8-8 Couplet

  • 8-8 Couplet: When a triad is doubled, it is exalted, and the traits are emphasized or magnified.  With a ‘double 8’ something very powerful is persisting for a long time.  And it will not be denied – like the movement of the Earth’s continental plates.

DHARMIC: When a powerful social change is needed for the spiritual growth of everyone, the 8-8 couplet provides the power and longevity to get it done.  Examples of such amazing personal achievement are President James Madison, Louis XVI of France, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Johann von Goethe.    

KARMIC: Sadly, the three people leaders noted above suffered the same dreadful fate – assassination.  To willfully take anyone’s life is horrible.  But the 8-8 suggests killing for the sake of killing.  It also alludes to death from bombing.  Production killing, as is done in a meat packing plant, might escape karma, but such killing of humans, as was done during the holocaust brings equally powerful and long term karma as is denoted by the 8-8 couplet.

One other karmic physical activity would be ‘abusive sex’ which would include bondage, masochism, and other unnatural or painful acts.

PHRASES: The 8-8 couplet means ‘powerful transformation’ and includes ‘powerful manufacturing’, a ‘volcanic caldera’, a ‘meat packing plant’, even the ‘transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly’ is an example of a powerful transformation.