The Progressed Moon represents your current needs, relationships, and general emotional state. When your PR Moon sign or house changes, your needs evolve. During the shift from Cancer to Leo, or 4th to 5th house, self-expression becomes your greatest need. You are entering a creative and exciting phase (about 2.5 years for the Leo progression and 1-4 years for H5). During this time, you will feel happier, and like getting out of the house more and having fun!
Leo is the self-centered teenager of the Zodiac… strutting, primping, and being dramatic! As a Fire sign, Leo is creative, passionate, and self-involved. It is naturally ruled by the Sun, which represents ego, so Leo’s sense of self and confidence levels are well-developed. When your Progressed Moon enters Leo or H5, you become concerned with expressing yourself and living in the moment. This includes all kinds of creative endeavors, performance, hobbies, gambling, fun, and even romance! Remember during this phase that Leo’s biggest fall is pride. You are more likely to be embarrassed by slights to your ego during this time. You can also act a bit self-centered, because you are reveling in yourself right now. Your hair (mane) might also become a big focus!
Leo is in touch with her inner child, so children and pregnancy become more appealing (especially during the H5 progression). Your children are a representation of your creativity – the ultimate creation – and during this PR Moon phase, people often conceive or give birth. If you already have kids or grandkids, you become more involved with them in a fun way. You may have more lovers during these progressions, but not necessarily long-term relationships. It’s all about living in the moment for Leo! 😎 Be cautious about overspending: especially on gambling, picking up the group tab, and expensive or flashy clothes, jewelry, and cars to show off in!
Unlike during your Cancer PR Moon phase (which was all about nurturing), you will be more self-involved. The H4 phase especially is not a joyful one, so when your PR Moon transitions to H5, you feel a lot lighter, happier, and more optimistic. During Leo/H5 phases you’ll want to have good times, and tend to be more generous to your loved ones, but can become emotional and dramatic if you aren’t receiving love and appreciation in return. It takes a lot to ruffle Leo’s mane, but once that happens, you may act very immature!
Leo is a Fixed sign (and H5 a “Succedent” house) representing the middle of Summer, and during this PR Moon phase, you need more constance in your life. You can become strong-willed and a bit stubborn during this phase, because you are digging in your heels to fulfill your need for self-expression. Leo is very reasonable, and can be swayed by appealing to her sense of right and wrong, however you will become irritated when people change things up without consulting you first. This is a regal sign, and you may be especially sensitive to people bossing you around right now (even your actual boss, which can pose a problem…). Leo’s motto is that the creative process happens in its own good time, and you may become rather uncompromising about this idea.
During this phase, you can cut out people from your life that were manipulative and co-dependent (relationships that may have developed during your Cancer/H4 phase). Leo is an honest and direct sign, and you want more consistency and openness in your friends and family. You also want respect and loyalty, and will give it 100% in return. If someone slights or wrongs you during this time, you could potentially cut them out of your life forever. Although you are loyal, if there are people in your life that are too depressed or negative and dragging you down, you can cut them out of your life and make room for more fun, optimistic, and confident types. You may meet new friends through hobbies, and new romances as well.
The Leo lunar progression is easiest for people with natal Moon in a Fire sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), and most challenging for those with natal Moon in another Fixed sign (Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius). The 5th house progression is a time of focus on creativity, and tends to be a more exciting, passionate, and self-expressive time for everyone. Children and pregnancy are emphasized at this time, and in general, enjoyment of life.