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. During this time it can be encouraged for one to invest their emotional energy into creative passions that will help them achieve their goals. It is a good time to start taking action toward the plans you may have.