By Lorraine Exley and Paul Newman


18 N                                   18th degree NORTH  


ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 8th - 12th May & 1st - 5th August

Equivalent to 17º 17' Taurus - 20º 56' Taurus  & 9º 04' Leo - 12º 43' Leo




A helmeted man carrying a spear looks into the distance ahead of him

where there is a mountain range.

He sits astride a resting horse.

Both himself and the horse are blinkered, they are focused solely on

what lies ahead, and can see nothing else.



Keywords:  Stillness    Focus     Preparation    Spiritual warrior    Integrity    Alignment with divine purpose    Resolution





This is the pathway that connects to the souls of those who are coming ahead of us. It is time to prepare the way for those of the future. You are part of the chain that links Those who went Before, with Those who are coming After. What we now set in motion, may not come into being in our own lifetime but it is important to leave a legacy for those who follow.  Do not allow yourself to be distracted. You are committed to serving the evolution of the global mind. By your positive focus you will see the gateway to planetary ascension. As you hold your vision you lift others to follow you on the pathway.   Remember that the light you shed now will show the way for future generations.

You are being asked to send unconditional love to Those Before and Those coming After, and assist in their healing. Yours is a strength that will be given to the past and the future. Take time to connect and send this love to all from Before and After who have fought or will fight for Truth. Your Love will strengthen them, and they will be aware of the power emanating from you. Now be aware of the Love which those Before and those After have also sent to you. When Love is involved there is no such thing as the limitations of linear time. We are all part of an endless chain joining together with itself. 

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17 N                                       17th degree NORTH

ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 4th - 8th May & 5th - 8th August

Equivalent to 13º 51' Taurus - 17º 16' Taurus & 12º 44' Leo - 16º 09' Leo




Immediately a rotating spiral appears.

As it moves upward I can see that it is containing a maze with an entrance at each of the four quarters or four directions from where energy is entering in.  It is a 3D maze  which is continually moving and changing but always moving in a clockwise direction.

From here I can enter all worlds; all things are possible.

What is needed is the courage to find the way and not to be afraid.  To follow the pathway by using my heart not my mind.  My feet do not touch the floor; my body is projected.  I am being drawn through into a special space where I can see in any direction.  This is the centre of all Being.

I must not think of finding the way.  Immediately I do I will be lost forever.




Keywords:    Faith   Belief    Limitless possibilities    Source    Pathfinding    Direction   Sacred Space   Centre





Allow for a change in linear reality. Different dimensions are forming around you. To find the way, free your mind, for this only leads to confusion and loss of direction. Centre your awareness. You are being offered great gifts from the sacred heart of all Being. Draw energy into your own centre. Trust and have courage, you have entered the place from which all cosmic truths emanate. Be aware that from our spinal pathway there is a direct connection to the sacred.  As you align your body you are aligning with the heart of the planet. Let your body become a conduit of the energy of the earth, uniting Heaven and Earth. Now you can let go of whoever your mind thinks you are, and the truth of who you really are starts to shine through.

Why do you question your ability to transcend? It is that lack of belief which is limiting you. Have you lost faith? Connect to the Guardians of the Directions. They are there to guide you.

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16 N                              16th degree NORTH                     


ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 1st May - 4th May & 8th - 12th August

Equivalent to 10º 34' Taurus - 13º 50' Taurus & 16º 10' Leo - 19º 26' Leo





A white bowl floating on a still pond.

The bowl holds a candle with a flickering light.

Although it is night it is not dark, but the sky is lilac.

Silence and serenity all around.

Three bells sound in the distance.

A time for contemplation.



Keywords:  Contemplation   Stillness    Purity     Connection to Source    Now     Creating your future




Let your true self be the candle that gives light. Sometimes when we see ourselves in the true light we are afraid of what may be revealed. Do not be afraid, this is the moment that the healing begins. We have the power to enter Stillness and it is in this that we spread our radiance the furthest. Let it shine.

There exists a perfect template for purity which is available to all who seek. Allow  yourself the realisation that we can create this Moment. First we need to halt the rush surrounding us and invading our thoughts. To forget Yesterday and Tomorrow. There is only Now, and there will always only be Now. By connecting to this moment we enter a different dimension. This moment is all that matters.

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15 N                                     15th degree NORTH



ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 28th April - 1st May  & 12 - 15th August

Equivalent to 7 º26' Taurus - 10 º33' Taurus & 19 º27' Leo - 22 º34' Leo





A path leading to a fork in two different directions, but a realisation that on the return journey both paths can bring us to the same road.

