The Power of Eight – 8888 a sign is just so obvious, like it is just begging you to notice it.  Its presence everywhere, is saying “Pick me, pick me!”  Coincidence after coincidence.  Last week it was like that for me with the number “8″.

I was walking my dog one evening and I noticed a beautiful metal fence gate.  It looked like several circles, but on closer inspection it was a jumble of crazy 88’s.  I looked up and noticed that I was on 88th Avenue.  I went to bed and thought nothing more of it.

First thing the next morning, I opened my email to find an email from a friend with “8888″ in the subject line.  Shortly after that I was listening to the radio, and the announcer said “…and that was from episode 88…”.  Later I was flipping through a magazine and it fell open to a page which had a child climbing on a giant “8″ made out of tires.  Finally when my child looked up and asked me “Mommy, how do you draw an eight?”, I thought “Enough 8’s already! I’m paying attention!”

“8” had tried very hard to get my attention, so I decided to pay attention.  When a sign so obviously jumps out at me at least three times in the space of a day, I try to listen to what synchronicity is telling me.

Unlimited Potential Energy of Eight
This year, I’m in the process of remembering the things I love to do most and ridding myself of the rest.  I’m in the process of doing things that ultimately please myself.  Amongst other things, I am searching for “work” that I find more personally meaningful than what I do now.

According to, eight is the number of business, success and wealth, since eight represents continuation, repetition, and cycles.  Since business and wealth depend on cycles to fulfill their manifestation, it’s like the snowball analogy: As it continues to roll, in gets bigger and bigger with each revolution.

I checked in with myself to see if this eight energy feels like an accurate read for me.  It does seem to fit.  I feel like I’m starting the snowball.  I’m hard packing snow to form the tiny snowball which is the essence of the “real” me.  This solid core will ensure that as the snowball rolls, it can withstand the adding of more and more.  If the core is true, the giant snowball that results will be filled with authentic power.

Eight deals with balance, time, and the recycling path of energy. Eight deals with energies that are in constant circulation and regenerate themselves.  Eight represents opposite energies – male/female, life/death, dark/light, which makes it an ultimate  symbol of balance.

I’m excited because I’m at the beginning of my personal 8 year, numerologically speaking.  This means the energy of this year for me is powered by all the fuel of the number 8.

Tipped on its side, eight is the symbol for infinity.  Eight’s energy constantly evolves, as it cycles back from one opposite to the other, and it gets its power from this balance, in its journey connecting the polar opposites of energy.

Eight stands for unlimited potential.

The Rewards of Eight

I have noticed that it is always easier to go with the particular underlying energy of a month or a year, as opposed to working against it.  It is much harder to accomplish objectives that directly oppose underlying energies.

One of the issues I am focusing on this year, is letting go of my need to control, and trusting that my needs will be taken care of.  So it interesting that I am in a cycle of abundance and balance, where the natural underlying energy can allow this to happen more easily.

I was amazed to come across this explanation of the 8 year on  “The 8 year is a time of self-empowerment, which starts with the often startling realization of how little power you actually have in this world, and that it is entirely up to you to regain your power and find a way live as freely as possible. This year, you will prosper according to the strength of your determination, the accuracy of the information you follow, and the depth of your awareness. Throughout the year, your ability to make things happen and get things done will increase. Your expectations will rise, along with your confidence and feelings of satisfaction.”

I’m particularly paying attention to this further explanation: ” Eight is the number of power.  It teaches us that power in any form, cannot be maintained without balance, and that balance cannot hold without accurate understanding.”

“Eight is the number of power in the material world, but power cannot sustain itself without accurate information. However, accurate Information that is not understood has no value. The 8 energy will help you to develop correct understanding of available information. This understanding is what produces the perfect balance from which visions are turned into material reality.”

“One of the first rewards of the year may come as an opportunity to finally do what you want to do – a return on your investment of having the courage to search for what you truly desire in the first place.”   Eight speaks to reaping the rewards of whatever one has invested in life.  These rewards depend on how much love you have for what you do.

Eight Is Gunning For Me

So Eight, I want you thank you for showing up.  I’m paying attention.  I’ve got my eyes and ears open for accurate information and I’m keeping my mind open for the correct understanding of that information.  My intuition is stoked.  I’m looking for what I love, and committing only to those things.

I’m hoping to leverage the powerful eight energy to supply me with the personal power to make big changes.

I hope to write a post in December which is an amazing conclusion to this eight year unfoldment!  Go eight!

Have you had any experiences with the powerful number eight?


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Thanks to t3mujin for the photo.

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16 Responses to The Power of Eight – 8888

  1. So glad that you visited my blog and commented on my poem “Coincidences and Syncronicities.” As it happened, the moment I received notice of your comment, I was researching intuition, signs, numbers, etc., at another website, and was in the process of reading this post –'s_adc.htm -
    about the number 2. The number two doesn’t have a personal significance to me, but the story the woman shares in the post is incredible. I have, however, had my share of amazing synchronicities within the past months.

    My father passed away on 12/20/2009, and I can look back over the previous year and identify numerous synchronicites that helped my family prepare for his loss, and helped me prepare for it.

    The more I turn attention inward and quiet the chatter of everyday life, the more I am amazed at the power of intuition.

    I don’t believe in coincidences anymore. Everything has meaning to me, and today, I’ve been brought to your website.

  2. conduitofjoy says:


    So glad to have you here! I’m still always awed by the incredible signs we receive from the Universe, the gifts we are given every day, if we take the time to look.

    Thanks for coming!


