The moon is now 8 – 14 days old from the New Moon and at 135-180 degrees ahead of the sun. This is the time for patience and for drawing up energy for the coming full moon. The Gibbous Moon rises midafternoon and sets before dawn. She is bulging Moon getting ready to be full, visible soon after she rises until she sets. The Gibbous Moon is the BUD of the moon plant, the pulse of life tightly wrapped, wanting to expand. For those born in a Gibbous moon phase find their talents lie in the ability to refine, organize and purify. They are seekers, utilizing spiritual tools as guides on their paths.