The Lion’s Gate Portal August 8th

The Lion’s Gate Portal August 8th

What exactly is The Lion’s Gate portal, you ask? In a nutshell, it is the alignment of planets and stars. Every year on August 8th the sun is in Leo, and Orion’s belt, the star Sirius, and the Earth all fall into alignment. This creates powerful energy, ripe for us to use while manifesting.

By now most people know what it means when they are told they can manifest their dreams into reality. For those of you who are still a little unsure of what manifesting is: in basic terms, it means “what you think about, you bring about! Throughout the year, we have many opportune times to harness the best energy to assist in expediting our dreams into reality! Those times are presented every month during each New and Full moon.

In addition to that, we typically have 3 Mercury Retrogrades a year, which are also opportune times to connect to optimal manifestation energy. But only once a year, do we have “The Lion’s Gate Portal”! Each year on August 8th, we have an incredible opportunity to manifest our hearts’ desires. This is all thanks to the opening of the Lion’s Gate portal.

With the lion (Leo) coming from the sun, it is thought that this planetary alignment creates a potent portal for manifestations to take place.

As an astrologer and holistic psychiatrist  Kayse Budd, MD notes, “During the Lion’s Gate portal, Sirius separates sufficiently from the sun to come into view. Since Sirius is the brightest star in our night sky, some ancient (and even current) mystics believed it infuses the earth with extra energy and light.”

She adds that ancient Egyptians worshipped Sirius as the goddess Sopdet, celebrating Sirius’ return in the morning sky as the start of the farming season and the beginning of a new year. “Healers and teachers in certain new age communities believe the energy coming from Sirius contains special elevating or activating energy that can help the Earth and her people evolve,” she says.

Taking the significance of the number eight into account, Budd shares that in astrology, it stands out most in terms of the houses and signs of the zodiac.

“The eighth house and eighth sign of the zodiac belong to Scorpio, so astrologically, eight has connections to power, transformation, energy, passion, and sexuality—all Scorpio themes,” she explains.

Eight also corresponds to the Strength card in the traditional tarot deck; this card features a woman calmly interacting with a lion, with an infinity symbol above her head. “Thus, the number eight also has esoteric symbolic connections to strength and to the lion,” Budd says.

Budd adds that eight is connected with achievement, goals, and the intersection of the spiritual and physical dimensions, signified by the interlocking circles of “8,” or the infinity symbol. “Those born under life path number are thought to be here to master the integration of spirit into matter,” she says, adding that similar to its tarot meaning, eight represents strength in numerology.

How to make the most of this energy!

Here’s what Budd and Kaerhart recommend doing the next time the Lion’s Gate portal opens:

 1. Lean into your inner Leo

The Lion’s Gate portal occurs during Leo season, and specifically, around the peak of Leo season, amplifying the themes of this zodiac sign. As such, Budd recommends tapping into your inner Leo—whether you were born under this sign or not!

“The sign of Leo contains and represents love, generosity, leadership, and creativity. When the sun is Leo, the entire world benefits from an infusion of these energies,” she explains, adding, “I think the best way to make the most of the Lion’s Gate is to do Leo things and aim to intensify the natural energy of the moment as much as possible.”

2. Focus on love

In addition to stoking your inner Leo, Budd says this is an excellent time to focus on love. “Love is a key part of Leo, and of the potential of the Lion’s Gate, as I see it,” she notes. Considered to be an energetic “portal,” the Lion’s Gate can connect you to the portal in your own heart, she explains.

“Do things that bring joy during and just before the Lion’s Gate to open and expand your heart,” Budd recommends.

3. Prepare for massive shifts

According to Kaerhart, the Lion’s Gate portal is also a good time to “examine how you’re currently exerting your power and consider the type of power you’d like to yield in the future.” This makes it an opportunity to start manifesting what you want to call in. Just don’t act rashly or focus on short-term gains, she adds, as eight represents the number of infinity. “Instead, use your energy wisely and trust that rapid growth is in store, preparing for blast-off,” she says.

4. Tap into your spiritual side

This portal is a potent spiritual time, and tapping into your own spiritual world will amplify this energy. Budd says now’s a chance to do your favorite spiritual activities—especially in a group, which can magnify positive energy and intentions.

“Getting together for ceremonies, meditations, chanting, yoga, dance, art, time in nature, etc., can amplify the energy of the Lion’s Gate,” Budd explains.

