This king of the jungle can represent harnessing your passions as a type of strength. As a feline, it can suggest a tendency to avoid domestication or conformity to express the power that comes from fearless expression. As a protector, it can be tied to the idea of parenting and your idea of love and passion learned from being a parent or through parenting. Its association with the astrological sign Leo as an Archetype shows it to be a highly creative symbol, where the lion often appears to explore issues related to self-expression and artistic expression. As a homonym, it can suggest lies. See also Animals.