Reclaim the traditional knowledge about the maramataka (Maori Lunar Calendar) and ways in which you can practically apply this knowledge to your everyday life. Use a daily journal that follows a monthly cycle of the maramataka, where you can begin to record
what the moon phases are good for/ not good for
what activities you did on these days
what observations you made
what your energy levels were
If you know your whānau/hapū/iwi maramataka it maybe more suitable to purchase the WHIRO Journal which does not contain marama names and is able to be customised. The moon cycle in those journals start from Whiro (New Moon), but the rest of the layout is the same.
Please note if you do not know this information - then the TE RĀKAUNUI Journal in different listing is likely more suitable for new learners as it contains the marama (moon) names of Te Whānau ā Apanui, and the moon cycle starts from Te Rakaunui (Full Moon).
The Journal features are;
Measurements A5+ (148mm x 210mm)
Perfect size to carry with you for daily observations.
72 pages x 100 gsm
Lined paged within journal sections
Sewn together to make it last
FREE resources with purchase- 1 sticker sheet & Aratohu Guide
The Journal contents are;
Maramataka Definition & User Guide
He Tirohanga written by Haami Piripi
Daily Marama (using Te Whānau ā Apanui maramataka) with phases & name
Daily Journal page to record observations
Daily "Ihi" Energy scale & monthly Graph to review your energy levels over the 30 days
Spaces to track Moon Rise & Set and Tides in colour
Ōku whakaaro / My Thoughts Page
Buy one - Give one
Hokona tētahi māramataka, ā, mā mātou tētahi e tākoha For every maramataka journal purchased, we will give the same journal to Ngā Kitenga o te Maramataka to support the work done by Rereata Makiha and Rikki Solomon with rangatahi (youth) and kura kaupapa around the motu (country).
You can check out the amazing work they do in schools teaching rangatahi about the maramataka here.
Additional Information about the Maramataka
We have free resources available to assist your understanding of living with the maramataka. You can also check out our Ako/Learn page for details of upcoming workshops about the maramataka
I ordered this last year and I absolutely love it! A great way to connect with the moon cycle and such a nice layout
Great thanks and very quick delivery
Sylvia Lauris (Wellington, NZ)
What all shopping experiences shoukd be like!
I love the journal but more than that I loved the sincere, personal touches to the website and emails. So heart-warming!
Ailie (Matamata, NZ)
Kia ora, this journal will be great to start my maramataka learning. I am also using it to track pest control patterns and my cycle each month.
Sandra (Christchurch, NZ)
Whiro - plotting my journey
I am so pleased I purchased my Whiro.
Rather than cluttering my Rataka I can separate my thoughts, activities and observations much easier. Perfect size and challenges me to learn more Maori. Nga mihi. Sandra
I love this!!! It is exactly what I need ... I love the monthly layout, all the extra bits and the size is perfect. This product will sit on my desk and be used every day, so practical and I love being able to see the whole month at once.