# The Fascinating Number 8

The twist and turns in number 8

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8 is the most fascinating and enigmatic single digit number. Feared by many, preferred by a few, this number continues to be the most controversial single digit number in the world of Astrology and Numerology.

`8 is the most fascinating and enigmatic single digit number. Feared by many, preferred by a few, this number continues to be the most controversial single digit number in the world of Astrology and Numerology.`

`The shape of 8 makes it unique. Invert the number or see it in the mirror you still get an 8. When you write this number you will come back to where you started. Such things never happen with other numbers from 1 to 9.`

`Draw a line vertically to split the number and you get 2 identical halves, a 3 and a laterally reversed 3. If you cut it horizontally you get two identical halves but this time they are 2 zero’s.`

`8 is the symbol of infinity that is familiar to mathematicians if you rotate it 90 degrees.`

`If you write all the numbers from 1 to 9 one by one the stroke of the pen always end downwards as you finish writing the numbers. Hence 8 is the only number that ends upwards when you finish writing a single digit number.`

`The loop in the 8 shows how life is. It reminds us that we come back from where we all started the journey. This is the number of hope.Life appears complicated like the knot you see in number 8 but on a closer look you get to know that it is just 2 bubbles. Once you start trekking on the spiritual mountain you will get this fantastic but real view of life. Well until that lucky date life is all knots like what you see in 8.`

`For those who have not known it before, I like to inform you that number 8 is associated with Saturn the unique planet in our solar system.`

`If you see the image of Saturn I am sure you will agree that Saturn is indeed unique. Number 8 is associated and also favorable to all philosophers, deep thinkers and philanthropist.`

## Barack Obama and Number 8

`Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America. 4 + 4 = 8.The name Barack Obama when converted to number form gives the following: 212132 72141 These numbers when added gives = 26. Add 2 + 6 = 8`

## Ancient Indian Astrology vs Number 8:

`Whenever you read this article for the first time, the date will most probably be an 8th, 17th or 26th or the weekday may be a Saturday (ruled by Saturn),or you may read it first time on a day that is ruled by the 8th Star Pushyami, 17th Star Anuradha or the26th Star Uttarabhadra.`

`These 3 stars out of the 27 in Indian Astrology are ruled by Saturn.`

`If you are reading this article you may also be going through a Saturn Dasha or Saturn Bhukti or you may be under the influence of 7 1/2 years Sani or Ashtama Sani (Saturn afflicting period).`

`Whenever people came to me for a horoscope reading they met me on such Saturn dominated dates if they were under the influence of Saturn. For example most people who were born on 8 dates met me first time on 8 dates like 8, 17 or 26.`

`This has happened 1000s of times. Do not dismiss it off as a MERE COINCIDENCE which is a habit of the “reasoning mind” or “scientific brain”.`

## Number 8 and Games that People Play

Life is a mind game. So let us start with Chess. In Chess which is undoubtedly the most mind absorbing game there are 8 pieces and 8 pawns. The board is a 8 x 8 square. Deep thought process is always linked to Saturn. Hence meditation is associated with Saturn.

`In the Rubik’s cube that captivated the minds of millions in early 1980s there are 26 smaller cubes ( 2+6=8 ). There are 8distinct layers of consciousness as proven by modern Scientists and The Buddha.`

`So 8 is deep and contemplative. The suffering that Saturn brings about is expected to leadus on to discovering the truth behind our existence. Who am I?`

`Solve the Rubiks Cube and see the happiness you get out it. Win a game of Chess. You are so happy. So Salvation that is linked to Saturn will give us the highest happiness ever.`

`8 is the basic number that relates to Saturn and hence more powerful than other numbers like 17or 26 or 35 that reduce to 8.`

`Today Facebook is almost on every phone and on everyone’s lip or computer screen. Is there something numerologically unique with the word FaceBook. It has to be. What else you think made Facebook so famous? The word Facebook starts with F whose value is 8.`

`The word Facebook has 8 letters in it.`

`Let us convert the word Facebook into number form using numerology.`

`Name under consideration : FACEBOOK(= 35 )= 8`

`Name converted to number : 81352772 (add all these numbers and you will get 35)`

