The Lion's Gate

I hope you are all well! Our summer is zipping by us and I can hardly keep up! 

So, many of you might know that lately, I’ve become very fascinated with the moon, astrology and astronomy. I thought it was kinda a new kick for me, but when I stopped and pondered about it, I realized, I’ve always LOVED this stuff….like for forever! When I was 9, I actually joined an astronomy group at school and we charted the stars and planets after school. Yes, I was a nerd back then too. Lol. 

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I adored reading about the star signs and would often inform my classmates on their horoscopes. As for the love of the moon, well...that one is kind of new! I’ve been learning with one of my fellow online teachers and Studioworks member, Sarah Cornforth.

She’s been teaching me all about working with the moon and its cyclic energies. It’s been downright amazing!! I highly recommend checking her out... she’s got a fantastic Moon Group too! LOVE IT! 

As you can imagine all this magical star stuff has influenced my art! I created this image digitally on my iPhone to celebrate today - Happy Lion’s Gate! What the heck is Lion’s Gate you might be wondering? Yeah, I had to figure that out myself but since I’m a Leo, I liked the sound of it...so I did a little digging.

For those of you who enjoy star magic here’s all the details…

Every year on and around the 8th day of the 8th month of the year (August 8th), there is a cosmic alignment called “the Lions Gateway”. The Lions Gate is a time of increased cosmic energy flowing between the physical and spiritual realms.

The Lions Gate energy this year opens up July 26th- August 12th, with the peak of energy on August 8th! The Lions Gate has ties to ancient Egypt and for Thousands of years has been observed and honored as a time of a great energetic influx and activation!

This gateway is marked by an alignment between the Earth and the star Sirius. As Sirius rises in the sky, Orions Belt directly aligns with the Pyramid of Giza, and from our perspective on Earth, it appears that Sirius (the brightest star we can see) comes closer to the Earth.

It's called the Lions Gate, or Lions Gateway because it occurs in the astrological sign of Leo (the Lion). As a Zodiac Sign, Leo is associated with the heart center and represents the individualized expression of the Divine.

This topic gets pretty deep so if you want to learn more, go here.

If this is your cup of tea, this day is going to be an excellent one to do some meditation. Create some intuitive art and just get connected to the Universe! You may feel heightened energy and intuition! Perfect for creativity right?


Leo Energy Meditation

Here’s a great meditation to help you with this Leo energy!


If nothing else, celebrate the Lioness in you (no matter your star sign) and roar a little today!

Much love and light,

 

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