We cycle. We are always somewhere between the beginning, middle or end of something. Planetary alignments, create a cyclical nature to months and years, making specific days of the year, and of certain months auspicious for creating beginnings, others auspicious for going inward and contemplating, not acting and yet other days are better for learning pursuits and others for restoration. It can get overwhelming in this world where various systems are spoken about in the same breath and we try to make these differing systems overlap neatly for better understanding. In all my years of study I can say this, the best response to any question is, "It depends". We are both complex and simplistic, our consciousness creates within us complexities mostly dictated by our brains, our thoughts, our beliefs. But on the other side we are simply an organism that is influenced by the elements within us and outside of us, this is why lunar cycles and planetary alignments have such a profound impact on us, they shift our elemental balance, whether we know it, or believe it, it actually happens irregardless of our brain's gyrations about it.
So when we hear of a planetary event such as full moon, new moon, Venus and Mercury retrograde and this special day, the lion's gate it is simply an opportunity to become a witness to our internal landscape, to ask ourselves our why, our what, our who.
The lion's gate is a planetary alignment bringing the fire element of Leo into full transformative power. It is an auspicious day today to journal around things within that have felt incomplete, unattended to or in need of decisive action. The rise of Sirius considered our spiritual sun, is seen as the rebirth of our spirit energy and the spirit energy of the planet. The rising of Sirius also corresponded with the rainy season and the flooding of the Nile, further supporting this idea of rebirth through the nourishing rain. Some cultures also used the rising of Sirius to signify the start of the new year. The ancients were very in tune with the star Sirus, as they believed it was the gateway to heaven and the home of higher vibrational beings. They believed the energy of Sirius carried highly advanced wisdom that we could tap into and utilize whenever Sirius was strong in the sky.
While our Sun is responsible for beaming down life for our physical bodies, Sirius is responsible for beaming down life for our spiritual bodies. This is why the opening of the Lionsgate Portal can bring awakenings and lift our consciousness to new heights.
In a practical sense we can take the energy of today and work with vibrational healing, soundbaths, mantra, breath work and the like to tap into our vibrational being, to loosen the hold the body based feelings have over us.
Our physical bodies represent merely one of the many sheaths or layers of the self. These layers are called koshas. and the koshas are as pictured below.
We can begin to understand how life flows through us when we see the various layers of the body, though the image shows the physical body as the largest aspect of the koshas, I would argue this representation is not accurate, that instead it should be almost the exact reverse, our energetic body pranamaya kosha encompasses our physical body annamaya kosha, and our conscious mind sits between our physical body and energetic body, where our intuition and bliss body and Atman or connection to the divine are limitless. You could see these bodies, manomaya, vijnanamaya, anandamaya and Atman as our invisible mycelial network that connects us to every living thing.
Today is the day to allow the energetic koshas to be nourished so that the conscious mind and physical body come into alignment with your energetic bodies. Our western mindset has us believing that when it is an auspicious day to make decisions and act that it is through thinking that we are able to decide and through movement that we should act. From an energetic perspective all five koshas must be in alignment from the most gross to the most subtle to have a deep knowing about what to act on, how and when.
I leave you with a vibrational healing meditation soundscape to align and be in touch with your highest Self, that which is pure love, pure connection.