The Lion's Gate Portal opening: What does it mean in astrology?

The Lion's Gate Portal opens every year on August 8, and is a hugely important astrological event that can change everything

The Lion's Gate Portal: Book of the universe - opened magic book with planets and galaxies. Elements of this image furnished by NASA - stock photo
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The Lion's Gate Portal opens every year on, August 8. It's a hugely important astrological phenomenon, which offers a chance to manifest more abundance than you could ever dream of. 

Just when you thought Full Moon rituals were the only opportunity to lean into your witchy side, it turns out that there are plenty of dates in the astrological calendar to burn some sage and get the crystals out. 

This date in particular screams let in the light and manifest bliss, but have you even heard of the Lion's Gate Portal? More importantly, do you know how incredibly potent Lion's Gate Portal manifestations are?

What is the Lion's Gate Portal?

The Lion's Gate Portal: Nebula in outer space, planets and galaxy

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The Lion’s Gate Portal opens up once a year on August 8. The event is often referred to as 8/8 by spiritualists and astrologists, who associate the number with abundance. This is, among other things, because the number 8 on its side looks like infinity.

As it falls in Leo season 2022, it's a time of great strength and pride. Its proximity to the absolute drama that is the August Full Moon 2022, also known as the Sturgeon Moon, means that this is your time to shake up the universe and dream big. The Lion's Gate Portal opening is a time when you're able to manifest abundance more than any other time of the year. 

Every year the opening of this portal gives us a chance to evolve and become a more empowered, stronger, better version of ourselves. It's a chance to move nearer to the person you want to be and the life you want to live.

Lion's Gate Portal ritual ideas

The Lion's Gate Portal: Starry sky at night, mono lake, california, usa

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As the Lion's Gate Portal is fully opened, the high frequency of energy offered means it's the perfect time to manifest your deepest desires and dreams. It's a time to slow down, meditate and focus on your dreams.

One ritual, recommended by the Mind Body Green contributors AstroTwins is to write down what you'd like to heal in your life, continue to develop and nurture, what you'd like to purge, and most importantly what you love and adore most about yourself. "Then, consider how you can use your amazing uniqueness to usher this new paradigm of love into the world," they say. "Bring out your inner Leo to play, and see how it feels to infuse some ferocity into your world. May we all roar our way through the gate!"

Aoife Hanna
Junior News Editor

Aoife is an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.

Formerly woman&home's junior news editor and a contributing writer at Bustle, her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica and EVOKE.

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