Madonna has never been one to shy away from expressing herself. For decades, women all over the world (myself included) have been inspired by her fearless expression. So what’s her secret for such lasting success when most celebrities enjoy the spotlight for a decade or two at best? Two little numbers in her birth date have paved the way for the Material Girl’s success right from the start: Double 8’s.
Madonna was born on August 16th, 1958. Here's her birth chart:
8 is the number of wisdom and independence but it is also confident, assertive leadership energy. When there are two 8’s present on a birth chart, you have what I like to call the “dare-devil” syndrome. 8 is also the most active Soul Plane number which makes it an emotionally expressive energy. Anyone with double 8’s seeks to express themselves for the feeling it gives them. It isn’t so much about gaining power or authority (although 8 energy can be materialistic and ambitious) as it is about the “high” of the shock and awe.
I have a friend with double 8’s whom I travel a great deal with and there’s never a dull moment while in her presence. Turn your back for a second and she’s talking to yet another random stranger and she never refuses a dare. It makes for very interesting travelling and she’s always my first pick for a travel buddy when I have to travel for work. I highly recommend that everyone acquire at least one friend with double 8’s in their birth date – it keeps life fresh and interesting!
There are two other secret ingredients in the recipe that made Madonna a success. First of all, she has the Arrow of Determination on her chart which is a highly ambitious and driven numerical combination. This Arrow is formed by joining the 1(number of verbal self-expression), the 5(freedom of expression, number of the heart) and the 9 (three-fold number of ambition, responsibility, idealism). This creates an unstoppable and dare I say pig-headed force to be reckoned with.
On top of that, she is also a 38/11 Life Theme Number (the sum of her birth date digits). There is that confident and assertive 8 yet again!
The 38/11 theme is a spiritually oriented incarnation meaning that their underlying drive is to help or guide others in some shape or form on the soul level. Her fascination with things like Kabbalah and Yoga are a result of the spiritual pull of her main essence as a 38/11.
However, because the 8 is present in the mix-up, 38/11’s often secretly long for success and achievement on a grand scale because the 8 tends to seek power and authority (aka control). The 38/11 is a highly expressive and creative path and thanks to the 8, they tend to get noticed for their expression - both positive and negative ways.
With not one, not two but THREE confident and bold 8’s in her numerical mix, Madge was destined for greatness in whatever direction she might have taken. It is safe to say that she will continue to leave her mark on the world for many more years to come.
Michelle Arbeau is an internationally known Intuitive Numerologist, author, lecturer and inspirational speaker. She travels frequently throughout North America sharing her knowledge of numbers and the spiritual plane in her workshops and seminars. Visit MichelleArbeau.com for more information.