The Number Eight:
This correlates to the Planet Venus, the color of blue, the sign of Taurus, the bull, the second house, and the letters H, Q& Z. -- MUSICAL
The Number Eight - Power, Authority Values New Money and Possessions.
The number eight is described by keywords of power, authority, values new money and possessions. I connect it to the planet Venus because Venus in traditional Astrology was the second benefic planet. Now no Planet is good or bad. Each has its good and bad side, however the archetype for Venus is easier to take than say the archetype of Pluto. The sign Venus is in corresponds to how and whom we are attracted to. Venus is like sugar it is what makes life sweet.
Venus rules over relationships. As human beings we are social creatures. Some more than others but all people need other people or the sweetness of life will be gone.
As an eight you combine your down to earth practicality and management ability with your people skills. Often this puts you in a position of high leadership such as an executive early in your career and a CEO latter in life. You are the kind of person who can delegate responsibilities to others well. People look up to you, as you are the type of person who can overcome obstacles. You are also highly competitive and once you set yourself in a given direction you can be quite stubborn in the pursuit of your goals. You are the type of person who can plan well and implement those plans. With your talent for delegating you don’t get bogged down in the details. Yours is a life of harvest. Do not become too proud or make fun of others less talented or you may find yourself humbled and loose everything. Eight’s can be very rich or loose fortunes. Whatever they do they do it on a big scale. As an eight you enjoy the rich life. You like to take it easy now and then so a game of golf while discussing the big plans fits right down your alley. You are interested in making a lot of money so that you can retire early and in style. Whether working or retired you tend to be status conscious.
The positive eight - Power, authority, money, dependable, value, management, organized, planner, possessions and people skills.
The negative eight - large losses, haughty, bossy, materialistic, stubborn, temper tantrums.
The Planet Venus - An Earth Planet
Venus is dignified in Taurus, and is detriment in Scorpio; It’s exalted in Pisces and has its fall in Virgo.
The house where Venus is found highlights the area in life where a person can excel (Taurus) as well as the social life of the person (Libra). The sign shows what type of partner a person is attracted to. Venus is a planet whose archetype includes all that is beautiful, arts, fashion and social.
The Color of Blue.
The two largest elements that surround planet earth are the oceans and the sky. (Water and air) Both are blue. Why? Well I feel it is to help calm us down and to relax us. Blue is a cool color. It is the color of peace. It has long been known to calm people down. It is soothing to the nerves. In the spectrum the color of blue is closer to the higher vibration colors of indigo and violet. Red the color of energy and warmth is at the other end. So blue is a cool color. People who are able to keep their emotions under check are cool and composed. I believe the color blue is similar to the color yellow in that it is a thinking color. It cools and sooths the nerves.
The sign of Taurus
In the Mazzaroth I believe that Taurus represents Jehovah. He had advanced to the position of a God. This corresponds to someone who has power and authority. Jehovah was chosen to make an eternal sacrifice for all his brothers and sisters. He accepted this calling before any of us came to live on this earth. The Jewish people would sacrifice bulls as a means of pointing their minds forward to Christ. The early patriarchs in the bible understood the meaning of sacrifice but by the time of the Judges (Book of Judges) this knowledge was lost and sacrifice was more of a ritual than a meaning. By the time Christ came to earth the full meaning had been lost. Even nations such as Egypt had different gods. All these nations sacrificed to these gods. At the time of Moses the Israelites worshiped a golden calf. It was wrong because they were worshiping a symbol and not the true Jehovah. They were doing what they had seen done in Egypt. Jehovah tried to reinstall the correct meaning back to the Jews but most of them never understood the connection or got the message. Jehovah instructed Moses on how to cleanse the priests. To understand the connection it is necessary to understand that Christ was the great high priest of ancient Christianity. The priests symbolically stood for Christ. The bull is used in the ceremony to cleanse the high priest so that he can officiate in his office. Exodus 29:1 "Now this is what you shall do to them to consecrate them, that they may serve me as priests. Take one young bull and two rams without blemish. Another scripture shows how the bulls were offered as a burnt offering. Lev 1: 3-5 "If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer a male without blemish; he shall offer it at the door of the tent of meeting, that he may be accepted before the LORD; he shall lay his hand upon the head of the burnt offering, and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him. Then he shall kill the bull before the LORD; and Aaron's sons the priests shall present the blood, and throw the blood round about against the altar that is at the door of the tent of meeting. Another scripture that shows the connection between the sin and the bull is found in Lev 4:2-6 Say to the people of Israel, If any one sins unwittingly in any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and does any one of them, if it is the anointed priest who sins, thus bringing guilt on the people, then let him offer for the sin which he has committed a young bull without blemish to the LORD for a sin offering. He shall bring the bull to the door of the tent of meeting before the LORD, and lay his hand on the head of the bull, and kill the bull before the LORD. And the anointed priest shall take some of the blood of the bull and bring it to the tent of meeting; and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle part of the blood seven times before the LORD in front of the veil of the sanctuary.
I find it interesting that Wall Street calls a good market a bull market. Again the bull shows power and new money. It is also interesting to note that Wall Street was started in the month of May and has a sun sign in Taurus. The sign of the bull. The bull is an animal that normally likes to stay calm and not make a fuss. It only becomes enraged if it is threatened or disturbed.
The Second house
The second house corresponds to person’s possessions. This would include how a person feels about his or her self and would include self-esteem. The sign on the cusp of the second house is often a good indication of person’s attitudes about their possessions. A good indication of a person having self-esteem problems is if the planet Saturn is found in the second house. Remember Saturn is the planet of delay. If it is retrograde it is an even greater indication of self-esteem struggles. A retrograde planet indicates a person who uses the energy of the planet, then neglects it and finally goes back to it. If a person does have Saturn in the second house they are not doomed to a bad self-image forever. Like all areas of life the door to improvement is open all the time. The second house has a lot to do with things. It is the spirit becoming physical. A child often says his or her toys are “mine”. The child is learning the concept of ownership and possessions.
The Letters H, Q and Z
The letters H, Q or Z will have a lot of number eight characteristics.
These characteristics are similar to the actual bull symbol as well as the Taurus sun sign or the number 8. If you skipped ahead please read the description of A, J & S in the number 1 to understand how to use the letters in the alphabet.