You Are The Magician

Meredyth Masterson
10 min readAug 8, 2022

Manifesting with The Magician for the 8/8 Lions Gate and August’s Full Moon

Photo Credit: Sabrina Riccio

There is a lot of galactic activity this week! We’re in the midst of the Perseid meteor showers, which peak on the 11th-12th, though spotting a shooting star will be more difficult because Thursday the 11th is also August’s Full Moon. In addition, today is 8/8, known as Lion’s Gate, which is an energetic opportunity to connect the spiritual and physical.

To support our Full Moon ritual and harness the opportunity of Lion’s Gate, today I’m calling on Major Arcana card I, The Magician, to teach us on how to manifest with power and purpose.

If Leo season, Lion’s Gate portal, and numerology all sound a little too woo-woo for you, that’s no problem. Today’s message from The Magician is simple- you get to create your reality.

Our busy lives and our active minds can distort our perception of what is reality and what is possibility. Caught up in thoughts and errands, it’s easy to discount magic as trickery and manifestation as hooey; but, when we step back, the experience of being a creator in the midst of creation is nothing short of real magic.

And, I can prove it! Do yourself a favor and watch this short video that examines new images from the Web telescope. See for yourself…

When we pause and zoom out, we can see that there is nothing but magic, and the only trickery taking place is the limitations we place on our beliefs in creation and creativity.

Photo Credit: Gyllen

Lion’s Gate and 8/8

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite.” -William Blake

Before I jump into some pretty woo astrology and numerology ideas, I think it’s only fair to mention that I’m neither an astrologer nor a numerologist. These ideas connect to the Tarot, but more importantly, they connect us to imagination, wonder, and receptivity. You do not need to have any belief in numerology or astrology to benefit from inviting awe.

Meredyth Masterson

I write about tarot, life, and I offer Moon manifestation rituals from a joy-informed perspective