Welcome to your August 2022 Ritual Report!
In our Monthly Ritual Report, we tune into the astrological energies of the month and at times, internationally and nationally celebrated days. Through these understandings, we can spark inspiration and create cacao rituals that help us align with the natural cycles of the Earth. In addition, we recommend specific cacaos to support your intentions on these special days.
Energetically speaking, this month is packed with so many opportunities for transformation, so let’s get into the potent days for ceremony and ritual in the first half of August.
August Ritual Forecast | Part 1
- Lion’s Gate Portal | August 8th
- Super Full Moon in Aquarius | August 11th
- National Relaxation Day | August 15th
Cacao Ritual - Inspiration & Suggestions
Monday, August 8th | Lion’s Gate Portal
The Lion’s Gate Portal is an energetic portal that opens up when the Sun in Leo, Sirius, Orion’s Belt, and the Earth all come into perfect alignment. It happens between July 26th and August 12th each year, but it is thought to be the most potent on August 8th due to the power of its numerology. 8/8 is symbolic of universal abundance and our infinite power to create as divine beings on this Earth. It is known to be the perfect doorway to manifestation.
We recommend you prepare a cup of Vibrant Vitality to activate the fiery energy within you and take some time to reflect clear space, and set your intentions. Because this portal is charged with so much power and potential, we suggest you first begin by doing some release work through breath, by bringing into your awareness what you want to let go of and saying affirmations such as “I release____and I am now ready to receive new and miraculous manifestations in its place”. After completing this process, ask yourself, “what is most alive in me?”. Allow cacao and your heart to guide the way into listening to your soul’s dreams. Write them down and make some art with it so you can have a reminder of what seeds you’re planting on this day.
Thursday, August 11th | Super Full Moon in Aquarius
The elements of water and air come together for this powerful full moon to move our emotions, and bring in fresh energy. On this day, connect to the healing energy of this illuminating moon by communing with a cup of Tantric Rose Blossom Cacao. This cacao will lead you directly into your heart, and your waters (your sacral chakra) so that you can look deep within yourself and check in. Reflect on the following:
- How have I been showing up?
- Am I forcing myself to give energy to something that doesn’t bring me joy?
- How can I make new choices that will serve both me and the collective for the greater good?
Monday, August 15th | National Relaxation Day
On this day, rest and relaxation are the name of the game. To truly show up as our best selves, day in and day out, work and play balance are imperative. Perhaps you can’t relax on a Monday since it’s the beginning of the week, but when was the last time you took a day to yourself with absolutely no plans? Take inspiration from this day, and reserve a full day to yourself (or if you can’t, at least 10 minutes) to recharge and give yourself the medicine of rest. A cup of Glowing Guatemala with its nurturing and motherly energy is a perfect pairing for such a day. Cacao naturally helps us in getting into more relaxed states so you can begin your day with a cup of ceremonial cacao, and just allow yourself to flow.