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Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Element

Fire

Chakra

Manipura (Solar Plexus)

Traditional Gemstone

Carnelian

Zodiac Flower

Sunflower

Essential Oil

Orange

Element

An emphasis on this element indicate a practical, cautious, and pragmatic approach to life. In the majority of cases there is the need to build solid, ‘real’ material success, i.e. car, home, career success. Earthy people may benefit from connecting to the earth element via gardening, pottery, facial mud packs, etc. Long range planning and the determination to succeed are strong traits for this element, as is melancholy, greed and fear if taken too far. A person with a lack of earth may find it difficult to live in the ‘real’ world and to keep themselves grounded. Their expectations in general may be a little unrealistic.

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cautious * conservative * materialistic * safe/secure * skeptics * suspicious * sensual * solid * purposeful * feel control over physical/material * grounded * practical * organised * dependable * controlled * realistic * introvert * appreciation of food, touch, etc. * efficient * strong survival instinct *

Chakra

The intensity of the zodiac king will determine to a large extent what the dominant Chakra will be for Leos. The torrential force that keeps the lion connected with the deepest part of its being gives more than obvious clues of what kind of energy catalyst it will need. Leos will struggle to balance their big egos and the titanic need to shine like any Fire sign. Without further ado, you should know that your main Chakra is the Manipura, also called the Solar Plexus Chakra.

This energy point is related to the color yellow and affects organs such as the pancreas and the spleen, but also your upper digestive system. The type of stones that will help you control your excesses are citrine quartz and tiger’s eye.

Traditional Gemstone

Carnelian is the light to dark red variety of chalcedony. The red color is caused by the presence of iron.

Spiritual uses of Carnelian include revealing of past life experiences to help you on your spiritual path in this life. This stone activates the desire to uncover mundane patterns that prevent you from attaining self-realization. Use this stone with the intention of knowing yourself to the core and embracing all that you are on all levels. You can attain greater heights in meditation practice through self-acceptance and self-knowledge, developing your spiritual nature. Use Carnelian to align with Archangels Ariel and Camael.

Emotional Uses: Carnelian is a good tool to help you dive into your emotions either through art, music, writing, or any creative outlet. It reminds you to give yourself the time to create and the courage to take the action to make it so. This stone also helps you embrace the emotions and feelings of past challenges, accept them, and move on. A stone for action and moving forward in life, it is useful whe you are up against an emotional block.

"My inner voice is my guide."

Zodiac Flower

Perhaps the only people more social and outgoing than Geminis are those born under the Leo sign. With their happy demeanor bringing a smile to everyone’s face they meet, it’s only natural that their flower is just as “sunny” as them! Sunflowers get their loyal and bright characteristics from their tendency to turn their faces towards the sun. Similarly, Leo’s are not shy when it comes to stepping into the limelight and are attracted to being the center of attention.

Essential Oil

Assertive, courageous and striking, Leo is often associated with a strong, zesty scent, being Orange essential oil, a bold, vibrant scent to match your fierce personality.

More Taurus Oils:

  • Cinnamon Bark

  • Bergamont

  • Patchouli

Leo, the fifth sign in the zodiac, belongs to those born between the dates of July 23rd and August 22nd. Learn all about the Leo sign below.

Leo Zodiac Sign Traits

Bold, intelligent, warm, and courageous, fire sign Leo is a natural leader of the Zodiac, ready to blaze a trail, vanquish injustice, and make a name for themselves along the way. Blessed with high self-esteem, Lions know that they possess enviable traits—and they’re proud of them. They don’t believe in false modesty and will be the first to praise themselves for a job well done. But Leo isn’t self-aggrandizing or unwilling to roll up those sleeves and do the work: this sign knows that in order to be respected and admired, he or she needs to put in the effort worthy of a leader.

But it’s not all hard work for Lions. Intense and energetic, Leos thrive on social interactions and have no problem making friends—although pinning them down to spend time with you is another story. Leos put themselves first, and will turn down a plan that doesn’t fit with their agenda or idea of fun. This trait has gained them an unfair reputation for arrogance. But on the flip side, when a Lion chooses to spend time with you, it’s genuinely because he or she wants to.

Leo signs are passionate in all pursuits, including relationships, and take it upon themselves to be the best partner you’ve ever had. They love grand gestures, and they want to show the world how attentive and caring they can be. They also can’t resist flashiness and often buy their partner the biggest and best presents. Leo is an adventurer, seeking to balance an intense life of social obligations and travel with plenty of downtime to relax and luxuriate. Work and outward appearances matter to this sign, and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to gain a job title or workplace status, even if it means temporarily sacrificing their precious leisure time.

Benevolent with their time and attention, Leos are never cliquey, always showing friendliness and politeness to everyone. While almost everyone else is entranced by the Leonine personality, Leos are their own harshest critic and consider each day a challenge to be the best, brightest, and boldest Lion they can be.

