August 11th - september 9th
IKUWĀ DESCRIBES ANTARES OF MANAIAKALANI BEFORE FALL EQUINOX
‘Ike Hōkū (star knowledge) is inspired by Martha Noyes and is based on certain ancient O‘ahu-centric perspectives. Calendar systems are unique to place, era and lineage.
According to Cultural Astronomer Martha Noyes, in the celestial mo'olelo of O'ahu the term lkuwā has numerous meanings. One aspect of lkuwā describes the role of Antares (of Manaiakalani) in the construction of time and space before the Autumn Equinox. As Antares sets Aldebaran (Hinaiaelele • Hyades/Taurus) rises. In some ancient O'ahu perspectives Antares of Manaiakalani was seen as kāne/male and Aldebaran of Hinaiaeleele was seen as wahine/female. Together they give a balanced structure to time and space around the equinoxes.
The dates that the Hilo moon occurred in July over the last five years
AUGUST 11TH (2018) I AUGUST 22ND (2017) I AUGUST 3RD (2016) I AUGUST 15TH (2015) I AUGUST 26TH (2014)
Solar Cycle Events • Sun aligns with Regulus of Leo on August 22nd
From sunrise until sunset on August 22nd Kane (as the sun) is in near exact alignment with Regulus of Leo. Days are becoming noticeably shorter during lkuwa.
Māhina Piha (full moon)- Hoku
•If you count visible moons from Mahina Hilo on August 11th, then Mahina Hoku (rising August 25th) is the full moon this cycle
•The moon is 100% illuminated at 1:56am, August 26th
Ho‘emi- Lono, Mauli & Muku
•There will be 29 nights and 29 moons
•Mahina Lono, the 28th moon, rises before dawn on the morning of September 8th
•Pō Mauli, the 29th night, begins at sunset on September 8th
•The 29th moon will rise Muku at sunrise on September 9th