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The Esoteric Value of April 8th.

 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.
On the other side of the country in 1994 while the Pagans were celebrating, an artist had had enough so took his own life.  The artist?... Kurt Cobain.  Yes, the artist who played in a band called Nirvana ends his life on the same day Buddha was born.  Coinkydink?  Maybe, but the years do speak for themselves, for both the year Buddha was born, 563, and the year Cobain died, 1994, have the same nemerological value of 5, and "5" as any educated flea will tell you, is the number of "The Seeker." 

You can't make this shit up, or can you? 



 

~~ Eso Terry 

 

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