Above: Leo Rising; Acrylic and Ink on canvas. Inspired by the zodiac sign Leo. In exoteric Astrology and Esoteric Astrology Leo is ruled by the Sun. Others signs have more than one ruler for the Exoteric and the Esoteric forms. Leo ascendants have the same rulership for both. As I have Leo rising in my birth chart, when I discovered this it inspired this painting. I feel it is my higher self supporting my personality. Two big male cats, affectionally respecting and acknowledging each other.