Friday, August 8, 2008


"Oh, my Gosh", I thought today in the morning, writing down my morning pages, "It is a truly special day today - three eight in a row - the eighth day of the eighth month of the eighth year."

Number eight has such a rich symbolism – it represents the spiritual rebirth of the person, new beginning, continuation, cycles, infinity.

  • Noah saved eight persons from the flood.

  • The star of Bethlehem is usually shown with eight rays.

  • The name Jesus in Greek has the numerological value 888, three repetitions of the number 8.

  • Christ rose from grave eight days after entry into Jerusalem.

  • The Jewish rite of circumcision, which marks the beginning of the newborn boy’s relationship with God, is performed on the eighth day.

  • Muslims believe that there are seven hells but eight paradises.

  • In Buddhism 8 is a lucky number, possibly because of the eight petals of the lotus, a favourite Buddhist symbol and a plant associated with luck in India.

  • In oriental cultures number 8 deals with business, wealth and success,and is viewed as a good day for starting something new. Beijing Olympics Games will open today 08.08.08 at 8 p.m.

  • The number 8 is generally considered to be an auspicious number by numerologists. The square of any odd number, less one, is always a multiple of 8 (for example, 9 - 1 = 8, 25 - 1 = 8 x 3, 49 - 1 = 8 x 6.)

  • Considering that even eight by itself is such a special number, three eights in a row must be truly precious. Make a wish, people, it is bound to come true.

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