August is the Month to Feel Your Best: Lion’s Gate Energy

August is the Feel Good Month because there is an energy about August that is supporting all of us to feel our best. 

☀️ August enjoys the power of the Sun encouraging us all to shine
☀️ August has the power and strength of Leo energy to give us natural energy, get us moving, motivated and hear us ROAR
☀️ August is a month where you are encouraged to take a long weekend or a vacation which allows you to reconnect with who you really are (and you are not your 8-5 job)
☀️ August is a month where you are prompted to get outside for Fun in the Sun which is what cats like to do
☀️ August is a month to infuse your body with natural Vitamin D3 from the Sun
☀️ August is a month where you are prepping your body-mind-spirit for the upcoming darker Winter months (in the northern hemisphere)
☀️ And August is the month of the Lion’s Gate energy

The Lion’s Gate Energy is open from July 28 – August 12 with the height being on August 8 (the 8/8 portal).

If you were born under the Leo astrology sign, you may be feeling your absolute best right now. Leo’s are ruled by the power of the Sun and it’s your time to Shine! It’s an awesome fiery energy of motivation and inspiration. I’m a Leo with my birthday at the height of this energy and I FEEL IT! (And no wonder I love cats of all sizes)!

But maybe you’re feeling fatigued, achy, fearful, anxious, and all the negative feels.

This is a high frequency energy portal that combines the Sun in its home sign of Leo, the star Sirius rising in the skies (which becomes visible around August 8), and the numerological auspicious meaning of the number 8/8. Add to that a New Moon on August 8 in the sign of Leo. Collectively it is creating a vibration with an auspicious energy.

This is what makes August 8 a particularly lucky day for manifesting success and turning your dreams into reality.

The 88 in numerology also represents DNA activations and we receive light codes on this day from Sirius which is our spiritual sun. It’s a bold energy of new beginnings, highlighting what’s unique about you, your creative powers, it’s a very lucky day filled with inner child energy because Leo’s love to play … we are cat energy!

If you’re thinking, “Allie, I don’t feel any of that. I feel the exact opposite. What’s wrong with me?” Nothing is wrong with you. These upgrades can feel like crap. When you know what is happening, you will ride the energy much better.

But here’s something to think about:

How you feel in this energy is related to your mindset, where you are energetically, and whether you relate more to the energy of the 3rd, 4th or 5th dimensions currently on Earth.

So where are you with all of that?

Here’s what can help right now in the Lion’s Gate energy:

☀️ Be like a cat (rest, relax, lay in yoga positions, play, bask in the sun)
☀️ Soak in the energy of the Sun because it’s energizing and happy
☀️ Get out and play
☀️ Stay away from negativity
☀️ Write down your intentions, dreams and goals that will take you to the 2022 Lion’s Gate
☀️ My favorite essential oils for this Lion’s Gate and Leo season are Young Living’s Rise Above or Magnify Your Purpose oil blends. Rise Above blend can help you create an environment where you can transform negative thoughts into positive and motivating intentions, open up to new ideas, can be used to transform old thoughts that hold you back, so you can rise above to help achieve your soul’s true purpose. Magnify Your Purpose blend helps when goals are not manifesting and you need to shift your energy in how you talk about or believe in your goals (shift from getting to giving). This blend busts thru the energy blocks to release procrastination, fear and get us moving forward.

☀️ My crystal of choice is Stella Beam Calcite, a high vibrational stone of motivation to break old patterns and move forward in new energy.

August is a beautiful month to raise your energy and vibration as high as you can which will then hold you well into the Fall and Winter season.


About Allie Phillips:

My name is Allie Phillips and I like proof, not fluff! I am a Certified Health Coach, Life/Law of Attraction Mindset Coach, Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, Advanced Crystal Master, Universal energy educator, Young Living Essential Oil Brand Partner Leader (#1414338), and an Attorney. I believe in empowering people with education that is well-researched, easy to understand and implement with many options for success, and with experience that it works. My passion is blending all of my expertise together as a Holistic Wellness Coach to help people and pets stay well and thrive in our changing world.  I am the author of The Oily Pet and The Oily Crystal and have written several award-winning animal protection books and publications. As an animal & family protection attorney who is an internationally recognized educator on prosecuting family violence and animal abuse cases, and the Founder/CEO of Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T)®, I love helping animal companions live safely and with wellness because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates. 

