Lion's Gate Portal ~ Astrological Insights & Invitations, August 2020

We’re now in the second half of the year, no question, and the cosmos are offering us an amazing gift through an annual event called the Lions Gate Portal! If you’re into astrology at all, you may have seen this phrase posted around the internet every year and wondered “what is that?” The Lions Gate Portal occurs when the superstar Sirius, sometimes called the dog star, is finally visible in the eastern sky, aligning with the Sun. Sirius is known as a superstar because it is twice as big as the sun and 25% more luminous! 

Sirius’ lesson is beautifully illustrated in Harry Potter as the dark Godfather to Harry. Sirius Black in the books was introduced as a dark and daunting character that could turn into a black dog and was known for being one of the dark lord’s followers, which we later found out was more of an undercover shadow work mission. Upon meeting him, Harry was first scared and horrified to find out that he was in fact his Godfather and was supposed to be taking care of the boy. As events played out Harry not only learned that Sirius was not evil, but was possibly one of the lightest guides in his life and potentially a lucky star to the boy.

Now what does this have to do with the Lions Gate Portal? Sirius is now visible in our sky, and is here to be our guiding light, just like Sirius Black. This is especially important in 2020 because this year has been challenging to say the least. We spent the first half of 2020 diving into shadow work, evaluating all the areas of our lives and if we were truly in divine alignment. We went deep into the darkness just like Sirius Black did in the books. Now this portal is aligning us to our truth and is acting as the light at the end of the tunnel. Sirius is in the sign of Leo with the Sun, so the amplification of Leo energy is like having 10 cups of coffee and is opening a portal to self expression, luck, and passion. 

The portal is at its peak on August 8 (8-8) the number eight in numerology is a very lucky number that’s associated with money, confidence, infinity, and divinity. This day is a perfect day to dive into any creative projects you’ve been thinking about, to tune into meditation, and to go outside and look up at the stars. Sirius’ alignment with the Earth is also intertwined with the alignment of Orion’s Belt to the Pyramids of Giza, and the Egyptians had been tracking this celestial event way before modern technology. You may also feel called to tune into past life regression work to finally heal any old wounds or to look at the bits of shadow left over from our soul searching in 2020 that are now ready to be healed with this luminous light. 

Use this day to set clear intentions for the rest of 2020 and tune into your innate personal power. Look at where you may be playing small, acknowledge how that has served in protecting you in the past but finally let it flow so that you can set into your King/Queen energy. A fun way to celebrate this portal is to create a microcosm through a crystal grid. You can set up the grid mirroring the sky, or as a form of creative expression to amplify the portal in your home. 

Whatever you decide to do, allow your actions to be deeply infused with intention and attention. This day is powerful magic, and when approached with our respect can be massively healing. 

All my love Star Tribe,


Deeply Dimensional