Between a first quarter moon and a full moon, you'll observe a waxing gibbous moon. Gibbous is derived from a root word that means "hump-backed." The Waxing Gibbous Moon rises after noon, with a few exceptions. It appears in the evening and disappears around midnight.
A waxing gibbous moon is frequently seen in the afternoon, immediately after moonrise, as it ascends in the east and the sun descends in the west. See how the angle and hue of the waxing gibbous moon changes from afternoon to after midnight in the image above.
Waxing denotes an increase in size, whereas gibbous denotes an oval-to-round form. It can be difficult to distinguish the Waxing Gibbous Moon from a Full Moon when the lighted portion swells to 98-99 percent.
The Golden Handle's Appearance
The terminator is the line that separates light and dark portions on any planet or moon. A delicate optical phenomenon occurs around two days after First Quarter when the terminator glides over the face of our Moon. The sun shines brightly on the Montes Jura summits (a mountain range), while the Sinus Iridum (Bay of Rainbows) remains gloomy. The Golden Handle, also known as the Jewelled Scimitar, appears as a curving "handle" on the terminator as a result of this.
Spiritual Meaning of Waxing Gibbous Moon
The region of light covering the Earth-side surface of a waxing moon grows larger. As a result, this phase begins as a narrow crescent and gradually expands to a full circle. As the area covered by sunlight decreases, it converts to a waning moon.
The Waxing Gibbous Moon represents the final measures you must take to complete your task, the project's concluding stages. It's the moment when you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it's also the time to push yourself to finish what you've begun until the Full Moon, so you may bask in the glory of your labor.
You may feel compelled to make a change in your life or project while the Moon is waxing gibbous. It's crucial not to fight this sensation. Rather of battling it, embrace it and trust it because only positive things will come your way if you do. To reap the benefits of the revaluation, some sacrifices will almost certainly be required.
You are more likely to be strong-willed and aggressive if you are born during this time. You're also incredibly social and ambitious. Others are drawn to you because of your captivating demeanor. You'll find it difficult to play second fiddle and would rather choose a job that allows you to stand out. The zodiac signs Cancer and Leo have a strong influence on your personality. This is what entices you to pursue a job that provides you with recognition and prominence. You become a leader and accomplish achievement at an early age as a result of the waxing gibbous.