The Lion's Gate Portal opens soon, here's what to expect.....

Beginning July 26th- August 12th the annual Sirius Lion’s Gate portal will be opening.  Over the years my astrologer friends have always mentioned it as a “Gate of Inspiration” but honestly I have never really paid much attention to it.  This past week, as I often do, I started pre-processing the energies my clients would be experiencing.  Typically the waves come in about 3 weeks or more ahead of time for me than for those that I am working with.  I’ve learned to just accept this and not be too attached to the process.  

Here’s some info about the Lion’s gate and what it means astrologically:

A number of important things happen in our galaxy around the Lion’s Gate opening.  The clearest of all is the pulling of Sirius – the brightest star we can see – towards Earth. At peak alignment, which happens on August 8th, Sirius lines up directly with the pyramids in Giza. 

Sirius is a blue star that is twenty times brighter than the Sun. Sirius is a powerful portal for new energies pouring into our Universe. The rising of Sirius takes place on July 26th. It is concurrent with the annual opening of the Sirius stargate known as the Lion’s gate – called the Lion’s Gate because the Sun moves into Leo at this time. The constellation of the Lion, guards the entrance to the Sirius Stargate. 

This lion’s gate wave of energy I’ve been pre-processing has been very interesting.  I’ve found myself feeling overwhelmed on a physical level and yet at the same time having amazing moments of pure peace and excitement.  Some old patterns around my physical body have arisen for me to move through, these patterns involve me not stopping and caring for my body until I experience a “forced shut down”.  These forced shut down’s in the past would mean an illness crops up.  This time, I felt my body sliding into one of these phases and I chose to shut down.  I purposely up’d my time in nature and I increased my meditations and rest time.  Luckily, as is usually the case, the universe supported me in this endeavor by allowing some flexibility in my schedule due to the holiday week.  

I’ve also experienced great loss (my beautiful animal companion recently crossed over) and immense highs (we recently lead our first retreat).  I’ve been asked yet again to evaluate my life and surrender to the flow of the universe. Allow the things that are not in alignment to move their way out with grace and ease and non-attachment.  This process isn’t easy.  But what has been shown to me is that with great surrender comes great reward.  I’ve been shown time and time again by my guides that the forcefulness with which I approached life before is no longer going to work for me.  If I want to be in “joy” I must also learn to be in flow.  This is a constant learning and re-learning for me as I am a natural born control freak.  

Finally, the most difficult wave I recently experienced was one of disconnection.  Not disconnection on the physical but disconnection on the spiritual.  For a period of almost 2.5 weeks after we lead our first retreat, I experienced not a total disconnection from spirit but not my usual flow either.  At the retreat I felt so much love and beautiful energy flowing through me from spirit that this dip was concerning.  As I sat with it, I realized I could still do my work but my work required effort where before there was ease.  My intuitive abilities normally firing on all cylinders, all 5 senses at once, were limited to 1 or 2 senses at a time.  I spent a week or so in judgement of myself.  Clients were arriving, experiencing shifts just as before but I was in such effort it was very draining.  And then, in meditation recently, I was shown that a very old energy pattern from many lifetimes was at play.  This “disconnection” was something I had put in place in several lifetimes to protect myself from persecution.  I had actually dimmed my gifts.  Once the realization set in I went about clearing this energy to allow the flow to return.  For several days afterwards though I was still experiencing the disconnect, so yet again I went into a space of judgement.  Finally in another meditation I was shown that there were remnants of this energy remaining to be cleared and rather than “efforting” through the process myself I needed to receive help.  As soon as I reached out for help (before even receiving the session from my peer) the energy lifted.  You see it wasn’t that I actually had to have someone else’s help to clear it, it was that spirit wanted me to acknowledge that efforting through it on my own wasn’t necessary.  My guides are teaching me to receive, a lesson I have been learning over and over again for the last year.  

Learning to ride these waves as they present themselves has been an experience of realization, identification and then non-attachment.  The more I attach to the way I am feeling the harder I hold onto the “bad” feelings.  As we move into this auspicious time of the Lion’s gate I expect that many of you will experience similar shifts and energy patterns arriving.  Rather than fearing this time of energetic shift I invite you all to begin setting your intentions ahead of July 26th so that you may direct this energy into a space of opening and abundance.  As we allow the light of the Sirius gate to enter us we will be invited yet again to expand to receive that light.  Its up to you if you do it with ease and grace or force and contraction.

I’m excited to announce that I will be hosting a special Lion’s Gate Activation online just before the peak of the energy on 8/7/18.  This will be a "pay what you can" event and you can register by clicking the button below.  




Katie Sutton founded the Zen Within Academy after graduating from the Boulder Psychic Institute in 2017. She is also a certified professional wellness coach, sound healer, and intuitive channel with over 12 years of experience within the health and wellness industry.

Her personal experience with stress induced chronic illness led her to a path of awakening and self healing. She now takes the same techniques she has honed for her own wellness and shares those in 1:1 healing sessions, workshops, retreats, and in her Zen Within Academy programs.