Do you want to enhance your Leo qualities? Or are negative traits, such as self-criticism or attention seeking, interfering with your life? These nine crystals for Leo may help.
If you were born between July 23rd to August 22nd, you fall into the zodiac sign of Leo. This powerful sign has the lion symbol and is the fifth sign of the zodiac.
People born under the Leo fire sign are often confident, ambitious and born leaders. You inspire others to achieve and can steer a team towards the same goal. With a generous, fun and warm-hearted nature, you’re also a loyal friend or business partner.
Unfortunately, a Leo’s competitive nature can sometimes cause them to neglect others, particularly when fired up to achieve a goal. With the Sun as their ruling planet, a Leo’s ego can also allow pride and stubbornness to interfere with making good decisions.
Crystal healing is a wonderful way to re-balance your Leo Zodiac traits. Leo stones can enhance your positive qualities while helping you to lessen the effects of unwanted characteristics. Here are my nine favourite crystals for Leo.
Tip: To learn more about crystal healing, here's a full list of my articles on this topic.
Which are the Best Stones, Gems and Crystals for Leos?
1. Golden Yellow Topaz (Crystal of Potency & Success in All Endeavours)
Colour: Golden Yellow
Chakra: Solar Plexus, Sacral
Origin: Mexico, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Russia, Africa, Sri Lanka, USA
Golden yellow topaz is a birthstone and Moon stone for Leo. It has strong metaphysical powers that draw like-minded people to you. As an intention amplifier, it likes nothing more than to manifest anything of a spiritual nature.
A Leo’s drive to succeed can sometimes come at the expense of other people’s ideas and opinions. Golden yellow topaz empowers you to be successful by both recognising your own abilities and the positive influence you have on others. This will balance a competitive nature with your big-hearted attitude and confidence.
As a fun, sunny crystal, it also gives abundant energy to sociable Leo’s. It enhances your natural magnetism and makes a beautiful token of friendship.
Note: Topaz is graded by cut, colour, clarity and carat weight. This Leo gemstone is also known as Imperial Topaz.
Tip for Using Golden Yellow Topaz: Golden yellow topaz is a soothing crystal to meditate with. It’ll help you to relax and connect with universal energy.
2. Carnelian (Stone of Creativity, Leadership and Courage)
Colour: Orange, Red
Chakra: Sacral, Root
Origin: India, Romania, USA, Peru, Britain, Czech Republic, Iceland, Slovakia, Brazil
Carnelian is a stone for July and a Leo gemstone. It’s one of the best stones for confidence, making it a great choice if you sometimes doubt your abilities.
As a Stone of Creativity, carnelian also has a strong energy that boosts self-expression. It’s a potent stone for stimulating your creative talents and for encouraging you to follow your passions.
Additionally, this stone heals the lower Chakras, which can reduce feelings of jealousy or resentment. This will help you to be the life and soul of the party, while remaining caring of others.
Tip for Using Carnelian: Wear carnelian on a belt buckle or a waist chain. This will keep it close to the Chakras it resonates with and enhance its healing properties.
Chakra: Heart, Third Eye
Hiddenite is a yellow/green form of kunzite, and is a Moon stone of Leo.
This variation of kunzite is important for Leos who struggle to release feelings of failure. It provides encouragement when going through difficult challenges, while helping you to accept support when you need it.
As a Heart Centred energy, it also empowers the positive aspects of your character to flourish. It’s wonderful for supporting new beginnings and for developing more meaningful relationships.
Note: Hiddenite is also known as green kunzite or green spodumene.
4. Citrine (The Lucky Merchant’s Stone)
Chakra: Solar Plexus, Crown
Origin: Brazil, France, Madagascar, Russia, UK, USA
Citrine is an energy-boosting Leo ascendant stone. It increases joy in your life and instils a positive attitude - even when you feel insecure.
When Leo’s face criticism, they can become over-sensitive. This stone will raise your self-confidence and teach you to accept constructive criticism. With your usual good humour and kind-heartedness, you’ll then be able to put this experience to good use.
Also, if you feel sluggish or lazy, your Solar Plexus may be blocked. Sunny citrine is a powerful crystal for re-energising this Energy Centre and helping you to feel motivated.
Tip for Using Citrine: If you want to attract wealth and prosperity, put citrine in your purse or the wealth corner of your home.
5. Tiger’s Eye (Stone of the Mind)
Colour: Brown, Yellow, Red
Chakra: Solar Plexus, Root
Origin: Mexico, USA, South Africa, Australia, India, Brazil
Tiger’s eye is a traditional Leo birthstone. It provides stability while drawing spiritual energies down to Earth. As The Stone of the Mind, it’s also great for filtering mental distractions and encouraging self-discipline.
A Leo’s pride can sometimes cause them to make bad decisions. Over time, these decisions can hurt relationships and make reaching goals more difficult. With tiger’s eye's immense energy, you’ll not only gain confidence in your judgment, but also the humility to realise when you’ve made a mistake.
As well as boosting courage, tiger’s eye can reignite artistic and creative talents.
Tip for Using Tiger’s Eye: Meditate with a tiger’s eye pyramid to calm an overactive mind. A pyramid is a powerful shape for connecting with Earth and Heaven.
6. Garnet (Stone of Health and Commitment)
Colour: Deep Red, Pink, Orange/Brown, Clear Green
Chakra: Root (Other Chakras Dependant on the Colour)
Garnet is a birthstone for the star sign of Leo. It awakens your life force (chi), which is essential for feeling happy and energised. Through stimulating the Kundalini, it’ll also guide you to explore your sexuality and improve relationships.