There are many different ways to make the journey.

Do not stand still too long.



KEYWORDS: Journey    Quest     Integration   Destiny      Call upon guidance   Trust    Belief   Unity



Old reference points are changing; there is a shift in the way in which you relate to your world. It is a time for clearing past patterns. You are entering a time of profound transformation.

The pathways of the heart may lead in many seemingly opposing directions. Yet they all lead to the same goal, the discovery of the true self. No matter how many times you take the wrong path the events of your life will keep bringing you back to your true centre within. Have faith that you have not lost your way.  Do not be afraid of taking the wrong step. All your past has brought you to this moment. There is no wrong way. The divine spark will bring you to where you are meant to be. Trust and you will find your way.

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14 N                               14th degree NORTH


ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS:  25th - 28th April & 15th - 18th August

Equivalent to  4 º25' Taurus  -  7º25' Taurus & 22º35' Leo - 25 º35' Leo




A stained-glass window full of coloured diamonds with light beaming through.

This light forms a prism which falls on an open book of ancient writings.

                                 Within this handwritten book are great secrets - the pages are open and the writings  are in a strange script. 

                                 We are honoured to see this.

Suddenly the room fills with a silent sound of great beauty - I suddenly realise that

the deaf can hear many things if they hear with their awareness.


Keywords: Awareness    Ancient Wisdom     Revelation    Consciousness    Hidden Potential 




You are being drawn into divine initiation. Do not try to understand with your mind you will be given the true meaning through your heart. It is the depth of your response to this script, that is true communication as the symbols on the page spark off long forgotten memories.

Soon we will know and understand the path of the sun and the voice of the wind. Yet no matter how hard we search this knowledge is not ours to take but can only be received when it is given freely. Only then can we understand the Book of Truth. 

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13N                                 13th degree NORTH


ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 21st  - 24th April  & 18th - 22nd August

Equivalent to  1°30´ Taurus - 4°24´ Taurus & 25°36´ Leo  -  28°30´ Leo



There is a field, empty except for a lone plant bearing a small orange fruit. It has

waited hundreds of years to open and now is the time.

It opens slowly, spreading out like a hand.

Inside are hundreds of tiny feathery seeds which it offers to the Directions, scattering them around the Universe.

We are helping to blow them and move them with each breath we take.

Below the earth are millions of seeds which become covered deeper and deeper with each passing century, layers and layers of life covering them.

They still contain their Life-force and wait to spread their wings.

 But now they live in timeless space, living while worlds around them decay.

Whilst we are born and die, whilst we bury them deeper, forgetting what is beneath the path we walk.

When all is ripped apart, they will be born again and it will be our turn to wait.


Keywords: Potential   Energy    Inspiration   Expansion     Creation    Abundance   Prana



Deep within lie the seeds of potential, waiting for the right time, place and conditions in order to develop. Within us are buried lifetimes of wisdom. Now is the time to nurture the seeds of that wisdom, to water it and let it grow.

Remember that you are the fertile ground which holds the dreams and hopes of the future where all is possible. By working with the illuminating Sun from Above and the nourishment of Mother Earth Below we can give life and growth as the seeds we scatter start to develop.

It is time to awaken to the potential in this seeding. What you plant will decide which seeds are spread and what will unfold. What we sow is that which shall be reaped.  Prepare your body as you prepare the earth.  Prepare to scatter these seeds. Then there will be the beautiful abundance that we have dreamed of. Look into the depths.  Become the receptive earth in which the seeds of possibility may grow. This lies within you it is only waiting until you are receptive and it is ready to be cultivated.  All it takes is your intention.

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12N                                12th degree NORTH



ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 19th  -  21st April  & 22nd – 24th August                           

Equivalent to 28°39´ Aries -  1°29´ Taurus & 28°31´ Leo  -  1°21´ Virgo



There is a blazing red sky like a fire raging.

A crystal pyramid appears, radiating light.

Then, out of the pyramid comes a crystal globe moving towards us, getting closer and closer, and larger and larger.

Both are radiating such strong light that it becomes unbearable.

As the globe gets closer, we see that inside there is a seed.

 As this seed gets closer, we see that inside this seed there are millions more seeds which explode and are blown like feathers across the Universe.