`Numerology value of name :35 Number reduces finally to: 8`

`So FACEBOOK is a website fully ruled by Saturn. Addiction to Facebook is due to the power of 8.`

`I have found that those who are in a negative phase relating to Saturn get into trouble when using the FACEBOOK and also found that those who are having a favorable Saturn phase have a great and good time with Facebook and have also been able to expand their business and network.`

`Those who are in Sade-Sati or under the Dasha or Bhukti of Saturn get into trouble while using FaceBook. Such people should avoid using banned items on Facebook like Porn, abusive words and words of anger, hate and revenge.`

`Those who are in very good Saturn phase, use Facebook for developing their business, making life more comfortable, staying connected and doing good things.`

## Number 8 vs Chemistry and Biology

In Indian Astrology Saturn is connected to longevity matters and hence called Ayush-karaka (Ayush means life – Karaka means indicator).

Oxygen is the life giving elementon our planet. It has 8 electrons (Valence number 8) and is therefore the 8th element on the periodic table of elements that we taught in our chemistry class.

There are 12 houses in a Vedic Indian Horoscope and each house refers to a particular aspect of our life.

The 8th house in a horoscope is called the Ayush-sthana – the house dealing with longevity. Saturn rules the air and the wind element in our body. Breathing is the most important aspect of life. The first breath signals the beginning of life.

The best of creatures on earth, the human body consists of 206 (2+0+6=8) bones.

Stretch your palm and find the maximum gap from the tip of your thumb to the tip of the little finger. 8 times this is most probably your height. If you have not yet reached your maximum height please kindly wait until you have crossed your teens.

## Number 8 and Directions, Computers and Electronics

8 furlongs make a mile.

There are 8 main directions, N, S, E, W, NE, SE, SW and NW.

All digital calculators etc use the shape of 8 to display the characters. You can see this in a in a calculator when you press 8 and all the bits are lit up.

8 bits make a byte.

Computer processors evolved from 8 and its multiples from 8 bit, 16 bit, 32 bit to 64 bit etc.

In physics, the 8-fold Way is a term coined by American physicist Murray Gell-Mann for a theory organizing subatomic baryons and mesons into octets. The theory was independently proposed by Israeli physicist Yuval Ne’eman and led to the subsequent development of the quark model..

## Thank God, now there are only 8 planets

In the year 2006 (=8) after much confusion regarding number of planets the International Astronomical Union finally said that are only 8 planets in the Solar System (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) and296 known extra-solar ones. Add the numbers in 296 and you get back another 8.

## You cannot fold a paper more than 8 times.

`Take a piece of paper. Size does not matter. It can be thin or thick. Fold it once in such a way you get 2 equal halves. Then continue folding it the 2nd time. Then the 3rd and go on. You will manage to do it maximum 8 times. 8 stops you. Try the 9th time and even the world’s strongest man cannot fold it more than 8 times.`

`Of course you will find big efforts taken by people to fold the paper beyond the 8 times barrier. Even if they manage it is okay. We all do it easily for 7 times. But the 8th time requires different kinds of effort. So to break the influence of 8, you need to take that kind of an effort. Watch on Youtube the poor souls trying to overcome the power of number 8. Don’t worry if they succeed using big machines etc, but watch how they struggle. If you have overcome 8 you should be ready for greater effort.`

## Mathematics and No.17

17 is a prime number. 17 is known as the Feller number, after the famous mathematician William Feller who taught at Princeton University.

Fall and Fell are associated with Saturn.

Little wonder that Feller took so much interest in No.17. Feller would say, when discussing an unsolved mathematical problem, that if it could be proved for the case n = 17 then it could be proved for all positive integers n. He would also say in lectures, “Let’s try this for an arbitrary value of n, say n=17.”

Prof. Vadim Khayms of Stanford University is also known to use 17 as an arbitrary value during lectures. His Computational Mathematics for Engineers course consists of 17 lectures.

## Sweet 17

In the USA, 17 is the age at which one may purchase M-rated video games according to ESRB ratings.

Also in some of the states in the United States,17is the age of consent.

In most states of the United States and the UK, 17is the age at which you may donate blood.

In many countries and regions, 17is the age at which one may obtain a driver’s license.

