Full Moon - All is in reflection / Solstice of Youth / Illusion / Decline / Death / Waning / Ihu Werewere
New Moon - All is without reflection / Solstice of Age / Truth / Rising / Birth / Waxing / Ihu Atamai.
The moon is a symbol of duality.
One aspect is always growing and the other is always declining.
It has two main Solstice forms which are Veiled (Full Moon) and Naked (New Moon).
Each cycle is governed by two Equinox known as the twins. Ihu Atamai, Equinox of Te Raa, and Ihu Werewere, Equinox of Te Poo.
With the two Equinox you have the waxing twin lamenting the previous New Moon drawing up the veil of Te Raa and the waning twin lamenting the previous full moon and drawing down the veil of Te Poo.
Upon the two Solstices of the Moon cycle Hina holds the station of the New Moon whilst Rona holds the station of the Full Moon.
In the beginning Hina held both stations until one night she heard Rona cursing the new moon so she reached down and lifted her up placing her within the full moon station whilst maintaining the new moon station for herself.
This lore is not to be confused with the Maramataka for fishing and gardening.
Planting and harvesting by the moon should be between days 1 - 15 and days for fishing should be between days 16 - 30.
Every 2160 days (six years) it becomes necesary to insert a thirteenth moon month into Maramataka to keep it in sync with the solar calander.
There are those whom say to mark the start of Maramataka by the new moon is an error for the new moon represents evil because of the name assigned to it by Maramataka.
This statement is an error within our teachings for all life proceeds from the darkness of Te Kore te Tamaua and as such all counting of time must proceed from there.