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new moon in leo / lion's gate portal 88

Updated: Mar 14, 2023

Leo season comes in with a roar after the deeply felt and emotional waves of Cancer season. From the internal world of la Luna we shift to the Solar energies. We now move on to bigger and better things. It is your time to shine, to tackle leadership, spark your creative juices, and manifest confidently with your Lioness Queen energy.

Highly creative, eccentric, generous, big-hearted energy is what Leo season has to offer, and it doesn’t stop there. Leo is a fire sign ruled by the Sun and symbolized by the Lion. It is when summer is at its hottest. When all you want to do is gather with your loved ones day and night and be lazy under the sun. Big tribal cat energy!

Leo season runs through the 22nd of July until the 22nd of August. Known as a fixed sign, it likes to stick to its way. Stubborn and proud perhaps, or maybe it just knows what it wants?

Just like the Sun, Leo often thinks it is the center of the Universe. In many ways it does have this exuberating energy that makes it automatically center of attention no matter where it goes. Their positive Aura, those wavy Lion manes, and that unconditional love for life, themselves and others is just oozing out of their Solar Plexus. Like calling for attention without even striving for it too much. Unless they are embodying the shadows sides of Leo.

Like every authentic leader, Leo knows how to lead by example. It is a good time to reflect on your leadership qualities, and how you are being called to lead your tribe? Either it being your immediate family, children, community or clients. The desire to lead from your heart is ignited during this time. Maybe why we are intrinsically pushed and motivated to create during Leo season.

When you think about it, fire as an element represents transmutation. The ability to transmute or transform energy, to mold things together, create alchemy or cook foods. This was a turning point for humanity when they were able to alchemize food through fire and no longer eat their food raw. Around the bonfire, people were drawn to commune, celebrate, sit, storytell, and more. The centerpiece being fire - an uniting force that drew people together. It gave warmth and a sense of security for many. What alchemy are you ready to create in your life? The molding and coming together of different elements and aspects that are ready to be birthed through you?

new moon in leo

Every New Moon, we find ourselves at the beginning of another lunar cycle. It is an anchor for us to reflect on the weeks behind us and what we desire to plant seeds for in the weeks in front of us. Intentionality is a big theme during the phase when the moon goes dark. Understanding where we have been investing our energies this past lunar cycle. What fruits do we carry from such and how would we like to move forward. In other words, the optimal time to set our deepest heart desires and m manifest like the Lioness Queens we all are! The need for rest or alone time is fully natural during this moon phase. Embrace your inner darkness being revealed to you during the Dark Moon and New Moon phase. Embrace these moments when energy is low and feels almost stagnant. Even during calm waters are things unfolding under the surface.

This New Moon in Leo we will also experience the Lion’s Gate Portal activated by the numerology 08/08. Read below for more on this portal opneing. A powerful New Moon is awaiting us! Keep on reading, because below you will find a manifestation ritual for you to create this New Moon in Leo.

During Leo season, I invite you to bravely acknowledge your inner wounds and insecurities around your persona and abilities through the lense of love and compassion. Our shadows only want to be loved just like anything else. Why not also give them space to be witnessed for what they are? Past trauma that at one point in time made sense. They were a survival mechanism. They kept you safe. They allowed you to share the pain with the adults around you to feel connection with them, even if it was through pain. Recite to yourself: “I witness you fully. I love you fully. I am whole again”.

How often do we turn away from our shadows? The moment we feel that uncomfortable sensation we distract ourselves with our phone, Instagram, other people’s problems, pick a fight with someone, or whatever is currently standing in front of us giving us an easy way to distract ourselves from our own projections.

Where are you being called to step into your most authentic expression of yourself? How can you show vulnerability in a way that empowers yourself and others? Speaking from your heart will empower others to do not only the same, but will allow you to speak your truth and be fully seen in it.

Lion’s Gate Portal

Lion’s Gate Portal is on the 8th of August. 08/08 is a powerful combination in numerology. It is activated by the rising of the bright star, Sirius known as our spiritual sun.

On the New Moon in Leo is when energy will be at its highest, through the alignment of the star, Sirius, Sun and Earth. A powerful portal will open for us to receive any transmissions and upgrades in collective consciousness.

During the period of the 28th of July until the 12th of August, we will experience a powerful energy that will help us usher and clear out low vibrations within our being, in order for us to channel a higher consciousness in being. This will happen on an individual and collective level. What themes have been coming up for you? I have been dreaming up a storm since the rising of Sirius, which is helping me process various outdated beliefs within me to become more of a vessel for humanity. If you are dreaming as much as I have, you will love my blog article on how to interpret your dreams.

