Sōtiaka

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Ko e sōtiaka (lea fakapilitānia: zodiac), ko e ngaahi pupunga fetuʻu tukufakaholo ʻe 12 ʻi he langi, ʻoku takai ʻi ai ʻa e laʻā lolotonga he taʻu ʻe taha.

hingoa fakalatina hingoa fakatonga hingoa fakapilitānia
Aries Sipitangata Ram
Taurus Pulutau Bull
Gemini Māhanga (taʻane) Twins
Cancer Paka pe ʻUo Crab or Lobster
Leo Laione Lion
Virgo Taupoʻou Virgin
Libra Meʻafua Scales
Scorpius Sikopio Scorpion
Sagittarius Tangatafana Archer
Capricornus Kositahi Seagoat
Aquarius Fineʻutuvai Waterbearer
Pisces Ongo ika Fishes

Ko e pupunga Tangata-toʻo-ngata (Ophiuchus) ʻoku ʻikai te ne kau ki he sōtiaka, neongo he laka ʻa e laʻā ʻi ai.

ʻI he lakalaka ko Nailasikau (ko e ʻotua motuʻa ia), fatu ʻe Sālote Tupou III ʻi he 1931 pe 1932, ʻoku ʻi ai ha kiʻi hokohoko ʻo e ngaahi pupunga fetuʻu, kae ʻoku ʻikai te nau kau ʻe kinautolu kotoa ki he sōtiaka.

....
Peʻi mou laka mai ʻo mamata
he teunga ʻo e loto falevaka
he ʻotu pupunga e sōtiaka
tuʻu tonu mālie e laʻā
tuʻu kātoa mo e māhiná
ʻAlotolu mo e Tuingaika
Fineʻutuvai mo Sipitangata
Meʻafua mo e Tangatafana
ʻa Maʻafulele mo e Toloa
ʻa e Humu mo e Maʻafutoka
takitaha tauhi hono hala.
....

Ko e hā ʻa e ʻuhinga naʻe liliu ʻe Sālote ʻa e taʻane-ʻutuvai ki he fine-ʻutuvai? Mahalo pē ko e tauʻatāina fakapunake, fakafeangai he Sipi-tangata?

  • E. Wood-Ellem, Queen Sālote of Tonga, Auckland university press, 1999
  • Stars over Tonga; ʻAtenisi, Nukuʻalofa 1990
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