F = 8
The fourth month is Aries, following Spring Equinox when
the Sun has crossed the equator in her yearly journey northward. This month was anciently
assigned the letter F, and the number 8, which is a number of increase, being 2 x 2 x 2.
The Sacred Year of many traditions begins at the Spring Equinox, the season in which the
strengthening Sun is celebrated as the April Fool, the Sacred Fool whose folly is yet a
higher form of Wisdom. F is the sound made by rushing air, by breath escaping
from the lips; "follem , follis" in
Latin means "bellows", "windbag". In the Tarot, The Fool ~ Atu 0 ~ is Zero, the
goose-egg, the Easter Egg that holds the potential of new life. While 8 turned on its side
is the symbol for infinity ~ the infinity of possibility which is contained within the egg
of Atu 0.