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Why is Number 8 a Lucky Number?

The Lucky Number 8


The Lucky Number 8

While traveling in picturesque Beijing a year before the 2008 Olympics, my fun tour guide talked about lucky numbers. The number 8 was and is considered a very lucky number. She explained that this is the reason why the Beijing Olympics was scheduled to open on August 8th, 2008 - making the date read 8/8/8. Ahhh! I love reasons for why things are done.

Because I enjoy feng-shui, I did know a bit about the auspicious number 8 but wasn't aware of the connection to the opening date for the Beijing Olympics. (As a matter of fact after I found out about the Olympic date, a year later on that date, I decided to play the number 888 - see the * below to see what happened).

Exactly why is the number 8 considered lucky?

According to Lillian Too, the Queen of feng-shui, the number 8 is widely regarded as a universally lucky number. This is because phonetically, in many dialects, it sounds like 'growth with prosperity.' Therefore, many people try to incorporate the number 8 in their telephone number (I've done this), on bank accounts, on car license plates, and on addresses, etc.

Also, according to Lillian Too, what makes the number 8 even more auspicious is that we are now in the 20 year cycle of the number 8. This cycle began in the lunar year of 2004 and will run through 2024. Thus, the very lucky number 8 is now in the 20 year cycle of the number 8.

Meanwhile, back in Beijing...

Back in Beijing, the tour guide went on to explain the feng-shui implications of lucky numbers. As someone who loves and practices the art of feng-shui (which is why I bought the bok choy - see link below), I was an eager listener.

Among many other bits of wisdom, my tour guide told me that if I wanted to go back to the US and make a lot of money, I should open a club and name it '98.' She assured me that it would do well with Chinese people. I haven't opened a club but I did investigate the number 9. I found out that It is best for 9 to be followed by 8 (thus the name for the club as my tour guide said). The number 9 is especially lucky since 9 multiplied by any number of times, then reduced to a single number, always reduces to 9. Fun!

For example: 9 x 3 = 27 and 2 plus 7 = 9

or: 9 x 9 = 81 and 8 plus 1 = 9.

(I tell my students this so they can check their answers when they multiply a number by 9)

And I did buy a lucky bok choy (or pak choi) at the jade factory (see link below). And there is a story that goes with this.

The story that goes with the lucky bok choy

Prior to visiting Beijing I was living in Seoul. My feng-shui partner Christine, and I had discovered in a Lillian Too book, that the bok choy is auspicious. So we set out for the China Town in Korea in search of a bok choy and other lucky items. We didn't find exactly what we were looking for - we wanted something fancier and made of jade. But now, here I was in the land of feng-shui with a tour guide saying all sorts of lucky feng-shui things including how lucky the bok choy is. And a jade factory was nearby.

At the jade factory, there must have been hundreds of bok choys, one more beautiful than the next - and in every price range. I bought one. Has it brought me great luck? I don't know, but I feel very lucky! Feng-shui has predicted, for me, an ox (or water buffalo, or in Korea - a cow) - that next month begins much prosperity and abundance. So...I am prepared to welcome it.

And why is the number 4 considered unlucky?

While the number 8 is considered extremely lucky, the number 4 is considered to be the most unlucky. This is because the number 4 sounds like 'death' in many dialects. This was also true when I lived in S. Korea. When I was on an elevator in a tall building I noticed that each floor was numbered except number 4 - that was written out in English so it would be pronounced that way.

What happened when I played the number 888 on August 8, 2008

*Do many other people think the number 8 is lucky? Absolutely. When the opening day of the Olympics came on August 8, 2008 (8/8/8), I decided to play the number - something I have done maybe five times in my life. Yes, I would go out and play 888 and be one of only a few people in the whole world that knew about the lucky number 8 on that particular day. I told a lot of my friends. Around 11am I casually strolled up the block and around the corner to play the number. I was told 'Sorry, sold out!' Huh? Convinced that the store clerk didn't know what he was talking about I went to another store. Yes, the number 888 was sold out - and had been for quite awhile. I had no idea that it was limited how many people can play a particular number - but a lot of people did and played early. The number 888 did not play that day but a friend told me that one number 8 was in the three digit winning number.

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Good luck wherever you may find it!

