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WAXING MOON

The waxing moon is when the moon rises from complete invisibility, the new moon, to complete visibility, the full moon. We see it change from evening to evening as it grows more visible with each passing day.
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The waxing moon is when the moon rises from complete invisibility, the new moon, to complete visibility, the full moon. We see it change from evening to evening as it grows more visible with each passing day.
The period when the Moon is waxing occurs between a New Moon and a Full Moon, which is characterized by many changes in appearance. The first is known as a Waxing crescent, where 1-49% of the Moon is illuminated. Which side appears illuminated will depend on the observer’s location. For those living in the northern hemisphere, the right side will appear illuminated; whereas for those in the southern hemisphere, the reverse is the case. Next up is the First Quarter, where 50% of the Moon’s face is illuminated – again, the right side for those in the northern hemisphere and the left for those in the south. This is followed by a Waxing Gibbous Moon, where 51 – 99% of the Moon’s surface is illuminated – right side in the northern hemisphere, left side in the southern. The waxing phase concludes with a Full Moon.
 When the Moon waxes, life is said to grow and abundance is present, whereas desire diminishes during its waning cycle. In New Zealand, Maori myth says that a young girl named Rona displeased the Moon so that he seized her and took her far away to him. Grabbing onto a tree, she dragged it with her, the tree symbolizing fertility.
The moon's waxing and waning have made it a symbol of time, change, and repetitive cycles around the world. One such cycle is the constant alternation of birth and death, creation and destruction. People have linked the moon with both birth and death.
The Maiden / Virgin archetype is the female energy type that we embody during the pre-ovulation, or follicular phase of our own, personal moon cycles (when our bleeding has just finished).

We can also feel this feminine energy rise with the waxing crescent, first quarter, and waxing gibbous lunar phases of the lunar cycle.
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