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The Sturgeon Full Moon Ritual

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Sturgeon Full Moon Ritual


The sturgeon full moon appears this year on 15th August 2019. Full moons have been regarded as special days since the beginning of time, the ancients before us knew the magic and wisdom that could be tapped into during these potent days. 

Each month, the Full Moon is influenced by the astrological sign in which the Sun is in, this month our Sturgeon Moon lands under the canopy of Aquarius. Aquarius, the water bearer, pours a healing elixir from her water pitchers of finely balanced energies, gifting us with the opportunity to rinse through any psychic debris to ensure that we are balanced in our yin and yang. She adds to the influence of abundance from the moon.

What to expect during the Sturgeon Moon

Heightened emotions – whether you experience the stirrings of love and compassion, the releasing of gentle tears or to feeling totally bombarded and stifled by the intensity of others this day (and one either side) is a great time to schedule some time alone. Take time to reflect upon all the abundance that is around you right now and share what you can with those you love. In general, this is quite a peaceful period, you may be feeling quite creative and generous. 

Other Names of this Moon

I call this moon the Sturgeon Moon, this name was placed by the Native Americans who associated this month with the bounty of fish (sturgeon) in the rivers.

However the title varies from culture to culture and the Sturgeon moon is also named The Grain Moon, The Green Corn Moon and The Red Moon (haze of the hot summer nights). All of these labels have one thing in common – a reaping of abundance, this time of year was the season of plenty. 


A Ritual Blessing for the Sturgeon Full Moon

Fish of plenty:

Fish are well known to be associated with spirituality – especially representing Jesus, The Age of Pisces and The miracles of Christ. I will be celebrating this full moon by making a fish sigil – to ensure the of abundance throughout winter months.


You Will Need:

A piece of white paper

A blue crystal such as Aquamarine, Celestite, Turquoise, Blue Howlite, or Blue Lace Agate.

A blue piece of cotton

A Golden marker pen

A blue crayon

2 drops of Clove oil



On the night of the full moon (or whenever you can) place all of your items down in front of you and close your eyes and relax.

Focus upon the rise and fall of your breath, centring your energies in the present moment. Call in Archangel Haniel- the female angel of the moon.

Say her name three times and ask her to expand her white silvery moonlit wings around you keeping you safe.

Place your hands over your items and state “Moon Light, Shine Bright, bless these items this sacred night” visualise the moonlight surrounding your items with her mystical magical aura.

Take the paper and with the crayon lightly draw pictures and words of what you wish to secure the reaping of throughout the winter – what do you need in plenty? These can be practical items or whatever you require.

When you have finished, colour in the entire sheet – hiding all of the words and pictures under the wax of the crayon (wax seals in your wish).

Next, take the Golden marker (don’t worry if it isn’t very bright on the wax) and draw the symbol of the fish – this plentiful symbol will add to the success of the spell.

Taking your crystal in your fingers, trace over the fish three times CLOCKWISE and say “Fish of plenty, abundance blue, keep my supplies lofty all winter through” Thank you.

Let three drops of the oil drip onto the sheet and fold it over as small as you can make it.

Tie the cotton around the sheet making it wrap around it three times.

Place your fish of plenty bundle under each full moon for the next 3 moons before you discard of it.

Let me know how your full moon magic goes, Moonbeams Claire x

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The 8.8 Lions Gate Portal

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The 8.8 Lions Gate Portal


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The 8.8 Lions Gate Portal is a celestial affair between Earth and Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. Each year, on and around the 8th day of the 8th month (Aug 8th)  Sirius appears to come much closer to Earth, with the added phenomenon of Orions Belt aligning directly with the pyramids of Giza.

This magical occurrence also coincided with the flooding of the river Nile; marking this an auspicious time of fertility and abundance by the ancients. In fact, this time of year was regarded so important that it was deemed the start of the New Year. 

This year, the 8.8 Lions Gate Portal lasted approx 17 day period (1+7=8) starting at the end of July (26th), ending early August (12th).

During this period the Dog Star Sirius beams high vibrational ascension energies towards our planet, with an additional influx of cosmic energies on the 8th.

Why Lions gate?

Our sun is ruled under the constellation of Leo on the big day – the 8th Aug – hence the name Lions Gate.

In ancient Egypt, having two lions facing opposing directions symbolised saying goodbye to one phase of life and the welcoming in the next. It is theorised by archaeologists that the Great sphinx originally bore a different head – with its feline looking paws and elegant poise wouldn’t it make sense that it was originally built with the head of a lion? Furthermore, it is also speculated by some that there was a second sphinx, facing in the opposite direction. These debates are based on ancient wall texts, where in many incidences there are two sphinxes present.

The Egyptian Lion God Aker was seen as the protector of the transition of night and day, his protection ensured a safe journey back from the dreamworld and guarded the bodies of the sleeping from the shadows and spirits of the night. Aker was often referred to as Ruti – meaning two lions, like the sphinxes, each facing opposite directions.


Known as our Spiritual Sun, the beings and frequencies of this star are ready to help you to attain your own Christed heart.


Leo, the constellation of the might lion empowers us with courage, grace, and bravery to walk our path with conviction and truth. The lion protects the most precious gateway of all; the gateway of the heart.


The number of infinity, eternal love and abundance.

The Archangel of the Lions Gate

Of course, Archangel Ariel, The Lioness of God/dess is the angel that oversees the integration of the lion’s Gate frequencies upon Earth. Call upon her to help you to realise your potential, to cast aside fears that stand between you and your higher destiny. The Lion Gate brings us a golden opportunity for accelerated growth, higher understanding, healing and a fast-track period of spiritual growth.

Call upon Ariel to ensure that you maximize upon the potential of this extra special time. 

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What can you expect during the 88 Lions Gate opening?

The Lions Gate is a marker of the end of a cycle, but it is a cycle within itself. The start of the opening can often bring uncomfortable issues to the surface – this is to help you to release anything that you don’t need to take into the new cycle. Relationships may crumble, you may be forced to rest or make healthy changes with symptoms or reactions to junk food, your soul loudly says “no more”. The start of the Lions Gate awakening is the time of reflection and reassessment. During the peak on the 8th you may range from feeling absolutely brimming with energy to feel floored with exhaustion – it’s hard work breaking up old DNA, and programming – you are essentially becoming a new human. 

As the days wilt off from the 8th onwards you should gradually feel a sense of newness, even if you don’t have what you want in the palm of your hands you will have ideas, inspiration and knowledge to carry you through to the phase of attainment. 

Reflect upon what arose for you during the last few weeks, this is important information that can help you to establish what you have completed and what still needs more work.

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