In the United States, 17is the age reaching which one may rent or purchase R Rated movies by himself/herself according to MPAA film rating system.

Hence amongst teenagers there is the usual longing to reach17. Whether or not 17is sweet or not needs to be determined after checking out the karmic tendencies in the horoscope.

For most teenagers 17 is the turning point that shows 2 paths. The right and the wrong path.

## Why is English so popular?

English is the most popular language has

26 alphabets.2 + 6 = 8 again.

In English numerology the number value of letters F and P is 8. Check the words starting with F and P. Most of them relate to Saturn by signification for example words like:

Fail, Fate,False,Fire,Fatal,Fear,Fever,Fight,Foreign,Frustration,Fracture,Future (worry of future),Freedom,Fall,False,Fast,Famine,Fibroid, etc.

Pass, Pacemaker(for heart), Poverty,Pathetic,Pain,Panic,Proud,Perversion,Philosophy,Police,Poor,Prison,Poison,Phishing,Prohibition,Patient (in hospital) andPunishment etc.

When Saturn afflicts us we have more of these words appearing in our life. In the life of students the most worrying words are

Fail orPass.We discusshappiness either asFreedom orPrisonIf a person often uses the word starting with F either to show off he/she is well educated or to insult a helpless person, surely number 8 will turn into an unlucky number for such a person. They will meet with disasters on dates linked to 8.

Petroleum is linked to Saturn because Saturn rules all ancient and preserved items and the word starts with a P. Doctors may have to prescribe or suggest a very high dosage of medicines that start with letter P as in the case of a steroid like

Prednisolone when patients are under the influence of a challenging Saturn phase in life. So if anything or anyone having the name starting with the letter P is troubling you currently then check your horoscope with an expert and you will know that you are currently under the negative effects of Saturn.

If the position of Saturn in your horoscope is good and positive, number 8 is auspicious. Recently after noticing the unfavorable Saturn period, I asked one of my clients to donate a buffalo. After he did that, I told him that the good news he was expecting will come on a 8th, 17th or 26th. He called me up on a 17th to tell me that he got his Green Card for which he has been struggling for a long time. Maharshi Parasara (who is considered as the Father of Indian Astrology lived 5000 years ago) recommends donating buffalo or black cow to reduce the negative effects of Saturn. . Whenever a person is influenced by Saturn he/she is also under the influence of the number 8. If you are under the major or minor ruling period of Saturn and Saturn happens to be your auspicious planet and this planet is also auspiciously placed good events will happen on 8 th or 17 th or 26 th .

Usually those who conduct themselves rudely most of the time orsuffer fromsuper ego are more likely to be target of number 8 more than others. Saturn is a taskmaster, teacher and is also called the great leveler. He rules over death which levels everything from the richest to the poorest. Saturn rules over ill health, make a person limp, or have a fracture, fail in competitions, get injured in an accident etc. As proof we have seen that the people under the negative influence of Saturn like Sade-Sati (7 ½ years Saturn) or in an unfavorable Saturn period undergo traumatic events mostly on such dates like 8 or 17 or 26 or on a Saturday.

Generally human beings seek pleasure. The planet Saturn is not at all aligned with pleasure seeking. Saturnwants us to remember and notice the suffering around us. He wants us to stop enjoying and start serving and helping others. The punishment for neglecting the suffering of others comes in the form of natural catastrophes if the whole world is neglecting suffering. When this happens sometimes even the good people get affected. It is similar to what happens when we remove the weeds; some of the good plants also get destroyed. So the good people should speak about the good that will happen if we get more into social service activities.

## Number 8 and The Buddha (No.4 is half 8)

Number 8 is auspicious for all those who look into the suffering of human beings in search of a solution for them.

The Buddhawas enlightened when He was35(=8) years old. The8fold path was His solution to the world of suffering. He attained final Nirvana when He was80. When we stray away from the right path number 8 becomes inauspicious. 8 is considered a lucky number in China where Buddhism flourishes. His4 noble truthsis the foundation of His teachings.4is half Saturn and is thenumber of Rahuconsidered somewhatsimilar to Saturn.

