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6 Ways to Harness the New Moon/Lion's Gate Portal Energy

Ah... another New Moon is upon us. The New Moon is in the sign of Leo tonight. Not only do we have the energy of Leo, but we also have the peak of the Lion's Gate Portal! (If you want to know more about the portal, check out my previous blog post! Go now... I'll wait.)


So there is a lot going on today! No doubt you are feeling it energetically. We have this weird paradox of the new moon (also known as the dark moon) where we can easily feel drained and depleted and the energy being given to us by this portal. On one hand, we are feeling motivated and excited, ready for manifestation and abundance, while on the other hand, we feel tired and depleted and just need rest. Both can be true - you are feeling motivated and you are drained. It is important that you honor what you are feeling today and just go with the flow.


The good news is, you don't have to be super active in order to harness the power of what is going on in the cosmos today! There is still a lot you can do, while not expending too much energy! Let's go through some!


1) Relax. Yep. It's that simple. Relax and honor your feelings today. Any emotion that comes up, allow yourself to truly feel it. Don't fight it. Let it come in. When we are in a relaxed state, we don't fight ourselves so much. We do that enough on a daily basis. I urge you to just BE today. Don't try to push yourself to get anything done- laundry/cleaning house/errands etc. Do what you want today. And if the emotions flow, let them come! You gotta feel it to heal it!


2) Journal about how bad ass you are! You heard me! You are bad ass! No one can do you better than you! Instead of picking yourself apart and shaming yourself for days about small mistakes, start celebrating you! Write a list of all your amazing qualities! Find your power! Accept the fact that you are an awesome human being! You deserve everything you want! Make a list of AT LEAST 20 things that you like about yourself. And if you can't come up with 20... check that ego! It's getting in the way of you accepting your greatness and stepping into your power! Guaranteed 20 is an easy number.... so do it!!


3) Play with some cards! Pull out your divination tools - tarot and oracle cards... pendulum... whatever you've got! Allow the cards to give you some guidance. Accept the messages that come in! Don't have cards of your own? Watch some pick a card readings on YouTube... like this one here:


4) Meditate. Yep. Meditate. It doesn't have to be for a long time either. 10-15 minutes can do wonders! And for those of you whose immediate response to this was "I can't meditate" bear in mind that meditation doesn't always have to look like sitting crosslegged on the floor chanting Om. (Although it could look like that for some). Meditation can be going for a walk and letting your mind relax. Doing some stretching... washing the dishes.... It is just about letting your mind wander and be calm. Accept any guidance or messages that may come in for you.


5) Do a New Moon Ritual. Now again, this can be as simple or elaborate as you want. It can be simply journaling, or lighting a candle and focusing on your inner strength and intentions. Or it can be as full on as taking a few hours and doing various things! Such as a spiritual bath, cards, journaling, working with crystals, candle magic etc. etc. etc. This is totally up to you! Do whatever calls to you! Here is an example of a new moon ritual I did last year:


6) Listen to a podcast. This is something very simple and easy to do and is a great way to get inspired! I would heavily suggest that you check out the Sassy Spiritual Bitches Podcast... those girls are hilarious and knows their shit! haha. Available on Anchor fm, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, YouTube etc. (Or you can just go to the podcast page on my website here... all the episodes are right there for your convenience!) There is even a podcast on the Lion's Gate Portal.... how perfect for today's energy!


No matter what you do today... allow yourself to just be. Honor yourself today! Even if you do absolutely NOTHING. Celebrate you!! Fuel that inner fire!!! Tell yourself how fucking amazing you are. Know that you are powerful and strong and can handle whatever the world throws at you today. Accept abundance. Accept love. You deserve it!!!


Much Love,

R-