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Cathy on September 28, 2013:

I have a comment about the number 4. What happens if your birthdate is on the 14 or 4 is it bad luck or is other things consider like the year you were born

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on April 06, 2013:

Hello yodha - I truly do believe we have to make our own luck. Lucky numbers may just enhance it - but we have to take charge. In American astrology you would be a Capricorn - often considered a lucky sign but that is because Capricorns will take on many challenges - they are extremely versatile and hard working.

yodha on April 06, 2013:

hello there my date of birth is 8jan1982 and iam still losing all the good opportunity's is that mean am not lucky

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on August 02, 2012:

macvardhan - thanks so much for taking the time to add so much information here for readers.

Sounds lucky to me Marcus! You're a Cancer of course like me and for years in my youth I read that wealth comes to us late in life - this seems to be true in my case. Seems we do so much for others in our youth and not enough for ourselves.

Marcus J. Guidry from Bayou Country, Louisiana on July 28, 2012:

I was born on 7-18-68 is that lucky?

macvardhan on June 18, 2012:

Number 8 and life path 8 holds a lot of significance in numerology. A lot of people especially in India are interested or fascinated to know about the importance of number 8. You will ask me why? The reason is that in name numerology number 8 stands for Planet Saturn (Shani in Hindi and Sanskrit). It is believed that when Lord Shani was born, the sun went into an eclipse. According to Hindu mythology Lord Shani is known to be a well wisher of the righteous and greatest punisher for those who do wrong doings or follows the path of evil.

Hence number 8 is considered to be one of the most powerful and charismatic of all numbers. However, people with life path 8 often face many obstacles in life. This could be health related issues, work issues or failure in relationships. In numerology if you are born on 8th, 17th and 26th of any month indicates that you are ruled by Planet Saturn or Shani. Talking about positive people born on these dates are very ambitious, persevering and inspiring. However, most of the time number 8 is considered to be very unlucky in numerology. When afflicted it drives people to commit sins. People go through a lot of hardships, often lead poor lives throughout their life.

Londoner on May 10, 2012:

Hi ppl can any one Plz tell me if my. D.0.b lucky enough to be rich -:))) 8-6-1982 thx

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on February 29, 2012:

I'm glad 4 and 8 work for you tut. Here in the US, 4 is not considered unlucky. It is just when I went to S. Korea that I found out for the first time that the number is best avoided. Thanks for commenting. It's great to get opinions from people all over.

tut on February 28, 2012:

i consider 4and8 are lucky numbers! because each 4 zodiac Trine(total of 12 signs) is compatible every 4 year apart!... also,for example this leap year comes only every 4 years,right? just like this years Olympics, it makes more sense to have the number 4 lucky also!

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on February 26, 2012:

Just change the number 4. When I lived in S. Korea I was told the number 4 shouldn't be used because it sounds like the word 'death' - then in China I was told it was unlucky right now. So instead of 4 go with 8 - like 85698.

rohit on February 24, 2012:

plz give me last five no. lucky. for ex.45698 something like that.

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on February 21, 2012:

I was told while in China rohit if you have a series of numbers try to have as many 8s as possible (I have 3 in my google phone number) and if possible have a 98 in there somewhere - and I do. This is a new number only a few months old and maybe it is psychological but I feel lucky.

For example, I almost got into a few situations and for whatever reason could not move forward and it turned out to be the best thing for me. Saved me a lot of embarrassment. For example I could not send a particular email which I would have regretted - I kept getting a 'try again' notice - at least 20 times (that never happens) and finally deleted it. I'm glad I did.

Can you arrange an ending like 98? By the way, we are in the 20 year cycle of the number 8 which is supposed to end in 2024 - so 12 more years.

I expect nothing less than a very prosperous, lucky year - yay!

rohit on February 21, 2012:

fried can u plz tell me which last no. is perfect and lucky.

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on February 18, 2012:

Ah - okay, well rohit when I was in China I was told that the people there pick their own mobile numbers where possible - and aim for 8s. I was able to pick my own Google computer telephone number so I picked as many 8s as possible. Generally, all the phone numbers I reviewed all had numbers but rarely zeros.

I would say however, if this is a business number, it may be okay because then it is very easy for people to remember it, and that is what you want, yes? Otherwise, you seem concerned. Maybe you can change it.

rohit on February 17, 2012:

0008 ths my mobiel last number.

