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August 06, 2021
Insights and Art by Kerstin Hern of The Mirrored Lantern
The Lion’s Gate portal takes place on Sunday, August 8 when our sun (which will be in Leo conjunct our moon, creating the New Moon in Leo) aligns with the brightest star in our sky, Sirius, a fixed star in the constellation Canis Minor. Sirius is also called the “Dog Star.”
Doing work—be it ritual, meditation, journaling—with the intention to align your energy with this open portal’s vibration will speed up and expand the energy and intentions you are putting out. This is a big “leveling up” shift with a sort of a pulsing, electrical feel to it.
Mercury will be close to our sun, Sirius, and moon, as well, so communication going in both directions from the heavens down to us, and vice versa, will be pronounced. Abundant creative and prosperous earthly communication and receiving celestial insights and downloads are all possible!
Use the Leo New Moon Ritual to work with the Lion’s Gate portal, just carve two “8”s on your candle and acknowledge Sirius in your petition when you state your intentions. For example: “May the power of Sirius and the Lion’s Gate portal accelerate my intentions with extra luck and abundance!”
8/8: Eights represent infinity, flow, prosperity, and spirituality. With two eights, we can think of it like an “as above, so below” flow cycling up and down and back up to the heavens, in a stream of elevated consciousness and wisdom. This energetic flow is fueled by the fire of the Leo lion sun, the Dog Star Sirius, and emotionally connected with our Divine Feminine moon in the mix with Mercury/Hermes keeping a good convo going between all celestial bodies involved... So much awesome energy!!
The sigil represents the star Sirius, and inside the sigil, the two glyphs for our sun and moon combined represent the new moon (when the sun and moon are conjunct) joint with Sirius. You can use this sigil on your altar to get maximum dual star energy and the intuitive magick energy of the moon in your ritual!
Since this portal is on the same day as the Leo new moon, also about setting new intentions, and in the sign of Leo: divine light, being seen, culling courage, self-expression, and creativity (both for solutions and artistically), this is suuuuper auspicious for planting seeds to grow more into the person you are becoming, the person you wish to be, and aligning with your true (and possibly *updated*) purpose.
May you walk through the Lion’s Gate with fire wings carrying you through your divine transformation and into abundance, my friends!
Kerstin from The Mirrored Lantern has practiced right hand path magick and tarot for over 28 years and has been a lover and learner of astrology for just as long… She is currently in graduate school for Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Spiritual & Depth Psychology. Follow her on instagram @themirroredlantern for witch tips, occulture, and depth psych tidbits!
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