May is something of a laugh-a-holic month for Leo. It starts with Mercury (a humor planet) in your laughter-loving solar 9th house until the 9th of the month. That’s nice, but nothing special. Later, though, the skies start exploding with giggly Gemini energy, an energy that won’t subside for a long time. Beautiful! We could sure use a few laughs these days. At any rate, you have full permission to amuse yourself in merry May and to find others amusing as well.
This is also career month for Leo. The sun and Mercury both join Jupiter in Taurus, your solar career sign, in May. These planets give you the ability as well as the encouragement to push your career forward in whatever way suits your situation.
Now, about that Gemini energy. It’s the energy of play. It’s at its strongest theoretically at the new moon eclipse on the 20th. Certainly from the 24th on (when Mercury enters Gemini), there’s a ton of Gemini-ness in the skies. It asks you to fill your time with stuff you like to do, to make recreation a priority, to laissez les bon temps roulez (let the good times roll). Go out, hang out, socialize and all that jazz. Venus actually goes retrograde in Gemini in May, on the 15th. This is another potent time, perhaps as potent or more so than the eclipse. It shouts “Fun first!”
If things go really well, your bank account will be bigger than normal too in May. That’s because Mars is now going direct in your financial sector (he started moving ahead again in April). When Mars gets going, he can be really helpful in getting the income party started. Just make sure he’s using his energy to bring in the bucks as well as spend them.