Commenting on the Lions Gate 8:8 Portal

SiriusA client sent me this article last week about the “Lions Gate Portal.”   Reports of the a cosmic portal that opens on 8/8 began circulating on the internet in 2015.  I have hopes of a cosmic awakening as much as the next red blooded new age person, and certainly there is a lot to learn from numerology (8 being the number of transformation), but when these writers claim that this is an astrological phenomenon that’s a different matter entirely.

There is some astrology involved, but it is a little confused.

Supercharged Energy Shifts—8:8 Lion’s Gate—Opens July 26 to August 11

Cosmic energy has been amplified and has felt immensely intense for some weeks now—and many people are feeling exhausted, wondering how much more they can handle. [Lynn’s note: This is certainly true, but primarily due to the intense eclipse energy as well as the Mars Max cycle as described by Richard Nolle which is peaking now.]

This high frequency energy is on a pivot that peaks on the 8th of August during the sun’s passage through the Leo constellation of the zodiac, [Lynn’s note:  August 8th is the astrological midpoint of Leo which corresponds to the cross-quarter holidays of the ancient Celtic wheel of the year.  The “heliacal rising” of Sirius, when Sirius rises at dawn,  is roughly between July 3 and August 11thdue to a connection between the star Sirius, the Great Central Sun, Earth’s sun, Earth’s grid point, Orien’s [sic] Belt, and the the Great Pyramid of Giza.  [This article doesn’t define this “connection” between the star Sirius and the Earth’s sun, but since the Sun is at 15 Leo and Sirius is currently at 14 Cancer, there is no astrological connection.]Fortunately from there, we will start to notice life settling back down to a more relaxed and manageable level.  I believe we will, but as I wrote in my monthly Planetary Illuminations for August, the planetary influences have mellowed out and the entire month will be a considerable relief from the previous month of eclipse energies.

The Lion’s Gate portal activates when Earth and the sun align with Sirius, which is far bigger and brighter than Earth’s sun and is known as the “spiritual sun.” [I believe this is referring to the rising of Sirius at dawn during this time period.]Ancient stargazers believed that due to Sirius and the sun rising and setting at approximately the same time, the combined heat caused many places on Earth to experience extreme weather conditions. [It’s true that while in Egypt the rising of Sirius was welcomed because of the flooding of the Nile, in other parts of the northern hemisphere the intense heat of this time was considered an evil omen (the Dog days of summer, named after Sirius, the Dog Star).  The ancients didn’t know about the “lag of the seasons” after the Summer Solstice which was the real cause of the August heat rather than the heliacal rising of Sirius.]This is likely the reason that over the next few days, many areas are expecting to record their hottest day in history.  [Er, no… THAT is because of climate change.]

I do not mean to say that I don’t believe there are portals of energy in which great awakenings can happen.  And perhaps this is one of those.  But just don’t use pseudo-astrological terms that mean nothing and simply create confusion.  Other articles like this one are making dramatic claims of DNA activation and incoming light codes. Oh, and for only $66 you can learn how to make the most of it.

If we could magically achieve personal transformation by paying someone $66 to have our lightbodies activated I would be first in line.  But personal transformation is a process of conscious awakening, and not to be taken lightly.

UPDATE:  StarMan in the comments referred me to the work of Ray Mardyks whom I vaguely remember from the 1990s.  His book is unavailable but I did find this article from 1999 which talks about a portal opening just after August 8, 1998 when a lunar eclipse occurred at 15 Leo, followed by a solar eclipse on August 21 very near the fixed star Regulus, an important star in the Leo constellation.  Mardyks also mentions that Edgar Cayce predicted that the Hall of Records under the Sphinx would be opened in 1998 (which sadly did not occur) and talks about the significance of the Hall of Records being guarded by (between the paws of) the Sphinx, hence the Lions Gate.

UPDATE #2:  I found this article posted on Ray Mardyks’ Facebook page which further clarifies some of these points.  I changed the title of this article to be less critical of the concept. 

By | 2018-08-07T14:47:33+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Astrology|19 Comments


  1. Valerie BE August 6, 2018 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Marvelous, Lynn. A sensitive and grounded discussion of a subject that may be sacred to some.

    I too would be at the head of the line for transformation, DNA activation, etc., and certainly those processes are at work on us all in these days. But it will likely require more time and patience than a sudden, shaktipat-type enlightenment. Don’t we all wish!

    • Lynn Hayes August 6, 2018 at 5:53 pm - Reply

      Tnanks Valerie. I certainly don’t mean to cause offense, merely to point out errors that have to do with the astrology of the articles.

  2. Mary August 6, 2018 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Articles like this are why I love you Lynn!!! You always bring us the real deal.

  3. Robert August 6, 2018 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    With respect, you would not have posted this commentary if you knew what the Lions Gate is. Clearly you do not. I suspect that whoever wrote the article you were quoting from did not know either. However, given the way that the humans seem to abuse every advantage they are given from up above, it is probably best for the confusion and rejection to be promulgated.

    • Lynn Hayes August 6, 2018 at 5:55 pm - Reply

      Robert, thank you for your comment and I would like to know more about the Lions Gate since you apparently know more about it that I don’t know. But I do believe that if someone is going to promote an idea and call it astrology, that it should be astrologically correct.

