It’s Robyn here with your latest dose of magical tools! Enjoy!
There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the Lion’s Gate portal, which happens every year, peaking on August 8th (hence it sometimes being called the 8/8 portal). It feels as though lots of questions are hanging in the air …
What is a Lion’s Gate and why is it special?
What does it mean for me?
Is there something I should be doing?
These are all great questions, and I will be happy to give you the skinny in this latest post about magical tools!
What is the Lion’s Gate portal, and why might I care about it?
Of course, our fabulous Kim Woods has touched on this Lion’s Gate portal in her August 2021 monthly forecast, which you can find here (it’s a must read!). And, because Kim is the world-class astrologer, let’s get the technical explanation from an excerpt from her monthly forecast:
“On August 8th every year, the fixed star Sirius illuminates the head of the constellation of Leo, known as the LION GATE. Many portent of stellar channeling energy and messages, giving you the ability to maximize creativity and healing.”
The Lion’s Gate portal lasts from July 28th to August 12th, with the peak of the energy being August 8th. There’s also talk of meteor showers potentiating this energy through August 14th this year. So, this is a nice period of time to experience and work with these energies!
As Kim mentioned, this is a time of greater connection with our intuition, with our Higher Selves, if we are open to it. We can really open up to receive that guidance and direct it at the areas in our lives where we may have habits or may be repeating patterns that aren’t helpful in our journey to being our happiest, most fulfilled, and most successful selves.
This alignment of Sirius, often called our ‘spiritual sun,’ with the constellation Leo when the Sun is also in Leo creates amazing opportunities for us. This year, 2021, the peak of the Lion’s Gate portal falls on the New Moon, August 8th. This, my friends, is a beautiful alignment!
The time leading up to the New Moon, as the energy is waning from the Full Moon, is ideal for evaluating what is not serving you in your life, identifying what you are ready to let go of, and coming to a culmination in releasing it. How powerful that the contemplative pause and releasing of the New Moon is happening at the peak of the Lion’s Gate!!!
As the New Moon energy kicks in, it’s a great time to think about and plan what you want to bring into your life, now that you’ve made space for it by letting go of that which was not serving you. Set those intentions as you get to the other side of the peak of the New Moon and the energy is beginning to build again as we move towards the Full Moon.
This cycle of the New and Full Moons – releasing, setting intentions, and manifesting – is nothing new; however, think about your ability to evaluate, release and bring the new in being amplified by the discernment of the heightened guidance that we have access to during the Lion’s Gate … Yowza!!!
Bottom line, this is an excellent time for crazy good connection with your intuition and leveraging that to take a big step toward your best life in all areas of your life that you desire – health, relationships, finances, business, career, you name it!
I’m all for it! Now what do I DO?!
You understand the possibilities of the Lion’s Gate portal, and now you want to play with those energies! Wahoo!!!
The first thing you want to do is to tap in to that gorgeous inner knowing that we all innately have (and is powered up by the Lion’s Gate) to take a good look at your life in the context of your purpose, mission and goals. If you’re not clear on these, this is an amazing time to get that clarity!
What in your life is helping you towards those goals and what is keeping you from them? In other words, what do you want to amplify and what do you want to let go of or modify?
This requires getting quiet so that you can hear the guidance and messages that are coming to you: meditation, journaling, relaxing baths, walks out in nature, divination tools such as pendulums, runes, tarot cards, and oracle decks. (Did I mention that we are in the final stages of developing an incredible and luscious oracle deck?! Oh, yes! Stay tuned!)
During the time leading up to the New Moon and Lion’s Gate on August 8th, the idea is to reflect and get clear on what you want to amplify in your life and what you want to change or release.
If you are so moved, you can have a lovely ceremony of releasing that which no longer serves you, with gratitude. This could include getting into water (especially the ocean or other natural body of water) and letting it go, writing it down and safely burning it, or putting your bare feet on the ground and releasing it down through your feet into Mother Earth (don’t worry – she takes it as a gift 💚).
Want some help? Join Kim for every New and Full Moon in the Power Up Your Intuition with True KLT™ group where she talks about the energies and does the perfect ritual for exactly what you will need!
Just after the New Moon has peaked is the time to name and claim what you’re amplifying in your life and the wonderful new things that you want to bring in to fill the open space of what you’ve released. This is the time to set and state your intentions, and the Lion’s Gate makes this time that much more powerful!
Writing and speaking your intentions is a great way to power them up in this time right after the New Moon (the first 24 hours or so). Make sure that your intentions are positive – in other words, put your focus, energy and attention on what you desire to come into being rather than what you don’t want.
You might like to use crystals to help with your intentions. Rose quartz is great for matters of the heart and self-love. Citrine is the go-to stone for abundance and success in purpose and business. Amethyst helps with growing intuition and inner knowing. Clear quartz can amplify all intentions, just be absolutely positive that it’s what you want! There are lots of wonderful stones that can assist you here.
Do some research and see what crystals resonate with you. You can set the stones on top of your written intentions or hold them as you speak the intentions and meditate on them.
As the Lion’s Gate energy begins to dwindle, and we move toward the First Quarter Moon on August 15th, make a plan around how you want to actuate these intentions in your life. Is it a new health routine, creating that new offering in your business or perhaps cleaning out that closet that’s been driving you crazy!
Continue to use that energy to tap into your guidance to make your best plan and then get ready to bring it to life beginning around the 15th! Don’t force it. Do what feels right, and let things line up for you wherever possible!
If you’ve been watching Kim’s lives in the group lately, you know that September isn’t just going to be luscious, it’s going to be the best month we’ve had a couple of years! Here’s to using the Lion’s Gate energy to bring in amazing things for your September and the rest of 2021!
And, while we’re on the subject of the rest of 2021, we’re currently accepting applications for our Be Powerful and Prosper Society, which is getting ready to kick off! Enter this 6-month magical transformation mentorship to discover your soul purpose and forge your path to wealth and power, and you’ll finish 2021 knowing that you got the most that was available to you!
This year is positively brimming with opportunity! Are you taking advantage of it? Learn more about Society here! We’d love to have you!
So, there you have it! Were you surprised that an astrological event is considered to be a magical tool? Think about it this way: The Lion’s Gate portal happens for everyone and is available to everyone to optimize and make the most of this auspicious event. You have the opportunity to make this into something special and use it to your benefit. Go for it!!!
Wishing you all the best that life has to offer,
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Kim Woods, The Intuitive Business Strategist, creator of Do You Know, Like and Trust Yourself™ Method, helps business leaders make smarter decisions, strengthen their relationships and make more money. Her work is east meets west, ancient wisdom and modern techniques and intuition plus practical methods. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and welcomes her children, Nick and Katy, when they return home from college. She loves being on the ocean, gardening and cooking.