Since the Occult teaches that the language of nature is symbolism and the science of symbolism is the law of correspondence, it literally states that everything is interconnected and relates to one another in some way. Something about the fact that during my spiritual retreat I split my time between two cities and the high way number was 17 I found peculiar. 17 reduced (1+7) equals to 8. In some systems 8 is the number of Karma and Fate. However, in Kabbalah, 8 means total control. Regaining control, or independence. In the tarot, the suites of are 8 of cups, 8 of wands, 8 of swords and finally 8 of pentacles. Ironically (or is it?) I experienced every aspect of those energies of those cards. 8.cups: taking a risk, consciously deciding to move on, feeling stuck, etc. 8.wands: Communication, attraction, messages, etc 8.swords: worry, concern, analyzation, etc 8.Pentacles: work, success, co-working, etc. Coincidence? I think not! I was vibrating in the energy of the 8 throughout the trip. 8 also corresponds to the Justice card in the Major Arcana as well – something will be made right, the wrongs will be made right – because I went on that trip.
Some adjectives of the 8 are:
– Strong, independent, confident and determined, goals, organization, career orientated, lone ranger – few friends, a long memory, carry your animosity till death, extremist, either aspire for and get great honor and success or massive failure, prevalent norms and often come into conflict with social or moral values, represents upheavals, revolution, anarchy, waywardness and eccentricities of all kinds While the other side represents philosophical thought, strong learning towards occult Studies, religious devotion, concentration of purpose, relentless zeal for any cause and a fatalistic outlook, may like to live alone because of many sad experiences in marital life or difficulties in finding a suitable partner. (source)
Adjectives of 17 are:
– Insight, responsibility, self-discipline, strength, compassion, spiritual consciousness, wisdom, a desire for peace and love for all of humanity. It is the ability to see beyond to find the hidden truth. It is universal healing, truth and understanding. may travel often, especially in connection with their work. Many who come under these energies have extremely high psychic and clairvoyant abilities. The number 17 is a highly Spiritual number and has been expressed by the Ancient Chaldeans as the 8 Pointed Star of Venus. It is the Star of Love and Peace and promises a 17 Day person the will to rise superior in Spirit to the trials and difficulties of earlier life. (source)
Once studied, it truly amazes me how these small details come into play.
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