of our light for everybody. Bask in the glow!