Entries by Adi Anderson

Celebrating Self

Tomorrow (19 February)  the asteroid Chiron moves into the constellation Aries where it will stay until 2027.  This is a critical turning point in a year of massive planetary turns. Chiron represents our deepest ‘wound’ and the ‘healing’ that comes from moving-through wounding to help oneself and others. For anyone born between 1968 and 1977, […]

Be Bold, Think Big, Get Creative

New moons are a time to set intentions.  Today (3pm, 6/1/18 NZ) is a beautiful day for setting grand intentions with the Capricorn new moon in 15 Degrees, which will create a partial eclipse with the sun. Capricorn rules everything to do with business, structures, corporations, currency, enterprise and the public eye.  Add to this […]

Amethyst Tiki Taonga

Happy 2019 Blessings. Finally, it happened on 24 December 2018 with Jupiter the planet of manifestation in Sagittarius, and much visualising: our very first batch of amethyst tiki turned up at the SIC studio. Aside from the fact we manifested these beautiful purple amethyst tiki-taonga (treasures) with supreme intentions of raising spiritual awareness and consciousness, this […]

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The Emerging Stone – Pounamu Te Whei Aō – Rehutai

In Sisters Collective’s quest to find tāonga[1] in Te Tau Ihu (Nelson Marlborough, NZ) with Māori carver Timoti Moran, and to uncover some of the ancient knowledge around tāonga (reminding us of the power of nature) we found a super rare white hyrdogrossular garnet[2] in 2015, and we have also created red pounamu from Nelson […]

Harvesting Pounamu

‘And what is stone to the hand that shapes it?’ Stone! Hold it, touch it, listen to it. Does it sing the same sone to everyone? Some merely see hard unyielding strength, while others feel what moves deep within. Only women and men born to the colours of stone, and with the spirit to reach […]

MAURI ORA TAONGA – Behold the stones of life

We could square the blame on the 7th planet Uranus which drives the energies associated with magic, discoveries and inventions, and without a higher purpose, is to blame for individualism, rebellions and all things unpredictable….BUT for some reason the Sisters are always meeting inspirational people/whānau who change our lives in expansive, unnusal and inexplicable ways. […]

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Ahakoa he iti he Pounamu

 Ahakoa he iti he Pounamu Although it is small it is Pounamu Many of you have a piece (or pieces of) Pounamu, gifted or collected over the years; sitting in a drawer unworn, because the string has become old, is too light for the weight of your taonga (treasure), or is made from a material […]

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Aōtea

In 2014, SIC sourced and sold 15 pendants of Aōtea a rare blue-green stone comprising a mix of Kyanite/Fuchsite in Quartz. to an eager fan base. We could not believe the demand for the tāonga but in our quest to uncover a supply source we also unearthed a beautiful tale of provenance and vision. Aōtea […]

Tāonga of Intellect & Intuition – Kōhatu (Hūkatai)

Last Christmas 2015, SIC completely sold out of our first batch of fashioned Kōhatu strung on white turquoise necklaces. The Kōhatu was sourced sustainably from Tīmoti, a wonderful local kaitiaki and carver, who has a strong ancestral line connected to Pounamu and was drawn to his own awa (river) and the tāonga through a series […]

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Waiaroha

Waiaroha are an ancient gift of Papatuanuku (earth mother). These special tāonga are formed deep in the earth at very high temperatures compressing layers of the sea-floor, plant matter and fossils, to form the minerals Pounamu (bowenite, nephrite, serpentine), Pākohe (argillite) or Kapakara (garnet). As the mountains were formed bands of these tāonga were forced […]