The Story Behind Leo

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Leo is all about creativity and self-creation. They are intuitive, childlike, idealistic, and fiercely loyal. Leo is almost more of a noble Knight than Aries, but instead of all the fighting, it’s more about the poncing about and showing off, as they do tend to think the world revolves around them. Leos are truly original and charismatic, although often not as confident as they seem. Leo is ruled by the Sun.

Leo Myths

Leo’s myth is one of the classics – Perceval and the Quest for the Holy Grail. Perceval starts out innocent and naïve, inspired by the idea of being a knight called to noble deeds. He has a vision where he sees a wounded king and a strange ritual involving the Grail. Baffled, he just watches and keeps his gob shut, only to discover later that he has made a terrible mistake and failed to ask the right question, the question which will restore the health of the king.

So he wanders in the woods, searching for the Grail Castle of his vision, determined to get it right next time. After many adventures, suffering and growth, Perceval finally finds himself back at the Castle and asks the question: Whom does the Grail serve?

Or, if you prefer: Who am I?

Monty Python and the Holy Grail © 1975 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Monty Python and the Holy Grail © 1975 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Leo on Film

Sally Bowles, Cabaret 1972 © MPTV
Sally Bowles, Cabaret 1972 © MPTV

Kings and Queens, for example Bertie, the Duke of York in The King’s Speech.

Sally Bowles singing and high kicking her way around the Kit Kat Klub in Cabaret.

Angel Deverell, the romance novelist who never fails to place herself at the centre of her own imaginative fantasies in Angel.

Famous Lions


Ben Affleck (Sun & Mercury in Leo)

Peter O’Toole (Sun & Moon in Leo)

Madonna (Sun & Venus in Leo)

Robert Plant (Sun & Venus in Leo)

Martin Sheen (Sun, Moon & Mars in Leo)

Kevin Spacey (Sun & Mercury in Leo)

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