What is the Lion’s Gate Portal and what does it mean for you? Learn about the astrological alignment and energy of this powerful time. What you need to be aware of and what you should do. Plus, how to harness the energy with crystals and my crystal grid!
The Astrological Alignment Of The Lion’s Gate
There are different interpretations of the Lion’s Gate and how long it lasts. As this is an astrological cycle the dates may change over time. For me, the Lion’s Gate starts on the 26th of July which coincides with the rising of the bright star Sirius. This was seen as an important time and the new year for the ancient Egyptians. Some say that Sirius is our ‘Spiritual Sun’.
This cycle starts while our Sun is in the sign of Leo (the lion). The energy peaks on the 8th of August (88) when it is said that the three stars of Orion’s belt align with the three pyramids at Giza, Egypt. After 88 the energy starts receding rapidly with most people saying that the portal closes around the 12th of August.
The Energy Of The Lion’s Gate Portal
During the Lion’s Gate alignment (26th July – 8th of August) we enter a period of high cosmic energy. It can be seen as a portal of spiritual energy opening that reaches its peak on the 8/8 date.
This period tends to affect people more who are already on a spiritual path. Below are a few ways that the Lion’s Gate Portal may affect you and your life:
You might feel the intense energy
It assists you in letting go of the past
It supports new projects and new beginnings
You may receive spiritual downloads or inspiration
Needed heart-healing can occur
Receiving signs and synchronicity
Being reminded of people you need to forgive
Having strange or significant dreams
Receiving guidance about your life purpose
Experiencing life changes or transitions
Going through a personal transformation
Accelerated spiritual growth
How Will It Affect Me?
The Lion’s Gate Portal will affect people differently and at different times in your life. Try to think back to last year during this time to what was going on in your life. If you keep a journal, it’s fascinating to look back over the years and see what was happening. Also, dream journals can indicate how it affects your dream state.
The spiritual world may be trying to communicate with you at this time. This is valuable guidance that can help you make big or needed changes in your life. Your awareness will make this much easier as you will be more open and are less likely to miss the signs.
What To Do During the Lion’s Gate
Here are a few suggestions to make the most of the energy of the Lion’s Gate Portal:
Keep a daily journal of your experience.
Start (or restart) a dream journal and decode your dreams.
Be on the lookout for signs, angel numbers and messages.
Act on the signs or synchronicity you receive.
Be open to new ideas that come to you and give them a try.
Start a new project, especially if you’ve been putting it off.
Do something creative and express yourself.
Do an oracle or tarot card reading for guidance.
Forgive someone and lose that heavy energy you’re carrying.
Do some crystal healing on your heart chakra.
Make positive and needed life changes.
Carry of wear crystals that are aligned with the energy (see below).
Make a crystal grid to anchor the powerful energy (see below).
14 Crystals For the Lion’s Gate
You could connect with the astrological and cosmic energy of the Lion’s Gate with crystals during this time. You can meditate with them, carry or wear them daily. Below is a list of crystals that I recommend during this time. Also, see the crystal grid below for more ideas.
Libyan Desert Glass
Golden Healer Quartz
Peruvian/Andean Blue or Pink Opal
Working With Crystal Grids
The Lion’s Gate period is a great time for activating crystal grids for new beginnings, spiritual guidance, inspiration, life purpose alignment or manifesting abundance. There are grids for all these intentions in my book Crystal Grids Power. In this blog post, I’m sharing a new crystal grid that you won’t have seen before.
The Lion’s Gate Portal Crystal Grid
I’ve created a crystal grid especially for working with the energy of the Lion’s Gate. The grid helps you to release the past, receive spiritual guidance and align with your higher purpose.
Although it can be made at any time during the Lion’s Gate, it’s nice to have it up on the 26th of July through to the 8th of August if possible. You can take it down on the 9th, wait till the 13th or leave it up a little longer if you wish.
Sacred Geometry Meaning
I’ve used the sacred geometry symbol of Metatron’s Cube for this crystal grid. It helps cleanse negative energy and opens up the crown chakra to receive divine wisdom and guidance.
