When we look these days to the eastern horizon before dawn, we see Sirius, the brightest celestial body in our night sky and a transmitter of auspicious energies. Every year between mid July/ mid August, Sirius' orbit aligns with the orbit of the Earth and illuminates the morning sky ahead of the Sun. The peak moment of Sirius' alignment with the Earth and the Sun - known as heliacal rising of Sirius - comes this year on August 8th.
The ancient Egyptians celebrated the auspicious day of Sirius' heliacal rising, which was related to the annual flooding of the sacred Nile river. They believed that Sirius added heat to the Sun and that the heliacal rising of Sirius was a potent portal into dimensions beyond the normal state of conscious, which came with a period of very hot weather.
Nowadays that portal has been named "Lion's Gate". This year it coincides with the New Moon in tropical Leo (8-8-2021, 16:50 h CEST) and devastating wildfires all over the world. The New Moon is powerfully in opposition to Saturn and square to Uranus in the sky. We need to cultivate a steady focus and realistic attitude amidst the need for change and flexibility, while we are called to let go of old patterns, of living on automatic pilot, of what is blocking our energy and life force, and move into new more balanced ways of being, so that our true light may shine.
Leo is the sign that symbolizes our connection with Source and it is all about opening our heart. The Sun represents the spiritual force of Light and this Light is a doorway to the realms of Beingness. On Lion's Gate the Source is close enough to tap in. We are invited to experience a genuine soul encounter with the Divine and embrace our heritage as a being of Light. There is more than enough energy and inspiration to ignite our Solar Self. Let us breathe in the sunlight today consciously into the inner chamber of our heart!Let us live from the heart, open to bliss and explore our uniqueness and creative potential with courage!
Timeless love, Yllara