The Leo symbol is usually the mane or tail of the lion. The symbols can be used interchangeably. Most leos are known for having hair that in some way resembles a mane. Usually very think and dramatic hair and cat-like eyes.
Leo is ruled by THE SUN! In astrology, the word “planet” is used to identify the celestial body each zodiac sign receives the most influence from. The Sun represents the will, ego, consciousness and is associated with the “ring” finger used in marriage, which has been shown to be connected to the heart. In addition to ruling the heart, the Sun is the reason why Leo is associated with the powerful energy of the solar plexus chakra.
There are many myths associated with Leo. The most well known is the first of Hercules’s 12 Labors: To kill the Nemean Lion. It was very difficult for Hercules to kill the Lion because its arrows could not penetrate the Lion’s fur which was said to be as strong as gold. Athena advised Hercules to use the lions own claws to skin him after he was victorious. Among the constellations, the Lion was considered the crowning star of Jupiter (Zeus) and Juno (Hera) with the quadruple star system, Regulus at its head.