Yet he fails – big-time.
Is this because he lacks the compassion and understanding to achieve his goal – or rather – because of pride – he lacks the clarity to correctly perceive his goal?
Either way, what starts as a vainglorious quest, ends in a long, hard road to self-understanding.
Similarly, Leo may start life with what he believes is a clear vision of his potential.
But dissappointment is inevitable when his noble aspirations come to naught. It’s almost as if from birth he ‘knows’ his personal destiny – only to ‘botch’ it when he tries to put it in place. In other words, the fate of Leo is to experience – through personal failure – the ‘woundedness’ of all mankind.
After many years, Perceval finally acquires the maturity and wisdom to ask the right question – ‘who does the Grail serve’? By realistically confronting his failures, Leo too might learn that the Grail serves those who are transformed in its pursuit.
Keywords for Leo – King, Individuality, Proud, Self-Centred, Generous to a fault