As I mentioned at the outset, eight is an extraordinarily powerful number; it figures prominently amongst many world religions and cultures.
The 8 is the great Karmic equalizer, a force that just as easily creates as it destroys. It balances the material and immaterial worlds.
The spiritual side of the 8 is practical, realistic and intelligent. On the material plane, it is focused on results, often in the form of money, yet does not care much about money for its own sake. It is not greedy, it sees money as a means not an end.
The number 8 in the Bible represents a new beginning, meaning a new order or creation, and man’s true ‘born again’ event when he is resurrected from the dead into eternal life.
Here’s a quick reference to the meaning of eight in the Western Tarot: cycles, infinity, fluidity, balance, success, intention, inspiration, revolution, opportunity, expansion, repetition, expression, perception, sustainability, and transcendence.
The number eight has played a significant role in my life for the last ten years.
Finally, here is stanza (viii):
torn corners & confetti (viii)
a poem in eight parts
see how life circles
until the bitter end:
flesh clings to bones
blood courses through veins
thoughts skip to my lou
with plaques and tangles
in one last rueda dance.
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