In China, numerology and numbers have always been very significant within their culture. Traditionally, certain numbers are associated with good and bad fortune, and lucky numbers play a tremendous role in their day to day lives. They take into consideration numbers when looking at things such as the number of a house they might be interested in buying, numbers used in telephone numbers, setting dates for occasions such as a wedding or christening and so on.
In Chinese culture, even numbers are favored more than odd numbers are. For this reason, lots of things are done in even quantities, such as eating two biscuits instead of one or giving an even number of gifts rather than an odd number for a special occasion.
The number 8 is one of the most fortunate numbers in Chinese culture. This is because of the way the pronunciation of the word sounds. The number 8 is said as ‘Ba,’ which sounds incredibly close to the word ‘Fa,’ which means fortune. Because of this link, it is believed that the number 8 has many positive attributes related to it, including success in life, prosperity, and high social status. Because of this, it’s a popular number with a lot of businessmen who want to make a lot of money at work and valuable connections that will influence their position at work.
In addition to this, a lot of Chinese people like to favor the number 8 in other ways. They like to buy apartments on the eighth floor of buildings, they like to pay more for a number plate or phone number with the number eight in and so on.
Every number has its own unique meaning within Chinese culture, with a mixture of both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ numbers, but the number eight is definitely the most fortunate and favored number of them all. If you’re born on the 8th, 18th or 28th of a month, you can almost guarantee that you’re going to live a brilliant life…according to the Chinese, anyway!