"If you know the way, go the way and show the way—you're a leader."

Leo’s Greatest Gifts

A natural leader, Leo’s very presence inspires others to be the best they can be. But with great power comes great responsibility. Leos love the pull of the limelight, and they’re occasionally swayed by what other people want (or expect) them to do. Although this sign has a loud inner voice, learning to listen to it—especially if it’s guiding them toward an unpopular move—is a lifelong lesson that will only make proud Lions stronger and more resilient.

Leo’s Greatest Challenges

Lions are well known for their loud roar. But learning to quiet down and listen is essential for Leo signs to reach their peak power—especially when they’re hearing a voice that doesn’t match their confidence and certainty. And while this sign thrives on their split-second decision-making and reaction skills, they might sometimes benefit from taking a few seconds, minutes, or even days before making their opinion known on a subject. Researching all sides, doing due diligence, and learning from other people’s experiences are all essential for a Leo to be as strong a leader as possible.

Leo’s Secret Weapon

A giving nature. Most people assume that Lions are all about themselves. But appearances are deceiving. A Leo’s secret weapon is his or her boundless capacity for love, affection, and generosity.

Leo’s Power Colors

Leo demands excellence in love, work, and life, and he or she always wants to be noticed. Not a wallflower, this sign dresses for success by ensuring all eyes will be on them. Leo’s best colors are:

Gold: Like a Lion’s glorious mane, a rich gold color also reminds Leos that they are the sun—everyone orbits around them.

Yellow: Slightly quieter than gold, yellow speaks to Leo’s sunny, optimistic personality and also taps into this sign’s generous, giving spirit.

Purple: The color of royalty and connected to the crown chakra, purple/violet reminds Leos of their higher purpose—they’re loud and demand to be heard because they have something important to say.

Red: This fire sign is drawn to a high-intensity red, which can magnify their passions, whether it’s a night on the town or a day in the boardroom arguing their beliefs.

These are the colors that Leo should avoid:

Brown and moss green: These earth-colored shades can anchor Leos and pull them down, rather than letting them move deftly from one project to another.

Blue: This color, affiliated with water, can put a damper on Leo’s fiery spirit, and should be avoided.

Silver or gray: The color of the moon, silver and gray are both at odds with Leo’s sun-seeking personality.

Healing Herbs for Leo

Chamomile: This soothing herb, whether in a teacup, a bar of soap, or just sniffed, helps Leo calm down and focus on self-care. Chamomile is key for breaking those frequent fevers as well.

Lemon balm: Whether it’s in a soap, shampoo, lip balm, or just smelled, the cheery scent of lemon help Leos focus on their internal optimism and move forward, even during a crisis or a bad day. This herb helps cleanse the digestive system and improve circulation, which is key for this sign’s intense lifestyle.

Tarragon: This herb helps Leos focus on the connections that bind them to others, reminding them that no one, not even a Lion, is an island unto themselves.

Aloe vera: This cool, healing plant can help temper a Leo’s fiery personality.

I am genuinely happy for the good fortune of others.

Awakening the Inner Leo Lion

All Leos have a Lion inside them. But when they’re not living up to their Leo potential—sharing their opinions, living their truth, and pursuing their passion—that Lion can be hard to find. Here’s how to bring it out:

Roar. Yelling out loud—even in the shower when no one is home—can remind Leos just how powerful their voice really is.

Climb a big rock. Anything that takes Leos outside of their comfort zone and ratchets up their adrenaline is key.

Make a fire. Whether starting a blaze in the home fireplace or building a campfire in the wilderness, this fire sign is in their element. Anything that helps Leos tune into the natural world—and that involves heat and their power colors—will remind them just how strong they are.

Wear gold. A talisman made of gold or depicting a lion can remind Leo of his or her cosmic identity.

Play. Childlike Leo loves interacting with kids, and getting outside and running with the knee-high set can help put Leos back in their element.

Leo’s Karma Boosters

Every sign has unfinished business to deal with. For Leo, it’s letting go of pride and becoming vulnerable. It takes a lifetime to learn these things, but every day is a chance to try out one of these strategies and become even stronger:

  1. Listen up. Before Lions open their mouths, they should let someone else speak.
  2. Cry. And not only that, Leos should let themselves cry in front of people. It’s a sign of strength.
  3. Say, “I don’t know.” The truth is that sometimes Leos don’t know everything. No one does, and that’s okay!
  4. Push someone else into the spotlight. They need Leo’s moral support! The Lion should practice saying, “I’m so happy for you.”
  5. Give anonymously. Leos excel at doing an anonymous good deed, just because. Not getting credit can feel just as powerful as advertising what you’ve done.

Sources:

  • horoscope.com
  • psychicguild.com
  • themagichoroscope.com
  • Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals,and Stones by Margaret Ann Lembo

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