Alan Leo restored faith in astrology after years of gypsy tales and carnie rip-offs. Alan Leo essentially streamlined the practices of astrology, dumbing down the language and making astrological ideas easy to understand, streamlining techniques and dismissing wives tales and haphazard ideas that plagued the field of astrology. Due largely to Alan Leo's work and influence, astrology today is largely considered a science instead of the farce it became in the seventeenth century when superstition outweigh scientific fact, and when grifters were as likely to practice astrology as someone practiced, educated, and proficient in the field. Evil eyes and pentagrams and magic potions and curses nearly ruined astrology, destroying the image of it still to this very day in some areas, but look around. Astrology is thriving, online, in schools and dedicated centers. Astrology today is bigger and considered far more legitimate due to the work of Alan Leo and others like him.
While Alan Leo has been dead since nineteen-seventeen, his work lives on in the legacy that he left behind, including the theosophical society he formed before his death which still exists to this day and grows by leaps and bounds every year. Alan Leo books are sold all over the internet, including autographed tomes and out of print books. If it were not for Alan Leo in all likelihood there would be no astrology today, there would be no daily horoscopes, there would be no Jeanne Dixon's or astrology.coms, and there would be no readings or practicing astrologers developing natal charts. All of the gains made in astrology over the past two decades probably wouldn't have occurred. By all accounts, Alan Leo is the greatest historical figure in the history of astrology.
Perhaps in the coming years Alan Leo will get the recognition that he deserves. Quite frankly anyone that has ever had a reading done and anyone that opens the paper every day and reads their daily horoscope owes Alan Leo a debt of gratitude. Were it not for the efforts of Alan Leo, the trials and tribulations he endured and his stubborn dogged perseverance, most of what is known as modern astrology would be nothing more than folklore looked upon as a disgraceful sham that was practiced back in ancient times.