May 2012 Leo Career Horoscope

Put family first

Responsibilities may weigh heavily on your head this month. The Sun is in your 10th House of Career and Authority until May 20, requiring you to demonstrate your leadership abilities. But it's not flash, power or personality that are important; it's patience, practicality and persistence. That's because this is a solar transit through earthy Taurus, where simplicity and consistency are especially important. Managing the tasks that are already in front of you should take precedence over making risky professional moves.

Family matters could demand your attention with the emotional Scorpio Full Moon in your domestic 4th House of Home and Family on May 5. Saving time to deal with personal issues may be necessary to keep a clear head on the job. You should get more support from friends and colleagues as of May 20, when the Sun enters Gemini and your 11th House of Groups. Working as part of a team or for an organization that shares your ideals can feel great then.

However, on May 15 sociable Venus turns retrograde in this part of your chart, which can attract individuals who don't live up to their promises. Follow-through may be lacking, undermining trust and efficiency. Be sure you don't join this trend by raising expectations beyond your ability to deliver on them.

Imagination, though, is kicked up by spacey Neptune's influence on the May 20 Gemini New Moon. Creative colleagues might provide you with some inspiration for idealistic projects. It's great to let your imagination open new dreams for the future, as long as you plan carefully before acting on them.