KEYWORDS:   Seeding    Energy    Inspiration   Expansion     Creation    Abundance     Life force




Plant a new seed into your belief system. This seed contains the pattern of all you can be and all you will be. Release your dreamseed to grow towards the light. Your seed of potential is waiting to be awakened. Do not be like the unawakened seed; reveal all that you are. Look at yourself in relation to the seasons of your life. This is the wisdom of birth and death and the whole cycle of life. Remember your relationship to the cycles and patterns of life. You are connected to the whole. As you spread the seeds of your possibilities, more and more will be opened to you. Allow the winds of harmony to spread your hopes further and further. 

            Inside your dreamseed is your full potential. Awaken to this. What is it telling you?

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11 N                                  11th degree NORTH


ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS:  16th – 19th April  & 25th – 27th August

Equivalent to 25°52´Aries  -  28°38´ Aries & 1°22´ Virgo  -  4°08´ Virgo




A head of a Native American Indian appears, in the form of a drawing. However it is not drawn on anything only floating in the air.

It then becomes surrounded by a swirling vortex, spinning faster and faster. There is a smell of dust in the air.

The surroundings then become clear.

This is a barren desert

The image of the Native American Indian points to a dark hole.

As we look into the hole we see a nest of snakes wriggling.

Snakes which are covered with a green and  yellow diamond pattern.

A mist of heat rises from the hole.

 Everything else around is barren, empty, bleak 

This is all that is left of life.



KEYWORDS:  Void   Transformation     Spirit   Truth

           Cleansing    Spiritual strength



This is the end and the beginning. The cycle of life and death that gives birth to itself. When all about is barren it is time to look beneath the surface. All around is movement. Energy is still flowing. Life is still there; a new birth is clearly waiting to happen.

As the old makes way for the new, a fresh awareness is slowly emerging. We are looking at eternal transformation and energy. From destruction comes healing and new life.


There are many realms, some of them bleak. There are some who choose this bleakness as their dwelling place, afraid to move forward preferring the comfort of what is known. It is time to make a choice of which dimension you wish to belong to.

Will you choose the path of Wisdom to lead you forward? 

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10 N                             10th degree NORTH


ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS:  13th – 16th April & 27th – 30th August

Equivalent to 23°09´Aries - 25°51´ Aries &  4°09 ´ Virgo  -  6°51´ Virgo




There are many, many chalices waiting in a cave. Each may be drunk by

            every one of us. There is no person here who cannot drink. But first they must find

their way to the cave. The way is hidden from human eyes. First we must pierce the

            veils and listen to the call. It has always been there since the beginning of time but few have arrived.

When we take a sip we realise that this is but just a shadow.

The real world is ahead of us.

Dare we enter?



Keywords: Choice   Courage    Opening    New awareness    Attunement     Surrender



What is it that is hidden from you?  It is that which you yourself been hiding from. This world is but a shadow of how life should be; yet in our fear we are unable to move forward. The protection you feel from living in the shadow is just an illusion. Take what is offered to you. Drink from the Cup of Life. Then your eyes will be opened and true awareness will flood into your being.

It is time to reveal the aspects of your Self that have been veiled. How much of our potential remains unused? Each of us is like the chalice waiting to be filled. Awaken yourself. Soon your raging thirst will be quenched as you allow new abundance to fill your consciousness.

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9 N                                9th degree NORTH


ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS:  10th – 13th April & 30th August – 2nd September

Equivalent to   20°28´ Aries  - 23°08´ Aries & 6°52´ Virgo  -  9°32´ Virgo



At this moment alone in a vast ocean, a blue whale moves

 through the swell of the waves.

They rise and crash but his course is steady.

He is complete and at one with his element.

He knows his journey and will not be deterred.



KEYWORDS:  Commitment   Oneness    Service   Alignment with purpose and divine will   Determination 



Are you ready to follow your path? To swim in eternal light. Do not be afraid to leave the river that flows into the wider sea. There you will find your nourishment. There you will be nurtured by an intelligence far greater than mankind. Be focused on your purpose.

The realms are in the process of shifting and by moving, a new world awaits. Are you ready? By knowing your purpose you will be able to lead others through.

This is a lesson in living in harmony and balance with all the creatures of this earth. Here is the higher consciousness of the spiritual warrior, who knows his purpose and follows his true path. Whatever the situation you are facing, and no matter how it appear, be aligned with your purpose. You are being led by Divine Will.

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