Essays by Ekowa
The 44th President and Family
The number EIGHT is very significant!
This is the manager. Number Eight is a strong,
successful, and material vibration.
Keywords: ambitious, business-minded, practical, leading, authoritative, successful, courageous, accomplished, organized. If expressed negatively: tense, narrow, materialistic, forceful.
Ruled by Saturn:
The movements of Saturn, also known as the “Great
Malefic,” used to be observed with fear and came with warnings passed from the
astrologer to client about pending shortages, bad luck, great loss or punishing
circumstances. There’s some balance to how we see Saturn now, since many of its
hardest lessons and trials lead to the richest, most hard-won rewards.
For example, a self-made man or woman may have many hard aspects with Saturn, and end up being widely admired for what they’ve overcome. This is the person that emerges out of deep poverty, takes advantage of every educational opportunity, and becomes a worldly success.
Saturn’s gift is the pressure that keeps us
focused on our own path. It’s seriousness, like the sign it rules, Capricorn,
comes from knowing that some goals require us to plod through dread to generate
more inner discipline. Jupiter balances this out faith, optimism and trust that
all the hard work will pay off. Saturn doesn't promise success, but by laying
out the steps, and sticking to the path despite the distractions and doubts, you
start to gain Saturn-approved mastery regardless of the outcome. It is the path
to unshakable self-esteem.
The Bible says:
"When the whole earth was covered with the flood, it was Noah "the eighth person" (2 Peter 2:5) who stepped out on to a new earth to begin a new life.
Circumcision was to be performed on the eighth day (Gen 17:12), because it was the foreshadowing of the true circumcision of the heart, that which was to be "made without hands," even "the putting off of the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ" (Col 2:11).
The Eighth day or number 8 is consider the start of a new thing, a new day, a new phase, a new creation.
"Amaunet the counterpart of Amen the hidden One is an ancient Egyptian Neter [power] of Air or Wind, Whose name means "She Who is Hidden", "The Invisible One" or "That Which is Concealed". She is one of eight primeval neteru that existed before the beginning of the world, and who together made up the primordial ocean. There are several creation myths in ancient Egypt, depending on the place; many regions had a story of the beginning of the world that featured their local God. The myth in which Amaunet finds Herself is from the area of Thebes, specifically the town called Khmun [the potter or the Ram], which is better known by its Greek name Hermopolis or the Egyptian Djehuty, who is also better known by His Greek name of Thoth.
The laying on of hands by the Elders
The Hermopolitan Ogdoad [The Eight] was of such importance that the name "Khmun" simply means "Eight Town", and even today the modern name, el-Ashmunein, is derived from a Coptic word meaning "eight". As the number four was symbolic of totality to the ancient Egyptians so eight was even more complete, as doubling it served to intensify its meaning."