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on February 17, 2012:

It may be unlucky rohit - because this is a sequence that is just not used for any purpose. I can't think of any. Where are you seeing this sequence?

rohit on February 16, 2012:

tht mean 0008 is unlucky.

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on February 12, 2012:

According to the tour guide in Beijing 9 is always lucky. Perhaps one reason is because no matter how many times it is multiplied it can always be reduced to a single digit which is 9. Such as 9x3=27 and 2 and 7 are 9. etc.

rohit on February 12, 2012:

i want to ask BK Creative - why is 98 so lucky...

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on February 05, 2012:

1998 was a good year tut. And I'm surprised that an ox and a sheep are getting along - they never ever do - unless of course one is much much younger and being manipulated. Hmmmm. I'm an ox and a sheep will never do it for me. Yikes!

tut on February 05, 2012:

hey bk sorry to be random but i know these couple that are an ox and sheep sign, they both had so much in common, and to me they are like the perfect two, the only thing was, one of em is under age :(

tut on February 05, 2012:

1998 was my best year ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on February 05, 2012:

I was told rohit - while in Beijing - that if you put a 9 in front of an 8 (98) - it is even more lucky - but not the zeros.

rohit on February 05, 2012:

0008 is lucky number?

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on February 04, 2012:

Hello leo! I will check and if you can check back in about 2-3 weeks I think I may have some up to date books since we are in a new lunar year - I'll have to see what is published. But I am totally sold on the feng shui master Lillian Too who has consistently given the best information on this topic - in fact it is her books and website that I used for a lot of research. Of course actually visiting Beijing and speaking to people there gave me even more information. (You'll see a link above all the comments about my visit to Beijing and all the information I got there about the number 8 and why China chose to have the Olympics and the importance of number 8).

Meanwhile if you do a search of Lillian Too you'll find lots of information.

I'll be back!

leo on February 04, 2012:

Can anyone recommend me a good book on this topic?

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on January 29, 2012:

While it all sounds positive to me, especially since we are still in the 20 year cycle of the number 8, the amazing expert here is Lillian Too. She answers questions like this at her website (World of Feng Shui)

Nig on January 28, 2012:



just a Question,

Do you know anything about 888?

what if a child was the 8th to be born of his brothers and sisters..

and he was born at the number 8 of his house address like 8 bloggs road.

also his name begins with the 8th letter H

also his birthday is 14/10/64.

does this have any significance do you think on anything?

would appreciate a reply.


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BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on January 18, 2012:

Hello MK DAMODARAN! I'll leave all you information here so other readers can enjoy your comment. I'm glad you included the Williams sisters because I am a big fan.

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this information. I enjoyed reading it!

MK DAMODARAN on January 17, 2012:

By MK Damodaran , Numerologist, Kannur, Kerala, India

Kerala, 23 July, ( Number 8 is lucky for Murali.So, 800 wickets indicates his lucky number. The occult number of ‘Muttaiah Muralitharan’ is 60 that adds up to 6.So,July 6 was significant for him.

On that day, he declared his retirement. His birth number is 8.Number 8 has highly influenced his career.

He was born on April 17, 1972. His birth number is 8. Actually, 8 is his lucky number. Muralitharan surpassed Wasim Akram by taking 503 ODI Wickets. This number is quite significant for Murali. Because it added up to 8(5+0+3=8).

Murali became the highest Wicket taker in Tests by taking 710(7+1+0=8) in 116 (1+1+6=8) Tests at the time of surpassing Warne.

At that time, Murali was 35(3+5=8) years old.

Number 8 stands in symbolism to the planet Saturn. It has two extremes-the best and the worst. Same is the case with number 8 also. As far as Murali is concerned, number 8 has always showered blessings on him, inspite of certain ordeals.

The name number of ' Murali' is 17 that adds up to 8.

Numerologically, number 17 (birth date of Murali) is a much luckier number. It indicates everlasting fame! In the case of Murali 17 gives double delight. Because, it is not only his date of birth but also the name number. The name number of ' Muralitharan' is 35 that add up to 8.

In his life, Murali has overcome many odds. He has obliterated many obstacles. At certain point of time, even his ability was questioned! But he did not care unwanted and cruel criticism. He has been able to withstand all the odds with patience and humility. All these can be attributed to the characteristics of Saturnian 8!

Above all, the occult number of his wife is 26 that adds up to 8.Again, his name and the name of his wife starts with the same letter-that is "M".

