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What Is The Lion’s Gate Portal? + Crystals & Lions Gate Crystal Grid (UPDATED)

What Is The Lion’s Gate Portal? + Crystals & Lions Gate Crystal Grid (UPDATED)

What Is The Lion’s Gate Portal? + Crystals & Lions Gate Crystal Grid (UPDATED)

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!


Since publishing this blog post a couple of years ago, I have made a concise YouTube video about the Lion’s Gate Portal, the crystals and my crystal grid. I recommend you watch this video first, if you need any more detail you can find it in this article.

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 is the start of the Mayan solar calendar. This day marks the beginning of a new solar year.

This cycle starts while our Sun is in the zodiac sign of Leo (the lion). The Sun also rules Leo so this is a positive transit.

Around this time of year, we also observe the rising of the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius. This was seen as the sign of the new year for the ancient Egyptians. Some say that Sirius is our ‘Spiritual Sun’.

Many also believe the Lions Gate Portal is connected to an alignment in the sky between the three pyramids of Giza with the constellation of Orion. This is controversial and I have not been able to confirm this. Anyone from the area, please comment!

The Numerology Of The Lions Gate Portal

The energy peaks on the 8th of August (88) when the energy portal is said to be fully open. This is the part that relates to numerology and angel numbers. 8.8. is an auspicious number sequence and is associated with prosperity.

After 88, the energy starts receding rapidly with most people saying that the portal closes around the 12th of August.

Lions gate crystal grid, crystals and altar
You can work with crystals and crystal grids during the Lions Gate

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 or wear crystals that are aligned with the energy (see below).

Make a crystal grid to anchor the powerful energy (see below).

Lion's gate portal crystal grid
Lion’s gate portal crystal grid

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.

Tiger’s Eye

Libyan Desert Glass


Lapis Lazuli


Bumblebee Jasper


Blue Kyanite





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.

crystal grid with my book crystal grids power
Discover many more crystal grids and free templates in my book (Click the pic for more info)

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.


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, Yellow Jasper 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.

3 Amethyst

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.

Metatrons cube crystal grid base, etched wood with gold paint
Modified wooden crystal grid base by Fractal Roots

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).

Lions gate crystal grid template
Lion’s gate crystal grid diagram

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).

If you are looking for other information please search my website or visit the Resources page to see if it’s already been covered elsewhere.

With gratitude,


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21 thoughts on “What Is The Lion’s Gate Portal? + Crystals & Lions Gate Crystal Grid (UPDATED)

  1. Anonymous

    HI Ethan,

    Is it OK to do the grid after 26 July? Reason being I won’t have the necessary crystals beforehand.

    Many thanks,

  2. Kathleen Robbins

    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!

  3. Lyn flynn

    Hi Ethan
    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.

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      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.

  4. Scott

    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. 🙂

  5. Deirdre Treanor

    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.

  6. Suneya

    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.

  7. Autumn Guild

    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?

  8. Amy LeBlanc

    Hi Ethan,

    Now that my grid is activated. What am I supposed to do daily? Am I to say my intention?

    Thank you in advance.


    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      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.

  9. Amelia Martinez

    Hi Ethan,

    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!!!!


  10. Amelia Martinez

    Hi Ethan,
    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.

    Thank you,


  11. Lorena

    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!

  12. Ava

    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 🙂

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