YOU WILL NEED:
1 Medium or Large Tiger’s Eye
Tiger’s Eye is one of the key stones for Leo energy, willpower and grounding. You could use a standing crystal point/tower, pyramid, obelisk, sphere or Merkaba star if available. This crystal could be substituted with Citrine, Sunstone, Golden Healer Quartz or Bumblebee Jasper.
3 Blue Kyanite Crystals
Blue Kyanite is a high vibe crystal that helps you release negative attachments, align with your higher purpose and receive spiritual downloads. I’m using raw crystal blades but you can use other polished forms or tumble stones. This crystal could be substituted with Black Kyanite, Selenite (Satin Spar) or Lapis Lazuli.
3 Clear Quartz Crystal Points
Clear Quartz points bring focus, clarity and amplification. I’ve used Lemurian Seed Crystals in mine but any Clear Quartz crystals can be used. If crystal points are unavailable you could use other forms or tumble stones.
3 Tiger’s Eye Tumbled Stones
More Tiger’s Eye to connect with Leo energy, willpower and grounding. You could use other shapes or forms if you have them. This crystal could be substituted with Citrine, Sunstone, Golden Healer Quartz or Bumblebee Jasper.
3 Clear Quartz Pyramids
More Clear Quartz for focus, clarity and amplification. I’ve used pyramids but you could use crystal points, tumble stones or other forms.
Amethyst is for spiritual growth, psychic abilities and releasing the past. I’ve used standing crystal points but you can use other forms, including tumble stones. This crystal could be substituted with Selenite, Labradorite or Celestite.
3 Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli connects you to Ancient Egypt, the stars, intuition and spiritual downloads. I’ve used double terminated crystal points but you could use other forms, including tumble stones. This crystal could be substituted with Sodalite, Iolite or Tektite.
Metatron’s Cube Crystal Grid Template (Optional)
I’ll include a link to the printable crystal grid template below if you wish to use it. You can also use your own crystal grid base like I have if you prefer. Mine is etched wood and made by Fractal Roots on Etsy. Please note I painted the circles with gold paint myself.
Using a Crystal Grid Template
I have created a FREE printable Crystal Grid Template that you can download and print yourself if you want. You don’t need to sign up for anything. Just click the link below to download the PDF file. You can print it out on paper or ideally use card.
Simple Crystal Grid Activation
If you already know how to activate a crystal grid, feel free to use your prefered method. Otherwise, to keep things nice and easy, I’m going to show you a really simple method to activate the grid which does not use an activation crystal wand. Activation programs or charges the crystals with your intention, so they can begin to do their work for you.
Intention Note (Optional)
Using a note is optional. Before you begin, write on a small piece of paper a statement of your intention similar to an affirmation. This could be something like, “May I experience the full potential of the energy of the Lion’s Gate Portal”.
How To Activate Your Crystal Grid For Energy:
1. Hold all your cleansed crystals and the note in your hands (or work in batches).
2. Close your eyes and take three deep breaths.
3. Raise your crystals in front of your Third Eye Chakra (brow area).
4. Focus on your intention. Say to yourself or out loud a statement of your intention like “I program this crystal grid to assist me in experiencing the full potential of the Lion’s Gate Portal.”
5. Lastly, arrange your crystals into position (see below).
Setting Up Your Crystal Grid
Now that your crystals are programmed and charged with your intention, all you have to do is arrange them. Use a flat surface that will not be easily disturbed. Please see the diagram above.
(1) The Tiger’s Eye goes into the centre, on top of the optional folded note.
(2) Then the three Blue Kyanite forms an upward-pointing triangle.
(3) The three Clear Quartz crystals form a downward-pointing triangle.
(4) The three Tiger’s Eye form a triangle.
(5) Then the three Clear Quartz another triangle.
(6) The three Amethyst form the outer upper triangle.
(7) Lastly the three Lapis Lazuli form the outer downward-pointing triangle.
