Spirit Medicine

Let’s Talk About the Lion’s Gate Portal and Ancestry Work

Amber the Alchemist suggests looking to your elders to find your power, purpose

Amber the Conduit
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4 min readAug 8, 2021
The Grounding card. Image: Ethony’s Awakened Soul Oracle Deck

Each of us has access to insight and wisdom from our ancestors, spiritual guides, elders, or mentors to push us closer to cementing our next steps of evolution and growth. Keep all eyes open and your favorite grounding practice on deck to receive their medicine this week.

Sunday, August 8, is actually the Lion’s Gate Portal. Astrologer Tamisha Monet says this:

For the Lions Gate Portal to be activated, the Sun has to align with the star Sirius which is bigger and brighter than our own Sun. In numerology, 8 is a powerful number that represents infinity, power, divine connection, karma, abundance, rebirth & higher realms. The name Lion’s Gate stems from this portal opening during Leo Season. Sirius is known as the Spiritual Sun, and is believed to hold knowledge and wisdom from higher Divine realms. When the Sun and Sirius meet during this period, their energies intensify and Earth is able to receive ‘light energy’ from both of these celestial bodies.

With the energy of the Lion’s Gate Portal and this week’s spirit medicine being grounded by spiritual wisdom, this is a potent week to tap in. The portal allows us to receive higher wisdom at a faster pace as the “veil” between the visible and invisible realms is thinner.

Many of us are feeling at a crossroads between desire and obligation, practicality and magic, purpose and labor. It feels that there’s a pressing need to make a decision to choose one path, and Spirit directs us to the teachings of our ancestors and guides for direction, empowerment, leadership, and understanding.

The Elder, or Hierophant, card. Image: Akamara tarot deck

If you are new to ancestor work or epigenetics, take the next steps to learn more about where you come from, the choices, decisions, lifestyles, and practices of your ancestors. Epigenetics teaches us that memories are passed down for 14 generations through DNA. That would mean that embedded in us are the experiences of our…



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