Leo (Born August 13 to 22)
AND Leo Ascendant from 20 to 30 degrees Leo:
May 2017 Leo Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends
The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness
Until May 10th:
The Sun continues to shine its light on your solar ninth house now. This is a cycle in which you seek to expand your experiences and awareness, whether through philosophical thinking, higher education, travel, or simply activities that take you away from your everyday routines. You may feel a little restless if you don't find ways to explore. It's an excellent period for looking at your life from a different perspective--a broader one--whether you initiate this process or you make contact with others who stimulate you to think about your circumstances differently. Your energy is strong, open, and friendly right now, you come across well to others, and you are a little bolder and adventurous than usual.
From May 10th forward:
The Sun illuminates your career and reputation sector. More than any other time of the year, your focus is drawn to your "place" or standing in the outer world, and your reputation. This is the time when you are more interested in, and focused on, accomplishing something important. Your competency is something that you are especially sensitive to during this cycle. You want to shine. Your vision is practical right now, and you want to see tangible results for your efforts. More contact with authority figures is likely during this period. Recognition is likely to come your way whether you ask for it or not, and the responsibility that comes right along with it! Do what you feel is right, keeping in mind that you are at your most visible during this period in the year.
Venus this Month: Love, Romance, Social Life, Comfort
Until May 26th:
Venus continues to move through your solar eighth house during this period. You are attracted to the deeper elements of relationships and social interactions now, rather than what you meet on the surface. Mysteries fascinate you and you could be looking for others' motives for doing and saying what they do. It's a good time to feel supported by others, whether it's financially or emotionally. It's also a strong cycle for discovering your own hidden talents as well as fascinating things about a partner.
From May 26th:
Venus graces your solar ninth house during this period. A taste for the exotic takes hold during this cycle. Routine affairs simply don't seem to satisfy. You receive pleasure from anything that expands your horizons, both physically and mentally. Foreign people and places may particularly appeal now. You tend to be expansive and generous when it comes to love. A love interest who attracts you during this cycle may be somebody who you previously wouldn't consider attractive, or someone whose cultural background is very different than yours. You have a taste for the exotic and the spirit to match. Public relations work, promotion, and other such endeavors are favored now. It is more about how you express yourself than the specifics of what you are saying that helps sway others to your position. There could be especial rapport with foreigners and with women if you are traveling during this period. You are all the more attractive and charming with this position, which increases your popularity. If a romance were to begin now, it is more likely to be with someone of a different background or educational level, or someone you meet through travel. You have a taste for the exotic now that can show up in many areas of your life--who you are attracted to, what you buy, the kind of art or entertainment you enjoy, and so forth.
Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation
Mercury is retrograde from May 9th to May 3rd
Occurring in your solar ninth house this time, extra care should be exercised regarding travel or education plans. Delays or complications are very possible in these areas. Go over applications carefully before submitting them and make sure you understand instructions clearly. Expressing your opinions now might come across in entirely the wrong way. It would be wise to be especially clear when it comes to communicating with professors and lawyers as well; or take this time to re-examine issues rather than communicating about them prematurely.
All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of personal finances, as well as communications with friends or groups, because Mercury rules these areas of your life. Major financial initiatives should be avoided. Remember that friends don't mean what they say and don't say what they mean, and take what you hear with a grain of salt. Group meetings may be delayed or cancelled.
Mercury continues to transit your solar ninth house. During this cycle, you are especially fond of exchanging ideas with others, particularly your personal philosophies. You are inclined to take a broader look at things now, rather than concentrate on the details. You are communicating with more persuasiveness, enthusiasm, and optimism at this time.
Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage
Until May 21st:
Mars continues to energize your solar tenth house now. You bring much energy, enthusiasm, and drive to your career or to directing activities in your life during this cycle. You may be quite competitive during this period, preferring to achieve and accomplish things on your own. This attitude can, in some cases, be seen by others as an instigating or otherwise offensive energy, so be aware of that possibility. This is a strong time for directly pursuing your goals, and, if you need that extra push or oomph to get a plan going, particularly a professional one, or to assert your desires, then this is the time. You are self-motivated now and your enthusiasm can be harnessed if you so choose.
From May 21st forward:
Mars is energizing your solar eleventh house now. Group activities and cooperative efforts are the best way to achieve your goals right now. In fact, you have all sorts of ideas about what you want to do. Avoid allowing the ego to attempt to dominate others. You prefer to lead a group rather than follow during this period, and there are certainly ways to do so without stepping on others' toes. As well, the best way to achieve your goals during this period is to work as a team, or to at least to do some networking. You may have more energy than usual to want to organize projects. Your humanitarian impulse may be stimulated. The role you play for other people in your life becomes the focus. You may feel that your schedule gets overloaded at this time with things to do (usually for others).
May can be quite excellent for broadening your horizons and branching out, dear Leo, through an expansion of your audience, travel, or studies. A personal philosophy or belief system comes into stronger focus and more clarity for some of you. Where April was bumpy, blocks clear in May. You're also in a good position to take charge of your work, manage others, take the lead, and make great strides towards your larger goals in May. You're willing to put in the legwork and just the right amount of extra effort to shine or even outshine.
You're taking a very well-rounded approach to life this month, which may very well be the key to your overall success. Activities with others keep you busy and motivated. Learning with study groups can be beneficial, or you might acquire new knowledge or gain inspiration from groups you connect with now.
There can be valuable epiphanies around the 9-10. Home and family matters assume larger importance to you now. You might discover or connect with compelling feelings about your living arrangements or family situation. This can be a wonderful time for reaching out to or spending extra time with family. It can also be a time for significant memories that help you make decisions in the present.
On the 11th and 16-17, watch for your recreational or romantic life mixing poorly with your work or reputation. Hasty communications should also be avoided. The desire to take on new projects, studies, and interests is strong, but you may need to work out matters of finances and support before going forward. Ambiguities slow you down, so look for ways to cement the details.
Saturn and Uranus harmonize again this month - this is the second of three exact aspects. This is a period for making meaningful changes in your life without entirely overturning existing structures. It's a great time for building something exciting! It's also useful for making updates, which can feel good even if the process is slow. You may find ways to combine adventuresome activities with practical accomplishment. Teaching can be useful now as it motivates you to update your skills to keep up to date.
There can be the chance to start fresh on a social level after the New Moon on the 25th, but you may need to clear some hurdles to get the ball rolling. Disagreements, blocks, or absence and distance with friends or lovers can be an issue in the last week of May. You may have been wrapped up in a relationship or a passion project recently, and tensions in a friendship or with a group can reach a head now. Make sure your responses are careful and considered and aim to reach a compromise for best results.
The last two days of the month support new interests and friendships, or a new lease on an old friendship. Your enthusiasm wins others over, and your unique qualities and perspective give your personality extra sparkle.
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