How The May 16 Full Moon Will Affect You If You're A Leo

Between Mercury retrograde, an eclipse, and a full blood moon, it's all kicking off this May 2022. On May 16, 2022, the full blood moon will arrive along with a lunar eclipse. You may keep hearing the phrase "blood moon eclipse" and getting more and more concerned. Well, don't worry, the "blood" is actually representative of how gloriously red-toned the full moon will be — you can't miss it. 

It also happens to be a super flower moon, so there's going to be a lot of magic in the atmosphere, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. Landing in Scorpio, this convergence of power is likely to lead to heightened emotions, but most importantly emotional release, per Bustle. Full moons are a time for release. As the moon cycle comes to a close, the full moon is a time of reflection and recognition of what no longer serves you that you may need to release in preparation for the next cycle. 

This super flower moon calls you to plant some roots of your own to help you blossom into your highest self. But with so much going on, this can be a dangerous time. You can easily get swayed by the emotions mercury retrograde can spin within you. In order to fully bask in this powerful event and harness the power to best serve you, you need to understand how it serves your zodiac sign and what areas you need to allow the moonlight to shine a spotlight on.  

Your career has reached a crossroads: pick a path this full moon

It's time to get to work, Leo (July 23 – August 22). You may have felt this coming, especially with Mercury retrograde toying with your emotions and certainty, but change is coming. With this full moon, the change is zeroing in on your career. 

If you've been feeling unsure of the career path you're on and find yourself at a crossroads, this full moon it is time to pick a path. Don't stress about it; Mind Body Green suggests that this full moon brings with it the promise of exciting new opportunities.

As a Leo, you're more than happy being a big fish in a little pond, and you may find yourself easily getting complacent professionally. But as a Leo, it's also your purpose to shine in the spotlight, and you may have outgrown this one. It may feel scary to take a leap of faith, but who better to boldly trust in the unknown? 

Today recommends you use this powerful time to find a new career path, Leo. One that speaks to your heart and leaves you feeling fulfilled rather than drained. So step out of your comfort zone, you may find that's where the most fun is.  

Home is where the heart should be

On a more serious note, Leo, you may be finding it hard to focus on your career let alone anything given your home environment right now. This full moon lands in your fourth house of home and family, according to Woman and Home. A situation at home may be weighing heavily on you, and with Mercury retrograde, you may feel that a little more than usual this week. 

Bustle suggests you brace yourself and finally face it. Whether it's a family or home member that's been feeling like a toxic drain on your energy recently, instead of ignoring the issue and letting it drain you it is time to confront it head-on. It's impacting you more than you may realize, so as uncomfortable as it may be your highest self deserves to have you deal with it. 

Taking control can empower you. After all this time of avoiding the issue for fear of breaking the mold, you may realize that confrontation is actually all that was needed for improvement, per Woman and Home. Your familiar relationships can benefit from you attempting to heal the toxic patterns that are weighing your home life down. Use the full moon's renewing powers to release all energy that no longer serves you, and what better place to start than at home, Leo.