1) For many years, the chinese have always loved the number 8 because if pronounced in mandarin, it sounds like "prosperity" -
2) In period 8 feng shui meaning from the years 2004 to 2023 , any number that ends with a 8 will also become properous. so if you start a business on the 8 of any month or 18, 28 will always be very very lucky and prosperous.
3) When choosing wedding dates, most Geomancers would not choose a date that is 8th day of the lunar month 8 because that day can be too strong for the couple and so that marriages can break. however the day has to balance also with the couple's birthdate and time and see if it can be used.
4) If you turn the 8, 180 degrees, it will still look like a 8 -
5) From 1 to 9 - the number 8 comes a close second to the number 9 where 9 represents "power" so 8 represents "power and prosperity" because of the sound of 8 -
6) A word of caution - the number 8 can be so strong that some people cannot carry this number. An example - there was a man who own a luxury car and has a number plate 168 which was too strong for his own destiny and so his business went down.
7) People or a Country with power can handle the number 8 and make them even more prosperous. An example is : China having the opening of the Olympic Games on the 8 August 2008 in Beijing.
8) A personal note : my mobile number and car number ends with a 8 and my first blog, lynnyap8888.blogspot.com also carries 8888 because 8 is a lucky number and will be prosperous for the next 20 years.