Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Eighth

I never considered eight to be a holy number; three and seven surely, but not eight, and since I began to have this hunch that the year 2008 could be a good year; THE year, I made the fun game of searching for the meaning of the number eight, and here is what I found (Courtesy to
  • A fallen or lying down 8 (∞, the lemniscate) is used to represent infinity in mathematics. This interpretation of 8 may be related to the representation of the caduceus (where two snakes form several figure eights) as stability or balance of opposing forces.
  • In Islam, It is the number of Angels carrying The Holy Throne of Allah in heavens.
  • In tarot, card No. 8 is "Strength"
  • Eight is considered a lucky number in Chinese culture because it sounds like the word "prosper" or "wealth"
  • In numerology, 8 is the number of building, and in some theories, also the number of destruction. Eight signifies Power/Sacrifice.
  • In astrology, Eight is ruled by the planet Saturn. It is a solid and very stable number that has many limitations that must be transcended. Those individuals who have this number prominent in their life usually must learn by experience. They quite often have many harsh lessons to learn, which are quite often the result of a karmic debt they must repay before they can progress unto their next level of spiritual evolution.

Happy New Year 2008, I wish August is twice as good as this year is promising to be.

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