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The Lioness.. New Moon in Leo- Lion's Gate

Today 8th August is not only a New moon, the we are in the sun sign of Leo & at the auspicious Lion's Gate Portal , what does this mean and what gifts can we take home.

August New Moon...

Each new moon is the end and the beginning of a new lunar cycle.

The renewal gives us an opportunity to check in, set new intentions or reaffirm our ongoing goals. (see New Moon Rituals)

It is like a fresh start, a new seed of intention..

I love a fresh start, a brand new day or a brand new month.

If you are looking for deeper connection and direction we can look to what the other celestial bodies are doing and see their influence.

The Moon phase then has a 'boost' of what ever the sun signs or planetary alignment have to offer or represent.

New Moon in Leo

So our booster this month is Leo the lion.

Leo brings courage, strength, passion, and creativity. It is about self expression, but also rules the heart.

The Moon in Leo takes courage ( the root of the word 'cor' means heart in Latin)

You are being called to stand up and share yourself and passions.. be your full authentic self and give yourself permission to roar!

The Lions Gate

This year the new moon falls on the 8th of 8th (8 is seen in many cultures as sacred or auspicious)

When the sun is in Leo and it aligns with Sirus, it is said a high-frequency energy is accessed.. a gate or portal know as Lion's Gate.

It is seen as a force of new beginnings and opportunity... a gate or portal to open reality, hearts and minds.

We may result in seeing things a little differently, a fresh perspective or new ideas.

What can do/ take away from todays events.

The New Moon gives us a chance to rest , renew and to set new intentions, (or revisit our ongoing ones)

The Sign of Leo gives us a boost to focus those intentions on the heart, our passions, to be authentic and empower.

The Lion's Gate

This gives us a great opportunity for everything to move to the next level,

be it your long-term projects, ideas or relationships. Basically what ever is in your heart have a chance of manifesting.

so together today is a strong energetic time of healing, manifesting and connecting to our heart, bringing in with abundance what we need in our world and our lives.

What to do


With all this fire passion and call for change on an individual level or collectively, can be a little unsettlingly and raw. It is important we nurture ourselves even more. Remember to take some downtime, time to rest, meditate. give yourself space to let things settle within you.


Get some of your ideas down, make use of the new perspective or insight...some ideas might be..

  • What in my life do your feel needs love and my attention?

  • What things do I need to let go of this month?

  • What do I want to nurture and develop this month

  • What do I really love about myself?

Set Intentions

Let your journaling to guide your heart and allow this moon to support your intentions fully... really align them with honesty and the real you.. but be careful what you ask of this lioness, her roar is powerful and may be heard.

Start something new or have a fresh look

it is a great time to plant those seed of the future flowers, start a new project or give something a second look from a new perspective.

So what ever your are doing this weekend, know that you are supported by the moon and lioness energy... listen to your heart, have the courage to stand up for yourself, for others and what you believe in. now is the time.

Open your mind, eyes and heart with courage to compassion and abundance.

Want help with you lunar cycles, charting your cycles or mentoring through cyclical living?
Message today and put the power in the moon and stars

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