You guys I am SO excited about this… On Saturday, February 2nd will be the Fiesta de la Luz a Light Festival in the Palma Cathedral. Palma Cathedral's eastern rose window is the largest of Gothic design anywhere in the world and known as the Gothic eye, it is almost 14 meters in diameter with 24 triangles and 1236 glass pieces. On two days a year November 11th aka 11/11 and February 2nd (this is prior to and after the Winter Solstice), the positioning of the window allows morning sunlight to pass through the giant eastern window and form a reflection below its smaller western counterpart thus forming a figure 8 aka lemniscate or infinity symbol. It is the result of mathematical design from centuries ago which creates the appearance of the figure 8 being formed by the "double rosette" of the western window and the reflected eastern window. And so, from around 8 in the morning, the 8 is created, this represents a powerful union, that of the material and the spiritual worlds. I will be going live on Instagram to film this magical event so tune in @tarotgraph at 2 am Eastern Time to see it with me.
From a spiritual perspective, eight is the number of the initiate, it is the number linked with the power of resurrection and regeneration, symbolizing happiness and paradise regained. The infinity sign is within us, it is in the double helix of the strands of our DNA, a continuous chain of figures-of-eight. The band across the forehead of Egyptian pharaohs bore the image of a snake in the shape of figure eight. It was also the number of Thoth, the Egyptian god of the Laws and of wisdom and magic. You can find this symbol in the Tarot deck as well. The power of this symbol is truly limitless and healing.