Thursday, January 21, 2010

'OLE DAYS AND NIGHTS OF THE HAWAIIAN MOON CALENDAR: 'ole start today

We observe the 'ole days and nights as my Hawaiian ancestors did observe and practice.  Rather than plant new projects or activities we'll review or weed the ones we've already started.  No new posts during the 'ole cycle.

From the site on Lunar Calendar of the Hawaiian Islands (on our sidebar here at Makua O'o)

7.  'Olekukahi (first 'Oleku, days 7-10 mark the transition from less than half-lit moon to the more than half-lit moon): "the farmer does not plant on this day" (Kepelino); "'Ole" means "nothing," so planting and fishing may be not productive in the three "'ole" days [7-9 on the lunar calendar] (Handy and Handy).




8. 'Olekulua (second 'Oleku; Olekulua is the first quarter moon; the names for days 7-10 match the names of days 21-24 of the last quarter moon.): "farmers generally dislike it for planting"; "a good night for torching fishing" (Kepelino).



9. 'Olekukolu (third 'Oleku): "the farmer thinks little of this day"; "a good night for torch-fishing" (Kepelino).



10. 'Olepau (last 'Oleku): "it is a productive day, say the cultivators" (Kepelino). "Pau" means "end" so non-productivity is at an end (Handy and Handy).

2 comments:

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