Gibbous Moon: Waxing and Nearly Full

Gibbous Moon
Gibbous Moon. Getty Images

This is the last waxing phase before the Full Moon. You have a personality that's restless for that next peak but may find getting there anti-climactic. 

You sense when something big is building, and have a talent for creating momentum. 

You are focused on making finishing touches, in preparation for exposure to maximum light. You're someone who creates a buzz and are at home when everything is rising to a crescendo. 

You'll want to watch out for the pitfalls of being an adrenaline junkie. You're most at home when deep in the throes of a satisfying project that has a natural culmination point on the horizon. 

You are reflective and seek the bigger picture. You are opening to self-actualization, and want to make sure no stone is left unturned (and in the dark).

The Gibbous Moon Phase -- Waxing (Increasing) to Nearly Full 

  • On the Lunar Calendar: 10 1/2 to 14 days after the New Moon
  • Degree: 135 to 180 degrees ahead of the Sun
  • Inner Directive: To consolidate, Refine

You can lean toward an intellectual outlook. You are always on the verge of bringing your ideas to fruition. As a leader, you get others excited, from your sense of onward and upward progress.

As the lunar phase nearing the height of energy, you could say this is the last rest stop/observation deck. You may be very self-directed and focused on specific goals for achievement. You can accomplish a lot when you've fixed on these substantial goals.

You're happier when you have a mountain to climb. You're lost when life has no peaks, just valleys. 

You may have a fear of finishing something -- anything -- and will want to look at patterns of self-sabotage. You could decide to pass on projects, at a certain stage, for others to finalize. 

You have a curious mind, and carry that sense of nearly reaching the pinnacle. In 2012 and the Galactic Center, Christine Page writes that you're at risk of overanalyzing, instead of trusting your keen insight:

"Old patterns of resistance surface in order to be acknowledged and transformed; flexibility and objectivity are keys to success."

You may live with a sense that you're never quite there yet -- that you haven't arrived.

 And this can lead to discontent. But if you courageously push beyond the fear of being exposed as not worthy, you gain momentum and traction to keep going forward.