Characteristic just BEFORE the First Quarter Moon
Ending the Growing Phase of the Lunar Cycle.
Just before first-quarter moon, we draw an external stimulus to ourselves, some event outside of self creating a challenge to act on the creative ideas we have been evolving. The external stimulus provides the impetus to move forth from the inspirational quarter of the lunar cycle into the action quarter. This is a time when any fears or doubts hidden within may surface to be embraced. To move forward through the I cants and the reasons why not is to move through our own limitations into a new level of self-empowerment. Not stepping into action results in opportunity lost and no growth--dropping the ball in the lunar cycle.
Characteristic just AFTER the First Quarter Moon
Beginning the Flowering Phase of the Lunar Cycle.
Now it is time to drop all hesitation and take the steps to move forth on what you were inspired about. The inspiration is now gone, it is time to now participate in trust and knowing. Remember, the flower that is about to burst forth from the bud is not yet visible. Trust in the process. Demonstrate this trust in physical action and you will be supported. The creative tension brought forth by the external stimulus now shifts into opportunity and unfoldment. This is a time for practical application of your talents. This time is stressful or traumatic only if action is ignored. What you are putting together now is the groundwork for the manifestation of the theme. Simply, this begins a time to work.