Every year has a flavour or lesson to teach and 2014 was a classic 7 year for most people — a year of loss, sacrifice, selfless service, contemplation and soul searching. For many it was a down year — a year to reflect on the blessings of the things and people we lost and a year where progress was slow, but steady.
Next year, will be a year 8 and if all indications are correct, it should be a year where we walk in truth, with confidence and love. It will be a year to express your unique voice and independence, but in doing that you should never lose sight of the people that have helped you get where you are today. The number 8 is famously popular in Chinese tradition as a number of prosperity, leadership and imperial control and even in the Greek Numerological system that is also the case, with many destiny 8 people expressing themselves as leaders of organizations.
If you are in a personal 8 growth year then it is a year where you will come into all kinds of opportunities for financial gain and leadership. You can work out your personal growth year by adding your day + month + 2 + 0 + 1 + 5
8 is also Saturn
In Astrology 8 is the number for Saturn which is named after the Roman god of agriculture, revealing Saturn’s connection to prosperity and abundance.
The Saturn symbol is composed of two design elements, the top cross which is symbolic of the function of a intense focus and the culmination of matter. The second component is a crescent or sickle which it signifies receptivity or reaping rewards. This is an interesting feature of the icon because Saturn is often associated with themes of death. In the archetype of death, the sickle is carried to acknowledge the opportune moment of harvesting our current life.
The theme of harvesting associated with Saturn relates to recycling the old for the new. Furthermore, the underlying mythology associated with Saturn reveal that the god Saturn dethroned his father, Uranus, symbolizing the changing of the old regime (death) to a new one (rebirth).