The Leo symbol, or glyph, is designed to depict the Lion and its mane and two halves of the heart. This is the Leo horoscope symbol and the character that represents this zodiac sign.
Each zodiac sign has a special symbol, or glyph, that’s associated with the mythology behind it. For example, Sagittarius is ruled by the mythical Centaur—the Archer—so its glyph resembles an arrow pointed skyward. Leo is symbolized by the Lion’s mane and two halves of the heart, and its glyph represents the mane and spine of the Lion. Almost all of the 12 zodiac signs are depicted by an animal, with the exception of Gemini, Virgo and Libra. The Leo symbol also has a unique meaning.
What animal is the Leo symbol?
The Leo horoscope symbol is the Lion. The Leo sign symbol is usually depicted as a very simple graphic meant to resemble a Lion and its mane and spine, in addition to two halves of a heart. Leo dates typically fall from July 23 to August 22. Passion, romance, expression and drama are the main Leo traits. Thus, the Leo symbol of the Lion expresses the bold and playful qualities of this zodiac sign. As a courageous fire sign and a stabilizing fixed sign, Leo is the showman of the zodiac, the sign that can be known for acting self-centered, but also excited, enthusiastic and loyal.
To remember the Leo symbol, here’s a handy chart of all zodiac symbols:
Although there is a standard symbol used to depict each zodiac sign, Leo symbols can vary based on the artist who renders it. You may see different Leo symbols, spanning from the simple Leo glyph of the curved spine of a Lion, to a full-on drawing of the Lion and its mane.
Leo is ruled by the Sun, which has a symbol of its own. The Sun symbol is simply depicted by a circle of Spirit, indicating potentiality, with a dot in the center as a focal point.