His Zodiacal Sign:-He was born in the Zodiacal Sign of Aries ruled by number 9.It may be seen that retired after the Test that began on July 18(1+8=9).As on July 22,he is 38 years and 97 days old. The age represents 9. (38+97=135,1+3+5=9).

His occult number 60 and the occult number of Galle harmoniously vibrate with each other. The occult number of Galle is 15 that add up to 6.

- Asian Tribune -

(article dated July 23,2010)


It is said that the chinese consider 8 as lucky.

Incidentally,World number 2 Li Na and world number 17 Shuai Peng are number 8 persons.

A person born on 8/17/26 of any month has birth number 8.

li Na was born on February 26,1982.

Shuai Peng was born on January 8, 1986

It may also be noted that out of the top 20 women, 5 belongs to the group are number 8.

Others are:-

World number 2 Petra Kvitova(8-3-1990)

2)World number 12 Serena Williams(26-9-1981)

3)world number 14 Kim Clijsters((8-6-1983).


he final winners in various categories of Australian Open 2010 were number 8 persons.

Roger Federer was born on August 8,1981.

Serena Williams was born on September 26,(2+6=8) 1981.

Venus Williams was born on June 17,1980(1+7=8).

Serena won the women’s final.

The williams sisters won the double.

Leander Paes and Cara Black won the mixed doubles.

Paes was born on June 17,1973.

Cara Black was born on February 17,1979.

All persons born on 8,17 or 26 of any month carry birth number 8.

Now,some thing more about Federer:-

Federer won the Australian Open final in 161 minutes(1+6+1=8).

He won 16(2 times 8) Grand Slams in 8 years.He won atlest one Grand Slam per year for 8 consecutive years.

He became the fifth man in history to win 4 Australian Open titles after 8 years Since Andre Agassi in 2003.

Roger Federer was 27 years and 332 days old as on July 5,2009.

Numbers are strongly significant.

Because,they finally adds up to 8(27+ 332=359,3+ 5 +9=17,1 +7=8).

Then he became the greatest tennis champion by overtaking Pete Sampras.

Federer won his fifth consecutive Wimbledon medal on July 8,2008.

Federer was born on August 8,1981.

The month-August- is the 8th one from January.

Also,addition of the date,month and year gives 35,which adds upto 8((8+ 8 +1+ 9+ 8 +1=35.

Further adding,3+ 5=8.

Federer is reported to have begun playing tennis at the age of 8.

He is the first player to earn $8 million in prize money in one season.

It may be noted that the numerological value of the letter”f”(the first letter of federer) is 8.

The year 2012 represents 5.

That is identical with his name number.

Federer had no grand slam last year.

He has 16 grand slams.

His next grand slam is 17th(1+7=8).

Let us hope that Federer will win the Australian open 2012-his 17th grand Slam.

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on December 24, 2011:

I can't imagine tut, living with a horse - and yes, to me trust is everything - if I doubt it for a second the relationship is over.

I met one horse through a friend and we all went out to eat. We had to wait a bit to get seated - and wow did the horse become angrier than I have ever seen her and oh, did she fuss. Whew!

I just picked up some books on Chinese astrology - one translated which I think is legitimate and not something Americanized. I'll spend some time reading because several years ago I went to a Chinese library and researched and found out that I am not only an Earth Ox (of course there are 5 kinds based on each element) but I am also an 'ox out of the gate' which described me even further. Great stuff.

Thanks for checking back.

tut on December 23, 2011:

something i have observed and seen about the ox and horse relationship compatibility. first off my cousin is an ox like u BK... and his girlfriend is an horse like me, all they ever do is argue fuss n fight, things just never work out right between them two. and also i have a best friend that is a horse,and his so called fiancé is an ox also, there connection is far worst than my cousin... i figured that the main issue with these two sign is they both don't have any trust in each other...

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on December 23, 2011:

Good for you 888! Yay!

It seems tut, when we pay attention to the numbers and the lunar signs - things work out. I was quite surprised to find out why I would never ever get along with a particular person and good grief - I'm an ox and she's a sheep. There will never be compatibility. Glad to hear about you and your future wife!

tut on December 23, 2011:

This is so true! me and my future wife are 8 years apart, shes a tiger and im a horse(90% compatible), we met late of 2009, when 2010 came(tiger year)the romance,chemistry was just too good to be true. so i started doing research on chinese astrology, and come to find out that everything i read was related to me and her. true love happens when you are really meant to be

888 on December 22, 2011:

I was born 1968/8/28. Eight is my Lucky Number.

