Leo - May 2019
Hey Leo! Career opportunities are flowing in fast in May, as the new Moon of the 4th sends good fortune into your working life! This is a fabulous time to apply for a new job or promotion, attend an interview or make plans for where you want to be next. A promising sextile with Neptune brings support from loved ones and colleagues to help you achieve your aims, with partners providing practical help such as financial assistance. Mercury and Uranus also form an excitable connection from this area between the 7th and 12th, which will send unexpected and highly unusual job opportunities into your path. The lunar cycle concludes in May with a full Moon on the 18th in your domestic zone, and family issues, disputes or ongoing concerns at home will reach a point where they absolutely must be dealt with. Influences from Pluto here could change your household routines around in a significant way. If you have been putting off important renovations to a property, persistent issues will push this work to the top of your priority list.
Friends and the drama that comes with them will be in focus for lions after the 22nd, as Mercury joins the Sun in your house of friendships. This will be a busy time for social interactions, as everyone in your social circle seems intent on bending your ear about their plans and problems, particularly during the days of the 22nd to 27th when these two planetary powerhouses will be conjunct. This conjunction began in your career sector earlier in the month, so you may be looking to friends to help you with career plans in some way during this last week of May. New people arriving in your social world now will be talkative, quick-witted and possibly a good few years younger than you. You will probably also find you are at the centre of group plans and at some point are called upon to lead and organise others.
Lilith is on the move this month, passing into your house of debts on the 7th. Lilith is a wild, untameable creature with little regard for the status quo, and as her influence takes hold here you may begin to feel a little more rebellious around finances, or resent the authority which those you to whom you owe money seem to have over you. If you rely on loved ones for financial help, a strong urge to break free from the restrictions this places on how you can spend your money, will push you into a more independent phase in connection with your finances. Neptune’s continued presence in this part of your chart could prevent you from really getting a clear picture of where you stand with your accounts, although his helpful link with Mercury between the 14th and 20th will offer you some creative ideas around paying off debts and making extra cash.
Now that Jupiter is relaxing into retrograde motion in your house of hobbies, you may notice you feel a little less enthusiastic about leisure and social activities. The recent period of busyness with regard to socialising and enjoying your free time might reach a temporary impasse, as minor health or energy issues force you into a period of quiet, where it is necessary to slow down and curb your excesses. Jupiter’s opposition with feisty Mars during the first fortnight of May could lead to disagreements with disgruntled friends who want you all to themselves, and find it hard to understand that you need some alone time. Harsh words will be spoken here but later regretted. Have a fabulous month!