Happy Leo season! It is an extraordinary time of year – not just because I am a Leo – and that means it is time for the 8/8 Portal or The Lion’s Gate Portal. This gateway opens from the opening of Leo season (July 22nd) and lasts until August 12th. The peak date of the portal is August 8th, and so, I thought this would be a great time with the shift in the lunar phase and it being 8/8 to check in with Spirit and see what messages we could receive. Since this reading is all about the 8/8 Golden Leo energy, I decided to use the Golden Girls Tarot Cards: A Look Into Your Future from the Lanai – which is super fun to apply to any reading.
WHAT IS THE LION’S GATEWAY PORTAL?
Every year, on August 8th, a gateway aligns between the Earth and the star, Sirius, increasing the flow of energies between the spiritual and physical planes. As Sirius takes place in the sky, Orion’s Belt directly aligns with the Pyramid of Giza creating a portal which accelerates spiritual alignment. When this happens, there is powerful light shining through that awakens stagnant DNA, transmits a higher vibrational frequency which also activates the human energy field. The portal is known as the Lion’s Gateway. The Lions Gate Portal occurs when the Sun enters the Zodiac sign, Leo. Leo represents the heart chakra/centre, and also represents each individual’s unique and personal expression of the Higher power. Light codes of ascension shine from Sirius, moving towards the Earth to progress us further along the path of our ascension.
ASCENSION CARDS: LION’S GATE PORTAL ENERGIES ALIGNED
The first two cards from Diana Cooper’s Ascension Deck: Accelerate Your Journey In the Light, are Orion and Sirius, to assist in calling appropriate energy for clarity.
The Orion card calls on visiting the Orion energy through meditation or sleep. The card also encourages connection with self-care and nature to take in as much spiritual light as possible. Orion is the Soul Star chakra of our Universe, and the card guides us to call on Archangels and spirit guides to send light and love to your Soul Star chakra, just above the Crown chakra at the top of the head. Call on Orion through the affirmation:
“I honour the masters of Orion and visit them in my sleep.”
The Sirius card represents the star system of Sirius which holds the 12 universal keys to enlightenment and ascension. The Sirius card is all about connecting inward and tuning into the angelic realm and beyond to higher dimensions. Sirius card urges us to visit these frequencies while we sleep to take advantage of learning through the inner planes about spiritual technology. Call on the energy of Sirius with this affirmation:
“I am open to the higher wisdom of Sirius.”
TAROT READING: INNER TRUST AND BALANCE IS WHAT YOU NEED MOST
For the Tarot portion of this reading, we start out with two lead cards: The Queen of Pentacles and The Empress (and can we agree that Blanche as the Pentacles suit and Dorothy as the Swords suit is absolute perfection?). The combination of these two cards with respect to ascension and enlightenment, you need to trust yourself and also limit the amount of excess you choose and instead always aim for the most balanced outcome. Both cards represent feminine and mothering energy with the Queen of Pentacles being the maternal part of ourselves who often provides for others before themselves and The Empress representing gratitude and self-care and a nurturing, divine force watching over us.
THE QUEEN OF PENTACLES
The Queen of Pentacles represents prosperity, security and the give-and-take aspect of our relationships. With the QOP card appearing, there is a call to strike a balance with all things in life and to remain nurturing to the Self and everybody else. The essential guidance this card provides is to focus on the yin and yang of all things by splitting up responsibilities to the Self and others equally to maintain equilibrium and bring us one step closer to our highest Self.
Continuing with the energetic themes of the Queen of Pentacles card, The Empress card represents divinity, femininity, gratitude, and abundance. It is okay to have and want things to manifest, but it is always best for our soul not to be taken in by over-consumption of any kind. The Empress card calls on us to nurture ourselves and to be okay with having everything that we need but not consuming more just for the sake of filling a void. To ascend, we must shed the need for excessive material possessions that add no significant value to our lives. Using the affirmation provided by the Sirius and Orion Ascension cards during meditation and sleep will light the way forward on the path to ascension.