5. Practice gratitude

And last but certainly not least, Budd also recommends practicing plenty of gratitude around this time, as well as sending your love into the universe. “You can do this in meditation, in prayer, in dance, with a ritual, with a journal—however it occurs to you,” she says.

When you send your love to the Universe, she adds, it will most likely come back to your doubled, tripled, or more. “I look at the Lion’s Gate (and Leo Season, in general) as a time to build up my stores of love, joy, and gratitude. It is a time and a season for discovering what the self can really do,” Budd says.

In conclusion, this is one of the best times of the year to put your best foot forward in life to bring all your desires to fruition. But remember that manifesting works both in positive and negative ways. It is what your think about that you bring about. If you are miserable on Aug 8 and only think of all the negative in your life, guess what you will be manifesting more of! So, no matter what you do stay focused on only the wonderful desires you have. Make it a day full of joy and endearment, love and gratitude!

You can start planning now.   Remember to stay shiny!

The 3 Pillars of Empowerment:  What Everyone Ought To Know

The 3 Pillars of Empowerment: What Everyone Ought To Know

As an Empowerment Coach, I’m here to tell you what everyone ought to know about the 3 pillars of empowerment.  If you’re tired of feeling like you’re living life on auto-pilot, or like you’re living life for others, or perhaps just feeling insecure, and having a hard time making decisions (does the question, “what do you want for dinner” scare you?), you may be disempowered.

When we experience a disconnect from ourselves and from life, we are not feeling empowered.  We can become empowered through the 3 pillars of empowerment.  What is empowerment?  Empowerment is being able to take control of your life. When we are empowered, we are more authentic, experience increased self-confidence, live with intention, and feel more aligned.


Humans have been adapting to life by being aware of their surroundings for centuries. So, the first step towards becoming empowered is to hone in on your awareness. We can do this in a variety of ways, like trying mindful meditation, journaling, and cognitive restructuring.

When we take the time to tune in and become more self aware, we become more connected to our values and beliefs. These work as a guiding star that help us become better at making decisions. Our awareness of ourselves and others also helps improve relationships and develop deeper connections. This is the baseline to becoming more empowered.


Mindset matters – and your attitude is at the forefront! Manifestation is powerful, and works in every direction. For example, if you have a negative attitude surrounding a task you have to complete, you’re more likely to notice all the things that go wrong, move at a slower pace, and feel generally angry and irritable. However, if we recognize that the task may not be enjoyable, yet is inevitable, we can focus on shifting our perspective. We can understand that there may be some benefit to this task, or that we may learn something. We can do our best to focus on the positives (no matter how small!) and possibly change how we perceived this task.

Not unlike a self-fulfilling prophecy, we have the power to control more than we think. If we are in a mindset where we think we are going to have a terrible day, our brains will ignore anything positive and reaffirm the negative. Once we see how much power our attitude holds- we are ready to take ACTION.


Once we have improved our awareness, and worked to be mindful of our attitude, we are ready to take action! This final pillar is where we actively take back our power. Continue to use your awareness and mindset to take stock of your life. Where have you been? Where are you now? Where are you going? The possibilities are endless. Tune in to your intuition and take action on your dreams and goals.  As you enter this phase in your empowerment, use this time to make SMART goals and understand that you are free to move at your own pace. Trust yourself, and trust your decisions. You’ve got this!

Now that you have the 3 pillars of Empowerment, you’re ready to take the next step! It’s time to live for yourself and be an inspiration to others. Make the conscious effort to grow and evolve without letting the fear of failure or fear of the unknown tear you down. Allow yourself to be seen and to take up space. You are capable of great things; you just need to be empowered to do so!

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Is this Normal?  The Fears Lightworkers Face

Is this Normal? The Fears Lightworkers Face

Is this normal?  Has this happened to you?  Let’s be honest, as lightworkers, we have all faced certain fears which leaves us questioning what we’re doing working in this industry.  Having heard these questions from other lightworkers, I think back to the beginning of my career as a Psychic/Medium, and the fears and concerns that I had about the things I didn’t fully yet understand, and those could be daunting, overwhelming at best. What I came to understand over the years is they were to be par for the course in this industry. Most of these questions seem silly now, but at the time they were absolutely the opposite of silly. So, let’s dive into some of those queries now, to hopefully unburden some of your concerns:

I want to quit!!

