Third eyes everywhere will open on August 8, 2018, as the bold Sun in Leo syncs up to the star Sirius (known as the “spiritual sun”) and generates a high frequency energy that activates the Lion’s Gate portal. In numerology, 8 is the number of infinity and manifestation. May we all roar our way through the gate!
As the life-giving Sun continues its journey through Leo until August 21, on August 8, the Lion’s Gate is opened as an alignment between the star Sirius, Orion’s Belt, planet Earth and even the Great Pyramid of Giza generates a universal enlightened perspective. Sirius has been called our “spiritual Sun,” and as the energy of the August 8 Lion’s Gate combines with the recent Aquarius full moon eclipse and the upcoming solar eclipse in Leo on August 11, we can all be rest assured that our lives will—on some level—take a dramatic turn, one way or another. Our resident numerologist Felicia Bender has more on this mind-expanding and soul-awakening transit after the jump!
The August 8 Lion’s Gate
By Felicia Bender, The Practical Numerologist
As if the cosmic cacophony of retrogrades (messenger planet Mercury in Leo, energetic Mars in Aquarius, stalwart Saturn in Capricorn, Pluto in Capricorn and now Uranus in Taurus!) solar and lunar eclipses, blood moons, and all the rest of it weren’t enough—there is another layer of energetic opportunity that peaks on August 8 (8-8) called the Lion’s Gate. This portal began its journey on July 26, 2018.
The official activation occurs when the Earth and the Sun align with Sirius. Sirius rises during the middle of the summer, and its energy forces opportunities for dramatic new beginnings. This is a time where new levels of consciousness are infused into the planet and also into each of us individually. So as this gate swings open, we are being swept over the threshold—almost like one of those old movies where the bride is lifted up and carried over the doorstep as a symbol of the beginning of a new life.
The Lion’s Gate is the birth of a new and undeniably heightened level of dedication to our ascension process as individual human beings and also as a global entity.
This moment is ripe for an uncomfortable-but-necessary acceleration of our spiritual growth. It’s like Alice In Wonderland: Alice is constantly changing sizes, which of course can be seen as a process of self-actualization. When she consumes the liquid from the bottle that says “Drink Me” she shrinks. One might say that we have been in our “Drink Me” stage in our collective consciousness. Now, this portal offers us the piece of cake that Alice eats and then, grows exponentially. The Lion’s Gate is the birth of a new and undeniably heightened level of dedication to our ascension process as individual human beings and also as a global entity.
In numerology, the 8 is the number of infinity. It is the energy of empowerment, and supports efforts and intentions that manifest in the material world. Its power resides in its ability for manifestation on every level, so when an 8 shows up, it’s offering assistance to rapidly manifest whatever it’s directed toward—like a laser. The 8 amplifies anything it is focused on.
The presence of the Lion’s Gate energy is aligned with the heart center and embodies the Leo traits of courage, strength and expression. This portal is sweeping all of humanity into our next phase, where the apex is centered on unconditional love.
Of course, any birthing process is painful and exhilarating in equal measure. This one marks a graduation from “now” and into “a new now.” We will be pushed to let go of whatever isn’t serving our highest and best evolution, whether that’s toxic relationships, outdated ways of thinking, or the habit to downgrade our true purpose. We are all coming face-to-face with a reinvention point, and the time is now.
How can you get the most out of this alchemical energy? Understand that—while these transformative times are exciting and offer incredible positive movement in soul growth and personal fulfillment—they can feel turbulent and scary during the process! Make sure that you allow yourself some downtime now. Meditation (try this one for Leo season), and simply slowing down your mind will offer a calmer arena to experience these changes. You can also benefit from drinking more water, resting, unplugging from devices when possible, and not engaging in activities that you might find superficial or draining. You have a “golden Lion’s Gate ticket” to go inward right now.
Also be aware that this powerful energy can make us anxious, moody, suddenly sad (and then blissfully happy), and fatigued on a physical, emotional, mental, and even soul-centered level. This energy offers a container of transformation that is shifting the cosmic ether, so it’s almost as if we are experiencing a severe and dramatic drop in barometric pressure, and then our bodies will inevitably have to respond to this sudden change in atmosphere. So if you’re feeling exhausted, emotional, have disrupted sleep, and are simply sensing that for some weird reason, life is not continuing “as usual,” remember to take the time to recalibrate and nurture yourself during this somewhat jarring transition.
As the Lion’s Gate is being fully flung open, take a moment to write down what you would like to heal or purge from your life, what you want to continue to develop and nurture, as well as a list of at least five things you love and adore about yourself. Then, consider how you can use your amazing uniqueness to usher in this new paradigm of love into the world. Bring out your inner Leo to play, and see how it feels to infuse some ferocity into your world. Roar!
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