The ascendant or sign of Leo is ruled by Sun. It covers the degrees between 121 to 150 in the Zodiac. No planet is exalted or debilitated in this sign. The direction governed by this sign is East and core element for Leo is fire.
Friendly planets for this sign are Mars, Moon, Jupiter and Ketu.
Enemies planets for this sign are Saturn, Venus and Rahu.
Mercury nature will depend on its placement.
The Ascendant of Leo has following lordships for houses