August is the 8th month of the year. 8 is the number of POWER on the material plane. This number is strongly associated with money, position, and greed, but 8 is also the number of abundance, manifestation, perfect balance, and correct understanding (knowledge is power).
There is a link to my article “THE POWER OF EIGHT” at the end of this page.)
On August 1, (8/1) the horribly contrived ‘debt ceiling’ vote took place in Washington. This was certainly a significant event which will have great repercussions as we move towards 2012. But, as far as the numbers go, it was the appearance of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, of Arizona’s 8th district, that really stood out. A dramatic profusion of 8 surrounds this woman.
Gabrielle Giffords was born on June 8, 1970, (even 1970 adds up to 17 which adds up to 8).
The bill she signed passed by a margin of 269 (8), to 161 (8). The difference between 269 and 161 is 108=9, and 9 is the number of endings, drama, trauma, deep feelings, and expanded awareness.
It was on January 8, (1/8), that Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head as she met publicly with her constituents outside a supermarket. 13 people were injured and 6 were killed. Her recovery has been remarkable, considering that a bullet penetrated her brain, and part of her scull was replaced with a plastic casing so that her brain could swell naturally from the impact. Her recovery is ongoing. But there she was casting her vote on August 1, (8/1), which also adds up to 9). She was shot on 1/8 and reappeared in a state of advanced healing on 8/1.
9 is an interesting number in itself. Add 9 to any number, and you always come back to the original number. Add 9 to 8, for instance, and you get 17. 1+7=8.
The name Gabrielle converts to the master number 44 and, of course, 4 plus 4 = 8. 4 is the number of hard work, determination and breakthrough, which had very little to do with the vote, but much to do with Ms. Giffords’ resolve, fortitude and WILL TO LIVE! She was born on the 22/4 Destiny Path, the number of the master builder and architect, the number of true compromise, mixed with the desire to improve conditions on a global scale. We are all in the 4 global year in 2011. (2+0+1+1=4).
All the vowels in the name ‘Gabrielle Giffords’ convert to 8. (The vowels in one’s name reflect one’s drive, one’s motivation.) She is not afraid of her own power.
Through her presence in one of the world’s most powerful institutions, the US Congress, it does seem that the 8 energy became visible to us, so that we can better understand it – so that we can know what we’re really dealing with here on Earth as this dangerous balance-of-power plays itself out, and to remind us that power can be used for both good and bad.
So, welcome to the 8th month of 2011 – a 3 global month in this 4 global year (8+4=1+2=3). 3 is the number of communication and creativity. The POWER of COMMUNICATION is therefore a huge part of what we need to learn about this August. 3 is also the number of false appearances, distractions, and the use of words to either inspire or deceive… we need to stay aware and try to delve more deeply into what we see, hear, and sense.
Click here to learn about THE POWER OF 8 …it has much to teach…
Be sure to read AMERICA – A Chance To Change ~ and please note that a large cluster of 8s is now arising out of the recall elections in Wisconsin.