Why you’re about to get super into numerology

If you take a walk through your local Chinatown during a certain time of year, everything probably looks extra gilded in red and gold. The Lunar New Year, which falls between late January and mid February, is celebrated differently around the world, but within Chinese culture, part of the festivities includes putting up paper decorations on your door and around your home. Many popular designs include the character, 囍. It’s meaningless on its own, but composed of the repeated character 喜 (xĭ in Mandarin; héi in Cantonese) — literally, “double happiness.” The contours of its figure are reminiscent of 88, a number that’s haunted me throughout my life. Reverence of “88” points directly back to one system of numerology, the overarching practice of according meaning and significance through the interpretation and manipulation of numbers.

advertising, smsadvertising, mobileadvertising, soloads, soloadvertising, makemoneyonline

ADVERTISEMENT

   

A quick note about the reviews on this site: I am an affiliate for every product I review. The vendors of these products give me them without charge in order for me to test them. However all my reviews are done as honestly as possible and I make no promises to the vendor prior to writing my review. Should you click a link on this site that takes you to a paid product this link will be an affiliate link and I will be paid a percentage of the sales price should you decide to purchase that product.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email