Lion's Gate Portal Ritual

What you need:

♌︎ two pieces of paper

♌︎ matches

♌︎ a pot to burn or a place where you can burn paper safely

♌︎ optional: smudging equipment

♌︎ Begin this ritual through first preparing the space.

Creating ritualistic sacred space is the first step to every ritual. Use sage, palo santo or any other incense to burn safely. With a feather or your hand, spread the smoke to energetically cleanse your space in order to align the energy within the room to your intentions. Through this simple practice of smudging you are already connecting to the element of fire.

♌︎ Make two lists.

One with your most heart-craved desires. One with your limiting beliefs around your desires. As you write these lists, tune into the polarity of both frequencies of your desires and limitations. Acknowledge that both can coexist in harmony. That one does not automatically need to cancel the other one out. We are complex creatures of duality. Let’s embrace all sides of ourselves! Not only the pretty ones.

♌︎ Tune into your first list of limiting beliefs.

While tuning into your limiting beliefs, sit with them, do not brush them off or ignore the uncomfortable feelings. Give them room to be seen, heard, felt and acknowledged.

♌︎ Tune into your manifestation list.

Turn to your manifestation list and tune into the frequency of your desires, how would it feel in your body to receive them and have your wildest dreams become true? Does it feel eccastic, blissful, peaceful, calming, exciting, arousing?

♌︎ Feel your visceral messages.

Pinpointing those sensations in your body will help you know if you are on the right track towards your manifestations or if you are leading yourself astray. Use this as a compass, especially for us women, who are so deeply connected to their bodies if you have yet realized this magic or not. Your visceral non-verbal communication is telling you at all times what is in alignment or what isn’t.

♌︎ Burn your list of limitations.

Allow the transmuting energy of fire, raise these energies into a higher frequency. Be present while you watch how your list goes up in flames. Does it burn fast? Did it burn slow? This could also be indicators of how big of a topic this will be for you to release.

additional practice

Make it your practice for the following weeks, that every time a trigger is revealed, look at this as an opportunity for growth. Embrace it, thank it, say “yes, thank you for showing me this” and dwell in this sensation for a moment. I like to place a hand over where I feel the trigger dwelling in my body. This normally would be my belly or heart. Ego vs. Heart. I like to rub my hand there for a moment, and allow the feelings to be there. This is a practice, but like every spiritual practice, they don’t call it a practice for nothing! The more we give room to our insecurities, wounds, traumas, the more they will no longer feel the need to run the show anymore. You will begin to feel safe within your body and the triggers will dissolve. This might not happen overnight - give it time, and you will notice a shift when your body feels safe enough to receive this upgrade of your being.

Be vulnerable this New Moon in Leo. Have those heartfelt, hard, vulnerable conversations that are long overdue. Say what is on your heart, even if its heart. Let yourself be seen in your vulnerability, heart-open.

What does your heart truly crave to speak out loud? Where have you been hurting and are ready to acknowledge this wound and the lesson attached to it?

reflection questions

Here are some of the questions I have listed above for you to dive deeper within and reflect with the lunar energies of the New Moon in Leo. Pick one - pick many. The only requirement - be honest with yourself. Listen to this playlist while journaling.

♌︎ What alchemy are you ready to create in your life? The molding and coming together of different elements and aspects that are ready to be birthed through you?

♌︎ How often do we turn away from our shadows?

♌︎ Where are you being called to step into your most authentic expression of yourself?

♌︎ How can you show vulnerability in a way that empowers yourself and others?

♌︎ What does your heart truly crave to speak out loud?

♌︎ Where have you been hurting and are ready to acknowledge this wound and the lesson attached to it?

♌︎ What themes have been coming up for you this Leo season?

♌︎ How often do you turn away from your shadows? Become aware of how you distract yourself from them. What do you do in those moments?

Thank you for reading, MoonLovers. I am soul thankful for every single one of you that takes the time to indulge in my musings. I hope this served you and if it did, do share below in the comments!

Infinite moon blessings,

Inés x

♌︎ 🌚 🜂

Shamanic healer - moon ceremonialist

Lover of all things cycles: moon, menstrual, astrology, ritual.

Anything cyclical that allows ourselves to flow at our own pace and time is medicine to me.

This is why I created an online space for women to gather, dance, flow, be with the moon, one another and ourselves.

LA LUNA CIRCLE is your online membership, your spiritual gym so to say, that gives you a space to unravel your inner most being and connect with your feminine essence, balanced with your masculine energies, in a way that feels natural to you.


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