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This twinkling design includes the Matariki star cluster (Pleiades) as well as Puanga (Rigel from Orion) for our iwi who mark the beginning of the Māori new year with this star sighting. You can peep a clip of this set here.

Te Iwa O Matariki (the nine stars of Matariki) include:

  • Waipuna-ā-rangi – the star associated with the rain
  • Hiwa-i-te-rangi – the wishing star who ties into the attainment of goals and our aspirations for the coming year
  • Waitī – ties to fresh water and the food and creatures within it
  • Waitā – ties to the ocean and the food and creatures within it
  • Pōhukukawa – connects with those who have passed on
  • Ururangi – determines the nature of the winds for the year
  • Matariki – the mother of the star cluster, she signifies reflection, hope, health and wellbeing
  • Tupuārangi – the star associated with food that grows in the trees
  • Tupuānuku – the star associated with food that grows in the ground

Puanga/Puaka is the brightest star in the Orion constellation. He anchors the new year for some iwi in areas where Matariki isn’t visible.

Check out Dr Rangi Matamua’s incredible presentation for a deeper exploration.  

Each set includes 2 sheets of 12 Nail Transfer Tattoos (37mm long).

Made with love in Aotearoa.