## Lord Sri Krishnawas born on the 8 thlunar day (Ashtami) and is also the 8 th Avatar

of Lord Vishnu. He was born as the

8 thchild to his parents. He lived for125 (=8) years.8is like Sri Krishna, a terror to the Rakshasas (demons and wrong doers) and a great friend of Arjuna (the perfect).The8th slokain Chapter 4 of Bhagavad Gita is the most often repeated lines from this great book of knowledge.

PARITRANAYA SADHOONAAM VINASHAYACHA DUSHKRITAAM DHARMA SAMSTHAPANARTHAYA SAMBHAVAAMI YUGE YUGE

For the protection of the righteous, for the destruction of wicked, and for the establishment of Dharma, I am born in every age.

## Saturn, No.8 and Saturday Night fever

Saturday is the day when we should do maximum prayers or do maximum social service. Unfortunately in Kaliyuga, most people always look towards

Saturday nightas the day of pleasure.People in Sade Sati or a bad Saturn phase usually get into trouble on Saturday night at disco and other forms of night life entertainment. Many of the people got caught by thePolice (note the P). They also get into trouble for using prohibited words like words starting withF***(F has value of 8 in English Numerology).

In India most of the people are aware of the inauspiciousness of the number 8 and Saturday. Especially those who are under Sade-Sati (7 ½ years Sani period) or in the period called Sani-Rahu or Rahu-Sani have noticed that trouble usually comes on 8 th or 17 th or 26 th or on Saturdays or when the star is Pushyami, Anuradha or Uttarabhadra.

## Saturn, 8 and India

It is generally believed that India is ruled by this number. India became independent on 15-8-1947 which adds up to

35which adds up to8. On that day the star was Pushyami – the 8 thStar. Using the Koorma Chakra – we find that Delhi the Capital of India is in the Capricorn area that is ruled by Saturn.

The Gujarat earthquake of India on

26.01.2001and the Tsunami of26.12.2004made it worse for those who already feared number 8. The Kashmir Earthquake which happened on08.10.2005killed about 80,000 people. While earthquakes are common, I noticed that either the death toll was higher or the magnitude of the earthquake was very high whenever such calamities happened on dates under the influence of Saturn. Recently the terror stike onMumbai hotelhappened on26.11.2008.Do you know that there are 28 States and 7 union territories in India? Add 28 and 7 and see what you get….. surprised. Such is the power of 8.

## Beijing Olympics and Number 8

The 29th Olympiad began on a 8/8/8 ie on August 8, 2008, 08:08:08 p.m. exactly because for the Chinese the number is considered very auspicious. 8 has long been a lucky number in Chinese culture because its pronunciation in many Chinese dialects is similar to the word which means “wealth” and “prosperity.” Two 8s next to each other also resemble the Chinese character for double happiness – a common symbol for weddings as it shows two people uniting as one. In 2003, Sichuan Airlines won the rights to the telephone number: 8888-8888 for \$280,000 in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu. Airline spokesperson Xing Bing told the BBC that they bought the number because it would make customers happy, plus it was easy to remember.

I have also noticed that there are more devastating natural catastrophes on dates that are associated with 8 or Saturn star than on any other dates. When Saturn and Moon are together (conjunctions) the influence of Saturn is very high as much as when Moon was under the glance of Saturn (Astrologers use the term“Aspected by Saturn”). Saturn-Moon conjunction represents great sorrow and depression whenever it found in a horoscope. When this happens in the sky, generally people may have to face the fury of nature as was the case in the recent China Earthquake when Saturn and Moon were close to each other in the Fire sign of Leo.

Most people in India know that the number 8 is associated with Saturn. People are willing to pay up more for avoiding a number that totals to 8 appearing anywhere in their lives.

Read the newspapers and you will notice that the number 8 appears in the news on 8 th , 17 th or 26 th . Example, 8 people dead, 17 people killed, 8 member gang arrested, Rs.17 lakhs stolen etc. If you startcollecting suchinformationyou will find that there is always a pattern in everything in our lives.

Read the newspaper on Sundays and the news items that cover Saturday (the previous day) are sure to have many references to 8 numbers and fatality more than on other days.

