Leo Sign Symbol
Leo is the fifth zodiac sign in the zodiac circle and represents the transition of the sun through the sign of the Lion between July 23 and August 22 every year, according to the tropical astrology.
Therefore, everyone who is born in this period is said to belong to the Leo sign. The symbol associated with this sign is the Lion. This is a symbol of power and nobles but also a symbol of the leader who is sometimes a tyrant.
The man that leads the crowd but whom stays aside of it and is not always fully aware of what is going on around. This is the individual that is well aware of his capacities and takes pride in its status. The glyph for the Leo zodiac sign depicts the Leo in a majestic pose.
Symbolism and history of the Lion:
The Lion in the Leo astrology meaning is the representative figure of the leader of the animal pack. This is the king of the animals and the one to decide fates and lead crowds. It is the bearer of the power in many mythologies. Krishna in Gita, Christ, the lion of Judah, Buddha the lion in Shakya and the lion of Allah.
In Greek mythology there is a reference to the Lion of Nemea whom Heracles had to fight in one of the twelve labors. It seems that the hero had to fight this lion with his bare hands. As a remembrance of this battle Zeus decided to place the Lion amongst the start, creating the constellation that astrology now uses.
Characteristics of the Lion:
The lion is above all a leader over his kingdom. His imposing and dignified presence brings fear into everyone. He is always depicted as proud, wealthy and relaxed as if he knows that the whole world is at his service. Leo natives seem to take all pride from the noble lion and they are always described as assertive and strong. They have sharp reactions and boast of self confidence. They know their worth and they act according to it.
Leo natives are also defensive and protective of their possessions and families. They never step aside when it comes to defending the things they love or in any occasion that can help them earn the respect of those around.
Despite it being the leader it seems that the lion knows he sometimes needs to descend into the crowd, occasions in which he proves how sociable and generous he can be. These natives are magnetic and are always the soul of any gathering.