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 four 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.
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.
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.
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Tiger Eye is probably the most recognizable stone, 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.
Affirmation for Tiger Eye:
With courage, focus, and clarity I will be successful at everything I set out to do.
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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.
Affirmation for Sunstone:
I embrace my passionate sensuality and independence. My fearless originality draws who and what I desire to me.
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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.
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.
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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!