Be sure to check out my wellness workshops happening every month!

Check out my energy healing certification classes! 

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Sync with the Universe

Did you know that when you live your life in harmony with the Universe, you experience better health and overall wellbeing? It’s true … but what exactly does it mean to sync with the Universe? Our physical and emotional bodies are influenced by the changes in the Universe.

Sun energy

When the sun is out, it gives off vibrant and happy energy which is why we tend to have a better mood when the sun is out. When the sun is behind clouds or hidden during the night, this is when we go inward. Sun is the life force energy for our planet and all beings.

During the Summer Solstice in June, when the sun is at its strongest and present the longest, this is when we feel its energy the most. It can recharge our batteries and provide us more energy and life force. This is also true for animals, plants, crystals, and so on.  It’s a great time to sit outside and let the sun charge your life force.

The Fall Equinox is about preparing to do less and being more still. It’s about connecting with your heart and inner voice, and listening.

During the Winter Solstice in December, the sun is the furthest away from Earth and at its weakest. It’s a time for hiberation, reflection and going inward. It is a great time for meditation to reflect on what you need to prepare in your mind before it manifests in the Spring.

And the Spring Equinox is a time to plant the seeds of your ideas (obtained during the Winter Solstice time of reflection) and use the increasing energy of the sun to let them grow.

The Super Moon this past weekend

Moon energy

The time before the new moon is a time to reflect on what you want in life. When the new moon occurs, it’s like a blank slate to draft your intentions. The time between the new and full moon (called waxing) is a time to focus on your intentions and become clear about what you want. When the moon is full, that is the time to release and take action on your intentions. It is a great time to launch new projects and ideas. It’s also a time of increased energy which is why some people feel agitated or have trouble sleeping. Some cities see increased crime rates. The time between the full moon and the new moon is called waning and this is when energy is waning, so you rest and reflect. It can also be a time of reflective creation to help you prepare for the next cycle of intentions.

A super moon happens about once a year and is when the moon comes closest to the earth. It looks larger than usual and the light from the moon is quite intense. It can cause an increase in emotional reactions and even sleeplessness from the intensity of the light. The super moon this past weekend was no exception and caused many emotions to run wild!

The moon waxes and wanes every month, like the tides that move in and out, and provides an opportunity for you to reset your intentions, release them, and then rest. When you can prepare your activities in alignment with these natural celestial movements, your life will run smoother. When you work against these natural movements, life can seem difficult.

For example, do not set intentions in the waning days before the new moon. That is a time for reflection on what you want. And you may find it more challenging to deeply meditate during a full moon because of the heightened energy.


Eclipses are a time of increased energy that you can harness for your benefit. A solar eclipse is when the darkness of the new moon is between the brightness of the sun and the Earth. It’s where darkness and light merge together. It is the start of a new cycle in your spiritual development. It’s an indication of change, new beginnings and the manifestation of new things in your physical world. Solar eclipses are a great time to set new intentions. You may feel a build up of pressure, feel that things are moving faster, even have accidents.

A lunar eclipse is when the full moon passes into the Earth’s shadow. A lunar eclipse is the time for beginnings, endings, and major changes, usually involving relationships. Emotions run high, actions taken usually have unexpected results, but you obtain awareness of yourself. The energy can be felt two days before and three days after the eclipse. Like the solar eclipse, you may feel restless, move faster, and have trouble sleeping. A lunar eclipse is a time to “see the light” in our life, to release out dated beliefs, and to walk your truth.

What you can do

To keep myself in sync with the Universal energies, I look ahead in my calendar about 3 months and chart out the new moon and full moon dates, as well as any upcoming eclipses. This helps me to plan my creations, when I launch projects, when I put my crystals outside for a sun or moon bath, when I will be more physically energized, and when I need to rest. It also helps me to understand when I may have trouble sleeping (grab that Selenite and place it under your pillow), when I may have trouble meditating, and when I do not have the energy for physical activities. It prevents me from being hard on myself when I understand that I’m syncing with the Universal energies. And when you can work with these energies rather than against them, life is easier and sweeter.

All my best,

About Allie:

Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She holistically combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you!  She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

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