• The moon will be completing its First Quarter phase this Wednesday at 3:12 p.m. EDT
  • During this phase, spiritualists believe it is the perfect time to make decisions and take action toward goals
  • Some advise taking the time to "sit back and reflect on any decisions you have made in life"

The moon will complete the first quarter of its orbit around Earth this Wednesday. Here's what you need to know about the spiritual meanings associated with it.

The First Quarter of every moon cycle occurs about a week after the New Moon, and it is here when the moon is at a 90-degree angle when viewed from the Earth. This explains why exactly half of the moon can be seen, while the other half is hidden in the dark.

This month, the First Quarter Moon will occur Wednesday at 3:12 p.m. EDT, reported. It rises around midday and is visible in the day sky.

A number of experts and believers associate the moon's different phases with various spiritual meanings. As the moon completes its cycle, various explanations are attached to its ever-changing appearance.

Depending on the phase it is in, some believe the moon could represent things such as gratitude, forgiveness and new beginnings. For believers, the phase of the moon should be taken into consideration when making important decisions. So what does the First Quarter Moon signify?

The First Quarter Moon is also known as the "half-moon." During this phase, exactly one half of the moon appears illuminated, while the other is completely shadowed. According to Bagua Center, the forward growth of the moon signifies a period of strength, focus, determination and commitment to action.

It is during this phase when people are encouraged to invest their emotional energy into creative passions that will help them achieve their goals. When the moon is in its First Quarter, it is a good time to start taking action toward the plans one has made.

“The First Quarter challenges us as typically we start seeing obstacles and hurdles against our goals. It’s important for us to make decisions and create action plans for us to push through and jump over the obstacles,” Glamour magazine said.

Reclaiming Zen also said that this phase is a good time for decision-making and that steps are ready to be taken toward attaining certain goals.

"During this phase, spend extra time making decisions and take the time to sit back and reflect on any decisions you have made in life, what did they mean to you and what did you learn from them," the site said. "Use your previous decision making to help you overcome any obstacles in future decision making."

Last month, the Pink Moon was seen in full bloom on the evening of April 26. As the event occurs during the beginning of spring, the Pink Moon is often seen as the perfect time to start anew. The blossoming of flowers is seen as a good omen for a fresh slate and setting optimistic goals.

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