New Moon in Leo & Lion’s Gate Portal 88 – August 8, 2021

On Sunday, August 8, 2021, we have a New Moon in Leo peaking at 7:50am here in Alberta. 🌑💫✨ It takes place at 16 degrees Leo. ♌️ It is also occurring on the peak day of the Lion’s Gate Portal, when Earth’s Sun aligns with the Star Sirius, which is known as our Spiritual Sun. This also occurs in between 2 Aquarius Full Moons.

The month of August is great for bringing opportunities in love, manifesting, and high-frequency energies. There is a lot of energy for transition, change, and for appreciating our own unique individuality. Try to keep yourself vibing high!

As always, it’s about how you use the energy, and if we focus on the positives, than we can recognize that this is an important, courageous, and proactive time. We can feel sudden urges to do things differently and make new plans and goals.

The desire to change and improve upon ourselves, and our creative and romantic matters, is strong. Do things to improve your relationships with others, and to build self-confidence and healthy pride.

We are being prepared to step forward into new opportunities, ones that we have asked for. We have to be ready to fill those shoes!

Spirit is encouraging us to shine, but we can’t do that if we are keeping ourselves in low or negative energy. We can’t continue to keep ourselves in the dark.

If we think negatively about ourselves.. if we are fearful to put ourselves out there, or if worried what someone might think of us… all it does is continue to hold us back from the happiness we seek. We have to let go of the fears and anxieties, and replace them with trust and faith.

Let go of any things you need to as this week progresses. Trust that everything is going to work out OK! Get things done and be productive so that when the weekend rolls around, you can relax, manifest positivity, and enjoy all things Leo! 🌞🦁

If you want to learn more about this New Moon and the sign of Leo, get my MOON MAGIC WORKSHEET! Only $5 per worksheet, or sign up for the year for $100 (CAD). Available every New and Full Moon. ✍️📝

Let me know if you are interested!
carrielynngallop@hotmail.com

Have a magical New Moon! 🌑🙏✨

NewMoon #Astrology #Moon #MoonCycles #MoonMagic #Leo #Energy #Bright #Sun #Happiness #Confidence #Power #Strength #Willpower #SelfLove #MoonMagicWorksheet #Learning #Growth #Magic #Intention #Manifesting #Positivity #Warmth #Love

Thank you for visiting my page! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Make sure to like my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/carriegallopspiritualadvisor

If you would like to book a personal reading, email me at carrielynngallop@hotmail.com, or message me on Facebook or Twitter!

Find me here:

http://www.facebook.com/Carrie.gallop or http://facebook.com/carriegallopspiritualadvisor

Twitter @carriegallop

View my art & photography on Fine Art America http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/carrie-gallop.html and Pixels http://pixels.com/profiles/carrie-gallop.html

Sun in Aries / Spring Equinox / Ostara / Astrological New Year – March 20, 2021

Tomorrow we have a few things happening! The Sun moves into the sign of Aries, which also means it’s the Astrological New Year! This is a fresh start for us as we move through a new astrological cycle. 🌞🌱

Last year in March, the energy was tough with the Sun conjunct Chiron and a Capricorn Stellium. This year is shaping up to be much more optimistic, with the Sun being closely conjunct to Venus. 👫

Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, and brings fresh, motivated energy. Aries is fiery, bold, enthusiastic, and always ready to take action. ♈️🐏

March 20 is also Spring Equinox and the Pagan Celebration of Ostara. This is a time of balance, and a time to celebrate life and Spring! 🐣

In researching the origins of Ostara, I found some conflicting information, as is usually the case when it comes to how holidays came to be.

In some interpretations, Ostara (Eostre or Eastre) is the Germanic Goddess of Spring and dawn. It is said that Pagan Anglo-Saxons held festivals in her honour. The symbols of Ostara are hares/rabbits (fertility), eggs/seeds (creation), serpent/dragon (kundalini energy is high!), flowers, and the colors green, yellow, purple, pink, blue, and orange. This is where coloured eggs and most Easter traditions originated from. It is said that when Catholicism tried to take over, they changed the name to Easter and changed the day it was celebrated to coincide with the resurrection of Jesus.

