Leo, May 2018


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Leo, May 2018

Expect lots of drama under the light of this month's full moon in Sagittarius.
illustrated by Nicole Ginelli

Welcome to Taurus season, Leo! The Sun is shining down on the sector of your chart that rules your career, reputation, and popularity, so you’re currently busy accepting awards, schmoozing with higher-ups, and connecting with the public. You’ll be feeling particularly photogenic on May 8, when the Sun makes an easy connection to dreamy Neptune — but watch out for overindulgences on the same day. The Sun opposes Jupiter, the planet of expansion and exaggeration. The Sun connects with the planet of transformation, Pluto, on May 11, allowing you to tap into a huge well of power and endurance.


Mercury has been in fellow fire sign Aries for the last few weeks; during this time, you’ve learned many new things. You’ll be able to put these lessons to good use when Mercury enters earth sign Taurus on May 13. This could mean you’ve finished some sort of training course for a skill that you can now capitalize on, or perhaps you’ve had a philosophical realization that has transformed your career goals. Whatever the case, this will be a big month for you professionally, or for your reputation!

May 15 is definitely a date to circle on your calendar: Not only will there be a new moon in Taurus, but Uranus will enter Taurus, too — changing signs for the first time since 2011. Now that Uranus is done with its journey through Aries (during which time you learned a whole lot, did tons of travel, and engaged in lots of spiritual soul searching), you’re ready for Uranus’s electric, inventive, and genius energy to focus on the Taurus sector of your chart. This will find you making big changes around your career. You’ll be regarded as a revolutionary as you break free from the crowd and do your own, bold thing.

What’s next for you professionally? The new moon in Taurus is the perfect time for you to create a vision board or to do some journaling or meditating on what you want to manifest into being. An exciting new career path may open up for you, and a major shift in your reputation is likely to take place, too.


But don’t worry, Leo: There’s more for me to talk to you about than career! Warrior planet Mars enters Aquarius, your opposite sign, on May 16, lighting up the relationship sector of your chart. Your partners will be in an energized mood — and they’ll likely be more aggressive, too. Don’t be surprised if someone sets their sights on you, hoping to win you over (or hoping to face off with you competitively). Be careful about projecting your anger — or your passion — onto others.

Warrior planet Mars enters Aquarius on May 16, lighting up the relationship sector of your chart. Your partners will be in an energized mood — and they’ll likely be more aggressive, too.

Love-and-money planet Venus enters water sign Cancer on May 19, which will find you feeling more private, and maybe even shy, around Venusian themes. You’re going to want to keep your money situation to yourself; even though you’re usually comfortable being flashy with your gold and jewels, Venus in Cancer will find you being more modest. A secret affair could also come up for you this month (or you and a loved one may find yourselves craving more privacy).

Do you know any secret, hard-to-find, or private gardens? Venus in Cancer is a lovely time to find one and to hide away with someone you want to get closer to… or for you to go to alone and reflect on your needs and values. Cancer is a very psychic sign: Make time to tap into your inner voice and listen to what it says.


Gemini season begins on May 20, and communication planet Mercury enters Gemini soon after, on May 29. This will bring a busy energy to the social sector of your chart — you’ve been working so hard, and you really do deserve some time to spend socializing. This will be a fantastic time to network and connect with new people, and it’ll also be a great time to engage in some activism. An especially energizing day will be May 23, when the Sun connects with action planet Mars; a fantastically productive energy will be in the air, and it will be a great time for you to work with, talk to, and even inspire (or be inspired by) others.

One of the most creative days of this month will be May 25, when lucky planet Jupiter connects with imaginative Neptune. It’ll also be one of the most psychic, sensitive, and emotional. Get in touch with your spiritual side, Leo: Spend time in meditation, and connect with your inner voice and your ancestors. You’ll be able to achieve major emotional breakthroughs and lots of healing if you do so!

The mood will become far more grounded — grumpy, even — when Venus opposes Saturn on May 26, so enjoy the mystical energy while it lasts. Venus in opposition to Saturn will bring up some insecurities, and will find you facing parts of yourself that you didn’t want to take responsibility for. This is an important time to make sure you’re doing your work well and that you’re crossing off all the items on your to-do list; however, it’s also important that you don’t burn yourself out and that you learn to say no. You can’t take on every task that comes your way. It’s important to compromise where necessary.

A full moon in fellow fire sign Sagittarius arrives on May 29, illuminating one of the brightest sectors of your chart: the area that rules creativity, fertility, romance, celebration, and fun. This will certainly be a memorable day this month. Full moons are often emotional and exhausting, so you’re sure to run into some drama — but let’s be honest, was there ever a Leo who didn’t feel revitalized after a taste of drama? A situation or partnership that had been cool may now become volatile. This is a powerful time for emotional release, to let loose and have a good time. Partying can be cathartic, especially when the Moon is in rowdy Sagittarius.