By Lorraine Exley and Paul Newman



23 N                          23rd degree NORTH


ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS:1st - 10th June & 3rd - 12th July

Equivalent to 10º 17' Gemini- 19º 03' Gemini & 10º 57' Cancer - 19º 43' Cancer




There is a great storm.  The crocodile's mouth is open wide, his jaws waiting.

The elephant stamps his giant feet, crushing all before him.  Now is the time.

The oceans swirl and the crocodile swallows the world.

The weight flips him over so we can only see his underbelly; inside it is black,

there is no light.  Holes are made in the crocodile's belly so light can come

through like stars.

It is a time of waiting, a time of blackness, silence.

There is birdsong, light creeps in, the crocodile gives birth to the world as

a round egg.  It is transparent and we are waiting for it to hatch.


KEYWORDS:   Trust   Breakthrough   Limitlessness



Look at issues of self -trust. Are you listening to the roaring around you and not hearing the more subtle sounds within? Trust in your inner voice. Self-doubt creates blockages Through trust you may journey to the place of limitless light. Find the specks of light breaking through the darkness. Watch them grow. Then step into the unknown.  You are in the midst of a clearing of old patterns, memories and expectations. If you feel that your life is not working as it used to, remember that this is the storm that cleanses everything.  Nothing will remain, except for the truth of whom you are and what you are about to give birth to.  Only your true self can survive this storm. This however is not a breakdown, but a breakthrough. You can move through the seemingly impenetrable, as you enter new dimensions. Life holds limitless possibilities.

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22 N                             22nd degree NORTH



ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 25th May - 1st June & 12th July - 18th July

Equivalent to 4º 14 Gemini - 10º 16' Gemini & 19º 44' Cancer - 25º 46' Cancer




I see a black circle before me, hovering above the ground.

I step inside and it starts to spin clockwise as I am stretched out across it.

It moves faster and faster into the distance, which is where it has already been

Then I am viewing it from the other end so that it is coming towards me, rather

than away.  I see that it is moving in a spiral.  I am still moving with it faster

 than light.  It is pushing through light and extreme brightness, pointing towards

 a cave of ice.

I am propelled into the huge cave, which is like a frozen castle.  A very, very

strong smell of ice, from ages old and earthy water.  So, so ancient, as I enter

inside I see bears' heads along the sides, all are sleeping.

I get further and further in and the smell is of ancient times and deep, deep earth.

I am entering the Past, the Pathway of times gone by.  Further and further…

beautiful carvings of ice…spirals and strange markings carved in the ice…

Then directly in front of me is a huge black bear.  His eyes are closed.  He

Sleeps for eternity holding the past within him.  The ancient wisdom in every


I step inside him and become my past.  I am part of him, and belong to his breath -

the heartbeat of the world.  And then it is reversed and we are looking at it from

the future.

It is time to sleep until the moment is right.

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22 N                             22nd degree NORTH


KEYWORDS:   Remembrance   Returning    Relationships   Spiritual  strength





This is the pathway to remembering who you are, and what you will be.                        

Awakened within you is the knowledge that

‘We are the ones that we have been waiting for’

The time has come to form relationships with the Guardians and those who allow you to be ‘who you truly are.’ Others are waiting to meet and acknowledge you. This is a moment of a breakthrough in your life, a time to meet new allies and to draw towards you your true family. It is the Remembering. As you connect to each other’s hearts you will awaken the sacred bond that has drawn you back together. Now you can express more truly who you are, were, and shall be. 

            Look around. What symbol are you being given? Encoded within is cosmic wisdom. Release this through concentrating on your symbol. You are being offered the gift of remembrance of who you are, and why you are here.

What was lost will be returned.


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21 N                         21st degree NORTH


ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 20th - 25th May & 18th - 23rd July

Equivalent to 29º 16' Taurus - 4º 13' Gemini & 25º 47' Cancer - 0º 44' Leo




The earth is beating, the sound of a drum echoing from inside the surface.

