Key Themes: New beginnings, shadow work, will power, balance
Leo, this month is likely going to feel like a fresh chapter for you! With the magic of eclipse season still very much present, the waves of change are palpable and you’ll be feeling it. More than that, you’ll be growing alongside them.
On May 2nd, we see the planet of love (Venus) entering fellow fire-sign Aries, where it’s going to stay until the end of the month. This planetary transit will feel like a spark is being lit. Taurus season has meant that your life isn’t moving quite as dynamically as you’d maybe prefer, but that’s all about to shift.
A good channel to direct this energy arises on May 3rd, with a harmonious connection between Jupiter and Pluto. This day could bring you some epiphanies, revelations and ideas regarding how to relieve past pain points in order to move into your future dreams. It’ll be a powerful time for journaling, solitude and checking in on your emotional world.
Mercury goes retrograde on May 10th, and you might feel it through your interactions with broader social groups or communities. Remember, this could be either digitally or physically. There’s an invitation for you here, to find your sweet spot within all of your social networks and the web of human connection. Who are your real soul family? How can you strengthen and expand your foundation of like-minded friends?
Also on the 10th,, Jupiter enters the sign of Aries – expanding your journey of Self. This initiates a period where connecting to the basic core of who you are, will be extremely rewarding. It’s a time to connect to your primal desires, impulses and willpower. This means it could be a wonderful time to start more physically strenuous activities, reignite intimacy with a partner, or launch an idea into physical reality. A tension between Uranus and Jupiter on May 11 could bring an obstacle into this intention, but it may also provide an alternate (and even better) solution.
The Full Moon eclipse on May 16th is one of the most notable events of this astrological year. Here Leo, you’re invited into a deep dive into yourself. This will be a time to consciously examine your fears, triggers, limitations, and all that you usually choose to ignore. Booking a therapy session around this time will be particularly powerful – but if that doesn’t float your boat, the listening ear of a trusted friend can work just as well.
Mars entering its home sign of Aries on May 24 may start to turn up the pace of life, work commitments, and social appointments. But you’ll notice that Venus entering her home sign of Taurus on May 28th provides you with a remedy to turn down the heat. Taking moments to simply breathe, connect with the earth and your body will ensure that you don’t find yourself in a place of overwhelm. This year’s theme with the Lunar North Node in Taurus is largely about connecting to your body in a more powerful way than ever before, and this time can offer the perfect practice ground.
Leo, it’s the first full month of the new astrological year and the keywords for you are Empowered Discipline. Before you feel any dread about this, let’s first acknowledge that April carries with it a beautiful, creative and spiritual flow – due to an abundance of Piscean energy moving through the planets.
We have Venus, Mars and Jupiter all in the sign of unconditional love this month – and you’ll be feeling it. This period will therefore feel like a breath of fresh air and a chance to get back in alignment with the truth of who you really are. There’s been an increase in pace over the last twelve months, and time has been flying. April is a pocket in 2022 where the sense of chaos can temporarily dissolve. Leo, as a fixed sign, sometimes having your feet on the ground is the best place for you to take action – so get ready.
The cool thing is, with Mars (the planet of action) in Pisces from the 14th, there’s a lesson here in honoring your flow. Birthing new visions or ways of being , doesn’t have to be the mechanical, rational and controlled process that we’ve been taught. There’ll be reminders from the Universe to simply let go, flow and trust that doing what you love will lead you to a place that you’ll love.
This being said, you have a lot of energy moving through your more ‘practical’ sectors of routine, physical wellbeing, finances and career. Paired with the prevalence of more spiritual energy, April is a month where you can birth new ways of working within these areas – and fusing them together.
It’s here where the term Empowered Discipline comes to life. Leo, when you feel empowered and connected to your Creator energy – making beneficial and healthy decisions for yourself becomes easy. So too does finding healthy structure, consistency and routine. This month will be one to use both left and right brain thinking (plus head and heart) to break down and analyze areas of your life that could be improved and more aligned with meaning and spirit.
