Thursday, August 7, 2008

Olympics and 08.08.08

The opening ceremonies in Beijing take place this Friday, August 8, 2008 at 8:08 p.m. The number 8 is considered very auspicious in the Chinese culture and also in feng shui as well.

The number 8 is associated with Wealth in both China and in feng shui. Additionally, there are nine 20 year cycles in Time feng shui and we are currently in the cycle of time known as Period 8. Therefore, the number 8 is considered even more auspicious than in other cycles of time. Because of this the Chinese believe the date 08/08/08 and the time 8:08 p.m. is very lucky day and time to hold any kind of event.

It's also interesting that the Olympics are taking place in China because the number 8 is associated with the Northeast. If you look at a map of the world you'll see that the Northeast is occupied by China and Russia.

The number 8 is also about inner wisdom, education and spirituality. During this period of time (2004 until 2024) more and more people will be looking for ways to grow spiritually and will trust their instincts more than they have in the past.

And finally, the Earth is associated with the number 8 so it's not surprising that the "green" movement has taken off so easily these past couple of years. Although these same sentiments about taking better care of the Earth have been expressed for decades the general population wasn't interested until now -- during Period 8. This makes sense since we're now living in an "Earth" vibration.

I hope this information makes watching the Olympics a little more interesting for you! To find out more about feng shui go to my website at and check out the Articles section.

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