Hi, it is hard to believe that it is August already! We are in the 8th month of the year, so it is really an abundant month of expansion, completion, and progress! It is also the month where we have an influx of spiritual energy from the star Sirius cumulating during the 8/8 lions gate that occurs annually every August, and this year the portal is open from July 26th until August 12th. And all this should be embraced as an added bonus to our spiritual growth, it is a time for increased meditation and spiritual focus. It is about grounding ourselves and laying the foundations for the coming months. This spiritual time of year as like all the other heightened spiritual growth portals goes back to ancient times like when the Romans celebrated the three-day feast for Diana – the Roman Goddess of the Hunt, the moon and birthing. Her festival was celebrated for three days from August 12-15th to integrate the spiritual energies of the 8/8 lions gate. It was and still is essentially a time of spiritual birthing for all. The Catholic Church hijacked the holiday and turned the feast of Diana into the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The spiritual celebration of Diana, or the Assumption of Mary, both grew out the ancients knowledge and wisdom of the spiritual astrological year. All Christian religious festivals date back to ‘pagan’ festivals, and to pearls of lost wisdom. What we have today is an amalgamation of the two; pagan and Christian feasts, but, sadly the wisdom and the knowledge behind these have been almost lost and forgotten about along the way. Every religious feast has had its origins in pagan feasts, all was just hijacked to more easily integrate the old and the ‘new’ faith of Christianity by the early church. But, we are slowly but surely reclaiming lost the lost wisdom behind these special dates in the religious calendar. And, it is no coincidence that other religions – other than Christians hold feasts also at the same time of year. Just look at Christmas for example; there is a winter solstice festival in all religions; be it called Christmas, Hanukkah or Ramadan. All three have their real origins in the winter solstice regardless of what story has been spun. All feasts and festivals occur and materialize on account of the astrological year. All, spiritual energy comes from the movement of the planets, the stars, the sun, and the moon; this is what essentially governs us. For the planets, the sun, the moon, and the stars are nothing but chakras dispensing with spiritual energy, as like the chakras in our being. Yes, our religious fests are important to us, but, it is not them as such that gives us the spiritual energy, it is the cosmos that God created for us. It does not matter which religion you serve God under, for all is the same God. It is the same sun, moon, and stars that shine brightly on us all. The spiritual energy that the cosmos brings and gives to us, is open to us all no matter who or what we are. It is nondenominational and it is beyond race and culture. In fact, it is beyond space and time. And, it is our divine right to have access to it. It is here and accessible for one and all. So use it; become more aware of what is happening above and around you, and this way you can maximize its impact on your life. Being in the dark is not going to serve you. As they say, knowledge is power, and you have that power and you choose how you spend your time. So spend it wisely; check out what is going on in the spiritual energy field of the universe, use this as your tool for spiritual growth to enhance your daily life. Meditate more at heightened astrological times of the year. Transcend, transform and transmute your energy so that it vibrates faster and higher, bringing you greater joy and many rewards that no material source can give you. Embrace the ‘Leo Lionsgate’, pray to Mother Mary to help you to spiritually grow or any other Ascended Master who you feel drawn to, as spiritual growth is the key to an easier life! And this is the gem of it all this is the corner stone that you need for your life. Spirituality allows you to live the life of your dreams, and you don’t even have to leave the house to do it! Its just genius! So, I tell you to let the Lion roar this August! Long live the King of the jungle!!!.