From Adele to Katy Perry and beyond, we’re not the only ones these days swearing by the transformative powers of crystals. And while the trend may have picked up steam in the last few years, the practice of using crystals to enhance different facets of life has been around since time immemorial.
Given the current climate of intensified anxiety and mental health issues, financial concerns and f*cked up political landscape, our social climate seems perfectly primed for a resurgence in astrology and its other New Age-y pals (like crystals!).
Not just pretty, but otherworldly powerful, your crystals are the perfect wingman to help you tap into and harness your intuition, as well as tune into your soul. And as above, so below - every astrological sign has paralleling crystals that share their energetic resonance.
Astrology exists to teach us about ourselves, and the wonders of crystal healing are all about enhancing your natural gifts and talents. Together, they offer great way to work with your personal energy and grow.
While different crystals have different properties, some crystals are especially attuned to certain astrological signs.
So what’s the best way to combine the powers of these two practices?
Crystals for the Leo
Ruled by the sun (and equally as powerful and attention-grabbing), the Leo constellation is represented by the Lion, which is indicative of their strong, courageous nature. This sign will fight for what they believe in and protect those they love, sometimes to their own detriment. Leos are natural leaders who thrive on authority and attention, and while their fiery personality can come across as brazen, over-proud and arrogant, dig a little deeper and you’ll find the typical Lion is also warm, brave and open-hearted.
So, what are the best crystals for the Leo?
Carnelian is really the perfect embodiment of the whole Leo vibe. A sacred stone, Carnelian invokes the fire within, igniting passion and purpose. Known as the singer's stone, the Carnelian crystal is a warm, vibrant stone that boosts confidence and the power of true expression. It is a stone of creativity, individuality and courage.
Whenever you're called on to perform, whether it's on stage or between the sheets, be the star of your own show by accessing the healing properties of Carnelian, the fiery companion guiding you in facing your fears. This crystal is energising and healing to both the heart chakra and the sacral chakra, two powerful centres for love and passion.
A perfect practice is to light a candle and place your Carnelian at the base. Once the candle has burned out you can place the crystal on your heart. This invokes the fire within. Rawrrr.
“All that glitters is not gold, not all those who wander are lost,” but Fool’s Gold Pyrite is worth its weight in gold and will lead your lost soul to a place of higher wisdom. If you’re ready to achieve your wildest dreams and aspirations, it’s time to become a f***king meditative rock star when you incorporate Pyrite and its divine guidance.
Bring the sunshine-y vibes of Pyrite into your workplace, where it can bestow all of its benefits on you both career- and creativity-wise and help you streamline your fiery energy. Pyrite encourages leadership qualities and is an ally for managers and those working toward promotion.
Try placing a piece of Pyrite on your desk to enhance your confidence and cooperation at work.
The Lion has a constant need for approval, for attention, and has an addiction to drama and intensity. They also believe they must always be performing for others. Amethyst offers Leo a calming energy that balances their fiery nature without diminishing their passion and drive. The Amethyst stone brings out the Lion’s spiritual side, which is often deprioritised by Leos as they prowl with powerful full force through life.
With a stronger connection to higher intelligence and their own intuition, Amethyst enables Leos to make sound decisions that bring them to where they need to be, while minimising stress and struggle.
Citrine is, of course, pure sunshine. Any stone that resonates with the sun is a powerful ally to the Leo energy. The profuse energy of Citrine accentuates the Lion’s warm, generous spirit, while increasing openness to new experience and bringing abundance into your every day.
With Citrine by your side, Leos can open up to new opportunities and prosperity, as it is acts as a super-powerful magnet, attracting the right people, situations, and abundance. At the same time, it also removes Leos’ fear of judgement so that they can fully express themselves, as they love to do.
When in a challenging situation, hold Citrine close or keep it in your pocket to help you remain calm.
Remember – this is a killer place to start, but while Astrology is there to teach you about yourself, and crystal healing can help enhance your natural gifts and talents – these hella magickal practices are intensely personal and you may find there is more than one (or in this case four) stones or crystals that can represent and empower your astrological sign.