Welcome to first instalment of our new monthly ritual and roundup of astrological and significant energetic events! We hosted our first Instagram live ritual on the 8th of August for the Lions Gate Astrological Event!
If you missed it or want to experience it all over again, we have included our Lion's Gate Ritual below for you.
Every year, the cosmos blesses us with celestial events that hold profound significance for spiritual seekers and astrology enthusiasts. One such event, eagerly anticipated by stargazers, is the Lions Gate Astrological Event, which falls on August 8th. In 2023, this auspicious alignment promises to be a gateway to higher consciousness and transformation, urging us to harness the energy of the universe to unleash our true potential.
Prepare to delve yourself into a realm of ritual as self-care, spiritual exploration, self-discovery, and nurturing that will leave you with a renewed sense of purpose and fulfillment.
What is the Lions Gate Astrological Event?
The Lions Gate is a cosmic event that occurs annually between July 26th and August 12th, with the peak on August 8th. It is named after the astrological sign Leo, represented by the lion, due to its alignment with the star Sirius, also known as the "Spiritual Sun." Sirius is the brightest star in the sky and holds great significance in many ancient cultures.
Themes of the Lions Gate Astrological Event:
- Spiritual Awakening: The Lions Gate opens a powerful portal for spiritual awakening and growth. During this time, the energetic alignment is believed to facilitate a deeper connection with our inner selves and the spiritual realms.
- Higher Consciousness: As the Lions Gate pours its energy upon us, it enhances our capacity to access higher states of consciousness. This can lead to moments of clarity, heightened intuition, and a greater understanding of our life's purpose.
- Creativity and Expression: This astrological event encourages us to explore our creative potential and express ourselves authentically. It may feel like a surge of inspiration that compels us to engage in artistic endeavours or share our unique gifts with the world.
- Self-Discovery and Healing: The alignment of cosmic energies during this event aids in uncovering deep-seated emotions and patterns that need healing. It's a time for introspection and confronting the aspects of ourselves that we may have been avoiding.
- Manifestation and Abundance: The Lions Gate is an opportune time to set intentions and manifest abundance. With the convergence of cosmic energies, our thoughts and desires may have more potency, making it crucial to maintain positive and focused intentions.
Significant Transits During the Lions Gate 2023:
- Sun in Leo: With the Sun in its ruling sign, Leo, the energy is magnified, amplifying self-confidence, leadership qualities, and the desire to shine our light brightly.
- Mercury Trine Jupiter: This harmonious aspect fosters open-mindedness, optimism, and effective communication. It encourages us to think big and embrace new opportunities.
- Venus Conjunct Mars: The alignment of the planets of love and passion sparks a potent combination. This transit can enhance romantic connections, creativity, and the pursuit of our heart's desires.
- Jupiter Retrograde in Pisces: During Jupiter's retrograde phase, we are encouraged to look within for growth and expansion. It's a time for inner exploration and spiritual development.
- Uranus in Taurus Square Saturn in Aquarius: This square aspect challenges the status quo and may bring disruptions in various areas, urging us to find innovative solutions and embrace change.
How to Harness the Energy of the Lions Gate 2023:
- Meditation and Reflection: Take time for introspection and meditation. Connect with your inner self, explore your dreams, and seek guidance from the universe.
- Set Intentions: Write down your goals and desires, focusing on what you want to manifest in your life. Visualise your aspirations as already achieved.
- Creative Expression: Engage in creative activities that resonate with you, whether it's painting, writing, dancing, or singing. Let your creative energy flow freely.
- Practice Gratitude: Express gratitude for all the blessings in your life. Gratitude opens the heart and aligns us with the abundant flow of the universe.
- Self-Care and Healing: Take care of your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Embrace healing practices like yoga, meditation, or energy work.
1. Prepare your Radiance Tea in a beautiful cup and have a small bowl for mixing your anointing oil. Remember that abundance is already present in all of us, and the more present we are the more we can expand into it. So make a cosy nook, and turn off all devices and distractions for this precious moment for you.
2. Pour your Radiance Tea and for a moment hold your cup close to your heart, close your eyes, and take in three long breaths. Open your eyes and have a sip of tea.
3. We start with a meditation to come into connection with our radiant heart. The power of Leo season enables us to more easily reside in our true heart, where we know our true heart's desire, yet this meditation and practice is potent at any time of year. Close your eyes once more and allow your attention to settle on your heart. Breathe slowly for a further 8 breaths, seeing the breath radiate out from your heart and come back into a single golden dot in your heart. You have now purified and activated your heart. Open your eyes and have some more tea.
4. Explore your true heart's desire to set your golden manifestation intention at this time. What do I truly want to be? To experience? To do? To behold? The first thing that comes is perfect. If a limiting belief also surfaces, this is an excellent tool - flip the belief into an affirmation to become your daily mantra. For example; if you hear "that's not possible for me" create a mantra that encapsulates your desire and the reverse of the belief such as: "Deep peace is possible for me now".
5. Pick up your Essential Massage Oil and Abundance Essential Oil and feel the Light energy present in these products. Into your little bowl place 3 pumps of the oil and 3 drops of the essential oil. Hold the bowl and direct your intention into it.
6. Now apply the oil to your skin, which can be over your heart, or forearm, in a figure 8 representing infinity to imbue your intention into your being.
7. Continue to do this daily, and you can also use your oil to massage into your body for a daily healthy practice, each time focusing on your intention.
8. You may also wish to journal how you can create ways for your intention to manifest, and begin to record the ways it does. Hold gratitude for each day, for each manifestation - the large & the small.