It is the number of perfection, the infinity.Eight is the symbol of the cosmic christ and the final point of manifestation.
In China, the eight expresses the totality of the universe and in Egypt, the eight is the balance and cosmic order. It is the symbol of new life and may signify that the person who attunes themself to this number is practical, stubborn, a good judge of character, self-confident, very dependable and ambitious.
Pythagoreans see it as the symbol of love and friendship and the Japanese as multiplicity and prosperity. It represents teh start of new order, regeneration and resurrection.
According to Clement of Alexandria, the Christ places the sign of 8 on the one he made to be born again.
The Cabalists affirm that there were in the Temple of Jerusalem eight gates from which the eighth gate would open only for the Messiah. Maybe this is a sign for me as my name is Mellissah. If you just add two L's.
I am not sure if all of this is true, but it certainly has had some effect on my life. Today is the 18th day of the month. I woke up early, full of beans and good spirit for no particular reason at all. Every positive vibe that I could gather is in my spirit and I am ready to tackle the world with kindness, a big smile and a thoughful, concise attitude.
They say it is a mind game, and once you notice a number, you stick with it, but if it is and it bring along with it a positive spirit, then that can only be great. Right?
BTW. I was born on the 28th day of the 8th month.