The Lion's Gate 2022 | Astrology
What's so special about the Lion's Gate?
What is the Lion's Gate?
The Lions is a modern mystical solar gateway where the old and new collide takes place around 8th August each year.
Being modern doesn't make it any less powerful.
I fully believe that as the world changes, we need new beliefs and myths to follow that are in greater alignment with the people and planet of today.
Triggered by the alignment of the Sun in her home sign of Leo and the star Sirius, the Lions Gate is an energetic opening, providing us with a way to connect and grow.
During times like this, we experience a change in the cosmic energies, and a theme comes into view for us to explore and learn from in our lives.
There are a few features to the Lion's gate that make it super interesting.
The Lunar Gateway
Last year, the Lion’s Gate happened around the same time as the New Moon in Leo, which enhanced the energy we experienced.
This year, the lunar connection is further away, with the new Moon in Leo occurring on 27th August.
The Solar Gateway
On the 1st of August 2021, the festival of Lughnasadh or Lammas traditionally takes place. This date is a Sunday approximately halfway between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox.
However, when connected to the solar calendar, Lughnasadh takes place when the Sun is at 15 degrees in the sign of Leo, which this year is on 8th August.
This is the precise solar alignment between summer solstice and autumn equinox (or winter and spring for those in the southern hemisphere)
The Stellar Gateway
The Lion's Gate is also connected to the heliacal rise of Sirius, the brightest star in the night's sky.
The heliacal rising is the first day the star becomes visible again in the East, just before sunrise. This date will be different all around the world.
The ancient Egyptians noticed that the heliacal rising of the star Sirius would occur a short time before the annual flooding of the Nile. In Giza, Egypt, this happens on 8th August, and this is why the Lion's Gate is on the 8th of the 8th.
What does this mean for you?
These powerful cosmic moments provide guidance, messages and direction.
Often they highlight where we need to place our energies and intentions if we want to improve our lives.
As with any cosmic event, we are being met where we are in our lives right now, which means the outcome will be different for everyone.
Focus on what this looks like for you.
Journal, connect, feel and explore what you notice internally and externally.
Remember that everything is connected, and right now is the time when we should show up and do the work to help balance out the discord in the world.
What does the Lions Gate mean to you?
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