We are in a time of great transition. As we leave old notions of identity behind, the huge planetary energy wave we’ve been experiencing is helping push us forward with new awareness. August, a 5 month (8 + 2 + 0 + 2 + 2 = 14; 1 + 4 = 5), brings us to a time in the year when we can best take advantage of opportunities to make positive change in our lives.

A social and outgoing number, ‘5’ helps us step out of our comfort zone. This is a great month to stretch ourselves and move beyond what we usually do. This is a time of reinvigoration, of progress, and a time for new dreams.

Each number has both a positive and negative frequency. Frustration and boredom are two negative qualities of the 5. Spur of the moment outings will help free and inspire us when we need to get away from the mundane routine of everyday life.

This outgoing 5 energy expands our awareness to greatly increase intuition. For this to happen we need to slow our pace and still our minds. Standing still in nature and breathing deeply into our belly will allow the natural world to enfold us. Life is about connectivity; another simple technique that supports our inner quest for spiritual understanding is to stand outside at night and gaze at the stars. 

Five is a highly emotive, heart-centred number. It supports us in being more open with each other. If we have been holding back from telling someone how we feel, the 5 frequency will enable more open communication. We may also find it easier to reach out and connect with others for mutual emotional support in these turbulent times. 

The planetary ruler of number 5 is Mercury the messenger, overseeing the two signs of Gemini and Virgo. Delivering a rolling stone kind of energy Mercury propels us quickly forward, helping gather information, knowledge and understanding along the way. Mercury also supports us in being more flexible, both physically and mentally. Mercury is a changeable planet, so expect frequent changes of mind.

Taking a brief look at name numerology, the first letter of your name holds special significance. If your name begins with E, N, or W, as in for example the names Ellie, Nathan or Wendy, these letters carry the number 5 vibration. You are intuitive, versatile, and outgoing.

It should be noted that although significant, the first initial of your name holds less power than the Life Path number obtained by adding up the numbers in your birth date and reducing these to a single digit. 

It would be remiss of me to end this newsletter without mentioning a major cosmic event that is happening this month. Every year when the Sun is in the astrological sign of Leo, a portal opens in the heavens because of a cosmic alignment called the “Lions Gateway”. The opening occurs over several days; however its widest opening occurs on the 8th day of the 8th month, the most potent day of the year. 

The Lionsgate opening has been observed and honoured by the Egyptians for thousands of years. As Sirius rises in the sky, Orion’s belt directly aligns with the Pyramid of Giza. As well as a physical alignment, a spiritual alignment occurs. An intense surge of light activates our human energy field and ignites our DNA, transmitting high vibrational frequencies and codes of awakening. 

This gateway opening has to do with the Sun, the Earth, and the fixed star Sirius. The ancients believe Sirius to be the gateway to heaven and that when we leave our physical bodies our souls travel there. Sirius, the Dog Star, is known as our “Spiritual Sun” and is said to be a place of higher consciousness that holds the energy of pure love. When the Gateway is open, not only are we able to receive Love more readily; we can do our part by sending Love out to the world to support the shift of energy necessary to bring our lives back into balance. 

During this cosmic alignment spiritual energy intensifies. We can use this opportunity to take note of the messages in our dreams, connect with our guides and ancestors, use the power of this energy to help overcome any fears, and to manifest our passions. The Lionsgate opening is helping us to move forward on our ascension path. In honouring this process, we are honouring ourselves and our commitment to being on Earth at this special time.