The Lion’s Gate is opening on the 8th August (8/8), but what does that mean? And how can you make the most of it?
In astrology, the alignment of the earth, sun (currently in the zodiac Leo) and Sirius (the brightest star in the sky) is called the opening of the Lion’s Gate.
It is said that during this time you can harness the power of the Lion’s Gate to activate your third eye.
Sirius as the brightest star in the night sky is easily visible. Look up and it often stands out from all the other stars.
It pops up in Greek and Egyptian mythology, and it is said that around the 8/8 date Sirius can be seen above the pyramid of Giza.
Sirius is called the spiritual sun hence its alleged spiritual powers we can harness, especially at the time of the Lion’s Gate alignment.
The Lion’s Gate Opening Reflected In The Tarot
In the Tarot, Strength is number 8 in the Major Arcana – a link to the 8/8 date and to the zodiac sign Leo.
Also note the lemniscate above the maiden’s head – the symbol of infinity, and together with the number 8 also holds empowerment and rebirth.
Talking about rebirth, Strength in the Tarot is also linked numerically to key no. 17, The Star (1+7=8), and the star on the image is 8-pointed.
The Star symbolises higher consciousness, so questions to explore in connection with this card and the Lion’s Gate opening are:
- How can I awaken my divine light?
- How can I align with my higher self/authentic self?
- What does my soul need right now to evolve?
How to harness the power of the Lion’s Gate?
The best thing to do is to take some time out to go inwards.
Unplug from devices and social media.
Meditate. This can involve the classic meditation of sitting still with your eyes closed, but you could also take an evening stroll through the local park or forest. Time out in nature helps to calm down an overactive, over-stimulated mind.
Take a relaxing bath.
Meditate on the Strength card. Focus on where in your life you want to activate your empowerment, passion, creativity and resilience.
Why not try a Third Eye Chakra meditation? I do like this one, so if you’re curious, give it a go.
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