People in India get their motorcycle license if they can make an 8 on the road without keeping the foot down. Many students in India have an easy going until they reach the 8 th standard. According them from 8th standard the going gets tough.

As per Astrology the shortest life means 0 to8which is referred asBalarishta.In ancient times, parents were tensed until the child was 8 years old. 8 is a junction point.

No.8 is associated with Saturn as per English numerology. The 3 stars of Saturn (Sani) which arePushyami, Anuradha and Uttarabhadrahappen to be the8th, 17thand 26thstar respectively counting from the 1st star which is Aswini. The numbers 17 and 26 add up to 8. In this way you can easily associate Saturn with number 8 even in Indian Astrology.

Why are most people afraid of this number? Ask a person who is in the unfavorable Saturn period or has been through one in the past. From the trivial complaints like, “I lost my shoes on Saturday” to the more serious ones like “I received the court notice on 17 th ”, or “I met with an accident on 8 thwhich also happened to be a Saturday” or “I got divorced on26th”. One of my clients reported that all the court hearings in his court case came up only on dates that total to 8. He even asked me “Is the Judge and the court doing this intentionally?”

Currently Transit Saturn is in Thula (Libra) until November 2014. So most of the people or nations born in the Moon sign of Kanya, Thula and Vrischika are more likely to find extraordinary trouble on dates linked to number 8.

If you start looking for proof around you will soon have plenty of them.8 is the number which either is extremely lucky or unlucky based on your Karma. You will soon notice that. If you have not yet noticed it it is because you are not aware of it. Whether we are aware of gravity or not, there is no problem, gravity continues to work.

8 resemble the knot reminding us that Saturn keeps up bound by our own Karma. Positively speaking the8 knot is used by climberswho know it as the most secure.

However in India we do have good things associated with 8 for example there are 8 forms ofGoddess Mahalakshmi(the Goddess of Wealth). Sri Krishna was the 8thborn to his parents and was born on the 8thlunar day.

In Vasthu Sastra there are 8 deities ruling the

8 directions.

People ruled by this number may have a rough start or may lose their way to begin with but eventually make it to the top or achieve finally what they wanted to. Note down major events that happen on 8 th or 17 th or 26 th . If the events are unlucky then you are under the unfavorable influence of Saturn in which case you need to regularly pray and donate on all.

Remedies:

If the problem is health then donate medicine, if financial then donate money, if you have problems at home, donate a shelter for the homeless, if it is mental stress donate to mentally retarded people etc. These problems are given to each one of us so that we pay up for mistakes committed in our past lives.

## ROTARY and 8

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self. Polio is related to Saturn because it makes a person disabled.

Paul Harris the founder of Rotary was born in the

26th Star Uttarabhadra. This star belongs to SATURN the planet connected to the suffering and the poor. Paul Harris along with 3 others joined to form a 4 member club called Rotary. Rotary preaches the 4 way test very similar to The Buddha’s 4 noble truths. 4 is half Saturn and goes well with 8. They make an ideal pair.

As per English Numerology R = 2, O = 7, T = 4, A = 1, R =2 and Y = 1 which adds up to 17 which is 8 once again. The founder of Rotary International Sir Paul Harris was born during the 26th Star Uttarabhadra. The author belongs to Rotary District 3230. Add the numbers in 3230 and you get an 8. The district is subdivided into 17 regions. The author belongs to a club called ERA which is E = 5, R = 2 and A = 1 and that adds up to 8. This is just to prove the inter-relationship of Saturn and Rotary. It is interesting to note that both Hunger and Food for which Rotary spends a great deal of money and time adds up to 8.

Hunger = 565352 which adds up to 26 and that adds up to 8 Food = 8774 which adds up to 26 and that adds up to 8

## Another interesting point is thatPOLIOis the most well known project of Rotary. What is the connection betweenPOLIO and ROTARY?

P = 8, O = 7, L = 3, I = 1, O = 7 which means 8+7+3+1+7 = 26 = 2+6 = 8 R = 2, O = 7, T = 4, A = 1, R =2, Y = 1 which means 2+7+4+1+2+1 = 17, 1+7 = 8.