In the Catholic Faith, there are 2 holidays that get mixed up with the Vernal (Spring) Equinox. The first, occurring on March 25th, is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is the day that Archangel Gabriel announced to Mary she was “with child”. This occurs 9 months prior to Jesus’s birth, December 25th.

The other holiday that gets mixed up with this is Easter. Easter too, celebrates the victory of a God of Light (Jesus) over darkness (Death), so it makes sense to be celebrated at this time.

It is said that Easter is named after Eostre, the ancient Teutonic (German) Goddess of the Spring Moon. This coincides with the German Goddess origins of Ostara, except for the fact that Eostre was a lunar Goddess. Eostre is where we get the name Estrogen from, the female hormone. Her holiday, the Eostara, was held on the Full Moon AFTER the Vernal Equinox. Of course, the Church doesn’t celebrate Full Moons, so they chose for Easter to be on the following Sunday. Thus, Easter is always the following Sunday, after the Full Moon, after the Vernal Equinox. It should be noted, that the Church was so adamant about not incorporating Lunar Goddess symbolism, that they added a further calculation; if Easter Sunday falls on the Full Moon itself, the Easter is postponed to the following Sunday.

The other theme we see around Easter, is the decent of the God or Goddess into the Underworld for a period of 3 days. We see this when Jesus died on the cross and went to the Underworld for 3 days until he ascended into Heaven. We also see this in Pagan religion, and other historic traditions too. The fact that we are dealing with a 3 day period, indicates a lunar theme for Easter, and not a solar one.

Another piece of conflicting information said that there is no evidence of Ostara being celebrated at all in Pagan times, and that evidence doesn’t show up until the 1800’s.

It can be hard to pin down the origins of our traditions, but it is quite obvious to me that most, if not all of our traditions, began as an effort to honour nature and it’s cycles. Somewhere along the lines, Ostara became about celebrating Spring, and Eostara is the lunar celebration of the Vernal Equinox. 🌞🌝

Enjoy this time of celebration and growth! Enjoy the increase in the light! Celebrate new beginnings! Look to this next season with optimism and hope. 🌷🐞

Also, on March 21, Venus enters Aries too, ramping up the love energy! It brings a renewal of the heart, and reminds us of our innocence and that we instinctively know what we want. 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨👨‍👩‍👦‍👦

Happy Spring Equinox! 🌷🌞🌱

#Sun #Moon #Solar #Lunar #Spring #Equinox #VernalEquinox #Ostara #SunInAries #Aries #AriesSeason #AstrologicalNewYear #Information #Info #History #Eostara #Easter #Catholic #Pagan #Traditions #Celebrations #Celebrate #Light #Balance #Hope #Seeds #Intention #Growth #Color #NewBeginnings

Thank you for visiting my page! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Make sure to like my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/carriegallopspiritualadvisor

If you would like to book a personal reading, email me at carrielynngallop@hotmail.com, or message me on Facebook or Twitter!

Find me here:

http://www.facebook.com/Carrie.gallop or http://facebook.com/carriegallopspiritualadvisor

Twitter @carriegallop

View my art & photography on Fine Art America http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/carrie-gallop.html and Pixels http://pixels.com/profiles/carrie-gallop.html

MOMS!!! Must read this! Protect your kids from lice!

I just wanted to post a quick blog about Ladibugs shampoo and conditioner. This shampoo is chemical free and made of high quality ingredients and natural oils and works to deter lice from being attracted to the hair. We got it as a result of our son picking up lice at school and passing it around the house. My sister works at a salon and ordered me some of these products. At first I didn’t like the smell at
all, and found it to be a little drying on my long hair. The more I have continued to use it on my child, (and he doesn’t seem to mind the smell!) the more I have come to like it! The shampoo is very eucalyptus smelling and conditoner is more minty. It smells very natural, and the bottle seems to be lasting and going a long way. As a mom, I had no idea I could use something to deter lice, so I felt the need to share this information! Might be something to try before your child ends up with lice!

20140225-200843.jpg