After the new moon, the illuminated portion of the moon is increasing, but less than half. Thus it gets bigger and builds up in strength and intensity, signifying the sprouting growth of the seed. At this stage, there is forward motion and a hope for something more to come. There is a gush of energy and a forward moving strength that you can utilize. Moreover, plans, dreams and ideas are growing and it is at this time that you can identify your focus for growth and commitment.
The time between the new and full moon is excellent to enact on the new intentions that you had set on the new moon. It is a time to be positive, motivated and take action. There is an energy expansion that supports new ideas and even the meeting of new people in your life.