The astrological period of the Leo runs from July 23rd to August 22nd. In between those dates lies one extra special day – August 8th.
It’s the 8th day of the 8th month and it marks the opening of the Lion’s Gate. This is important for several reasons. For thousands of years, astrologists have noted that the Lion’s Gate opening brings an incredible influx of energy.
And it doesn’t just apply to Leos; there are benefits for every single one of us to reap during this transitional period.
But what exactly is the Lion’s Gate opening? What sort of energy does it bring and how can you harvest it?
I’m glad you asked! The answer to both questions, coming right up.
4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LION’S GATE OPENING:
#1 – 8
Astrologically speaking, 8 is a very important number. And as mentioned earlier, there are plenty of 8s to go around on the opening of the Lion’s Gate.
But this year, not only is it the 8th day of the 8th month; our entire year is also easily divisible by 8.
8 is the great equalizer. It balances both the material and immaterial worlds.
So on the day of the Lion’s Gate opening, expect a major shift in your life that brings harmony and peace.
Be receptive to this harmony; even if it means you need to give up things, it will only work towards greater cohesiveness in your life.
#2 – LOOK TO THE SKY
A number of important things happen in our galaxy around the Lion’s Gate opening.
The clearest of all is the pulling of Sirius – the brightest star we can see – towards Earth. At peak alignment, which happens on August 8th, Sirius lines up directly with the pyramids in Giza.
In Egypt, this is marked by abundance – the rising of the Nile river, to be exact.
Sirius’ energy also awakens those who are willing and activates their third eye chakra. It serves to remind us that we are not in the universe – we are the universe. It’s a reminder of the ultimate sort of abundance that lies out there.
Open yourself up to this energy and expect a great sense of connection and belonging.
#3 – HARNESS YOUR SOLAR PLEXUS
At the time of the Lion’s Gate, the sun heads into accelerated ignition. This is mirrored perfectly within your very own body – in your solar plexus, to be exact.
Your solar plexus is your power center and during the Lion’s Gate opening, it is being upgraded. This leads to expansion of consciousness and awareness.
Pay attention to your energy on August 8th and expect to be made aware of your limitless potential.
Don’t be afraid of this potential pushing you into an egotistical state; remember, the Lion’s Gate is a time of balance. Embrace the energy and confidence when it comes.
#4 – FOCUS ON THE FUTURE
The Lion’s Gate will remain opened from August 8th to the 14th. But that does not mean the benefits need to stop there.
See it as a time of recharging – a time for you to regain balance, confidence and energy.
As we see around us, far too many people lose sight of of those three things and find themselves over-stressed, swimming in a pool of self-doubt and trying to find solace in one extreme or another.