EIGHT is my personal favorite. It is the most visually balanced of the numbers and it represents success, power, wisdom, and wealth. In Feng Shui it is Yin and of the Wood element (growth and expansion). It is connected to the Chinese word for happiness, the eight trigrams (which form the basis for the I Ching) and the eight immortals (eight people who did great things in China’s history and so like Christian saints they are remembered and therefore called immortal). In the West the number EIGHT is the symbol for the famous inscription of the Emerald Tablet, ‘as above so below’, referencing harmony of mind and body. With EIGHT we see the potential to manifest heaven on earth. It is connected to the eight phases of the moon which shows the cycle of degeneration and regeneration, that things grow and then diminish but then they grow again. And EIGHT shows the potential for reversals in all aspects of our lives, that being poor one day doesn’t mean you will be poor forever but also that being rich one day doesn’t ensure that you will be rich the next.
EIGHT can be drawn in a continuous pattern or it can be done as two circles. Just the act of drawing the continuous line is like drawing power down from heaven to help you with what you need on earth. But by creating the EIGHT with two circles you separate heaven from earth, separating your vision from your reality. If the two circles don’t touch then there is no connection of your thoughts and spirit to what you are trying to do in this world. The EIGHT drawn in the continuous pattern can also have a larger loop either on the top or the bottom. A larger loop on top puts more emphasis on the mind and spirit, while the larger lower loop puts the attention on the material and physical. We talked earlier about how the number THREE is half of the number EIGHT. Here we see how the EIGHT can take our ideas and bring us the help we need to complete what we have set out to do. EIGHT is a powerful number and so excess of EIGHT brings more serious consequences such as materialism, great failures, ruthlessness and jealousy.