Sacred Sites, Power Spots, Portals and Star Gates

Written by Sherrie Locke on 6 Ajpu, August 2014

All sacred sites are special, some are very specific. All activate something inside you. Power spots can be personal or planetary.

Power Spots, Portals and Stargates

We all have our certain places where we have been or have created that make us feel connected, grounded, present and inspired. Those are personal places of power.

When you go there physically or in your mind, you are refreshed and powered up. You can return again and again, literally or on a “journey.” I highly suggest if you are not using this type of visualization or practice, that you find, create and use it now, preferably on a daily basis.

Places “remember” us. It does not only go one way. You remember a tree? It most certainly remembers you, so say hi. You may go to that place, not to take anything, but to plug in and be refreshed, re-inspired, relaxed and to re-connect.

I live in a power spot, a sacred place. Living or visiting a place such as this will bring things to the surface. Things to be cleared will become apparent, and the opportunity to do so will present itself. Once these blockages are cleared, it allows room for more inspiration and refreshed thought.

I notice a lot of people these days recounting past experiences, it seems to be coming out in stories of the past. These are productive only if you are still in process with these energies. Some cultures, such as my ancestry, the Tewa, utilize storytelling as a way of teaching through metaphor, so it removes the personal story and makes it a functional teaching tool.

If you are telling stories of the past, you most certainly need to look at what you missed the first time around. If you catch yourself “stuck” in a specific time frame loop of stories, stop the action and look at what this is telling you about you. It may not be bad, you could simply be tapping a happier time. Well, what made that a happier time, or more anything? The answer is You.

How have you shifted and changed, or not? What have you been repeating, or not repeating, that your own consciousness wants to take you to another time and place to process? What can you do currently to be fully present in this moment to the point that no thought of the past or future enters here?

Sit with your pet, a flower, your garden or something inspirational. Please, above all, practice meditation! If you do not practice some type of meditation, how can you possibly make any progress of true expansion?

A sacred site or power spot (personal or planetary) can assist you greatly with this procedure or process especially if you enter into it with clear intention.

Star Gates

A star gate is an alignment that opens up a current or stream of information/energy/knowledge to come into our sphere for a certain period of time. A star gate has a mathematical and geometric alignment, thus creates a synchronicity. A star gate can facilitate a new way of thinking and processing by bringing in “new” energies. Sometimes the effects are immediate, and sometimes we ‘get it’ but it takes a while to integrate.

Every so often we get hit by a gamma ray burst or X-rays from a distant constellation like Cygnus. These are also star gates, allowing new energies into our sphere. The higher our vibratory rate, the greater the break through and the less physical discomfort we experience. Resistance is futile and also uncomfortable, so it’s best to just go with the flow, or “surf,” as we call it. Don’t get dragged under by these new energies, stay on top of the wave.


Portals exist and can also be opened, thus created. Ask anyone who has done ceremony with elders or knows any ritual magick, and they are likely to give you a lecture on learning to hold space before you go poking about with energies you are not familiar with.

Knowing your intent and setting, holding and closing space is essential knowledge. These works open portals. If you don’t close them properly, it’s a problem. Open and close all rituals and ceremonies, clean and clear the space before and after. If you have closed properly, there will be no necessity for a mop-up job afterwards, just sayin’. The portal will shut down after your intended works.

There are lots of stories of houses and places that become “weird” after a ceremony or ritual has been performed. I am telling you it’s due to the fact the people performing the openings don’t really know their stuff. They leave leaks or open portals all together. These are a challenge to shut down, since one likely does not know the ritual that opened them to begin with. Therefore, be mindful of your level of understanding!

There are also areas that are known for portals to other dimensions. We have an area here at Lake Atitlan, Lalibela Ethiopia is a portal area, and there’s also Mount Shasta, a couple of places in Argentina and of course Peru. Peru has many star gates and portals. You can do the research, or better yet, go there and talk to the locals. Lake Titicaca has been termed a portal area.

Just remember…

A star gate is an alignment that opens up a channel and subsequent current of transformative energy for a certain period of time.

A portal may be a fixed location or can be opened ritually.

