Leo May 2017 Horoscope


The focus is always going to be on your professional game at this time of year, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your career sector. This year this is more the epicentre of a push that began with Mars’ return in early March and won’t end until Venus, not even here yet, leaves in early July. A combination of Mars arriving early and Venus arriving late, extends a period that can be as short as just five weeks, out to a four month journey. The Sun is on his own until Mercury returns on the 16th May and Venus won’t return until early June. This makes this more a slow unfolding, giving you all the advantages of a professional focus, without the extremes. This makes May a good month for career and professional matters, but not in an all or nothing way.

This leaves room to make the most of Saturn’s first full month in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart. Also Venus and Mercury’s rare double dip visits to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery. Both returned in the final 10 days of April, both having left earlier in the month and ready to make up for lost time. Mercury is here until the 16th May, but Venus will spend the whole month in this adventurous part of your chart.

With Mars spending the whole of May in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking, it’s just as well professional forces are unfolding slowly. This creates an opportunity for balance. A Full Moon on the 11th May will put your work/life balance to the test, something that happens at this time every year. However, the way everything is arranged should mean this is happening naturally.

Love 2017Leo May 2017 Love Horoscope

The love gods have come through for you this month, providing not only a good month for matters of the heart, but bring a sense of romance and adventure back into play. By the time Venus, planet of love left an adventurous part of your chart in early April she had already spent two months here, far longer than the 24 days it would normally take her to move through. With the second month spent in retrograde motion this meant that instead of leaving by moving forward, Venus retrograded back out again.

On the 29th April Venus returned for a double dip visit and not due to leave until the 6th June, she will spend the whole of May back here. Both you and Venus have had two months practice under your belt, so when the love gods offer you an opportunity for a do over, you should know what to do with it. This will keep a sense of adventure and romance fuelled all month. This comes as Saturn is spending his first full month in retrograde motion in your romantic sector.

Saturn’s third retrograde phase here in as many years is also his last for another three decades. Having already spent six weeks in retrograde motion, Venus will be happy to show you how to make the most of it. It’s your relationships that really do get a massive surprise this month, with the South Node returning to your relationship sector on the 10th May, for the first time in 17 years. This brings the element of fate into play. A series of eclipses, herald a period of major relationship developments ahead. With Jupiter in his last full month in retrograde motion in your communication sector, this comes with the full support of the communication gods.

Money 2017Leo May 2017 Money Horoscope

For the last 18 months the lunar nodes have been located in your two money houses, the South Node in your financial sector and the North Node in your income sector. The North Node has been acting as a pull, drawing you towards where the money is. With the Sun in your work sector until the 21st May and Mercury back from the 16th May, they are the planets that have already moved through and have relied on that intuitive sense of where the money is.

Venus, when she retrograded back into your financial sector last month, was able to connect with the South Node there and in retrograde motion was able to focus on any of its untapped potential. On the 10th May the lunar nodes will shift, with the North Node not returning to your income sector and the South Node to your financial sector for another 17 years. This makes the Moon’s visit to your income sector from the 4th May to the 7th May especially important.

As the last contact with the North Node, a nose for money will help you zero into that sense of direction while it is still there. The Moon will move through your financial sector from the 19th May to the 21st May. This is after the South Node has moved on, but unlike your income sector where there is no planetary activity, here on the financial front there is. Neptune and Chiron are the caretaker crew that is keeping money matters on track. As the first visit since Venus left on the 29th April, this will be a chance to regroup in more ways than one.

Career 2017Leo May 2017 Career Horoscope

The spotlight will always be on your career and professional situation and matters at this time of year, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your career sector. Since Pluto’s return to your work sector in 2008, another norm for this time of year has been that this will be his first full month in retrograde motion here. This is a pattern that the Sun and Pluto have found themselves in since 2008, where the Sun opens new doors on the career front, while Pluto holds the doors open to the past on the job front.

Yet while Pluto will remain in retrograde motion until September, the Sun is only in your career sector until the 21st May. Yet during the first three weeks of May their paths do overlap. For the most part Pluto’s retrograde phase is a chance to pull back and with a planet here for 16 years, this is an important part of running a marathon. You need these review periods, where you get to pull back, regroup and reflect. This is also a valuable chance to recharge your batteries as well. While this is an active and forward looking month for career matters, this doesn’t get down into the trenches in the way work and job matters do.

The Sun will continue to sign the spotlight on the road ahead and your professional objectives for the coming year until leaving on the 21st May. It is Mercury’s return on the 16th May that will see this smart and intellectually savvy planet return after retrograding back out on the 21st April. Armed with 20/20 hindsight, Mercury will return with a chance to get your head in the game and start making choices, decisions and plans. However, with Venus not returning until early next month, this will remain a work in progress.

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Anne Macnaughtan

Anne has worked as a professional Astrologer, writing Horoscope Content for the media, public and private clients since 1997 and currently provides Horoscope Content to companies in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, the United Kingdom and around the world.