Characteristic just BEFORE the Full Moon
Ending the Pollinating Phase of the Lunar Cycle.
Vision & Enthusiasm
The latter part of this phase, building up to the full moon, matures our efforts into vision and enthusiasm. It is the intermixing of opposites that creates the magic to bear the fruit of our passions. The day and night just before the Full Moon is the most potent, exhilarating energy--a dynamic social and alchemical time. The Full Moon marks the point of coition in the lunar cycle, the climax, the point of excitement, a time of celebration.
Characteristic just AFTER the Full Moon
Beginning the Fruit Bearing Phase of the Lunar Cycle.
Realization of the Theme
The day just after the Full Moon is a time to kick back and relax. This phase begins as if waking from a sleep. It is a time for the realization of the theme to emerge, of what the activities of the first half of the lunar cycle, culminating into the enthusiasm of the Full Moon, are really about, of what we are learning. Relax and allow this realization to occur. There is no need to force it as it surfaces on its own.