Death and resurrection; infinity; old fonts and baptistries are octagonal because of the association with regeneration.
Eight is the number associated with personal transformation, infinity, movement, wealth, material gain, cycles, and balance.
A new beginning
Death and resurrection, infinity. Practicality, power, business ability, decision, control, constancy. Unimaginativeness, bluntness, self-sufficiency, domination.
To dream of the number eight represents strength, jurisdiction, prosperity, and revitalization. You should listen to your hunches when you have them.
Eight is always connected with Four—since it is the “double” of Four, and also seems to be a lucky number. Eight is the symbol of Saturn and is always connected with “Karma.” Fight-people are often misunderstood, but tend to be loners widi a tendency to fanaticism. They are often unfairly seen as emotionally cold and unapproachable, because the Eight does not like to show emotions. Eight-people are achievers, industrious, and dynamic, keeping an eye on success in every situation.
The sheer amount of energy they invest in their goals can turn into ruthlessness and combativeness.
In general, behind the number Eight might be elements of death and rebirth, the moving downward of the lower part so that the upper part can move upward. But the Eight may also be a symbol of the highest point of development from which something new can be created—because after reaching the summit, the old can’t develop any furdier.
The number Eight often stands for decay and procreation. See Saturn.
Eight-people have birthdays on the 8th, 17th, and 26th of the month.
Symbol of wholeness, completeness, the eightfold road of Buddha, an octave in music. Grounding, since the dice, as the symbol of earth, have eight corners. In rare cases, a sign of being fixed and motionless. Also: Pay attention!
Infinity—the sign of infinity is a horizontal 8. In rare cases, eight is also the sign of an outcast (ostracized).
In dreams, the number eight stands for success and rewards for hard work.
A dream featuring the number eight represents infinity, eternity, regeneration, success, the dollar sign, material wealth, competition, ambition, and intense efficiency with regards to manifestation. Material rewards are of utmost importance to you, and this may be a sign that dedication to such gains and success may be becoming an obsession.
The number of integration and eternity, indicating that whatever you put effort into right now will have lasting effect. Note that the number eight turned on its side becomes the infinity symbol.
In Egypt, the number symbolizing rebirth. Watch for a window of opportunity to open, offering you a new beginning.
Natural cycles (see Seasons).
The wheel of the year is generally depicted as having eight spokes. What cycle or season are you in now?