It is the cry of the keepers of knowledge.

Their cries from throughout the centuries, their hopes, their fears, their warnings,

their silence, all mingle together.

The beat is getting louder, the earth is throbbing, pulsating.

Not everybody can hear. Not everybody listens.

Many shut their ears but others hear and begin to dance,

to move with fluidity, to flow with the energy of the wind,

to take the vibration through their bodies.

They become the grasses, they become the flowers, the trees.

The rocks are beating and somewhere there is a howling,

 an anger of energy as all around is swept away and thrown aside,

 tossed through the air and the screaming becomes singing

 and the singing becomes humming,

 and the humming becomes whispering,

 and the world sleeps.


Keywords:  Fluidity     Vibration     Rhythm    Energy    Hearing the beat    Oneness   Awakened consciousness   Surrender



Hear the heartbeat of Gaia as your consciousness is awakened. It is time to surrender. This is the cry of Mother Earth. How do you answer her cry? Move with her flow. Dance her dance, dance the dance of the wind. Feel the vibration of all around, above and beneath you. Become part of the energy that moves through all. Become the sound of life being formed. Feel the pain and the ecstasy. Sing the song of Life. Scream the birth of all Life. Then stop and listen for in the silence all secrets are revealed.  Let your body give energy to the earth as the earth returns life force to your body.

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20 N                   20th degree NORTH                


ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 16th - 20th May & 23rd - 28th July

Equivalent to 24º 54' Taurus - 29º 15' Taurus & 0º 45' Leo - 5º 06' Leo





There is a beautiful Dance around the Tree of Life.

Maidens move with the breeze which gently blows their garments and their hair.

They are serene and in harmony with the flow of Life.

As they give their energy to the tree, it grows higher and higher

reaching to the Heavens.

Around sit all the ancestors who watch the Dance.

The Dance of Life.

They are content and know that all goes well.

It is time to celebrate.



Keywords:  Celebration   Flow   Grace     Harmony    Bliss    Ancestors   Eternity





This is not a time for the everyday. You are here to celebrate and give thanks. At this moment Bliss enters your Being. For today you are at one with the Elements, you are at one with the Ancestors. Express your joy by partaking in their rites. Awaken the Earth and let the echo of your footsteps connect to all who dance the flow of Life into being.  Feel its energy move through every part of your mind, body and spirit. Dance. Create the pattern of life. For through your dance you will know Eternity.

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19 N                                  19th degree NORTH                                             


ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 12th - 16th May & 28th July - 1st August

Equivalent to 20º 57' Taurus - 24º 53' Taurus & 5º 07' Leo - 9º 03' Leo




I see a beautiful apple tree full of blossom.

In the centre of the trunk is a large hole.

I enter inside and my body curves into the space.

I am pushing and pushing until I become one with the tree and

my body becomes part of it.

The hole closes, enveloping me inside, my arms are raised upwards

towards the branches of the tree.

I feel an exquisite sensation as energy shoots up my spine and through

the tree and out of the branches.

I know I have made the right decision.

I am sparkling with lifeforce.



KEYWORDS:   Grounded   Vitality   Passion   Creativity   Kundalini      Lifeforce    Ascension    Ecstasy  




This is the Tree of Life. Here the physical body becomes earthed to prepare for its union with spirit. Through being grounded we can discover where our blockages lie. Then we can clear and align them. Your body mirrors your mind, emotions, and spirit, and holds the consciousness of the past within it.  Within the physical are all the keys to awakening this consciousness. Connect to the earth. Find that point of contact between yourself and the ‘standing ones’ or trees. As you connect ask it to break your old patterns and bring your energy into alignment. Then the body can become a sacred tool for enlightenment. You are then re-birthed into your true life form.

Now you can bring Heaven to Earth and Earth to Heaven. You are the point through which the two unite. Draw the life essence from above and below. Feet on the ground arms reaching upward, let the sparkling life force move through you, above you and below you, within you and without you. This becomes the moment of Kundalini.

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