Please remember to be mindful, intentional and know your stuff. Protect yourself as necessary.

It’s super important to be mindful of both what you are doing and why you are doing it. You hear me say this all the time, but are you truly conscious of what I am saying?

~ SL, 2014

Sirius Rising: The 2014 8/8 Lion’s Gate

Written by Sherrie Locke on 7 Qanil, August 2014

We are approaching the yearly portal known as “The Lion’s Gate.”


The Lion’s Gate occurs on August 8th every year.

The 8/8 Lion’s Gate marks the time when the star Sirius begins to rise in the sky. Sirius has been hiding for approximately 70 days.

The Lion’s Gate stargate portal is linked with the rising of the binary star Sirius, which opens a portal to the power of the heart (through our Sun). It points to and activates the path of the heart. The 8/8 Lion’s Gate is symbolic of the human DNA helix.

Think of the 8/8 stargate as a new Vesica piscis, a new womb of creation opening up as the binary star system Sirius opens her transformational and magical (magickal) energies to us.

The star Sirius rises every midsummer, this rising is associated with new thought, new light and new beginnings. Solar power moves into physical form, uniting the hemispheres of the brain in a vesica piscis, thus, cosmic fusion. A new seeding occurs that increases mental capacity, IQ and the ability to remember (past and future).

The mysticism and symbolism of Sirius is a thread that runs through many indigenous cultures. It is “The Heart of The Lion,” thus the Sphinx. The Dogon culture has known Sirius to be a binary star system long before astronomy even existed as a science; their entire cosmology is built on it.

The Lion’s Gate is a powerful passage that, when utilized mindfully and wisely, can be a super passage, a before and after event. Some Lion’s gates and other portals are more powerful than others. Remember the 8-8-2008 portal? The 9-9-2009, 10-10-2010, 11-11-2011 and 12-12-2012 portals?

What makes this Lion’s Gate portal special is the astrological and lunar intensity. The Full Super Moon in Aquarius this August occurs two days after the Lion’s Gate portal and is the most powerful Super Moon of 2014. Yes, I know that I have repeated this many times, now this time is at hand.

Think of it like this…

We are in the FIRE of FIRE, which is “right action.” We have been letting go of what no longer serves us, be it health issues or people. We have made space and are quite ready for forward progress.

Let us use this Lion’s Gate as the “portal of no return.” No return to bad habits, self-doubt, illness or poverty (financially or emotionally).

The Lion’s Gate is a before and after event; the full moon breaks impasses. Let this be a portal to a new you, a new way of expressing your highest self.

These portals are like keys to the subconscious. You can use them or not. I find working intentionally gains WAY more ground. People who do not acknowledge these portals are still affected by them. Do some research. What happened around the 10-10-10, 11-11-11 and 12-12-12 portals, we will have no more of those during this lifetime. We will continue to have other portal openings like the Sirius rising event, every year to come.

You will not be the same person going into the Lion’s Gate as you are coming out of the Lion’s Gate, so pay attention. Some changes are subtle, others radical. I prefer mine somewhere in the middle, but hey, sometimes you actually don’t get to choose the “hows” OR how prepared you are (or are not) for change and transcendence.

Most of all, be gentle with yourself. If you are a Leo (in Western astrology) or have a birth date around this time, the effect will be stronger, and I am most certain you will be familiar with this annual event.

If you were born on August 8, you actually are a portal. I bet some of you 8-8’s can share some interesting stories.

This year the 8/8 Lion’s Gate occurs on 1 Tzi’kin (Eagle) in the calendar Maya, so in that regard August 8 begins a new 13-day cycle, or trecena as it is called here in the land of the living Maya, so this Lion’s Gate is even more of a before and after event, and you will feel the energy shift — the end of yet another chapter and the beginning of a new one.

This Lion’s Gate will seem somewhat extended or stretched, since we will come directly out of this portal into the Full Super Moon event. I always like to mark these occasions with a ceremony, a meditation and then a feast.

Just remember, The Lion’s Gate is “The Heart of the Lion,” it resides in your chest. Tap it, use it, open your heart.

~SL 2014

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