In recent years the Lions Gate Portal has generated quite a lot of buzz within the spiritual community. This annual cosmic event takes place between 26th of July and 12th of August and peaks on the 8th of August which is considered an 8/8 date from a numerology perspective. The number 8 is a number that represents wealth and abundance, so if you want to attract more finances into your life then the Lions Gate Portal is a great time to do this. This special day also falls in Leo season which is a time of high energy and growth so if there is a new reality you want to start living then now is the time to kickstart it. Perhaps most importantly this day is considered one of the most potent manifestation days of the whole year. With this in mind, we want to help you manifest your desires and align yourself with the energies of this powerful day so we have collated these five powerful rituals for you to work with on the 8th of August…
Ritual one: If you are open to manifesting anything and just want to flow and align with the energies of the day
One way that you can honour the powerful energies of the Lions Gate Portal is by creating an altar to celebrate. An altar is a sacred space that you create somewhere in your home that helps you to connect with the universe and your higher self. Start by choosing a space in your home where you want to build your altar. It may be on your bedside table, or on a side table in the living room where you like to sit and drink your morning coffee. Before creating your altar, cleanse the space you have chosen to help remove any negative or stagnant energies. You can cleanse your space using incense, palo santo or selenite. Find out more about cleansing here. Your altar space is very personal to you and should be filled with things that create an emotional or spiritual connection for you. Some ideas of typical things that are often placed on altars include images, a letter to the universe, a candle, incense, tarot, oracle cards or crystals. One crystal kit we recommend using to help you connect with the Lions Gate Portal is our Leo Zodiac Crystal Kit.
Ritual two: If you want to manifest a new relationship or improve your existing one
Whether you are single or in a relationship it can often feel like there are always improvements that could be made in our love lives. Whether you want to call in your soul mate or mend relationship difficulties with an existing partner we have just the method for you.
If you are single and want to manifest a new partner we recommend the following ritual. Start by creating a calm atmosphere for yourself, choose a time and space where you won’t be disturbed. Perhaps light a candle or cleanse your space and play calming music. You may wish to take a few deep breaths to help calm your nervous system and allow your mind to quiet so you can connect more deeply with your higher self. Now take out a few sheets of paper and your favourite pen. You may even wish to use our Rose Quartz Crystal Pen. Now write out a letter to yourself as if your dream partner had written it to you in the future. You may wish to start it with ‘Dear (your name)’. Then write down anything that you would love for your future partner to say to you. For example “I love spending time with you” or “I’m so excited to spend our future together”. Once you have finished writing the letter fold it up and put it under your pillow and leave it there until 12th of August. You may wish to either store the letter somewhere safe or release it by either burning it, dissolving it, burying it or ripping it up.
This same method can also be used if you are in a relationship and want things to improve. Instead, you would write a letter from your current partner and they would say all the things you would like to hear from them.
Ritual three: If you don’t know what you want to manifest but feel as if you have a lot of emotional, spiritual or physical baggage to release
As the Lions Gate Portal takes place during Leo season it is all about the element of fire. This powerful energy represents transformation. In order to encourage transformation to take place in our lives we often have to make space and let go of the old things that are keeping us blocked from what we want. One great way to do this would be to take out a piece of paper and write down a list of all of the things that you would like to release. These may be things like negative thoughts about your body image. Or release an ex-partner that caused you hurt. Or release your fear of starting a new career. Whatever it may be, really take the time to sit with yourself and put it all down on paper. Once you have finished, ensuring that you are doing so safely, light the paper and watch it burn, as it burns repeat the affirmation “I am releasing all that is no longer serving me”. Once the paper has finished burning repeat the affirmation “and so it is”.
Ritual four: If you want to get prepared for your next stage of life
Do you feel that a change is about to occur in your life? That you are about to enter a new season? If this is you then the Lions Gate Portal may just be a great time for you to get prepared for all of the blessings that are due to come your way in the future. Spend the day cleaning your space, whether that is your home, your work space, your car or your wardrobe. You may also wish to get on top of your personal admin and pay any outstanding bills, chase up payments or cancel any direct debits you no longer use. Another great way to prepare for new beginnings is by cleansing your space using incense, palo santo or selenite.
Ritual five: If you want to manifest financial abundance
The Lions Gate Portal takes place during the height of summer in the northern hemisphere which is a time of harvest, abundance and growth. Therefore energetically it is a great time to work on manifesting more financial abundance. To help you with this we have created a free Aventurine Guided Meditation which helps to manifest prosperity. This Aventurine Guided Meditation is especially helpful if you're feeling like you have blocks around money and struggle to manifest financial abundance. You can listen to it here.