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I’ve said recently that the symbol )O( actually invokes the Dark Moon, or the Void-in-Course Moon, rather than the Full Moon. That’s because the Dark Moon is the one which occurs between the waning and waxing crescents.
So, look at the Moon — if the curve of the moon fits into your cupped right hand, it’s waxing; and if the curve of the moon fits into your cupped left hand, it’s waning. A few months of direct observation will show this to be true.
The “nine phases” of the Moon can be used as celebrations of the Nine Muses, or you can use Chris Warnock’s book, “The Mansions of the Moon” to learn the angels of the Twenty-Eight Mansions, which are really powerful. Either method will teach you a huge amount of astronomy and astrology.