2020 energy is all about the intentional building of key foundations through concrete action. Strong foundations built this year will lead to success and happiness over the rest of the decade. However, a strong foundation – and the long-term beneficial growth that follows – can be achieved only with clear purpose, inspired leadership, and aligned action. President’s Day this month is a perfect opportunity to take stock of your leadership skills and improve them where needed.

One way to assess your leadership skills is to review your strengths and weaknesses. Do you think of great ideas but falter in presenting them? Are you good at long-term planning, but do you find it tough to decide on an initial course of action? Are you skilled at teaching by example or through your writing, yet you lack confidence when in a more traditional one-on-one or group setting? Do you finish projects that you start, or do you lose steam after a certain point?

Another way to address potential areas for improvement is to review any professional or personal goals that you’ve set, what steps to take to reach them, and where your skills – or lack thereof – may be holding you back from taking those steps. Are you interested in a promotion at work, and what would the new job require of you? Are you hoping to expand your business, and what changes must you make to do so? Do you want to take a partnership to the next level, and what kind of personal and relationship growth do you need to get there?

Do you already have the necessary components in place for your desires, or do you need to increase your experience in a particular zone? Are there specific areas in which you simply require personal growth – i.e. clear communication, critical thought, or self-confidence?

Whatever your area of expertise – and whatever area you’re working on – you can use crystals to help you improve various leadership qualities. Pair any of the crystals listed below with your focused intention to see improvement in the corresponding area. Always use your intuition to pick the best crystal for you.

Grounded & Clear Decisions

  • Agate
  • Brecciated Jasper
  • Dravite
  • Hematite
  • Petrified Wood

Inspired Thought

  • Green Prehnite
  • Malachite
  • Optical Calcite
  • Pietersite
  • Sodalite

Public Speaking & Presentation of Ideas

  • Angelite
  • Blue Kyanite
  • Dumortierite
  • Indicolite Tourmaline
  • Lapis Lazuli

Self-Leadership & Personal Growth

  • Amazonite
  • Celestite
  • Green Smithsonite
  • Moss Agate
  • Scolecite

Resiliency

  • Bronzite
  • Clear Quartz
  • Ocean Jasper
  • Ruby
  • Trolleite

Confidence & Certainty

  • Aqua Aura Quartz
  • Carnelian
  • Natural Citrine
  • Pyrite
  • Sunstone

Aligned Action

  • Dendritic Quartz
  • Grape Agate
  • Polychrome Jasper
  • Rutilated Quartz
  • Turquoise