Astrology - Miscellaneous

Lion’s Gate Portal

Michelle Lewis, The Blessings Butterfly

What is the Lion’s Gate Portal? It’s essentially an astronomical alignment of the Sun in Leo, the big bright star Sirius, Orion’s Belt and the Earth that occurs at it’s peak on August 8.  While this energy is considered to be at it’s most potent on 8/8, this portal is “open” annually on or about July 26 through August 12.

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This celestial alignment creates an energetic “portal” or gateway that enhances our own energy and can help to give a little extra magickal juju to your workings, intentions, and manifesting. Many people receive a greater sense of clarity during this time such as an awakening, and others find that their psychic abilities either “open” for the first time, or become more vivid if you’ve been practicing for a awhile.

Some people will experience this portal energy very intensely, but what if you don’t really feel anything? That’s okay. Subtle shifts are still shifts. Trust that you are aligning and adjusting in the ways that will serve you best. Maybe, just maybe, your energetic alignment is simply you having a more solid foundation and stability.

This is thought to be an excellent time for heart-healing, love workings, and doing the things that you really love to do. It can be absolutely transformative.

You don’t have to wait until 8/8. You can begin right now while the Lion’s Gate energy is lining up, and then maybe do a little ritual or celebration for yourself outside on the actual 8/8 peak portal date.  And if you missed doing anything on 8/8? You’ve still got time to do something today! Happy Manifesting!

Michelle Lewis (she/her/they) is the creator & founder of The Blessings Butterfly, a holistic coaching & energy healing practice that is teaching people to live a life that they love. She is a writer, speaker, energy witch/healer, and author of the Amazon bestselling positive affirmation books, The Blessings Butterfly and The Blessings Butterfly