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Repeating digits capture our attention. Like a twins, double rainbows, and double scoops of ice cream, repetitions awaken a curiosity into the mysterious synchronicities of the Universe. I get it – my own birthday is a double (12/12), and I’m always fascinated when an upcoming date or a friend’s or acquaintance’s birthday are doubles, too.

Yet a major pet peeve for me as a numerologist is that in proper numerological calculation, we use the FULL YEAR to calculate the year, NOT THE SHORTENED OR ABBREVIATED YEAR. ’17 is not the appropriate number to use for the year. In fact, if you use the abbreviated year in this case, you end up with a false 8-8-8 – a technically incorrect version that just happens to be the one hyped up today.

2017 is a 1 universal year (2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10; 1 + 0 = 1). Therefore, today’s date of 8th August 2017 is actually an 8-8-1 day.

Now if we perform the full and proper numerological calculation for today’s date, we learn that today’s date is an actual 8 universal day. That is determined by the fact that the addition of the digits of the 8th day of the 8th month of the year 2017 totals then reduces to an 8. ( 8 + 8 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 26; 2+ 6 = 8).

So today is really an 8-8 day which happens to also be an 8 universal day. It’s not a true 8-8-8 date, and I won’t apologize for deflating the hype. That doesn’t diminish the power of this day, though. In fact, it enhances it. (I’ll give you some of your hype back with this next bit.)

Eight is the number of power and influence. It wants to make a positive impact on its surroundings and on the lives of others. Yet when it’s not making the impact it wants to make through socially and morally acceptable means, eight may use its energy to attempt controlling and/or manipulating people and circumstances to make the difference it wants to make.

The fact that is the 8th day of the 8th month of the year does amplify the 8 universal day vibration, but it doesn’t change the fact that this day is occurring in a 1 universal year or in a 9 universal month (August = 8; 8 + 1 universal year = 9 universal month). It simply acknowledges that power and influence are unusually strong themes on a day within a month of fulfillments, completions, and endings which are necessary in order to advance our individual and collective intentions for new beginnings.

Use today’s 8 universal day energy to ask yourself the following questions…

• Are you stepping into and claiming your power fully? Where may you be holding back? Where may you be denying yourself expression of your personal power?
• Who are you allowing to have power or control over you? Who or what are you “playing small” for and why?
• Who is allowing you to have power or control over them? Are you doing or saying anything to empower them?
• Are you truly standing in and applying your personal power, or are you forcing your agenda on circumstances and/or others?

…and use the energies of this day to acknowledge and reclaim your power.

And next time you see memes and posts about a profound numerological date – especially in regard to repeating digits – take a moment to do the proper numerological math and find out which energies we’re really experiencing.

Thanks for reading and sharing Signs and Numbers. Until next post…

~ Light, Love, and Blessings,

Grace

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