Each year between July 28 and August 12, the Lion’s Gate portal opens as the Earth, the star Sirius and the Sun move into complete alignment with the pyramids of Giza (Egypt).
What is the Lion’s Gate portal in astrology?
The Lion’s Gate portal is the opening of opening of a rare window between the spiritual and physical worlds. While it takes place annually from July 28-August 12, the Lion’s Gate portal is considered officially activated on August 8, which this year is also accompanied by a New Moon.
As the Earth, Sun and Sirius align, they create an intense energy which alters our perspective on ourselves and the world. Coupled with the New Moon in Leo’s majestic vibration, this year’s Lion’s Gate opening offers people born under all zodiac signs an opportunity to manifest powerful positive changes.
The Lion’s Gate portal is named for the zodiac sign of Leo, which the Sun is currently transiting through.
Leo is all about our hearts and the passions that beat there.
Leo likes to have it all, to go big or go home, to go about getting what he wants because he knows he’s the king (or queen) of his own jungle.
During Lion’s Gate Portal, we feel a rise in awareness. This may at first manifest as anxiety, overthinking and restlessness, but once the portal closes, it will bring us to a powerful place of newfound purpose.
Being that this is an “5” year in numerology (2+0+2+1=5), the focus for many has been around establishing balance, particularly between the material and the physical aspects of life.
Angel number 5 revolves around freedom, adventure, independence and happiness, and reminds us that we need to slow down and be prepared to welcome change with a positive attitude.
88 Angel Number Meaning and Numerology
In numerology, 8 is a significant number representing harmony and infinity.
Life path number 8 is all about confidence, passion, power and resilience — all of which you can harness when manifesting while the Lion’s Gate portal is open, and most specifically during the New Moon on 8/8.
As a double number, 88 means you are moving toward change. This is a time to accept necessary endings so you can be fully open to receiving the new opportunities coming your way.
To say that we have the universe on our sides during this time is an understatement.
Each day we are asked to take bigger risks. These are unique chances that are given to us by the divine in order to follow our purpose more closely and step into our best possible selves.
How the August 8 New Moon in Leo interacts with the Lion’s Gate portal of 2021
During this time, the universe is asking all of us to get in touch with what really matters most, what we really want from life and who we truly want by our side as we traverse this amazingly beautiful journey.
Combined with the New Moon, the Lion’s Gate portal also has a way of bringing truths to light.
Sometimes the person that we lie to the most is ourselves. We often can’t face the truth or fear taking action because we worry about possible resulting failures we risk anytime we step outside of our comfort zone.
The thing is, we all have to realize that not only is that zone an illusion, all it actually does is hold us back from living life connected to our souls.
We can’t live a life that is centered within our purpose if we aren’t living from our souls.
Yet, we often try to trivialize the needs of our souls as frivolous, wasted time or even just plain crazy. Regardless of which form of denial we tap into, the results are always the same: we are unsatisfied with the life we are living but can’t quite figure out how to get from here to there.
Not only is the Lion’s Gate a window into our souls, it is also a bridge to help us accelerate our soul’s growth so we can grow and move forward.
It’s a time to trust our hearts, our souls and whatever impulses that it seems they are throwing our way.
How to Use the 8/8 New Moon and Lion’s Gate Portal for Manifestation
You can perform a simple New Moon ritual as a way to actively manifest during this powerful time.
There are many ways you can do this, including clearing both the physical air and your mind by using sage or aromatherapy candles, setting up a manifestation area outdoors or in another peaceful space, and tuning inward in order to connect with the cosmic forces that surround you.
Focus on aligning with positive energy within yourself, then extend that awareness further to channel the presence of the Moon, stars and planets.
Next, you can speak your manifestations out loud, silently to yourself, or write them down on paper. As you do, focus on the words and exactly what is you are creating until you feel as though your manifestations have already come to pass.
Write or say your chosen manifestations over and over again until you feel the’ve established their place in the physical world.
Finally, let all expectations go and move on with your day or night, believing what you are manifesting is already reality.
Remember that not all actions have to be loud or in your face.
Sometimes the biggest moves happen quietly within the shadows; not because they are fast fleeting, but because they have been brewing for some time.
As the New Moon draws close and the Lion’s Gate portal fully opens, give some thought to areas in which you have you been giving away your power.
We all give away our power to others at times, whether consciously or unconsciously. This can affect our happiness, our purpose, our mission, or even just what we want our lives to look like.
Often, the most difficult decision we can make is to take our power back so we can choose a new path and create the life we feel the most passionate about.
Of course, you can choose to ignore all of this and continue on the same path as if nothing is happening, or you can make a conscious choice to take an honest look at the needs of our own soul and push past lingering fears that have been holding you back.
It’s often said that only fools follow their hearts, but the truth is that those who are often seen as fools are also the happiest. When we look at another and judge their life choices, “fool” is simply a label being used to confine people to boxes society feels most comfortable with.
Use this time to embrace your inner fool.
Be a status quo bender, rule breaker, voice of peace within the chaos and light within the darkness.
Only then will you be so consumed with happiness and fulfillment that you won’t care any longer what others think about your choices.
No one is coming to save any of us in this lifetime. No one is going to create the life we are meant to live except us. And no one will be able to make us happy until we have given ourselves permission to be just that.
Once you understand this and how you can harness the Lions Gate portal on 8/8, search your soul for what truly matters to you.
It may just be exactly what you’ve been needing so you could start creating the life you’ve always wanted to live.
Kate Rose is an artist, writer, passionate yogi, spiritual astrologist, relationship and life coach, and motivational speaker. As a spiritual intuitive, she practices the religion of astrology and love. For more of her work, visit her website.