You've probably heard the lion called the king of the beasts. Perhaps you've noticed how lions are used to denote royalty. Solomon, the great king of Israel, built an ivory throne overlaid with gold, a lion standing on each end of its six steps—twelve lions in all.
If you read the zodiac beginning at Virgo, Leo is the last chapter of the story of our world. History began with a "very good" creation over which God set humankind to rule under his authority. The rebellion of our first father and mother gave us a broken world instead. In place of God's intended peace, we have conflict. Instead of love, we find apathy. Violence has replaced cooperation. Poverty results from greed.
This broken world will not endure forever. God has promised a righteous kingdom of justice and mercy. The constellation Leo is the sign of that promise—a happy reminder that the world as we know it is temporary and something far better lies ahead.