new moon // january


Night Long Moon
Friday, January 11th, 2013, Capricorn 11:44 am PST

Happy New Moon! Take a deep breath. Who can feel the collective sigh? We made it though the last two months that were overflowing with intense energy and huge shifts and profound letting go. For myself, I still feel I am "in it", but beginning to feel my wings spreading open, not yet ready to rise from the ashes and fly, but certainly I feel more space, freedom and possibility to do so. And I am so grateful for that! 

I recently found out during an amazing astrology reading that I was born just a few minuets before the exact time of the new moon. Which makes SO much sense, it is why I love new moon energy. It is about being in the darkness, where there is no thing and the possibility of any thing. It is about creation and bringing something new into the world. It is about going deep within and discovering the richness and mystery of the universe, of yourself, of life! If you haven't spent time these last three or so weeks thinking about your future and dreams, setting goals and intentions now is the time to do so. The energy around us already feels quite kinetic, things are happening.

This New Moon is also about the truth. If there is something you haven't been willing to see, something you have been hiding from yourself or others, or not facing, now is the time to step into the truth. So many people are afraid of the truth, afraid of their own truth, but really it is the one thing we have, and it is the one thing we can not deny (if we do it often comes back to sting us, hard). It is at our core. It is our internal compass, and we should use it as such. I am also learning that truth is such an amazing transformer. Actions that come from the truth have integrity. When you are standing in your truth you are so powerful. For me it is the most amazing and healing and empowering experience. The truth can burn away illusions, it can give you clarity, it can point you in the right direction, it can give you the courage to take a risk, it can heal, it can inspire! 

When you come from a place of truth that is when magic happens. That is when the universe swoops in to support you and is your co-creator to take what you dream and make it a reality. Make sure your New Moon wishes this month come from the deepest part of you where your truth lies. Because this New Moon is in the sign of Capricorn it is a great time to wish about anything that relates to commitment, responsibility and achievement. 

Remember you are only allowed ten wishes maximum and they must be handwritten on paper. The best time to wish is within the first 24 hours of the New Moon. But within the first 48 is alright. 

Also, be sure to share your wishes with someone you love, having a witness makes everything more powerful.

And be sure to get extra rest and sleep around this new moon. 

Happy Wishing!

Rising, 2010, Kiki Smith


  1. Amazing post! I deeply relate. Just yesterday started looking into finding out where the moon was at the time of my birth -- can you recommend any good resources? Love & light! -Tara

  2. HI Tara - thank you!
    i found out through my amazing astrology reading, if you would like her info email me. i would highly highly recommend her. i have spent years looking for a great astrologer, and had never found one, until now. no one compares! she is wonderful! and i think reasonable for how deep she goes and how much you get from it! she is amazing!!!!

  3. This is so incredible I love it!
    I have a crystal, other-worldly, bohemian jewelry shop... and this is just the kind of stuff that I love to read and it is exactly why I got into what I am doing too.
    It's so powerful. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. This is really great! Thank you for sharing these good words.


  5. you are such a powerful writer, thinker and woman. thank you always for sharing these inspiring moon posts. love you.

  6. thanks every one! !!
    Olivia, Lil and *Kelly!
    your kind words and feedback mean so much to me!