August 03, 2023
Super moons and burnt knees August forecast
A Tāmaki based Maramataka expert says stay close to your home fires this winter.
We’ve just had the first of two full moons for August, and because they will be less than 360,000 kilometers from the centre of Earth both are supermoons.
The blue supermoon is on August 31 and in between there’s a new micromoon on August 16 which may not even be visible.
Rikki Solomon says Rakaunui, a full moon, is the high energy phase of the lunar calendar.
He says the double supermoons falling in the pito of winter will affect the taiao and how we behave.
“The environment moves in patterns so it becomes a lot cooler which comes back to that saying of our tupuna mai rānō – a ko kitea te kainga a te ahi i nga turi o te tangata, that the knees of the people get burnt as they sit close to the fire to get warm,” Mr Solomon says.