Number 8’s Life Path, Compatibility, & Destiny Meanings
Karma, reaping what is sown, assumption of power, financial success; these are the foundations for the numerology meanings of the enduring and eternal Number 8.
As the eighth of all numbers, 8’s symbolism is that of mind over matter. In the spiritual significance of numbers, Number 8 shows us that strength of will overcomes the material world and lives in perpetuity as our ‘will’ is synonymous with the soul.
Numerology 8 Table of Contents
- Life Path
- Destiny & Expression
- Heart’s Desire & Soul’s Calling
- Career Path
- Metaphysical Associations
- Return to all Numerology Meanings
Life Path Number 8
If you have 8 as your Life Path Number, it means that you are the “can do” person. You have a natural knack for making the people around you feel secure in your efforts. This is due in part to poise and self- assurance which walks hand-in-hand with speaking the truth to the best of your ability. The 8 can’t lie (oh they can try, but find themselves totally tongue-tied). Additionally, while 8 does have long-term relationships they are more cut and dry. If you’re a romantic, don’t expect hearts and flowers from the 8 personality cause you’ll get a vacuum.
On this life path one of the lessons the 8 must learn is being able to take advice. While their intention is good, if they put down a rule it’s supposed to be law. If others question them they can become quite stubborn and insistent to the point of hurting feelings. When the 8 overcomes this and learns negotiation, things go much more smoothly.
Another struggle for 8 in this life is an over-emphasized sense of caution. This means that sometimes they may miss opportunity by over-thinking it. When this happens, the 8 shrugs and says, “one door closed, another will open”. Oddly, in the 8’s life that’s exactly what manifests!
Numerology Personality of Number 8
Personality Traits: Drive, Ambition, Karma, Eternal Spirit
In Numerology, 8 represents what might be called the business of BUSINESS. This mystic number, more than any of the others, has an intense focus and drive for success and authority in their career. In this drive the 8 has to tread carefully as it is also the number of Karmic balance. In the 8’s effort to obtain, they must maintain ethics mindfully and not simply ladder climb Those who abuse their power or do anything to obtain their goal (regardless of the impact on others) will find Karma rebounding sure as a boomerang.
There are definite dualities in the life and symbolism of an 8. On one hand, you are a “material girl” and love those worldly things that some consider the gateway to all manner of other temptations. What they do not understand is that in the 8’s world money is simply a means to an end. It’s necessary for forward movement. As a result, 8 can even be reckless with money. One day they are rich beyond crazy dreams and the next rubbing pennies together. Nonetheless, 8 always seems to be able to pick themselves up, brush off, and keep going.
Some of the most recognizable meanings for the Number 8 in Numerology include drive, detail-orientation, and aptitude. 8 personalities are practical and goal-oriented.
Like the number 1, 8 can be quite a powerful leader who is well-spoken and tactful. Those qualities play a huge role in why the 8 is so good at business matters. 8 is not afraid to confront problems however, they do so with such diplomatic grace that the issue’s resolved before people even know what’s hit them.
It’s interesting to note that some seekers who know Numerology have gone so far as to legally change their names with the hope that 8 would lead them to fame and fortune. Sadly that intention starts off on a negative foot, often drawing the similarly negative attributes of 8 into the picture like self-indulgence, greed, and hostility. Light-workers advise that you work with the birth numbers you’re given as that is part of your soul and your life lessons.
We can look to global symbolism to further understand the 8s nature. It represents Christ consciousness, manifestation, cosmic order (Egypt), Matter, Rebirth, the Universe (China), the sun in splendor (Babylon), farsightedness (Pythagorean) and the path to Nirvana (Buddhist). It is no wonder that 8 has such a powerful impact on a person’s life, and the lives of everyone around them. That’s a lot of energy vibrating in one incarnation.
Number 8 As an Expression or Destiny Number
Those with a Destiny Number of 8 have strong wills and even greater drives for success. Your destiny in this incarnation is typically a bright one filled with prosperity and success. Even in times of struggle, like coal under pressure you become the diamond and move positively forward.
Sometimes the victorious energetic vibrations of 8 aren’t always tied to money, but rather power – perhaps in leading specific organizations that aren’t necessarily huge money makers.
All that success also has a darker twin.
Somehow, trouble follows you and seems to lurk at every corner. Part of this has to do with others’ jealousy of your attainments and some is just the Number 8’s nature – it’s often feast or famine.
Remember that you are like a cat – you’ll always land on your feet and can endure a lot to reach your goals. If you were a car, you’d have the best shock system in the universe.
Number 8 As a Heart’s Desire or Soul Number
The child born with a Soul Number Eight is often a bit of an odd bird that people don’t completely understand. These people can make what seems impossible HAPPEN, but they do so quietly (even secretly).
Eventually the introvert will come out of its shell temporarily and say “AH HA, look at what I’ve done!” and everyone around them will oooh and aaahh (literally). There’s no question that achievement is in this soul’s future.
The spirit of 8 is very dedicated. They will give 150% to anything to which they commit.
It’s hard for them to receive however, and that’s one of the karmic lessons of this incarnation.
The 8 can multitask but is ultimately happier focused on one project that they can turn into a masterpiece.
The wish of Soul Number 8?
That history remembers them fondly as a great scientist or politician or …. Well, you get the picture (and the bigger the picture, the happier they become).
When the 8 soul takes a darker Path, they become ruthless, putting new meaning in the word “extreme”. So long as the 8 stays in the Light they can be very generous, wise and discerning.
Numerology Compatibility of 8
With all the attention to business, 8s really need a relationship that keeps them from loosing touch with humanity. They do make excellent partners thanks to their truthfulness and consistency. If you show the 8 praise for his or her efforts, it improves the overall relationship and helps the 8 become more socialized. It also gives them a chance to let out emotions that they often hide from the world.
When the 8 has children they become the ultimate providers, sometimes to the extreme. Security and coziness are the keynotes here. If an 8 is having a downswing, they will worry greatly about their children. However, if the 8 has hit its financial stride they’ll enjoy parenting greatly.
In terms of leisure they enjoy challenging sports that push them to the limits of their abilities. Balancing this they also like simpler, quiet and contemplative challenges like Sudoku. Back on the home front, as an odd dichotomy the 8 loves new devices, especially those that save time (perhaps so they have more time for work). There may be a number of “honey do” lists for the 8 too – its another way to apply the positive energy of 8.
Numerology Number 8 & Career Path
As you might expect the career number is where 8 shines very brightly. While it may take 10 years or more for the 8 to reach a level of authority and success, once you’re there you’ll do well financially and earn the respect of those around you.
There are many good choices in job Paths for the 8 including medicine, banking, financial planning, legal services and broker. One caution for the 8 – remember that there is life after work. Leave your job at the office and break loose once in a while. Too much work makes for a very dull, and often lonely 8.
- Healing Crystals: Leopard Skin Jasper, Mookaite, Serpentine, Snowflake Obsidian
- Astrological: Saturn
- Zodiac: Leo
- Number 8 in the Tarot:
The classic Rider Waite tarot card deck depiction of a woman petting a lion symbolizes our ability to to channel our energies to turn any situation around. Rather than trying to ‘tame’ the lion by brute force, the maiden showers him with love. He responds in kind.
Above her head, an infinity symbol (the 8 turned on its side). This card speaks volumes to 8 personalities. When an 8 tames their passions and desires, it becomes strength. If you can “turn” 8, then there is little you cannot achieve.
This card and metaphysical number have little to do with physical strength but rather using the mind and will to transform our situations. A well-regulated 8 has the resolve of giants.