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on December 07, 2011:

Sounds good T!

T on December 06, 2011:

haha The Olympics were held on my 18th birthday! XD

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on October 28, 2011:

What great numbers Plzhelp. You know who is the absolute genius of all this and answers questions in her forum. That would be Lillian Too - a true and proven legitimate master of feng shui. Her site is

Plzhelp on October 27, 2011:

My boy friend was born on 1989/8/8 does that mean he will be successful?

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on October 24, 2011:

I've read in feng shui that 88 is lucky - which is why the Chinese wanted the Olympics on August 8th in the year 2008 so the numbers would be 8/8/8. While in China I was told I'd make a fortune in a Chinese community if I opened a club and named in "98" - because 8 following 9 is also very auspicious. Since we are in the 20 year cycle of the number 8 ending 2024 it sounds like you have a good address.

As I plan to look for another home in the future I do want 8 in the address. Hope this helps.

Liz on October 23, 2011:

I'm looking at a block of land that is number 88. I got a good feeling about this potentially being the number of my future house. I straight away thought of it meaning infinity but have been looking around the net for an exact meaning of 88 in relation to a house number. This site has helped but i'm still a little foggy as there has been so mant ideas thrown around. Can you dumb it down for me?

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on September 19, 2011:

Thanks poy!

So inteser - I looked up photos of Younis Mahmoud. Not bad at all - and I saw him with Pele. Says a lot!

Thanks for the comments!

inteser on September 18, 2011:

why is number 9 is luky its because younis mahmoud number is 9, love him

inteser on September 18, 2011:

i love younis mahmoud , he is so cute and hot and sexy.i love the way how he talks and how he thinks!!!! the best player ever i seen befor!!!!

poy on September 18, 2011:


BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on June 28, 2011:

Oh good luck to you Subha Sankar - I'm sure it will work out for you because you are a person who researches and investigates - so wise. You'll make the best of it. Yay!

Thanks for writing!

Subha Sankar on June 28, 2011:

Intresting read...I was just doing some google search and read your article on number i am a 8 india it is termed to be unlucky and number 9 represents luck.we decided on buying a house with the number it is added to 8..considered unlucky in my I was researching on that..after reading your article,I am super excited in buying that house..Thanks for ur post

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on May 04, 2011:

How great Denise Handlon - I just left a message on your number 8 hub - so well done. Then I get here and here you are.


Denise Handlon from North Carolina on May 03, 2011:

Cool hub-I just finished one about the number 8 that I am ready to post and had to check your hub out. Nice number! LOL

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on December 29, 2010:

Oooh I'm going to check that 168 shopping mall right now, Nera Woods. Thanks for passing that info on.

Nora Tamba on December 29, 2010:

Interesting hub, BkCreative!

In Divisoria, the bargain center here in Manila, the most successful mall is called 168. It's been so successful that it has branched out into hotels, residences, etc.

According to the spokesperson of the Filipino-Chinese businessmen who put up the mall, 168 means “road to success” for the Chinese.

By the way, if anyone just wants to see how the numbers appear, it has a site --

Happy New Year!

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on December 16, 2010:

How interesting Karen. It seems there are times during the year when the 8 is very auspicious. I'll have to check my calendar again because it is time to invite a lot of wealth into my life - and I think I am out of touch right now.

When I was in China I was told it was best if you have a 9 first - so 98 is considered very lucky.

Hmmmm, I don't know if you can have too many 8s. I tend to include it whenever I can.

Thanks for writing and I will work on some things for the new year. Maybe write a lunar new year hub or two.

Karen on December 16, 2010:

I was going through some of my old e-mails 10 years ago and found an e-mail from a guy that said if my house number was 8888, that I might win the lottery? So, I'm thinking about putting 8888 on my bedroom door and my car. Does it matter how many 8's I have?


BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on December 12, 2010:

You're welcome - I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for commenting!

DavidLivingston on December 12, 2010:

I find this an interesting read. Thank you for sharing.

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on December 04, 2010:

Thanks for the compliment khristal23. Glad you found it interesting. There is so much to learn about numbers. And what I learned about the number 8 was quite interesting. I'm open to learning what is going on in the rest of the world.

