Every August there is a powerful time called, Lion’s Gate, which isn’t just 8/8 but a full week surrounding this date. The ancient Egyptians built the pyramids of Giza & the sphinx to align with the sun which is rising with the star Sirius during this seam of time to draft off their combined energy. So it’s an auspicious practice to sit outside with the sun (even if you need to protect your skin & find some shade and/or sunscreen!) and meditate, journa
l or simply feel warmth of the sun and it’s nurturing, life giving rays and energy infuse your being.
In western astrology, this time of the year is associated with the sign Leo (1 of the 12 zodiac signs) that is tied to the sun itself. It’s a fire sign and woven with the archetype of the lion/lioness. So Lion’s Gate is an auspicious time to align with and contemplate our courage, vulnerability, brilliance & freedom which are all intrinsically connected. Other ways to work with this time and draft off it’s positive energy & influence are engaging with the following:
Sunflowers & Marigolds
Oils: Rose, Juniper, Bergamot
Colors: Orange, Gold, Rosegold
Textures: crushed velvet, textured metal
Even the smallest gesture of buying a flower and putting it in your kitchen or on an alter. Or meditating on the shape of a star or wearing orange/gold invites out psyches to synch up with nature & these themes which glean their lessons & power!
As students, seekers of life & mystics, learning to take cues off of nature (& this includes the planets & luminaries!) is a nourishing practice that in this particular case can also yield us power, potency & inspiration. For it is fiery Leo season after all!
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