Raise your hand if you have ever just wanted to quit or pack it in, in this line of work. Here is the thing about being everything for everyone, we lose sight of ourselves, the very opposite message you put out to others in our line of work. So, if you feel this sudden urge to quit, it is highly likely that you have fallen down a rabbit hole of putting yourself last and you are way overdue for a restart, but more importantly a break, to re-evaluate how to put yourself first again.

I don’t feel like I belong!

This lifestyle can be very alienating and overwhelming, and can also make us second guess ourselves and our own inner wisdom. The resulting outcome is lack of self-confidence, because we feel like we belong on a different island away from everyone else. We tend to feel this the most in our youth. This is very confusing to us when we see our peers falling easily into the multitude of groups that are before us and we just end up feeling like the odd man out. The point I am trying to get at here, is that this is normal for us as lightworkers, and trust me you will eventually meet your group as you begin to grow and meet others like you.

Did I upset my Spirit Team?

We have all experienced the first “NO” from a client, the one word we do not want to hear! We immediately take that “no” as a sign that we are broken. I am here to tell you there is not a psychic/medium on the planet that has not heard this feedback at some point in their career.

But there is also not a psychic/medium who has not reached deeper into their awareness to unlock the answers, to help their clients fully understand the message spirit is trying to convey. I used to think spirit was upset with me, or that they no longer thought I was worthy of doing this. It could not have been further from the truth. Spirit simply wanted me to unlock new ways of connecting or wanted me to challenge myself and unlock my potential. Trust is key when you get the no delve deeper with your spirit team. You will be glad you did!

When will I become all knowing?

We, as Lightworkers, tend to think there will come a point where we have figured it all out and life will become this blissful Nirvana. We repeatedly question; “Am I ever going to finally know it all?” or “When will I be All Knowing?” When we start out in this industry, we all strive to gain the wisdom and level of awareness that we assume others have, whom we look up too! After all, if we could just get to where they are, those who we deem successful, we could finally relax, business would be booming, and life would be so much easier! The reality of gaining wisdom and inner knowing is a lifelong pursuit. I can promise you my friends, the journey is a magical and highly addictive one. Once you embark on this journey of spiritual awareness there is no end to which you can achieve!

Manifestation Blocks & How To Avoid Them

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Do you have difficulties manifesting your desires?  Are you blocked when it comes to thinking of the things that you want, rather than the things that you do don’t?  If you’ve answered yes to either question, then this video is for you.  Watch as I discuss the manifestation blocks that we encounter in our every day lives and offers tips on how to avoid them!   Learn more about me and my desire to help you expand your holistic dreams by clicking here!

Cleanse Your Soul With These 9 Tips

Cleanse Your Soul With These 9 Tips

Now that spring has arrived, April is a great time to cleanse your soul. As the earth begins to regenerate and all the plants wake up from their winter sleep and start to poke their little heads towards the sun it reminds me to do the same for my own soul.

The winter slumber was especially hard this year because of many factors, but each chink in our armour that has been affected really stands out as the sun begins to appear longer each day as we inch toward the dog days of summer. The exposure to the battle wounds this long winter may have presented to each of us may be feeling a little overwhelming to say the least. So, we must take responsibility to shine up our battered armour as we loosen the need for them in the first place.

Here are 9 things to do to cleanse your soul!

#1 Taking Stock of Your Life!
Start by taking stock of where you are at in your life! This can be a quick, taking ownership type of exercise, or as slow and tumultuous one. Either way it will be as you wish it to be. The great news is you are the one in charge of the entire process, so you get to choose not only the rules but also the mood in which you embark on for this journey. A quick pointer though, either way you choose they both lead down the same path as the other. However, one of the paths is a lot more enjoyable than the other.

#2 Where do you need to expand in your life?
The next step is to recognize where you need to expand upon in your horizons. So, if you are not where you want to be, what do you need to do differently to get you there. If your default answer is “I do not know the answer right now” or “This is too hard to handle right now”, please promptly take yourself back to #1 and restart the exercise. However, if you are fully in awareness of what needs to transpire to expand your life, Implement these items into an action asap.

#3 Do not delay it is time for action!
So now that you know what needs to be done you must take immediate and deliberate action towards these goals. The worst thing you could do rig! By delaying this energy, you are essentially putting out your energetic flame. Which is the opposite of cleansing in fact you will be adding more energetic stuff to clear. And no one has time for that $h1t. So, what does immediate and deliberate action really mean. In a nutshell it means commitment to something and then proof that you are speaking your truth, so you need to put some skin in the game.

