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Leo: Ruling Planet
The Sun is Leo's planetary ruler. Through the Sun, we derive our life purpose.
The Sun represents our conscious mind in Astrology. It represents our will to live and our creative life force. The Sun is our ego. It is also our "adult"-- the part of us that censors our "inner child", that reasons things out and makes final decisions. The Sun directs us and can be considered "the boss" of our chart, and, like its ruler, Leo is a proud leader.
The Leo glyph, depicted here, may represent the two valves of the heart since Leo rules the heart; alternatively, it can be considered the mane of Leo's symbol, the lion.
Flowers associated with Leo are the sunflower (depicted here and representing vitality, admiration, strength, and positivity -- all traits associated with Leo), the gerbera (representing happiness), and the marigold (representing passion).
Leo's element is Fire. There are three Fire signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Fire signs are spontaneous, reactive, and assertive.
With Fire, we have pride, passion, courage, creativity, and impulse -- all traits associated with Leo. Leo, as a Fixed Fire sign, is passionate and loyal.
The symbol for Leo is the Lion. The majestic lion, the King of the Beasts, is Leo's symbol. The lion symbolizes sovereignty, rulership, and courage.
Leos, like lions, are strong leaders. They have a regal manner that is unmistakable.
Leo's mode is Fixed. There are four signs in the FIXED family: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.
Fixed signs are loyal, steadfast, and stubborn. They tend to resist change and possess excellent follow-through. As a Fixed Fire sign, Leo is passionately loyal.
Leo: Ruling Planet Glyph
Depicted here, the glyph or symbol used to represent Leo's ruling planet, the Sun.
The Sun glyph shows the circle of Spirit, indicating potentiality, brought to focus in the central point or dot.
The constellation of Leo is depicted here and is as distinctive as the sign with its many bright stars.
The metal associated with Leo is gold.
Gold is the metal of Leo's ruler, the Sun. Gold symbolizes purity, perfection, vitality, and prosperity.
Leo is associated with a number of gemstones, mainly the ruby (pictured here, and symbolizing vitality, passion, and energy).
Colors associated with the sign of Leo are gold, yellow, and orange.
Leo: House Association
Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac and is also associated with the fifth house.
The fifth house rules creative self-expression, pleasure and entertainment, all forms of "play", speculation and gambling, pastimes, hobbies, attitude towards romance, romantic relationships, lovers as opposed to partners, attitude towards having fun, drama, adornments and costumes.