Dawn Bradley

The Lions Gate Portal

A powerful time to manifest on 8th August every year

The lion’s gate portal peaks every year on August 8 when the sun in Leo, the star Sirius, Orion’s Belt, and the Earth all line up, which creates a powerful portal of energy, which is potent for manifesting.

The portal opens on the day of the last new moon before 8/8, and closes on the day of the first full moon after 8/8 which means the portal is open for about 14 days.


During the Lion’s Gate portal, Sirius separates sufficiently from the sun to come into view. 

Since Sirius is the brightest star in our night sky, and twice the mass of the sun, mystics believe it infuses the earth with extra energy and light.

The Ancient Egyptians worshipped Sirius as the goddess Sopdet, and healers and teachers in certain new age communities believe the energy coming from Sirius contains special elevating or activating energy that can help the Earth and her people evolve.

In numerology eight bears a lot of significance as well, and the double energy of eight on August 8 (8/8) is auspicious.

Eight is known as the powerhouse number, and it acts as a bridge between the material and spiritual realms. It’s also the number of power and wealth.

Eight is connected with achievement, goals, and the intersection of the spiritual and physical dimensions, signified by the interlocking circles of “8,” or the infinity symbol.

Those born under life path number eight are thought to be here to master the integration of spirit into matter.

Simply add up all the numbers in your birth date until you end up with a single number.

For example 1st February 1970 = 1+2+1+9+7+0 = 20 Then 2+0 = 2, so the life path number is 2.

I was pleased but not surprised to find that my life number is 8. It’s nice to know that I was intuitively guided towards my north node and true life path.

With regards to astrology, the eighth house and eighth sign of the zodiac belong to Scorpio, so eight has connections to power, transformation, energy, passion, and sexuality which are all Scorpio themes. It also rules ‘that which we must let go’.

Eight also corresponds to the Strength card in the traditional tarot deck. This card features a woman calmly interacting with a lion, with an infinity symbol above her head. So, the number eight also has esoteric symbolic connections to strength and to the lion.

How to make the most of this powerful energy portal

So, how can you actualize all of this powerful eight-energy? Here’s what Kayse Budd and Kaitlyn Kaerhart recommend doing while the Lion’s Gate portal is open:

1. Manifest

Take the time to focus on what you want to bring into your life.

What are your wildest hopes and dreams?

Think BIG and be BRAVE like a Lion!

Be mindful to not act rashly. Eight represents the number of infinity, so focus on the bigger picture.

You can use the manifesting process I have created.

2. Tap into your inner Leo

Leo represents love, generosity, leadership, and creativity. When the sun is Leo, the entire world benefits from an infusion of these energies. The best way to make the most of the Lion’s Gate is to do things that will generate all of those qualities.

3. Focus on Love & joy

Do things that bring joy during the Lion’s Gate portal, to open and expand your heart.

4. Tap into your spiritual side

This portal is a potent spiritual time, and tapping into your own spiritual world will amplify this energy. Now’s the time to do your favourite spiritual activities, especially in a group, which will magnify positive energy and intentions.

Getting together for ceremonies, meditations, chanting, yoga, dance, art, time in nature, etc., will amplify the energy of the Lion’s Gate.

5. Practice gratitude

And last but certainly not least, this is the perfect time to practice gratitude, as well as sending your love back into the Universe.

You can do this in meditation, in prayer, in dance, with a ritual, with a journal; however you feel drawn to.

When you send your love to the Universe it will come back to you multiplied.

In summary…

View the Lion’s Gate (and Leo Season, in general) as a time to build up your stores of love, joy, and gratitude. It is a time to think big, and write out an action plan to help you bring your dreams to life.

There’s never a bad time to lean into love, work on whatever you want to manifest, and practice gratitude, but in the case of the Lion’s Gate portal on August 8, you could find your efforts will be amplified more than you can imagine!

Adapted from https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/lions-gate-portal