Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Window to Infinity

Today is 8:8:8 (August 8, 2006, 2+0+0+6 = 8), a spiritual window on our collective evolutionary path. Eight is the number of integrity, of harmony; the principle of the octave (resonance), the path of the one heart. The Mayan Calendar (which I've been following faithfully for many years) asks, in the eighth moon, or on any eight-toned day, "Do I live what I believe?" Eight is known as the Galactic tone. "G" is the primordial symbol; "lactic" refers to mother's milk. We are living in the Milky Way. Nourishment of the cosmos! Eight on its side is eternity. The infinity of integrity...the symbolism just goes on and on, appropriately for a numerologically infinite day.

Canadian astrologer and way-shower Tara Greene has a lot to say about 888. Here's an excerpt:

"On the Highest Spiritual level all time is NOW. Everything that ever happened is occurring NOW and everything that ever will happen is happening NOW. We create our present from our past and our future from our present. It is Karma. So 888 is a Triply Karmic Day. Karmic to the third Power. This is a very powerful occurance.

888 is the number of the Holy Spirit, an endless cord, the ourobouros serpent eating its tail. The Infinity symbol appears in a number of traditional Tarot Trumps, the Magician # 1, and # 8 Strength/Justice.

From An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols by J.C. Cooper:

'Spiritually, eight is the goal of the initiate, having passed through the seven stages or heavens, and is thus, the number of Paradise regained; regeneration; resurrection; perfect rhythm; the eighth day created the new man of grace.

Buddhist: 8 means completion, all possibilities; 8 symbols good augury

Chinese: wholeness, all possibilities, good luck; the Ba Gua has 8 trigrams and pairs of opposites, the Book of Changes 8 x 8 =64. The circumference of the Ba Gua symbolizes time and space. There are 8 delights of human existence.

Christians: 8 symbolizes regeneration; rebirth. Eight beatitudes.

Egyptian: the number of Thoth, the great metaphysical teacher.

Hebrew: perfect intelligence, splendor, the digit value of IHVH, the 'number of the Lord'; The Temple was sanctified in eight days. Circumcision, the covenant with God for Hebrew males, takes place on the 8th day of life.

Hindu: 8 x 8 is the order of the celestial world established on earth. Temples are built on the pattern of the Mandala, the 8 x 8 symbolism. There are eight regions of the world; suns; divisions of the day .

Islam: The throne which encompasses the world is supported by eight angels, corresponding to the eight dividsions of space and the groups of letters in the Arabic Alphabet.'

The Tibetans use an instrument in their prayers called a dorje. It is considered to be a lightning bolt. It is a figure 8.

In the Kabbalah, the Number 8 is the Sefirot called 'Hod' and its meaning is Splendor.

It symbolizes reason, the Individual mind, the contact point with the Master Teachers, all Language and Visual Images. Its symbols are names and versicles, an apron. Its planet is Mercury/Thoth/Hermes. Its color is orange. It is related to the stellar light, bestowing elegance, swiftness, scientific knowledge and art, and constancy of speech, and it rules the sphere of actions of Mercury. Words properly vibrated have powerful effects on the inner planes. Chanting and mantras are in this sphere. Words have power. It is said that whosoever learns to pronounce the name of God, will be master of the Universe, as God.

Hod is a primary point of conceptual transfer in our return to the God/Goddess head. Hod helps us to understand the mechanisms of our perceptions. Beware, because we need to know where we may be deceived in the Astral realm. Hod also relates to the Moon, which is our cellular memories, our DNA, our past lives, present lives. The Moon rules intuition, instinctual knowledge.

There are 2 opportunities to invoke the vibrational sacred Geometry of 888. The first is August 8 and the second is August 17th, 2006 which adds up to 8, 1 + 7 = 8, August 17, 2006=888.

Between these 2 dates I advise a 10 day strategy beginning on August 8th to bring all of your personal past, present and future realities into alignment, and become Infinite, become the Messiah, become Christ’s sacred message of Love, Infinite Love and Compassion.

The Magician in the Tarot Trump #1 has a lemniscate, the mathematical sign for infinity above him. Like yin/yang, the symbol depicts the balance of the opposites, the interplay of energies, positive/negative endlessly changing into one another. Author Sallie Nichols in her book Jung and Tarot, sees the infinity sign as 'a pair of giant spectacles. If you put on these magic eyeglasses you may catch a glimpse into new dimensions of reality. These glasses are not rose-colored. What we shall see in this new dimension is a natural phenomenon. It is not pie-in-the-sky nor the manifestation of some vague 'other world.' The experiences which {infinity} offers us are as indigenous to our nature and as rooted in our terrestrial environment as are the plant that we see growing.'

The Number 8 Card in the Tarot Trumps is that duality of 8 and 11. How appropriate that the number 8 itself has a dual nature. Traditionally Tarot Trump # 8 is Strength, showing a woman closing the jaws of a Lion, with an Infinity symbol above her head. The Strength card shows our power over our animal selves by the Feminine Psyche or Soul. Spiritual Strength is what 8 confers. Also the balance of the human and the Divine. The Divine Mystery of Union. It is also Trump # 11/ Justice. Sometimes the two symbols are interchanged on the cards, 8 being Justice and 11 Strength depending on the Tarot deck. Justice is cause and effect. Karma, not as punishment but as a rebalanceing for deeds done."

In reading Tara's illuminating information, what flashed across my mental screen (and perhaps yours as well, if you've been reading these posts for at least a few days) is that we've now entered the Lion's Gate. The Divine Feminine is the key to taming the Leonine energies that can otherwise roar out of control. Masculine power in service to Feminine wisdom is true healing/wholeness/holiness. This is a wondrous opportunity for us all to wed our masculine and feminine selves both within our psyches and out in the world.

Tara offers a meditation for this 10-day window in her posting, and I've created two e-courses specifically to help you recognize, reclaim and celebrate the wedding of the masculine and feminine aspects of your life. I call it learning to yinify: to magnetize more of the Divine Feminine into your life and into the world. Both e-courses are available with an e-mail coaching option: The Inanna Initiations and Loving Our Lunacy.

Blessings and joy to you!

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