Rotary’s greatest contribution to the world will be the eradication of POLIO from the world once and for all. Once that is done, Rotary is sure to pick up another project that is connected to number 8 and that will take Rotary to the next level in the eyes of the public. If you are regularly involved in any kind of social service activity you will soon find that 8 is lucky for you. If you are unkind and not inclined to the spirit of helping or giving then surely this number will turn out unlucky.

Pay your Saturn Tax on time:

Saturn is called the Eternal Tax collector. Unfortunate events especially fractures and accidents happening on 8 th andon dates adding to8are only a reminder thatsuch peopleneed to pay up the taxes. They may have enjoyed much in the previous life or in the current life but forgot to do the required charity. Or they may have cheated a helpless person in the past life. Accidents etc that happen are to be considered as areminder that you have enjoyed life somewhere in the past or present at the expense of other’s suffering.

Pay up the taxes before the tax collector comes to you. If you understand this philosophy of cause and effect you need not fear number 8 and Saturn at all. Interestingly in India we have the Income Tax Exemption on Donations (NGO) underSection 80g. The number80adds up to8.

Who should be more careful with SATURN TAX?If your Moon sign as per Indian Astrology is any of the following you need to make an immediate Saturn Tax payment.

 Moon Sign Reason Valid upto Kanya Sade-Sati (7.5 years Sani) November 03, 2014 Thula Sade-Sati (7.5 years Sani) January 27, 2017 Vrischika Sade-Sati (7.5 years Sani) Meena Ashama Sani November 03, 2014

The above 4 Moon signs should be extra careful on dates that add up to 8. If something unfortunate happens think it is a reminder. If the reminder goes unnoticed it may get tougher and dangerous.

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## The tell tale signs

• Rats start playing a menace at home or office.

• Taps start leaking all together.

• More cracks are seen in the walls.

• A foul and bad smell come up in the rooms despite good ventilation.

• Thieves enter home by making a hole.

• A flying crow pecks you on the forehead.

• You find hair in the food that you eat, so often that you wonder how it happens only for you.

• You are forced to skip meals though you are bent upon having it on time.

• Pain in the neck, lower back, knee and heel spur

• Saturdays always problematic

• Extraordinary problems on 8th, 17th and 26th.

• Peculiar problems with servants, maids and driver.

• Leather shoes or leather items gives way or is lost on Saturdays or 8th or 17th or 26th.

• If you find these things suddenly coming into your life in a more pronounced way then even without looking into your horoscope we can say that you are under the influence of a challenging Saturn.

## Saturn, 8 and accidents and serious injuries

Most people who were affected by Saturn or Rahu meet up with an accident on 8th or 17th or 26th.

If anything unforgettable happens to you on such dates leaving a scar on you then surely you are in the bad books of Saturn the task master who comes to punish those who are unkind.

To reverse it start donating money to the poor and needy on such dates of Saturn before things get worse. The best remedy is to care of disabled people so that we never get disabled.

ACCIDENT= 13314554 which adds up to 26 which adds up to 8.

I feel that there is no need to fear this number. People fear the bank when they do not pay up the dues. Only thieves are afraid of the policemen. Others love the bank because that is where most of their dreams get realized.

For the good people, the police usually are the protectors. Criminals fear the police no matter how strong or bad they are.

If 8 is your unlucky number then try to transform it as your lucky number by doing things that Saturn wants us to do. Here is how you do that. If you donate generously to the disabled people (avoid the word handicapped as it hurts them) and if you help those who are in genuine need but are in a weak and desperate condition, you will be in the good books of the account held by Saturn. This way the same number that is considered unlucky will become your Luckiest Number.

If 8 is your lucky number say thank God and then continue to do good to the people around you and to the world at large so that for as many lives you may live in the future 8 will remain as your lucky number. Also tell others how 8 has given you so much luck in life.

## Windows 8 and release date

Windows 98 was the first hit because Windows 95 did not make it that big. Add 9 + 8 = 17 adds up to 8 again.When did Windows 8 get released? That historic event happened on October 26 2012, Friday. 26th gives you another 8. So Windows 8 will be a Major hit and either there will be no other windows release or the next hit will be Windows 17 or something which adds up to another 8. Anythng else of Windows will not be a great success.

By E K Dhilip Kumar