The moon has a lot of different phases and they all mean something different. If you’ve not heard of a waxing gibbous moon, then we’re not surprised. We can tell you what it is and the waxing gibbous moon spiritual meaning.
Keeping up with all the different types of the moon is tricky, particularly when they all have different meanings in how they affect us. The current moon is the waxing gibbous, which sounds a lot more complicated and fancier than what it actually is. Nevertheless, we can tell you what one looks like and the spiritual meaning behind it.
What Is The Waxing Gibbous Moon?
To put it simply, this is when the moon is when you can see more than half of it, but it’s still less than a full moon.
This is one of the secondary phases of the moon, also known as the intermediate. There are four primary phases, the New, Full, First Quarter and Third Quarter and then four secondary ones that come in between the primary phases.
Waxing Gibbous begins after the First Quarter moon when the moon is in 50 per cent illumination.
To break down the name, Waxing is because the moon’s illumination is getting brighter and its appearance in the sky is getting bigger. This is the opposite of Waning when it gets smaller. Gibbous then refers to the shape of the moon being less than a Full moon but more than the Third Quarter shape.
The moon occurs every month, sometimes often twice is it as the beginning and end of the month, so it’s not particularly rare.
The Waxing Gibbous Moon Spiritual Meaning
According to Nine Planets, the moon symbolises the final steps towards an achievement, often a project or work. It’s the time when you can see the finish line and need to do the last sprint to get there.
You have until the full moon to finish your task. At that point, you can be satisfied with your work and take a moment of reflection and rest.
Looking at the spiritual meaning, the waxing gibbous moon can also represent the hardest part of the month for some. Those last stages of a project, whether work or home-related can often be tricky, but they do need completing. During this moon phase is when to strive and power through until the end. If you believe that your task is finished, then it’s time for reflecting on what can be improved or pay extra attention to it.
Growth and development are of course linked to this moon phase all about the moon getting bigger. Use this time of the month to grow as a person or plan for more things to start developing. Be that personally or in your work life.
Use the Waxing Gibbous moon to refine yourself before the next stage of transformation — the full moon.
However, like the moon, growth is a steady progress. Don’t push or over-exert yourself to achieve things quicker. It will happen eventually and in its own time, so don’t rush it. Lean into change and transformation and let it gradually happen instead of forcing it.
Now you know the spiritual meaning of the Waxing Gibbous moon, use the remaining days of the moon phase to incorporate it into your life. Prepare for change by finishing incomplete tasks, but don’t force anything before it’s time.
This moon phase will continue through to February 5, so there’s still plenty of time to reflect upon its meaning.