  3. Parisa says:

    Number 8 has been popping up in the streets where ever I go, its the exact one ( same hand writing and shape)… its all over the city. I had an email with the number 888 in it a few weeks ago and few days a ago 88 was in my dream. and again today yesterday number 8. I looked deeper and noticed my 8th anniversary is coming up as well. So I am glad to have come across your website and information. Thank you

  4. robbie says:

    i was born on 8/8/88, weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces, born at 8:38…hows that for crazy 8′s

  5. conduitofjoy says:

    That IS a crazy eight conundrum! It seems to me that with that many eights you might be kind of a balanced person in charge of their personal power.

    Nice to see you here.


  6. Wout says:

    Had my 8 moment today, a van in front of me, 88 and below it 8888. So i started searching and found this article. Funny thing is i am choosing for myself, really wanne feel what im doing to find out what i want. I met a girl i fell in love with her and we cant be together because of our past, so i have to leave her with pain in my heart but its the best for us both. We will see, i just started two days ago for myself and this motivates me even more, i dont believe in coincedences. When i saw the number i felt i had to pay attention, intuition, like i had with other numbers before. I had several that were spot on in my lifeproces, i think about my path inl life, what im learning at that time. And these numbers i see as far as i remember almost always allign with what im doing at that moment :) . We will see what happens, great article Kara, grtz from the Netherlands.

  7. conduitofjoy says:

    Hi Wout,

    Nice to see you here. It is exciting that you are learning to pay attention to your intuition! Keep up your motivation. Every time you follow your intuition it gets stronger!


  8. Before I slept last night, a friend was talking about her son named 8 and how he was invited to a football scholarship, then today as I opened my sleepy eyes I saw an 8888 and told myself, I gotta find out what the Universe is telling me, so I went straight away to and I liked what I read, that “A phase of your life is about to end, and this is a sign to give you forewarning to prepare. This number sequence may mean you are winding up an emotional career or relationship phase. It also means there is light at the end of the tunnel. In addition it means, The crops are ripe. Don’t wait to pick and enjoy them. In other words, don’t procrastinate in making your move or enjoying the fruits of your labor.”

    My last Angel Card reading was also about a (emotional) phase that was about to end (and I actually really feel good!), financial blessings that I should prepare myself to receive (by placing Lakshmi on the far left corner of your house if you’re coming from the door) and then a Yes from Ganesh!

    So, going back to 8888 and trying to recall where I saw it as I opened my sleepy eyes this morning in a somewhat lucid dream, I just can’t seem to.

    But I certainly got the message! Thank you, Universe!

    PS. Oh, as I was about to type my email address above, I realize my email addy has an 8!
    PPS. And oh my God, what’s happening, I can’t seem to finish my post, just saw the stats of my 2 week old advocacy fan page, it has an 8,888 weekly reach.

    You are so right, Kara, it’s like they are begging us to notice. And the Universe can certainly magically drill it in.

  9. conduitofjoy says:

    Thanks for sharing your story, it’s a great one! Looks like you are getting tons of 8 energy bestowed upon you. Enjoy and reap the benefits!


  10. Ferdinand says:

    Nice story!

    I was looking for a meaning of 8888 as i listen to Alan Watts talking about “negative” and “positive” happenings are neutral because they balance each other… and saw that the next video i wanted to watch had 8888 views! :) Really echoing what he was saying, about cycles and the yin yang of reality.

    Yes signs come to us for a reason!


  11. Doe Renée says:

    for me 911 , 933 and 311 show up a lot. but the other day, just when the topic of Karma came up a lot, my fiance and I order what we wanted at a cafe. my change when I broke a $100 bill was 88.88. I asked the cashier, “is that really my change??” and he said ” ooo what does it mean??” jokingly. Then we discussed how it is in music, infinity sideways, and the number of power/reaping rewards– and karma !

    it felt like a sign, and I listened. I have been ‘working hard’ my whole life and have had many wise people recently tell me that it is part of the old way to work hard… so I am taking on BEING.. then DOING… then Having.. not the other way around, and not suffering.

    go 8!

  12. conduitofjoy says:


    Interesting numbers showing up for you! Look them up in Doreen Virtue’s book, she has all the numbers listed. Getting 88.88 is very lucky. The interesting thing is that 2015 is a global 8 year, so I’m looking forward to lots of prosperity in every way.

    Yes, focus on BEING, that is also what I’m doing. It’s so important to live at as a high a vibration as you can every day – it doesn’t have to be difficult – but just staying in love, joy and inspiration keeps others in a high vibration too and keeps all of the abundance available to us, continuing coming in.

    Keep me posted on how the being is working!


  13. Sammy says:

    Started heading into work this morning and a firs pickup truck decides to cut me off last minute right before a red light. This at first was unseen and to my dismay, their license plate read 8S8888 and I was shocked! 5 8′s appearing out of no where demanding my attention. So that put the morning to a great start. Halfway to work, I had the sudden urge to urinate lol so I exit and head to the nearest gas station.after leaving I see anther car ending in 888 license plate, this immediately brought a huge smile to my face. As the drive to work is full of positive energy, I pull into the driveway and park notice in my odometer its ending in 88!! Wow, just wow. I cannot explain the excitement as 888′s are a very lucky sign!! Can’t wait till the manifestations Come!!

  14. Finja says:

    Just visited the new google headquarter here in london… It had 8888 in the windows over the entrance. Hmmmm

  15. conduitofjoy says:

    I’m sure that was no accident! :) How much money has Google made? Also, all those infinity symbols of eight create infinite possibilities… what are the infinite possibilities for Google?

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