We know that in Chinese culture, the number eight is associated with happiness, luck and prosperity, but it means so much more to others around the globe. We dug into other fields of thought to share with you the many interpretations of this auspicious numeral.
In Japan, the number eight is also considered lucky, but the reason is a bit different from that in Chinese ethos. The Japanese favor the number because of the shape of the character (八) The symbol broadens gradually, giving an idea of growth linked with prosperity.
In numerology, 8 is the number of building. Building often in the sense of personal achievement and success thanks to confidence, inner strength, good judgement, dependability, compassion, integrity, ambition, patience, and wisdom. It puts an emphasis on the areas of career, business, finances and authority. Yet, its shape reflects its most important attribute –balance. Some believe that it is a Karmic equalizer, making it a force that both creates and destroys to bring equilibrium. It can also be associated with a desire for peace and a love of humanity.
In Judaism, eight is symbolic of an entity that is one step above the natural order, higher than nature and its limitations. In Hinduism, it is the number of wealth and abundance.
There are likely many more meanings connected to the digit, 8. If you believe in the power of eight, share your thoughts in the comments below. We’d love to learn more.