The next part is to then answer the question of ‘how,’ before taking the necessary steps. For example, if you’re feeling sluggish in your body which then holds you back from mental focus, the answer might be a daily morning walk. The universe supports your proactivity in improving your quality of life. There’s not a lot of room for excuses at this time on the planet, and there’s a message here that you are ready for this.
You may notice inherent areas of struggle with Pluto retrograde beginning on April 29th. If possible, use your planetary awareness to avoid feeling overwhelmed in this process. That’s the magical thing about having all of this astrological knowledge as a backdrop to your life. You can trust that anything unpleasant that’s coming to light, is doing so in order to be transformed. Plus, perfect timing really – because a powerful New Moon Solar Eclipse on April 30th will be one of the best dates of this year to plant seeds of intention for new beginnings.
Leo, the month begins with the New Moon in Pisces receiving hopeful and expansive blessings from Jupiter. Be with the ones you trust and can be vulnerable around. Your spaces of intimacy are going through a deeply healing process. Take good care of your boundaries. On the 6th, Mars and Venus enter Aquarius. Things will activate within your partnerships. If you’re single, it’s certainly a time where someone new can come into your life. Mercury enters Pisces in your area of vulnerability on the 9th. Emotionally, you’ll have more strength to approach difficult conversations surrounding sharing of power, intimacy, and finances. On the 18th, we have the Full Moon in Virgo. It’ll be an ideal time to think about your money and all the ways you want to work with it. Let your feelings surrounding money rise to the surface. On the 20th, the spring equinox brings the Aries Season and the beginning of the zodiacal year. Then Mercury enters Aries as well on the 27th. This is an invitation to release control. Do the work that’s within your reach and cultivate the ability to navigate uncertainty.
The Lunar New Year happens on the 1st, marked by the first Aquarius New Moon of the year. The Ox gives way to the Tiger. Where we’ve had to put all of our focus into only one direction, things will expand. The Tiger wants us to follow our intuition and take bold risks. Leo, the New Moon happens in your area of partnerships. A new cycle begins within your one-on-one relationships. It’s a chance to review the dynamics that take place. Mercury goes direct on the 3rd, and you can finally bring some order back into your routines. It then enters Aquarius on the 14th, helping you to face the difficult conversations head on. The Full Moon happens in your sign on the 16th, uplifting your sense of self and reminding you who you truly are. Venus and Mars join forces in your area of health and routines, inviting you to bring some pleasure into your daily rituals. Come Pisces Season on the 18th, you’ll be feeling more introspective, and supported to release the patterns you’ve outgrown.
Leo, 2022 started out with Mercury entering Aquarius and with the first New Moon of the year in Capricorn. You’ll want to have conversations that shake things up within your partnerships. When Mercury goes retrograde on the 14th, you’ll be reviewing your exchanges and commitments. Wait a while before taking any rash decisions. On the 18th Uranus goes direct just before Aquarius Season begins. Look into how your professional life is affecting your one-on-one relationships. What changes can make things better on both ends? With the Full Moon in Cancer the next day, take time to rest and be with your feels. During the last week of January, Mars enters Capricorn, and Venus goes direct in the same sign. You’ll have the strength to really make those changes you’ve been desiring when it comes to your work and health regimens. Put your focus into your wellbeing.
Leo, we kick December off with Neptune going direct, inviting you to become more sensitive, intimate and vulnerable. Then the New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Sag on the 4th, asks you to recommit to your creative spark. What lights your fire? A project? Your lover? Your child? Put your heart towards that. There’s a lot going on this month, on the 13th Mars enters Sag, pulling your focus towards your passion, and Mercury enters Capricorn, helping you bring more order to your daily routine. The Full Moon in Gemini on the 18th is an invitation to see yourself within your community and to allow yourself the experience of solidarity. Venus goes retrograde the next day, launching a time of deep soul-searching regarding how you take on responsibility. The last Saturn/Uranus clash of 2021 happens on Christmas Eve. If you’re committed to something, but aren’t feeling it… it’s time for a change!
LEO DECEMBER MANTRA
I say no to the things and the people that extinguish my creative fire. I let myself pick favorites, because I want to put my energy where my passion is. I acknowledge my gifts and I share them with the ones that appreciate what I have to give.