This Week in Astrology: Lion’s Gate Activation

Lion’s Gate…
The brightest star in our sky is Sirius, known as the “Dog Star” (inspiration for the “Dog Days of Summer” we feel ’round this time of year…). Sirius is also our “Spiritual Sun”, and as it reaches its closest point to us and aligns with the Sun and Earth, the “Lion’s Gate” is opened – a vortex of energy that beams divine light upon us, energizing us with high vibrational frequencies and light codes that activate and awaken us at the DNA level. Lean into the upgrade!

The ancient Egyptians were believed to be particularly tuned in to this powerful stargate, building the Pyramids and the Sphinx to align to Orion’s Belt, which rises in sync with Sirius in the summer skies. The Lion’s Gate portal is open from mid-July to late August, but is at its peak on 8/8 (this Thursday) adding in the archetypal energy of the number “8”. The shape of the number reflects the alignment of the two stars, as well as the structure of our DNA; it signifies prosperity, fortune, and wisdom.

Free Your Mind…
Jupiter also holds court this week, coming into trine with the Sun and Venus (the love – and $ – we give and receive) as it slows into its turnaround, going direct next Sunday after a four-month retrograde. Jupiter speaks to growth, expansion, and mastery, which we’ve been reflecting on the last few months. Its direct motion will aim us out into the world again, inviting us to reach up and out toward new horizons.

Retrograde season holds steady as Uranus turns retrograde the same day Jupiter turns direct. It joins the outer planets (Saturn, Chiron, Neptune, and Pluto) in their backward glide across the skies. Uranus brings revolution and change, and in retrograde may be working inside our lives and perspectives to shake things up a bit. “Free your mind, and the rest will follow!”

Summer nights and shooting stars…
The Perseid Meteor Shower will be hitting its peak early next week. But with the waxing Moon shining brighter and brighter in the sky, you’ll likely have a better view this week. The meteors originate in the northeast but will be visible all over the sky, increasing in number after midnight. They signify change… Make a wish!


Article by RA MA Crew member, True. True has been studying Astrology for over twenty years, and regularly integrates it into her Kundalini Yoga & Meditation classes at RA MA Yoga Institute Venice, and on She finds it fascinating how everything connects – the cosmos, solar system, Earth and us – and loves to share, helping others to connect the dots in their own lives. True also offers virtual and in-person Astrology readings. To schedule a reading, email [email protected].