Once you are finished with your grid, cleanse it and deactivate it by deprogramming all the crystals. See my article on How To Deprogram a Crystal for more info.
Do you have a question or comment? I would love to hear from you in the comments below (PLEASE keep any questions you have concise and stick to this blog post topic if you want a response).
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Is it OK to do the grid after 26 July? Reason being I won’t have the necessary crystals beforehand.
Yes, that’s okay
I think this is going to be one of my favorite grids! I love it and think it’s really beautiful and I can imagine the energy! I can’t wait to try it out on my own! Thanks for the info and inspiration!
Thank’s for the feedback, glad this has inspired you!
Thank you for sharing. I am new in my spiritual journey. I look forward to what the Lions gate has in store for me.
I have quire a few crystals, most only 1-3 of certain ones. So I do not do grids very as I do not know if I am doing this right using different crystals. Does it mater if you use different crystal but as long as they feel right for you and your grid even if you don’t have all the same ones.
It depends really. I do and teach intention-based grids, so crystals are chosen by their properties/energy and that is how I pick the substitutes I mention(you can of course find your own substitutes). Some people do purely intuitive based grids. Even for me, it’s rare that I will have all the stones I need. I am happy to add new ones to my collection to make a grid and know I will be able to work with those stones again and again. The crystal grid here uses a lot of crystals and is not a simple one. You can also make your own grids if you are confident doing that.
Fascinating blog post, and definitely what I needed to read right now. As I feel a powerful spiritual energy building. Thank you, I’m grateful for you helping me make sense of what’s going on right now. 🙂
I’m always learning something new from you Ethan. We’ll be traveling during part of this time, so this should be interesting. I’ve been working on opening my husband’s heart chakra so this will be the perfect time. I always share your blog posts with him, so I’m sure we’ll have the grid too. Thank you as always for your information.
Oh Ethan thank you – this is so pertinent! We are desiring to sell our home and Crystal Corner shop here in Hogsback South Africa, buy a barge, on the Kennet and Avon, and visit, once more the stones of Avebury and Stonehenge. Your, and spirits, timing is excellent. Love your gentle, informative knowledge sharing, maybe we’ll meet when we are back in the UK, you’ll be a welcome visitor on ‘Cruising Rocks’ – the name destined for our barge. Live long and prosper.
Thank you so much for posting this. I’m looking forward to this time. You mention that it’s a good time for crystal healing the heart chakra. How do you recommend doing this? I apologize if you have previously explained this at some point, but maybe you could point me in the right direction?
Hi, there is an article on here about heart chakra healing crystals and how to use them that should help. Crystal For the Heart Chakra
Thanks so much, Ethan! That’s exactly what I needed.
Now that my grid is activated. What am I supposed to do daily? Am I to say my intention?
Thank you in advance.
You don’t need to repeat the intention daily for it to work. You can of course use affirmations like that if you want.
What you wish to do during the Lion’s Gate is completely up to you. I have listed all my suggestions in the blog post above for ideas.
Thank you so much for this post. I am so excited. I just finished programming my Lion’s Gate Crystal Grid. It came out beautiful. I wish you had a place where we can share pictures.
Have Beautiful Day!!!!
Great! People are sharing pictures with me on my Instagram and Facebook page. Im sharing a few in my stories.
Somehow I could not find your Facebook page yesterday. I found it today and posted my Lion’s Gate grid. I didn’t know you can also share pictures in Instagram on your page. I would look into it.
The Blogpost is fantastic! I normally connect with you via Instagram. It’s a great read. I used it in my grid for the Lion’s Gate Tiger’s Eye as well, but in egg shape and hear. This time I worked with Merkaba stars and a carnelian flame.
It’s always a great idea to use clear quartz and pyramid shapes.! Have a great day!
Thank you! This was insightful. <3 *smile*
Thank you so much for this. To be honest I never connected with Lion’s Gate Portal but this year something called me to learn more about it. And what a beautiful synchronicity that I discovered your article on Monday 8.8 🙂