...At 8 minutes after 8:AM on the eighth day of the eighth month of the year, 2008, I bring you several interesting pieces of information and a few personal reflections on eight, which, as you will see, range from educational to frighteningly fascinating...
Before sharing my unique experience with 8, I'll begin with some interesting things I discovered simply by doing a little research for this post:
Mathematics & Numerology:
- 8 is the base of the octal number system, which is mostly used with computers. In octal, one digit represents 3 bits. In modern computers, a byte is a grouping of eight bits, also called an octet.
- The number 8 is generally considered to be an auspicious number by numerologists. The square of any odd number, less one, is always a multiple of 8 (for example, 9 - 1 = 8, 25 - 1 = 8 x 3, 49 - 1 = 8 x 6), a fact that can be proved mathematically.
- A fallen or lying down 8, in mathematics, is used to represent infinity (an 8-letter word that has always fascinated me). This interpretation of 8 may be related to the representation of the caduceus (where two snakes form several figure eights) as stability or balance of opposing forces.
Personal Experience (Life Cycles of 8): 8 months and 8 days...
Personal Experience (Life Cycles of 8):
8 months and 8 days...