Lions Gate 2021

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What's so special about the Lion's Gate?

What is the Lions Gate?

The Lions is a modern mystical solar gateway where the old and new collide taking place on 8th August.

Being modern doesn't make it any less powerful.

I fully believe as the world changes we need new beliefs and myths to follow that are in greater alignment with the people and the planet of today.

Triggered by the alignment of the Sun in her home sign of Leo and the star Sirius, the Lions Gate is an energetic opening providing us with a way to connect and grow.

During times like this, we experience a change in the cosmic energies and a theme comes into view for us to explore and learn from in our lives.

There are a few features to the Lion's gate that make it super interesting.

The Lunar Gateway

This year the Lion's Gate is happening around the same time as the New Moon in Leo which will enhance the power of the opening.

The New Moon in Leo takes place on Sunday 8th August at 14:51 UK Time.

Grab your New Moon in Leo guide here

The Solar Gateway

On the 1st of August 2021, the festival of Lughnasadh or Lammas traditionally takes place. This date is a Sunday approximately halfway between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox.

However, when connected to the solar calendar, Lughnasadh takes place when the Sun is at 15 degrees in the sign of Leo which this year is on 7th August, the day before the New Moon.

This is the precise solar alignment between summer solstice and autumn equinox (or winter and spring for those in the southern hemisphere)

The Stellar Gateway

The Lion's Gate is also connected to the heliacal rise of Sirius, the brightest star in the night's sky.

The heliacal rising is the first day that the say becomes visible again in the East just before sunruse. This date will be different all around the world.

The ancient Egyptians noticed that the heliacal rising of the star Sirius, would occur a short time before the annual flooding of the Nile. In Giza, Egypt this happens on 8th August and this is why the Lion's Gate is on the 8th of the 8th.

What does this mean for you?

These powerful cosmic moments provide us with guidance, messages and direction.

Often they highlight where we need to place our energies and intentions if we want to improve our lives.

As with any cosmic event, we are being met where we are in our lives right now which means the outcome will be different for everyone.

However, I do expect there to be an intensity to this New Moon in Leo due to the alignment of the lunar, solar and stellar gateways around Lion's gate.

Focus on what this looks like for you.

Journal, connect, feel and explore what you notice internally and externally.

Remember that everything is connected and right now is the time when we should be showing up and doing the work to help balance out the discord in the world.

What does the Lions Gate mean to you? 

Let me know in the comments below

Sarah 🖤💛

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The Magick of Samhain


Hi! I’m Sarah,

It's a pleasure to introduce myself to you. I'm an Astrologer, Creatrix and life enhancement enthusiast. Plus, I'm a total nerd!

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