Star-God burns afar
sparkles rata into flame
calling time on berries ripe
O Te Waru Haere Mai
February 2nd ~ Groundhog Day, Candlemas, Imbolc, First Fruits, Lean Time, Te Waru, Lammas, Lugnasad ~ by whatever name we know it, the underpinning story is the same. The earth is sifting seasons. Do you hear its trickled lilt? What does it sing to you?
The Star-God is Rehua (Antares). Te Waru is the eighth month of the Maori calendar. For more information on our southern seasons, read Juliet’s beautiful post on Lugnasad here.