Matariki is the Māori name for the small cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades or the Seven Sisters, in the Taurus constellation. In New Zealand it comes into view low on the north-eastern horizon, appearing in the tail of the Milky Way in the last days of May or in early June, just before dawn. This heralds the Māori New Year.
Various Māori tribes celebrated Matariki at different times. Some held festivities when Matariki was first seen in the dawn sky; others celebrated after the full moon rose or at the beginning of the next new moon.
Celebrate the Maori New Year with our Matariki candle. A beautiful blend of Kawakawa infused eco-cert Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena fragrance oils and Pink grapefruit essential oil with a stunning piece of Rose Quartz imbedded into the soy wax blend. Available in medium size only.