Everybody knows the waning Moon (the time between a Full Moon and New Moon) is about decrease. Right? In the most general terms, yes. But there's more to the story, and once you understand this, you can work the lunar cycle like a pro.
During the waning phase, the Moon makes different aspects to the Sun. These aspects describe how to go about the decrease/release. One such aspect is the waning inconjunct, which demands an adjustment between the incompatible signs the Sun and Moon are in. It can get confusing when the Moon moves into a sign associated with increase, like Sagittarius.
If we're coming off a Scorpio Full Moon, and the Sag Moon makes a waning inconjunct to the Taurus Sun, you have to look at what was established/concluded - the inconjunct says it's not complete. The adjustment occurs when you move beyond (Sagittarius) the Taurus security zone (stubborn, subjective) and connect to the bigger picture (Sagittarius). Invariably, this will involve some expansion on the theme of the Full Moon.
You're still in a waning period, so you're wrapping something up. But part of that completion process involves a big-picture view. Figuring out what more you can do with your money/values. For example, if something ended (unhappily) during the Full Moon, the Sag/Taurus inconjunct says part of your goodbye process will involve looking ahead. Where can you go from here? You may want to sit in the cozy darkness and lick your wounds, but then you're not saying goodbye. You're still in the moment.
Did you know there are two types of inconjuncts? The waxing inconjunct and waning inconjunct are not the same. Using our Scorpio Full Moon as an example, the waxing inconjunct (before the Full Moon) from the Libra Moon to the Taurus Sun says you're not quite ready to dive in (Scorpio). Before you reach that all-or-nothing peak, you need to moderate (Libra) survival instincts (Taurus) and make a compromise. You probably won't feel like it (hence the tension of the inconjunct) but hitting that balance will be essential to achieving full closure (Scorpio). And once it's all over, the waning inconjunct reminds you that it's not over. The ending may have happened, but you have to keep moving.
To sum this up:
- waxing inconjunct: not quite ready, make a final adjustment before the Full Moon
- waning inconjunct: not quite finished, connect the Full Moon results to the bigger picture
If you're paying attention, you'll note that the two inconjuncts form a Yod. The passage from waxing to waning inconjunct tells a story within every lunar cycle (this can be applied to your progressed lunar cycle as well, although the story will stretch out over a few years). With the Taurus Sun as focal point, your task is to integrate personal wants with objective, social aims. In other words, it's not all about you, but you still need to maintain your security.