My Number for 2011
Someone said they’d be interested in seeing what my number(s) are for 2011, and I thought, “Yes. I’d like to see what’s in the stars for me.”
So, I am told that you take the month number and the day, add them to 2011 and you get a number. Then you take that number and add them up…to get your number.
My month is August (8) and day is 5 which gives me 13; added to 2011 and I get 2024. 2+0+2+4 = 8.
My number is 8.
This is definitely going to be a heck of a year for me, because my birth date number is 8 and my name number is 8! So three 8′s = 24. Perhaps I should check into #24 while I’m at it, as a post script to this blog!
Before I get into what Avenefica says on her blog site, Symbolic Meanings (using the same site reference as for the 2011 blogs), I had to share this with you. I was blessed to see it, for you see it tells me that my “strange” feeling about 2011, before I even started looking into this “number thing”, well it’s real and it does have meaning and I am meant to search deeper. What’s also interesting is it is part of a blog written by Avenfica on August 3rd, 2010 (2 days before my birthday):
Furthermore, our awareness would not be drawn to a symbolic event if we ourselves were not equipped to interpret it. It may take an investment in time, meditation, awareness, focus, research, patience, etc., etc….but I’m resolute in the knowing that every symbolic episode is unique to each of us. Likewise, the meanings are unique and therefore the interpretations require personal reflection first and foremost.
So, my number for 2011 is 8. I don’t want anyone writing back and telling me about the 2 and the 0 and the 2 and the 4 and the 20 and the 22 and the 24…..! I’ve already covered the 0, 2 and 4 in previous posts; that leaves 20, 22 and 24…for another day – unless someone would care to volunteer their expertise? Please?
Symbolic Meaning’s has this to say about the number 8, as referenced to the octagon:
The symbolic meaning of octagon deals with:
The octagon is found in baptisteries as a symbol representing eternal life as – likely because the number eight is symbolic of renewal.
We see further religious architectural connections when we recognize many sacred buildings (churches, temples, etc) were designed with octagonal structures supporting a dome on top.
This interplay between circle (dome) and square (found in the angular octagon) speaks of the transitional dance between earth and heaven. The circle is symbolic of the heavens (also eternity/infinity) and the angularity of the square is symbolic of earthly presence.
This is an amazingly profound concept – one that many ancient orders were aware of (including the ever-symbolic Masons), and so took the time to design their places of worship with no symbolic detail unmissed.
An interesting side-note: The eighth step upon the sacred stairway ascending to the first heavens climbed by Muhammed lead to a sea of illumined angels in deep and focused meditation upon the highest of holies. There’s a nice post about this topic on this blog here.
I like looking at the symbolism of the octagon from a navigational standpoint. Specifically, I like to imagine each point of the octagon as one among the four cardinal directions and the four intermediate points.
I occasionally use this imagery in meditations in conjunction with the Buddhist concept of the eightfold path:
- Right View
- Right Thought
- Right Word
- Right Action
- Right Livelihood
- Right Effort
- Right Mindfulness
- Right Concentration
Clicking on the link to get to the “meaning of eight”, I was brought to another site, Tarot Tachings.com, which had this to say about 8:
The meaning of eight rolls into our consciousness with the momentum of all the numbers that came before it. We just stepped out of the aspects of structure and perfection in thenumber seven, and that paved the way for yet another evolution in the magic of numbers.
As an evolved child of structure, the number eight seeks balance with non-structure. Number eight is about cycles, revolutions, and progress gained on the invisible level.
Eights Most obvious symbolic tell is its written Arabic form (“8″). When we recognize is voluptuous curves, we also identify the lemniscate or infinity symbol. This symbol deals with balance, time, and more interestingly, the recycling travel path of energy.
Some questions we may as ourselves to assist in our study of the meaning of eight:
- What moves me to inspiration?
- What can I learn from the cyclical patterns in my life?
- Is time my ally or enemy? If foe, how do I resolve that conflict?
- How can I maintain the balance I seek?
- Can I trust that the cycle of life with provide all my needs?
These questions offer a depth to this number, and encourage us to use the number eight in our spiritual practices, meditations, and conscious activities with a goal to tap into that rhythmical, cyclical nature.
One way we can do this is through breathing. Interestingly, number eight has an arithmantic correlation to the letter ?H? which is associated with the lungs (because ancient alchemists observed the lungs look rather like an H). Envision the cyclical path of breath moving through your lungs and body in an eight-like (or infinity symbol) pattern. This lulls the munchy (critical) mind, engages the spirit in a softer activity, and thus ignites our deeper selves – flipping on an intuitive switch that turns on a depth within us that is both alpha, omega, and omni. Give it a try, it’s effective and pretty amazing.
As you continue to work with the meaning of eight, consider the following key points related to this number on your journey:
Meaning of Eight in Western numerology and Tarot – a quick reference:
Visually, the meaning of Eight illustrates:
- Cell mitosis – reminiscent of the process of joining, dividing, evolving
- Lemniscate (infinity) symbol
- Eyes – (tipped on its side) seeking out higher wisdom
Common associations with the meaning of Eight:
- Tarot Cards: Strength card or the Justice card depending on which deck you’re using. Eight of Wands, Eight of Cups, Eight of Swords, Eight of Pentacles
- Colors: Brown, Red
- Letters: H, Q and Z
- Qabalah symbol: Cheth
Potential Personality of Eight:
Those who resonate with the vibration of eight are extremely successful – particularly in business where success relies on a period of time that allows progress to unfold. These people see trends and the bigger picture, and are able to ride a wave to their great gain. Conversely, they know when to pull out of engagements too, they have a special sense that gives them insight into the cyclical nature of things. These people are great at games of chance, stock markets, and anything that deals with playing the odds or working with statistics.