This is a horoscope for Leo Rising during the month of May 2019. For the general astro weather for the month, visit the May 2019 astrology forecast. If you don’t know your Rising Sign, you can find out by entering your birth data in a free chart on Astro.com.
Your Leo May 2019 horoscope is organized into sections based on the major astrological events of the month. Every month features a full lunar cycle – from New Moon to Full Moon and back again. We will begin with the New Moon and work our way through the month chronologically.
New Moon in Taurus (May 4): Setting Intentions around Career and Reputation
The New Moon in Taurus arrives on Saturday, May 4th, commencing a new period of development in your career. This is an area where you are more prone to take action and initiate a new direction. Issues affecting your advancement are possible, depending of course on what you have going on.
This is an area that will be seeing some innovation, disruption, or unexpected shake-ups as Uranus passes through it during the next seven years. This long-term transit began on March 5, 2019 and lasts until April 25, 2026. We also had a preview when Uranus first dipped into Taurus from May 15 to November 6, 2018.
You can look to that time period and also consider how things have been developing in this area since March 5 for clues as to where this is going. Uranus by its very nature though aims to surprise, so the way that things are now is not necessarily the way they will be.
Regardless of how much rumbling you’ve had going on with your career or public life, May 4 offers an opportunity for you to set your intentions in this area and to make a new start.
Mercury, Venus, & Uranus in Tow
The planet Mercury represents the conscious mind, communications of all kinds, daily commutes and mundane affairs. He-she brings attention to this same area of your chart that is energized by the New Moon – that having to do with your career. Your thoughts and awareness are directed more toward your advancement. This is especially the case while Mercury is in Taurus, from May 6 to May 21.
Intensifying this focus is Venus – the planet of business and prosperity herself. She’ll bring bounty and positive relations into your public life during her time in Taurus, from May 15 to June 8.
This year, Mercury and Venus encounter an unusual co-presence stirring up the unexpected in this area of your chart. That’s Uranus, who is just beginning a 7 year transit through Taurus. During this time you are likely to experience shake-ups and innovations in your part on the world stage and in the business world. It could affect your career, reputation, and sense of authority.
Special hot spot days to watch for this month are when Mercury and Venus each collide with this revolutionary stranger. Mercury conjoins Uranus in Taurus on May 8th, and Venus will do the same on May 18 – incidentally on the Full Moon.
Mars in Gemini and Cancer: Friendship and the Unknown
Mars is the archetypal soldier and warrior. He governs our self will, activity, and ambition. For the first half of the month, Mars is in Gemini where he’s been since March 30. This is a more active and engaged, social Mars to deal with.
In this position, he can tend to reach in more than one direction. He can be capable of a great and nimble sort of multitasking in Gemini. Or you might feel split in a million different directions. For you, he’s been at work in your sector of friendship and group associations. Mars will be here working here at your long-term aspirations and shared goals until May 15.
From May 15 until June 26, Mars will be in Cancer. The hot-headed one can be a bit reactive in this sign, undeterred by other’s wills and driven by feeling. You could be shouting directions to save the life of Mars in Cancer, and he might ignore you in favor of his own gut understanding of what is right to do.
In your case, Mars is moving on mid-May to stimulate your unconscious and dreaming mind. Your actions can be more directed towards what is beneath the surface during this time. You might actively strategize to look into what has been blocking you emotionally now, for example.
First Quarter Moon in Leo (May 11): Working Toward Self Enhancement
For Leo, May 2019 starts the lunar cycle with the dial honing in on career and issues of advancement. You have an opportunity to set intentions for your public life and reputation. The first milestone you face on this journey has to do with your sense of self, your spirit and well-being.
How does your appearance and persona play into the reputation you’re developing? You may find at this time that the way to actualizing your career plans is by focusing on maintaining your own needs and centeredness as a unique individual. It’s important for you to shine in your own right and to be recognized for your big heart and generosity.
On the First Quarter Moon, you have an opportunity to check in with your current progress. This Quarter Moon is bringing you back to yourself and into your body. It’s a good time to be with people who acknowledge you for who you are and validate your unique spirit.
Full Moon in Scorpio (May 18): Illuminating the Inner Self
The Full Moon arrives on May 18, illuminating your home life and roots. This facilitates insights into your history and private life. There can be intense feelings and deep insights during the moody Scorpio Moon. From your career advancement to your stirrings of the self, the cycle is brought back home. Ultimately this has to do with your inner strength and determination.
You may have a clearer vision of how you want to arrange your home life. If you spend time reflecting or journaling, it can be helpful to look at how family, culture, and your personal history are affecting you now. How did you get to this moment and what have you learned about yourself? How do your roots inform your sense of self and trajectory? Are you feeling a connect or disconnect with the way you are in private and the way you project yourself in public?
Last Quarter Moon in Pisces (May 26): Deepening into the Transmutation
The Last Quarter Moon phase is a final hurrah for the Lunar month. It completes the cycle on Sunday, May 26 in imaginative Pisces, lighting up your house of death and regeneration. This is a soulful and meaningful time where you may feel more moody and contemplative. It’s possible that you could come up against deep feelings regarding powerful transformations in your life, including endings, trauma, and grief.
During this time you may feel like you need a little space to recharge, which you should definitely take and accept the opportunity to treat yourself kindly. It’s also a creative and artistic time when you can have a more active imagination and psychic sensitivity. There may be an element of escape from the ordinary involved here, and you may enjoy exploring occult sciences to investigate existence on a deeper level.
To round out your lunar month, check in with the entire process in retrospect. What insights do you have today about your career, your sense of self, and your roots or home life?