The period between full moon and third quarter is called waning gibbous moon. The portion of the visible half of the Moon illuminated goes down from 100 percent to 50 percent during this period. This is a time for new beginnings, to conceptualize ideas, to invoke.
Location: Moon is 135 - 180 degrees ahead of the Sun.
Waning Gibbous Moon Phase Explained
What is a waning gibbous moon? The waning gibbous moon, is defined to occur when the Moon appears to be more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight. Because the fraction of the Moon’s disk that is illuminated is decreasing, we consider the Moon to be “waning.” Each new lunar cycle is measured beginning at each new moon and the waning gibbous moon occurs when the Moon is more than one-half but less than three-fourths of the way around the sky (i.e., along its orbit) from new moon.
Patience; Preparation for Full Moon energies. Tying off loose ends. Gestation period, may appear as a pause. Relates to the movement of the shoots through the earth. Movement and action may not be visible but it is occurring. Should your new ideas or projects come to an impasse, this might be broken at the Full Moon.