Matariki has become a public holiday in Aotearoa NZ in 2022. Finally an indigenous celebration and holiday exists in the Aoteoroa/New Zealand calendar.
This is a very brief but succinct dialogue explaining the Matariki cluster from a Te Ao Māori perspective as defined by Dr. Rangi Mātāmua:
My investigation of the Seven Sisters has led me to investigate the Seven Pointed Star, or the Heptagram, the Star of Babylon and the Law of Seven. This search has been a journey of looking for correlations between dialogues shared across the ages.
With the help and guidance of my spiritual masters I have constructed two portals or temples using local stone, found objects and my intention. These portals are now open according to the ancient art of temple making.
Revised and finalised research project mission statement & questions….