Thanks for commenting~

khristal23 from GA on December 04, 2010:

This is very interesting. I had always thought 8 was actually an unlucky number. Now I know better!

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on September 23, 2010:

I'm not aware of 4 being lucky here in the West. How interesting that in China the number would be so cheap.

Thanks for commenting!

ron turn from Melbourne on September 22, 2010:

Turn around the other way isn't 4 considered to be a lucky number by most western cultures.

And if you believe 4 is lucky then you'll be in for a treat in China as telephone numbers with 4's in them are the cheapest to buy, especially numbers with lots of 4's in them

Applies to car registration number plates too

Just another way to look at things

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on July 09, 2010:

You are very welcome lonelygirl28. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub and thanks for commenting!

lonelygirl28 from Baguio City, Philippines on July 09, 2010:

Thanks for the info..I will surely do what you have written.. I will tell my mom what your article is all about shes very fond of lotto..thanks again

EJ Travel from Shanghai, China on July 06, 2010:

Yeah, definitely I will do it! Actually there are instructions of every interesting places, not only Shanghai..

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on July 06, 2010:

I love the Maglev and will put that on my list also. I read about the one in China. We have nothing like that here in the USA.

Thanks for the information. Will you write a hub about the Maglev? It would be great! I am a follower and would certainly read it!

EJ Travel from Shanghai, China on July 05, 2010:

Sorry, I assumed that you are man before.. :(

Next time you should experenice the Maglev from Pudong airport to Longyang Road station in Shanghai, nearly 400KM/H speed, can you imagine it? In June 2008, one of my group with 60 students from US the kids experienced that and made them impressed. It's the fastest train in China so far.

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on July 05, 2010:

I am a big fan of Chinese culture (and feng shui too) - because it gives me a view of a world that is both modern but also ancient - with a lot of amazing history. I was in Beijing the year before the Olympics so the big thing was the explanation for why the Olympics was opening on a particular date - and then the ever popular number 9.

By the way, I am a nice old happy lady. Another thing I like about the Asian culture - the respect for elders.

My cousins were in Beijing last month for a week - then they took the high speed train to a port in China where they got on their cruise ship. My cousins were awed by it all. I didn't get a chance to ride the subway as they did - great photos.

Looking forward to some great hubs from China - there is so much you can write about.

EJ Travel from Shanghai, China on July 05, 2010:

PS? A wonderful hub! I hope you post this hub on my BBS of my site.. lol, you touched Chinese culture, and viewpoints are not from a traveler only..

EJ Travel from Shanghai, China on July 05, 2010:

Hi man, your tour guide didn't tell you 6 is also lucky number in China? :-) 6 in Chinese is "Liu", we have saying "Liu Liu Da Shun" in Chinese, that means make everything goes well, or make things successfully and without any problems. For example, I applied car nubmer, if the one including 8 I wanted is not available, then numbers including 6 is second better choice.

8 also means make your richer, to earn much money, all Chinese like it..

4 is unlucky number like 13 in western, like you said, 4 has same pronounce as "Death" in Chinese, all Chinese don't like it and always try to aviod it..

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on April 22, 2010:

Thank you so much Riviera Rose. Great to meet you too!

Riviera Rose from South of France on April 22, 2010:

Really enjoyed this hub - thank you!

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on March 21, 2010:

Wow! Amez - I'm glad to hear it. I've noticed that sometimes during the year a lot of number 8s will come out in the lottery. Usually, in June but I always forget about it. Hmmmm. Maybe this year I'll remember.

Thanks for your good luck input. I'm enjoying following your hubs and now I'm feeling lucky!

Amez from Houston, Texas on March 21, 2010:

A really Lucky No. for me I won 362.00 on the Pick three using 888 once. I have lived in several address'es with an 8 and I my sister was born on Aug 8th, so I think 8 is very lucky No. it comes up alot in the Lottry here, Maybe people playing pool might have a few negitive stories aboout it.

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on February 20, 2010:

I'm glad you found the hub interesting lctodd1947 and all before 9:15am! After I paid all my bills yesterday I had a balance of $8.88! Surely that is a sign of...something. I'm enjoying all that I learn from ancient cultures - but there is so much more to learn.

Thank you for commenting...and enjoying!