#4 Release yourself from FEAR!
A quick reminder that FEAR equals False Evidence Appearing Real! So why do we let it rule our lives so much. The kind of cleanse your soul needs in this moment is some serious letting go of what you think others think of you! If you are stuck by this in this process stop what you are doing and go back to #1 and start over again. The fear of what others think of us is the #1 way to stop any great project in its tracks & or delay it. I promise your soul, right now that if you allow this to take hold and germinate it will become the biggest weed in your garden. And it will out-shine and outlast and other seed you sow. Release and let go, and then run towards those things that scare you the most! You will be pleasantly surprised you did!

#5 Maintaining your sense of Joy!
This is a lot harder than it sounds but once you practice mindfulness in this area, it gets easier as you go to cleanse your soul. If what you are doing does not bring you joy any more that is your souls signal to you that something is no longer working for you. As far as I have come to realize we have a hard time pretending to our souls that we are happy when we are not. Please do not fight or resist this. In fact, simply embracing that you are not happy is the first step towards the changes required to regain your own happiness. I say when we own it, we can grow from it!

#6 Recalibrate your vibration!
Are people running towards you or away from you? This is a doozy of a question to ask yourself especially as a light worker! If you are not sure of the answer pay attention to energy you feel from others. Are they trying to help or are offering to support you? Chances are if this is the case, they are picking up a frequency shift in you and feel you need the support from them, when typically, it is the other way around. Be sure to meditate and perform some tried and tested grounding rituals to support the recalibration of your energy and raise your vibration.

#7 Mirror, Mirror, who is the fairest of us all?
Doing mirror work is an important exercise to help you fall back in love with yourself. We have all glanced in a mirror from time to time and thought Omg, where did that grey come from? or Seriously is that a new wrinkle! I get it, getting older can be unsettling. But do you know what is worse than that, thinking that you are not as beautiful as the vibration you are omitting. Nothing makes a person’s vibration take a sharp decline more than one falling out of love with one’s appearance. I am not talking about the small silly things, I am talking about the ability to look in a mirror and be grateful for every scar, wrinkle, & grey hair that takes center stage on your face or body. You must study yourself to truly appreciate your own beauty if you are to expect others to see this within you. Wisdom does not come without battle scars, own them and love every inch of your shell. It is after all, not what represents you in other’s eyes, it is in fact your energy that proceeds you, so it is important you are aligned with your image. To ensure that there is no confusion for the world when connecting to your wisdom.

#8 Speak your truth!
Always and I repeat always speak your truth! Now this is one of the harder things for people to maintain. Especially lightworkers because we feel we need to soften the message we share as to not offend others. This is a big part of the SPRING CLEANSE! In order to become aligned with your spiritual wisdom we must first accept what see, feel, hear, and know! By changing the message to soften it for others we have now changed the direction of what wisdom we were meant to give. It is vital that you share the truth, because then you can only attract the truth to you. Remember to always speak with your heart and from a love vibration when sharing your truth to cleanse your soul.

#9 Scan yourself for any Psychic Attack energy!
If you are always exhausted, having trouble sleeping, you are on and off sick with colds or headaches, can’t seem to function as normal for an extended period of time, you feel depressed but not really sure why, and no matter what you do you cannot seem to shake these feelings. Chances are you are or have been under attack! Now before you get your knickers in a twist, this may or may not be an intentional thing. It could be a friend or family member who is just jealous of you, your energy, life, situation, abundance, you name it. Little do they know the power of their envy. First scan to see if this is the likely culprit. If this is not connecting the dots perhaps it is something a little more sinister in nature. You may have had a falling out with someone, or were attacked verbally or silently through undermining you, either way you feel it and now it’s time to stop it. First remove your energy from the situation, do this by releasing yourself of the obligation to be invested in the victim energy it promotes. Then start by cutting energetic cords to those you know of that are being negative towards you. Then do a blanket cord cutting of all those who are sending negative or harmful energies in my direction. State that you wish to send them only the highest purest loving energy in return.

When you cleanse your soul, I am confident you will feel lighter in your step and happier! May all the seeds you plant this spring for your soul grow to the height of your dreams for them.

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