May Horoscopes 2017 – LEO (or Leo RISING) 

Below is a description of the astrological themes for Leo this month, click here to read about the general transits for ALL signs

Astrological Themes for Leo in May

Career was a focus in April and this carries for you into the month of May. In April, with Mars transiting your 10th house, there may have been a feeling of ‘pressure’ around achieving your big ambitions in your career life (those born later in the sign can actually be feeling this pressure now in the beginning of May).

Also in May, as the Sun is passing through your 10th house, which brings better clarity into this area of your life – career and ‘your place in the world’.  So there is opportunity to balance the desire to take action, with more understanding of exactly the steps that you need to take to move forward with your goal.  Also, as the ‘astrological fog’ of Venus retrograde clears with each day that passes from the beginning of May until the 19th, business and money matters, as well as your sense of self esteem start to gain a boost. Venus passing through your 9th house this month means that May can be a great time make your travel plans for the summer. This is a great time to try something new, take a new course, learn a language or experience a new culture. Venus brings luck to your adventures now.

The Full Moon takes place for most Leos your 4th house, which can bring a resolution related to family relationships or in your home life.  Remember that during a full moon, you can also experience ‘pressure’ around things that are unresolved because the energy of the moon wants to bring these areas of your life to completion.  So it’s always important to be mindful of heightened emotions during this time (during the 3-4 days before as well as after the full moon) and it’s a great idea to take action to address or resolve something related your home or family life well ahead of this time so that you do not feel the full moon ‘pressure’ or stress as strongly.  The 4th house also represents being in line with your emotions, so this is also a time to be open to releasing blocks to expressing how you really feel and saying what you really want.

For those born late in the sign of Leo, the Full Moon occurs in your 3rd house which represents communication, written correspondence or other forms of writing, ideas and the ability to express yourself clearly – for writers this can be a very creative and productive time.  It can also represent relationships with siblings, roommates or other relatives in your ‘extended family’.  This can also be a time when you become clear about a decision where you have been considering multiple options.

On May 29th, there is an opposition between Mars in Gemini, in your 11th house, and Saturn in Sagittarius, in your 5th house.  Mars in both an Air Element sign AND house for you can mean that you are full of ideas and intellectual inspiration, but it can also be overwhelming and bring some anxiety and you may need some grounding around this time.  The opposition between Mars and Saturn is reminding you not to get so caught up in trying to do what’s best for everyone else that you lose sight what is most fulfilling to you personally.  Remember to leave space for your own passions Leo, that which feeds your own creative fire and brings you your greatest joy; your personal truth.  Remember also that while your enthusiasm is well placed on a particular subject, your point of view may be overshadowed by romantic notions – what is right for you may not be right for everyone involved, and that’s okay.

General Astrological Transits in May (ALL zodiac signs)

May is an exciting month! It’s finally time to come out of retrograde ‘fog’ and get ready for an uplifting boost in May! This month brings in some optimistic energy, especially towards the end of the month, that is supportive of new projects, travel, having adventures, pursuing hobbies and other creative outlets…Click to read more about the General Transits for all zodiac signs in May!