The opening ceremonies in Beijing take place this Friday, August 8, 2008 at 8:08 p.m. The number 8 is considered very auspicious in the Chinese culture and also in feng shui as well.

The number 8 is associated with Wealth in both China and in feng shui. Additionally, there are nine 20 year cycles in Time feng shui and we are currently in the cycle of time known as Period 8. Therefore, the number 8 is considered even more auspicious than in other cycles of time. Because of this the Chinese believe the date 08/08/08 and the time 8:08 p.m. is very lucky day and time to hold any kind of event.

It's also interesting that the Olympics are taking place in China because the number 8 is associated with the Northeast. If you look at a map of the world you'll see that the Northeast is occupied by China and Russia.

The number 8 is also about inner wisdom, education and spirituality. During this period of time (2004 until 2024) more and more people will be looking for ways to grow spiritually and will trust their instincts more than they have in the past.

And finally, the Earth is associated with the number 8 so it's not surprising that the "green" movement has taken off so easily these past couple of years. Although these same sentiments about taking better care of the Earth have been expressed for decades the general population wasn't interested until now -- during Period 8. This makes sense since we're now living in an "Earth" vibration.

I hope this information makes watching the Olympics a little more interesting for you!

Author's Bio: 

CChriss Barr is a Feng Shui and Dowsing Expert, national speaker and consultant and the founder of and the creator of The Palm Beach Feng Shui System®, the most complete Feng Shui consultation program for homeowners and entrepreneurs. She is also the Official Guide to Dowsing on

Chriss is also the celebrated author of the e-book 4 Easy Ways to Ignite Your Love Life and Fatten Up Your Wallet and the home study system: “Feng Shui the Green Way® for Homeowners.”

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