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Leo

Astrological sign of Leo
The twelve Zodiac signs are an astrological version of birthstones in addition to the twelve months according to the Gregorian calendar.

Dates: July 23 - August 23

First Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Lion

Birthstone of Leo: Peridot

Alternate Birthstones of Leo: Onyx, Diamond, Carnelian, Sardonyx and Ruby

Ruling Planet of Leo: The Sun

Ruling Element of Leo: Fire

Birthstone and Zodiac Signs
The signs of the Zodiac, including Leo, are used to cast horoscopes from astrological calculations which are used as a guide to personality, relationships and business affairs. The Zodiac sign of Leo represents the placement in the sky where the sun was during the time of birth and, in the case of Leo, influences people who were born between the dates of July 23 - August 23. The Zodiac sign of Leo is ruled by Sun, one of the planets in the Solar system. The planet Sun rules over the gemstone, or birthstone Peridot. The Peridot has its own unique properties relating to color, crystalline structure, character and abilities. The Peridot gemstone, or birthstone assigned to Leo is believed to influence both positive and negative personality traits and characteristics of those born under the astrological sign of Leo.

Leo Characteristics & Personality
Leo (the sign of the Lion) is the fifth sign of the Zodiac, influencing people born between July 23 - August 23. The Fire signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are associated with action, passion, and energy. Combined with other elements, fire feels that earth will smother it, water will drown it, but air will fan and enliven it. Those born under the sign of Leo possess positive characteristics and personality traits and are often described as:

  • Honest

  • Generous

  • Self-motivated

  • Warm-hearted

  • Enthusiastic

Negative traits - apt in some circumstances to be:

  • Conceited

  • Rigid

  • Intolerant

  • Bully

  • Arrogant

  • The Leo Birthstone - the Peridot
    The birthstone for Leo is the Peridot. The Zodiac sign of Leo also responds to Onyx, Diamond, Carnelian, Sardonyx and Ruby. The tradition of giving gifts of jewelry containing these stones dates back thousands of years. The gemstone, or birthstone Peridot is believed to conduct the energies of the planet Sun with which it is sympathetic and that wearing jewelry containing the gemstone will focus the energies of the planet and sign through the gem.

    Properties of the Peridot - the Leo Birthstone
    The properties with which the Peridot, the birthstone of the Zodiac sign of Leo, is associated are as follows:

    • Love, truth, faithfulness and loyalty

    • Fame, dignity, and protection

    • The Peridot is also used to enhance prosperity, growth, and openness.

    Healing Properties of the Peridot
    The healing properties of the Leo birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to:

    • Lungs, lymph
    • Breast and sinuses

    Gemstone Peridot

    Myths & Legends about Peridot

    August Birthstone: Peridot

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