Make way, Cancer; here comes the fiery Leo season. From July 23 until August 22 the sun is in Leo. We leave a time of rest and soul-searching and withdrawal to a season of stepping out of our comfort zones. All the world is a stage during Leo season. This is an ideal time to exercise your confidence and personal power.
Leo is represented by the lion, and it’s no wonder. Leos are natural born leaders with captivating self-confidence, creativity, and dominant personalities. Leos love to be center stage and have an innate gift for unifying people. They attract many friends and are compassionate and always willing to help others. In relationships, Leos’ dominant personalities can be challenging to contend with, so they tend to seek others who are self-assured.
Inasmuch as Leos like to be the center of attention, they also value time alone and need to retreat to their “caves”. Once re-energized, Leos are not afraid to face any situation and thrive on solving problems. However, their ego has a tendency to get in the way, especially when their ideas are not embraced by others. This brave sign has a tough exterior that can be hard to break through. They are not easily hurt by others, but are secure and seemingly impervious to others’ opinions.
Ruled by the sun, Leos are warm and energetic, with a positivity and magnetism that draws others in. Their easy sense of humor and likability make Leo the center of attention at any gathering. Get close enough to a Leo, and you have a friend who will always look out for you and show you a good time as well.
Get Ready for a Season of Action
As we leave the introspective Cancer season, it’s time to get things done. The season of Leo is a season of fire and is all about being daring and adventurous. During this time of creativity, it’s time to stop thinking about that big idea and start doing. Focus on your strengths and talents as you move forward with your head held high.
As you explore ways to encourage your self expression, allow your individuality to shine through. Authenticity is the theme of this season; there is no holding back on your dreams and ideas. It’s time to step into the spotlight and let your voice be heard for a change!
Laughter and enjoyment are also important for Leos. You may feel more outgoing or social during this time. Use this season to go deeper into relationships and let loose a little. It is also a good time to express your feelings freely. Take advantage of this season of the sun and allow your generosity and sentiments of love to prevail.
The Crown Chakra
It’s no surprise that King Leo, the sun sign, is governed primarily by the crown chakra. The crown chakra helps us to overcome the seemingly impossible and push past barriers in our lives. The go-getter Leo personality certainly has no trouble visualizing success and enjoying a challenge. This chakra also promotes awareness, both to the spiritual and physical realm. It helps us to feel connected to the Divine and gives access to enlightenment and wisdom.
Feeling disconnected or overly obsessed with spiritual things is a sign of an imbalance of the crown chakra energy. When this chakra is blocked, a person my reject spirituality and be obstinate or closed-minded. An over-abundance of the crown chakra may result in being somewhat out-of-touch with reality or even feeling depressed and lost.
Crystals and Stones
Stones that encourage creativity and personal power will help you step out of your comfort zone during the season of Leo. The following stones enhance courage, self-empowerment, and motivation to give you the drive you need to bravely step into the limelight. Certain stones for keeping the crown chakra in balance may benefit if you tend to have too much of the “take-on-the-world” outlook.
- Tiger’s Eye
Leo rules over the heart, back, and spine, which means people born in this sign have a tendency toward back pain and circulatory issues. Additionally, they have a tendency towards burnout and stress over all the challenges they bravely take on. Essential oils for proper alignment and muscles, as well as relaxing oils will serve the Leo well.
- Stress Away
Roaring Lion Roll-On
During the season of Leo, apply this blend to wrists, neck, and behind the ears and knees to mobilize your dreams and bring your inspiration to reality!
3 drops ginger
2 drops lemon
2 drops marjoram
3 drops rosemary
1 drop rose
Carnelian crystals, optional
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