The gorgeous Haratua moon phase is the last moon cycle of the year, bringing us to the end of the Māori year.
Whiringa-ā-nuku/October brings Matiti Hana (the second summer phase), the flowering native puawānanga (clematis) and ngā korowhiti o Tangaroa (the leaping mullet).
The Matariki and Puanga stars are due to rise this month, signalling the Māori New Year. So how do we see them and what are the best dates?
As we enter the third phase of summer, the pōhutukawa are flowering and mullet are leaping. Want to know more? Check out the maramataka for November.
The low energy day of Whiro is best spent fasting, meditating and cleansing the body. Want to know more? Check out the maramataka for October.