It’s a Full Moon week, plus it’s a very good week for love! So it’s a week to live consciously and open your heart.

Let’s talk about the Full Moon first. It takes place in the sign of Virgo. If you work with the monthly Moon to give yourself something of a character inventory, then this is the month to ask yourself questions such as

  1. Have I been picky, pedantic or overly critical of myself or anyone else?
  2. Have I been humble to the point of underrating myself?
  3. Have I been of service to others enough this month?
  4. Have I been worrying and complaining too much, and thus attracting negativity?
  5. Have I paid enough attention to the details that I need to this month?

If you work with every Full Moon for one year, you will have worked on yourself in every part of your life. And that’s going to make you a better, happier and more successful person (whatever success means to you!)

The Full Moon is also a time of emotional intensity, of course. So expect your feelings to come to the surface to be dealt with this week.

Living consciously means, among other things, being self-aware, observing yourself, your patters and your innate reaction to events. You could say these events have been placed in your path to trigger you – how you react is your karma.

Will you learn a lesson or will you just get wound up? Obviously one response is more ‘enlightened’ than another. So check in and see how well you’re doing on your path to nirvana (in Theravada Buddhism, enlightenment is the door to nirvana).

And what of Venus, the planet of love and abundance? Venus is in fine fettle this week, connecting with her ‘boyfriend’ Mars, her other lover Pluto, and then lucky Jupiter. Suffice to say there is romance and passion in the air this week, as well as the chance for a some luck when it comes to romance and riches.