- 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
This is the last waxing phase before the Full Moon. You are focused on making finishing touches, in preparation for exposure to peak light. 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).
You can lean toward an intellectual outlook. You are always on the verge of bringing your ideas to fruition. 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 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. She writes, "Old patterns of resistance surface in order to be acknowledge and transformed; flexibility and objectivity are keys to success." You may live with a sense that you're never quite there yet, 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.