  4. Irmi1969 August 6, 2018 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    I wonder if the “gate” concept is derived from the fact that Cancer was/is esoterically known as the “Gate of Man” (whereas Capricorn is/was the “Gate of God). Some say that Praesepe, in particular, was known as a gateway, and it moved into the first decan of Leo quite a while ago. Interestingly, the Chinese name for Praesepe and a few stars around it is translated as something like the “Ghost” asterism.
    I hesitate to step on any sensitive toes – Valerie quite rightly says the whole subject you’re discussing may be sacred to some. But it does strike me that the second article to which you link was written by someone who poorly understands Barbara Hand Clow’s Pleiadian writings. I recognise several terms that Barbara uses. Still, it’s possible that the Pleiadians are communicating with Kyrona as well.

    • Lynn Hayes August 6, 2018 at 5:59 pm - Reply

      Well, the Lion’s Gate I believe refers to Leo. I have some concerns about channeled material – I am not at all a total skeptic because after all I channel information in my readings with clients. And perhaps the belief in a magical portal that opens at the heliacal rising of Sirius is a positive thing as it promotes the desire and intention for greater understanding and wisdom. I do become concerned, though, when something spiritual begins to smell like snake oil.

  5. Star Man August 7, 2018 at 3:05 am - Reply

    If you find Keys Under the Sphinx by Ray Mardyks, you will encounter the source material for the Lion’s Gate Portal, Sirius rising, etc. It was written in 1997.

    • Lynn Hayes August 7, 2018 at 8:01 am - Reply

      Unfortunately this book isn’t available anywhere. I did find this article. I will update the post.

      I’m not trying to debunk energy portals or the significance of ancient Egypt to the transformation of consciousness. But I do feel that if people are going to use science or astrology to explain their magic, it should be correct.

  6. Star Man August 7, 2018 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Also the specific date of July 26 for the rising of Sirius comes from Mr. Mardyks’ research, which used this specific date due to it being the new year date of the ‘new age’ 13-Moon neo-Mayan calendar based on the Dreamspell game. July 26 is the specific day Sirius rises in major Mayan sites such as Chichen Itza. This was published c. 1994 and then repeatedly restated without credit to Mr. Mardyks. As stated in Wikipedia, Mr. Mardyks was the astrologer who coined the phrase, “galactic alignment” in relationship to 2012 and seems to be one of the few who understands the “galactic” astrological implications of these “New Age” holidays, including the Harmonic Convergence, 11:11, Lion’s Gate, etc. Do you find his ‘astrology’ to be correct?

    • Lynn Hayes August 7, 2018 at 2:40 pm - Reply

      I see he has a Facebook page where he posts quite prolifically, including this article. I think his work is quite interesting, and he certainly seems to have his finger on the astronomy in a way that I do not.

  7. Star Man August 7, 2018 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Keys Under the Sphinx was not a book; only an article. Two relevant, though out-of-print books by Mr. Mardyks include Sedona Starseed: A Galactic Initiation (1995) and Maya Calendar: Voice of the Galaxy (1997).

    • Lynn Hayes August 7, 2018 at 2:43 pm - Reply

      I do remember him from the 1990s. Please note that I am not being critical to the concept of stargates and energy portals, but to the New Age world’s tendency to circulate rumors and distorted factoids.

  8. Dr. Deb August 7, 2018 at 11:30 am - Reply

    There are just as many misleading spiritual sites are there misleading political site and groups on BOTH sides.

    8-8 is always magical for me, because that is my Mother’s birthday.
    So, if there is any magic here, I’ll take it.

    It’s how we live in each moment. Do we look for the bad every situation or are we grateful and find the blessing?

    We can be the change we want to see, we can create change that has a ripple affect that touches others in a positive way.
    Love, Joy, and Harmony.

  9. Dr. Deb August 7, 2018 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Additionally, EVERYDAY, we attract that which we put out.

    If we send Love, Unity, Acceptance, we will receive Love, Unity, and Acceptance. High energy.

    But if we send out complaining, discontent, and unappreciation (low energy), this is what we get back.

    I see this all the time with family and friends. Those that do or do NOT have health or money that are grateful, receive more to be grateful about.
    Remain heart centered and balanced in Love, keeping your vibration high.

    We are creators, therefore be very very careful what you think, say, and do.

  10. Dr. Deb August 7, 2018 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.

    Excerpted from Asheville, NC on 9/5/98

  11. Dr. Deb August 7, 2018 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    When the challenges of someone else’s life have you tied in knots, it usually means it’s time to start focusing on your own life.

    The Universe

    Thoughts become things… choose the good ones!

    — TUT, Mike Dooley

  12. Dr. Deb August 7, 2018 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Those beings, that are acting out in those ways that you find so awful, are suffering and this is an extensions of their pain. We also have to say to you—no one who is NOT a vibrational match to that could be their victim.

    Excerpted from Los Angeles, CA on 1/31/99

  13. Dr. Deb August 7, 2018 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Just started doing it.

    Send Love, Joy, and Harmony.

    Magic follows,

    The Universe

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