An onslaught of retrogrades made us uneasy, but the Lions Gate Portal 2023 has arrived for a much-needed dose of optimism.
While Mercury gears up to mess with our communication skills and Venus enjoys wreaking confusion on our romantic lives, the Lions Gate Portal can be considered an astrological/numerological breather—an end-of-summer spiritual event that's meant to put us closer to our dreams.
"It can bring about a deeper connection with your higher self," says Nebula's astrologer, Hillary Coke. "Many people believe it holds great potential for personal growth, spiritual awakening, and transformation."
So, what does this event entail, exactly? How do we make the most of it? Allow the pros to fill you in.
Hillary Coke is Western Astrologer and Tarot expert at Nebula Platform. She has over five years of experience in astrological readings, helping people figure out love and career matters and find their inner peace.
Lions Gate Portal 2023: everything you need to know
Ready for that positive, feel-good energy? We are, too. Let's head on into the Lions Gate Portal, shall we?
What is the Lions Gate Portal?
Technically speaking, astrologers and numerologists coin the Lions Gate Portal (or the Lions Gate Activation) according to where the cosmos stack up during this time.
"The Lion's Gate Portal is when Sirius, Earth, and the Orion constellation are all in alignment with each other," says astrologer Dalila Salgueiro. "Currently, the Sun is in Leo, which is represented by a Lion, hence where the name Lions Gate originates from."
In terms of astrology, Coke says it is an energetic event that focuses on spiritual awakening and self-awareness and can create a deeper connection with your higher self and spiritual guides. Now more than ever, it's important to keep a positive, glass-half-full mindset.
Dalila Salgueiro is an Astro-manifesting coach and the founder of @themanifestingapp, as well Retrograde PR, which is based in London and New York.
When is the Lions Gate Portal?
Although the Lions Gate Portal typically takes place from late July to early August— Wednesday, July 26 to Saturday, August 12, specifically—it's believed to be at its most powerful on August 8, which is a Tuesday this year.
However, that doesn't mean to call it quits after the 8th. Soak up all the energy while you can. What do you have to lose?
"Many people experience the peak of the Lion’s Gate energies on August 8, but the buildup and integration of these energies can start a few days before and continue a few days after," Coke notes. "Enjoy the spiritual power and abundant time that this upcoming Lion’s Gate Portal will bring."
What is the spiritual meaning of the Lions Gate Portal?
Sure, this astrological and numerological event has its specifics, but let's not forget about the energy we'll experience during this time.
Solaris the Hii Priestess notes, "The spiritual meaning behind the Lions Gate Portal is multi-faceted. It is said to be a time of accelerated spiritual evolution and a deepening connection with higher realms. The alignment with Sirius, known as the "Spiritual Sun," is believed to bring forth new insights, activations, and upgrades to our consciousness. It signifies a period of personal transformation, healing, and the opportunity for significant spiritual growth."
Solaris the Hii Priestess is an Austin-based tarot reader, astrologer and newly published author—y.o.u. Your own universe, a children’s astrology book— is known for her contemporary method of divination using tarot. She has been featured at various festivals, such as: Mala Luna, SXSW, ACL and more.
What to do during the Lions Gate Portal
While Coke notes the importance of self-care, meditation, journaling, and spending time in nature to connect with the energy, above all else, we should be manifesting during this time.
"Remember, manifestation is a co-creative process that requires both intention and action," Solaris says. "Use the energy of the Lions Gate Portal to amplify your manifestations and stay open to the signs and synchronicities that may guide you towards your desired outcomes."
How should we tackle that, exactly? Solaris shares her tips! (Grab a notebook):
- Set clear and specific intentions for what you want to manifest
- Visualize your desired outcomes with clarity and focus
- Use affirmations and positive self-talk to reinforce your intentions
- Practice gratitude for what you already have and what you are manifesting
- Take action towards your goals, aligned with your intentions
- Trust in the divine timing and surrender any attachments to the outcome
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Manifestation tips for the Lions Gate Portal
Want to make moves in your career? Finally ready to start that side gig? Whatever the case might be, remember to keep your goal specific and truly think about how it will take shape.
"We can expect a huge shift in energies during this time," Salgueiro notes. "The best way to prepare for it is to think deeply about what you want to manifest in the next six months and be as specific as possible about your desires. Manifesting can be implemented through daily visualization, journaling, and affirmation techniques. These allow you to reprogram your brain so you start believing and creating your envisioned reality."
Ready to embrace this significant astrological event? Make sure to circle August 8 in your calendars and prepare to tackle your favorite manifestation technique. For more cosmic intel, have a look at our August 2023 horoscope.
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