By Lorraine Exley and Paul Newman

MAY SYMBOLS AND INTERPRETATIONS - Sunday, March 19, 2006 at 07:12

The Shamanic declination images can be seen as energy points between our own etheric body and the etheric body of the planet, enabling us to heal and maintain the body of the beautiful Earth herself. By making a collective journey in tune with the Sun we are allowed to get close to this vital source as we move from Solstice to Solstice. All things are connected. As Above so Below. By healing the planet we heal ourselves. By healing ourselves we heal the planet. Please understand that the interpretations are merely keys to unlock the energy of that symbol. It is important explore your own interpretation.
The images of MAY contain Movement and stillness. Here we unite Heaven and Earth and communicate with the Ancestors, as we transcend time confronting the Past and the Future.

16 N

Equivalent to 10º 34' Taurus - 13º 50' Taurus
& 16º 10' Leo - 19º 26' Leo
ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 1st May - 4th May
& 8th - 12th August

16th degree NORTH


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 whichis 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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17 N

Equivalent to 13º 51' Taurus - 17º 16' Taurus
& 12º 44' Leo - 16º 09' Leo
ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 4th - 8th May
& 5th - 8th August

17th degree NORTH


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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18 N

Equivalent to 17º 17' Taurus - 20º 56' Taurus
& 9º 04' Leo - 12º 43' Leo
ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 8th - 12th May
& 1st - 5th August

18th degree NORTH


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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19 N

Equivalent to 20º 57' Taurus - 24º 53' Taurus
& 5º 07' Leo - 9º 03' Leo
ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 12th - 16th May
& 28th July - 1st August

19th degree NORTH


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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20 N

Equivalent to 24º 54' Taurus - 29º 15' Taurus
& 0º 45' Leo - 5º 06' Leo
ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 16th - 20th May
& 23rd - 28th July

20th degree NORTH


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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21 N

Equivalent to 29º 16' Taurus - 4º 13' Gemini
& 25º 47' Cancer - 0º 44' Leo
ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 20th - 25th May
& 18th - 23rd July

21st degree NORTH


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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22 N

Equivalent to 4º 14 Gemini - 10º 16' Gemini
& 19º 44' Cancer - 25º 46' Cancer
ANNUAL SOLAR DAYS: 25th May - 1st June
& 12th July - 18th July

22nd degree NORTH


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.

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. A remembrance of a sacred trust shall be given to 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. 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.
Return to the home that you never left. What was lost will be returned.

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