May of 2022 will find fiery Leos, who are usually front and center to any excitement, taking a lesser role and watching everyone else's drama play out. Sometimes we all need a little celestial break, and with some of the chaos being rained upon other signs by the likes of Mercury and Venus, now is an excellent time to step off center stage and wait quietly in the wings.
The few bumps Lions find in their road during May 2022 will come from their ruler, the Sun, finding himself in some less than ideal aspects with some of the other ruling bodies. While the Sun is clearly the most dominant of ruling planets, and his favored Leos are not ones to shy away from a confrontation, this month is not the time to go looking for a fight.
After a short, three-month break, Mercury will re-enter retrograde on May 10th, hindering everyone's plans for travel and smooth communication. Mercury will remain in retrograde for the remainder of the month, not resuming his direct path until June 3rd. While these weeks are a good time for everyone to bite their tongues and think before they speak, this is especially true of bold Leos. You are known for your confidence and willingness to speak your mind. However, during times when lines of communication are easily skewed, your natural leadership may be seen as bossy or arrogant and lead to bitter feelings in those around you.
On the 15th of May, the Sun finds himself in a unique situation as he will enter both a sextile with Neptune and square off against Saturn. The sextile bond with Neptune, the ruler of all things ethereal and intuitive, will have you feeling as if you can see to the root of not only your own motives but those of the people around you as well. This bond will lead you to want to fix or heal any issues you feel are pressing on those around you. Beware, while your intentions are pure, this sextile comes during a conflict with Saturn, which signifies a time of upheaval and unexpected change. When you factor in Mercury's negative influence on communication, it is easy to see that your well-intended help may be viewed as meddling or controlling. In order to avoid any potential strife, it would be best to turn your heightened intuition inwards and focus on yourself instead.
All of this potential conflict falls on the day before the Full Moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio. Lions and Scorpions have a love/hate dynamic as two of the most opinionated and dominant signs, and Scorpio Moons can make Lions feel cranky. After the emotional turbulence of the previous days, it is advisable to lay low on the Full Moon and avoid giving in to Scorpio's moody influence.
On May 21st, the Sun will move out of Taurus and into Gemini, a sign with which Leos are much more at ease. Fire and Air signs tend to feed off of each others' energies, and this is true of Leos and Geminis. Lions and Twins share excitement for life and a love of adventure. With the Sun moving into a compatible sign, Leos will feel like they have familiar ground under their paws, and the rest of their month will flow in a positive direction.
On the same day that the Sun enters into Gemini, he also enters conjunction with Mercury, clearing up communication channels for a short window. You may find yourself very busy at work and full of ideas on how to improve your efficiency and productivity.
Shortly after, on the 23rd, the Sun forms a sextile with Jupiter. Sextiles form a bond between two rulers, allowing them to benefit from the energy of the other, and when these two behemoths of the cosmos team up, it spells good luck for those in their paths. These few days will find you full of confidence which will impress people of authority within your life. It is also a great time to spearhead new projects or start on new goals, as things that began during this sextile will find great success. Now is the time to implement those great ideas you came up with during the Mercury conjunction.
May's New Moon also falls in Gemini and is an opportune time to renew friendships and take a day off from work to focus on your social life. After taking the backseat for the last couple of weeks, now is the time to resurface and jump back into your usual social role. However, if you find there were people or relationships you haven't missed this month, feel free to let them go. The New Moon is a time of rebirth and new growth, and we can't keep weeds around if we want the seeds we are planting to flourish.
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