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Leo horoscope for May 2024

It was towards the end of last month that a Full Moon briefly put your work/life balance to the test, something that will prove its worth from the start and especially if you have heeded the reminder. Judging by how things ended in the closing hours of April, all eyes will be on the professional side of life's fence. Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your career sector, the solar spotlight is always on your career and professional situation, matters and options at this time of year. Venus' return on 29th April means that your heart is also engaged but is having Jupiter leave here on 26th May that has brought you to the final weeks of his 12 month quest for professional growth and expansion.

As you move into the new month the Moon is just wrapping up its monthly visit to your work sector, something that has helped to energise the planets that it came into contact with across the income, work and career fronts from the start. Yet this is when those work/life balance reminders will come in handy, for it is just as you move into the new month that Mars will return to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery for the first time in two years. With the Sun and Venus having recently moved through and Mercury here until 16th May, he will have no trouble firing up a passion for adventure and a hunger for life's richer experiences, which he will do for the rest of the month and into the early weeks of June.

While Mercury will return to your career sector on 16th May and Mars next month and this will keep the professional momentum going, this will dial back a bit towards the end of the month, when the tide of the year itself starts to shift. It begins with the Sun's return to your friendship sector on 21st May, something that will always see the solar spotlight shift onto your social life, friendships, teamwork and networking at this time each year. The Sun will be followed by Venus' return on 24th May, something that will bring the laws of attraction and synchronicity into play, but it is Jupiter's return on 26th May that will lock this into place for the next 13 months.

Love & Romance

While you have reached an important month on the romantic and relationship fronts, in one case it all comes down to a few short days while in the other case, it is the start of a new chapter in an ongoing journey. The latter refers to Pluto, who is not only turning retrograde in your relationship sector on 3rd May but by the end of the month will have gained some real support. Pluto, the planet of change and transformation only returned in January and while this will see him eventually retrograde back out, not until September and then only for 11 weeks, before returning to spend the next 20 years here. While Pluto has been in harmony with the South Node in your communication sector since returning, they have yet to make direct contact.

It will be a different story when the planets start returning to your friendship sector this month, something that will see them one by one move into a friendly aspect to Pluto, kicking off some powerful support when it comes to friendship and relationship building. This will begin with the Sun's return on 21st May, followed by Venus, the planet of love's return on 24th May and Jupiter on 26th May. While the Sun is only here for a month and Venus for just 24 days, with Jupiter here until June 2025 this is the start of a major partnership between the planets of luck and change.

The Moon will make two visits to your relationship sector this month, each time with a chance to check in and become more emotionally engaged but with different conditions. The Moon will move through from 1st May to 3rd May, ensuring you are emotionally engaged during Pluto's final days in direct motion, with his retrograde turn coming during the Moon's final minutes here. By the time the Moon comes full circle from 28th May to 30th May, Jupiter will have been in retrograde motion for nearly four weeks and support from the Sun, Venus and Jupiter will have begun. Meanwhile, while the Moon will only be in your romantic sector for a few days, making 23rd May to 26th May the most romantically charged days of the month, as a Full Moon what it lacks in longevity it will make up for in potency.

Business & Career

Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your career sector, the solar spotlight is always on your career situation and matters at this time of year. However, this is a case of the ordinary overlapping the extraordinary, with the Sun having returned in time to light the way forward for Jupiter, now in his final weeks here and of a 12 month quest for professional growth and expansion. The Sun is here until 21st May and an alignment with Jupiter in his final days will bring the most clarity, both in terms of the short and long term steps you can make.

Venus, who as you move into the new month has been in your career sector for less than 48 hours, will not only be looking to attract professional opportunities and potential but as the planet of money to make her time here before leaving on 24th May as lucrative as possible. Helping with that will be Venus' friendly aspect to the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment in your income sector just days after turning. Like the Sun, Venus will spend her final days aligned with Jupiter, this time just days before he is due to leave on 26th May. The deeper into the month you go, the more auspicious the conditions will become.

However, while Mercury's return on 16th May will keep your head in the game and your feet on the ground once the Sun, Venus and Jupiter leave things will dial back. However, only temporarily and just long enough to regroup before Mars returns on 9th June to spend the next six weeks exploiting the potential created so far. The Moon will make its only visit to your career sector while the Sun and Venus are here and the last before Jupiter leaves from 7th May to 9th May, creating a New Moon that will make these powerful days for new beginnings or for taking the initiative. What begins on a New Moon, will have a lot more momentum behind it and this time, luck as well. Meanwhile, while the Moon will leave your career sector just as we move into the new month, this will ensure your professional instincts and imagination are fuelled from the start, before returning to do it again from 26th May to 28th May.


As you move into the new month Mars is just leaving your financial sector and while he won't make a physical imprint on the month, his influence will not only be felt throughout the month but for the coming year and beyond. Mars only returns every other year, but when he does, he will spend six weeks firing up your financial passions and fighting spirit while giving you the drive and confidence to take your financial power back. Mars was the last of a parade of faster planets that have moved through over recent months, starting with Mercury's return in February with the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game and to think on your feet.

Since then the Sun and Venus, the planet of money have moved through, with Mars the last planet to interact with Saturn and Neptune and to have an influence on the course that the rest of this financial year will take. However, unlike the Sun, Venus and Mercury who all met up with Saturn and Neptune here last year and will do the same next year, for Mars this was both a first and a last. This was Mars' first encounter with Saturn here in three decades and while Neptune, who has been here since 2012 and won't leave until 2026, is his last with the planet of dreams here in our lifetime. Saturn and Neptune will continue to work as a team, giving you the resolve to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes in order to turn financial dreams into reality.

However, having spent his final days aligned with Neptune, this was a chance to fire up those dreams and leave you with something that you can continue to fight for. The Moon's return to your financial sector from 3rd May to 5th May will be a chance to check in just 48 hours after Mars leaves. The Moon will return for another chance to check in on 30th May. Meanwhile, in her first full month in direct motion in your income sector the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment is giving you a new sense of resolve and confidence as things come together professionally. The Moon's visit to your income sector from 16th May to 18th May will give you a chance to check in with that while making these some of the most potentially lucrative days of the month.


The dwarf planet Ceres returned to your health sector in February to begin her first deep dive into your health needs and priorities in four years, something that will normally keep her here for three months. This means that Ceres should be leaving this month but instead, a retrograde turn on 15th May will keep her here until December, making this something that will continue through the majority of the year. By turning retrograde this will bring a chance to focus more on what you can learn or appreciate by looking back, making this a chance to review the needs and priorities you have already identified. The Moon has just left your health sector as you move into the new month, with a chance to check in again when it returns from 26th May to 28th May.

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