TAROT READING: YOU CAN DO IT ON YOUR OWN (BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO)
Firstly, let’s just reflect upon the fact that the STRENGTH card (8) and associated with the zodiac sign, Leo – confirmation city! But in keeping in line with the rest of the cards presented thus far, the theme of balance is STRONG. Do you tend to take care of others before yourself? Do you worry about other people and ignore your own concerns? Do you feel guilty asking others for help (even when you truly need it!)? These four cards together describe you to a ‘T’.
NINE OF SWORDS
The Nine of Swords card represents perseverance, boundaries, and courage. There is something in your life that makes you truly happy, but it may not be clear to you yet that this is something within you and not an external factor. You worry genuinely about others, but in doing so, you keep attracting energy vampires to your life. Happiness lifts our vibrational wellbeing and serves to draw everything that we put out into the Universe. Your faith is being tested as you keep finding out the hard way that you cannot find what you are looking for outside of yourself. A great way to reflect inward on this topic is to be sure to establish appropriate boundaries with the people in your life. Send out the right vibes, and you’ll get them back, don’t you worry!
KNIGHT OF PENTACLES
The Knight of Pentacles represents planning, hard-work, and productivity. You are working towards a goal. Perhaps the very objective is getting into a higher level of connection with your higher self. It may be causing you anxiety that you feel that you cannot trust yourself, but you can. People come to you for advice, you are giving and reliable, so you want to help others. Nobody is asking you to change this about yourself, but know that trusting your instincts will never fail you. Keep placing one foot in front of the other, and you will begin to see signs that whatever it is you are working towards (relationships, work, money, etc.) is there for you and any signs you see along the way to confirm this will provide you with light and love.
Inner guidance is a big theme in this reading. The Hermit represents introspection and soul-searching. Your inner self knows what your true desires and motivations are, so, not to be a broken record, but, you can trust yourself and your intuition in every aspect of your life. If you are searching for a better connection with your Source energy, you are only a meditation session away from nurturing your soul. Speak to your spiritual guides/higher self to help confirm that you are still on the correct path. You may find out that you need a change in direction, your intuition and spiritual connection will serve as the best compass available.
Here it is, the Strength card! Total confirmation that you can do anything that you put your mind to (and don’t roll your eyes that I said something so cliche!). You may be a Leo or a Leo Ascendent as the Strength card represents Lion’s strength and courage. This card speaks for itself; you have got everything you need to get wherever you desire to go. Everything along the way is speaking to you and helping you to grow and elevate to higher levels of consciousness. Remember, As within, So Without. What you put out comes back. Strength matches strength, but remember to set boundaries and listen to your gut if you feel that your generosity has been taken for granted.HAPPY 8/8! LION'S GATE PORTAL TAROT READING #spiritjunkie #tarot #growthmindset #lionsgateportal2020 Click To Tweet
UNIVERSE CARDS: BRAVERY, SURRENDER, AND COMPASSION WILL TAKE YOU HIGHER
The deck used to gain further clarity and advice is the Universe Has Got Your Back cards from Gabby Bernstein; they are a great way to obtain additional information from spirit. The three cards that came out provide even further confirmation that you are on your way towards light and higher levels of consciousness, so head on to The Lion’s Gate Portal energy.
THE PRIMARY ADVICE CARD: MY FEARLESS FREEDOM LIGHTS UP THE WORLD
You live with intention and courage, and that doesn’t go unnoticed by the Universe. The people you come into contact with, whether they are co-workers, friends, or, often, total strangers (admit it, you’ve given life advice to a stranger at 1 am in a Diner) gain light and guidance whenever your paths cross. Keep being authentic and listening to your gut, and your light will catch on and help build the light’s momentum.
MOON ORACLE CARD: BE AUTHENTIC AND TRUE TO YOURSELF AND YOU WILL GROW
You’re on your way, trust yourself and you will never take a ‘wrong’ turn!