Many people believe it is the luckiest star. Yes, it is lucky, but with the strings attached.
In divination, every star has two faces. Nothing in this world what it seems, and this is why we cannot take things at face value.
One would have thought that for us in Australia, Sydney, which is located at the utmost South East point of world (let us ignore New Zealand for the moment), this January would bring all the wonderful things, as the monthly star #8 is flying into this direction.
As we all know, this is not the case. We have never experienced so many dramatic events in such a short period of time. Can we blame Rat, Ox or Pig?…
Of course not.
The ‘8’ has its own ‘dark’ side.
Related to Gen trigram and Grow Door in Qi Men Dun Jia (symbolizing wealth), it is also about spiritual matters. It is about the matters of life and death. It is about the state seclusion and contemplation.
It is about major decision making on things, which have been taken for granted for a long time, and it is also about transitioning away from being ungrateful. It is about making decisions leading to drastic changes.
This sort of decisions are forced upon us by the circumstances, so that we can start focusing on our inner strength, attitude and spirituality. Yes, it could be taxing, but this is the only way to implement changes: #8 is a symbol of new beginnings, when things come back to life. It is a symbol of spring.
One can only imagine how much inner strength the grass need to accumulate before it can break through the concrete.
May be this is the reason why Gen 8 trigram is a host of the Grow door in Qi Men Dun Jia. This is where #8 association with wealth comes from. And this is what the true wealth is based upon. Integrity, inner strength and gratitude.