Ah yes, April 8th, day 98 of the year, 9 + 8 = 17, 1 + 7 = 8. A perfect day.
According to the I Ching, 8 is closeness and togetherness; the 8th card of the Tarot is Strength with the keywords of inner-balance and control; and in numerology, 8 is one of the most desired numbers for it is the symbol of abundance, wealth, and achievement. In some traditions, like Chinese numerology, the number eight is
considered lucky -- so add "8" to your Chinese lucky numbers of "1,3,7" for this year -- which is why 8 is often a sought out number for
special dates in China.
The Esoteric Value of April 8th can be best seen in some of the historical events that have happened on this day. Take for example, in 563 BCE, according to Buddhist tradition, Gautama Buddha was born in the kingdom of Sakya near the modern Indian-Nepal border. Son of the king, he was named Prince Siddhartha but gave up his wealth and position after seeing others suffer, and the rest is history.
In 1861 on this day, Austria grants basic rights to Protestants. That's right, the Catholics decided to be tolerant of the other Christian faith and together they are one -- I think this is a good thing.
In this same spirit of Religious Freedom, on this day in 1994 a group of Pagans carrying placards, banners, and streamers paraded joyously in Gainesville Florida. They praised the Mother Goddess and invited all to celebrate the beauty of life. The focus of this Freedom of Religion Parade was to highlight the religious diversity of the community and to foster tolerance.
|Ommmmmmm.... Rip Cobain. |
You can't make this shit up, or can you?
~~ Eso Terry