Significance of the number 8:
Astrospeak: "Numbers 2, 4, & 8 are the feminine counterparts of 1, 5 & 7. They collect details, manage things and affairs in increasing order of intensity. Number 8 has the masculine qualities of direction and execution, it is karmic and mystic."
soc.culture.jewishFAQ: "8 is 7 plus 1. If 7 is completion, and the 7th is Shabbos, the sanctity inherent in the world, 8 is "beyond nature" and going beyond the world."
Heavenlyideas.com: "A house with a number 8 is many times represented by a high achiever, executive leader or CEO in the business world. This house resonates with ambition and material benefits. If you are a hard-working individual who is ambitious then this is the house for you. 8 focuses on success and power. 8 also represents letting go of the old and in with the new. You may be forced to look at old core beliefs and ways to turn power and success into a positive vibration. Outdoor gardens filled with trees, plants and flowers add to the ambiance of this house. Creating a natural environment in this house will aid to soothe extreme behaviors."
Loving Lydia: "1) IN MATHMATICS: 8 is a composite number, its proper divisors being 1, 2, and 4. Eight is a power of two, being two cubed. It is the first cubed prime. 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. Sphenic numbers (a positive integer which is the product of three distinct prime numbers) always have exactly eight divisors. 8 is the dimension of the octonions and is the highest possible dimension of a normed division algebra. 2) IN SCIENCE: There are eight known B vitamins that play important roles in cell metabolism. All spiders, and more generally all arachnids, have eight legs. An octopus has eight tentacles. Timothy Leary identified a hierarchy of eight levels of consciousness. As of 2006, in our solar system, eight of the bodies orbiting the Sun are considered to be planets. 3) IN RELIGION: In Christianity, it is allegoric to Christ's sacrifice on the cross and is the number of Beatitudes. In Neopaganism, there are eight Sabbats, festivals, seasons, or spokes in the Wheel of the Year. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday that starts on the 25th day of Kislev. The Noble Eightfold Path in the Buddhist faith has eight steps. 4) IN ASTROLOGY & SUPERSTITION: In the middle ages, 8 was the number of "unmoving" stars in the sky, and symbolized the perfectioning of incoming planetary energy. If each of the classical elements is assigned a cosmic projection, the resulting number (8) represents them. In tarot, card No. 8 is "Strength". In numerology, 8 is the number of building, and in some theories, also the number of destruction. 5) IN THE ARTS: There are eight notes in an octatonic scale. 8 apparitions appear to Macbeth in Act 4 scene 1 of Shakespeare's Macbeth as representations of the 8 descendants of Banquo ... "
Opdateret: Og 8 (gange "go on") divideret med 5 ("The Law of Fives is never wrong") giver 1,6 -- hvilket tilfældigvis - ? - er vægten på hardcover-udgaven af "The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit". "Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds".