«What is my birthstone?» - If you ever asked yourself that question then you should definitely check out our ultimate guide on birthstones. But today we will start the series of articles dedicated to birthstone crystals and talk about 5 Most Important Leo Birthstones. So, what gemstones resonate better with Leo’s personality?
Leo: main character traits and all enhancing birthstones
If you were born between July 23 and August 23 then your zodiac sign is Leo, which means that you have the strongest personality among other zodiac signs and you ruled by the Sun. Leos are also very honest, as they speak what they think and what they feel, and they love to have an intellectual argument. Leo's like to create their own style and are very individualistic in the workplace. They love the limelight and they hate to share attention. They love to achieve their own visions and dislike being told what to do. Love is a massive attraction for the Leos, representing ultimate fulfillment. People born under this Zodiac sign possess great personal magnetism and are often entrepreneurs, entertainers, and artists. They are very good public speakers. Leo is a so-called fixed astrological sign. Similarly, people of this sign often have fixed ideas and goals, and if they believe them to be right and true, they do not yield to opposite arguments or pressure. The July born Leo’s birthstone is Ruby. August Leo birthstone is Peridot. Other modern and traditional Leo birthstones are: Onyx, Amber, Carnelian, Citrine, Danburite, Dumortierite, Emeralds, Garnet, Golden Topaz, Kunzite, Labradorite, Larimar, Muscovite, Petalite, Pietersite, Rhodochrosite, Rutilated Quartz, Sunstones, Tiger’s Eye , Yellow Sapphire, Zircon.
Onyx - the most important from all Leo birthstones
Onyx is, not only the astrological birthstone for Leo, but also the month of July in the old Hebrew, Italian and Roman calendar. This crystal symbolizes purity. It is very powerful protection stone and promotes emotional well-being. According to ancient legend, the dark color of the stone is due to absorb much negative energy. Wearing an Onyx bracelet will maintain Leo characteristics and protect their ideas and strive to achieve the goals. Onyx is perfect for Entrepreneurs and Inventors (common for Leos), as it helps to repel negative energy surrounding other people’s opinions and negative energy. Onyx works to keep Leo’s larger-than-life personality under better self-control, making the Leo person more effective in his creative pursuits.
Ruby – #2 of 5 most important Leo birthstones
Ruby has been traditionally the Leo’s birthstone for July in the old Russian, Polish, Tibetan, as well as the Ayurvedic or ancient Indian calendar. Probably no Leo stone could represent the zodiac sign better. A brilliant red in color and second only to diamond in terms of hardness, the rare and precious ruby is symbolic of Leo personality: tough yet, not colorless like white diamond, but rich and vividly bright. Ruby carries the frequency of the enlightened Base Chakra, stimulating the flow of life-force energy or chi through the body. It strengthens the ability to meet one’s needs and manifest one’s desires. This Leo stone is also believed to boost courage and mental power. It encourages leadership and increased concentration, with sharpness of intellect.
Peridot – #3 in the top Leo Birthstones list
The most prominent lucky gemstone for Leo is Peridot. Peridot is believed to work well and influence both positive and negative traits and characteristics of people who were born under this zodiac sign. It cleanses and heals hurt feelings and “bruised egos,” lessening anger, jealousy, resentment and spite, while teaching one to understand that holding onto people, or the past, is counterproductive to one’s growth. This stone is known to alleviate depression, nervousness and anxiety and help in bringing openness of mind, good sleep and relaxation. Peridot promotes all the processes of growth, renewal, rebirth, and rejuvenation. Because it reduces the amount of stress and negative emotional states, Peridot can help heal and harmonize all human relationships, especially marital one.
Citrine – #4 among the greatest stones for Leos
Citrine, variety of quartz, is a Leo birthstone in Hindu astrology. Like tiger’s eye, this birthstone for Leo takes on Leo’s lucky color, yellow, the brightest symbol of optimism, which Leos have in plenty. This stone is believed to boost optimism, courage and person’s clarity. Citrine energizes every level of life. It cleanses the chakras and opens the intuition. Citrine attracts wealth, prosperity, and success. It imparts joy, wonder, delight, and enthusiasm. Raises self-esteem and self-confidence. It carries the energies of the sun as well as radiates warmth and comforting energies. And also considered amongst the best stones for protection. Leos wearing the citrine (e.g. this Handcrafted Birthstone Bracelet) will definitely attract themselves some joy and happiness.
Tiger’s Eye – #5 Gem for Leos
Tiger’s Eye is also a great stone for Leos - it’s their abundance stone, and will help with manifesting dreams and unblocking creative abilities. It combines the energy of the Earth with the energy of the Sun, to create a grounded, yet high, vibration. The golden accents of this healing gemstone help bring forth your sunny self, while facilitating manifestation and a strong willpower. Wearing a bracelet with Tiger’s Eye on the right side of your body to bring the maximum benefit. Tiger’s Eye increases motivation and speeds up energy flow in the body. Tigers Eye has a strong male energy with motivation being a key element.