With its grounding and activating energy, garnet strengthens a Leo’s survival instinct. This will motivate you to keep pushing forward if you lack self-belief. It’ll also inspire your creative talents.
Additionally, garnet strengthens a Leo's leadership qualities. It encourages you to be more patient and understanding, which are vital traits for any leader.
7. Rhodochrosite (Stone for Selfless Love and Compassionate Heart)
Colour: Pink, Orange
Chakra: Root, Solar Plexus, Heart
Origin: Russia, Argentina, USA, Uruguay, South Africa
Rhodochrosite is a powerful Leo stone for letting go of traumatic experiences, whether they are from your childhood or recent events.
Its Heart Centred energy heals emotional hurts and memories, plus it has a nurturing quality that provides emotional support.
Rhodochrosite also has a frequency that resonates with The Inner Child. This attribute, along with being a Stone of Joy, makes Rhodochrosite one of the best crystals for restoring a sense of playfulness as you forgive yourself for past issues.
8. Black Onyx
Origin: USA, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Italy, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Germany
Black onyx is a traditional birthstone and ascendant for Leo. It calms excessive energy and helps to keep a lively personality under self-control.
As a stone for the Root Chakra, black onyx’s grounding and protective energy helps Leos to overcome self-doubt. It absorbs Universal energy, which brings balance to the yin-yang energy. This will give you increased concentration and focus, so you can align your attention to achieving your goal.
Black onyx also repels other people's negative influences and helps to create harmonious relationships.
Tip for Using Black Onyx: If you struggle with a mind full of ideas, place black onyx in your work space. This will bring structure to your thoughts and help you to make wise decisions.
9. Peridot (Study Stone)
Chakra: Heart, Solar Plexus
Origin: Brazil, USA, Egypt, Russia, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Canary Islands, Afghanistan
Peridot is a stone for August and a birthstone for Leo. Its light, sunny energy encourages growth and new opportunities, making it an essential crystal for all Leos.
As The Release Stone, peridot can also overcome destructive tendencies that hold you back, such as jealousy or laziness.
Another benefit is that peridot’s Heart Centred energy protects you from unkind words. If you often feel criticised or underappreciated, peridot is a brilliant crystal to carry with you throughout the day - especially as it also teaches self-love.
Tip for Using Peridot: Place peridot under your pillow at night to release emotional blockages.
BONUS CRYSTAL - Muscovite (Stone of New Beginnings)
Muscovite is an interesting birthstone for Leo. It’s usually formed in layers or blades, giving it a unique appearance that hints at its mystical properties.
As a high vibration crystal, muscovite stimulates the mind and boosts problem solving skills. It also protects your spiritual practice when working on psychic powers, so it’s an excellent crystal for Leos who are interested in spiritual development.
Note: Muscovite is brittle. Also, don't use water or salt when cleansing it.
Other Crystal Healing Tips for Leos
Healing crystals can enhance a Leo’s qualities, while reducing the intensity of the less desirable ones. Here are some of the ways you can use crystals for Leo:
- The Solar Plexus is associated with Leo. Wear crystals such as citrine, golden yellow topaz, or peridot in pendant necklaces, so they can sit near this Chakra.
- Crystal singing bowls can energise the auric field and balance the Chakras. Use a crystal singing bowl with the frequency of E, as it resonates with Leo.
- As Leo is a fire sign, candles are a wonderful focus during your meditation. You can also place Leo crystals in a grid around you before starting.
- Crystal elixirs are a great way to stay hydrated while absorbing the energy of a Leo crystal. Not all crystals are suitable for elixirs though.
- As Leo's Ruling Planet is the Sun, do walking meditation outside in sunny weather. Hold your chosen Leo palm stone to make your practice more powerful. Focus on your intention as you feel the sun on your face.
- Place crystals aligned to Leo around your home or office. This way you can be bathed with their energies to boost confidence, creativity and your courageous nature.
- Wear jewellery made with Leo healing crystals so that you remain in constant contact with their energies throughout the day.
Which Angels are Associated With Leo?
I like to invoke these Angels for Leo’s:
- Archangel Raziel - Archangel Raziel’s name means ‘The Secret of God’ or ‘The Angel of Mysteries.’ His aura is rainbow coloured. So, I like to use clear quartz or titanium rainbow quartz when invoking Him. I call on Him when I feel indecisive or need to release insecurities. He’s also a wonderful Angel to invoke for manifesting your dreams through abundance and wealth.
- Angel Verchiel - This is the Angel ruler of Leo. I invoke Him for leadership skills, courage and creativity. Use yellow crystals such as citrine, golden yellow topaz, or yellow jade with this Angel.
- Archangel Raphael - Raphael is the ruler of the Sun, Leo’s ruling planet. He’s called The Master Healer and resonates on the green ray. He will help you to restore your vitality, improve concentration or release emotional hurt from the past. I use emerald or malachite when I invoke Him.
Summary and My Favourite Leo Stone
As a Leo, your qualities and traits are influenced by the Sun, Moon, Ruling Planet and Ascendant. There are different crystals that resonate with each of the influences.
By using crystals that resonate with Leo, you can enhance your positive elements and reduce the less desirable ones.
My favourite crystal for Leo is golden yellow topaz. I love its fun-loving, sunny energy that promotes friendships. It’s also fabulous for helping Leo’s to focus on achieving goals and manifesting success.
About the Author: Mary Ancillette
Mary is a spiritual teacher, published author and therapist from the UK. She's passionate about helping others improve their lives through harnessing the power of crystals and spirituality.