Linda Todd from Charleston on February 20, 2010:

Very interesting. I really did not know this. I have learned today already and it is only 9:15....Thank you. I will try to incorporate 8 in my work here on Hubpages and I will see if it helps...

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on February 05, 2010:

So far the 8 feels right for me. Hope you find one!

sonam on February 04, 2010:

i want to my lucky number

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on February 03, 2010:

Glad you came by Maita! I am fascinated by all things ancient. There is always an explanation.

prettydarkhorse from US on February 02, 2010:

nice explanation BK< , Maita

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on January 26, 2010:

It is nice to look at. Thanks for commenting. I'm enjoying your hubs by the way!

AllanChan from Singapore And UK on January 26, 2010:

Hahha.. It must be a chinese thingy... 8 "ba" sounds like "fa" = prosperous/get rich.

Other than that I suppose its the only number that is vertically and horizontally symmetrical.

Visually its very nice to look at.

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on January 05, 2010:

It may be true mrs L Craig but I don't know where you would advertise.

mrs L Craig on January 05, 2010:

I have a number plate WDO 888 and was told i could get a good sale for them on the asian market and wanted to know if this was true

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on January 05, 2010:

Glad you found the hub interesting princess-sisi. Thanks for commenting! I'll come visit you.

Hilda from Los Angeles, CA on January 04, 2010:

Hello this is very interesting, I enjoy different types of astrologies and numerologies. Happy New Years. Check out some of my hubs. God Bless You!

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on December 25, 2009:

Thanks for the compliment theherbivorehippi! It's great to be so open to learning because there truly is so much to learn - glad we have hub pages so we can share so much.

I was in a store yesterday and a man was told the number he wanted to play was sold out. I suppose it is smart!

Glad you wrote!

theherbivorehippi from Holly, MI on December 24, 2009:

This is an awesome hub! I love when I can actually learn something new. I had no idea there was a limit to how many people can play a lottery number. That's so crazy but I guess smart!

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on December 07, 2009:

I'm glad you found the hub interesting Madison22! There is so much happening in the world so I am glad when I can share information directly from the source!

Madison from NYC on December 07, 2009:

Mmm,Interesting article. I'm going to bookmark this one to reread. Thanks again for another good hub!

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on October 01, 2009:

I'm so happy for you PGa! Thanks for writing!

PGa on September 30, 2009:

Funnily enough 8 is my favorite number and it's also my birthday number. There's hope for me yet... thanks BkCreative. :)

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on September 23, 2009:

Thank you China-Tour-Guide! I had been reading about the lucky number 8 - and then to actually be in Beijing and hear the tour guide not only talk about it but explain it further - very interesting! I wonder how I can incorporate it more in my life!

China_Tour_Guide on September 22, 2009:

eight,is one of the best luck numbers in Chinese;

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on September 22, 2009:

You're very welcome Rubes!

Thanks for commenting!

Rubes from Somwhere up high on September 21, 2009:

Great Hub! Never knew about the number eight being lucky. Look at that. You learn something new every day. Thanks for the hub!

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on September 11, 2009:

So glad to meet you saroval!

It's interesting all the difference in our cultures - and the reasons for picking certain numbers. I wonder what things will finally bring us closer together. I do enjoy doing research - and traveling - I learned so much in China.

Thank you very much for writing!

sarovai on September 11, 2009:

Very interesting to know about number 8. As such in some part of the world 8 is not considered. Any how what supportive information you gave on number 8 really impressive and attracts me too.

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on September 11, 2009:

You're very welcome CharterJetService! Nice to meet you! And thanks for the compliment!

CharterJetService on September 10, 2009:

Great hub! I knew the number 8 was considered lucky but I was never really sure why. I also understood the connection with the Olympics. I however did not know the lottery facts. Keep the great hubs coming!

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on September 10, 2009:

Nice to meet you arun kuruvilla!

My birth number is 9. Glad you like the hub!

arun kuruvilla from Kottayam on September 10, 2009:

very much liked your hub

my birth number is 8...

thanks for sharing the inf.

BkCreative (author) from Brooklyn, New York City on September 10, 2009:

Thank you tim-tim! I love knowing about the number 8 and learning more about China - and actually spending time there. So much we can learn from our elder civilizations. While, I am not an expert, I know many people who are when it comes to numbers and they as we say 'have it all together' - they live what they speak.

So nice to meet you!

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