Our August New Moon arrives on August 8. It will be at its least visible point at 9:50am but its effects will be felt across the day. It comes to us in the sign of Leo and lands at a particularly auspicious time, lining up with the Lion’s Gate Portal, also happening on August 8.
For anyone out there needing to make a change or with a burning desire to make dreams come true, you'll need to have your energy focused on this celestial event. Here's what you need to know.
What is the Lion's Gate Portal?
The Lion's Gate Portal is the name for the celestial event that sees Sirius rising in the sky during Leo season. Sirius is one of the brightest stars and has been considered by some to be a "spiritual sun". On August 8, after a disappearance, Sirius returns to the night sky - a moment that was revered by many old civilisations (like the Ancient Egyptians) who believed it was a time of renewal and advancement. Also coinciding is, the Orion constellation (which includes the Sirius star) which is said to align with the Pyramids of Giza, which some say opens the Lion's Gate Portal. Numerology comes into play here too. With the number eight considered lucky and the code 88 connected to the idea of infinity, August 8 (or 8/8) is a significant date for a very significant event.
What does this mean for us you may ask? Well, the energy for the Lion's Gate Portal can be used to move us closer to our destinies and help us reach spiritual awareness. It is also a day often used for manifestations, a time to plan seeds of intention.
What the August New Moon on the Lion's Gate Portal means?
Ordinarily, New Moons are a time for rebirth. As the moment that the previous lunation (or Moon Cycle) comes to a close and the new Moon Cycle begins, it is a celestial new beginning. New Moons are a cleanse, a time to rid yourself of the themes of the previous lunation and come into the new one with the energies that will serve you - and none of the stuff that held you back.
New Moons are also the best time to begin on manifestations. A moment to truly think about what you want and what's important, and set yourself goals for the weeks ahead. Of course, the Lion's Gate Portal is one of the most powerful moments for manifestations in the calendar year. With the New Moon and the Lion's Gate Portal aligning this year, this will be an intensely powerful moment for making big dreams come to life.
Think of this like a power up, an energetic reinforcement. This will be the moment you will need to get your head straight and think about what you really want. Set yourself up for success, write down your intentions if that helps clarify them in your mind. Remember, those who ask, receive.
How will the New Moon impact us otherwise?
In addition to being an extra powerful time for big ideas and cherished wishes, the New Moon in Leo also brings us an extra bout of Leo energy. With both Sun and Moon aligned in Leo, we'll feel the charismatic and social energy of the Lion more intensely. Leo is one that could never be considered shy. It is bold and honest about what it wants. In a way, boldness could be considered the theme for this time. And we will certainly need this loud and proud energy to help us reach our full potential.
Both the Sun and the Moon will be in a challenging aspect to Uranus at this time, which may throw a few curveballs and unexpected situations our way. And we will need to tap into the confidence and boldness of Leo to come out on top. Don't shy away from challenge, Leo will give you the assertiveness you need - if you let the energy in. And be sure to allow Leo's self-first nature help you truly take advantage of the potent Lions's Gate Portal. Be brave, ask for what you want.
What's in store for your Star Sign?
There are a few different astrological events at play during August which will impact each Sign differently. Leos will be feeling like the centre of attention around this time, and will be lapping it up. Aquarians will be feeling inspired to think bigger than they normally do. While, Capricorns will feel sexually enlivened by the high-energy and social vibes floating around.
For a sign by sign break down, take a look through our August horoscopes to see how you will be affected by the Moon phases and planetary placements coming up.